🌱 A Diocese Detective + Brooklyn’s Whales + Saturday To-Dos

Hello again, friends! I’m back in your inbox this morning with your new edition of the Brooklyn Daily. Here are all the most important things to know about what’s happening in town, including…

  • The Diocese hires a detective
  • Major museum renovation
  • πŸ‹ Whales have come to Brooklyn

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🌧 Tropical Rainstorm Ian. High: 58 Low: 55.

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Here are the top stories today in Brooklyn:

1. The Brooklyn Diocese has hired a detective; a former member of the NYPD has been appointed by the Diocese to the Office of Child Protection. The Rev. Robert Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn, announced that Elizabeth Harris, a retired detective for the NYPD, will be filling the critical rolls of Victim Assistance Coordinator and 1722 Supervisor. Twelve of Harris’s 21 years with NYPD in Manhattan were served on the Child Abuse Squad, and Reverend Brennan hopes her extensive background with bring a unique breadth of experience to the Diocese roll.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

2. After a 10-year renovation, the Brooklyn Museum has finally unveiled the new Asian and Islamic Art Galleries. On Thursday, the museum hosted its annual Open House, this year a celebration of the renovation. The 20,000-square-foot galleries had not been renovated since the 1970s and were feeling quite antiquated before the $9 million up-do that took nearly a decade to complete. The new wings feature 700 objects and from the museums’ staggering 17,000-piece Asian and Islamic art collection. The renovation involved upgrading the lighting and climate control systems and a redesign of displays and labeling to better adhere to a modern audience.

Art Newspaper

3. A man was shot in the leg by police investigating a previous double-shooting in Bed-Stuy on Thursday night. In the earlier violent bout, two men were shot and taken to Kings County and Brooklyn University hospitals. Later that evening, around 9:30 pm, police shot and injured a potential suspect on Patchen Avenue, blocks from the earlier shooting on Broadway at Kosciuszko Street. Police see that the suspect fit the description of the earlier shooter, and when they engaged him, he fled on foot; police claim the man grabbed for something at his waist, at which point they shot him in the leg.


4. The whale population off the Brooklyn coast is rapidly growing, bringing boats of people out to seen them breach. Thanks to Brooklyn’s recent humpback arrivals, New York City is now a prime spot for whale-watching. Naturalist Mitchell Steinhardt thinks this marine arrival is due, in large part, to the fact that the Hudson River is getting cleaner, which is attracting more fish. β€œThey’re chasing the bait. Where the bait is, that’s where we’ll find them pretty much,” he said.

Spectrum News NY1

Today in Brooklyn:

  • Bar Mexico Fiesta in the Rockaways, Bar Marseille, Today @ 12 pm | Details
  • NYC Brewers Guild BLOCKTOBERFEST, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Today @ 1 pm | Details
  • “The Witch’s Feast”: Book Signing & Bake Sale, Catland, Today @ 1 pm | Details
  • Amenitee Tattoo Party β€” 237, 81 Prospect St., Today @ 4 pm | Details
  • Brooklyn Museum Free Admission Saturday, Today @ 5 pm | Details
  • CityFox: TRANSCEND Festival, The Brooklyn Mirage, Today @ 7 pm | Details

Brooklyn Buzz:

  • Nets are doing their annual Practice in the Park on Sunday, Oct. 9: “The free, open-to-the-public event begins at noon and will feature elevated entertainment throughout the afternoon to tip off the team’s celebration of 10 years in Brooklyn. This year’s Practice in the Park will include musical performances by Joey Bada $$ and Flipp Dinero and prior to the team’s practice, the Nets will host the first annual Brooklyn Park Classic presented by SeatGeek β€” a 5v5 game featuring notable celebrities and influencers β€” with teams coached by Nets legend Kerry Kittles and New York Liberty player DiDi Richards .” (NBA.com)
  • New York Film Festival celebrates 60: “In those six decades, the Lincoln Center festival has been arguably the premier American nexus of cinema, bringing together a teeming portrait of a movie year with films from around the globe, anticipated fall titles and restored classics.” (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
  • Cartooning through crisis: “Amini was the 22-year-old woman who died in the custody of Iran’s morality police. Sheykhi is a cartoonist who left Iran five years ago. Last week, after wrapping up a show in New York, she produced caricatures showing Amini’s hair choking Ebrahim Raisicthe president of Iran.” Read more at the link. (Subscription / The New York Times)

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Thanks for following along and staying informed! I’ll catch up with you bright and early tomorrow morning with your next update.

β€” Carlie Houser

About me: I’m a recent grad based in Brooklyn, NY. I love to write, run, read, and find new restaurants and venues around the city.

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