The Day: Arrests in a Local Beating, the DNC at Barclays and Financial Planning

The yellow flowers blooming on forsythia bushes are helping bring color back into the nabe. (Photo by Francisco Daum)
The yellow flowers blooming on forsythia bushes help bring color back into the nabe. (Photo by Francisco Daum)

Good morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

Forecasters might expect today to be sunny and warm with temperatures in the mid 60s, but we’ll have to contend with a stiff northwest wind, according to the National Weather Service. With the weekend almost here, we wondered how you plan to enjoy the temperate spring weather, locals. Let us know in the comments.

Here’s more news to start your day:

  • Four men suspected of beating a gay Fort Greene resident in December were arrested this week, according to the New York Daily News. The attack, which is being investigated as a bias assault, happened as 22-year-old
Taj Patterson was walking home from a party. More than a dozen Orthodox Jewish men approached and began beating him, yelling anti-gay slurs, he told police. More arrests are expected as the NYPD’s hate crimes unit continues to investigate, the paper reports.
  • The 2016 Democratic National Convention could be hosted at the Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Paper reported. The plan, hatched by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office, is an obvious alternative to using the aging
Jacob Javits Convention Center and Madison Square Garden, a deputy to the mayor wrote in a letter to DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. What do you think about the political convention possibly coming to town?
  • Get the financial literacy you need to manage your money, improve your credit history and more at a Pratt Area Community Council information session tonight. Presenters Charrisse Smith, a financial credit counselor, and Albert Hinds, a financial services professional will start the discussion from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Teen Challenge Center, 444 Clinton Avenue. For more information call (718) 398-0750.