Brooklyn Today: May 24, 2012

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Good morning. Today is the 145th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of May 24, 1897, featured an article about the 78th birthday of Britain’s Queen Victoria. The day, the article said, was celebrated with “the ringing of bells and salutes at military and naval stations.”

Well-known people who were born today include puppeteer Frank Oz, singer Patti LaBelle of the group LaBelle (“Lady Marmalade”), and singer-songwriter Bob Dylan (“Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Like a Rolling Stone,” “The Times They Are a-Changing’,” “Simple Twist of Fate”).

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Today at 6 p.m., the Be Proud Foundation and the Brighton Beach Business Improvement District will hold a joint meeting on neighborhood security at the Tsar Restaurant, 2007 Emmons Ave., Sheepshead Bay. Police officers from the 60th, 61st and 70th precinct will give presentations and answer questions from local businesspeople and community residents.

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Police have arrested a 45-year-old man in connection with an assault on two people inside a sneaker shop in East Flatbush. On Monday evening, police responded to a 911 at Rugged Sole at 298 Utica Ave. and discovered a 34-year-old man and a 12-year-old boy with gunshot wounds. The victims were taken to Kings County Hospital, where they were listed in stable condition.

According to, three women and a man, all from Brooklyn, are being held in Warsaw, N.Y., in connection with a series of recent Erie County store thefts. When their car was stopped for speeding, police found a large quantity of new merchandise, including jewelry, electronics and clothing, in bags with no store receipts. Police say the four went to a number of stores and made purchases with other people’s credit cards.

The New York Post says a group of Beastie Boys fans, using Facebook, have launched a drive to rename tiny Squibb Park in Brooklyn Heights for Adam “MCA” Yauch, the group’s founder, who died earlier this month. The tiny playground/park, which is closed most of the time, will eventually be attached to Brooklyn Bridge Park with a footbridge.

May 24, 2012 - 12:03am



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