Brooklyn Today: June 13, 2012

Good morning. Today is the 165th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s issue of June 13, 1902, reported that the city was tearing up the tracks of an unused trolley line on Humboldt Street that had been operated by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company.  The line, in northern Brooklyn, had terminated at Penny Bridge, near the malodorous and ultra-polluted Newtown Creek. Even then, few people wanted to go there.

Well-known people who were born today include actor Malcolm McDowell (“A Clockwork Orange”), actor Richard Thomas (“The Waltons”), actress Ally Sheedy (“St. Elmo’s Fire,” “The Breakfast Club”) and U.N. Secretary Genral Ban Ki-Moon.

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As this paper has reported, the final auditions for the Brooklyn Nets’ all-new dance team will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg. In addition to announcing the dance team’s new roster, name and logo, the new off-season uniforms will also be revealed. ... The monthly general meeting of Community Board 2 will be held at 6 p.m. at Brown Memorial Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 52 Gates Ave. between Waverly and Washington streets.