Brooklyn Today: February 9, 2012

Good morning. Today is the 40th day of the year. On this day in 1964, the Beatles first appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” the leading TV variety show at the time. The Beatles were new to America, but had been at the top of the U.K. charts for more than a year. British “Beatlemania” was heavily reported in the American press starting in November 1963, and Sullivan soon became interested in the group. An estimated 73 million people watched the show, making it the most-viewed U.S. TV program in history up to that time.
Well-known people who were born today include actress Mia Farrow (Rosemary’s Baby, Hannah and Her Sisters), baseball player Vladimir Guerrero, Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter Carole King (“I Feel the Earth Move,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “Up on the Roof”), basketball player Jameer Nelson, actor Joe Pesci (Raging Bull, Goodfellas, My Cousin Vinnie) and country singer Travis Tritt.
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This evening at 7 p.m., Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra will be playing the Brooklyn Museum. The 11-piece group from New Orleans blends jazz, gospel, soul, R&B and early rock. … This evening at 6:30 p.m. at P.S. 89, 265 Warwick St., East New York, the New York-Connecticut Sustainable Communities Consortium will host the sixth in a series of local town hall meetings. The event will stress planning for affordable housing, improved transportation access and more job opportunities.
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A homeless man has been arrested in the stabbing death of Keith Meyers, 44, of Gates Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant. On Jan. 29, Meyers was discovered lying down on the sidewalk at Lexington and Stuyvesant avenues with stab wounds to his chest and abdomen. Police yesterday arrested Tyquilla S. Brown, 35, and charged him with the crime.
According to the Cobble Hill Blog, a swing at the Long Island College Hospital playground on Henry and Amity streets has been broken for a year. The blog reports that young children often try to sit on it, throw tantrums when it doesn’t work, and their parents have to pull them off of it.
A branch of the patisserie/ restaurant Le Pain Quotidien (“The Daily Bread”) is moving into the space on Montague Street that until recently was occupied by Jennifer Convertible, according to McBrooklyn. Le Pain Quotidien’s all-organic menu focuses on pastries, open-faced sandwiches and salads.