Brooklyn Today: Monday, January 23, 2012

Good morning. Today is the 23rd day of the year. On this day in 1975, the comedy show “Barney Miller,” about a New York precinct captain, made its premiere. It starred Hal Linden as Miller, Abe Vigoda as Detective Phil Fish, Ron Glass as Detective Ron Harris and a host of others. The last episode aired in 1982.
Well-known people who were born today include Princess Caroline of Monaco, sportscaster and former football player Pat Haden, actress Mariska Hargitay (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) and singer-actress Chita Rivera (Kiss of the Spider Woman).
Tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the 78th Precinct, 65 Sixth Ave., the Environmental Protection/Public Safety Committee of Community Board 6 will hear a presentation by the Gowanus Canal Conservancy on the Sixth Street Green Corridor Project. This is a city-mandated pilot project to manage storm water discharge routes along Sixth Street. …

Today at 8 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 21 Sidney Place, Brooklyn Heights, St. Francis College will hold its winter commencement ceremony. The valedictorian for the event is Hadar Burger, an Israeli student with a double major in management and economics. Burger, a 4.0 student, interned at National Grid and at the New York Stock Exchange, and played on the women’s water polo team.
Today’s News
According to Crain’s New York Business, the board of trustees at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center is unlikely to heed a state panel recommendation that their hospital form a system with rival hospitals and give control to Brooklyn Hospital Center. The board’s stance, which puts the hospital at risk of losing millions of dollars in state aid, is all the more astonishing given that just last month the Wyckoff board hired a member of the state panel that made the recommendation, Ramon Rodriguez, as its president and chief executive.
According to Gothamist, a Brooklyn man was arrested Thursday night at the edgy Manhattan nightclub Le Bain for sexually assaulting a 23-year-old woman in one of its bathrooms. Police have charged Philip Manning, 34, with aggravated sexual assault and forcible touching. The bar is part of the Standard Hotel, which, according to Gothamist, “isn’t shy about selling itself as a sort of sexual adult playground.”
The Wall Street Journal says that more than a dozen Park Slope restaurants, including the well known Perch, Aunt Suzie’s and Uncle Moe’s, have shut down in recent months. Owners and business leaders say the reasons range from the still-fragile economy to changing tastes of customers. At the same time, however, new restaurants are coming in, including Bareburger (which serves organic beef), the newly reopened Ozzie’s Café and a second outpost for Dizzy’s Diner.
Sheepshead Bites reports that more than 100 members celebrated the final event of St. Mark Catholic Church parish’s 150th anniversary with an outdoor dedication of a newly-installed prayer garden. The Marian Prayer and Memorial Garden, located on Jerome Avenue between Ocean Avenue and East 19th Street, replaces a decades-old magnolia tree adjacent to the church. The garden features a hand-etched granite memorial depicting Mother Mary and the baby Jesus Christ.
January 23, 2012 - 9:57am



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