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Stringerâ€™s Dramatic Plan to Turn BQE Into Elevated Park Wins Praise A TRUCK-ONLY HIGHWAY TO RUN UNDERNEATH New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer has released his own proposal for the reconstruction of two miles of the decrepit BQE â€” a plan dramatically diďŹ€erent from that of the Department of Transportation. In Stringerâ€™s plan, an elevated park â€” with ballďŹ elds, dog runs, bike paths and playgrounds â€” would run from a â€œnewly pedestrianizedâ€? middle level of the triple cantilever in Brooklyn Heights to a green deck over the Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens BQE trench. One Rendering via dlandstudio possible design for the park over the trench is shown above. See page 2.
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Stringer’s Dramatic Plan to Turn BQE into Elevated Park Wins Praise By Mary Frost Brooklyn Heights Press
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer has released his own proposal for the reconstruction of two miles of the decrepit BQE — a plan dramatically dif-
ferent from that of the Department of Transportation. Stringer’s strategy, published on Wednesday, would eliminate cars, run trucks along a two-lane thruway at the bottom level of the triple cantilever and turn the rest into a new linear park.
Comptroller Stringer’s BQE plan. Neighborhood groups praised the idea for addressing long-term community concerns and for its forward thinking. They also gave Stringer kudos for consulting with them before releasing the plan — something they said the city initially neglected to do with its $3.4 billion proposal.
Diagram via DOT; additional graphics by Mary Frost
The DOT’s controversial proposal would run a temporary BQE bypass over the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for a minimum of six years. Residents of the Heights are up in arms over the scheme, which would bring the noise and pollution of 153,000 vehicles a day up to street level. In Stringer’s plan, the elevated park — with ball-
fields, dog runs, bike paths and playgrounds — would run from the “newly pedestrianized” middle level of the triple cantilever in Brooklyn Heights to a green deck over the Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens BQE trench, and from there to an upgraded pedestrian bridge and new park in Red Hook. The Promenade would re-
main untouched. Stringer says his proposal is a way to reintegrate Brooklyn waterfront neighborhoods that have long been divided by Robert Moses’ heedless positioning of the BQE. It would also directly connect each of these communities to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Continued on back page
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Art HEADS Heads pays homage to pays homage to Orazio De Gennaro’s experience as a sculptor, both in the images within the series and by the materials he uses, all made by hand. This series is inspired by ancient Roman mosaics of the heads of boxers and fighters and most importantly by the archaic stone carved heads of Gargano in Puglia dating from the 10th century BC. When: Saturdays through March 30th, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: Carroll Gardens/Court Tree Collective (371 Court 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 Where: Fort Greene/ BRIC House Gallery (647 Fulton Street)
STEAMROLLER COLLABORATIONS YVETTE DRURY DUBINSKY AND VICKY TOMAYKO A two-person exhibition of work by New York Artist Yvette Drury Dubinsky and National Artist Vicky Tomayko. Dubinsky and Tomayko will be showing 15 large monotypes with drawing and collage. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through April 14th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/A.I.R Gallery (155 Plymouth Street)
ADAM SIMON, FROM THIS POSITION A solo show of new paintings by Adam Simon. When: Thursdays-Sundays
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On Stage At Kingsborough Presents: “Rhythm of the Dance” from The National Dance Company of Ireland on Friday, March 15th. through April 14th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Bushwick/STUDIO10 (56 Bogart Street)
SANFORD WURMFELD A solo exhibition of new work by NYC-based color painter Sanford Wurmfeld When: Wednesdays-Saturdays
through April 20th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Minus Space (16 Main Street, Suite A)
UNCANNY TALES CURATED BY HILARY DOYLE & REID HITT HR CURATING ALICIA ADAMEROVICH, DOMINIQUE FUNG, REBECCA NESS, PHYLLIS YAO, AND MARK ZUBROVICH This exhibition presents new figurative painting that hybridizes the uncanny with caricature, exaggeration, and invented mythologies. The artists included in this show have discovered new worlds that reveal anxiety, mystery, and eeriness that reflect our current state of political unrest. When: By appointment Where: DUMBO/Agency (20 Jay Street, Suite M14)
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an exhibition of welded steel sculptures by artist Helene Brandt. At/Against Our Will includes works from Brandt’s signature “Cages” series and marks the artist’s first show at A.I.R. since her debut at the gallery in 1985. When; Wednesdays-Sundays through April 14th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/A.I.R. Gallery (155 Plymouth Street)
WHEN WE WERE STRANGERS
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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)
OTHER WAYS OF KNOWING In our modern society, imagery is read instantly and without question. Other Ways of Knowing looks at how we see in order to challenge how we acquire knowledge. By questioning our relationship to images, we can look at the ways we’re fed imagery on a daily basis and teach us how to discern for ourselves what that imagery means to us. Other Ways of Knowing references illusion and misdirection traditionally designed to influence choice and transforms them into a new visual language. This digital iteration of Other Ways of Knowing features new additions to the series never exhibited before. The screens in the Made in NY Media Center will challenge the viewer to interact with a screen – a daily routine part of our lives – within a new context, one where you’re asked to stay for longer. This exhibition explores the narrative of the series in a new and refreshing way, accomplished by the unique collaboration of the space and the artist. When: Daily through March 31st Where: DUMBO/Made in N.Y. Media Center (30 John Street)
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LIVING INSIDE SANCTUARY
For two years, Brooklynbased photojournalist Cinthya Santos Briones has photographed undocumented migrants who face orders of deportation. By taking up asylum in houses of worship, often for indefinite periods of time, these individuals and their families have found both a refuge and a provisional prison. Santos Briones’ photographs are an intimate depiction of living in a state of uncertainty. Rather than present portraits of people in hopeless situations, she has chosen to convey the universal routines of their everyday lives. Birthdays are celebrated, siblings tease one another, and meals are shared. When: Daily through April 7th, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: Green-Wood/GreenWood Cemetery (500 25th
FRIDA KAHLO: APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEIVING 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 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, Times vary. Check Showclix for times and tickets Where: Crown Heights/ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway)
RACE AND REVOLUTION: REIMAGINING MONUMENTS The show questions the relationship between historical memory and historical monuments and what the underlying implications are for those histories that remain absent. Seventeen artists were asked to envision monuments that add depth and truth to New York’s compelling history. Exhibiting artists include Alexis Callender, Ayasha Guerin, Chip Thomas, Damien Davis, Emmaline Payette, Kamau Ware, Kimberly Becoat, Lyra Monteiro, Maureen Conner, Maureen McNeil, Marilyn Nance, Rose Desiano, Sal Munoz, Studio Darn, Zaq Landsberg and Jennifer Mack Watkins. When: Fridays through June
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Steamroller Collaborations will be on exhibit at A.I.R. Gallery through April 14th. 14th, 3 – 6 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)
Join the library each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome. When: Saturday, March 16th, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Heights/ Brooklyn Heights Library (109 Remsen Street)
Enjoy a special storytime for children ages 3 to 5 years. Come for a reading of Don Freeman’s Corduroy and stay for great activities inspired by the book. When: Monday, March 18th, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Where: Bushwick/Dekalb Library (790 Bushwick Avenue)
Educational COMMUNITY FORUM
AGAINST HATE Community Forum. Open to the public. When: Thursday, March 14th, 6 – 8 p.m. Where: Bushwick/179 Wilson Avenue
SIP + WICK Work with the founder to learn about their candlemaking methods and get tips and tricks to create your own eco-friendly cocosoy candles. When: Friday. March 15th, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Where: Park Slope/Brooklyn Perk (605 Flatbush 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 March installment features journalist and memoirist Priya Jain, writer and editor Molly Tolsky, and reporter and former L Magazine culture editor Henry Stewart. Drink in the wine and words and leave inspired. When: Friday, March 15th, 7 – 9 p.m. Where: Park Slope/ Community Bookstore (143 7th Avenue)
AARP FREE TAX HELP AND PREPARATION Doors open at 10 a.m. Tax filers will be assisted on a first come, first served basis starting at 10:30 a.m. Service cannot be guaranteed on any given day, but please visit the following week or visit one of our other sites offering assistance. When: Friday, March 15th, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Where: Williamsburg/Leonard Library (61 Devoe Street)
STREET SMARTS SERIES This event is more important now than ever as it provides community members with
information and skills to best navigate street encounters with police and the justice system as a whole, as well as how to advocate for criminal justice reform in our communities. Leading experts in the field will participate in a panel and workshops to facilitate thoughtful and fruitful discussion and a plan for action. People of all ages are welcome! One of the workshops will be specifically geared towards youth. Lunch and refreshments are included. When: Saturday, March 16th, 12 – 3 p.m. Where: Brownsville/Motts Hall Bridges Academy (210 Chester Street)
A space for teens, adults, and older adults to discuss topics related to LGBTQ and allied communities. When: Saturday, March 16th, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Where: Clinton Hill/Walt Whitman Library (93 Saint Edwards Street)
STEM activity for toddlers and preschoolers. When: Saturday, March 16th, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Where: Sunset Park/Sunset Park Library (4201 Fourth Avenue)
WILLIAMSBURG STOP N SWAP
Free community reuse event. Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something newto-you, free. You don’t have to bring something to take something. When: Saturday, March 16th, 12 – 3 p.m. Where: Williamsburg/ Williamsburg Community Center (195 Graham Avenue)
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There’s so much to know about your employersponsored retirement plan: How much should you contribute? What investments should you choose? Should you max out? What should you do with it when you leave the company? The list goes on and on. This class will explain:–easy-to-understand dos and don’ts of managing your 401k–what is an employer match and how do you get it?–what is rebalancing?–Roth vs. traditional 401k - what should you do it with when you leave your job. No prior knowledge is required. Feel free to come with your personal 401k questions. When: Saturday, March 16th, 9 – 10:30 a.m. Where: Prospect Heights/ Brooklyn Brainery (190 Underhill Avenue)
BLUE YORK AT THE ZOO
Water, water every weekend in March at Prospect Park
Zoo. Whether it is the rain splashing across our windows or bubbling through the streams, Brooklyn is wet, wild and surrounded by the ocean. Come to the zoo to enjoy science experiments, learn about the amazing species that inhabit New York’s waterways, and find out what you can do to protect their critical waterway habitats. When: Sunday, March 17th, 10 a.m. – 4:30p.m. Where: Prospect Park Zoo
ART @ THREES: PRINTING PATTERNS Join art educator Hayley Ferber to learn stamp and stencil techniques to create unique patterns. When: Tuesday, March 19th, 7 – 9 p.m. Where: Gowanus/Three’s (113 Franklin Avenue)
MUSICAL YOGA STORYTIME Join the library for a storytime for toddlers incorporating live music and yoga. Pick up a free ticket the morning of the program at the children’s desk. When; Friday, March 15th, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Where: Grand Army Plaza/ Central Library (10 Grand Army Plaza)
Film MARCH OF WOMEN ADULT MATINEE This week – Book Club When: Friday, March 15th, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Where: Bensonhurst/Ulmer Park Library (2602 Bath Avenue)
CARIBBEAN FILM SERIES: A 5TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL A four-day festival marking the five-year anniversary of the Caribbean Film Series, a platform for great contemporary films from the Caribbean and the diaspora. In shorts, narrative feature films, and documentaries from the UK, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and more, the series explores the thematic and aesthetic diversity of Caribbean cinema. See www. bam.org for movie schedule When: Daily through March
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17th, various times Where: Fort Greene/BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Avenue)
Food & Drink WHISKEY WARS TOUR AND TASTING: “IRISH TOWN!” Join BLDG 92 and Kings County Distillery for a tour and tasting that explores whiskey scandals of the past and the resurgence of the industry today in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Participants will learn about Vinegar Hill, the neighborhood directly west of the Yard known throughout the nineteenth century as “Irish Town,” and how this neighborhood full of countless illegal distilleries was the regular site of raids by Marine’s stationed at the Yard. The experience culminates in a tour of the City’s oldest whiskey distillery, Kings County Distillery, located onsite in the Yard’s former Paymaster Building (learn more about that on the tour!). As participants learn about the crafting of whiskey today a small tasting will also be provided from one of KCD’s whiskeys, bourbons or moonshines. When: Sunday, March 17th, 4:30 – 6 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Navy Yard/ Bldg 92
GREENMARKET AT GRAND ARMY PLAZA At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn’s favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round. When: Saturday, March 9th, 8 a.m.,–4 p.m. Where: Grand Army Plaza
SUMO STEW This round of SUMO STEW will feature a Turkey & Mushroom Chankonabe (the sumo stew). Every guest will also get a special bento box, composed of Japanese-inspired dishes from top local chefs (subject to change). When: Tuesday, March 19th, 8 – 11 p.m. Where: Williamsburg/ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th Street)
Health FITNESS FUN Group exercise provided by The Friends of New Utrecht Library. When: Friday, March 15th, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Where: Bensonhurst/New Utrecht Library (1743 86th
HOROSCOPES march 14 - march 20, 2019 ♈ ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Your thoughts and actions may be spurred on by your emotions this week, Aries. It may be better to wait a few days to make decisions until things quiet down. ♉ TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you could be in for a roller coaster ride this week, especially as it pertains to spending. Money could fly out of your wallet faster than you can earn it. Exercise caution. ♊ GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, as long as you have a solid team in your corner, you can adapt well to the changing environment. However, even a superhero needs a break from time to time. ♋ CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Overcome your resistance and listen to another person’s side of the story, Cancer. Embrace letting this person take the lead on something at work or in your home life. ♌ LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Friends are lining up to be helpful over the next few days, Leo. Take advantage of their generosity, especially if you find yourself feeling under the weather. ♍ VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, the personalized touches you put on any project will showcase your personality and passion. Think about embracing a crafty task to really display your talents. ♎ LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, on the surface, it may seem like you have your act all together. But beneath your emotions may be roiling. You may want to let some close people in on your secrets. ♏ SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 So many things hinge upon balance, Scorpio. Make a concerted effort to balance things in your life. You may have to make some changes and experiment. ♐ SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Your inclination to meet the needs of others this week is commendable, Sagittarius. Just be sure your generosity does not come at the expense of your own well-being. ♑ CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, there is nothing wrong with seeing the world through rosecolored glasses from time to time. Such a positive perspective might change your outlook for good. ♒ AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 You are adept at staying on track when you need to, Aquarius. This makes you an ideal fitness guru. Try to inspire others to be regimented as well. ♓ PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, do your best to honor requests from friends, associates and family this week. If you pull it off, take some time to recharge.
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DUNHAM TECHNIQUE WITH PENNY GODBOLDO Come dance and unlock the mind, body and spirit connection in this African American dance form, created by icon Katherine Dunham, dance pioneer/ anthropologist/social activist. Informed by the great traditional dances of the African Diaspora (West African, Haitian, Cuban, Brazilian, African American modern dance and more) Dunham Technique creates well-muscled, dynamic dancers with supple spines and well-articulated torsos. This comprehensive experience includes a traditional warm up, center floor sequence, specialized barre work, series of progressions and breathing exercises. Students will enjoy a class that starts out centered and meditative
then gradually becomes high-spirited and powerful as they learn the “Dunham Way of Life.” When: Friday-Sunday, March 15th – 17th, Friday: 7:30 p.m., Saturday: 6 p.m., Sunday: 2 p.m. Where: Bedford Stuyvesant/ Restoration Art (1368 Fulton Street)
SHAPE UP: CARDIO SCULPT Come exercise with our popular local volunteer. No registration is needed. When: Saturday, March 16th, 10 – 11 a.m. Where: Clinton Hill/Clinton Hill Library (380 Washington Avenue)
DANCING AT SUNSET Come & enjoy the different Latin rhythms. Many researchers say dancing is a good form of physical exercise. It has shown to benefit mod, mental and physical health and it
doesn’t hurt that it’s great fun. You will get a taste of a variety of dances including Bachata, Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia. It will end with a culminating celebration, where you will be able to show off what you learned to your family and friends. When: Saturday, March 16th, 2 – 3 p.m. Where: Sunset Park/Sunset Park Library (4201 Fourth Avenue)
Join us for open level community yoga with an urban vibe. Mats provided (or bring your own). Classes will be led by Jyll HubbardSalk, Owner of community yoga studio, Urban Asanas. When: Saturday, March 16th, 12 – 1 p.m. Where: Bedford Stuyvesant/ Bedford Library (496 Franklin Avenue)
NORWEGIAN CHRISTIAN HOME AND HEALTH CENTER 1250 67th Street Brooklyn, NY 11219 Contact: 718-306-5601 OR 718-306-5602 www.NCHHC.org Norwegian Christian Home and Health Center has served the Community with Compassionate Care and Comprehensive Health Services since 1903. • Short-Term Rehabilitation • Out-Patient Rehabilitation • Respite Care • Medicaid-Funded Assisted Living • Independent Living Luxury Apartments
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Join Coney Island staff for some low-impact healthy exercise When: Monday, March 18th, 10:30 -11:30a.m. Where: Coney Island/Coney Island Library (1901 Mermaid Avenue)
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people they know from the worlds of stand up, sketch comedy, improv and beyond to answer the pressing questions facing society. Things like would you rather lose the ability to sweat or spit? Be friends with Pinochet MacGowan or work with Papa Doc Holliday? And other stuff that’s too intense to even mention. This show: Matt Goldrich, Rachel Sennott, Boris Khaykin, Zach Zimmerman and Bobbi Elfie. When: Thursday, March 14th, 8 p.m. Where: Prospect Heights/ Friends & Lovers (641 Classon Avenue)
KWEENDOM A night of comedy, characters and storytelling that’s sure to make Mike Pence uncomfortable. Come for the laughs, stay for the fresh faces in your Grindr grid. Featuring: Jay Jurden, Veronica Garza, Carolyn Bergier, Rosa Escandón and Ryan McLendon. Hosted by Bobby Hankinson. The show is free, but this month, they’ll be collecting donations for Immigration Equality with a match for the first $50. When: Friday, March 15th, 7 – 9 p.m. Where: Williamsburg/Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer Street)
MARCH MADNESS COMEDY JAM Nephew Tommy headlining. When: Saturday, March 16th, 8 p.m. Where: Flatbush/Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Avenue)
BARLEY’S ANGELS NYC LAUNCH PARTY Barley’s Angels is a beer education network run by women in 150+ chapters across 8 countries. They will be launching the NYC chapter with a meet & greet. There will be guest speakers from the local beer scene discussing their work and experiences in the field. Guests to include Ann Reilly (Five Boroughs), Katarina Martinez (Lineup Brewing), Mary Izett (5th Hammer), Alexa Wilkinson (Murray’s Cheese, LGBT Craft), and Ashley Harrell (home brewer, formerly of Big Alice Brewing). When: Monday, March 18th, 7 – 10 p.m. Where: Sunset Park/Five
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MUSIC FOR AUTISM PRESENTS: YOONAH KIM AND BRANDON RIDENOUR Clarinetist Yoonah Kim is an artist of uncommon musical depth and versatility. An active chamber musician and has attended several chamber music festivals and play in venues around the world. Her repertoire ranges from Brahms to Jörg Widmann. Join the library for an awesome afternoon of music, dancing and food. Music for Autism provides free interactive, autismfriendly concerts for individuals with autism and their families. When: Saturday, March 16th, 12 p.m. Where: Park Slope/Park Slope Library (431 6th Avenue)
CONVERGENCES V – WESTON OLENCKI // BILIANA VOUTCHKOVA Nick Millevoi and Ron Stabinsky play a new set of music composed by Millevoi that references American popular music from the middle of the 20th century. Leaning heavily on surf, country, and rock and roll, this guitar and organ duo reconstructs elements of those genres through a lens indebted to artists as far out as Thelonious Monk and Captain Beefheart. When: Thursday, March 14th, 8 p.m. Where: Greenpoint/Arete Venue and Gallery (67 West Street)
BORGORE This 18 and up event features the Israeli DJ and founder of Buygore Records bringing his “U Up?” tour to Brooklyn. When: Thursday, March 14th, 9 p.m. Where: Williamsburg/ Schimanski (54 N11th Street)
ON STAGE AT KINGSBOROUGH PRESENTS: “RHYTHM OF THE DANCE” FROM THE NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY OF IRELAND A two-hour breathtaking dance and music
extravaganza featuring 22 step dancers, 3 tenors, and a live band. Experience an epic journey through the ages, from ancient mythology to the travels of the Irish emigrants from the rolling hills and stone walls of Connemara all the way to the modern skyscrapers of New York, with some surprises along the way. When: Friday, March 15th, 8 – 10 p.m. Where: Manhattan Beach/ OnStage at Kingsborough (2001 Oriental Blvd)
THE HANGOVERS Brooklyn-based western jazz group. When: Sunday, March 17th, 7:30 – 10 p.m. Where: Williamsburg/ Fourfivesix (199 Richardson Street)
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Adapted by Puppetworks’ Artistic Director, Nicolas Coppola, “Cinderella” includes a cast of handcarved, wooden Marionettes in the elegant costumes and lavish settings of 18thCentury France, and features the magical construction of Cinderella’s ball gown, the pumpkin coach, and “Ombres Chinoise,” French
Silhouette Figures, in a ballarrival sequence. The play is accompanied by music of Jules Massenet. When: Saturdays & Sundays, January 26 through April 20, 2019 Where: Park Slope/ Puppetworks (338 Sixth Avenue)
Tours HISTORIC TROLLEY TOUR Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Join our expert tour guides to hear fascinating stories of GreenWood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, and much more. When: Wednesday, March 20th, 1 – 3:00 p.m. Where: Greenwood/GreenWood Cemetery (500 25th Street)
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With its large variety of Brooklyn Bred products, Damascus Bakeries has some uniquely delicious recipes for you to try. For example, owner Ed Mafoud told Faces about the recipe for a Brooklyn Bred Oyster Pizza. Start with one Brooklyn Bred Neapolitan Thin Pizza Crust, add cream cheese, lemon juice, pesto sauce and of course fresh or canned shucked oysters, and you’re in for one tasty treat. Go to the website for the full recipe and so much more! www.Damascusbakery.com
Victor and Cesar at Grand Canyon Restaurant love to brag about their packed menu and one of their favorite sections is the Mexican Corner. They offer everything from Tacos and Tostadas to Enchiladas and Fajitas. A customer favorite is the Mexican Style Steak made with sautéed onions, tomatoes and jalapeños served with Mexican rice or white rice, beans, guacamole and five soft corn tortillas!
Clark’s Diner been serving three meals a day since 1985! That’s a lot of breakfast, lunch and dinners served over the years. Customers keep coming back to dine here morning, noon and night. This week, owner Mark told Faces about the delicious pasta menu that includes specials such as Penne Pesto and sun-dried tomato served with a choice of soup or baby greens garden salad. That’s just one of 14 perfect pasta plates to choose from! Clarkdiner@gmail.com
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When you think of all the wonderful things you can do with the incredibly fresh fruit and berries at Three Guys from Brooklyn, just imagine an entire fresh fruit tart brimming with only the finest fruits and berries found anywhere. Well, Three Guys has all the strawberries, blueberries and raspberries you will need for the tastiest of fruit tarts. You can find the full recipe on the website! www.3guysfrombrooklyn.com
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FRESH FRUIT TART INGREDIENTS • 3/4 cup butter, softened • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar • 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour • 1 package (10-12 oz) white baking chips, melted and cooled • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened • 1/2 cup pineapple juice • 1/4 cup granulated sugar • 1 tbs cornstarch • 1/2 tsp lemon juice • 1-1/2 to 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced • 1 cup fresh blueberries • 1 cup fresh raspberries
INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 300°. Cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in flour (mixture will be crumbly). Pat onto a greased 12-in. pizza pan. Bake until lightly browned, 25-28 minutes. Cool. 2. Beat melted chips and cream until smooth. Beat in cream cheese until smooth. Spread over crust. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine pineapple juice, granulated sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Cool. 3. Arrange berries over cream cheese layer; brush with pineapple mixture. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving. Yield: 12 servings.
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By the Eastern Parkway subway entrance, you'll find the Loews Kameo Theatre. INBrooklyn photo by Lore Croghan
Five Favorite Sights in Crown Heights South
Start With Doctor’s Row and You Can’t Go Wrong By Lore Croghan INBrooklyn
Once upon a time, Brooklyn’s best surgeons congregated on President Street. It became a hot spot for medical professionals to live a century ago and earned the nickname Doctor’s Row, which endures to this day. The mansions that line President Street blocks between New York and Kingston avenues in Crown Heights South are gracious designs surrounded by lawns. Just a few blocks away, large-scale development is planned at the Spice Factory, whose address is 960 Franklin Ave. But on today’s wintry stroll, we’re sticking to Doctor’s Row and the immediately surrounding streets, where the housing stock is lovely and largely low-rise, and a sense of serenity pervades.
If you’re taking the subway to Crown Heights South, why not ride the 2 train to the President Street-Nostrand Avenue stop? It’s just a block away from Doctor’s Row.
‘IMPRESSIVE CONCENTRATION OF FREESTANDING MANSIONS’ A 1978 city Landmarks Preservation Commission report about a proposal to create a Crown Heights South Historic District provides details about numerous properties in the neighborhood — including homes on Doctor’s Row. The area did not win landmark designation, though it deserves to do so. Doctor’s Row is “one of the most impressive concentrations of freestanding mansions in the city,” the report says.
The houses were built between 1899 and 1930. They were designed in various architectural styles. For instance, 1290-1294 President St., which William Debus designed in 1911, has a neo-Renaissance-inspired flat roof and a Beaux-Arts Classical Revival-style portico, the report says. One of our favorite Doctor’s Row houses is 1281 President St. It’s clad in orangey-hued brick and has a big, beautiful round turret topped by a roof that’s shaped like a witch’s hat.
J.L. BRUSH DESIGNED THESE CARROLL STREET HOUSES Around the corner from Doctor’s Row, there’s a second spot that’s a favorite of ours — the Carroll Street block between Kingston and Albany avenues.
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This Doctor's Row house at 1281 President St. has a terrific turret.
Pretty porches grace 1298 President St. at left and 1290-1294 President St. at right on this Doctor's Row block.
Five Favorite Sights in Crown Heights South — Continued from page 12INB — On the end of the block near the Kingston Avenue intersection, there’s a row of sophisticated red-brick houses with squared-off facades topped by tiny roofs. Above the roofs, there are decorative brick elements that look a bit like crowns.
Near that corner, you’ll see the landmark-worthy Loews Kameo Theatre, which opened in 1925, a posting on the website Cinema Treasures says. A church currently owns the dramatic property at 530 Eastern Parkway.
There’s an eye-catching row of brick rowhouses with rectangular facades and dramatic windowsills. Out front, there’s a shrubbery hedge like you’d see in the suburbs. Further down the block, there are handsome standalone brick houses. The porches are brick, too, which is interesting looking.
SEMI-DETACHED BROWNSTONES ON CARROLL STREET Next we’re circling back to Carroll Street, to a sweet block between Nostrand and New York avenues. It has pairs of brownstones with curvy facades. Each pair stands together like it’s a single house.
LIMESTONE ROWS ON NEW YORK AVENUE
Standalone houses with distinctive brick porches can be found at 443 Crown St. at right and 441 Crown St. at left. INBrooklyn photos by Lore Croghan These houses are very eye-pleasing. Further down the block, there’s a row of bow-front brownstone and limestone houses the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s report says are “among the finest groupings” in the proposed historic district. Their addresses are 1401 to 1425 Carroll St. Brooklyn architect J.L. Brush designed them in 1913, the report says.
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Around another corner, the Crown Street block between Kingston and Brooklyn avenues has an intriguing juxtaposition of old-fashioned housing stock.
When you get to the corner of New York Avenue, turn left to find our fifth fine sight in Crown Heights South. On both sides of the block between Carroll and President streets, there are rows of cylindrical limestone houses. They have such a classic look. Of course there will be other things you’ll want to see. There’s eye candy everywhere you turn in Crown Heights South. When you’re ready to depart, why not head to the Eastern Parkway-Nostrand Avenue 3 train station?
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MODZELEWSKI, Teresa -- On Jan. 28, at the age of 78, laid to rest on Feb. 22, at St John’s Cemetery. Lifelong resident of Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Long Island City, Queens. Beloved daughter of the late Antonina (née Szymborska) and Zygmunt Modzelewski, and sister of the late Stanley Modzelewski. Survived by brother Joseph Modzelewski; sister-in-law Mary Rose Modzelewski; nieces Nadine Baxter-Hawkins, Carol Rutschman and Christie Schoppe; and nephews Mark Modzelewski and Gregory Modzelewski; and their descendants. All services entrusted to Arthur’s Funeral Home, Greenpoint.
KOENIG, Susan R. -- A resident of Brooklyn, passed away on March 10 at the age of 64. Susan was born on October 29, 1954 in Brooklyn, and is the daughter of Edwin and Delma (Rubin) Roessler Sr. Susan is survived by her loving husband Herbert E. Koenig; her cherished father Edwin Roessler Sr.; her beloved children, Jennifer (Brendan) O’Connor, Megan (Edward) Phillips, Sarah Koenig and Matthew (Ceren) Koenig; adoring grandchildren Philip, Abigail and Lilith; her dear brothers Edwin Jr. and Donald. Susan is predeceased by her treasured mother Delma Rubin and her sister Nancy Roessler. All arrangements handled by Marine Park Funeral Home, Inc. Burial All Faiths Cemetery.
MCGRATH, Julienne -- a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, passed away on March 8 at Park Ave. Extended Care of Long Beach. She was 92 years old. She is survived by her loving children Irene (David) Terruso, Edward (Alice) McGrath, Colleen (Owen) McKenna and Cecelia (John) Wims; her adoring grandchildren David, Christine, Timothy (Lynette), Edward, Michael, Erin, Owen, Maureen (John), Brian, Connor, Kathleen and John; her cherished great grandchildren Gavin, John, Julianna, Liam, Charlotte and Riley; and her dear sister Dorothy Meinke. Julienne is predeceased by her beloved husband Edward J. McGrath who passed away on April 4, 1991. All arrangements handled by Marine Park Funeral Home, Inc. A Mass of Christian burial St. Thomas Aquinas R.C. Church. Burial Calverton National Cemetery.
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Borough President Will Host ‘Rally for Ruth’ to Rename A Building for Ruth Bader Ginsburg By Rob Abruzzese Brooklyn Heights Press
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams made news in September when he started a campaign to rename the Brooklyn municipal building after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and he is not giving up now. Adams, who is expected to run for mayor in the next election, plans to host an 86th birth-
day party for Justice Ginsburg on March 15, where he will renew his call to name the Downtown Brooklyn building after the justice. “This is definitely a 50 Cent ‘It’s your birthday’ moment,” Adams told the Daily News. “[Ginsburg] has reached an iconic status equivalent to Serena Williams and Beyoncé’s fame.” The party will have a cake,
and there will be a card for Ginsburg for guests to sign. Attendees will watch "RBG," the Oscar-nominated documentary about the justice. “She is a symbol of strength, a cancer survivor who has fought for women’s rights her entire life,” said Adams. “We’ve talked about this and asked, ‘How do we honor such an icon?’ and it was simple — we make statues and name
buildings after her. “History can’t just be history, it has to be our story with [the borough’s] diversity and ethnicity,” he explained. Justice Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn, raised in Flatbush and attended James Madison High School on Bedford Avenue before she left the borough to attend Cornell University and Columbia Law School.
Adams’ change.org petition to rename the building, which he created in September, is still online with more than 50,000 signatures. Locally, the petition has the support of the Brooklyn Bar Association and the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association, who would love to see a building named after one of Brooklyn’s most famous judges. “As only the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court and currently still sitting, in the current climate it does seem appropriate to recognize her con-
tributions to the legal community,” said Carrie Anne Cavallo, president of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association. “As one of Brooklyn’s most wellknown legal minds I cannot think of someone more deserving of this tribute.” The Brooklyn Municipal Building is located at 210 Joralemon St. It was built in 1924 and today houses many city offices, including the City Clerk, the Department of Buildings, Probation, Finance and Environmental Protection.
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Stringer’s Dramatic Plan to Turn BQE into Elevated Park Wins Praise Continued from page 2
Stringer submitted his plan to DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg on March 7. “We remain hopeful that the agency can view the BQE’s deterioration not just as an engineering challenge, but as an opportunity to create something new and bold that both accommodates essential traffic and enhances surrounding neighborhoods,” Stringer wrote in his letter. He noted that, while many voices have called out for a complete BQE teardown, the fact that the highway carries 14,000 trucks per hour calls for a middle-ground solution. “We can’t redirect those trucks on to local streets, we don’t have enough freight routes in the city, and this section of the BQE serves an essential manufacturing and warehouse corridor from Sunset Park and Red Hook to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and North Brooklyn,” he wrote. During construction, trucks would run in both directions on the middle level of the cantilever while DOT reconstructs the bottom level, eliminating the need for any temporary highways. When that rehab work is finished, truck traffic would be permanently moved to the bottom level, traveling one lane in each direction. Stringer’s letter said that trucks represent only 9 percent of the traffic on this six-lane section of the BQE, so one lane in each direction would be sufficient.
DOT reviewing BQE options A DOT spokesperson told the Brooklyn Heights Press on Wednesday that the agency was undertaking “a thorough review process that will look at a range of options for this critical transportation corridor, including the one proposed by the comptroller, accompanied by substantial community and expert engagement.” The Brooklyn Heights Association has submitted its own alternate BQE proposal designed by Marc Wouters Studio. Another alternate proposal calling for a tunnel to bypass the BQE and cut across Downtown Brooklyn was submitted by Cobble Hill resident Roy Sloane. DOT is also considering repairing the triple cantilever section of the BQE piece by piece, a process that could add up to two years to the timeline. BHA Executive Director Peter Bray told the Heights Press that Stringer’s proposal was “a creative approach to what the BQE could become after its reconstruction and represents a serious take on the role that the BQE serves and will continue to serve in supporting freight movement within the city and its vital contribution to the city’s economy.” “In the BHA’s view, it also importantly adds to a discussion that needs to occur about how the city’s transportation needs should be met in the future more globally and which does not simply extrapolate from what we have done over the last 70 years,” Bray said. “We need to reconsider the policies that we have implicitly been following, both as a city and as a nation, that prioritizes moving cars — typically single occupancy vehicles — above all other considerations, particularly when we our mass transit system is failing and global warming poses a threat to human existence.” The Cobble Hill Association, which has long lobbied for a deck over the much reviled BQE trench, called the comptroller’s plan “truly innovative.” “It is exciting to see a plan that challenges the way we think about transit infrastructure and public space in NYC. We have been asking for decking the BQE for years, and most recently in the scoping meeting for the BQE rehab in early 2018, the CHA called for deckBACK PAGE • Brooklyn Heights Press • Thursday, March 14, 2019
ing the BQE and uniting Upper and Lower Van Voorhees Parks,” said CHA President Amy Breedlove. Breedlove added that CHA is suggesting that DOT continue the green space and
NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer’s plan to rehabilitate the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway would eliminate cars, run trucks along a two-lane thruway at the bottom level, and turn the rest into a new linear park ending in Carroll Gardens, with an extension into Red Hook. Map via Comptroller Stringer’s Oﬃce pedestrian walkways beyond the Hugh Carey Tunnel to make a safe pedestrian corridor along the waterfront neighborhoods. Hilary Jager, spokesperson for the transportation advocacy group A Better Way NYC, told the Heights Press that they met with Stringer to discuss his plan. “A Better Way NYC has been beating the drum, calling on the city to rethink its narrowminded plans for restoring the BQE. Comptroller Stringer has stepped up to the plate with the problem-solving mentality New Yorkers expect from their elected representatives. The comptroller’s innovative proposal is a boon to the pursuit for a better way, and it has the potential to transform the city to become a beacon of progressive promise rather than a relic of Moses’s past. We look forward to City Hall and NYC DOT reviewing the plan.”
Where would all the cars go? Stringer says the roughly 144,000 passenger cars currently use the BQE each day would have to use other routes, either through local streets or by taking the Hugh Carey Tunnel, the Belt Parkway or public transit instead of the Brooklyn or Manhattan bridges. Restricting access to the triple cantilever and the Cobble Hill trench would likely reduce car traffic, since drivers will find alternatives, he said. “Highway traffic follows an iron rule,” he wrote in his letter. “Build more highways, get more cars; eliminate highways, get fewer cars.” Proposed designs for decking over the BQE trench in both Williamsburg and Cobble Hill have previously been assessed at roughly $125 million, Stringer said in his letter. An environmental review process of the eventual BQE rehab plan will begin later this year, and will take up to two years.