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Police have been searching for a man who allegedly shot and robbed a young man in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday morning. The victim was standing at Tompkins and Park avenues when he was approached by the suspect, according to PIX11. The suspect asked the victim a question, then shot him and took his cellphone before leaving, according to police. The victim sustained several injuries and was taken to Kings County Hospital.
BUSHWICK Complex, a music, pop culture and style website, recently focused on Mi Barrio Tortilleria, the last of many tortilla factories that were once found in Bushwick. For more than 20 years, owners Miguel and Nelson Carrera and their workers have turned out hundreds of tortillas every day. The company supplies Mexican ingredients to both neighborhood taquerias and Michelin-starred restaurants.
Maimonides Medical Center recently hosted the grand opening of the Maimonides Prostate Center. The center is the only full-service prostate center in Brooklyn, according to the hospital. Prostate cancer is the second-most-common cancer among men in the U.S. and one of the leading causes of cancer deaths among men of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, the hospital said.
BOROUGHWIDE JLL, a large Manhattan real estate brokerage that has had a Brooklyn presence since 2016, has hired its first retail brokers for Brooklyn, according to The Real Deal. The two brokers, Ryan Condren and George Danut, previously worked at Brooklyn-based CPEX Real Estate. “By joining JLL, George and I are excited to leverage our local knowledge in the Brooklyn and outer boroughs marketplace,” Condren said. Assistant State Assembly Speaker Felix Ortiz (D-Sunset ParkRed Hook) on Tuesday asked that schools provide psychologists and social workers to address students’ traumatic stress in the wake of two Parkland shooting survivors committing suicide last week, according to Kings County Politics. Ortiz’s legislation, A. 5373, would require that every elementary, intermediate, middle and high school throughout the city have a full-time licensed social worker and a full-time licensed psychologist on staff. Sixteen contracts were signed in Brooklyn’s luxury housing market last week for a total of about $45.6 million, according to The Real Deal. The properties were split between 11 condos and five townhouses. The most expensive deal last week involved a townhouse at 345 State St. in Downtown Brooklyn, which sold for $4.25 million. The figures came from Stribling and Associates, a high-end real estate broker that defines “luxury” properties as those selling for $2 million or more.
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS Brownstoner honored top leaders in Brooklyn real estate, architecture, design and development at its RADD Awards last Thursday night at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Honorees included Heritage Equity Partners CEO Toby Moskovitz, artist and designer Malene Barnett, Weeksville Heritage Center President Rob Fields, Habitat for Humanity New York CEO Karen Haycox, Nitehawk Cinema founder Matthew Viragh and others. An investigation into Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn Heights found a number of sexual misconduct allegations dating from the 1970s through the ’90s, according to the New York Post. Investi-
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Head coach Barry Trotz hopes to point the Islanders back in the right direction following their third shutout loss in the past five games Tuesday night in Columbus, Ohio. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer gators found that 19 former staff and faculty members may have engaged in “sexual misconduct or boundary-crossing behavior,” the school said in a letter on Monday. None of the staff members who were accused of sexual misconduct currently work at Saint Ann’s. The year-long investigation was done by two investigators hired by a law firm.
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN Developer Steiner NYC has received $330 million to refinance its 55-story Brooklyn skyscraper known as The Hub at 333 Schermerhorn St. The 750-unit building, completed in 2017, was developed by Steiner and designed by Dattner Architects. The loan was provided by Nuveen, a subsidiary of TIAA, and replaced earlier construction financing, according to Globe Street.
EAST FLATBUSH A one-month-old child has died after being found unconscious inside a Brooklyn home, according to CBSNewYork. Police said infant Terrell Jones was found by EMS workers on Monday inside an apartment on East 53rd Street after a call to 911. The Medical Examiner’s Office is working to determine the cause of Terrell’s death.. Last weekend, filmmaker Geordan Briscoe, director of “Seventy,” a short film about black American fashions of the 1970s, held a 1970s-themed party on the first anniversary of the film’s release. The party was held at the Bogart House in Brooklyn and featured DJ sets by MeLo-X and rapper Pink Siifu. Police have released new images of a person of interest wanted in connection to a possible hate crime against a Muslim woman in Flatbush, according to the New York Post. On March 16 on Avenue H, the suspect approached a woman who was wearing a hijab, kicked her feet, kicked her in the right shin and then fled. The photos show a tall, heavyset white man with dark curly hair wearing a white jacket and a black vest.
MANHATTAN A Brooklyn woman was killed after she was struck by a man whom police described as a drug-impaired driver in Hamilton Heights, Upper Manhattan. Last Friday, police responded to calls at Amsterdam Ave. and West 141st Street and found Erica Imbasciani, an aspiring artist, with severe trauma to her head and body, according to the New York Post. She was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Police named Tyrik Cooper, of the Bronx, as the driver. He allegedly continued driving until he collided with another car. Prospect Provisions, a new sandwich shop in Park Slope, has been voted the winner of News 12’s “Food Fight.” The restaurant, at 597A Fourth Ave., has sandwiches with names like “Flatbush Avenue” and “Grand Army Plaza.” The Flatbush Avenue, for example, has chicken cutlet, lettuce, tomato, bacon and fresh mozzarella on a brioche roll.
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In a letter to the Brooklyn Paper, Kings Highway-area resident Rowena Lachant lamented the fact that while the “highway” once had a variety of stores offering good shopping, now “in the span of eight short blocks, there are about 17 banks.” She added that there are also many “shlock stores” and that many local drugstores sell all sorts of items from toys to pots and pans, with actual pharmaceuticals a sideline. “How sad to see this oncegreat street fall into such disrepair,” she said.
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Actress Julia Stiles was seen enjoying cocktails with her husband, Preston Cook, at The Water Tower at The Williamsburg Hotel in Brooklyn, according to the New York Post. Last week, it was announced that Stiles would join Cardi B and Jennifer Lopez in “The Hustlers.” Much of the Thai food in New York City is from the north of Thailand. However, restaurateur Kittigron Lerpanaruk has opened a new restaurant, Nora Hai, at 176 North Ninth St. in Williamsburg that focuses on food from the south of that country, according to The New York Times. Among the restaurant’s offerings are cua kreang, a dry curry; gaeng kua, a black pepper curry; and tiplah, a salted fish curry. Nora Hai also has favorites like spring rolls, pad Thai and green papaya salad.
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The legendary Pastels nightclub space is slated to become Blink Fitness. ebrooklyn media/Photo by John Alexander By John Alexander Brooklyn Eagle
The Bay Ridge site where the popular disco-era nightclub the Penthouse once spun endless hours of Bee Gees, Barry White, Gloria Gaynor and Donna Summer records for the dance crowd has been bought and is in the process of being renovated. The Penthouse, located at 88th Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues in Bay Ridge, had moved from 87th Street and Fourth Avenue to 88th and Fourth Avenue in 1960 and remained a fixture in the neighborhood until it closed in 1982 and reopened a year later as Pastels, which enjoyed its heyday during the ’80s. In fact, it was in 1977 that the Penthouse was approached by the producers of “Saturday Night Fever” in hopes of filming the iconic John Travolta movie there. Dennis Saleeby, whose brother-in-law Al Hanna owned the club with his partner George Wardi, remembered the producers coming by when the club was busy wanting to talk to the owners. “They came the second or third week and it was almost becoming
Inside walkway to Pastels.
annoying,” said Saleeby. “Al looked at me and said, ‘Dennis, get these people out of here, they’re driving me crazy.’ It turned out to be the people from ‘Saturday Night Fever,’ and we chased them out of the room.” Saleeby worked at the Penthouse as a young man, ultimately climbing his way up the ladder to becoming a partner with Hanna and Wardi in Pastels in 1983. So Travolta’s Tony Manero, who lived in Bay Ridge, ended up dancing the night away at 2001 the Odyssey Club at 802 64th St., though that never was the producers’ first choice. “They went to the other place, but we outlasted them by many years,” Saleeby said. “So it was okay.” The Penthouse/Pastels location was a nightclub for 53 years and has often been cited as being one of New York’s longest-running clubs along with plac-
Outside view of Pastels nightclub. Photos courtesy of Dennis Saleeby
Pastels’ co-owner Dennis Saleeby. es like the Copacabana. Saleeby recalled the famous names who frequented Pastels. “Garry Pastore was one of the main bartenders and he went on to become an actor,” said Saleeby.
“He is currently in ‘The Deuce.’ I spoke with him yesterday and he told me about a time when Sean Penn and Joe Pesci came in and a customer at the bar said to them, ‘Wow you look like Sean Penn and Joe Pesci.’ They laughed and said, ‘Yeah, we get that a lot.’” Saleeby also remembered other celebrity Pastel regulars including Chaz Palminteri, Steven Seagal, Tony Danza and Mickey Rourke. “There was a VIP room and they would all go up there and not be disturbed,” he said. Pastels didn’t have its last dance until 1997 — and the music didn’t stop there. It ushered in the new century as a club called Legacy before changing its name to Suite and finally Capri, which closed its doors in 2013. The space lay dormant for many years before being sold to 437 88 LLC, according to the sale’s Acquisi-
tion of Assets, with sources connecting that to Efthimios Zisimopoulos, a.k.a. Tim Ziss, of Axion Management. Ziss also recently acquired the property where Nathan’s Famous used to stand, though the location is now being turned over to the School Construction Authority and will become a middle school. “Ziss,” a source told this paper, “has purchased many properties in this area.” While a Pastels nightclub remains open on Staten Island at 2925 Veterans Road, it’s not quite the same as when the Brooklyn club reigned supreme. And sadly, for those who still love the nightlife, the property, originally slated to be a Chuck E. Cheese, is going to become a Blink Fitness center, according to Councilmember Justin Brannan. So while there may not be a need to break out the white polyester suit, at least the glory days of the Penthouse and Pastels will be “stayin’ alive” in memories. “If only those walls could talk,” Saleeby said. “There are so many stories they could tell.”
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Historic 150-year-old Williamsburg church celebrates rededication mass By John Alexander INBrooklyn
The historic Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Williamsburg celebrated a milestone rededication and consecration ceremony on Sunday following a yearlong renovation. The service at the 149-year-old house of worship, 259 North Fifth St., was presided over by the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, bishop of Brooklyn, and Rev. Msgr. Jamie J. Gigantiello, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and administrator of Annunciation of the Virgin Mary, as well as vicar for development and director of parish giving programs for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. Gigantiello is also the host of the NET cooking show “Breaking Bread.” The mass officially marked the merger of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Our Lady of Mount Carmel parishes and the creation of Our Lady of Mount Carmel-Annunciation Parish. The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church was built by German-speaking parishioners in 1863; it has been an ethnic Lith-
uanian Catholic parish since 1914. The beautiful and ornate Romanesque structure also houses a privately run special education preschool and community events. Highlights of the restoration include the altar, the baptismal font, the ambo, an oblong pulpit, the ceiling and lighting, the murals and the 100-year-old pipe organ brought to the church in 1930. Renovations have all taken place over the last year. The church, opened in 1870, will celebrate its 150th anniversary next year. Worshippers packed the church for the service with a number of elected officials and community leaders in attendance. Domenick Cama, senior executive vice president and chief operating officer at Investors Bank, attended the mass with his wife. Also at the service was Rolandas Krisciunas, Lithuania’s ambassador to the United States. Members of the Knights of Columbus also attended and participated in the ceremony. “The service was incredible and I will bring a lot of fond memories back to Washington with me,” Krisciunas told this paper. “It was the first time that I’ve ever seen a rededication mass. It’s very important for the local Lithuanian commu-
Bishop of Brooklyn, the Most Reverend Nicolas DiMarzio sanctifying the new altar at the historic Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church.
Members of the Knights of Columbus participate in rededication mass.
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nity to have its own church where they can go to talk to God. The church has played a very important role in Lithuanian history. Wherever Lithuanians are, they will always be looking for a church and this is one of those churches they will be attached to for a very long time.” Parishioner Camille Marano said she was very impressed with the rededication ceremony and called it one of the most beautiful events she’s witnessed in a church in a very long time. Church organist Giantare Malinauskaite agreed. “It was very festive and very joyful, and it was very good to see so many people in the church,” said Malinauskaite. “I play for mass every single Sunday so we’re very happy to have the organ and the church back and we hope to have more people coming and joining us for Sunday services.” Another parishioner, Julie Zukauskas, said that she felt God’s presence during the ceremony. “It was such a nice experience to witness the installation of the altar and to witness and see how Bishop DiMarzio and Msgr. Jamie did it. It was amazingly done and we are truly grateful for having been part of this incredible experience.” Gigantiello said that it filled his heart with joy to see the church finally restored to its original splendor and packed with parishioners. “I can’t imagine how many years it’s been since the church was filled like it was today,” he said. “It’s wonderful to have a beautiful church, but if it’s not filled then it defeats the purpose. I want to make sure that this church remains a presence in this community, a presence of God where people can walk in off the streets, where community people whose faith isn’t that strong will be able to come in here and find God in peace in their hearts.”
From the Brooklyn Eagle Archives: Lithuanian Church Building in Williamsburg Had Its Origins as German Parish By Francesca Norsen Tate Religion Editor
An article in the Brooklyn Eagle of April 8, 1871 refers to a Church of the Annunciation for which a new building was constructed: “The old Church of the Annunciation was ‘a tenement house renovated and enlarged.’ The pastor, Father Hauptman, has succeeded in building a new one, which accommodates 1,000 persons. There are connected with the church five societies. The congregation is German.” However, a story from 20 years later, which details the funeral arrangements for the just-deceased pastor, spells his name differently, as Rev. John Hauptmann, and describes him as “the first and only pastor of the Annunciation Church at North Fifth and Havemeyer streets.” The beloved priest died in June 1891. 4 • Brooklyn Eagle • Thursday, March 28, 2019
Another Eagle story, dated Jan. 25, 1914, reports on Annunciation Church’s 50th anniversary jubilee with a remnant of the German congregation, most of whose members had already moved away from the neighborhood. This story gave the history of the parish’s German origins, and stated the original dedication date as Dec. 12, 1863. The Jan. 26, 1914 edition gave an account of the reunion. It began, “Few, if any, of the old parishioners of the Church of the Annunciation missed the solemn high mass chanted in the church, Havemeyer and North Fifth sts., yesterday morning, in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the church. The edifice was thronged and in the congregation were two or three generations of families who have at some time or other attended the Williamsburg church.”
The article, which listed the church and civic dignitaries present for the jubilee, observed, “After the mass the congregation assembled in groups on the sidewalk and talked of old times. Many of the parishioners had not seen one another for five or six years, and in some instances longer that that, and they took advantage of the opportunity of talking of the days when that section of the city was settled in the main by Germans. The character of the population has almost completely changed.” Later in 1914, the Lithuanian Catholics would purchase the church, rectory and school. Although no specific article about this purchase showed up in a search of the original Eagle, several stories about the Lithuanian community in Brooklyn—and Williamsburg (the Eastern District) in particular did mention the outreach and social programs at Annunciation parish.
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Art CITY ROOTS MONTHLY ART SHOW A night of art, drinks, food, music, and fun. This month they are highlighting artist Rachel B. Abrams, and there will be music by Leon Gruenbaum. When: Thursday, March 28th, 6 – 9 p.m. Where: City Roots/ Park Slope (400 7th Avenue)
ARTIST CONVERSATION: SPACE, IDENTITY, AND POLITICS IN PUERTO RICO AND BEYOND An artist conversation with Jean Michael Vissepó and Kevin Quiles Bonilla on space, identity, and politics in Puerto Rico and beyond. When: Friday, March 29th, 7 p.m. Where: Bushwick/El Satano Art Space (313 Wilson Avenue)
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Adults, Kids, and Squirrels. View from home, live stream or come to Bushwick. Limited seating.Human beings turn into living sculptures and sculptures become alive and free, performing, working, and cohabitating in the studio of native NYC artist Michael Alan. When: Saturday, March 30th, 8 p.m. Where: Bushwick/Michael Alan Studio (566 Johnson Avenue)
VIRTUAL AND REAL ESTATE In conjunction with the BRIC Biennial: Volume III, South Brooklyn Edition, the Virtual and Real Estate group exhibition features work by artists Pastiche Lumumba, Daniel Bejar, and Betty Yu, that expresses the conundrums that arise from living in an age where the simulated is increasingly confused with the real. Although “estate” has previously been
defined as fixed physical properties, the exhibition troubles our notions of property, ownership, circulation, space, and most fundamentally, what it means to be “real.” The Internet provides marginalized communities a virtual space for subversion and play, meanwhile distracting from the physical realities of gentrification and land rezoning. From Lumumba’s embalmed memes to Bejar’s subversion of the ubiquitous real estate billboard, to Yu’s archive of stories by communities affected by gentrification, these works challenges the absurdity of place and placelessness to bear on the chronological depth of lived experience. When: Tuesdays-Sundays through April 7th Where: Fort Greene/ BRIC House Gallery (647 Fulton Street)
STEAMROLLER COLLABORATIONS YVETTE DRURY DUBINSKY AND VICKY TOMAYKO A two-person exhibition of work by New York Artist Yvette Drury Dubinsky and National Artist Vicky Tomayko. Dubinsky and Tomayko will be showing fifteen large monotypes with drawing and collage.
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Brooklyn Museum presents Chefs Talk & Taste, Inspired by Frida Kahlo. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through April 14th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/A.I.R Gallery (155 Plymouth Street)
ADAM SIMON, FROM THIS POSITION A solo show of new paintings by Adam Simon. When: Thursdays-Sundays through April 14th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Bushwick/STUDIO10 (56 Bogart Street)
ART AT NITEHAWK The show, on the Mezzanine level above the cafe features 12 artists working in various mediums. When: Daily through April 16th, Mon – Fri 4 – 9 p.m., SatSun: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Where: Williamsburg/ Nitehawk Cinemas (136 Metropolitan Avenue)
A solo exhibition of new work by NYC-based color painter Sanford Wurmfeld When: Wednesdays-Saturdays through April 20th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Minus Space (16 Main Street, Suite A) CURATED BY HILARY DOYLE & REID HITT HR CURATING ALICIA ADAMEROVICH, DOMINIQUE FUNG, REBECCA NESS, PHYLLIS YAO, AND MARK ZUBROVICH This exhibition presents new figurative painting that hybridizes the uncanny with caricature, exaggeration, and invented mythologies. The artists included in this show have discovered new worlds that reveal anxiety, mystery, and eeriness that reflect our current state of political unrest. When: By appointment
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AT/AGAINST OUR WILL An exhibition of welded steel sculptures by artist Helene Brandt. At/Against Our Will includes works from Brandt’s signature “Cages” series and marks the artist’s first show at A.I.R. since her debut at the gallery in 1985. When; Wednesdays-Sundays through April 14th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/A.I.R. Gallery (155 Plymouth Street)
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we can look at the ways we’re fed imagery on a daily basis and teach us how to discern for ourselves what that imagery means to us. Other Ways of Knowing references illusion and misdirection traditionally designed to influence choice and transforms them into a new visual language. This digital iteration of Other Ways of Knowing features new additions to the series never exhibited before. The screens in the Made in NY Media Center will challenge the viewer to interact with a screen – a daily routine part of our lives – within a new context, one where you’re asked to stay for longer. This exhibition explores the narrative of the series in a new and refreshing way, accomplished by the unique collaboration of the space and the artist. When: Daily through March 31st, Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: DUMBO/Made in N.Y. Media Center (30 John Street)
LIVING INSIDE SANCTUARY For two years, Brooklynbased photojournalist Cinthya Santos Briones has photographed undocumented migrants who face orders of deportation. By taking up asylum in houses of worship, often for indefinite periods of time, these individuals and their families have found both a refuge and a provisional prison. Santos Briones’ photographs are an intimate depiction of living in a state of uncertainty. Rather than present portraits of people in hopeless situations, she has chosen to convey the universal routines of their everyday lives. Birthdays are celebrated, siblings tease one another, and meals are shared. When: Daily through April 7th, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Green-Wood/GreenWood Cemetery (500 25th Street)
BLUE MOUNTAIN GALLERY AND FRIENDS: EXHIBITION TO BENEFIT THE NEW SANCTUARY COALITION A passionate group of accomplished mid-career artists are mounting an exhibit in Brooklyn Heights to benefit New Sanctuary Coalition. The New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC is an interfaith network of congregations, organizations, and individuals, standing publicly in solidarity with families and communities resisting detention and deportation in order to preserve family unity. The grass roots organization has grown from a half-dozen congregations to a City-wide Movement in only a few years. When: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays through April 28th Where: Brooklyn Heights/ McKinney Chapel Theater (119-121 Pierrepont Street)
A CERTAIN SET OF DYNAMICS Curated by Sarah Rebekah Byrd Mizer. Featuring the work of Embodied Empathy, Christopher Mahonski, Valerie Shusterov, and Kristen Neville Taylor. Jurors:
Will Hutnick and Gaby Collins-Fernandez Selected through UrbanGlass’ open curatorial call, a certain set of dynamics looks at artists using glass as a literal and metaphorical lens through which to explore human interconnection. When: Daily through May 10th Where: Fort Greene//Agnes Varis Art Center (647 Fulton Street)
RACE AND REVOLUTION: REIMAGINING MONUMENTS
The show questions the relationship between historical memory and historical monuments and what the underlying implications are for those histories that remain absent. Seventeen artists were asked to envision monuments that add depth and truth to New York’s compelling history. Exhibiting artists include Alexis Callender, Ayasha Guerin, Chip Thomas, Damien Davis, Emmaline Payette, Kamau Ware, Kimberly Becoat, Lyra Monteiro, Maureen Conner, Maureen McNeil, Marilyn Nance, Rose Desiano, Sal Munoz, Studio Darn, Zaq Landsberg and Jennifer Mack Watkins. When: Fridays through June 14th, 3 – 6 p.m. Where: Park Slope/Old Stone
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ONE: EGÚNGÚN One: Egúngún tells the life story of a twentieth-century Yorùbá masquerade dance costume (egúngún), from its origins in Ògbómọ, Nigeria, to its current home in Brooklyn. Composed of over three hundred textiles from Africa, Europe, and Asia, this egúngún swirls into motion during festivals honoring departed ancestors. Centuries old, egúngún is still practiced in Nigeria, the Republic of Benin, and in the Yorùbá diaspora. When: Daily through August 2019, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Crown Heights/ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway)
BROOKLYN ABOLITIONISTS/IN PURSUIT OF FREEDOM This major, long-term exhibit explores the unsung heroes of Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement — ordinary residents, black and white — who shaped their neighborhoods, city and nation with a revolutionary vision of freedom and equality. The exhibit is part of the groundbreaking In Pursuit of Freedom public history project that features new research on Brooklyn›s abolition movement in partnership with Weeksville Heritage Center and Irondale
Ensemble Project. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through Winter 2019, 12 – 5 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Heights/ Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont Street)
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COOKBOOK TALK WITH JESSIE SHEEHAN/THE VINTAGE BAKER & SUZY CHASE/COOKERY BY THE BOOK PODCAST Suzy Chase host of Cookery by the Book podcast in conversation with Jessie Sheehan author of The Vintage Baker cookbook. Plus treats out of the cookbook, wine & book signing. When: Monday, March 31st, 3 – 5 p.m. Where: Cobble Hill/Lizzyoung Bookseller (212 Degraw Street)
Educational THE VIRTUAL DEMENTIA TOUR An interactive experience that helps participants better understand the realities of life for persons living with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. This will be followed by a presentation of “In-Home Safety and
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Pratt Institute will open its doors for a full-day event presenting the extensive research happening through the work of its faculty, staff, and students. The annual event celebrates research in all its forms, providing the public with a behind-the-scenes look at the cutting-edge research that is changing our future, including: robotic tools for expression, innovative ways to visualize archeology, and new solutions for building on land and water. When: Saturday, March 30th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Where: Clinton Hill/ Pratt Institute (200 Willoughby Avenue)
THERE’S MORE TO JUDAISM 101? Come to BRJC, for a refresher course in Judaism and for those interested in becoming Jewish. When: Monday, April 1st, 7 p.m. Where: Bay Ridge/Bay Ridge Jewish Cebter (405 81st Street)
INTRO TO HEALING CRYSTALS WORKSHOP A workshop on how to work with crystals to improve your daily life— taught by the esteemed energy healer Jissel Ravelo (Vibra Wellness). When: Wednesday, April 3, 6 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Heights/ Earth Speaks (139 Atlantic
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screenings, stay for a Q&A with filmmakers. Program: Talking While Female (Kelli Anderson for NPR, 5 min.) Dangerous Curves (Merete Mueller, 2016, 12 min.) Fran This Summer (Mary Evangelista, 2018, 10 min.) Agua Viva (Alexa Lim Haas, 2018, 7 min.) Ice Cold (Sekiya Dorsett, 2018, 14 min.) Mami y Yo y Mi Gallito (Arisleyda Dilone, 2015, 16 min.) Hair Wolf (Mariama Diallo, 2018, 12 min.) When: Thursday, March 28th, 7 p.m.
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MIFFY THE MOVIE (2013) 68MIN In this Dutch stop motion animation, based on the book series by Dutch artist Dick Bruna, the titular rabbit and her animal friends go on a treasure hunt at the zoo. (Ages 5+) When: Monday, March 31st, 2 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Avenue)
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SPINACH SALAD WITH WALNUTS & GOATS CHEESE INGREDIENTS DRESSING: 1 tbs. red wine vinegar 1 tbs. minced shallot or red onion 2 tsp. Dijon mustard ¼ tsp. kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 3 tbs. quality walnut oil (if walnut oil is very strong, use half walnut oil and half extra-virgin olive oil) SALAD: 8 cups baby spinach leaves, stems trimmed, washed, and dried ½ cup whole or chopped toasted walnuts cup goat cheese, crumbled ¼ cup cranberries Freshly ground black pepper 3 tbs. quality walnut oil (if walnut oil is very strong, use half walnut oil and half extra-virgin olive oil)
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Brooklyn Heights spreads out in a panorama above Brooklyn Bridge Park.
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Make like a tourist and ride the NYC Ferry Spring’s here, so you won’t freeze your face off
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Yassss. Spring has finally arrived after the Winter Of Our Discontent. (Forgive me. That Shakespeare line comes to mind every March.) The NYC Ferry is Brooklyn’s best entertainment bargain once temperatures rise above 50 degrees. A ride costs $2.75, just like a subway fare. When it’s colder than that, the wind on the boat’s upstairs deck — which is where you must sit for a clear view of the scenery — makes your face hurt and numbs your fingers. Once it’s spring, it’s time to make like a tourist and cruise the East River. The best choice of the many routes the ferry service offers is the one from DUMBO to Greenpoint. It’s a thrilling experience every time you take this ride. There are so many iconic North Brooklyn buildings to see, with a world-famous bridge thrown in for good measure. The ferry ride from DUMBO to Bay Ridge is terrific too. But unless you have a camera with a telephoto lens, the beautiful buildings on this stretch of the waterfront are hard to photograph. So. The best way to see everything on the shoreline be-
tween DUMBO and Greenpoint is by getting on the ferry a stop early, over in Manhattan on Wall Street’s Pier 11. To amp up your experience, you should walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to get to Pier 11. This will give you aerial views of the East River before you head down onto the water. To avoid crowding on the bridge you can stroll it at sunrise – a bucket-list experience I highly recommend.
ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER
There are three reasons to start your ferry trip on the Manhattan side of the East River. Reason #1 is the spectacular view you see from the ferry’s deck of the famous Brooklyn Bridge with the World Trade Center rising beside it. This view will always call to mind the lives lost in the 9/11 terror attack that destroyed the Twin Towers. A good look at the new World Trade Center tower is also a reminder that New Yorkers are resilient. Reason #2 is a superb panoramic view of Brooklyn Heights, which only looks like this from out on the water. Reason # 3 is the glimpse you get of the old Watchtower headquarters as the ferry pulls into DUMBO’s Pier 1. The pale-blue building with the time-and-temperature sign on top was the world headquarters of the Jehovah’s Witnesses for
nearly a half-century. The religious organization had a blazing red electric sign on top of 30 Columbia Heights that said “WATCHTOWER” in capital letters. Last year, current owner Columbia Heights Associates, which is converting the property to an office, retail and cultural complex, successfully challenged a city Buildings Department decision that forbade it from replacing the 15-foot-tall sign letters. The new letters have not yet been put up. I can’t wait to see what they say.
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After the ferry stops at Pier 1 it cruises past Jane’s Carousel, the historic merry-go-round in Brooklyn Bridge Park. At the edge of the park the 19th-century coffee warehouse complex called Empire Stores stands in all its landmarked, red-brick glory. Manhattan Bridge looms overhead, with the DUMBO Clocktower Building standing close by at 1 Main St. Manufacturer/real estate developer Robert Gair constructed the concrete building in 1914. The many industrial properties he built in the neighborhood a century ago are referred to as “Gairville,” as history lovers know.
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Residential towers rise at the North Williamsburg ferry stop. The white building at right is Austin Nichols House.
Make like a tourist and ride the NYC Ferry
But first the boat will make a stop at the South Williamsburg ferry dock. Spitzer Enterprises is constructing a glittering glass apartment complex there, right at the water’s edge. The development’s address is 420 Kent Ave. After the ferry passes beneath the Williamsburg Bridge, you get an eyeful of the landmarked 19th-century Domino Sugar Refinery. Two Trees Management is converting it into an office and retail complex. There’s lots of great stuff in Domino Park, which surrounds the refinery, but it’s hard to see from your vantage point on the river. You should walk down to this park from Greenpoint after you’ve strolled around the neighborhood’s shops and historic houses. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Back to our ferry ride. Glassy high-rises will catch your eye long before the boat gets to the North Williamsburg dock. Alongside The landmarked Domino Sugar Refinery graces the Williamsburg shorethem, there’s a low-rise building made line. INBrooklyn photos by Lore Croghan of white reinforced concrete. It’s Austin Nichols House, designed by ar— Continued from page 10INB — chitect Cass Gilbert and built for a wholesale grocer in 1914 When you’re back on dry land you can read about Gairville and 1915. Now it’s a condo property. in a report the city Landmarks Preservation Commission Gilbert’s most famous design was the Woolworth Building wrote about the DUMBO Historic District. in lower Manhattan. Once the ferry passes the Manhattan Bridge there’s a pair The Manhattan views are epic at this point in the ferry ride. of buildings. The new one, which you’ll see first, is a condo The Empire State Building, the United Nations and the property whose address is 1 John St. Chrysler Building are there for you to see when you turn your The second one you’ll see, 10 Jay St., is a landmarked of- gaze to the East River’s opposite shore. fice building with a new glass facade on its river-facing side. After picking up passengers in North Williamsburg the The glass panels are shaped like sugar crystals because long ferry heads for Greenpoint. ago the building was the Arbuckle Brothers’ sugar refinery. A high-rise looming up ahead is called the Greenpoint. It stands at the end of the neighborhood’s ferry dock. The newly constructed tower, whose address is 21 India TOWERS BY THE FERRY DOCKS You’ll see another, more famous sugar refinery in a couple St., is partly a condo property and partly a rental-apartment building. minutes.
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ohn Patrick McPartlan, Sr, aged 97, resident of The Hideout in Lake Ariel, PA, died Sunday morning at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore, PA., surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Sally Ann O’Connor McPartlan. Born in Drumkeeran, Leitrim, Ireland, he was the son of the late James and Mary McVey McPartlan. He came to the United States in 1947 where he settled in Jackson Heights, Queens with his sister Molly and her family. He was employed by the NY Railroad for several years, and prior to his retirement, he was employed by Sunnydale Farms in Brooklyn, New York. He was a parishioner of St. Patrick’s Parish in Bay Ridge Brooklyn, NY prior to becoming a parishioner of St. Thomas Moore Church in Lake Ariel, PA. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He grew up playing traditional Irish tunes on the flute and accordion and would occasionally entertain family and friends. He liked to play a round of golf with his sons and was a long suffering, yet loyal New York Mets fan. Surviving are his daughter Terry McPartlan of Brooklyn, NY; his son, John Patrick McPartlan, Jr. and his wife Karen Chizmar McPartlan of Scotch Plains NJ; his son, Dennis James McPartlan and his wife Eileen Dowd McPartlan of Milltown NJ; his son-in-law, Martin Bajo of Staten Island, NY; grandson Jeffrey Michael McPartlan and his wife Stacey De Torres McPartlan; granddaughter Christie Lynn McPartlan Fitzpatrick and her husband, Kevin Fitzpatrick; granddaughters, Caitlin Ryan Bajo and Heather Rose Bajo, grandson Sean Patrick McPartlan, and granddaughter Colleen Mary McPartlan, and great-granddaughter, Lily James McPartlan, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Special Thanks to Jessyka O’Heren long-time caregiver, friend, and someone we all consider a family member. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Ann O’Connor McPartlan, his daughter Mary Ann McPartlan Bajo, and siblings, Molly McPartlan Kelly, Annie T. McPartlan, Thomas McPartlan, Bridget McPartlan Carney, Edward McPartlan, and Josie McPartlan. Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 4 pm to 8 pm at the James Wilson Funeral Home, 143 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel, PA and Wednesday morning, March 27, 2019 from 9 to 10:30 am. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 26, 2019 at 11 am at St. Thomas Moore Church, 105 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel, PA. Interment will follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, 220 Church Street, Moscow, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. To leave an online condolence, please visit the funeral home website at www.jameswilsonfuneralhome.com.
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