Good morning. Today is the 144th day of the year. Today, the Brooklyn Navy Yard is an industrial park, but back in 1902, it was a working naval yard, building ships for the U.S. Navy. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for May 23, 1902, reported that senior naval officers were looking for younger officers who were spreading rumors about the seaworthiness of the battleship Illinois. They were going all-out to investigate the source of the rumor.
Well-known people who were born today include actor Drew Carey, actress Joan Collins (“Dynasty”), former boxer Marvin Hagler and singer Jewel.
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Today from 5-8 p.m., the East Williamsburg Valley Industrial Development Corporation (EWVIDCO) is holding its 30th anniversary celebration at Brooklyn Bowl. In addition to drinks, dining and bowling, the group will honor Michael Rochford, executive director of the St. Nicholas Alliance, as well as several local firms. These firms are HG Stones, Amtec International, TwoSeven and Brooklyn Kitchen.
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A hit-and-run driver struck and killed a 33-year-old man on Monday night about 9 p.m. near the intersection of 72nd Street and Seventh Avenue in Bay Ridge. According to witnesses, the victim was crossing 72nd Street when a beige four-door sedan traveling south on Seventh Avenue hit him. Police identified him as Amjad Barakat, 33, of 1718 Ave. V. A police investigation is continuing.
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The New York Post reports that a 15-year-old boy was arrested and another is still being sought in Sunday’s blow-dart attack on three passers-by in Bath Beach. According to the Post, the two young perps fired the darts from a nearby rooftop. Several darts were found in the apartment of the first suspect, who told police that his friend had the blow gun. The three victims were treated at Coney Island Hospital and released.