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Watchtower Sign Was Illegal, Buildings Department Says Heights Press file photo by Lore Croghan

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Cobble Hill Residents Fume Over Uncollected Compost Rotting in Heat

Sanitation Dept. Fails to Alert Residents of Pickup Changes By Scott Enman

Brooklyn Heights Press

Cobble Hill residents are talking trash. On a sultry day last week, Cobble Hill residents were heated to find their compost sitting on the curb, uncollected after sanitation workers left. The garbage men removed trash bags, but left the brown compost bins filled with dinner scraps and other organic waste. By 3 p.m., a stench began to emit from the containers as residents — unaware of any changes to their pickup schedule — left their bins out hoping the workers would return to remove the compost. In addition to the pungent smell, insects began to accumulate inside the bins, according to one peeved resident on Warren Street, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “New York’s Strongest,” as they are known, will apparently have a little less heavy lifting to do, according to one sanitation worker, who said the department decided to change its routine by picking up compost only on Fridays, rather than twice a week on Tuesdays also. “I was very surprised, if not shocked, to find out from one of the sanitation workers that the sanitation department was no longer picking up compost twice a week on garbage days,” the resident said. “I asked if he knew why, and he informed me that the department was losing money.” “I think the biggest problem is why was no one

informed that this change had taken place?” she added. “It’s now Thursday, and I’ve gotten no notification. Meanwhile, on hot humid days, everybody’s compost on my street is sitting out there.” On the DSNY Info app late last week, it still listed Tuesday as an “Organics” collection day and listed Tuesday, Aug. 7, as a pickup day. The garbage trucks dispatched last Tuesday were also not equipped to handle compost. Those that are have two separate sections in the back, while the ones earlier that week had only one general area for household trash. The sanitation worker, who did not provide his name, said the department initially started the compost program for economical reasons rather than ecological ones. “He said the idea behind the program to begin with was not as much to be environmentally friendly, but to make money,” the resident said. “There were not enough people composting as they originally planned for, so the department was losing money.” Even when sanitation workers do pick up compost, however, residents have complained about sanitation workers aimlessly throwing their compost into the garbage section. Earlier this year, residents in the neighborhood confronted a sanitation worker, who apologized and scooped their compost out of the garbage and into the natural waste side. “When they launched the program, we got so many

The Department of Sanitation’s app “DSNY Info” still listed Tuesdays as an organic recycling pickup day late last week and had Tuesday, Aug. 7 as the next collection day. mailings informing us of what was happening,” the resident said. “But it’s ridiculous that the Sanitation Department can’t let us know when they’re stopping something so the citizens can be informed and take steps not to have rotting compost sitting out in 90-degree humid weather.” DSNY published a press release announcing the change on its website on July 23, but failed to alert each household. The service change started last Monday and will affect residents in Community Board 6, which includes Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus and Park Slope. “From the start of the program, we have tested different service frequencies, along with different types of trucks, etc. to determine what provides the most efficient and effective service for all,” Dina Montes, press secretary of the Department of Sanitation, told the Brooklyn Heights Press. “Additionally, our research showed that most residents were participating in the organics collection program once per week, generally on their recycling collection day. ... Regarding mailers not received by residents and DSNY app issues: The Department is looking into the matter.”

INSET: A brown compost bin. Photo courtesy of Josephine Beckmann

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Watchtower Sign Was Illegal, Buildings Dept. Says This 2017 photo provides an up-close look at the now-departed Watchtower sign from the rooftop bar at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. Heights Press file photo by Lore Croghan

Legal Fight Begins Over Replacement of Famous Sign On Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Former Heights Headquarters By Lore Croghan

Brooklyn Heights Press

The famous Watchtower sign was illegal for its entire half-century existence. The Squibb sign that originally stood in its place was illegal, too. That’s the city Buildings Department’s stunning assertion — and its rationale for why it denied the owner of the former Jehovah’s Witnesses’ headquarters in Brooklyn Heights permission to replace the Watchtower sign atop 30 Columbia Heights. The property’s owner, Columbia Heights Associates, is appealing the city agency’s decision. Lawyers for the landlord and the Buildings Department duked it out at a city Board of Standards and Appeals hearing on Tuesday at Spector Hall in Lower Manhattan. As a consequence of this legal battle, the void in Brooklyn’s shoreline scenery that was created by the Watchtower sign’s removal will remain for at least three more months. The next Board of Standards and Appeals hearing concerning this issue won’t take place until Oct. 23.

‘Iconic Presence on the Brooklyn Skyline’

The red electric Watchtower sign had been “an iconic presence on the Brooklyn skyline,” attorney David Karnovsky of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP said during his testimony on behalf of Columbia Heights Associates. Workers removed the iconic Watchtower sign’s 15foot-tall letters in December and left standing a flashing electric sign that shows the time and temperature. Continued on page 4

The Watchtower sign is gone now from the old headquarters of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, which is the Heights Press photo by Lore Croghan gold-hued property that’s partly painted blue. Thursday, August 9, 2018 • Brooklyn Heights Press • 3

Watchtower Sign Was Illegal, Buildings Dept. Says This is a rendering of a possible replacement for the Watchtower sign, found on a fence outside 25-30 Columbia Heights.

Heights Press file photo by Lore Croghan

Continued from page 3 The Watchtower sign had been visible from Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan. The Jehovah’s Witnesses installed it in 1970, the year after buying 25-30 Columbia Heights from E.R. Squibb & Sons.

The Watchtower sign replaced a Squibb sign the pharmaceutical company had installed in 1961.

Did Squibb Get a Permit to Install Its Sign?

The key argument by Timothy McKernan, the Buildings Department’s assistant general counsel, is

that there’s no evidence Squibb obtained a permit to install its rooftop sign. To counter that argument, Karnovsky testified that the agency acknowledges the availability of old Buildings Department records is limited. Nevertheless, his team managed to find a 1961 Buildings Department ledger with a notation about an application to put a roof sign on top of 30 Columbia Heights. The estimated cost of erecting the sign was $20,000. A Buildings Department employee’s signature of approval appears in the ledger notation. Karnovsky’s team also found other documentation suggesting Squibb got a permit for sign construction. Concerning the current situation with the iconic Watchtower sign, McKernan said in his testimony that putting new sign letters on framework that was left atop 30 Columbia Heights would constitute a structural alteration — and that’s not permissible, he asserted. Karnovsky countered that an engineer’s study determined the framework is “a complete and viable structure” and the sign letters are not structural elements.

Jehovah’s Witnesses Moved Upstate After Headquarters Sale

Departed icon: This 2016 photo offers a glimpse of the Watchtower sign, which stood atop the former Heights Press file photo by Lore Croghan headquarters of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. 4 • Brooklyn Heights Press • Thursday, August 9, 2018

Columbia Heights Associates bought the five-building Watchtower headquarters complex for $340 million in 2016. The Jehovah’s Witnesses sold 25-30 Columbia Heights because they relocated their world headquarters to upstate Warwick, New York. Columbia Heights Associates is redeveloping the property, which is across the street from Brooklyn Bridge Park, into an office and retail complex called Panorama. Columbia Heights Associates is a joint venture made up of CIM Group and LIVWRK Holdings. Kushner Cos. initially was part of the joint venture, but sold its stake in the property to CIM Group this year. Jared Kushner headed Kushner Cos. until he stepped aside to serve as senior adviser to his father-in-law, President Donald Trump.

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Saturday Park Slope Summer Stroll Continues By John Alexander INBrooklyn

It was a very nice turnout as crowds gathered to walk along Fifth from 12th to 18th streets and enjoy a variety of activities along the way. While last week’s event ended early due to the weather, this week’s stroll, sponsored by the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District, was packed from beginning to end. Activities included bouncy rides for children at 12th and 13th streets. Crunch Gym demonstrated kickboxing for kids and there was yoga and stick aerobics for adults along streets lined with artificial turf. Also, the legendary Bubble Guy formed giant bubbles as he entertained crowds of kids. Highlights along the stroll route were the South Brooklyn Shakespeare Company’s performance of Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” and a display of vintage cars along Fifth Avenue. There was outdoor seating at select restaurants and live music. The Paprika Marching Band performed, clowns entertained kids by spinning plates, and checkers, chess and Jenga tables were set up. And in a show of community spirit, cops from the 78th Precinct played bean toss with the strollers. There were prizes for those who spun the wheel at the YMCA table and, all in all, it was a memorable stroll for everyone who attended. Upcoming events include the North Slope Stroll 1 on Aug. 11 from 5-9 p.m. with a salsa dance party and silent disco and the North Slope Stroll 2 on Aug. 18 from 5-8 p.m. featuring A stroller spins for prizes at the YMCA the Artichoke Pizza eating contest. table.

The South Brooklyn Shakespeare Company performs “The Winter’s Tale” at the Park Slope Stroll.

Strollers check out antique cars along Fifth Avenue.

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The Bubble Guy impresses a young girl at the stroll.

Streets are covered with artificial turf for yoga. A serious game of Jenga is played at the Park Slope Stroll. Clown B, Becca Bernard, entertains Julian Stromer. 2INB •• INBROOKLYN Section of Brooklyn Eagle/Heights Press/Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator/Brooklyn Record/Greenpoint Gazette • Week Gazette of August•9-15, 2INB INBROOKLYN——AASpecial Special Section of Brooklyn Daily Eagle/Heights Press/Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator/Brooklyn Record/Greenpoint Week2018 of August 9 - 15, 2018

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony Theatre for Kids and Families Opens in Park Slope welcoming Premier By John Alexander INBROOKLYN

Play Nice Theatre has begun its season of lighthearted musicals with positive, life-affirming messages about cooperation and kindness. And they’re looking for their July/August cast, musicians, and backstage helpers. Relocated from Manhattan, this all-volunteer company’s rehearsals and meetings reflect their mission and message by encouraging its mixed-generation cast and crew (ages 6 to 106) to interact socially and share stories of their own lives on and off stage. In a welcoming atmosphere, the experienced and new Play Nice actors and crew are encouraged to come early and linger after assigned rehearsal slots in order to get to know each other, help each other memorize their lines, do school homework and play games. Some may choose to help with scenery painting or prop-making. All ticket sales from main stage shows ($10 admission) is donated to local charities, a prime motivation for many participants who find it rewarding to help raise money for those less fortunate through donating their time and talent. According to theatre founder Rob Lester, the cast and crew are like a second family. “Working on a show with

friendly people is fun and satisfying,” he says. The Brooklyn Eagle stopped by the new location at 89 Fourth Avenue, five blocks from Barclays Center, where the two-act musical “The Three Little Pigs Buy a Brownstone in Brooklyn” is running on weekends (2 p.m. Saturdays, 3:30 p.m. Sundays, through July 1). The Eagle is mentioned prominently in the Brooklyn-centric script in Scene 6 and the newspaper is used as a prop as well. The show’s target audience is ages six and up, with plenty of humor adults will appreciate. “Two six-year-olds are among the actors, with the oldest member more than ten times their age, and the family idea is reflected literally: the cast includes two brothers who play two of the pigs; a mother and her son have a scene together as an older pig

and hedgehog; two actors are cousins,” we’re informed. Original lyrics are set to public domain melodies including old folk songs and classic children’s tunes. The show, which emphasizes “being a good neighbor,” plus patience, perseverance, and pig puns runs through July 1, will be followed by show after show, starting with the summer musical about kids and counselors at an unusual summer camp, titled “Not a Happy Camper.” The theatre welcomes audition appointments, visits, donations of costumes and supplies, and all inquiries throughout the year. Acting classes, puppet shows, concerts, one-day free workshops, variety shows, and special family events are planned and a fundraising concert on July 20. For more details, show times, tickets, and contact information, go to www.PlayNicePeople. com.

Ford to Bay Ridge.

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Photos are from the current production of “The 3 Little Pigs Buy a Brownstone in Brooklyn”

Photos by Jarrett Scott

Premier Ford Opens New Location On 86th Street in Bay Ridge

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Chalom said they could not have done it without the help from all the people at Ford Motor Company and Ford CredA festive ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Thurs- it. Other members of the Chalom family at the ribbon-cutday, July 19 to welcome Premier Ford of Bay Ridge to Bay Ridge. The extravagant event brought out elected officials, ting were Charles’s daughter Michelle, Joe’s wife Kim and Ford Motor Co. representatives and community leaders to their daughter Rebecca. Greg Thompson, regional manager for Ford Motor celebrate owner Charles Chalom and the Chalom family’s Company New York, called Charles Chalom the king of new dealership. In fact, this is the second Brooklyn Ford location the Brooklyn. “We all know the king of Queens, but now we Chalom family has acquired. Their original dealership is have the king of Brooklyn,” Thompson said. “Thirty-seven years ago we began our relationship with located on Kings Highway. Charles’s son, Joe Chalom, served as master of cere- Charlie,” he recalled. “What you have now in Brooklyn and monies welcoming guests to the new dealership. “Nobody Manhattan is pretty much the biggest market we have in ever foresaw this coming,” Chalom said. “It’s been quite a the country. And we don’t take that lightly. When we we’re journey to get here and it’s really remarkable to think that looking for someone to come to this location who could really execute, we thought of you. We are really excited we started in Brooklyn. “My father opened his first store in Flatbush and now about this store opening and look forward to working with he pretty much controls all of Brooklyn,” he went on. “It’s you for a long, long time,” Cabot Suggs, regional manager for Ford Credit in New very humbling to think that despite all the trials and tribulations we’ve gone through to get to this point, we are now York said, “The fact that we are here today is a really proud standing here today as the owners of Premier Ford of Bay moment for the Chalom family and for us as well.” State Sen. Marty Golden presented Chalom with a CerRidge.” tificate of Merit. Also attending were Fran Vella-Marrone representing Congressmember Dan Donovan and Michael Sheldon representing City Councilmember Justin Brannan. “It’s great to see so many people here on this eventful day,” Golden said. “I want to congratulate you on your success. This is a great avenue, and Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights are great places to have this type of business. As you can see, this area and Fourth Avenue are like the ‘row’ for selling and servicing vehicles in and around Brooklyn.” Golden was encouraged that were between 30 and 40 employees at Premier Ford with 70 to 80 projected employees when work is completed in the next few months. “That’s important for us in this community,” Golden added. “Not only can we have a great business and profitable business selling something that’s needed in our communities – good vehicles and a good service department – but also having good jobs for the people who Premier Ford’s Joe Chalom with Greg Thompson, re- live and raise their families here in Bay Ridge and Dyker gional manager for Ford Motor Company New York. Heights.” INBrooklyn

Premier Ford’s Joe Chalom with Cabot Suggs, regional manager for Ford Credit in New York.

Michelle Chalom, Kim Chalom, Joe Chalom and Charles Chalom holding grandaugther Rebecca.

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B’klyn DA: Low-Level Marijuana Prosecutions 91 Percent FACESDown BEHIND By Rob Abruzzese INBrooklyn

The mayor and the police commissioner announced in June that the city will have a new policy when it comes to marijuana arrests, but Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez has attempted to lead the way on the issue. His office announced on Friday that low-level marijuana prosecutions have dropped by more than 91 percent between January and June of this year. Gonzalez said that due to the success of the new policy the Brooklyn DA’s Office will continue to decline to prosecute most marijuana cases. “Aggressive enforcement and prosecution of personal possession and use of marijuana does not keep us safer, and the glaring racial disparities in who is and is not arrested have contributed to a sense among many in our communities that the system is unfair,” Gonzalez said. “This in turn contributes to a lack of trust in law enforcement, which makes us all less safe. “That is why, earlier this year, we expanded our existing non-prosecution policy to include smoking cases,” he continued. “That pilot policy proved to be effective in dramatically reducing the number of low-level marijuana cases processed in court, freeing resources and strengthening trust in the justice system. I intend to maintain thisTurkish approach and to• 1 (800) 874-8875 Airlines only prosecute the most egregious Turkish Airlines makes travel dreams come true. Now would be the perfect time to offenses,Beijing, whichChina will help fairness it has to offer. Turkish Airlines can take discover and ensure all the splendors and equal justice.” you to such sights as the Temple of Confucius,Brooklyn the 14thDistrict centuryAttorney temple Eric thatGonzalez’s boasts This change in policy is a response office to hasthe tried to adjust its marijuana incredible Far Eastern architecture and istodedicated Chinese philosopher! studies that show that of color are policy to account for studies that show much more likely to be arrested for mar- large racial discrepancies in police ijuana possession despite the fact that enforcement. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese white people are more likely to partake. One study conducted by the Police The DA’s Office pointed out on Reform Project found that We Organizing can even reach backseat multi-taskers people of color were 90 percent more Friday that it began to implement its pollikely to be busted for possession in icy before the city and the NYPD New York City from January to June of announced that it would make changes. It predicted that once NYPD implements this year. NYPD executives have insisted that its new protocols, the number of cases they are merely responding to calls of prosecuted will drop further. The DA acknowledged that past marcomplaints about marijuana as the reason certain neighborhoods are policed more ijuana cases, which would no longer be heavily than others. However, a report prosecuted under his new guidelines, published by Politico in March found no could still have consequences today. He explained that his Justice 2020 such correlation in the data. For instance, the predominantly Initiative is working on a new program Hispanic neighborhood of East Harlem for vacating and sealing some past received 304 marijuana complaints and marijuana convictions. had 683 arrests. Meanwhile, the predominantly white neighborhood of the Upper East Side had 123 complaints and only 63 arrests, according to To combat this racial disparity in Brooklyn, Gonzalez’s office has gradually expanded its policy of not prosecuting Effective campaigns for low-level cases to include peoplead smoking in public. LessDA’s than spend on coffee. The Brooklyn Office you still prosecutes marijuana cases that it considers a Contact us about seasonal promotions online and in print. threat to public safety, such as driving while smoking or when people are “creAsk a consultation: ating a genuine nuisance,” such asfor smoking on the subway or in a school yard QUEENS: where kids mayBROOKLYN: be exposed. It will also prosecute cases involving violent criminal activity.

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An Arab Story will be on exhibit at Gallery AWA through August 29th.

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Laugh Back will be on exhibit through August 19th at Smack Mellon.

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Industry City will host #Adulting on Thursday, August 9th.

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A rt POSITION MATTERS Curated by Saul Ostrow Participating Artists: Noël Dolla, Don Dudley, Michelle Grabner, Ivelisse Jiménez Russell Maltz, Raul Mourão + Marcos Chaves/ RM+MC Richard Nonas, Gustavo Prado, Sreshta Rit Premnath Jeanne Silverthorne, Adam Simon, Robert Yasuda. When: WednesdaysSundays through August11th, 11a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Minus Space (16 Main Street/ Suite A) DIFFERENT THINGS AROUND THE WORLD Different Things Around

the World is a collection of drawings that depict architecture both real and imagined in foreign and domestic locales. Lewis sources photographs that inspire her, using them as a launching point for her ideas. These sources range from photography books to magazines and local publications. She looks for images that grab her attention, irrespective of locale or source. When: Mondays-Fridays through August 14th, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Where: DUMBO/LAND Gallery (67 Front Street) 40TH ANNIVERSARY SUMMER SHOWS Color My World, 10 different large scale


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Grand Installations. Color, a National Juried Show. In The Groove an International Juried show of Album Cover Art Good Neighbors of Park Slope – The Art Group, an exhibition of artists 50 and older from Brooklyn communities. Summerscape, our Members Exhibition, in three parts: Showcasing artists’ body of work through life and art. Artists’ concepts of Summer and summer visions. And, the Auction Wall, of Member’s work, to be auctioned on the closing day, August 19th When: Saturdays-Sundays through August 19th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Red Hook/Brooklyn Waterfront Artists (499 Van Brunt Street) LAUGH BACK Curated by Lindsey O’Connor. Farah Al Qasimi , Natalie Baxter, Deborah Castillo, Kristina Davis, Dynasty Handbag, Jesse Harrod, Jen Liu, Rachel Mason, Jan Mun, Luis Mejico Madhini Nirmal, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Katherine Simóne Reynolds, Andréa Stanislav, Inner Course (Rya Kleinpeter + Tora López), Lady Parts Justice League’s Vagical Mystery Tour. When: Wednesdays – Sundays through August 19th, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth Street) SMALL WORKS 2018 Curated by Sharon Louden

When: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through August 22nd, 1:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Saturday 12 – 6 p.m. Where: Sunset Park/Trestle Gallery (850 Third Avenue) THE FUTURE HAS NO PRESENCE The works in this exhibition variably describe new edges to dance upon: a private chat with a lover, inside jokes, a respite from coarseness, the gift of sensuality, a paean for making, a dialogue with materials, cryptic narratives, asylum from and for the “haters and losers.” The artists in this exhibition trust themselves. And they trust you not to fall apart or otherwise fall off the edge. When: WednesdaysSundays through August 23rd, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Asphodel (20 Jay Street) WE ARE LIKE AIR An exhibition and public art project by Xyza Cruz Bacani. For appointments, please call: 315-382-7398 or 646-279-3969 When: By appointment only Where: Park Slope/Open Source Gallery (306 17th Street) BLOCK PARTY A group exhibition featuring works by Kenturah Davis, Kearra Gopee, Kahlil Robert Irving, Alex Jackson, Devin N. Morris, Kenny Rivero, Shikeith and Vaughn Spann, curated

by Project Space Director, Tess Sol Schwab. Taking inspiration from the numerous block parties that enliven our neighborhood in the summer, the exhibition takes a more critical look at the importance of these community gatherings. Not just a simple get together, block parties strengthen community ties and often function as a town hall to discuss larger issues affecting the neighborhood including violence, immigration, sexuality and race. When: TuesdaysSaturdays through August 25th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Prospect Park/ Jenkins Johnson Gallery (207 Ocean Avenue) AN ARAB STORY Megumi Yoshitake is a Japanese journalist photographer from Tokyo. Inspired by the tale of Lawrence of Arabia, she developed a strong interest and then a life passion for the life of Bedouins in Syrian desert. Since 1987, she has been visiting Syrian deserts every year and spent time with a Bedouin Family creating a collection of pictures depicting their lives over the period. When: Fridays-Sundays through August 29th, Fri & Sat;11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun: 12 – 5 p.m. Where: Greenpoint/Gallery AWA (61 Greenpoint Avenue #306) DREAM SEQUENCE During her residency at FiveMyles, Charmaine Bee will work on an installation that will culminate in an exhibition entitled "Dream Sequence". On August 19, the artist will discuss her work during a public event with artist and philosopher A.V. Ryan. When: Thursdays – Sundays through August 30th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where:Bushwick/ FiveMyles (558 St. John’s Place) DIALECTICS OF ENTANGLEMENT: DO WE EXIST TOGETHER? Judith Baca, Beverly Buchanan, Janet Olivia Henry, Senga Nengudi, Lydia Okumura, Howardena Pindell, Selena (Whitefeather) Persico, and Zarina.Aruna

D’Souza, Regina José Galindo, Che Gosse. When: WednesdaysSundays through September 2nd, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/A.I.R. Gallery (155 Plymouth Street) THERESA CHROMATI: POWER SOURCE Guyanese American multimedia artist Theresa Chromati will create an immersive, surreal world brought to life by videos, sound, sculpture, and a mural. In this installation, Chromati focuses on black women's energy a source of power that is often consumed without their consent and as a source that is often stretched until exhausted. Chromati molds bodacious legs as the soft sculpture foundation for a larger than life electrical outlet. Within this electrical outlet or "power source," is a montage of video works capturing encounters from her lived experiences and the way in which energy ebbs and flows. When: Tuesdays-Sundays through September 2nd, 10 a.m. 6 p.m.; Sunday: 12 – 6 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/BRIC House Hallway (647 Fulton Street) SELECTIONS FROM THE COLLAGE/MIXED MEDIA CLASS Instructor: Susan Newmark Fleminger. Work on view by: Amy Adam, Eileen Blank, Margie Bonfils, Van Brody, Helene Ebenstein, Nell Mermin, Wilbur Miller, Robert Rothstein, Alex Rowan-Hazlerigg, and Ronnie Wolfe. When: Daily through September 5th Where: Park Slope/Park Slope Armory YMCA (361 15th Street) CONEY ART WALLS The outdoor museum of street art curated by Joseph Sitt and Jeffrey Deitch. Coney Art Walls features works from renowned artists including Crash, Daze, Lee Quinones, Ron English and Miss Van, as well as Aiko, Alexis Diaz, Buff Monster, Chris Stain, D*Face, Eine, eL Seed, Ganzeer, Haze, How & Nosm, Icy & Sot, IRAK, CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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Jim Drain, John Ahearn, Kashink, Lady Pink, The London Police, Mark Bode, Mister Cartoon, Nina Chanel Abney, Nychos, Pose, RETNA, Shantell Martin, Sheryo & The Yok, Tats Cru, Skewville, and Tristan Eaton. When: Daily through September, 12 – 8 p.m. Where: Coney Island/3050 Stillwell Avenue CECILIA VICUNA: DISAPPEARED QUIPO For millennia, ancient peoples of the Andes created quipus— complex record-keeping devices, made of knotted cords, that served as an essential medium for reading and writing, registering and remembering. New York–based Chilean artist and poet Cecilia Vicuña has devoted a significant part of her artistic practice to studying, interpreting, and reactivating the quipus, which were banned by the Spanish during their colonization of South America. Drawing on her indigenous heritage, Vicuña channels this ancient, sensorial mode

of communication into immersive installations and participatory performances When: WednesdaysSundays through November 25th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Where: Crown Heights/ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway) UNDERGROUND HEROES: NEW YORK TRANSIT IN COMICS New York’s rich visual vernacular is a colorful setting for illustrated stories, so it comes as no surprise that our iconic transportation system plays a starring role in comics and graphic novels. Drawing on satirical cartoons, comic strips and comic books from the 19th through the 21st centuries, Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics is a raucous ride through New York’s transit system from a range of visual storytellers. The exhibit includes such luminaries as Winsor McCay, Will Eisner, Bill Griffith, Roz Chast, Ronald Wimberly and Julia Wertz whose

work demonstrates the influence that mass transit has on the stories that are irrevocably woven into the cultural fabric of New York City. When: Tuesdays-Sundays through January 6th, Mon-Fri 10 a.m. 4 p.m., Sat-Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Downtown Brooklyn/ NYC Transit Museum (99 Schermerhorn St) BROOKLYN: A NEW HOME, A NEW LIFE This exhibition features stories about historical Brooklynites: Harriet Judson, John Roebling, Nathan Handwerker, and Shirley Chisholm, as well as Ravi Ragbir, a contemporary immigration activist. The people featured are not all immigrants, but each represent a different lens into the story of American immigrants, and show, without a doubt, how Brooklyn has been shaped by the many international ties within its vibrant and varied communities. When: WednesdaysSundays through Spring 2019, 12 – 5 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Heights/

Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont Street) OCEAN WONDERS: SHARKS Explore the coral reef, wander through a shipwreck, and peer over the Hudson Canyon. More than 115 species including sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks, and loggerhead sea turtles live in this new exhibit. When: Daily through June 2019, Mon-Thur 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fri-Sun: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Where: Coney Island/New York Aquarium (602 Surf Avenue)

B ooks & Readings BOOK RELEASE: SHE BEGAT THIS Celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Lauryn Hill’s groundbreaking debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), with the release of author Joan Morgan’s new book She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which examines the artist’s musical and cultural legacy. Come early,

at 6 pm, for a booksigning with Morgan and a listening session including the album and videos it inspired. When: Thursday, August 9th, 7 p.m. Where: Crown Heights/ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway) GEORGIA CLARK: THE BUCKET LIST w/ Anneke Long, Isabelle Raphael & Dan Fox When: Thursday, August 9th, 7:30 p.m. Where: Cobble Hill/Books are Magic (225 Smith Street) BOOKS BENEATH THE BRIDGE- WORD BOOKSTORE The annual literature series returns to the Granite Prospect steps featuring 6 evenings curated by local, independent bookstores. Each program will include a reading, Q&A, and book signing with the authors. When: Monday, August 13th, 7 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park/Pier 1 SUMMER READING STORY TIME Join The Brooklyn Public

Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water. Brooklyn Heights children’s librarian will read stories from the library’s summer reading list, plus a whole lot more. The only thing more fun than a good storytime is one with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge. When: Wednesday, August 15th, 10:30 a.m. Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park/Pier 2

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makes discrete/specific ‘things.’ Most transmute into defined formal objects; shape, scale, light, color, materials, etc., all are manipulated as a way to bring the work alive in the presence of the viewer. When: Thursdays-Sundays through September 1st, 1 – 6 p.m. or by appt Where: Fort Greene/ FiveMyles (558 St. John’s Place)

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signings and small bites will follow. When: Thursday, August 9th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Where:Williamsburg/ Museum of Food and Drink (62 Bayard Street) WONTON & DUMPLINGS Love dumplings and eager to make them at home? Join this 2-hour dumpling extravaganza, where you’ll learn the basics of wrapping both Chinese dumplings and wontons as well as cooking and eating them. When: Friday, August 10th, 5:30 p.m. Where: Prospect Heights/ Brooklyn Brainery (190 Underhill Avenue)

AARP MEETING AARP will have it’s monthly meeting. Lunch will be served. When: Friday, August 10th, 12 p.m. Where: Bay Ridge/Bay Ridge Manor (476 76th Street) BETWEEN BLACK & WHITE FROM HERE TO THERE An aspect of Carl E. Hazlewood’s intriguing, on-going project UNSAYABLE. While many of the things he makes are ephemeral, they tend to respond to the light, space and surfaces where they are installed. Beside the painted/constructed environments he creates on occasion, Hazlewood

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS STOP ‘N’ SWAP Free community reuse event. Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something newto-you, free. You don’t have to bring something to take something. When: Sunday, August 12th, 12 – 3 p.m. Where: Flatbush/Brooklyn Commons (495 Flatbush Avenue) TEEN SUMMER GLASSBLOWING PROGRAM CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

Advertorial D.A.N.N.Y. Inc. to host Dare To Care Day for anti-bullying Maureen Fitzpatrick, mother of 13-year-Danny who committed suicide due to excessive bullying on August 11, 2016, has founded D.A.N.N.Y Inc., a non-profit organization to raise awareness to bullying and will be hosting another event in Danny’s name. On Saturday, August 18, D.A.N.N.Y. INC. will host Dare To Care Day, a charity softball/carnival event at Mid Island Babe Ruth League Ballfield, 1322 Travis Avenue in Staten Island, starting at 11 a.m. “It’s emotional for me because I created this for Danny to honor his life and the idea behind this foundation is to hopefully help educate people about bullying and suicide prevention, what bullying can do, and show people that bullying does affect a person to the point that they will be suicidal like it did to my son, and that it does happen more often than we think in this country,” said Fitzpatrick. “It’s more about raising awareness and promoting kindness. We all have to treat each other well, be respectful, take accountability, understand and be more empathetic to one another.” That idea, Fitzpatrick said, and the founding of D.A.N.N.Y Inc. is based on the “true essence of who Danny was” – a kind soul and an even brighter light. Donating Business from Kettle Black, Hobrah, Blue, Hard Rock N Sports Radio, Mid Island Babe Ruth League, Country Mouse, BeeForeverEvents, Blue, Beso.

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In the Hot Shop, students would learn the basic techniques and material capabilities such as gathering, blowing, and tool handling. On the last day of working in the hot shop, students will learn about furnace charging, followed by cold working techniques to complete their pieces created in the previous days. Ages 13-18 When: Monday, August 13th, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Where: Park Slope/ Brooklyn Glass (142 13th Street) DEATH CAFÉ Green-Wood is proud to host monthly gatherings of the Death Café here in our beautiful, modern chapel. Amy Cunningham, death educator and creator of the Brooklyn-based blog, invites participants to share their thoughts and feelings on death. It’s an opportunity for safe and open exchanges, without an agenda. Tea and light snacks are provided. When: Tuesday, August 14th, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Where: Greenwood/GreenWood Cemetery (500 25th

Street) EN PLEIN AIR: WALLABOUT BAY In this new series, come to be inspired by the Yard’s singular environment. Bring your art supplies and create onsite. This session will focus on Wallabout Bay. Ticket includes access to the Yard and a brief historical overview of the site. Artists are responsible for their own materials and supplies. Please note, the walk from BLDG 92 (check in location) to the East River is approximately 15 minutes. When: Wednesday, August 15th, 2 – 5 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Navy Yard/Bldg 92

F amily Fun SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL Hands-on drumming with Parents As Primary Teachers, Inc. Play folkloric rhythms from Cuba and West Africa. Build literacy skills while enjoying folktales. Apply math, science and visual arts concepts to make your own musical instruments. SPARK offers

registered semester-long classes featuring art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 6 years and their caregivers. When: Thursday, August 9th, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Where: DUMBO/Spark by Brooklyn Childrens Museum (1 John Street) FREE CAROUSEL RIDES Join Prospect Park Alliance every Thursday in August for free carousel rides in Prospect Park, at the Park's historic Carousel, funded by NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. When: Thursdays in August, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: Prospect Park SING-ALONG SHABBAT Experience Shabbat morning with singing, guitar, and musical prayer. Families with 0-5 year olds, siblings and caregivers participate in a playful setting and form friendships. Followed by challah and grape juice with the BRJC Community. When: Saturday, August 11th, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Where: Bay Ridge/Bay Ridge Jewish Center (405

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F ilm THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! Each film featured in That’s Entertainment! will offer viewers a peek behind the showbiz curtain. These four films, curated by BAMcinématek, follow love and laughter in 1920’s Hollywood, struggling actors trying to break into the film industry, a cartoon rabbit in WAY over his head, and teenagers looking for fame. This Tuesday: Singin’ in the Rain. When: Tuesday, August 14th, 6 p.m. Where: Downtown Brooklyn/300 Ashland (300 Ashland Avenue) MOVIES WITH A VIEW – WAYNES WORLD The evening begins with DJ Baby K and the short film Via, directed by Maria Constanza Ferreira and curated by BAMcinématek. Music starts at 6:00 PM, movie begins at sundown. Burgers, frites, crab cakes, pizza, ice cream, beer, and wine from Smorgasburg will be available all night long on the promenade. When: Thursday, August 9th, 6 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park/Pier 1 WOMEN AT WORK: RADICAL CREATIVITY The series kicks off August 10 with Kathleen Collins’ seminal Losing Ground (1982). One of the first films to explore relationships and sexuality from the perspective of a black female director, this revelatory comedic drama follows a philosophy professor (Seret Scott) and her artist husband (Bill Gunn) on a life-changing summer in upstate New York. Julie Dash’s short CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

HOROSCOPES August 9 - August 15, 2018 ♋ CANCER  Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, it is very easy to get wrapped up in the problems of others. But sometimes you have to let others work things out on their own. Offer advice if it is sought. ♌ LEO  Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, behind the big lionХs roar beats the heart of a pussy cat. Your sensitive side is bound to come through this week, when you may provide comfort to a person in need. ♍ VIRGO  Aug 24/Sept 22 What you show to the public may not be the true Virgo you keep close to yourself. Let a few intimate details sneak out, and you may be surprised at the reactions. ♎ LIBRA  Sept 23/Oct 23 This is a prime time to nurture business relationships that could push your employment career into a new direction, Libra. There are many possibilities at your disposal. ♏ SCORPIO  Oct 24/Nov 22 It can be difficult for your detailed-oriented self to draw the line at what to include in a task and what to leave out. You strive for perfection in all you do, Scorpio. ♐ SAGITTARIUS  Nov 23/Dec 21 You are wondering if you should play it safe or dance closer to the edge this week, Sagittarius. It may be because you are feeling trapped by routine. Change can be good. ♑ CAPRICORN  Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, you want to be there for all the people who may need your assistance. But avoid stretching yourself too thin so you can approach each situation energetically. ♒ AQUARIUS  Jan 21/Feb 18 Choose your battles, Aquarius. There are not enough hours in the day to be an activist for every cause. Only select the ones that you truly feel strongly about. ♓ PISCES  Feb 19/Mar 20 Try not to record every moment on social media, Pisces. ItХs good to leave an aura of mystery from time to time and enjoy the moments. ♈ ARIES  Mar 21/Apr 20 It can be challenging to silence your suspicious mind, Aries. Not everyone is trying to pull the wool over your eyes. Avoid gossip whenever possible, and youХll be fine. ♉ TAURUS  Apr 21/May 21 Wear your heart on your sleeve, Taurus. Doing so may endear you to others. It may seem like youХre putting all your cards on the table, but youХre showing youХre genuine. ♊ GEMINI  May 22/Jun 21 Toning things down is not necessarily your style, Gemini. But this week you may want to keep a few details to yourself. Maintain a low profile for the next few days.

This week’s birthdays:

AUGUST 5 Olivia Holt, Actress (21) AUGUST 6 Geri Halliwell, Singer (46) AUGUST 7 Charlize Theron, Actress (43) AUGUST 8 Shawn Mendes, Singer (20) AUGUST 9 Bill Skarsgard, Actor (28) AUGUST 10 Angie Harmon, Actress (46) AUGUST 11 Chris Hemsworth, Actor (35)

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MOVEMENT WORKSHOP Stop by caribBEING House Thursday evening and learn how to juk, wuk-up, and wine in this high-energy Caribbean movement workshop. When: Thursday, August 9th, 7 p.m. Where: Crown Heights/ Brooklyn Museum (Plaza on Eastern Parkway) CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE

dance film Four Women (1975) plays with Losing Ground. Saturday, August 11 highlights the work of Shirley Chisholm and Angela Davis through the eyes of director Shola Lynch with Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004) and Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012). Radical Creativity showcases three critically acclaimed features including Deniz Gamze Erguven’s Mustang (2015—Aug 12), a heartbreaking film following five, Turkish teen sisters’ coming-of-age in an oppressive Turkish home; Persepolis (2007, Satrapi & Paranaud—Aug 12), an animated fable chronicling a woman’s life (from age eight to 24) during Iran’s Islamic revolution; and Wim Wenders’ Pina (2011— Aug 12), an ecstatic tribute to choreographer Pina Bausch. When: Daily through August 16th, please check as movie times vary Where: Fort Greene/ BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Avenue)


Monitor Street) SMORGASBORG A range of cuisines from local and regional food purveyors. This highly regarded outdoor food market features 100 vendors offering packaged and prepared food and beverages. When: Sunday, August 12th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Prospect Park MINDFUL PINTS YOGA AND BEER Just like the title says, Mermaid Pilsner and some yoga. Every Monday this summer. When: Monday, August 13th, 5 – 8 p.m. Where: Brighton Beach/ Coney Island Brewery (1904 Surf Avenue)


THE DRUNK YOGA EXPERIENCE A 30-minute happy hour will kick off your party. The wine will be uncorked, listen to some music and mingle. The yoga teacher will then bring everyone to their mats for a 45-minute beginner-friendly yoga class with wine in-hand. Class will be structured for optimal safety and fun. A 15-minute “winedown” will conclude the event. Come laugh, feel yourself and find community. *Drunk Yoga is a 90-minute experience. Ticket price includes yoga class + two glasses of wine. BYO yoga mat. When: Thursday, August 9th, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Where: Bushwick/Our Wicked Lady Rooftop (153 Morgan Avenue) YOGA IN THE PARK Get moving in the Park this summer. Join Prospect Park Alliance,

Bend + Bloom Yogaand lululemon Brooklyn for free, community yoga classes in the beautiful Long Meadow. When: Thursday, August 9th, 7 p.m. Where: Prospect Park/ Long Meadow (18 East Drive) RETRO DANCE Dig out your sweatbands for retro dance hour with James. A heart-pumping, low-impact dance workout set to timeless classics. When: Friday, August 10th, 9 a.m. Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park/Pier 2 SEINING Discover the amazing biodiversity of the Hudson River Estuary as our staff and scientists use a seine net to humanely catch incredible creatures that live below the water’s surface. When: Saturday, August 11th, 2:30 – 4 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park/Pier 4 KAYAKING Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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MCGORLICK PARK FARMERS MARKET Expect to find fruits and vegetables, pastureraised meats and eggs, pickles, artisan breads and baked goods, Hudson Valley cheeses, and much more. Green Tree Textiles is at the farmers market each week to collect old clothing for recycling. Due to park construction the market will be along the Monitor Street side of the park this season. When: Sunday, July 22nd, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: Greenpoint/Down to Earth McGorlick Park Farmers Market (150

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All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. When: Saturday & Sunday, August 11th & 12th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park/Pier 2 YOGA In this class, students will explore their strength and flexibility through a flow series of postures that incorporates twists, balancing, and some inversion. We will exploring the body’s subtleties, celebrate and honor our connection to the natural world. Build your endurance through breath, deepen your stretches, and increase self-awareness. Bring your mat. When: Sunday, August 12th, 10 – 11 a.m. Where: Prospect Park/ Bartel Pritchard Square TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING A full body workout designed to strengthen and tone the upper and lower body using an assortment of fitness equipment. When: Wednesday, August 15th, 6 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Bridge

Park/Pier 6 WEDNESDAY NIGHT YOGA Tune up your work week with some outdoor Yoga . Join the Dodge YMCA and Downtown Brooklyn for free outdoor fitness When: Wednesday, August 15th, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Where: MetroTech/ Metrotech Commons (1 Metrotech Center) SUNSET SALSA WEDNESDAYS Local musician and Salsa aficionado, Willie Villegas, is hosting a new program that features live salsa music and dancing classes. The community can experience live salsa music, dancing and drink specials. Admission is free as well as the first drink. When: Wednesday, August 15th, 6 – 11 p.m. Where: Sunset Park/The Landing (220 36th Street)

N ightlife #ADULTING Michelle & Jordan welcome guests to break down the what, the how, the where and the

why #ADULTING is the puberty you opt into. When: Thursday, August 9th, 7 p.m. Where: Sunset Park/ Industry City (274 36th Street) DREAMLAND DISCO Every Friday Lola Star hosts a themed DJ roller disco party at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside. Each event showcases a new theme from 70s Glitter Rock to 80s Glam, as well as dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways and more. This Friday: 90’s Hip Hop. When: Friday, August 10th, 7:30 – 10 p.m. Where: Prospect Park/ Lefrak Center at Lakeside (171 East Drive) CRUEL SUMMER: 80S + 90S DANCE PARTY Pounding the pavement in a New York City summer can feel like Walkin’ On The Sun. But don’t go chasing Waterfalls, because we’ve got all the Ice, Ice Baby you’ll need at the skint’s annual 80s + 90s Cruel Summer dance party. Taking over both rooms of The Bell House with Good Vibrations of all kinds: 80s anthems

performed by kick-ass 10-piece cover band The Engagements, 90s hits spun by Party Like It’s 1999’s DJ Steve Reynolds, music video sing-alongs by SecretFormula, and 80s + 90s music videos from Music Video Time Machine. When: Friday, August 10th, 8 p.m. Where: Gowanus/The Bell House (149 7th Street) THE KILLING JOKE STAND UP COMEDY SHOW Hosted by two of NYC’s favorite comedians, Casey James Salengo and Scotland Green, this show features a unique mix of the top tier of NYC comedians and promising new talent. This Month’s Line Up: Graham Kay, Courtney Maginnis, Chris Daniels & more. When: Saturday, August 11th, 8 – 9:30 p.m. Where: Williamsburg/Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan Street)


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BAM R&B FESTIVAL Afternoons of jazz, soul, R&B, and some tap dancing. Now in its 24th year, the festival continues to feature music legends alongside groundbreaking emerging artists. This week: Marcus Miller When Thursday, August 9th, 12 – 2 p.m. Where: Metrotech Commons/1 Metrotech Center

Originally created as the Jazzy Jazz Festival, the festival was renamed the Dr. Mary Umolu Jazzy Jazz Festival in honor of Dr. Mary Umolu, a professor and chair of the department of Mass Communication, Creative and Performing Arts and Speech at Medgar Evers College. Dr. Umolu was committed to educating a new generation about the history of the only uniquely American art form created in the 20th century—Jazz—thus ensuring that the entire community heard the music. When: Friday, August 10th, 7:10 p.m. Where: Crown Heights/ Medgar Evers College (1638 Bedford Avenue) REUTER, WINGFIELD, MOTZER AND HIRLINGER An epic sonic guitar feast for your ears with Berlin touch guitarist/ composer Markus Reuter, London guitar giant Mark Wingfield, Philly guitar texturalist/ improviser Tim Motzer,

and drummer DOUG HIRLINGER. This concert joins together 3 of the most forward thinking improvising guitarists in the world today along with a rhythmatist & max-msp scientist for what will surely be an incredible atmospheric evening of interstellar music. When: Saturday, August 11th, 7 p.m. Where: Greenpoint/Arete Venue and Gallery (67 West Street) RARE & DIFFERENT TUNE: A TRIBUTE TO JERRY GARCIA Rare & Different Tune ft Kenny Brooks (RatDog), Jim Fleming The Electrix), Jeff pearlman (Wigjam), David Bryan DB&F), Noah Lehrman (Gratefully Yours) & More. AcoustcoElectric Jerry Garcia / Grateful Dead Jams & Harmonies. When: Monday, August 13th, 8 – 11 p.m. Where: Gowanus/Threes Brewing (333 Douglass Street)


BRIC CELEBRATE BROOKLYN Gary Clark Jr and Fiona Silver. When: Thursday, August 9th, 7:30 p.m. Where: Prospect Park/ Bandshell (141 Prospect Park West) LIVE AT THE ARCHWAYBRASIL SUMMERFEST A performance in association with Brasil Summerfest—a weeklong festival celebrating Brazil’s contemporary music and culture. When: Thursday, August 9th, 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/ The Archway (Water Street and Anchorage Place) JAZZY JAZZ FESTIVAL SUMMER 2018 – BRYAN CARROTT Week of August 9 - 15, 2018, 2018 • INBROOKLYN — A Special Section of Brooklyn Daily Eagle/Heights Press/Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator/Brooklyn Record/Greenpoint Gazette • 11INB


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A toast to summer in Brooklyn at a recent Summer Stroll.

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French-Fusion Restaurant and Wine Bar 652 5th Ave. at 19th St.347-916-1747

The Kings Beer Hall is one of our favorite places to enjoy an ice cold brew and some good eats. Our friend Levon makes sure the bar is open and ready to serve your favorite beer, and they have 30 on tap! Oh, and he also makes sure to stock one of our favorite papers at the KBH!!!

Damascus Bakery 56 Gold St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 855-1456 Damascus Bakery has a long, rich history of baking the finest bread in Brooklyn. It all started 85 years ago and owner Ed Mafoud is proud of his family’s three-generation legacy. He’ll be the first to tell you that Damascus Bakery’s history is just as flavorful as its pitas!

Café Chili 172 Court St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 260-0066

Dinner Tue-Sun Sunday Brunch

Café Chili has something uniquely delicious on its menu – Shrimp and Asparagus with Red Peppers in Peanut Sauce. It’s colorful, inviting and a treat for the taste buds!!!

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D’Amico Coffee Roasters 309 Court St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 (347) 294-4740) New York State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon likes to hear from members of the community, and that’s why she hosted “Java with Jo Anne” at D’Amico Coffee on Court Street. Attendees not only got to hear from the assemblymember, they also got to enjoy some of the best coffee in Brooklyn!

Lichee Nut 162 Montague St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 522-5564



We spotted two people dining at Lichee Nut on Montague St. They were enjoying the restaurant’s ambiance as well as selections from Lichee Nut’s extensive menu including its unique poultry, pork, beef and seafood entrees, such as Sa Cha Beef and Shredded Chicken with Garlic!

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Nanatori 162 Montague St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 522-5555

Tambour Wine Bar 652 Fifth Ave. at 19th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215

Nanatori on Montague has an incredible staff waiting to serve you. Whether you’re craving a Godzilla Entrée (California roll, eel avocado roll and spicy tuna roll) or a Sushi and Sashimi Combo Entrée, they always happily take care of you at Nanatori!

Tambour Wine Bar and Restaurant is not only one of the finest wine bars in Brooklyn, but it also offers classes teaching kids how to cook from Tambour’s top chefs. The classes are free and the kids seem to love it!!!

Russ Pizza 745 Manhattan Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11222 (718) 383-9463 When you stop by Russ Pizza you might be lucky enough to find Sal behind the counter ready to serve you some of the best pizza in Brooklyn. And check out the pies listing the time cooked, initial temperature and discard time, always guaranteeing the freshest slices in town. Oh and you might pick up a copy of the Greenpoint Gazette from Sal!

Taheni Mediterranean Grill 224 Fourth Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 522-2083 Taheni Grill is run by family members who love all things Mediterranean. Brothers Malek and Anas Deib have brought the flavors and spices of Jordan to Park Slope. Their Middle Eastern cuisine is among the finest in Brooklyn and they only use the freshest homegrown ingredients in their food!

That Latin Spot 7204 Third Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11209 (718) 333-5090 If you’re looking to enjoy some incredible Latin cuisine, beverages and good music, then That Latin Spot is the place to go. It’s been earning rave reviews for its food and service, and has become a welcome new addition to the Bay Ridge community. Make sure you drop by for the Live Latin Saturday Salsa Band, which certainly draws a crowd! Week of August 9 - 15, 2018, 2018 • INBROOKLYN — A Special Section of Brooklyn Daily Eagle/Heights Press/Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator/Brooklyn Record/Greenpoint Gazette • 15INB

Brooklyn Bavarian Biergarten is the Place to Go This Summer BY JOHN ALEXANDER JALEXANDER@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM


hen the Brooklyn Bavarian Biergarten first opened, there was great anticipation that it would be a unique new addition to the borough’s summer landscape. After all, it was the brainchild of the folks behind the Grand Prospect Hall, one of the finest event venues in Brooklyn.

Well, it did not disappoint! The Bavarian Biergarten caught on quickly and has become a staple in the neighborhood. It’s open rain or shine on weekends and there’s a large selection of imported beers to help wash down the delicious traditional German and American cuisine. And that’s not all, the venue also serves

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some remarkable wines. side dishes like Spatzle and German Most of all, the Bier- Potato Pancakes, not to mention a garten is a refreshing fabulous Wiener Schnitzel entrée. Oh, new oasis where and in case you were wondering, the friends can meet for an German chocolate cake is amazing! ice cold Hofbrau and a The Biergarten’s ad copy calls it an Bratwurst, Knackwurst “urban oasis” and a “lush paradise,” (Courtesy of Brooklyn or Weisswurst sandwich. and it couldn’t be more accurate. It Bavarian truly is an oasis within the heart of Biergarten) It also offers a delicious sampler platter of Wurst Park Slope. sausage varieties for those who can’t The green trees and seasonal flowers decide what they want. surrounding the calming water founIn addition, the Biergarten also has a tain make it the perfect spot to spend selection of hot Bavarian pretzels, light time with friends in one of Brooklyn’s and easy salads, and a host of Bavarian most unique and appealing settings.

Welcome to the Brooklyn Bavarian Biergarten

RAIN OR SHINE, WE’RE OPEN! • OUTDOO OUTDOOR LUSH TREE-FILLED GARDEN • INDOOR WINTER GARDEN Inspired by the Grand Prospect Hall’s historic Bavarian roots, the Brooklyn Bavarian Biergarten makes beer lovers “dreams come true” with a collection of German and New York brews, winery varietals, and traditional German Cuisine and American specialties • No smoking in the garden • Please reserve for 7+ guests •Some p parking ng available


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Come See Tiny Streets Near Bay Ridge’s 69th Street Pier ABOVE: This is Madeline Court, a Bay Ridge cul-de-sac with Tudor rowhouses. See next page. INBrooklyn photo by Lore Croghan

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Come See Tiny Streets Near Bay Ridge’s 69th Street Pier By Lore Croghan INBrooklyn

Everybody in Bay Ridge loves the 69th Street Pier, with its excellent views of Lower Manhattan skyscrapers and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Now that the NYC Ferry stops at the pier, it's especially popular. When you visit the American Veterans Memorial Pier, as it's officially called, there's an interesting walk to take afterwards. Head up 69th Street — or Bay Ridge Avenue, which is what the street signs say. You'll find several singleblock streets, all picturesque and peaceful. Start at Madeline Court, the street that's furthest from the pier. This cul-de-sac is on the block between Ridge Boulevard and Third Avenue. To find Madeline Court's entrance, walk up the avenue and around the corner to 68th Street. Madeline Court is lined with red-brick Tudor-style rowhouses built in the 1940s. They are decorated with timber and have slate roofs. To give you an idea of what the homes are worth, last year 6821 Madeline Court sold for $890,000, city Finance Department records show.

Here’s a close-up look at Madeline Court rowhouses near the corner of 68th Street.

Come See Cul-de-Sacs by the Bay Ridge Shoreline By Lore Croghan INBrooklyn

INBrooklyn photos by Lore Croghan

In about 10 seconds you'll see two brick houses with a short staircase between them. The stairs lead to a landscaped central garden with walkways on either side. This pedestrianonly cul-de-sac is called Colonial Gardens. It's secluded and very nifty. The house at 10 Colonial Gardens is for sale at an asking price of $1.165 million, a posting by listing agent Anthony Mussolino of Ben Bay Realty says. It's got three bedrooms and a garage. The last time this house changed hands, which was 2011, it sold for $650,000, Finance Department records indicate. On one side of the entrance to Colonial Gardens, a standalone house whose address is 8915 Narrows Ave. is under renovation by new owners. They bought the house for $1.43 million in December, Finance Department records show. • If you step over to Shore Road — which runs into Narrows Avenue right beside Colonial Gardens — and walk until you cross 86th Street, you will find Shore Road Lane. It's a paved cul-de-sac that runs beside Fort Hamilton High School. There's a handful of big, beautiful suburban houses on the lane.

You can live by the shoreline AND have a Tudor house with cobblestones outside your front door. That's a dreamy combo, as far as we're concerned. We're talking about Shore Court, a Bay Ridge cul-de-sac off 89th Street. It's oh-so-close to Shore Road, with its views of New York Harbor. And Shore Court is one of the only streets in the neighborhood that is paved with Belgian blocks, as cobblestones are officially called. The semi-detached houses on this dandy dead-end street are half-stucco, half-brick, with timber decorations and steep roofs. This time of year, roses are growing in many of the front gardens. To give you an idea of what the houses are worth, 8902 Shore Court sold for $1.11 million in October, city Finance Department records show. The house has a large side yard because it's on a corner lot. As an indication of how prices have appreciated over the years, 8924 Shore Court sold for $869,000 in 2009, Finance Department records show. Two other mini-streets nearby also hug the shoreline: * When you leave Shore Court, walk down 89th Street to Narrows Avenue and turn south. ABOVE: Welcome to Shore Court, one of Bay Ridge's most beautiful cul-de-sacs.

A fine summer sky brightens this view of the terrific Tudors on Bay Cliff Terrace.

Cobblestones on Bay Ridge Place

After you see Madeline Court, walk back to 69th Street — aka Bay Ridge Avenue — to find the entrance to Bay Ridge Place. It, too, is located between Ridge Boulevard and Third Avenue. There are cobblestones on Bay Ridge Place — and creamy-hued, barrel-shaped rowhouses that are a century old. It's a full-block street, not a dead-end, that runs from 69th Street to Ovington Avenue. You should also see three other tiny streets near the 69th Street Pier: • Bay Cliff Terrace is a dead-end street with its sole entrance on 68th Street on the block between Ridge Boulevard and Colonial Road. It is lined with terrific brick Tudor rowhouses, some with colorful decorative accents. • On the block between Colonial Road and Narrows Avenue, there's a single-block street called Bliss Terrace. It runs between 68th Street — which serves as a border of Owl's Head Park at this point — and 69th Street. The park was originally industrialist Eliphalet W. Bliss's estate. He bequeathed the property to the city. Bliss Terrace is named after him. Many of the street's handsome brick rowhouses have lovely front gardens. To give you an idea of what the homes are worth, 6825 Bliss Terrace sold for $1.1 million in February 2017, Finance Department records indicate. And 6806 Bliss Terrace sold for $729,000 in a November 2015 estate sale, Finance Department records show. • Owls Head Court is located between Narrows Avenue and Shore Road, just a block away from the entrance to the 69th Street Pier. That's not a typo. The city Buildings Department and Finance Department do not use an apostrophe in the word “Owls” when referring to this street. Owls Head Court, which is lined with small, low-rise brick apartment buildings, runs between the 68th Street border of Owl's Head Park and 69th Street.

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The handsome house in the foreground of this photo is 6655 Sedgwick Place.

The nifty old-fashioned house in the foreground is 6660 Sedgwick Place. By Lore Croghan INBrooklyn

Up at the northern edge of Bay Ridge, two single-block streets that stand side by side bear the names of distinguished area residents of the 19th century. They are Bergen Place and Sedgwick Place, which both run between 67th Street and Wakeman Place on the block between Ridge Boulevard and Colonial Road.

Come See Victorian Houses on Bergen Place and Sedgwick Place

Bergen Place is named after Teunis Bergen, according to the helpful book “Brooklyn by Name” by Leonard Benardo and Jennifer Weiss. Bergen, who lived from 1806 to 1881, was a farmer and surveyor who served one term in the United States Congress from 1865 to 1867. Before that, his varied political and civic responsibilities had included the position of supervisor of the town of New Utrecht, of which Bay Ridge was a part. Back in those days, Bay Ridge was called Yellow Hook — a name that lost its appeal because of yellow fever epidemics. While Bergen was New Utrecht's town supervisor, he presided over an 1853 meeting where a resolution to change Yellow Hook's name to Bay Ridge was passed, Ted General notes in a comment posted on the website Hey Ridge. A Hey Ridge story about Bergen says he co-founded the Long Island Historical Society, which today is known as the Brooklyn Historical Society. Bergen is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery.

Million-Dollar Homes on a Peaceful Street

Long may it wave — at 6663 Sedgwick Place.

Bergen Place is charming and peaceful, with a mix of homes constructed during different eras. Our favorite property on the street is a gigantic, fenced-in Victorian mansion on the corner of Wakeman Place that's divided down the middle into two homes. Window bays on each home have pointy roofs that look like witches' hats. The home that's closer to Wakeman Place is 6635 Bergen Place. The home that's further away is 6637 Bergen Place. Another picturesque, old-fashioned house stands on a hill and has a graceful lawn with terrific trees. Its address is 6640 Bergen Place. To give you an idea of what properties on this street are worth, city Finance Department records indicate that 6641 Bergen Place sold for $1.365 million in April.

A Shout-Out to Theodore Sedgwick

This eye-pleasing Victorian property is divided into two homes, whose addresses are 6635 Bergen Place at left and 6637 Bergen INBrooklyn photos by Lore Croghan Place at right.

Sedgwick Place is named after a family of area landowners, among them Theodore Sedgwick, who was a co-founder of Bay Ridge's Christ Church in the 1850s, the book “Brooklyn by Name” says. We're especially charmed by two big, eye-catching old homes that stand side by side on sloping lawns in the middle of the block. One of them is mustard-yellow 6655 Sedgwick Place, which has a wrap-around porch. A historic note: A deed we found on the Finance Department's website describes this property as having belonged to the estate of Theodore Sedgwick and having been sold in 1887 so the proceeds could be distributed to his heirs. The other house stands next door at 6663 Sedgwick Place. It's a classic Victorian, and has a turret with a witches' hat roof. A deed in the Finance Department's online records also identifies this property as having been included in Sedgwick's 1887 estate sale.

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FAITH IN BROOKLYN From the Brooklyn Eagle Of August 16, 1909

Thunderstorm Bolsters Mood of Praising God Through Song

New Assumption Church Building Is Dedicated

Paul Richard Olson accompanies on piano as the Rev. Dr. Allen Robinson, the new rector of Grace Church, leads the group in a variety of his favorite hymns. INBrooklyn photo by Francesca N. Tate

The Brooklyn Eagle published a section on the dedication of the new Church of the Assumption on Cranberry St. The Roman Catholic parish had been founded in 1842. The Brooklyn Eagle reported the dedication of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, which took place on the parish’s patronal feast day of Aug. 15. The Assumption commemorates a Mystery of the Catholic Church (and of the Rosary) that the body of the Virgin Mary—mother of Jesus—was deemed too holy to decay and was carried into heaven. Brooklyn Diocesan Bishop Charles Edward McDonnell, who had laid the foundation of the church the previous December, presided at the dedication High Mass, with the Rev. J.F. Mealia as celebrant. “The dedicatory sermon was delivered by the Rev. William T. McGuirl, who paid a high tribute to the successful efforts of the pastor of the church, the Rev. Dr. William J. Donaldson. The interior decorations are light, with the exception of the woodwork, which is of dark oak. The walls are decorated in light colors, with gold bands. The sanctuary rail is of white and gold, and the large altar is of white marble. The organ is already in place in the loft at the entrance of the edifice. All of the windows are of stained glass and were made in Germany from special designs. The exterior of the church is of light pressed brick, terra cotta trimmings and of Italian Renaissance style. There are towers at either side of the entrance rising to a height of 124 feet. The church has a frontage of 66 feet and is 446 feet in depth. The seating capacity is one thousand. The basement, formerly used for worship, will now be utilized as a parish hall. Erected in connection with the church is a parish house for the accommodation of the clergy, and a parochial school will be ready soon. After the dedication exercises, clergymen and others taking active part in the ceremonies were the guests of the pastor of the church at dinner in the Hotel St. George. Solemn vespers were sung in the evening at half-past seven o’clock. The Rev. Edward McCue, rector at St. Joseph’s Church, Kensington, NY, officiated.”

By Francesca Norsen Tate Religion Editor

Lord of all Creation — 2. Thor, the Norse god of thunder and lightning — 1. Over the millennia, a wealth of songs and melodies have been created, in all kinds of situations, to praise God. On Tuesday night, August 7, a group of robust hymn-lovers from several Brooklyn congregations could be heard singing David N. Johnson’s danceable “Earth and All Stars,” while an electrical storm raged outdoors. The evening’s presenter, the Rev. Dr. Allen Robinson, rector of Grace Church, even led the group in singing the beloved Christmas carol, “O Come All Ye Faithful”—perhaps as a way to cool down during the latest heat wave. The August Tuesday Hymn Sing series, which became a tradition in 2004, explores the wide treasury of hymnody from the Episcopal/Anglican tradition

as well as spirituals and new works. Next week’s presenter (Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m.) is Pam McAllister, a church organist since age 15, music director of the Park Slope United Methodist Church, and a frequent participant in the popular Summer Sings at Grace Church Brooklyn Heights. McAllister currently blogs at “Ask Her About Hymn(s)” http://askherabouthymn. com. McAllister is a member of the Hymn Society of the United States and Canada and the American Guild of Organists-Brooklyn Chapter. She is also the author of nine published books (subjects include Shakespeare, Mark Twain, feminism, nonviolence and more). She has also written columns about sacred congregational song for two magazines: The Progressive Christian and The Hymn.

Pam McAllister, director of music at the Park Slope United Methodist Church, will be the presenter at next week’s community-wide August Hymn Sing, hosted at Grace Church-Brooklyn Heights. Photo courtesy of Pam McAllister

Several FPWA Scholarship Winners Hail From Brooklyn

Several of the 14 winners of this year’s FPWA scholarships are from Brooklyn or attend colleges in the borough.

Photo courtesy of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) presented 14 college students with a $2,000 scholarship at its 2018 College Scholarship awards breakfast held recently in Lower Manhattan. Several of this year’s recipients are Brooklynites—drawn from a pool of New York residents—who are in their junior and senior year of college, and were recommended for the scholarship by FPWA’s network of community-based member agencies. Students were selected for their individual abilities to excel despite challenging circumstances and have demonstrated a strong commitment to furthering their education. The Brooklyn winners include Megan Soto, Sarah Slater, Tiara Simons, Jermaine Meadows, Jermani Faulk and Noeimie Desir. Soto, a Brooklyn College senior, said, “My dream job in life is to become a speech pathologist down the line. Right now, I am a communications major and I want to be successful, and help

children and people who are struggling.” Soto was recommended for the scholarship by Goddard Riverside Community Center. Faulk, a senior at Binghamton University, said, “My education is the most important thing to me in my life right now...this scholarship will allow a kid out of East New York, who never knew he would be in college in the first place, to be the first in his family to obtain a bachelor’s degree.” A political science major, Faulk and Meadows, another first-generation college student and physical education major, were recommended for the scholarship by Cypress Hills LDC. The FPWA college scholarships are funded by the New York Times Neediest Cases. FPWA is an anti-poverty policy and advocacy organization committed to economic opportunity and upward mobility. It has had a prominent New York presence for nearly 100 years.

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28INB • INBROOKLYN — A Special Section of Brooklyn Daily Eagle/Heights Press/Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator/Brooklyn Record/Greenpoint Gazette • Week of August 9 - 15, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018 • Brooklyn Heights Press • 5

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Dozens of Airbnb apartment-share rentals can be found in Brooklyn Heights, including in this building on Montague Street. Heights Press photo by Mary Frost

Mayor de Blasio Signs Bill Affecting Thousands of NYC Airbnb Rentals 22,000 Airbnb Units Are Listed in Brooklyn By Mary Frost

Brooklyn Heights Press

From Montague Street to Columbia Heights, the Airbnb apartment-share website lists dozens of places to stay in Brooklyn Heights, and at prices cheaper than the nearby chain hotels. A traveler can book an entire four-bedroom apartment that sleeps 10 people for $145 a night, or a “trendy two-bedroom” for $100. Visitors can rent a “huge serene room” that sleeps four for $100 a night, or an entire garden apartment in a Brownstone for $185. During a price check on Monday, a room at the two closest traditional hotels, by comparison, cost $250 and $300 per night. Airbnb rentals are extremely popular across Brooklyn. There are 22,000 Airbnb listings in the borough, according to the company. These options may change in six months, however, as on Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Intro No. 981 — a bill requiring Airbnb and other online rental platforms to disclose the names and addresses of their hosts, or face large fines. The purpose of the bill, passed unanimously by the City Council on July 18, is to ferret out landlords and tenants who illegally rent out their apartments to

tourists. Numerous housing and community advocacy organizations — including New York Communities for Change and the Metropolitan Council on Housing — had pressed for its passage, saying companies like Airbnb have sucked affordable housing off the market, exacerbating the city’s housing crisis. “We’re going to go after the city’s most egregious operators,” said Manhattan Councilmember Carlina Rivera at the bill’s signing. “The bill will address one of the biggest crises in our city — affordable housing.” Airbnb, however, says the city is in cahoots with the hotel industry. “We are disappointed Mayor de Blasio chose to sign this hotel industry-backed bill instead of defending the needs of middle-class New Yorkers who rely on sharing their home to get by,” Josh Meltzer, head of Northeast Policy for Airbnb said in a statement on Monday. “While the mayor himself has said regular New Yorkers should not be the target of enforcement, many responsible homeowners are currently facing aggressive, unchecked policing, and are fearful of what will happen under this new legislation,” Meltzer said. He added that the company hopes to work with the mayor to create “common-sense regulations that finally distinguish these families from the few bad actors who

should feel the full force of the law.” New York state’s short-term rental rules prohibit people in a building with three or more units from renting out apartments for less than 30 days when the host is not present. Many of the Brooklyn apartments listed on Airbnb note that the landlord or tenant is not on site but is “easily contacted.” Up until now, however, enforcement of the law has been spotty, with most of the city’s efforts mainly going toward big violators — such as a Manhattan landlord who used Airbnb to illegally convert 26 rent-stabilized apartments into short-term rentals. With the new rule, even hosts in a building with only two apartments — such as a Brooklyn Heights brownstone — will be required to register with the city.

Fuzzy Rules?

New York state’s Multiple Dwelling Law prohibits the rental of unoccupied housing units in multi-unit (three or more) buildings in New York City for less than 30 days. Short-term rentals in one- and two-family homes are not prohibited under state law, nor is renting a room in an occupied apartment. While one- or two-family homes have been exempted under state law, the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement considers rentals in one- or two-family homes to be illegal if the owner is not present in the unit, creating uncertainty over what, exactly, is legal. Continued on page 8 Thursday, August 9, 2018 • Brooklyn Heights Press • 7

Mayor de Blasio Signs Bill Affecting Thousands of NYC Airbnb Rentals

Continued from page 7 Given the gray areas in the law and potentially “crippling fines,” hosts are nervous, Airbnb spokesperson Liz DeBold Fusco told the Brooklyn Heights Press on Monday.

Aggressive Enforcement

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Heights Press photo by Mary Frost

An organization called Share Better, which receives funding from the Hotel Association of New York City and the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, says it plans to spend more than $1 million this year to conduct Airbnb stings, according to the Wall Street Journal. When it finds an illegal rental, it turns the information over to the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement. De Blasio, interviewed by Errol Louis on “Live Inside City Hall,” said his Office of Special Enforcement has been a game changer “because they’ve been aggressive and they’ve sent a message that illegality will not be tolerated and we’re going to deepen those efforts.” De Blasio said the city needs the hosts’ data “because we have to protect people. Unfortunately … we’ve seen some unsafe conditions, we’ve seen situations where people who live in the same building don’t even know there are strangers in their building, there is a host of issues that are raised that we really have to come up with proper regulation on, and we can’t do that without data.” Fusco said the Airbnb just wants to see more clarity in the rules so hosts will know whether they are operating legally or not — something the new law does not address. “We’re considering our next steps,” she said.

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