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OUR WORLD IN PHOTOS BON VOYAGE — Author Toni Morrison: In this Nov. 25, 2005 file photo, author Toni Morrison listens to Mexico’s Carlos Monsivais during the Julio Cortazar professorship conference at the Guadalajara’s University in Guadalajara City, Mexico. After Morrison died last week at 88, people around the world, particularly black women, mourned the loss of the Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winner and praised her for opening a literary door into their world —and reflecting their pains and triumphs in her AP Photo/Guillermo Arias, File work.

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B’klyn vigil honors 400th anniversary of first African slaves in colonial U.S. “If you don’t know your history, you really don’t know your future.” By Jimin Kim The PHOENIX

Nearly 100 people gathered at DUMBO’s Pebble Beach on Saturday to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved African people arriving on the shores of the colonial U.S.

People gathered, paying tribute to African slaves in candlelight vigil at DUMBO’s Pebble Beach last Saturday night.

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Who is responsible when an inmate dies by suicide?

By Austin Sarat | The Conversation

Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide in New York’s Metropolitan Correction Center on Aug. 10 has brought new attention to the troubling reality of inmates who kill themselves in America’s jails and prisons. Suicide is, of course, a serious problem more generally. In 2017, it was the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., claiming the lives of more than 47,000 people. Today, it takes twice as many American lives as homicide. But, as someone who teaches and writes about punishment and imprisonment in the U.S., I find something particularly troubling about prison suicide. American law recognizes a “special relationship” between the jailer and the prisoner, meaning that jailers have a legal responsibility to protect prisoners from harm – including self harm. So suicide in jails and prisons is more than a personal tragedy. It often indicates a failure in the duty imposed on prison officials. It also can complicate the pursuit of justice. When someone awaiting trial ends their life, crime victims are deprived of the opportunity to have the perpetrator brought to justice. And, when someone who has already been tried and convicted commits suicide, that

act impedes the public’s legitimate interest in seeing a punishment fully carried out.

When prison suicides make headlines Epstein’s death was not the first to draw attention to the issue of suicide inside of American jails and prisons. In 2015, the death of Sandra Bland, a young AfricanAmerican woman who hanged herself in a Texas jail, also made national headlines. Bland had been stopped for failing to signal a lane change and was arrested and jailed for an alleged assault on a public officer. The circumstances surrounding her death, like those surrounding Epstein’s death, were mysterious. That mystery was not resolved when Bland’s family filed a wrongful death suit and eventually accepted a monetary settlement of $1.9 million. Such litigation is quite common following a jail or prison suicide, although rarely with the outcome that was reached in the case of Sandra Bland’s family.

Because families either settle or generally don’t prevail if their case goes to trial, there is little pressure from the courts to address suicides among the incarcerated. And, except in cases where there is notoriety, there is also little public concern about such events.

Suicide in American jails and prisons Getting a handle on the extent of suicide in jails and prisons is not easy. The U.S. Department of Justice, which is responsible for collecting data on deaths in correctional institutions across the nation, has not made public any new information since 2016. But data from 2014 shows the magnitude of the suicide problem. In that year, 372 inmates killed themselves in local jails, resulting in a suicide rate of 50 deaths per 100,000 inmates. A study done by the nonprofit National Center on Institutions and Alternatives found that such suicides are “evenly distributed from the first few days of confinement to over several months of confinement, many suicides occurred during waking hours, most inmates were not under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol at the time of death, and many suicides occurred in close proximity to a court hearing.” The large number of suicides in American jails occur, in part, because they now house many people who, in the past, would have been sent to mental institutions.

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A toxic brew People who kill themselves in jails and prisons often suffer from serious mental health and personal problems that would challenge any institution.

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Suicide in jails also arises from the fact that those who are accused of a crime and cannot make bail are first sent there while awaiting trial. As Thomas White, an expert on suicide among incarcerated persons, observes, by the time people are serving their prison sentence, “the shock has worn off.” The rate at which people kill themselves in jails is, as the AP reported in June, “2 ½ times the rate of suicides in state prisons and about 3 ½ times that of the general population.” Moreover, because they have fewer staff per inmate and generally worse conditions, those rates are higher in state than in federal prisons. In jails and prisons at both the state and federal level, the suicide rate was increasing when the Justice Department last reported its data from 2014. Since the U.S. is the worldwide leader in incarceration, one might expect that it would also lead the world in suicides behind bars. But, in fact, it does not. The O’Neil Institute at Georgetown University reports that the U.S. has a lower rate of prison suicides than many Western European and Nordic countries where the incidence of mental illness and substance abuse among prisoners is even higher than it is in the U.S.

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U.S. jails and prisons are often overcrowded and understaffed. Budgets for mental health services have been trimmed almost everywhere. Correctional officers are not trained to deal effectively with the problems that inmates manifest on a daily basis. Their work is so stressful that their suicide rates are themselves a source of real concern. And, as the public learned in the Epstein case, leaving someone alone in a cell is a key driver of jail and prison suicides. The problem in that case seems to have been a lack of supervision or surveillance, but Epstein was also at risk of suicide because his cellmate had been transferred out of their shared unit in violation of the jail’s procedure. A 2007 report from the Central New York Psychiatric Center notes, “Almost all suicides in

state prisons occur in single cells as opposed to in dormitories or double-bunked cells. Suicide is a very private act, and whether it occurs in a hospital, in the free community, or in prison, it almost always occurs when the person is alone.” As U.S. prisons increasingly turn to isolation as a principle of punishment, or to single-cell disciplinary housing, it should not be surprising that the incidence of suicide would rise. In my view, the U.S. owes it to those whom it incarcerates to do something about the problem of suicide. __________________ Austin Sarat is a professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College __________________ The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts

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Vigil honors first African slaves Continued from page 1 Eric Adams, Brooklyn’s borough president, and Don Victor Mooney, president of the HR 1242 Resilience Project, joined United Nations dignitaries, labor leaders, school principals, law enforcement officials and more for a ceremony and a vigil in honor of those who were enslaved in New York City.

Don Victor Mooney (right) and Dr. Delois Blakely (left) touch a rock Mooney brought back from the House of Slaves on Gorée Island in Senegal. Brooklyn Eagle photos by Jimin Kim

The places enslaved African people were brought from and taken to.

Mooney rowed across the Atlantic Ocean in 2015 to honor his African ancestors who endured the transatlantic slave trade. His 21-month journey started in the Canary Islands and ended in Brooklyn — right at Pebble Beach. Mooney chose the Brooklyn waterfront for Saturday’s ceremony to remember the African slaves who once worked on the New York harbor, in the local farmlands and sugar refineries — and those who were sold to the southern states upon arrival to New York City. “I just hope others will continue to remember and talk about our history — because if you don’t know

your history, you really don’t know your future,” he said. “We’ve come a distance, but we should never rest on what we have done until the task is completed,” Adams added. “When you see some of the attacks across the country, when you see the displacement of people across the country from their homes, when you see our borders being closed and not allowing groups to come in — it’s clearly a signal that we could easily slip back to the days that was really a blemish on America. We need to do everything we can to keep moving forward.”

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Attorney General James announces lawsuit over new public charge rule From Letitia James New York State attorney general

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necticut and Vermont and the city of New York, challenges the Trump administration on the grounds that the measure will put immigrant communities at risk. “Generations of citizens landed on the welcoming shores of Ellis Island with nothing more than a dream in their pockets,” said James, a former councilmember from Brooklyn. “The Trump administration’s thinly veiled efforts to only allow those who meet

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their narrow ethnic, racial and economic criteria to gain a path to citizenship is a clear violation of our laws and our values. Quite simply, under this rule, more children will go hungry, more families will go without medical care and more people will be living in the shadows and on the streets.” “The new ‘public charge’ rule creates fear, confusion and distress for our immigrant communities,” said New York City Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter. “The new rule broadens the definition of a public charge, increasing the number of non-citizens who may be found inadmissible, denied a green card or denied a visa on public charge grounds. As a result of this new rule, families may forego benefits and services to which they are legally entitled because they fear that accepting those benefits or services may jeopardize their ability or the ability of family members to stay in the United States. “In this lawsuit, the city will challenge the new rule on the grounds that it violates the federal Administrative Procedure Act and the Constitution,” he said. In the suit, the coalition argues that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new public charge

definition disregards clear congressional intent and a century’s worth of case law holding that immigrants who use basic, non-cash benefits are not considered public charges because they are not primarily dependent on the government.

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LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: VALIENTE STRATEGIES LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 6/5/2019. NY OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. THE POST OFFICE ADDRESS TO WHICH THE SSNY SHALL MAIL A COPY OF ANY PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC SERVED UPON HIM/HER IS VALIENTE STRATEGIES, 40 STARR STREET, APT 3R, BROOKLYN, NY, 11221. PURPOSE/CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #172129

BUGINGO STUDIOS LLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: BUGINGO STUDIOS LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 04/19/2019. NY OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. THE POST OFFICE ADDRESS TO WHICH THE SSNY SHALL MAIL A COPY OF ANY PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC SERVED UPON HIM/HER IS BUGINGO STUDIOS LLC 967 LAFAYETTE AVENUE BROOKLYN, NY, 11221. PURPOSE/CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #172848

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AMEN WINT EVENTS, LLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: AMEN WINT EVENTS, LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 02/21/2019. NY OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. THE POST OFFICE ADDRESS TO WHICH THE SSNY SHALL MAIL A COPY OF ANY PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC SERVED UPON HIM/ HER IS AQMERI AMEN-WINT 2100 BEDFORD AVENUE 2G BROOKLYN, NY, 11226. PURPOSE/CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #169926

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JOYABELLE, LLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: JOYABELLE, LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 7/9/2019. NY OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. THE POST OFFICE ADDRESS TO WHICH THE SSNY SHALL MAIL A COPY OF ANY PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC SERVED UPON HIM/HER IS CRISTINE DEPALO, 1178 71 STREET BROOKLYN, NY, 11228-1304. PURPOSE/CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #172032

ASAKURA ROBINSON COMPANY LLC

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY OF ASAKURA ROBINSON COMPANY LLC, A FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY FILED WITH

SECY. OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 7/9/2019. LLC ORGANIZED IN TX ON 03/25/2004. NY OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL COPY OF PROCESS TO: C/O UNITED STATES CORPORATION AGENTS, INC.,7014 13TH AVENUE, SUITE 202 BROOKLYN, NY, 11228. OFFICE ADDRESS IN JURISDICTION OF ORGANIZATION: 1902 WASHINGTON AVENUE, SUITE A, HOUSTON, TX 77007. COPY OF ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION ON FILE WITH SECY. OF STATE OF TX, DAVID WHITLEY, CORPORATION SECTION, P.O. BOX 13697 AUSTIN TX 78711-3697. PURPOSE OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #172582

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RED CAP FILMS LLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: RED CAP FILMS LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 2/4/2019. NY OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. THE POST OFFICE ADDRESS TO WHICH THE SSNY SHALL MAIL A COPY OF ANY PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC SERVED UPON HIM/HER IS DAVID MEKETANSKY, 1482 EAST 2ND STREET, SECOND FLOOR BROOKLYN, NY, 11230. PURPOSE/CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #172735

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PEACE PIECE WORLDWIDE LLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: PEACE PIECE WORLDWIDE LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 04/11/2019. NY OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. THE POST OFFICE ADDRESS TO WHICH THE SSNY SHALL MAIL A COPY OF ANY PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC SERVED UPON HIM/HER IS MARC BURGOS 19 SACKMAN ST. BROOKLYN, NY, 11233. PURPOSE/CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #172321

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KELLY MARSHALL PHOTOGRAPHY LLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: KELLY MARSHALL PHOTOGRAPHY LLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 6/18/2019. NY OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. THE POST OFFICE ADDRESS TO WHICH THE SSNY SHALL MAIL A COPY OF ANY PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC SERVED UPON HIM/HER IS KELLY MARSHALL, 1087 FLUSHING AVE. BROOKLYN, NY, 11237. PURPOSE/ CHARACTER OF LLC: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #171984

PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY.

415 PORT RICHMOND LLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 415 PORT RICHMOND LLC, ART. OF ORG. FILED WITH THE SSNY ON 5/04/2018. OFFICE LOCATED IN KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED FOR SERVICE OF PROCESS. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO 415 PORT RICHMOND LLC, 1202 HALSEY STREET BROOKLYN NY 11207. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #172026

DISCOVERY MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING, PLLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF DISCOVERY MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING, PLLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 6/19/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF PLLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: RODIN LEGAL, P.C., 215 E 58TH ST, 4TH FL, NY, NY 10022. PURPOSE: PRACTICE THE PROFESSION OF MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING. #172050

MONAD PILLARS I MANAGING MEMBER LLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MONAD PILLARS I MANAGING MEMBER LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 7/10/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: C/O MONADNOCK DEVELOPMENT, 155 3RD ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11231. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY. #172063

DREAMLAND ANESTHESIA PLLC

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SCHNEIDER PLASTIC SURGERY, LLC

SCHNEIDER PLASTIC SURGERY, LLC FILED W/ SSNY ON 4/17/19. OFFICE: KINGS CO. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT FOR PROCESS & SHALL MAIL TO: 159 CLINTON ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11201. PURPOSE: MEDICINE #172452

PAULINA HAGIAGE, LLC

PAULINA HAGIAGE, LLC, ARTS OF ORG. FILED WITH SEC. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) 6/18/2019. CTY: KINGS. SSNY DESIG. AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST MAY BE SERVED & SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO BLUMBERGEXCELSIOR CORPORATE SERVICES, INC., 16 COURT ST., 14TH FL., BROOKLYN, NY 11241. GENERAL PURPOSE. #172486

174 GARFIELD PLACE PROPERTIES, LLC

174 GARFIELD PLACE PROPERTIES, LLC ARTICLES OF ORG. FILED NY SEC. OF STATE (SSNY) 7/1/2010. OFFICE IN KINGS CO. SSNY DESIG. AGENT OF LLC WHOM PROCESS MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO PO BOX 150603, BROOKLYN, NY 112150603. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #172493

HURST HARRISON LLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF HURST HARRISON LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 6/7/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: THE LLC, 356 VAN BRUNT ST, APT #2, BROOKLYN, NY 11231. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY. #172544

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF DREAMLAND ANESTHESIA PLLC ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 07/08/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF PLLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO THE LLC, 730 FRANKLIN AVE., APT. PH6A, BROOKLYN, NY 11238. PURPOSE: PRACTICE OF MEDICINE. #172105

SMOG CINEMA GROUP LLC

SMOG CINEMA GROUP LLC, ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH THE SSNY ON 07/19/2019. OFFICE LOC: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: THE LLC, 465 SUYDAM STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11237. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. #172317

HOLTON CONSULTING LLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF HOLTON CONSULTING LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 7/17/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: LISA HOLTON, 35 PROSPECT PARK WEST #14B, BROOKLYN, NY 11215.

265 6TH LLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 265 6TH LLC. ARTS OF ORG FILED WITH SECY OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 7/30/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS MAY BE SERVED AND SHALL MAIL COPY OF PROCESS AGAINST LLC TO: 265 6TH AVE., BKLYN, NY 11215. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACT. #172696

HELLO GLORIA LLC

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF HELLO GLORIA LLC. ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 07/22/19. OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: 262 CARROLL ST., BROOKLYN, NY 11231. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITIES. #172717

490 VAN SICKLEN STREET, LLC

490 VAN SICKLEN STREET, LLC, ARTS OF ORG. FILED WITH SEC. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) 7/25/2019. CTY: KINGS. SSNY DESIG. AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST MAY BE SERVED & SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO THE LLC, 94 MUNDRO BLVD., VALLEY STREAM, NY 11581. GENERAL PURPOSE. #172727


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BROOKLYN AND ITS COMMUNITY BOARDS Community Board #1 435 GRAHAM AVE., Brooklyn, NY 11211 Phone: 718-389-0009 Fax:718-389-0098 Email:bk01@cb.nyc.gov Flushing Ave., Willamsburg, Greenpoint, Northside, Southside Chairperson: none District Manager:Gerald Esposito Regular monthly board meetings held the 2nd Tuesday of the month/ 6:30pm.

Community Board #6 250 BALTIC ST., Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone:718-643-3027 Fax: 718-624-8401 Email:info@brooklyncb6.org Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Gowanus, Cobble Hill Chairperson: Peter Fleming District Manager: Michael Racioppo Regular monthly board meetings held the 2nd Wednesday of the month/6:30p.m.

Community Board #2 350 JAY ST., 8THFLOOR Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone: 718-596-5410 Fax:718-852-1461 Email:cb2k@nyc.rr.com Brooklyn Heights, Fulton Mall, Boerum Hill, Ft.Greene, BK Navy Yard, Clinton Hill Chairperson: Lenue H. Singletary, III District Manager:Robert Perris Regular monthly board meetings held the 2nd Wednesday of the month/ 6:00pm.

Community Board #7 4201 4THAVE., Brooklyn, NY 11232 Phone:718-854-0003 Fax: 718-436-1142 Email:bk07@cb.nyc.gov Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace Chairperson: Cesar Zuniga District Manager: Jeremy Laufer Regular monthly board meetings held the 3rd Wednesday of the month! 6:30p.m.

Community Board #3 1360 FULTON ST. Brooklyn, NY 11216 Phone:718-622-6601 Fax:718-857-5774 Email:bk03@cb.nyc.gov Bedford-Stuyvesant, Stuyvesant Heights, Ocean Hill Chairperson: none District Manager:Henry Butler Regular monthly board meetings held the 1st Monday of the month! 7:00pm. Community Board #4 1420 BUSHWICK AVE., SUITE 370 Brooklyn, NY 11207-1422 Phone: 718-628-8400 Fax:718-628-8619 Email:bk04@cb.nyc.gov Bushwick Chairperson: none District Manager:Celestina Leon Regular monthly board meetings held the 3rd Wednesday of the month! 6:00pm. Community Board #5 404 PINE STREET, Brooklyn, NY 11208, 3RD FLOOR Phone: 929-221-8261 Fax:718-345-0501 Email:bk05@cb.nyc.gov East New York, Cypress Hills, Highland Park, New Lots, City Line, Starrett City Chairperson: Andre T Mitchell District Manager:Melinda Perkins Regular monthly board meetings held the 4th Wednesday of the month! 6:30pm.

Communi Board #8 1291 ST.MARKS AVE., Brooklyn, NY 11213 Phone: 718-467-5574 Community Board #11 Fax: 718-778-2979 2214 BATH AVE., Email:info@brooklyncb8.org Brooklyn, NY 11214 North Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Phone:718-266-8800 Weeksville Fax: 718-266-8821 Chairperson: Ethel Tyus Email: info@brooklyncb11.org District Manager: Michelle George Bath Beach, Gravesend, Mapleton, Regular monthly board meetings held the Bensonhurst Chairperson: William Guarinello 2nd Thursday of the month/ 7:00pm. District Manager: Marnee Elias-Pavia Regular monthly board meetings held Community Board #9 2nd Thursday of the month/7:30p.m. 890 NOSTRAND AVE., Communi Board #12 Brooklyn, NY 11225 5910 13THAVE., Phone: 718-778-9279 Brooklyn, NY 11219 Fax:718-467-0994 Phone:718-851-0800 Email: bk09@cb.nyc.gov Fax: 718-851-4140 South Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Email: bk12@cb.nyc.gov Boro Park, Kensington, Ocean Parkway, Gardens, Wingate Midwood Chairperson: Fred Baptiste Chairperson: none District Manager: Currently Vacant Regular monthly board meetings held the District Manager: Barry Spitzer Regular monthly board meetings held the 4th Tuesday of the month! 7:00pm. 4th Tuesday of the month/ 7:00pm. Community Board #10 8119 5THAVE., Brooklyn, NY 11209 Phone: 718-745-6827 Fax: 718-836-2447 Email:bk01O@cb.nyc.gov Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Fort Hamilton Chairperson: Lori Willis District Manager: Josephine Beckmann Regular monthly board meetings held the 3rd Monday of the month! 7pm. Except during January and February

CommuniJy Board #13 1201 SURF AVE., 3RD FLOOR Brooklyn, NY 11224 Phone:718-266-3001 Fax: 718-266-3920 Email: edmark@cb.nyc.gov Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Seagate Chairperson: Joann Weiss District Manager: Eddie Mark Regular monthly board meetings held the 4th Wednesday of the month! 7:00pm.

t Commun· Board #14 810 EAST 16TH ST., Brooklyn, NY 11214 Phone: 718-859-6357 Fax: 718-421-6077 Email: info@brooklyncb14.org Flatbush, Midwood, Kensington, Ocean Parkway Chairperson: Ed Powell District Manager: Shawn Campbell Regular monthly board meetings held the 2nd Monday of the month/ 7:30pm. Community Board #15 KINGSBORO COMMUNITY COLLEGE 2001 Oriental Blvd., Cluster Room C124 Brooklyn, NY 11235 Phone: 718-332-3008 Fax: 718-648-7232 Email: bklcb15@verizon.net Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Kings Bay, Gerritsen Beach, Kings Highway, Madison, East Gravesend Chairperson: none District Manager: Laura Singer Regular monthly board meetings held the last Tuesday of the month/ 7:00pm. Communi Board #16 444 THOMAS BOYLAND ST., ROOM 103 Brooklyn, NY 11212 Phone: 718-385-0323 Fax: 718-342-6714 Email: bk16@cb.nyc.gov Brownsville, Ocean Hill Chairperson: none District Manager: Viola D. Greene-Walker Regular monthly board meetings held the 4th Tuesday of the month! 7:00pm.

Community Board #17 4112 FARRAGUT ROAD Brooklyn, NY 11210 Phone: 718-434-3072 Fax:718-434-3801 Email: bk17@cb.nyc.gov East Flatbush, Remsen Village, Farrgut, Rugby, Eramus, Ditmas Village Chairperson: Aaron Ampaw District Manager: Sherif Fraser Regular monthly board meetings held the 3rd Wednesday of the month/ 7:00pm. Community Board #18 1097 BERGEN AVE., Brooklyn, NY 11234-4841 Phone: 718-241-0422 Fax:718-531-3199 Email:bkbrd18@ogtonline.net Canarsie, Bergen Beach, Mill Basin, Flatlands, Marine Park, Georgetown, Mill Island Chairperson: Gardy Brazela District Manager: Dorothy Turano Regular monthly board meetings held the 3rd Wednesday of the month/ 7:00pm.

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News Around the Boro DI FARA PIZZA SEIZED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF TAXES

MIDWOOD — Di Fara Pizza on Avenue J, named the best pizzeria in New York by New York magazine, the Village Voice and the Daily News, has been seized by the state government for non-payment of taxes, according to the New York Post. A photo posted on Twitter shows a locked gate with a sign, “Warning: This property has been seized for nonpayment of taxes and is now in the possession of the State of New York.” On any given day, you could see lines of people outside the store waiting for pies and slices. This isn’t the first time Di Fara has been in trouble: in May of this year, it was shut down temporarily because it failed a city health inspection.  BROWNSVILLE — Water has been pouring from the walls and ceiling every day for two weeks at Moet Smith’s NYCHA apartment in Brownsville, and the family had enough. She reached out to PIX 11’s Monica Morales for help. Smith’s 83-year-old father and 4-year-old nephew live with her at Seth Low Houses, and she’s worried about the slipping and getting hurt. “Every time I try to mop up the water, more water comes,” she said. NYCHA officials said they are investigating Smith’s complaints. 

DEP, ENVIRONMENTALISTS CLEAN UP JAMAICA BAY

JAMAICA BAY — Jamaica Bay is home to many species of marine life and birds and has been a favorite destination of boaters, bird watchers and fishers. However, pollution and development have taken its toll on the bay. Now, the city’s Department of Environmental Protection has been working with environmental organizations to help the bay bounce back, according to NY1 News. One of the main issues is that of combined sewer overflows during storms, which can release untreated wastewater into the bay. Don Reipe of the American Littoral Society, who has been involved in restoring marshes, told NY1 News, ““An easy thing to do is to come out and take something off the beach. You’ve done something, you can actually see the results of your work.” 

COPS FIRED UPON WHEN RESPONDING TO CALL

BED-STUY — Shots were fired early Sunday morning at officers who were responding to an early morning call in Brooklyn, according to New York 1 News. Shots rang out around near Saratoga Avenue and Bainbridge Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, according to authorities. Witnesses told NY1 it happened during a neighborhood cookout. “I think this is part of a trend. It’s a little disturbing,” one member of the community told NY1. Police say five people were arrested for disorderly conduct in connection with the incident. 

DEVELOPER SAYS HE’LL PUT MUSEUM IN BUILDING

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — The owner of a Downtown Brooklyn house associated with the city’s abolitionist movement said he plans to build an African-American museum as part of his plan to redevelop 227 Duffield St. into an apartment building. Samiel Hanasab, who in June applied for a demolition permit, told Gothamist he had consented to creating a museum under an agreement with the previous owner. His plans call for a 13-story mixed-use building with 21 residential units. “I have a high respect for African-Americans,” Hanasab said. “This project will be in the basement.” 

BROOKLYN AND CATSKILLS ORAL HISTORIAN DIES

BOROUGHWIDE — Myrna Katz Frommer, who channeled the voices of comedians and busboys in the Catskills and teachers and rabbis in Brooklyn through vivid oral histories she created with her husband, died on Aug. 8 at her home in Lyme, N.H. at the age of 80. Ms. Frommer edited her husband’s many books, which were frequently about baseball, before he submitted them, according to The New York Times. When they began to work on oral histories in the late 1980s, they found common ground. Their first book, “It Happened in the Catskills” (1988), started as a conventional narrative history of the fastfading world of summer resorts and bungalow colonies known as the borscht belt. “To capture a phenomenon shortly before it disappears into the mists of memory,” they wrote, “there may be no medium more effective than oral history.” They followed that book with “It Happened in Brooklyn” (1993), in which they wrote about many things that were once shared by people from the borough, including a love of “a half-sour pickle straight from the barrel, a charlotte russe from the bakery in the wintertime” and “lime rickeys and malted milks.” 

BROOKLYN MAN REUNITED WITH SICK WIFE FROM EGYPT

BAY RIDGE — Congressmember Max Rose (D-Bay Ridge-Staten Island) and the Yemeni-American Merchants Association recently helped bring Ahmed Nagi Almulaiki’s wife, Gaini, to the United States after she fled the war in Yemen. She went to Egypt, but then became sick, suffering from kidney failure.

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WATER POURING FROM WALLS, CEILING AT NYCHA APARTMENT

What was still a basketball court in disrepair just over two months ago was transformed Tuesday night and drew a crowd of dozens. Fresh paint, renovated bleachers and a stage equipped with a sound system turned the Bedford-Stuyvesant Tompkins Houses into an impromptu hip-hop concert for the development’s youth. For the full story, visit brooklyneagle.com. Rose and YAMA worked together to get a waiver to allow her to obtain a visa to come to the U.S. to receive medical treatment, NY1 News said. “This is a tool to reunite families, and it’s one that everyone should be pursuing,” said Rose. 

NORTH B’KLYN TENANTS WANT A TRUSTEE

NORTH BROOKLYN — Tenants of 12 rent-stabilized buildings in North Brooklyn want the bankruptcy court to appoint a trustee who would oversee the buildings, which they say are plagued by chronic leaks, mold and infestations. The tenants say they have been failed by the nonprofit that manages the building, Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corp., according to Crain’s. The buildings have blocked fire exits, doors that don’t lock, collapsed ceilings, and rats, bed bugs and roaches, Crain’s said. 

AFFORDABLE HOUSING LOTTERY OPENS IN CLINTON HILL

CLINTON HILL — Last week, an affordable housing lottery opened for 114 newly constructed units in two nine-story buildings in Clinton Hill. One is located at 909 Atlantic Ave., the other at 1043 Fulton St., according to the Brooklyn Paper. Together, they are known as the Athena Apartments. The buildings are part of the redevelopment plan for the Brooklyn Heights Library, in which the developer, Hudson Companies, struck a deal to build affordable housing at two off-site locations in Clinton Hill. The buildings include 55 studios, 32 one-bedroom units, 22 two-bedroom units and five three-bedroom units. Monthly rents start at $896 and top out at $2,952, the Brooklyn Paper said. 

BED-STUY MAN DEVELOPS APP TO HELP B’KLYNITES

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Bedford-Stuyvesant resident Mark Macias has developed a new app, named Brooklyn Bound, that helps people find some of the best restaurants, bars and venues to seek out in five neighborhoods, according to the Brooklyn Paper. “You Can’t Google every single place, so we thought it would be good to have one single spot for everything,” he told the publication. Macias and his wife moved to the neighborhood three years ago and soon found that finding favorite destinations in Brooklyn took a lot of work. So he started going on Yelp to find restaurants, bars, and businesses with good reviews. The app already has hundreds of downloads. 

STATE SEN. PERSAUD SPONSORS FAMILY FUN DAY IN CANARSIE

CANARSIE — Hundreds of families turned out for State Sen. Roxanne Persaud’s (D-Canarsie-East New York-Brownsville-Starrett City) annual Family Fun Day at Canarsie Park. The families enjoyed a wide range of activities, including a rock-climbing wall, life-sized board games, carnival attractions, raffles and giveaways, according to Kings County Politics. The event was held in partnership with ASPCA, Broadway Stages, Brookdale Hospital, Brooklyn USA Basketball, FDNY, the NYC Parks Department, the NYC Department of Education and many others.

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RAPPER CREATES PANDEMONIUM WHEN VISITING HIS OLD SCHOOL

WILLIAMSBURG — When rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine visited his former middle school in Brooklyn last year, he gave a performance that quickly became a “dangerous situation” when he threw cash at students, according to the New York Post. Tekashi shouted, “This used to be my school!” at the Juan Morel Campos Secondary School in Williamsburg. When he started flinging cash in the air, taller teens jumped up to snatch the bills as smaller kids scrambles on the floor to scoop up more money. Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was expelled in the eighth grade and later joined a street gang. In a federal case, Tekashi, now 23, admitted that he took part in shooting a rival rapper, gunpoint robberies and heroin sales, according to the Post. 

CYCLIST’S DEATH SPARKS CAMPAIGN FOR SAFETY

MIDWOOD — Southern Brooklyn residents are calling on the city to redesign Coney Island Avenue in the wake of the tragic death of cyclist Jose Alzorriz. The petition, created by Sandra Cortona, asks the Department of Transportation to build a protected bike lane that uses planters, curbs or posts to separate the bike and automobile traffic, according to amNewYork. The petition also argues that the street should be redesigned in a way that would slow vehicles down, and that cameras should be used to monitor speeding, illegal parking and right-of-way violations. Alzorriz, of Park Slope, was struck and killed in a chain-reaction crash in Midwood on Sunday. 

CITY SEEKS TO IMPROVE B’WAY JUNCTION TRANSIT HUB

EAST NEW YORK — The city’s Economic Development Corp. on Thursday introduced a plan to transform Broadway Junction — which brings together five subway lines, the Long Island Rail Road and six bus routes — into an accessible transit hub, according to 6sqft.com. Councilmember Rafael Espinal, who represents the area, said that “Broadway Junction is an area that has been overutilized and underinvested in for decades.” At the present time, the station is inaccessible for people with disabilities, and a lack of investment has caused major congestion problems and crumbling infrastructure. 

GOILDEN OPPORTUNITY AT LOBSTER ROLL RESTAURANT

CROWN HEIGHTS —A new restaurant in Crown Heights plans to offer a $100 lobster roll infused with 24-carat gold, according to Patch. BK Lobster opened its doors at 535 Nostrand Ave. on Saturday in Crown Heights. The menu also includes more reasonably priced lobster rolls that cost $20 each. These rolls are named after different Brooklyn neighborhoods and have different recipes. For example, the Flatbush Roll comes with jerk sauce and the Bay Ridge Roll is served with roasted peppers and Italian dressing.

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Coney Island celebrates 29th annual sand sculpting contest By Paul Frangipane Brooklyneagle.com

The sand on Coney Island’s beach went vertical on Saturday when dozens of amateurs, professionals and semi-pro sculptors poured their creativity into it for the 29th annual Sand Sculpting Competition. In addition to classic castle designs, sculptors took creative approaches in building human and animal figures, symbolic scenes and political art pieces (one artist crafted the scene of a hand holding a sign that said, “Abolish ICE”). “I think every year more and more people know about it, the crowds are bigger,” said Kristina Reintamm of Brooklyn Community Services, the group that hosted the event with the Alliance for Coney Island. “It seems to be becoming more and more of a real Coney Island signature event.” The event was free and open to the public, accessed from the boardwalk at West 12th Street. Sculptors had four hours to craft their design. As the clock ticked closer to the cutoff time, swarms of beachgoers flocked to the sand to appreciate the art and take selfies in front of the pieces. Joe Sloboda, 58, who took first place in the Family category with his cousin Frank Russo, said he and Russo hadn’t touched sand in more than two years, but they quickly constructed their version of Hogwarts from Harry Potter, drawing crowds almost immediately after they started. “We’ve been doing this for years, we started with our kids when they were very very small and now they’re adults and we still come to the beach as a family to enjoy the time together and make castles,” Sloboda said. “We enjoy the contest, we enjoy the camaraderie and most importantly, we enjoy the summer.” This was the first year the contest gave out cash prizes for three contestants in each category, family, individual and adult group. The prizes were $250, $100 and $50. Sculptures were judged based on theme and creativity, according to Reintamm. John Woodard, a client success manager who took second in the individual adult category, was fielding questions about his Two Thoughts piece all day. The sculpture featured a manic face inside of a cage and, according to Woodard, represented the thoughts a person has when they’re trying to

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The Domino Sugar Refinery and One South First (the tower at left) are located at the edge of Domino Park. Even when the clouds grow darker and the not-sodistant air turns gray with rain, Domino Park visitors are reluctant to abandon the six-acre park’s esplanade, or its wooden lounge chairs that

face the Empire State Building or the spots they staked out with blankets on the green lawns. I was there the other day when a tempest blew in. I too found it impossible to leave the park — though I could see the downpour was nearby, and logic dictated it was headed in our direction. The purple clouds boiling over Manhattan were hard to turn away from. Before I enthuse further about the visual drama of rain sweeping over the mighty river, I need to say, emphatically, that you should not stay in the park if you think there’s lightning in the oncoming clouds. The park’s got towering gantry cranes, salvaged from the site’s long years as a sugar refinery. There are mammoth metal tanks in which syrup was stored. And 21 metal columns from Domino’s Raw Sugar Warehouse form the framework of an elevated walkway. These beautiful historic artifacts could turn into gigantic lightning rods.

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS WAS THE PARK’S DESIGNER Anyway. The reason I went to Williamsburg on that stormy day was to check out the progress Two Trees Management is making on construction at the 11-acre Domino Sugar Refinery development. The park opened in June 2018. It takes up six of the site’s 11 acres. James Corner Field Operations designed the park, which cost $50 million to build. This landscape architecture firm was the project lead for the popular

High Line, which runs through the Meatpacking District and Chelsea. Mark Reigelman designed the park’s playground equipment, which looks like miniature sugar factory buildings. Two Trees Management, which belongs to the Walentas family, is constructing new buildings with about 2,800 apartments on the Domino site. Twenty percent of the apartments will be affordable units.

SHELTER FROM THE STORM The Domino building I most wanted to see on my rainy-day visit is One South First, aka 260 Kent Ave., whose construction is ongoing.

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— Continued from page 16INB — down from North Williamsburg’s ferry landing to Domino Park’s Grand Street entrance, dark clouds had formed a shelf over the Lower East Side and Lower Manhattan. I kept strolling around the park, snapping photos, as the rain got closer and closer and closer. All of a sudden, gusts of wind whipped in and tossed a torrent of precipitation at all of us who hadn’t left the park. The rain felt cold as snow. Everybody ran for a sidewalk shed attached to the landmarked Domino Sugar Refinery buildings. I was sorry I’d stopped doing wind-sprint workouts years ago.

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Domino Park’s gantry cranes stand tall as a storm approaches.

A few details about One South First’s design: The shorter tower is 22 stories tall and will contain 150,000 square feet of office space. The taller, 42-story building will have 330 rental apartments, 66 of them affordable units. There will also be 15,000 square feet of retail space. Highprofile Bushwick pizzeria Roberta’s is opening a second restaurant in about 2,300 square feet of that space, food-focused website Grub Street recently reported. When I checked One South First’s website the other day, listings included studios with asking rents of $3,356 or $3,373 per month and one-bedroom units for $4,084 or $4,120 per month. As for the rain, it poured down so hard that some of it came through the top of the sidewalk shed where we took refuge. After a while I dashed (meaning my slow-motion version of dashed) across the street to Mekelburg’s, a specialty food store/craft beer bar at 325 Kent Ave. SHoP Architects designed this new apartment building at the Domino complex. It has a zinc and copper facade and is shaped like a squared-off donut. The 16-story building has 522 rental apartments, 104 of them affordable units. Asking rents for available market-rate apartments recently posted on 325 Kent Ave.’s website range from $3,185 per month for a studio to $5,289 per month for a two-bedroom unit.

A FACTORY WITH A GLASS BUILDING INSIDE IT For a good long while, it seemed like the downpour was going to last forever. Then it was abruptly over. Some people took their kids back to Domino Park’s fountain to splash around in its 88 water jets. Other park-goers settled onto a turf field near the Havemeyers & Elder Filter, Pan & Finishing House. That’s the refinery’s formal name. Its address is 292-314 Kent Ave.

These syrup tanks in Domino Park are artifacts from the site’s long history of sugar production.

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Two Trees Management plans to create office space inside the 1880s refinery by demolishing its roof and constructing a glass-walled building inside the brick factory walls. The city Landmarks Preservation Commission approved this design in November 2017. The architecture firm that designed the refinery’s makeover plan, PAU, returned to the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Aug. 13 to ask for permission to tweak the plan. It was granted.

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only self-sufficient immigrants in the country, but health experts argue it could force potentially millions of lowincome migrants to choose between needed services and their bid to stay legally in the U.S. “People are going to be sicker. They’re not going to go get health care, or not until they have to go to an emergency room,” said Lisa David, president and CEO of Public Health Solutions, New York’s largest public health organization. “It’s going to cost the system a lot of money.” Immigrants who want permanent legal status, commonly called a green card, have long been required to prove they won’t be “a public charge.” The government announced Monday that would redefine the term to mean those who are “more likely than not” to receive public benefits over a certain period. U.S. Citizenship and Im-

migration Services will also now consider other factors, including income, education and English proficiency. “We want to see people coming to this country who are self-sufficient,” said Ken Cuccinelli, the agency’s acting director. “That’s a core principle of the American dream. It’s deeply embedded in our history, and particularly our history related to legal immigration. Two and attorneys general in 13 states sued, saying the changes will increase public health risks. There are signs that is already happening in cities across the country. Within hours of the announcement, a Minnesota immigration attorney said she received a flurry of calls from worried clients about whether to leave Medicaid. A Detroit nonprofit helping Latinos and immigrants with social services said its usually jam-packed lobby was empty the day after the rules were unveiled. New York’s largest public health organization, Public Health Solutions, which serves a large immigrant population, reported a 20 percent drop in food stamps enrollment since the rule was first proposed in the fall. There is precedent for such a chilling effect. After 1996 welfare and immigration changes that limited public assistance for some immigrants, the use of benefits dropped steeply among U.S. citizen children and refugees, groups who were still eligible. Studies based on data following that change showed people disenrolled from Medicaid at rates ranging from 15 percent to 35%, according to Harvard University’s François-Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights. And, it found, this came at a high cost: Asthma-related school absences in 1996 led to $719 million in lost parental productivity. Federico Mason, who emigrated from Mexico over two decades ago, said he is worried about the new criteria because he is low-income and doesn’t speak Eng-

lish well. The Chicago resident said he has no immediate plans to remove his 8- and 15-year-old sons, who are U.S. citizens, from Medicaid, but the new rule has made him more fearful about providing for his family and about applying for a green card. “If one day I want to adjust my status, it will be more difficult because of these unfair policies that continue to discriminate against me,” he said in Spanish. Overall, non-citizen low-income immigrants use public benefits at a much lower rate than low-income U.S.-born citizens, but there’s the possibility that millions of people could drop benefits out of fear or confusion. Estimates vary. It could be as high as 24 million people, according to the nonpartisan Fiscal Policy Institute, which includes in its count anyone in a family that has received food, health or housing support and where at least one person is a non-citizen. Dr. Deanna Behrens, a pediatric critical-care physician in suburban Chicago who wrote public testimony opposing the rule change, said children are the most vulnerable. She said non-citizen parents might hesitate to apply for their children who are U.S. citizens, mistakenly fearing that if their children get benefits it will destroy their own chances of getting a green card and tear their families apart. That will lead to people being unable to afford care for chronic diseases like asthma and diabetes, as well as preventative measures. Instead, they’ll rely on far more costly emergency rooms. “We’re condemning people to having a much more unhealthy lifestyles because we believe that there is something awful about their request for what we think for most people is a right and not a privilege: health care,” said Dr. Kenneth Davis, president and CEO of Mount Sinai Health System, which covers eight hospitals in New York.

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