Good morning. Today is the 248th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Sept. 4, 1902, was headlined, “Montauk Attacked by Naval Enemy.” Lest modern-day readers fret, however, U.S. Naval forces were merely engaging in “war games.”
Well-known people who were born today include singer-dancer Mitzi Gaynor (“South Pacific”), singer-actress Beyonce Knowles (“Dreamgirls”), former New York Met Mike Piazza, golfer Tom Watson and actor-comedian Damon Wayans (“In Living Color”).
Community Board 2, representing Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Boerum Hill, will hold its monthly economic development committee meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the Ingersoll Community Center, 177 Myrtle Ave. Sheila Somashekhar, zone coordinator for the New York City Housing Authority, will speak on the authority’s Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability program.