Good morning. Today is the 161st day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 10, 1901, ran a story about a “delirious” patient, “rapidly becoming insane,” who escaped from St. John’s Hospital in Bedford-Stuyvesant who smashed the wire screen over her window and ran screaming, “nearly naked,” onto Albany Avenue. She tripped and fell under a horse and was taken back to the hospital. Twenty minutes later, however, she escaped again. According to eyewitnesses, she may have been taken in by a nearby merchant.
Well-known people who were born today include lawyer F. Lee Bailey, former U.S. Senator John Edwards (D-North Carolina), author-journalist Jeff Greenfield, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Olympic figure skater Tara Lipinski.
As the day approaches when Brooklyn’s famed River Café reopens, sometime in late June, the saga of its rebirth is a testament to the man many call a “waterfront wizard” for the transformational role his restaurant has played in Brooklyn. … Full Article