Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Good morning. Today is the 158th day of the year. The June 6, 1901, issue of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, carried a story about Justice William Gaynor’s (later Mayor William Gaynor) ruling that the Brooklyn Heights Railroad Company, a trolley company, could legally charge 10 cents a ride. At the time, most of the city’s trolleys and elevated lines charged a fare of 5 cents, as would the subway system when it opened three years later.
Well-known people who were born today include actress Sandra Bernhard (“The King of Comedy”); Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children’s Defense Fund; Brooklyn-born actor-playwright Harvey Firestein (“Hairspray,” ‘Torch Song Trilogy”) and saxophone player Kenny G, originally Kenny Gorelick.
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Today at 6 p.m., the Health, Environment and Social Services Committee of Community Board 2 will meet at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, 121 DeKalb Ave. The meeting will include presentations by Verna Admu John, project coordinator for Partnership for a Healthy New York, and Sarah Wolf of the city’s Department for Health and Mental Hygiene. ... This evening at 6:30 p.m. at I.S. 303, 501 West Ave., Community Education Council 21 will honor District 21’s retiring teachers at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Jesse Mojica, executive director of the Department of Education’s Division of Family and Community Engagement, will be the guest speaker. District 21 represents southwest Brooklyn.