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Equestrian Glory Returns to Prospect Park, One Step at a Time
Brooklyn Industrialist John Quadrozzi Moves Forward with Horse Arena, Stable By Mary Frost Brooklyn Eagle
Prospect Park was designed for people — and horses. The park’s grounds, which included carriage drives and bridle paths, were the site of horse shows and parades. In the early 1900s, hundreds of horses were stabled there. Today, the park’s equestrian facilities are one step closer to their former grandeur, thanks to Brooklyn industrialist and horse fancier John Quadrozzi Jr. Quadrozzi has championed repairs to the park’s unkempt bridal paths; has upgraded the bridle path’s riding circle, known as “the Q equine arena” (aka “the Q”); is setting up an equestrian program for disadvantaged kids; and intends to bring back the historic stable as a new state-of-the-art horse facility. Roughly two weeks ago, Quadrozzi finished installing specialized equestrian fencing around the Q. The steel-reinforced vinyl fencing is designed to take impact without breaking and without hurting the horses. “The Q is for doing your practice and your small jumps,” Quadrozzi told the Brooklyn Eagle. “We do some dressage here and the different types of equitation you would do in a ring. Being enclosed is an important part of that.” “If a rider were to tumble or a horse go into a fence, it cre-
ates a deflection. It’s a special fence to protect horse and rider,” he said. Before the fencing was put up, park goers might start playing ball and not notice 2,000-pound horses and their riders trotting around the circle, Quadrozzi said. The “tail” of the Q will be a staging area with a watering trough, custom mounting blocks and perhaps an awning for the horses to protect them from the sun, if the Parks Department allows it. Quadrozzi also envisions bleachers and a judging stand. A Long-Time Connection To the Park Quadrozzi, a lifelong horseman and president of the GBX– Gowanus Bay Terminal on the industrial Red Hook waterfront, won the bidding for the historic Prospect Park Stables (more recently called Kensington Stables) last year. The stables — the first one, now a footbridge, was originally built in 1917 and the remaining stable was erected in 1930 — had deteriorated over the years, and the company went bankrupt. Quadrozzi’s commitment to repairing the bridle path, however, began 14 years ago, when his daughters started riding lessons in the park. Back then, the makeshift ring — just a big loop with a sharp turn around some trees near Bartel-Pritchard circle — had no footing and was rocky
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John Quadrozzi, Jr. at the Q equine area, with its new fencing, in Prospect Park. The “tail” of the Q is to the right.
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from erosion, Quadrozzi said. “When going to watch my daughters train, I’d watch horse after horse stumble and at times fall and dump their riders,” he said. “Especially at the end, where it was rocky and rutty. “I said, ‘This is an easy fix for us. I do this in my sleep.’ You know, pushing dirt and rock around is second nature,” said Quadrozzi, who regularly handles ship-sized quantities of bulk materials, from cement to rock salt. “So we went to Tupper Thomas, the president of Prospect Park Alliance at that time, and she connected us with Christian Zimmerman [Prospect Park Alliance’s chief landscape architect], and that’s when we laid this out and did the initial shaping.” Now, the ring is filled with eight inches of soft footing material made from natural stone dust. Quadrozzi says he’s talking to the Prospect Park Alliance about his idea to expand the Q by 25 feet, increase the center to dressage-standard and level the area for drainage purposes. “And then you can be regulation. And that’s really where we want to be with this,” he said. Programs for Disadvantaged Kids Quadrozzi is working with Good Shepherd Services to set up programs for disadvantaged public school kids. “Right now we have a design plan for three schools — one in Red Hook, one in Sunset Park and one in Gowanus. They work with mostly kids who have social issues,” he said. “We’ll be developing a funding stream so these kids can also partake in the whole equine experience, not just the kids who come from families well off enough to afford it,” he added. “It’s a very expensive sport. The horses are expensive and the gear is all expensive,
and we’re figuring out a way to make it so everyone in Brooklyn that enjoys riding horses can be a part of it.” Quadrozzi is seeking the support of local elected officials to bring this program to fruition. He’s also talking to a program based in Kentucky at Secretariat Center that specializes in working with children who have been bullied or come from abusive homes. “They work with retired thoroughbreds that would normally go out to slaughter. They retrain them, find them new homes and use them in this program. So it has that double benefit,” he said. “I went out to Kentucky to see if they were real — and they were very real,” he laughed. Bringing Back the Stable Quadrozzi intends to bring back the historic stable, located on the edge of Prospect Park, and turn it into a state-of-theart horse facility, with boarding, equestrian apparel and tack outfitting, a coffee and tea spot and a multiuse room for equine education, entertainment and events. He has already replaced the roof beams, the side material and the side walls. “We were
able to work in sections around the horses,” he said. He also hopes to build seven or eight stories atop the stable, for residential or possibly a self-storage facility, so the equine portion will be able to survive in a low-income environment. “We’re working with the Department of City Planning, talking to [Councilmember] Brad Lander’s office, looking at some of the other developments, and we’re trying to figure out what the right fit is,” he said. “Knowing that you have that real estate there is the anchor. You don’t have to worry about the stables surviving.” He’s also in talks with the city’s Department of Transportation to provide a safer and easier way for riders to get from the stables at Parkside Circle to the park. “The traffic circle is taking your life in your hands. At certain times a day it’s treacherous,” he said. “So we’re talking to them about dedicated lanes to get the horses into the park safely.” A Family Affair Quadrozzi’s daughter Xiana, now 20, is a partner in
the new stable and equitation business. “I have fond memories with my friends aka fellow ‘Barn Rats’ from the stable,” she said via email. “Many of us still maintain the bond we had together growing up riding horses in Prospect Park.” “We practically grew up there,” she said. “While other kids hung out on the street corner, we played games with horses and rode till sunset, and sometimes past; and on Halloween, we did horse and rider costumes and rode throughout the park.” “It’s been extremely exciting to see the ring evolve throughout my life,” she said. “The missing piece, the fence, makes it function properly.” Quadrozzi said that Councilmember Brad Lander has been very supportive of the project. “Brad has been introducing us to different community gatherings, things having to do with the building rezoning proposal, so we’re meeting the community and finding out they’re very supportive of stables here. That’s nice, because usually everything you do is a challenge in this city, and I’ve never seen anything so welcoming.”
The “tail” of the Q, seen above, is now the queuing area for staging horses at the refurbished Prospect Park riding arena.
Five Pieces to See at Brooklyn Museum’s Frida Kahlo Exhibit By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Eagle
Frosted Pink Lightning. That was her nail polish. The bottle is vivid red, actually — the same color as the lace-up boots she rocked with her prosthetic leg. Welcome to Frida Kahlo’s world. At the Brooklyn Museum, you can see photos of the world-famous artist at age 4. Her cosmetics. Her clothes. Film footage of her at home — which was the Casa Azul, in Mexico — with her husband, the painter Diego Rivera, caressing her cheek. And there are Kahlo self-portraits that will take your breath away. The blockbuster exhibition, “Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can
Installation view, Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving, Brooklyn Museum, February 8 – May 12, 2019 Photo by Jonathan Dorado
Be Deceiving,” opened Feb. 8 and runs through May 12. Many objects on display came from Casa Azul. After Kahlo died in 1954, Rivera hid her possessions away, leaving a friend with instructions that the collection would be kept away from the public eye until 15 years after his own death. Now these items, which bring Kahlo to life so vividly, are being exhibited for the first time in the United States. It is part of the country’s largest exhibit of her work in 10 years. Paintings, drawings and photos in the show come from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art. Last week, I got a sneak peek at the show. Here are five things I loved:
A Headdress Like A Halo
Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907– 1954). Self-Portrait as a Tehuana, 1943. Oil on hardboard, 30 x 24 in. (76 x 61 cm). The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and the Vergel Foundation. © 2018 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Her painting “SelfPortrait as a Tehuana” is coupled with a photograph of her working on the painting. And an extraordinary face-framing headdress that she’s wearing in the painting is on display in this room, which is the first one you step into upon entering. In the painting, the headdress makes Kahlo look like a saint with a radiating aura, or a statue of the Virgin Mary. In a surrealist touch, she has painted a miniature portrait of her husband in the middle of her forehead.
Her Face Frida Kahlo is here with us, on film, to greet us at the exhibition’s entrance. The entry room is painted orangey-pink like a Mesoamerican sunset. In its center, color film footage of the painter runs in a loop. She smiles, looks you in the eye, then turns her gaze away.
The Corset as Wearable Art
Kahlo reigns over a magical kingdom where tiny primates are her protectors in the painting “Self-Portrait with Monkeys.” This extraordinary painting is a high point in a room with blue-painted walls that evoke the Casa Azul.
There’s a grouping of three plaster casts she wore as corsets — and that prosthetic leg I mentioned earlier. At age 18, Kahlo was in an accident that nearly killed her. The damage to her body endured throughout her adult life. The plaster casts made her spine feel better, she said. She painted the corsets and turned them into wearable art. The haunting images that decorate them include a fetus and a broken column that symbolizes her spine. Kahlo wore a prosthetic leg after undergoing an amputation in 1953. She died the following year.
Photo 3 Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907–1954). Self-Portrait with Monkeys, 1943. Oil on canvas, 32 x 24 ¾ in. (81.5 x 63 cm). The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and the Vergel Foundation. © 2018 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Photo 4 Plaster corset, painted and decorated by Frida Kahlo, Museo Frida Kahlo. © Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Archives, Banco de México, Fiduciary of the Trust of the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museums. (Photo: Javier Hinojosa, courtesy of V&A Publishing)
Iconic Outfits The last room in the exhibition is filled with the painter’s clothes. Bottles of her nail polish are in this room, too — and a golden tube of lipstick. Kahlo’s outfits are knockouts. They consist of long skirts paired with tunics. Many of them were made by dressmakers on Mexico’s Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
View of the exhibition Appearances Can Be Deceiving at the Frida Kahlo Museum, 2012. Photo by Miguel Tovar. © Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera Archives. Bank of Mexico, Fiduciary in the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museum Trust
The Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition “Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving” runs through May 12. See brooklynmuseum.org to buy tickets. Thursday, February 14, 2019 • Brooklyn Eagle • 3
A German co-living company has agreed to lease all 84 units in a building under construction at 1190 Fulton St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The company, known as Quarters, plans to furnish the rooms and lease them out. “Young people—particularly those working in the tech and creative industries— want to be in Brooklyn, in an environment that engenders a vibrant community culture,” said Gunther Schmidt, CEO of Quarter’s parent company, Medici Living.
BENSONHURST Actor and producer Will DeMeo, best known for his role on “The Sopranos,” is now working on several Brooklyn-based documentary projects. His current project is “Cruisin’ Down 86th Street,” focusing on 86th Street in Bensonhurst. In “The Sopranos,” DeMeo played Jason Molinaro, enforcer for the fictional Gualtieri Crew.
BOROUGHWIDE Several Catholic schools in Brooklyn are scheduled to close or merge at the end of this year. Mary Queen of Heaven in Mill Basin and Our Lady of Guadalupe are set to close, while St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Academy and St. Brigid Catholic Academy will merge for the next school year.
BROOKLYN NAVY YARD Russ & Daughters, one of the few surviving Jewish-style appetizing stores in New York, now has a branch on the ground floor of Building 77 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The store sells babka (a type of pastry), herring, chopped liver, halvah and more. The original location of Russ & Daughters, at 179 Houston St., is still popular and is a magnet for New Yorkers and tourists alike.
Karen Erving scored more points than any man or woman who ever stepped on a basketball court representing St. Francis Brooklyn. She was honored for her legendary career at the Remsen Street school this past weekend as the Terriers retired her No. 40 at the Pope Center. Photo courtesy of SFC Brooklyn Athletics
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A group of residents of the low-rise Columbia Street Waterfront District are opposing a planned seven-story building at 41 Summit St. Katarina Jerrinic and Anthony Bradfield, both of whom live on nearby Carroll Street, have circulated a petition that has gathered nearly 200 signatures. They also have attended local ULURP hearings to voice their opposition to the plan.
The Flatbush Caton Market, a large warehouse-type building at the corner of Flatbush and Caton avenues that was designed to serve as an indoor home for street vendors, has now been razed to make room for a large apartment building. The vendors are now at a temporary location on Clarendon Road, but are supposed to move into a ground-floor space in the new building when it’s done.
Brooklyn bicycling retailer R&A Cycles plans to open a new 10,000-square-foot store in Northern California’s East Bay area by the end of the year. Some of the elements of R&A’s store in Park Slope will be included in the new East Bay location, including concierge custom bike service and a Sensei fitness studio.
Downtown Brooklyn saw four of the 10 largest real estate loans outside of Manhattan last month, according to The Real Deal. They were $321 million for Tishman Speyer’s condo at 11 Hoyt St.; a $130 million loan to Jenel Management for its development at 540 Fulton St.; an $89 million loan from Deutsche Bank for Jay Street Associates’ project at 330 Jay St.; and a $62 million loan from Bank OZK for Delshah Capital’s rental building at 22 Chapel St.
Some residents of the Azure, a new high-end apartment building at Albee Square in Downtown Brooklyn, are upset by the antics of rowdy college students who also live there. “There were girls sunbathing topless up there,” a tenant with a young child told the New York Post. Another tenant said, “The students take over the gym. They’re wearing earbuds and yelling to hear each other.” The building’s management recently entered into a deal to rent 30 percent of its 150 units to students from The King’s College in Lower Manhattan, the Post said.
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Video released by the NYPD on Monday showed two men brutally beating and robbing a man who was sitting on the front stairs of a building on Pulaski Street on Feb. 2. The attackers took the victim’s phone and left him with a broken leg and a broken eye socket. Rosemary’s Greenpoint Tavern, one of the oldest bars in Williamsburg, will close at the end of the month, Gothamist reports. Rosemary’s, a no-frills tavern known for its punk rock soundtrack, has been a mainstay in the neighborhood since 1955.
KINGS HIGHWAY A 75-year-old woman was found knifed to death inside her Kings Highway apartment, and police are looking for her son. Hyacinth Khaleel was found in her kitchen, dead from multiple stab wounds, when police checked her apartment after she didn’t show up for work. Neighbor Bob Calama told the Daily News that Khaleel’s son is violent, a drinker and “not too well mentally.”
SUNSET PARK Sunset Park residents and officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for the neighborhood’s new library branch, which will have twice the space as the old one. The new building at Fourth Avenue and 51st Street that will house the branch will also contain dozens of affordable apartments. The library branch itself is scheduled to open sometime in 2021.
WILLIAMSBURG A potent smell reported last week on some sections of the L train has continued, and Councilman Stephen Levin (D-Downtown-Williamsburg) is demanding that the MTA indefinitely stop service on the line until all traces of the noxious gas fumes are erased. Service between Morgan Avenue and Manhattan was suspended for several hours on Monday after reports of the potent underground smell. Firefighters and state environmental workers originally said the odor resulted from an underground oil leak, but officials later said it resulted from an abandoned diesel tank alongside the route.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 163 Johnson Ave. in Williamsburg. The proposed 75-foot-tall building will have 53 apartments, a cellar and 27 attended parking spaces.
The Brooklyn-based Pakistani American Youth Organization and Councilmember Jumaane Williams on Friday held a ceremony to unveil Muhammad Ali Jinnah Way, named for the founder of modern Pakistan. Muhammad Ali Jinnah Way now runs along Coney Island Avenue from Avenue C to Avenue H in the heart of Brooklyn’s “Little Pakistan.”
Brooklyn-based brewery Other Half Brewing Co. is moving to the new Domino development on the South Williamsburg waterfront. In addition to its brewing facilities, Other Half will serve its classic brews, which are especially popular with Wall Street finance types.
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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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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)
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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
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)
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)
Irish • Italian • American Celebration FEATURING
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CHRISTOPHER MACCHIO Italian Tenor
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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.
THE END OF CHANNEL AVENUE
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.
THE END OF HAZEL COURT
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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THE END OF FLORENCE AVENUE
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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‘Railroad Ties’ Film Prominently Features Plymouth Church, Underground Railroad By Francesca Norsen Tate
A documentary that premiered recently at the Sundance Film Festival focuses on the Underground Railroad and Plymouth Church. And Melissa Collom, a member of this landmark church’s History Ministry, had the chance to give an on-camera tour to six special visitors researching their lineage. Melissa Collom spoke with the Brooklyn Eagle about “Railroad Ties,” a 24-minute documentary that features the historic church that Henry Ward Beecher founded in 1847, and which played a key role in bringing slaves to freedom. “Railroad Ties” is a poignant short film that is focused on the Underground Railroad. Presented by Ancestry®, the film unfolds the stories of six descendants of fugitive slaves and abolitionists who convene in Brooklyn to discover more about their lineage. Sascha Jenkins is the director. Renowned historian Henry Louis Gates Jr., interweaves powerful personal moments with contextual historical anecdotes. A widely-respected mezzo-soprano who joined the Plymouth Choir four years ago, Collom arrived not yet having discovered the wealth of history at this landmark church, other than about President Abraham Lincoln’s famous visit. She made that discovery when her cousin
wanted to take the history tours of Plymouth that were being offered. “This whole new level of Plymouth Church was revealed. And at that point, their longtime historian, Lois Rosebrooks, had retired and moved away, and they were looking for new people to give the tour,” Collom said. “My cousin was nudging me in the ribs all through the tour, saying, ‘You should do this. You’d be GOOD at this.’” Collom’s fascination with Plymouth’s legacy grew, “First with very early abolitionist history in the 1850-60s, but then the many layers of history right up until now that have happened there.” Volunteering to be a tour guide, Collom became more deeply involved in Plymouth’s History Ministry. Collom recalled, “The week before Thanksgiving, History.com contacted Plymouth about this film that they wanted to make. It was a very short timeline; they wanted to make it within the next three to four weeks, which is difficult. This is three weeks before Christmas — at a church?” she laughed. But she gave a tour to the director Sascha Jenkins and the film’s creative team, telling them everything she knew about Plymouth’s history. Then a kind of cinematic miracle happened. “Just three and a half weeks later, we
Brooklyn Catholic Diocese Grapples With School Closings By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Eagle
Major changes are on the way for Catholic education in Brooklyn. In the wake of news that Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Academy in Bensonhurst would be closing, the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn announced the upcoming closures of two more schools, one in Brooklyn and another in Queens. Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Academy in Mill Basin and Saint Camillus Catholic Academy in Rockaway will both be closing in June, according to the diocese, which covers both boroughs. The board of members, a panel composed of clergy members, and the board of directors in each of the schools voted to close the institutions due to declining student enrollment and severe budget deficits, the diocese said, concerns reflected in
their recently released statistics. Meanwhile, a pair of struggling Catholic schools in Bushwick will be merging in an effort to avoid a similar fate. St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Academy and St. Brigid Catholic Academy will join together to form St Brigid-St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Academy, located on St. Brigid’s campus in Bushwick. To give St. Brigid-St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Academy a boost, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Trust will provide it with funding. The school will also be getting a technology upgrade through the DeSales Media Group. The merger is scheduled for the start of the 2019-2020 school year, officials said. For the full story, visit https://brooklyneagle. com/articles/2019/02/11/brooklyn-catholic-diocese-grapples-with-school-closings/
filmed!” Collom recounted. “And they had done this incredible research into the stories of people who had escaped slavery via the Underground Railroad in New York. And of course, Plymouth played a huge role in that story. As this progressed, we did two days of shooting: one day of shooting historical background, and one day of shooting at the church.” Collom remarked, “It’s really a special thing to talk about because the ideas of Henry Ward Beecher and the people who were at Plymouth in the 1850s-1860s were quite radical. Henry Ward Beecher encouraged white people in Brooklyn to think of people who were captured in slavery as people, to embrace them and empathize with them. This was a radical idea at the time,” even though slavery had been abolished in the state back in 1827, she observed. “He [Beecher] did a lot of theatrical things that were well-documented around New York,” Collom went on. “But this second layer of activity at the church, where the church is actually facilitating the Underground Railroad network — the secret activity — was also an important part of the people there. People like Lewis Tappan, a millionaire merchant--supported this both by raising funds for it, also — in a special story of Anna Weems — by taking people into his home. So [Tappan] was a supporter in a general sense, but also people would show up and knock on his door. This was a group of people
Plymouth Church’s Melissa Collom at the Sundance Festival
Photo courtesy of Melissa Collom
who believed in this — not just talked about it, but put their words into action.” Collom travelled to the Sundance Film Festival to represent Plymouth, which will be offering a special screening of “Railroad Ties,” on Sun., Feb. 24 at 12:30 p.m. in the Reception Room, corner of Hicks and Orange Streets. The public is welcome.
From the Brooklyn Eagle Archives
Leading Citizens Debated Creation Of Memorial to Henry Ward Beecher
Longtime Heights Resident Barbara Becker Named To Grace Church’s Vinton Society By Francesca Norsen Tate Religion Editor
Longtime Brooklyn Heights resident Barbara Becker received a huge surprise recently when the rector of Grace Church named her as the 2019 Francis Vinton Society Award honoree. This marked the first time in three years that the Vinton Award has been conferred. Grace Church’s rector, the Rev. Dr. Allen Robinson, made the announcement at the Feb. 3 liturgy on the day after the popular Grace Church WinterFair. The Vinton Society, named for Grace Church’s first rector, the Rev. Francis Vinton, was established in 2010 to recognize parishioners for their long and outstanding service to Grace Church. Dr. Robinson commended Becker for several facets of parish leadership, including her volunteer work with the East Brooklyn Congregations program, mentoring high school students in essential life skills; and her organizing and coordinating for years of WinterFairs, Spring Galas and Silent Auctions. She has also overseen improvements to the church’s interior spaces, most significantly, supervising the restoration of the sanctuary. For the full story, visit www.brooklyneagle.com.
Photo by Michael Rycheck/ courtesy of Barbara Becker
This 2011 file photo shows the statue of Henry Ward Beecher, and a portion of the Beecher Memorial Garden, on the grounds of Plymouth Church, on Orange St. between Henry and Hicks streets in Brooklyn Heights. The founding minister of Plymouth, Beecher (181387) was a strong abolitionist who sometimes took to drama in his sermons to make his points. In 1903, when the leading citizens of Brooklyn and Plymouth Church convened to discuss a memorial to Beecher, they agreed on the concept but not on the size or location. One man, speaking in favor of the memorial, said, “There has been only one Henry Ward Beecher in the last 10 centuries and we should have some monument to his greatness. He was known all over the country and on the other side as well. In the dark hours of our history, Henry Ward Beecher gave his services to his country.” For the other viewpoints on this issue of the period, visit https://brooklyneagle.com/history/. Eagle file photo by Francesca N. Tate
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THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
From the Original Eagle and Other Sources
The Love Archives FROM THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE
LOVE WAS IN THE AIR
Miss Elizabeth C. Frank Engaged to Seth Low
FEB. 14, 1920 An engagement of much interest to society is that of Miss Elizabeth Carrington Frank, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Frank, of 38 W. 58th St., Manhattan, to Seth Low of New York. Mr. Low is a son of Mrs. A.A. Low of 30 E. 55th St., Manhattan, and the late A.A. Low, and a nephew of the late Seth Low, former mayor of New York. The Lows’ home at 3 Pierrepont Pl. was for many years the scene of so-
ciety events of interest in the Heights section. Mr. Low, who is a brother of Mrs. William Raymond (the former Miss Marian Ward Low), George C.W. Low and Abbot Augustus Low, was captain of the Yale crew in 1916. During the war he served as a captain in the Army Air Service, 103rd Aero Squadron Lafayette, and was also commanding officer of the 185th Ninth Chasse Squadron. The wedding is planned to take place in June.
Feb. 14, 1927 That’s what it must have been that yesterday brought Patrolman Thomas Boylan of the E. 67th St. station, Manhattan, and Miss Antoinette Ferrari of 1616 2nd Ave., to the marriage altar. Romance began three years ago when Boylan took an apple off Miss Ferrari’s fruit stand on 2nd Ave.
Brothers to Wed Two Sisters After a Silent Courtship
Feb. 14, 1920 Cupid and his twin brother stalked into the Marriage License Bureau yesterday afternoon and solemnly asked for a pair of marriage licenses. Behind them came Lena and Tannina Pallegrino, sisters both, with the would-be guardians of their future happiness, Salvatore and Frank Mannino, brothers, following close. The drab routine of a day’s work became suffused colorfully for the license clerks. Salvatore admitted that he desired to take Tannina for helpmeet, while Lena blushingly clung to Frank’s arm while he stammered that they would wed. They wanted a double wedding, they said, and that everything might be properly paired, they planned to be married two weeks hence. The Pallegrinos are pretty. For two years they have walked back and forth from business in front of the Mannino butcher shop at 270 9th Ave. For two years Salvatore and Frank had dropped their cleavers at 5 p.m. and gone to the window to watch for Lena and Tannina. For two years Lena and Tannina had peeked slyly back over their shoulders at the handsome Manninos, who unfailingly made it their business to be in the window. For two years Tannina and Salvatore exchanged wireless greetings, while Lena and Frank sent radiograms — youthful glances too big for words, always silent out of a proper regard for the conventions. But never was there the slightest doubt in anyone’s mind about the addresses on the wordless messages. At last a real Cupid breezed along with introductions in his quiver. His arrows sped swiftly, true to the mark — and love’s labor was not lost – for all parties concerned declare the past two years was a real, if silent, courtship.
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Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne Morrow Lindbergh are seen in cockpit of their plane just before leaving Copenhagen for Stockholm, Sept. 13, 1933. AP Photo
Whole World Greets Fiancee of Lindbergh As Its Sweetheart BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE • FEB. 14, 1929 Mexico City, Feb. 14 (AP) — Miss Anne Morrow is learning rapidly what being a celebrity is like. In the light of no more than the reflected glory of her engagement to Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, she has received a flood of telegrams and cablegrams of congratulation and felicitation which have nearly overwhelmed her. As plain Anne Morrow, former Smith College student and daughter of Ambassador Dwight D. Morrow, she might attract little more attention than many another pretty girl, but as fiancée to Colonel Lindbergh she is much in the public eye. Messages received thus far are from friends, former classmates at Smith College, friends of the family and many from
people whose names she has never even heard — friends and well wishers of Colonel Lindbergh. The messages are from all parts of the world. Ambassador Morrow himself was not spared. Mexican and American friends alike told him how much to be congratulated he was at the prospect of the transatlantic aviator for a son-in-law. Further requests for information from Ambassador Morrow and members of the family as to when and where the ceremony would be held were met with the reply that there had been no decision. It was intimated that the young couple themselves did not know. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 14 (AP) — Miss Anne Spencer Morrow earned the distinction of being the outstanding
Anne Morrow Lindbergh in a broadcasting studio in New York, Feb. 21, 1932. AP Photo undergraduate poet while at Smith College, where she was graduated last year, following in the footsteps of her mother, Elizabeth Cutter Morrow, who was also a Smith graduate. Miss Morrow was the winner last year of the Mary Augustana Jordan prize, given annually by the alumnae for the most original literary work. Miss Morrow first attracted the attention of her fellow students by the verse she contributed to the monthly. Her interest in English literature prompted her to write an essay upon the women of the time of Dr. Samuel Johnson, which won her the Elizabeth Montague prize. The Ivy Day song for 1926 was one of her less serious but well-liked efforts in verse.
wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww w w w w w The Brooklyn Eagle wishes a w very happy Valentine’s Day to Dan and Susan Mancini, who w celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in November. Our w sister publication, the Home Rew porter and Sunset News, published their engagement notice w (left) in July 1968, and the phow to at right shows the happy couple today. Although they now w live in Islip, they raised their daughters, Lisa and Susan, in w Bay Ridge. They also have two grandsons, Ryan and John. Dan and Susan Mancini Photo courtesy of Lisa Brzezinski w
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