Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Good morning. Today is the 159th day of the year. Judging by the archives of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, concern about pollution isn’t new. The issue of June 7, 1902, reports on a protest by Greenpoint residents about “vast volumes of black smoke” coming from the nearby powerhouse of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company. Brooklyn Rapid Transit eventually became Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit, which in turn evolved into the BMT division of the city subway system.
Well-known people who were born today include actor Michael Cera, television personality Bear Grylls, singer Tom Jones (“It’s Not Unusual,” “Delilah”), actor Liam Neeson (“Ethan Frome,” “Kinsey,” “Schindler’s List”) and drummer-signer Bill Kreutzman of the Grateful Dead.
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This morning from 10 a.m.-noon, the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, will host a meeting called “Faith Communities Responding to Child Sexual Abuse.” Speakers will include representatives of the New York Board of Rabbis, the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, ILERA Counseling and Education Services, and more. ... This morning at 11 a.m. at the House of Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Ave., the Rev. Al Sharpton, the Rev. Herbert Daughtry and developer Bruce Ratner will hold a press conference to announce major gospel shows scheduled for the Barclays Center.