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Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy closing in June BY PAULA KATINAS PAULA@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM

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Golden for political support, may need to look for other opportunities in 2020. If Max Rose is successful in building a war chest through small donations, he may be able to pass on PAC and corporate donations. His vision will improve the lives of regular Americans living in the 11th District but he will need more than two years to do it. Hopefully, his first priority will be to tackle the problems of our overburdened transit system. Federal support could help avert an MTA toll and fare hike. The agency announced it will likely raise bus and subway fares and tolls, which has drawn well deserved criticism. It’s too bad we can’t use political lobbying money to actually help the people.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Academy will shut its doors in June.

Since 2012, enrollment at OLG has dropped from 217 students to 120 this year, according to an information sheet posted and on the acadethe sidewalks to conduct more Facebook frequent collections of my’s page. While trash from the cans. the number of students Brannan, a Democrat who has sharply decreased, represents Dyker Heights, the Bay cost of educating those Ridge and parts of Bensonhurst, said he’s delighted thatup. Fight youngsters has gone It Back Bay Ridge is pitching in. currently costs more than “This is just another exam$6,000 ple of per the child. long tradition we have Baycurrent Ridge andschool Dyker “Forinthe Heights of civic minded year, 2018-2019, our budget groups and individuals helpshows a deficit of $215,377. In ing their neighbors for the addition, the fund balance betterment of our community,”the Brannan toldis this newsin academy $559,633. paper. that means is that What Brannan urged others to the academy doesand notpick have “give them a hand up enough funds to meet any stray litter they might encounter.”

expenses,” Masaracchio wrote. Had it chosen to stay open, the academy would have faced the dire choice of seriously cutting back

on services, according to Masaracchio. “To attempt to continue the academy while further curtailing academic services and extra-curricular activities would be a

serious disservice to your sons and daughters,” he wrote in his letter to parents. News of the school’s closure hit social media sites like wildfire.

The Facebook group Italian Enclaves posted a notice of the closure that drew several responses, including posts from people who offered theories as to why Catholic schools like OLG are dying. Angela Cucuzza, who wrote that she graduated from OLG “many moons ago,” said the strength of public school in Bensonhurst is a factor. “The issue here is that city public schools in and around the neighborhood are significantly better than they were years ago. And you cannot compete with free,” she wrote, referring to the fact that Catholic schools, like all private schools, charge tuition. Another Facebook user, Robert Armati, said parents are in a tight squeeze financially and can no longer afford to send their kids to Catholic school. “Many people talk about the whole ‘priest thing’ but the reality is that people cannot afford the high and rising property taxes and pay tuition as well. I send my kids to public school but if I could afford it I would have sent them to Catholic school,” he wrote.

OLG pastor seeks to dispel rumors of church closing BY PAULA KATINAS PAULA@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM

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n the wake of the blockbuster announcement of the impending closure of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Academy in Bensonhurst, rumors began flying across the social media landscape that the church affiliated with the school is also about to shut its doors. Not true, said the Rev. Msgr. Robert Romano, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Eager to dispel the rumors, Romano posted a statement on Facebook and on the parish’s website in Photo via Google Maps which he issued a flat-out denial that Our Lady of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Guadalupe is closing. “There have been some our youth program and oth- School in Bensonhurst, rumors made as to the er highly active community Brooklyn will be closing its closing of our church. Let organizations. If you have doors after this school year. me be the first to dispel any questions or concerns, The church will remain those rumors. Our church please contact our rectory,” open although we aren’t has its doors open and will Romano wrote. confident as to how long,” a continue to do so, as well as “Our Lady of Guadalupe Facebook user wrote on the

Italian Enclaves page. Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church has a history of surviving despite the odds. Located at 7201 15th Ave., it was established as a parish in 1906. In the beginning, parishioners attended mass in a simple frame building, according to a history page on the church’s website. The church building was constructed in 1908. It was destroyed by fire in 1933 and was rebuilt. Forty years later, in 1973, another fire damaged the church’s interior. It was rebuilt again, according to the website. Last week, rumors of the parish’s demise spread like wildfire after it was announced by Board of Directors Chairperson Michael Masaracchio that Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Academy would close in June due to rapidly declining enrollment and escalating operating costs.


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Cops seek pair in South Slope for stealing child’s phone BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@ BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM

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Multiple car crash occurs just outside the 68th Precinct station house BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER. COM

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multiple car crash occurred near the 68th Precinct station house in Bay Ridge on Fri. Feb. 8. According to authorities, three vehicles were involved in a collision at around 8:22

p.m. near 65th Street and Third Avenue, just a short distance from the precinct. The drivers of the two moving cars claimed that they were traveling straight ahead when the sides of their cars made contact. The third

vehicle involved in the accident was parked; no one was inside. Police and firefighters arrived on the scene immediately. No injuries were sustained and no arrests were made.

olice are looking for two young men wanted for attacking and robbing a 12-year-old boy in the South Slope area. According to authorities, on Mon., Feb. 4, at around 3:05 p.m., the two crooks approached the victim on 17th Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues. One of them slapped the victim’s cellphone from his hand, knocking it to the ground. The other perp punched him in the face and took the phone from the ground before fleeing the scene. The victim suffered pain and swelling to his face. Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime

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A surveillance image of one of the suspects. Stoppers website at www. nypdcrimestoppers.com, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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68 TH PRECINCT The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton. DOUBLE TROUBLE: A 77-year-old man was attacked by a pair of strangers at 14th Avenue and 62nd Street on Wed., Feb. 6. at around 12:30 a.m. Cops say the victim was walking on the sidewalk when he bumped into the unknown attackers. One of the men punched him in the face. The two then fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victim’s grandson took him to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn. No arrests have been made. BUSTED: A 38-year-old man was arrested for alleged trespassing inside an apartment on 68th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues on Wed., Feb. 6. Reports say that at around 8:15 p.m. the suspect gained access through the rear fence. DISAPPEARING BAG: An unknown perp took off with a pocketbook left on the counter of a department store at Fifth Avenue and 86th Street by a 23-year-old woman on Weds., Feb. 6. at around 9:20 p.m. No charges were made on the victim’s credit cards inside the store. No arrests have been made. CASH OUT: A 54-year-old woman was scammed out of $1,600 on Tues., Feb. 5 when an unknown crook cashed one of her checks. The victim, who resides on Mackay Place between Shore Road and Narrows Avenue, told cops that she didn’t sign the check and doesn’t recognize the name of the person on the check. No arrests have been made. UNSPECIAL DELIVERY: An unknown crook stole a package from an apartment building on Gatling Place between 88th and 90th Streets on Thurs., Feb. 8 at around 2:50 p.m. Cops say the perp nabbed the package, which belonged to a 55-year-old woman, and fled the scene. No arrests have been made.

62 ND PRECINCT The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend.

got into a car and drove eastbound on Shore Parkway. No arrests have been made.

PUNCH, PARK AND RUN: A 50-year-old man driving at 85th Street and 23rd Avenue on Fri., Feb. 8 at around 10:30 p.m. was assaulted by another man, believed to be about 30, who stood in front of his car so the victim would have to stop, then walked around to the driver’s side of the vehicle, opened the car door, punched the victim in the stomach and pulled him out of the car. The assailant, say cops, then got into the car and parked it on the southwest corner of the intersection. He grabbed the keys, ran out of the car and fled northbound on 23rd Avenue. No arrests have been made.

BROOMSTICK ASSAULT: A 32-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly striking her 31-year-old boyfriend with a broomstick inside a home on Bay 17th Street between Shore Parkway and Cropsey Avenue on Sat., Feb. 9. According to reports, the two got into an argument at around 6 a.m. when the woman allegedly grabbed the broom and hit the victim in the face, bruising him and drawing blood.

PHONE HEIST: A cellphone store near Shore and Bay Parkways was robbed of $2,600 worth of merchandise on Sat., Feb. 9 at around 3:35 p.m. Cops say a pair of crooks, described as men in their 20s, walked in, and grabbed some phones from a display case. When an employee approached them, one of the crooks said, “Do you want to get hit?” The two then fled the store with the phones,

RUNNING SCARED: An unknown perp attempted to burglarize a private school near 79th Street and Bay Parkway on Tues., Feb. 5 at around 5:50 p.m. Cops say the break-in occurred through the rear of the school building, and the would-be robber gained access through an office window, prying it open with an unknown object. While he was inside, the perp heard someone else moving around inside the building and fled through the front door, heading southbound on Bay Parkway. No property was taken and no arrest has been made.


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Sunset celebrates Lunar New Year at annual parade BY MEAGHAN MCGOLDRICK MMCGOLDRICK@ BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM

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unset Park celebrated Lunar New Year in style on Sun., Feb. 10 at the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association’s annual parade. The event, officially dubbed the “Chinese New Year Celebration Parade,” is put on each year by the BCAA and, this year, marked the dawn of the Year of the Pig. Festivities began at 11 a.m. at the grandstand at Eighth Avenue and 50 th Street, where a bevy of performances and various other cultural activities enthralled attendees. As in past years, the afternoon affair included

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Scenes from the Sunset Park Lunar New Year Parade.

a fireworks display, a traditional lion dance, a Kung-Fu demonstration and a mass of creative works by local schoolchildren. The parade kicked off at 1 p.m. and concluded around 2:30 p.m. at 61st Street. As part of the celebration, the traditional Chinese lion dance is performed in front of each store that is passed in hopes of bringing good luck and good fortune to the community. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. The BCAA was founded in 1988 and is based in Sunset Park. According to its website, the non-profit was started “in response to the growing needs of the Asian-American communities” within Sunset Park, Borough Park and Bay Ridge.


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Bay Ridge group holds annual community pancake breakfast

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ancakes were flying off the griddle at the annual Bay Ridge Cares community pancake breakfast on Sat., Feb. 9 at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church at 8401 Ridge Blvd. Bay Ridge felt like a small town as neighbors packed the church basement for a good, old-fashioned community breakfast. Bay Ridge Cares was formed by City Councilmember Justin Brannan and a group of his friends in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. They joined together to prepare and deliver hot meals to homeowners and recovery workers in neighborhoods devastated by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, ultimately delivering over 26,000 meals in the months following Sandy. The group has since raised funds for various charitable endeavors including assisting families of children with cancer to help pay for treatments. A highlight of the event was when Brannan presented the organization with a donation. “For those of you that don’t know, I am a vegetarian so I don’t eat bacon but I do try to bring home the bacon for the district,” Brannan said. “So I have a $5,000 check today to present to Bay Ridge Cares so they can keep doing the great work that they do.” Attending the breakfast was a who’s who of elected officials and community leaders including U.S. Rep. Max Rose, state Sen. Andrew Gounardes, Assemblymembers Nicole Malliotakis and Mathylde Frontus, and former Councilmember Vincent Gentile. “This is something that Bay Ridge Cares has come up with as a way of bringing the community together,” Gentile told this paper. “It really is a product of the small-town feeling in a big city and that’s what the pancake breakfast is all about. To really engender that feeling of a small town

Gounardes was introduced as a founding member of Bay Ridge Cares. “There’s so much ugliness in the world; there’s so much division, discord and disunity and somehow we forget that we are all neighbors,” Gounardes said. “We all walk on the same streets and we all send our kids to the same schools, shop in the same stores,’ he continued. “We all breathe the same air; we all bleed the same blood. This is what it’s about; it’s about community. It’s about coming together, forgetting everything else, and being able to talk to each other like human beings.” Frontus received the loudebrooklyn media/Photos by Arthur de Gaeta est applau s e Councilmember Justin Brannan presents $5,000 check to Bay Ridge Cares. when she said, coloring books all the good they were doing. and “Let me to all the small “This movement that you all not be clear, I h o w children in have built here, this effort to we can attendance. help those who are most in live in Coney Rose intro- need inspires me,” Rose said. a c t u a l l y Island but my put food on duced himself “I’ve just got back from heart is right here the table for as “both your Washington, D.C. last night Chloe Carnerro in Bay Ridge. This those most in with the Cyclones’ is my second home congressman and it is utterly broken,” he need . . . You went on. “They’re spending and Justin BranPee Wee. and I wouldn’t all give me have it any other nan’s assistant.” all their time trying to figway.” She thanked the He thanked ure out how we can build a hope that we can do so much entire membership of Bay everyone for wall on the southern border better.” Ridge Cares for all their hard work. Catalina Alston “What really brings me enjoys her pancakes. joy this morning is to know that we have organizations Bay Ridge. So, we’ve sold out just like Bay Ridge Cares who are standing as the today and that’s a good sign rock of this community that a lot of people agree to bring us together,” she with us that they want to continue to build on that added. spirit.” Malliotakis thanked everyone for coming out The breakfast was provided by the owners to support what she called of Tom’s Restaurant and a great organization beincluded pancakes, eggs, cause of all the charitable bacon, coffee and juice. Volwork it does. “This is a unteers from Fort Hamilton great way to celebrate the High School helped serve Tom’s Coney Island owner Jimmy Kokotas with volunteers from Fort Bay Ridge community,” the breakfast and hand out Hamilton High School’s outreach program. she added.

Assemblymembers Mathylde Frontus and Nicole Malliotakis with Pee Wee.

Siblings Arushn and Saam Katar at breakfast.

Zachary and Thomas Krupczyn with the Cyclones Pee Wee.


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New Utrecht High School, 1601 80th St., hosted its 27th annual Lunar New Year event to celebrate the Year of the Pig, but with a twist. On Fri. Feb. 8, the school worked together with Franklin D. Roosevelt High School and Edward R. Murrow High School for the first joint-school Lunar New Year celebration in Brooklyn. See brooklynreporter.com for the full story.

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Art TANGIBLE

A solo exhibition of Min Liu’s animations and installations. Curated by Thomas D. Rotenberg, Tangible examines the format of animation/ moving image by exploring the relationship between its digital representation and analog and physical experience. Blurring the boundary between the visible and the tangible, Min Liu offers her unique styles and fresh perspectives on what animation is, and could be. When: Daily through February 28th, Mon-Fri – 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sat – Sun: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Made in N.Y. Media Center (30 John Street)

JOHN MONTI: HEARTS AND STEMS

A solo show of sculpture by John Monti. In this exhibition Monti brings the entire gallery space into play

with a profuse installation of wall-mounted sculptures of hearts and flowers. When: Thursdays-Sundays through March 10th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Bushwick/STUDIO10 (56 Bogart Street)

BRIC BIENNIAL: VOLUME III, SOUTH BROOKLYN EDITION This third iteration of the BRIC Biennial presents artists living and working in South Brooklyn, including the neighborhoods of Park Slope, Gowanus, Sunset Park, and Bay Ridge, highlighting the significance of Brooklyn as a place where artists create work and develop their careers. When: Tuesdays-Sundays through April 7th, Tue-Fri: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat – Sun: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/ BRIC House Gallery (647 Fulton Street)

THE FUTURE MINUS SPACE is honored to present the solo exhibition

Julian Dashper: The Future. This is the late artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery and commemorates ten years of his passing. The exhibition will highlight select art works produced during the 1990s and early 2000s. When: Wednesdays-Saturdays through February 16th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Minus Space (16 Main Street, Suite A)

POP PORN Curated by Matt Myers, aka Eronin, Pop-Porn spotlights five artists working with modern concepts of eroticism and desire, and how it is essential to us right now. When: Through February 17th Where: Gowanus/MF Gallery (213 Bond Street)

ARCHITECTURE OF MEMORY: CHERYL MOLNAR SOLO The artist’s process begins with documentation: Molnar photographs locations newly traveled and wellknown and loved. These photographs are digitally stitched together, combining landscapes with structures from various “memories.” This is the way we experience memories: we confuse the place and time, the structures bleed together, places patched together in our minds the way Molnar

collages photographs, like concretized memories. These are the improbable landscapes of our memory, given physical shape. On view for “The Architecture of Memory” will be recent collaged paintings on panel as well as small-scale editioned work that reveal much of the early stages of her process, much like “sketches” but done through photographs and digital manipulation. When: By appointment only through February 22nd Where: Greenpoint/Arete Venue and Gallery (67 West Street)

BONNIE COLLURA: PRINCE Bonnie Collura’s sculptural installation Prince critiques our culture’s pattern of repeating iconic characters, gestures, and polarizing traits to create heroes. In her ongoing project, Collura interprets the Prince figure as an amalgamation of four archetypal male characters from history, religion, and popular culture: Jesus, St. Sebastian, C-3PO (the droid from Star Wars), and Abraham Lincoln. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through February 24th, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth Street)

ONLY THE BEST

Image courtesy of the artist and Urban Glass

Fresh Masters: The UrbanGlass MFA Exhibition will be on exhibit through March 9th at Urban Glass. As soon as you walk in, what seems like a particularly melodious cacophony of photographs, gives way to a configuration that takes the spectator through them organically. Each artist’s unparalleled point of view comes through. Part of this season’s exploration of thematic approaches to collecting, Only The Best highlights new or unexhibited pieces by gallery artists, and takes its name from the Baron Von Fancy piece that both announces and critiques the exhibition. There are certain qualities particular to photography, and each of these artists is addressing one if not more. Fred Cray uses the photographic materials to confound and to repeat elements. This piece is literally collaged, with a cut-

out moon placed adjacent to the original print. Both hover over a silhouetted dog. David Brandon Geeting continues his still lifes that look like collages, but aren’t. S.B. Walker’s contribution is a landscape that persists in appearing like something else. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through February 28th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Janet Borden Inc (91 Water Street)

IN WHICH WE ALL KISS SOMETHING SECRETLY A collaborative exhibition, this show combines photo light-boxes, created by photographer Maria Mercedes Martinez, with poetry by Denver Butson. When: Saturdays through March 2nd, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: Carroll Gardens/Court Tree Collective (371 Court

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FRESH MASTERS: THE URBANGLASS MFA EXHIBITION Curated by Ben Wright, with jurors Graciela Cassel and Graham Caldwell. Featuring work by: Evan Burnette, Anna Parisi, James Ronner, Kristine Rumman, and Heather Sutherland. When: Daily through March 9th, Saturday hours: 11 a.m. – 7:30p.m. Sunday hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Downtown Brooklyn/ Urban Glass (647 Fulton Street)

EVERY 16 HOURS A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce Every 16 Hours, an exhibition by artist Kadie Salfi. Salfi will be showing a new body of work including paintings that put American gun culture in the crosshairs. This is Salfi’s first solo exhibition in New York City. When; Wednesdays-Sundays

through March 10th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/A.I.R. Gallery (155 Plymouth Street)

ON PLANE VIEW Showcasing the photographs of Max de Esteban and Doug Fogelson. Doug Fogelson’s ‘Forms and Records’, explores the physicality and science of the photograph, through a formal exploration of objects, and their representation as photograms. He works with objects that either have a link to the natural world, or with outmoded technology such as vinyl records and architectural forms. The exhibition includes seven unique silver gelatin photograms and six-color, limited edition prints made from color transparency photograms. The photograms are created through a series of carefully considered multiple

exposures, with the color work incorporating additive color mixing, and blending of light. When: Wednesdays-Saturdays through March 10th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Klompching Gallery (89 Water Street)

A SOUND OF LIGHT, APPEARING AROUND THE BEND In this all-encompassing maze-like installation by Barbara Campisi, LEDs form colored lines of light when reflected off translucent ‘walls’, confounding any sense of orientation. The viewers, as they walk inside the piece, complete it through their process of discovery. During performances, dancers wearing lights move through and activate the light-based artwork, creating moving lines of light. When: Thursdays-Sundays through March 16th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Prospect Heights/ FiveMyles (558 St. John’s Place)

UNDERGROUND HEROES: NEW YORK TRANSIT IN COMICS New York’s 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 March 17th, TuesdayFriday: 10am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm Where: Downtown Brooklyn/ New York Transit Museum (99 Schermerhorn St)

WHEN WE WERE STRANGERS

What does it mean to be in love? For eight years, in images, writing and life, plain and simple, we have tried to tease out the answer. Love is a cliche, an idea so easy to imagine but impossible to grasp. Like an overripe fruit, it collapses with a bit of pressure into cloying sweetness and the faint sense of something lost. At its most basic, falling in love means cleaving away something of yourself and becoming something else. It’s painful and hard, but also carries the potential for

profound transformation. When We Were Strangers is the first part of a lifelong project deconstructing love through the prism of our relationship. This first chapter is a love poem of sorts, one that charts what happens when two people attempt to become something more and less than that, when we are more unknown stranger to each other than anything else. But love is an ouroboros that eats the past that came before it. Who was I before you? We are interested in the frayed edges, the messy intersections, the elements of ourselves lost and new facets gained in the process, and the limits to all of that. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through March 22nd, 11 a.m. 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/United Photo Industries (16 Main Street)

NICHOLAS GALANIN: THE VALUE OF SHARPNESS

Nicholas Galanin offers perspective rooted in connection to land and an engagement with contemporary culture. For over a decade, Galanin has been embedding incisive observation into his work, investigating and expanding intersections of culture and concept in form, image and sound. For “The Value of Sharpness: When It Falls,”

Galanin has created sixty porcelain hatchets, which are suspended from the gallery ceiling. When: Thursdays-Saturdays through March 23rd, 2 – 6 p.m., Where: Park Slope/Open Source Gallery (306 17th Street)

ENRICO RILEY: NEW WORLD The paintings are part of an unfolding and evolving cycle that investigates themes of historical and contemporary violence, martyrdom, grief, and the middle passage within a spatial domain. Enrico Riley challenges viewers to decipher and contextualize his work’s fractured narratives. For many Americans, exposure to the plethora of recent media examples of reflexive violence perpetrated on African-Americans has blurred the boundaries between the historical record with which our country is so familiar and the problems still facing contemporary culture today. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through March 23rd, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Prospect Park/Jenkins Johnson Projects (207 Ocean Avenue)

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based 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)

devoted to the iconic painter and the first in the United States to display a collection of her clothing and other personal possessions, which were rediscovered and inventoried in 2004 after being locked away since Kahlo’s death, in 1954. They are displayed alongside important paintings, drawings, and photographs from the celebrated Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art, as well as related historical film and ephemera. To highlight the collecting interests of Kahlo and her husband, muralist Diego Rivera, works from our extensive holdings of Mesoamerican art are also included. When: Daily through May 12th Where: Crown Heights/ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway)

FRIDA KAHLO: APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEIVING

THE OLD STONE HOUSE: WITNESS TO WAR

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s unique and immediately recognizable style was an integral part of her identity. Kahlo came to define herself through her ethnicity, disability, and politics, all of which were at the heart of her work. Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving is the largest U.S. exhibition in ten years

A self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues

relevant in today’s world. When: Saturdays & Sundays through August, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: Park Slope/Old Stone House (336 3rd Street)

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)

Books & Readings

A LOVE LETTER READING VII

Oleariam’s A Love Letter Reading invites participants to share personal, unsent

letters as a form of release. The love shared is not limited and all types of emotions are welcomed to be expressed. The night offers a safe and inclusive space, inviting vulnerable actions, words, and art. Performers for A Love Letter Reading VII will be artists of various mediums, based in the local area as well as traveling from Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. Oleariam invites audience members to bring their personal, written letters for a transformative installation within the event space. When: Thursday, February 14th, 7 – 10 p.m. Where: Bushwick/Powrplnt (562 Evergreen Avenue)

BROOKLYN WRITERS SPACE READING SERIES

The Brooklyn Writers Space’s monthly reading series features works and works-in-progress from community members who help give our borough its literary reputation. Our February installment features Icelandic author Bjorn Halldorsson (Misdemeanours), playwright Stephen Aubrey (The Assembly), and Lena Valencia (One Story), Alexander Wilson. When: Friday, February 15th, 7 p.m. Where: Park Slope/ Community Bookstore (143

7th Avenue)

ESMÉ WEIJUN WANG: THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS W/ ALICE SOLA KIM

In The Collected Schizophrenias, Esmé Weijun Wang details her journey toward her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder and provides insight into a condition long misunderstood. Written with a sharp analytic eye, which she honed as a former lab researcher at Stanford, these essays range from exploring the depths of a rare form of psychosis to how she uses fashion to present as highfunctioning; from the failures of the higher education system to the complexity of compounding factors such as PTSD and Lyme disease. When: Tuesday, February 19th, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Where: Cobble Hill/Books are Magic (225 Smith Street)

TIME FLOWS LIKE A RIVER AMIT CHAUDHURI AND JAMES WOOD

Amit Chaudhuri takes up the question of the divide between fiction and nonfiction, novel and memoir in Friend of My Youth (NYRB), the story of a house and a city told through geography, history, politics, and fable. New Yorker critic, essayist and novelist, James Wood (Upstate, 2018)

has written extensively about Amit Chaudhuri’s work and this will be their first public conversation. Chaudhuri is also a critically acclaimed singer in the North Indian classical tradition. He will perform two of his own compositions, accompanied by guitarist Phil Robson, prefacing the music with remarks that connect his music to his writing and life. When: Wednesday, February 20th, 7 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/Center for Fiction (15 Lafayette Avenue)

Educational WINTER TREE ID WALK

Join Sam Bishop, Education Director and Arborist for Trees New York, and Ashleigh Pettus, Operations Manager for Trees New York, to learn how to identify some of the common conifers of Green-Wood and New York City. Learn how to use needles and cones to help with identification, the role that conifers play in the urban environment, and how different varieties of conifers can have a place in any urban garden. When: Sunday, February 17th, 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Where: Greenwood/GreenWood Cemetery (500 25th Street)

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SERVICES Affordable housing lottery applications, rent freezes for seniors or disabled, credit counseling, tenant rights, legal assistance etc. When: Thursday, February 14th, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Flatbush/NHS Brooklyn (2806 Church Avenue)

MAD LOVE: ART AND PARTNERSHIP They say love is a many splendored thing, but when it comes to art it can mean the whole world. The quest to find partnership in the form of your artistic equal has helped to create some of the most amazing and sometimes tumultuous stories in all of art history. From Frida and Diego, to Rausenberg and Johns to the many loves of Max Ernst, we will explore several partnerships that helped change the art world forever. When: Monday, February

18th, 8:30 – 10 p.m. Where: Prospect Heights/ Brooklyn Brainery (190 Underhill Avenue)

BUILD THE BLOCK NEIGHBORHOOD POLICING AND SAFETY MEETING/BAY RIDGE/ DYKER HEIGHTS The 68th Precinct Sector B invite you to a discussion of the public safety challenges in your neighborhood. When: Tuesday, February 19th, 6:30 p.m. Where: Dyker Heights/ St. George Community Venter (6209 11th Avenue)

Family Fun LUNAR NEW YEAR WITH BA BAN CHINESE MUSIC SOCIETY “Red” is the traditional Chinese color. It is the color of “happiness.” It is the color of Lunar New Year. Developed from a story line of how the

Chinese celebrate Lunar New Year, this program is both entertaining and informative. Along with festive music and red ribbon dance, artists from Ba Ban Chinese Music Society wish you great prospects and joyfulness in the Year of the Pig. Dyker Singers will be presenting Chinese songs to wish you a Happy New Year! When: Friday, February 15th, 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Where: Dyker Heights/Dyker Library (8202 13th Avenue) Year of the Pig celebration Celebratory giveaways, cultural performances, and a delicious taste of Chinese cuisine. When: Friday, February 15th, 6 – 9 p.m. Where: Downtown Brooklyn/ Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street)

MUSIC WELCOMES IN SHABBAT Hosted by BRJC, Fourth Avenue & 81st Street, Brooklyn, every third Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. the BRJC band will welcome Shabbat with new songs and melodies. Get ready to sing and clap to the beat of the music and prayers of our heart. All ages welcome. When: Friday, February 15th, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Where; Bay Ridge/Bay Ridge Jewish Center (405 East 81st Street)

MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP FAMILY FUN SERIES: SALSA CLASS Learn the steps and rhythms of this favorite Latin social dance. This energetic class will include stretching, body isolations, and basic partnering. For all ages and abilities. No experience necessary. When: Saturday, February 16th, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/Mark Morris Dance Center (3 Lafayette Avenue)

CELEBRATE LUNAR NEW YEAR: BA BAN CHINESE MUSIC Ba Ban Chinese music performers celebrating the year of the Pig. Sponsored by the BPL and Apple Bank for the fourth straight year, this two-week series of Chinese music and dance will be performed When: Saturday, February 16th, 2 p.m. Where: Bensonhurst/Ulmer Park Library (2602 Bath Avenue)

KINGSBOROUGH MUSICAL SOCIETY CHORUS REHEARSALS The Kingsborough Musical Society Chorus, Mark Mangini, Conductor, is seeking choral singers. They offer a mixed repertoire of theater, folk, and classical music. They perform two free annual concerts in

December and May. Previous choral experience is helpful. For information about joining the Chorus, please call: Steve Friedman at (718) 338-9132. When: Thursdays through April, 7:30p.m. Where: Marine Park/ King’s Chapel Church (2702 Quentin Road)

BKLYN WINTER GAMES

Extreme speeds, pulsing music and multi-player adrenaline — join the gaming craze at Brooklyn’s first VR e-sports tournament. Winter Games will feature challenging Virtual Reality games. The roster includes: Beat Saber, a rhythm game, where your goal is to slash the beats with sabers as they are coming at you, Space Pirate Trainer, a classic arcade throwback where contestants fight off relentless waves of droids with weapons and Sprint Vector, the body runs, jumps, drifts and zips with extreme speeds in a VR world. When: Saturdays & Sundays through February Where: DUMBO/Winter Games VR Pop Up (445 Albee Square West)

ROCK VOICES

Community choir that sings only rock music. No auditions, no experience necessary. Enrollment continues throughout February, and you can try

it for three weeks risk-free. Find your voice. Feed your spirit. Make new friends. When: Tuesday, February 19th, 7 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Heights/First Unitarian Congregational Church (119-121 Pierrepont Street)

Film PROGRAMMERS NOTEBOOK: ON LOVE The first in a new recurring series in which BAM’s film programming team responds to a thoughtprovoking theme. This wide-ranging survey presents some of cinema’s most perceptive portraits of this fundamental emotion in all of its disparate forms — romantic, familial, fraternal, self-love, love of nature, love as passion, love as pain, and everything in between. The series opens on Valentine’s Day with Gina Prince-Bythewood’s celebrated debut feature, Love & Basketball (2000), in which Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps’ passion for the game is rivaled only by their passion for each other. The series’ panoramic view of romantic love includes Pedro Almodóvar’s noir and melodrama-drenched Russian nesting doll of storytelling, gender identity, and desire.

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When: Daily through February 21st, See schedule @ www. bam.org Where: Fort Greene/BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Avenue)

BAM SENIOR CINEMA– BRIGHT ROADS (1953) Starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte. Reservations are required and can be made up to three weeks in advance. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Complimentary popcorn and soda are available. All cinemas are wheelchair accessible and offer infrared systems for people who are hard of hearing (upon request). For reservations, call 718.636.4122. When Friday, February 15th, 10 a.m. Where: Fort Greene/Bam Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Avenue)

Food & Drink Whiskey Wars Tour and Tasting: Date Night Edition (St. Valentine’s Day) BLDG 92 and Kings County Distillery bring you a special “date night” addition to the popular “Whiskey Wars Tour and Tasting.” Designed specifically for couples and best friends, participants will be introduced to local lore around whiskey and have a fully-guided tasting experience that includes a taste of 4 – 6 whiskeys that are crafted onsite. To cap off the experience, each guest will be provided with a free drink ticket to enjoy at the historic Gatehouse tasting room once the tour concludes (that’s a tour, tasting and drink). When: Friday, February 14th Where: Brooklyn Navy Yard/ Bldg 92

PARK SLOPE FARMER’S MARKET For one day only, Down to Earth Markets will bring together a selection of our favorite local crafts and artisan spirits makers for a pop-up within the farmers market. Get ready for holiday entertaining and gift giving and support local makers all in one fun shopping event. When: Sunday, February 17th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where; Park Slope/Down to Earth Park Slope Farmer’s Market (296 4th Street)

Health ZUMBA FOR OLDER ADULTS Have fun and raise your heart rate. Dance your cares away. These free Zumba classes are taught by a certified Zumba Instructor. All fitness levels welcome. For adults aged 17 and up. When: Friday, February 15th, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Where: Bedford Stuyvesant/ Saratoga Library (8 Thomas S. Boyland Street)

FITNESS FUN Group exercise provided by The Friends of New Utrecht Library When: Friday, February 15th, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Where: Bensonhurst/New Utrecht Library (1743 86th Street)

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Grand Canyon Restaurant on Montague St. is known throughout the borough. Everything on the menu is delicious. This week, owners Victor and Cesar are bragging about their healthy Apple Salad. Enjoy mixed greens, tomato, cucumbers, green peppers, onions, walnuts, feta, dried cranberries and sliced apple served with your choice of dressing!

Clark’s Diner’s breakfast menu is legendary and owner Mark tells Faces that customers are loving its Brioche French Toast. Maybe that’s because Clark’s offers customers a large selection of add-ons with their French Toast, including chocolate chips, bananas, strawberries, sausage, bacon, turkey bacon, Canadian bacon and walnuts. Clarkdiner@gmail. com

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Eye on Gerritsen Beach

Welcome to the Gerritsen Beach shoreline.

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It looks like a New England fishing village. That’s what people sometimes say when they describe Gerritsen Beach to New York newcomers. Actually, it’s much cooler than that. It’s a unique piece of Brooklyn. The neighborhood is situated on a peninsula, which gives it the feel of a snug, selfcontained destination. There are docks and boats in marinas, and residents’ back yards, on waterways called Shell Bank Creek and Plumb Beach Channel. Also, there’s Shell Bank Canal, which bisects the peninsula. Gerritsen Beach’s devel-

GERRITSEN BEACH Gerritsen Beach was originally part of the town of Gravesend, named for Wolfert Gerritsen van Kouwenhoven, who in 1629 was offered the land from the Dutch West India Company. In 1665, his descendent Hugh Gerritsen built a house and tidewater mill on Gerritsen Creek, now part of Marine Park, and 100 years later, his descendants are said to have used the mill to grind flour for George Washington’s troops in the American Revolution. With Gerritsen Beach still primarily rural, William C. Whitney, secretary of the Navy under President Grover Cleveland, bought 67 acres of land in the neighborhood in 1899 and renovated a 150-year-old mansion for a racing lodge. A land speculator then bought 1,100 lots near the Shell Bank Creek in 1920 and in 1923, doubled his investment by selling them to Realty Associates. The firm transformed what were some squatters’ bungalows and by the late 1920s, they were so popular that some of their owners winterized them to live there year-round. Larger two-story homes with back yards were eventually built and by the 1930s, Gerritsen Beach had more than 1,500 homes. —Norm Goldstein

oper, Realty Associates, created this waterway in the 1920s while constructing the 1,800 or so homes that comprise the neighborhood. Nearly all the houses are winterized bungalows with immense charm. The streets on the south side of the canal are especially narrow — and therefore especially picturesque.

THE CREEK SEEN FROM GARLAND COURT Start in the part of the neighborhood that’s north of that bisecting waterway, the Shell Bank Canal.

Take the bus to the stop on the corner of Gerritsen and Bijou avenues and walk west.

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RECOVERY AFTER SUPERSTORM SANDY The neighborhhood was hugely harmed by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. But it is beautiful again thanks to residents’ grit and perseverance. Sandy socked Gerritsen Beach with a 10foot storm surge. It flooded the basements and first floors of the cherished houses. The aftermath was nightmarish. The volunteer-operated Gerritsen Beach Fire Department, Gerritsen Beach Cares and the Gerritsen Beach Long Term Recovery Project did heroic work in the hurricanestricken neighborhood. Homeowners have worked mightily to renovate and rebuild. Some of the residents have constructed tall foundations for their houses to comply with insurance regulations and protect their homes in the event of future floods. The city-administered, federally funded Build It Back program and the state’s Project UPLIFT program have been helpful to them.

THE B31 BUS IS YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND If you’re heading there from north or central Brooklyn, you need a certain amount of fortitude to travel to Gerritsen Beach on public transit. It’s waaay down at the end of the B31 bus route, which you hop onto at the B and Q trains’ Kings Highway Station. When you get an eyeful of Gerritsen Beach’s waterfront vistas, you’ll be glad you made the trek. There are scores of different routes you can take for an eye-pleasing walk through the neighborhood. The one we devised seeks the shoreline at every turn. Because of the way the streets are laid out, there’s a lot of zigzagging involved to get to places where the water is visible. It’s helpful to keep a map of Gerritsen Beach open on your phone. Here are six publicly accessible waterfront spots for you to see. Zip up your heaviest winter coat and let’s go.

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— Continued from page 13INB — You’ll find Garland Court, which has a wide-open view of Shell Bank Creek just past the intersection of Allen Avenue. Though it’s winter, boats are docked here, as they are all around the peninsula. On the horizon, there are beautiful shoreline houses that are part of the neighborhood.

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Next, with a little bobbing and weaving, you’ll find Channel Avenue, which runs parallel to Allen Avenue. Where Channel Avenue dead-ends, you’ll get a fresh glimpse of the Shell Bank Creek shoreline. There were lots of boats and a bit of ice on the water the day we did our strolling. This view has a slightly urban flavor. If you swivel your head in the right direction, you wind up with an eyeful of a self-storage facility that’s on the opposite shore on Sheepshead Bay’s Knapp Street.

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There’s a third great view of the creek on a dead-end block of Hazel Court, which you find by walking down Devon Avenue. This vista includes Tamaqua Marina, whose name you can see painted on the roof of a building on the property.

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Fourth, you should follow Florence Avenue to its end for another look at Shell Bank Creek. You’re still on the north side of the canal at this point. This is the last glimpse we’re going to give you of the creek, though there are other dead-ends you can duck into for additional looks.

THE CANAL SEEN FROM FANE COURT

Fifth, let’s find Shell Bank Canal. Its north shoreline is there, behind the backs of the houses on Gotham Avenue. The homes stand in a nearly unbroken line. But a street called Fane Court intersects Gotham Avenue and runs to the water’s edge. This is where you can get a look at the canal. If you’re strolling on a sunny day, you’ll see such lovely light on the water.

PLUMB BEACH CHANNEL SEEN FROM LOIS AVENUE

The sixth great spot for shoreline gazing is Lois Avenue. Too bad they didn’t name it Lois Lane. Yes, that’s a newspaper reporters’ joke. Lois Avenue is down at the tail end of Gerritsen Beach. It’s peaceful on a wintry afternoon. The shoreline you can see from this avenue is that of Plumb Beach Channel. There’s a shingle-covered house perched on the edge of it that looks so lovable.

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ON FEB. 14, 1861, the Eagle reported, “Yesterday it was officially announced that Abraham Lincoln has been elected President of the United States for four years from the 4th of March next. This was pretty generally expected throughout the country; our own mind was pretty well satisfied of the fact by reading an ‘extra’ in the grey twilight of a cool and crispy morning about the 7th of November last. There were rumors in the party papers of all sorts of plots to prevent the counting of the electoral vote, but the event proved they were altogether groundless. The ceremony was performed in the usual way, and no improper manifestations were indulged in.”  ON FEB. 14, 1929, the Eagle reported, “Chicago, Feb. 14 (AP) — Seven members of the North Side gang of George (‘Bugs’) Moran were lined up against a wall and summarily executed and one other was probably fatally wounded today by a band of men who invaded the North Side headquarters of the gang posing as police officers. After forcing the men to raise their hands, the gangsters shot them down in cold blood. The heaped bodies of the victims were found in the rear room of the S.M.C. Cartage Company garage, 2122 Clark St., by police, who had been summoned by a woman living nearby. She was apparently the only person to hear the sawed-off shotguns and machine guns of the slayers, who pulled up before the Moran gang headquarters in two large automobiles … Today’s killing brought the total of gang slayings here in the past few years to more than 135.”  ON FEB. 14, 1947, the Eagle reported, “Paris, Feb. 14 (U.P.) — An estimated 5,000,000 civil service employees walked off their jobs late today, paralyzing transportation, closing government offices and virtually bringing French life to a standstill in a demonstration for higher wages to meet the inflationary cost of living. The strike was scheduled as a demonstration, and to lost only this afternoon. It deprived the city of telephone service. All lines to the provinces were dead, as was the metropolitan automatic network. The sudden walkout occurred about 4 p.m., when the workers took to the streets for massive parades along the Paris boulevards, chanting their demands for pay and carrying big banners. Paris was in confusion as hundreds of thousands milled in the streets or demonstrated. Citizens were unable to reach their homes because all public transport had halted. The French radio, a governmental enterprise, went off the air precisely at 4 p.m. France already was without newspapers due to a strike.”  ON FEB. 14, 1954, the Eagle reported, “Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ has been recorded frequently, but never with the vibrancy and urgent excitement engendered by Victor de Sabata in the new two-disc set from Angel. We have always had the feeling that de Sabata was more at home in the opera house than on the concert stage and this, his first operatic recording, certainly bears out that contention. Brilliantly recorded at La Scala in Milan, it enlists the services of a superb Tosca, Maria Callas; an excellent Cavaradossi, Giuseppe di Stefano; and a good, if not always sufficiently evil Scarpia, Tito Gobbi. Though there is considerable competition from other albums, this is likely to be the definitive ‘Tosca’ for some years.”

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New Utrecht High School collaborates with FDR and Murrow to celebrate Lunar New Year

FDR students took the stage to perform modern dance. BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER. COM

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ong hei fat choy! New Utrecht High School, 1601 80th Street, hosted its 27th annual Lunar New Year event to celebrate the Year of the Pig, but with a twist. On Fri. Feb. 8, the school worked together with Franklin D. Roosevelt High School and Edward R. Murrow High School for the first joint-school Lunar New Year celebration in Brooklyn. Students and teachers

from the three schools have been working collaboratively for the event. New Utrecht Guidance Counselor and Asian Club Advisor Yan Yu Lin considered the evening a success. “The celebration was attended by over 1,500 students, parents, teachers and community leaders. Students from New Utrecht High School, Edward Murrow High School, and Franklin D. Roosevelt High School performed numerous acts including a lion dance, traditional Chinese dances, solo singing, band performance, drama and

New Utrecht students Yixuan Zhang, Yongzhen Zhu and Xinyi Chen sang.

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FDR students performing a modern dance. modern pop culture dances. Everyone was amazed by these wonderful performances,” she said. The Lion Dance was performed by students from New Utrecht, Tai Chi was performed by students from FDR, and Murrow students performed modern dance The hosts for the evening included Jialong Lin, Wenxi Wu, Jinfeng Chen, Shaquille Zheng, Qianyun Ou and Lizhi Lin. Lin, the New Utrecht staffer, also noted the importance to the community of celebrating the holiday. “It has been a tradition for New Utrecht High School for 27 years,” she said. “Everybody looks forward to the event. The event also brought many alumni together as they celebrate together.”

FDR students demonstrated tai chi.

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Linfeng Chen of FDR performed a modern dance.

New Utrecht students performing a traditional dance.


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Subway opening shows cooperation between merchants, cops BY PAULA KATINAS PAULA@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM

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hen brothers Mina and George Hanna held a grand opening of their new Subway restaurant on 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst, the hardworking police officers of the 62nd Precinct were at the top of their guest list. “We have a lot of friends who are cops,” George Hanna told this newspaper at the ceremony on Feb. 8. But the presence of Capt. Anthony Longobardi and his cops at the grand opening of the Subway restaurant at 6313 18th Ave. on Fri., Feb. 8 symbolized far more than friendship, according to sources. It was also a symbol of the crime-fighting partnership that the precinct enjoys with merchants in commercial areas. Police like to say that the public plays a vital role in helping police fight crime because the public serves as the eyes and ears of cops out on the street. And merchants, who spend long hours in their stores, are an important resource of street-level information, police said. The 62nd Precinct, which covers Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Mapleton and parts of Gravesend, contains

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The grand opening of the Subway restaurant at 6313 18th Ave. featured the ceremonial cutting of not a ribbon, but a 12-foot-long sandwich. several shopping strips, including 18th Avenue, 86th Street, New Utrecht Avenue, Bay Parkway and Kings Highway. The police work to build strong relationships

with merchants. But crime fighting was the last thing on the minds of the people who flocked to Subway to see the Hanna brothers unveil

a 12-foot-long sandwich. Instead of a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the restaurant’s opening, the owners hosted a sandwich cutting ceremony.

“It was very nice of them to invite us. It’s much appreciated,” Longobardi told this newspaper as he stood near the restaurant’s entrance with his officers eyeing the

giant sandwich containing ham, turkey, roast beef, salami and cheese. In addition to the police, the Hanna brothers invited Assemblymember Peter Abbate to help them cut the sandwich to open the eatery officially. Abbate, a Democrat, represents parts of Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights and Sunset Park. The Hannas grew up on Bay Parkway, coach youth basketball at Saint George Coptic Orthodox Church, and opened up their first Subway franchise in 2015 when they were just 19 and 20 years old, respectively. “We love this neighborhood. So when we decided to open a new restaurant, this seemed like the perfect place,” Mina Hanna said. “What I like about being a franchisee is that Subway sources their ingredients locally whenever, wherever possible which supports local businesses and communities.” The 18th Avenue restaurant is the first Subway franchise in New York City featuring the new Subway Fresh Forward Design with digital menu boards, an additional sandwich-making station and a brighter, more modern décor. Eventually, all of the Subway eateries will feature the new look.

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BRIEFS Groundbreaking held in Sunset Park for new library, affordable housing

Local pol: Ramp in Shore Road Park will open by June... or else BY JOHN ALEXANDER

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fter years of protests, negotiations, stalls and starts, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and the Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC) broke ground on Weds., Feb.. 6 on the long-awaited new state-of-the-art Sunset Park library, housed in an eight-story building that will also incorporate 49 units of affordable housing. The new building -- which is slated to open in December, 2020 -- will rise on the site of the old library, which was previously demolished, 5108 Fourth Ave. “Today we begin again,” said BPL President and CEO Linda Johnson, who told attendees, “We are making a library that honors the intention of the original library from 1905 but updates it for the 21st century.” The new branch will

Rendering courtesy of BPL

What the new library building will look like. be approximately 20,000 square feet in size. The housing will also meet changing needs, said Michelle de la Uz, FAC’s executive director, whose involvement with the project dates back a decade or more. The majority of the units are reserved for families with incomes at or below 50 percent of AMI, and most apartments will rent for between $500 and $1,000 per month. Maria Torres-Springer,

commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), stressed that the project “really exemplifies inclusive development.” However, it wasn’t an easy sell to area residents. Among the concerns expressed in the run-up to the project was the need for schools in the area, as well as the fear that constructing housing over the library would actually displace longtime community members.

Local pol not yet on board with new BQX plan BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER. COM

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ot so fast. W hile the mayor has been touting the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) to provide a rapid transit route along the Brooklyn waterfront to Queens, Councilmember Carlos Menchaca — who represents Red Hook, Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and portions of Windsor Terrace, Dyker Heights and Boro Park, and chairs the BQX Task Force in the City Council — still has reservations about the proposal, which has now moved to its next stage. The New York City Economic Development

Corporation (NYCEDC) announced on Weds., Feb. 2, that it had selected VHB Engineering, Surveying, Landscape Architecture and Geology, P.C. to lead the environmental review of the project, at a cost to the city of $7.25 million. For that sum, VHB will conduct the Environmental Impact Study (EIS), and prepare the required ULURP application on the 11-mile-long project, which is planned to connect Astoria, Long Island City, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Downtown Brooklyn and Red Hook, though no longer Sunset Park, which had been included in the original proposal. But, says Menchaca, the lack of input from the

communities that would be most affected is deafening; also concerning, he contends, is the fact that there is no concrete plan for paying for the project, whose cost is currently estimated at $2.5 billion. Menchaca also said that councilmembers have received few answers to important questions posed about the project. However, the project’s supporters stress its ability to expand transportation options in neighborhoods that have historically been underserved by mass transit, and which, as the city’s landscape shifts are emerging employment hubs. Completion of the BQX is projected for 2024.

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t certainly hasn’t been a walk in the park for Bay Ridge residents who are still awaiting completion of the 97th Street ramp to Shore Road Park. While the Parks Department recently announced a June completion date due to construction-related problems found during inspection, residents are not holding their breath for the long-delayed reopening, considering access to the park has been hindered for over three years. In fact, the ramp — which leads to St. Patrick’s field — has been closed since midspring 2016 and there have been a number of missed target dates for its reopening. And no one is more frustrated than City Councilmember Justin Brannan who has continually pushed the Parks Department to complete this project — which began when his predecessor, Vincent Gentile, was in office — in a timely fashion. "From day one, this has been a debacle and I think we have all been more than patient with the Parks Department,” Brannan told this paper. “We were promised this project would be finished in time for little league opening day in the spring and now

they're saying end of June. If it takes any longer than that, I will take legal action.” When the ramp partially collapsed in late spring, 2016, structural engineers from the city’s Parks Department determined that the ramp had been completely undermined and needed to be closed immediately for public safety. In July, 2017, plans were revealed for the new ramp’s design, including making it ADA-compliant, and it appeared that the work, at a cost of $2.7 million, allocated by the mayor, would begin shortly. But the start of the repairs continued to drag on. This past July, this paper reported that the work was finally underway to repair the ramp. Parks Department Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Marty Maher told this paper at the time that the park would reopen in fall, 2018. Regarding the latest setback, Maher stated, “We are looking forward to reopening the ramp this June with improved lighting and wheelchair accessibility. We understand the inconvenience of having this crucial access point to Shore Road Park taken offline, and we have regularly updated the community on the project’s progress and setbacks.”

Sunset Park businesses celebrate new Awnings Act BY JAIME DEJESUS JDEJESUS@BROOKLYNREPORTER.COM

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he new Awnings Act, which went into effect on Mon., Feb. 11, was applauded by Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, members of the Sunset Park Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) and local businesspeople during a press conference held on Fri. Feb. 8, outside Xinhua Book Store, 5307 Eighth Avenue, one of the businesses affected by fines over the signage. The act was passed by the City Council in January following a sudden spike in complaints against signs and awnings reported to the Department of Buildings (DOB), and a parallel spike in violations issued. “In Community Board 7 where we are now, 90 complaints and 35 violations occurred,” Menchaca said. “The threat of a non-negotiable $6,000 fine spooked our businesses and forced them to take down their signs, which we are seeing today even now after we passed the law.” The Awnings Act will halt the issuance of sign and awning violations for two years; waive the civil penalty for any business that received a sign or awning violation on or after Dec. 28, 2017; provide a 75 percent discount for all permits related to installing a new sign for those businesses that had paid violations after that date; require the DOB, the Department of Finance, the Department of Small Business Services (SBS), and the

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Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, community leaders and members of Sunset Park BID outside Sunset Park bookstore to discuss new Awning Act.

Department of City Planning to develop outreach materials explaining how the waiver works and educate businesses about sign regulations; and create a task force comprised of city officials, labor unions, business advocates and small business owners to review all regulations pertaining to signs and awnings, and issue recommendations on how to reform them. In November, 2018 alone, there were 234 signage-related complaints in Brooklyn, compared with 23 the same month the year before. The two-year moratorium on sign violations, speakers said, will give the city the time it needs to review the relevant regulations carefully and thoughtfully to make sure this crisis never happens again.


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Norwegian parade leader faces criticism over Facebook post BY PAULA KATINAS PAULA@BROOKLYNEAGLE.COM

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longtime leader of the Norwegian Day Parade in Bay Ridge is coming under fire over a post she put on Facebook that critics charged politicizes the charming annual event that features participants marching along Third Avenue dressed in Norwegian folk costumes. Arlene Rutuelo, the former general chairperson of the Norwegian Day Parade, posted an invitation to an anti-abortion rally underneath her name and the parade committee’s logo on Facebook, according to critics, who said she did not make it clear whether she was speaking only for herself or whether she was issuing the invitation on behalf of the entire parade committee. “If you are in Bay Ridge Sunday, join us for a peaceful rally against the New York State Legislature’s adoption of late term

abortion this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. across the street from Fort Hamilton High School. #StandUpForTheBabies,” the post read. A group of protesters, including Rutuelo, held a rally across the street from Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge while Democratic state Sen. Andrew Gounardes was celebrating his inauguration inside the school. G ounardes was a co-sponsor of the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), a bill signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that codifies for New Yorkers the protections contained in the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision allowing abortion. Abortion opponents charged that the new law would allow abortions in the ninth month of pregnancy. Rutuelo was a staffer for former Republican state Sen. Marty Golden, whom Gounardes defeated in November.

Facebook user Jay Brown objected to the fact that the invitation to the anti-abortion rally appeared next to the Norwegian Day Parade’s logo and wrote a comment on the page where it appeared, referring to the march by its official name, the 17th of May Parade. The parade celebrates the anniversary of the signing of Norway’s constitution. “In stating this on the parade’s Facebook group as the chairwoman, is this now an official position of the Parade Committee? I understand there are passionate opinions on this topic, but as a Norwegian-American from Brooklyn, whose parents, grandparents and great-grandparents have participated in this great family event for generations, I’d never expected to see the 17th of May Parade to wade into this matter, whether it be in the pro-choice or anti-choice manner,” Brown wrote. Another Facebook user, Reem Jaafer, questioned

the logic of having the invitation to a political event on a non-political page. “Why use a non-partisan event page to promote a rally of an inauguration. It doesn’t seem right. Perhaps write Senator Gounardes to let him know your views,” Jaafer wrote in a Facebook comment. Brown said in an email to this paper that he, and two other people who had commented on the post, were removed from the group. In addition, after the criticisms were posted, the parade committee’s Facebook group page, which had been public, was changed to a private setting. Rutuelo, whose maiden name is Bakke, has taken an active role in the planning and execution of the 17th of May Parade Parade for several years. She dismissed the criticism. “This is America. I put the notice on an events page. Putting it on an events page is fine. I didn’t hear any

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