Brooklyn's Best Private Schools +Bagelfest + Always Get Your Goat

Good morning, Brooklyn! It’s Tuesday, Sept. 21.

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Welcome to the inaugural issue of what we hope will be your go-to source of all things NYC. Our aim with this newsletter is to get you as informed as possible as you start your day. You’ll find hyperlocal stories (our Patch specialty) and curated articles, too — covering events big, small and obscure —that provide the most in-depth and authentic flavor of the city that never sleeps!!

Your Headlines: Did you know that Brooklyn is home to six of New York City’s top private schools? See who excelled at education.

And… is that a goat in your car, or are you just happy to see us? Police were called to Rego Park to investigate “a possible crime.” Instead, they found a pair of goats in a car.

Finally, you can sample the city’s best bagels at this year’s Bagelfest Brooklyn. (Time Out New York)

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Now today’s weather: Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High: 75 Low: 72.

Here are the top stories today in Brooklyn:

  1. Here’s how you can help Brooklyn’s victims of Hurricane Ida. (The Tablet Catholic Newspaper)
  2. Are you curious how Brooklyn neighborhoods got their names? Here’s the 411. (Brooklyn Paper)
  3. The producer of “disaster” Brooklyn food festivals has been banned from doing more. (Law.com)
  4. 9 Contractors have been charged in a “brazen” kickback scheme, says the local DA. (NBC New York)
  5. See how Photoville on the Brooklyn waterfront is showcasing powerful art and great views. (AMNY)

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Today in Brooklyn:

  • PTA meeting in person at 610 Henry – Brooklyn New School-Ps 146 (The) (8:20 a.m.).
  • Boys Cross Country (Grand Prix #2) – James Madison High School (4 p.m.).
  • SLT Meeting @ – Origins High School (5:30 p.m.).
  • Welcome Back Family Potluck – PS 261 Philip Livingston (6 p.m.).
  • Six Colleges: Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore and Williams (8 p.m.).

Brooklyn Patch Notebook

  • Brooklyn Book Festival: “A huge congratulations to these authors for being long-listed for the National Book Awards! We’re thrilled to have them at the #BKBF this year! Don’t miss them and our other incredible panelists– just a few short weeks away. Sept 26 t…” (Facebook)
  • Brooklyn Arts Council: “On September 25 & 26, 2021, Danielle Russo Performance Project (DRPP) will premiere Final Notice, a free, outdoor performance series in Red Hook and Southside, Williamsburg coinciding with Climate Week NYC.” (Facebook)
  • Brooklyn Arts Council: “LUX is a live performance with a multimedia and live music component, an invitation to show up for an experimental meditative practice across time and space by Arantxa Araujo in collaboration with Nicolás Dumit.” (Facebook)
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation: “Join us tomorrow Tuesday September 21st at 2-3pm for our “Getting Ready for #BrooklynGives” webinar! Learn everything you need to know about #BrooklynGives2021, including how to register your organization for the big event.” (Facebook)
  • St. Francis College Brooklyn: “JOIN US TERRIERS as we continue an empowering celebration of Hispanic and LatinX American history, culture, and contribution.” (Instagram)

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Kevin Phinney

About me: Kevin Phinney has lived and worked as a writer and editor in Austin, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Seattle and New York City. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in El Paso. Phinney attended college in Austin. He has done television work as a reporter and commentator, and is a former host of a weekday drive-time radio show called “Kevin & Kevin in the Morning” on KGSR-FM (now known as Austin City Limits Radio). He is also the author of “Souled American, ” a book tracking race relations in America through music. It was published by BILLBOARD Books, and is often used in college classrooms across the country.

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