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New BQE proposal would create â€˜Tri-Lineâ€™ park, burying highway PLAN COULD CREATE WALKABLE â€˜CLIFFSâ€™ OVERLOOKING HARBOR A new proposal would turn a decrepit section of the BQE â€” the Triple Cantilever â€” into a three-level Tri-Line park, similar to the Highline Park in Manhattan. See page 2. Rendering via dlandstudio
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New BQE proposal would create ‘Tri-Line’ park, burying highway By Mary Frost Brooklyn Heights Press
A sweeping new proposal would turn a decrepit section of the BQE into a three-level TriLine park, similar to the Highline Park in Manhattan. Under the plan, the Triple Cantilever would become part of Brooklyn Bridge Park — the “cliffs” of Brooklyn Bridge Park — overlooking the park, the harbor and the skyline of Manhattan.
This cross-section shows the current structure of the Triple Cantilver underpinning the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Rendering via Mark Baker
proposal’s creator, Mark Baker. It would also preserve the landmarked Promenade. The plan “preserves the Promenade and adaptively reuses the Triple Cantilever, the most important transportation work of the master builder Robert Moses (whether you like him or not),” Baker told the Brooklyn Heights Press. He added, “It would be the most important act of
This cross-section shows the proposed Tri-Line design at the Triple Cantilver. Rendering via Mark Baker
The BQE’s cars and trucks would be routed along a new, enclosed highway at ground level along Furman Street’s roadbed. Doing this would eliminate noise and pollution from the highway and enlarge Brooklyn Bridge Park by eight acres, says the
historic preservation in Brooklyn Heights since the historic district was formed.”
Enclose the BQE and eliminate pollution A rendering released by Baker shows the rebuilt BQE enclosed within a 100-foot-
BQE Town Hall Meeting A BQE (Brooklyn-Queens Expressway) reconstruction Town Hall has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m., at Plymouth Church, 57 Orange St., Brooklyn Heights. The Town Hall is being jointly sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Association and A Better Way NYC.
Blue Mountain Gallery and Friends: Exhibition to Benefit the New Sanctuary Coalition A passionate group of accomplished mid-career artists are coming together to mount an exhibit in Brooklyn Heights to benefit New Sanctuary Coalition, an immigrant rights group. The art exhibit and sale will be held at The First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn Heights April 2 - 28, 2019. 2 • Brooklyn Heights Press • Thursday, March 21, 2019
wide box, allowing pollutants to be collected and treated. The highway would be buried under the soil, plants and the walkways of the enlarged Brooklyn Bridge Park. The linear Tri-Line parks, each 1,880 feet in length and more than two acres in space, could contain gardens, walking paths, seating, bike lanes, exercise space and equipment, such as climbing walls, Baker said. These levels will be connected to each other, to the Promenade above and to the park below, through stairways, escalators, elevators or slides, improving access to the park from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn. “With no noise from the totally covered BQE the need for the berms in Brooklyn Bridge Park is removed and additional acres of usable park space created in the current park footprint,” Baker said.
The plan doesn’t involve a “costly and disruptive temporary highway in this area,” he said. “Vehicle emissions in the above-ground tunnel can be captured and treated. The particularly dangerous particulate matter pollution from trucks can be scrubbed using electrostatic precipitators and other technologies,” he said. “This is particularly important along the BQE because of the proximity of playgrounds along the BQE route, some of them created by Moses himself.” It also preserves the current capabilities of the BQE and makes the BQE achieve federal standards in design and safety. “No more back-ups when a car is disabled — there will be a breakdown lane,” he said. The city’s Department of Transportation, which is now considering a number of BQE proposals, had not yet seen the plan as of Tuesday. However, it appears to address many of the concerns of local residents.
Hilary Jager, a spokesperson for the transportation advocacy group A Better Way NYC, told the Heights Press, “The TriLine plan is a creative concept that reimagines the BQE with an eye towards maximizing open space and limiting pollu-
tion exposure to the surrounding communities. It’s a welcome alternative and one we hope City Hall and NYC DOT will give careful consideration.”
A slew of alternate proposals An early proposal put out by DOT, which would replace the Promenade with a temporary six-lane BQE bypass while the structure underneath was rebuilt, was met with loud opposition by residents, who pointed out it would bring the noise and pollution of 153,000 vehicles a day up to ground level and into the neighborhood for a minimum of six years. Since it was released, a number of individuals and organizations have urged the city to use this window of opportunity to reimagine the BQE. A plan proposed by NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer would eliminate cars from the BQE, run trucks along a twolane thruway at the bottom level of the triple cantilever and turn the rest into a new linear park. The Brooklyn Heights Association has submitted its own alternate BQE proposal designed by Marc Wouters Studio. This plan would run a BQE bypass along the edge of Brooklyn Bridge Park, as opposed to DOT’s proposal to run it along the Promenade. Another proposal, by Cobble Hill resident Roy Sloane, calls for a tunnel to bypass the BQE and cut across Downtown Brooklyn. 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. Baker, a 30-year resident of Brooklyn Heights with his wife and three children, is chief executive officer and a director of Progenics, a pharmaceutical company that develops drugs to treat cancer. From 2003 to 2005, he was a director of New York Water Taxi. He is also the chair of the board of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, but he emphasizes that the proposal is his own idea, not the Conservancy’s or the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s. “The Tri-Line Plan is a personal idea of mine and doesn’t relate at all to my work over the years with the Conservancy,” he told the Heights Press ___________________ To see the full plan, visit TheTriline.com.
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Art VIRTUAL AND REAL ESTATE In conjunction with the BRIC Biennial: Volume III, South Brooklyn Edition, the Virtual and Real Estate group exhibition features work by artists Pastiche Lumumba, Daniel Bejar, and Betty Yu, that expresses the conundrums that arise from living in an age where the simulated is increasingly confused with the real. Although “estate” has previously been defined as fixed physical properties, the exhibition troubles our notions of property, ownership, circulation, space, and most fundamentally, what it means to be “real.” The Internet provides marginalized communities a virtual space for subversion and play, meanwhile distracting from the physical realities of gentrification and land rezoning. From Lumumba’s embalmed memes to Bejar’s subversion of the ubiquitous real estate billboard, to Yu’s archive of stories by communities affected by gentrification, these works challenges the absurdity of place and placelessness to bear on the chronological depth of lived experience. When: Tuesdays-Sundays through April 7th Where: Fort Greene/ BRIC House Gallery (647 Fulton Street)
STEAMROLLER COLLABORATIONS YVETTE DRURY DUBINSKY AND VICKY TOMAYKO A two-person exhibition of work by New York Artist Yvette Drury Dubinsky and National Artist Vicky Tomayko. Dubinsky and Tomayko will be showing fifteen large monotypes with drawing and collage. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through April 14th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/A.I.R Gallery (155 Plymouth Street)
The show, on the Mezzanine level above the cafe features 12 artists working in various mediums. When: Daily through April 16th Where: Williamsburg/ Nitehawk Cinemas (136 Metropolitan Avenue)
A solo exhibition of new work by NYC-based color painter Sanford Wurmfeld When: Wednesdays-Saturdays through April 20th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Minus Space (16 Main Street, Suite A)
CURATED BY HILARY DOYLE & REID HITT HR CURATING ALICIA ADAMEROVICH, DOMINIQUE FUNG, REBECCA NESS, PHYLLIS YAO, AND MARK ZUBROVICH This exhibition presents new figurative painting that hybridizes the uncanny with caricature, exaggeration, and invented mythologies. The artists included in this show have discovered new worlds that reveal anxiety, mystery, and eeriness that reflect our current state of political unrest. When: By appointment
WHERE: DUMBO/ AGENCY (20 JAY STREET, SUITE M14) AT/AGAINST OUR WILL
An exhibition of welded steel sculptures by artist Helene Brandt. At/Against Our Will includes works from Brandt’s signature “Cages” series and marks the artist’s first show at A.I.R. since her debut at the gallery in 1985. When; Wednesdays-Sundays through April 14th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/A.I.R. Gallery (155 Plymouth Street)
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, Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Made in N.Y. Media Center (30 John Street)
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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 Street)
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ADAM SIMON, FROM THIS POSITION A solo show of new paintings by Adam Simon. When: Thursdays-Sundays through April 14th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Bushwick/STUDIO10 (56 Bogart Street)
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RACE AND REVOLUTION: REIMAGINING MONUMENTS The show questions the relationship between historical memory and historical monuments and what the underlying implications are for those histories that remain absent. Seventeen artists were asked to envision monuments that add depth and truth to New York’s compelling history. Exhibiting artists include Alexis Callender, Ayasha Guerin, Chip Thomas, Damien Davis, Emmaline Payette, Kamau Ware, Kimberly Becoat, Lyra Monteiro, Maureen Conner, Maureen McNeil, Marilyn Nance, Rose Desiano, Sal Munoz, Studio Darn, Zaq Landsberg and Jennifer Mack Watkins. When: Fridays through June 14th, 3 – 6 p.m. Where: Park Slope/Old Stone
House (336 3rd Street)
ONE: EGÚNGÚN One: Egúngún tells the life story of a twentieth-century Yorùbá masquerade dance costume (egúngún), from its origins in Ògbómọ̀ṣọ́, Nigeria, to its current home in Brooklyn. Composed of over three hundred textiles from Africa, Europe, and Asia, this egúngún swirls into motion during festivals honoring departed ancestors. Centuries old, egúngún is still practiced in Nigeria, the Republic of Benin, and in the Yorùbá diaspora. When: Daily through August 2019, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Crown Heights/ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway)
BROOKLYN ABOLITIONISTS/IN PURSUIT OF FREEDOM This major, long-term exhibit explores the unsung heroes
of Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement — ordinary residents, black and white — who shaped their neighborhoods, city and nation with a revolutionary vision of freedom and equality. The exhibit is part of the groundbreaking In Pursuit of Freedom public history project that features new research on Brooklyn›s abolition movement in partnership with Weeksville Heritage Center and Irondale Ensemble Project. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through Winter 2019, 12 – 5 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Heights/ Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont Street)
Books & Readings
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Brooklyn Public Library presents LITFILM: A BPL Film Festival About Writers through March 24th.
Join the library each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome. When: Saturday, March 23rd, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Heights/ Brooklyn Heights Library (109 Remsen Street)
Community Organizations and Government agencies will share information with tenants on their rights. In housing conflicts and services that are available to them. When: Thursday, March 21st, 7 – 9 p.m. Where: Brownsville/NYCHA Howard Houses Community Center (92 Watkins St.)
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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS/ TENANTS RIGHTS TRAINING
Come and learn. How to protect yourself from fraud or scam. Find out how to apply for modification. How
to apply for Free Repair programs. How to apply for Financial Assistance. When: Thursday, March 21st, 5 – 8 p.m. Where: East New York/The Community Center (2713 Pitkin Avenue)
CB10 MEETING Senior issues, Housing, Health and Welfare Committee. When: Thursday, March 21st, 7 p.m. Where: Bay Ridge/District Office (8119 5th Avenue)
The partnering organizations will conduct a series of free workshops that will increase job readiness and job retention among Coney Island residents, 18 years and older, in preparation for the 9th Annual Coney Island Job Recruitment Event for a wide range of job opportunities in the Amusement District. The goal of the workshops is to equip residents with the skills necessary for seasonal employment in the Amusement District and future long-term opportunities by better preparing them for the job application process, resume writing and mock interviews, and thereby helping them become stronger candidates for employment. When: Thursday, March 21st, 10:30 a.m. Where: Coney Island/ Coney Island Library (1901 Mermaid Avenue)
AARP FREE TAX HELP AND PREPARATION
Tax filers will be assisted on a first come, first served basis starting at 10:30am. 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 22nd, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Where: Williamsburg/Leonard Library (61 Devoe Street)
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Healing Through Nutrition Celebrating National Nutrition Month Offering patients expanded plant-based menu options to encourage healthy lifestyles, reduce disease risk, and improve health outcomes
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STEM activity for toddlers and preschoolers. When: Saturday, March 23rd, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Where: Sunset Park/Sunset Park Library (4201 Fourth Avenue)
MARCH’S GENERAL BOARD MEETING
When: Wednesday, March 27th, 6:30 p.m. Where: East New York/PennWortman Community Center (895 Pennsylvania Avenue)
Family Fun BKLYN MARCH MADNESS PING PONG SERIES
The PUSH BK and Downtown Brooklyn Partnership join City Point for 2nd Annual March Madness Ping Pong Series. Ping Pong with friends and pros for weekly prizes. When: Thursday, March 21st, 6 – 8 p.m. Where: Downtown Brooklyn/ Citypoint (445 Albee Square West)
SEAN CASEY ANIMAL RESCUE “SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER” ROLLER DISCO PARTY/BENEFIT
Three hours of skating at Brooklyn’s only indoor roller skating rink. DJ Colleen Crumbcake spinning the hottest disco hits from the 70’s and 80’s. Special guest
Miss 360 hula-hooping her way into our hearts and MC’s Jennifer Dazzle & Roller Boogie will narrate the spectacle as it unfolds. Skate Dance Competition where the best skaters in NYC will compete for fabulous prizes, and a Contest for best costume and a contest for best costume.. A red carpet where you can get your photo taken by our professional photographer to post on social media. 100% of the profits from this event will be donated to Sean Casey Animal Rescue, so come shake your groove thang and help give thousands more the second chance they deserve. Don’t want to skate? Come hang out and soak in the magic. When: Sunday, March 24th, 6 – 9 p.m. Where: Prospect Park
Film MOVIE NIGHT: LOVE GILDA
Where: Prospect Park/T.E.A.L Community Center (533 16th Street)
A wide-ranging series of daring works that explore cinema as a potent vehicle for expressing and exploring resentment. While recent discourse has frequently centered on feelings of marginalization among working class white men, On Resentment examines resentment as it intersects with issues of class, race, gender, sexuality, and land. A component of Triple Canopy’s current issue—which asks pressing questions about the role resentment plays in society and art, and who is afforded the right to resentment—the film series highlights the specific potency of cinema as a vehicle for oppressed voices to air grievances, bring attention to injustice, and effect change. When: Daily through March 28th, various times Where: Fort Greene/BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Avenue)
LITFILM: A BPL FILM FESTIVAL ABOUT WRITERS
Get an inside look at the private lives and artistic processes of some of the world’s greatest literary figures. Now in its second year, LitFilm will feature
A documentary on the amazing life of actress and comic, Gilda Radner. Gilda Radner passed away from ovarian cancer in 1989 but her spirit lives on! Discussion to follow after documentary. Possible Q+A with the Director. RSVP to https:// tealwalk.org/workshops/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org When: Thursday, March 21st, 6 p.m.
inspiring documentaries and feature films on Maya Angelou, Margaret Atwood, Pablo Neruda, Lorraine Hansberry, Wole Soyinka, Pete Hamill and Jimmy Breslin, Samuel Beckett, Larry Kramer, and many others. The week-long event will also see appearances by filmmakers Tracy Heather Strain (director, Sighted Eyes, Feeling Heart), Jonathan Alter, John Block, and Stephen McCarthy (directors, Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists); as well as writer Mark Eisner and more. When: Daily through March 24th Where: Grand Army Plaza/ Brooklyn Public Library (10 Grand Army Plaza)
GIRL POWER FILM + MEDIA SUMMIT
Join the Girl Power Film + Media Summit curated by @ imagineprods for a day of informative and inspirational discussions, panels, film screenings, workshops, and a dinner party, all to celebrate Women’s History Month. A collection of badass women will share their passions and motivate the next generation of female filmmakers. The summit will exemplify the power of women in the film industry. #girlpowersummit #itwiff #thepowerofwomen #womenshistorymonth Visit www.imaginethisprods. com to get your tickets
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HOROSCOPES march 21 - march 27, 2019 ♈ ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 A few bumps along the
way cannot derail you when you are motivated, Aries. Just keep chugging forward and you can plow through any obstacles that spring up. ♉ TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Find a way to work a vacation into your schedule, Taurus. You can probably use a respite from the daily grind, and a change of scenery is just what the doctor ordered. ♊ GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, if you slow down and listen to others, you may learn something new about yourself. Sometimes you have to view yourself through another’s eyes.
♋ CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 You may have to trust
a friend to handle something you would much prefer to handle yourself, Cancer. Trust that this friend will do a good job and express your gratitude.
♌ LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Open your eyes to the bigger picture, Leo. Only focusing on the smallest details will prevent you from seeing the grand scheme of things. ♍ VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, an unexpected situation momentarily takes you off guard. Take a step back and reassess the situation. Some careful reflection will help you find a solution. ♎ LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, when someone calls on you for advice, offer it without reading too much into why it is needed. You are there to lend support and a different viewpoint.
♏ SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Take inventory of your weaknesses, Scorpio. By recognizing your shortcomings, you can become a stronger person and both your personal and professional lives will benefit.
♐ SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 It’s time to
prepare for an adventure of sorts. The excitement may be mounting this week as you get all of the details in order. Start packing for travel.
♑ 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 Lend support to a
spouse or romantic interest because he or she will need it this week, Aquarius. You can’t fix all problems, but you can show your support. ♓ PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 There’s little time to
waste this week, Pisces. Be sure you have all of your details set and ready to go. Efficiency is key.
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BAM Rose Cinemas presents On Resentment through March 28th.
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today. ITWIFF goal is to bring together bright minds to deliver idea-focused talks on an array of subjects, not only to foster learning, inspiration, and wonder but also to spark conversations that matter to aspiring women filmmakers and storytellers. When: Saturday, March 23rd, 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Made in NY Media Center (30 John Street)
Food & Drink WOMEN’S HER-STORY MONTH BRUNCH
Senator Zellnor Y. Myrie & Council Member Alicka Ampry Samuel. Special Performances, Resources and tabling. When: Saturday, March 23rd, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Where: Brownsville/ Christopher Blenman Senior Center (720 East New York Avenue)
THE CONEY ISLAND USA SPRING GALA
The annual spring gala is always an incredible opportunity to experience the breadth of Coney Island’s magic all in one place, and this year’s location ensures a truly “fin-tastic” evening. Sink your teeth into hors d’oeuvres while enjoying beer and wine, specialty cocktails, and entertainment alongside the New York Aquarium’s sharks, rays, sea turtles, and other marine life. By celebrating with us, you’ll be supporting Coney Island’s only not-for-profit arts organization – founders and presenters of the Mermaid Parade, and home to both Sideshows by the Seashore and the Coney Island Museum. When: Saturday, March 23rd, 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Where: Coney Island/New York Aquarium (Surf Avenue/ West 8th Street)
Health MORNING EXERCISE SESSIONS
For Seniors. Before attending or for additional information please call 347-377-5493. When: Mondays – Fridays through March, 8 – 8:30 a.m. Where: Sunset Park/Harbor Hill Neighborhood Center (5613 2nd Avenue)
Group exercise provided by The Friends of New Utrecht Library. When: Friday, March 22nd, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Where: Bensonhurst/New Utrecht Library (1743 86th Street)
FALUN DAFA EXERCISE CLASS Help eliminate your stress through meditation and slow moving exercise. Enjoy peace of mind. When: Saturday, March 23rd, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Where: Sheepshead Bay/ Sheepshead Bay Library (2636 E. 14th Street)
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 23rd, 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 23rd, 12 – 1 p.m. Where: Bedford Stuyvesant/ Bedford Library (496 Franklin Avenue)
SEA II – A LIVE ACTION SHOW BY STREB EXTREME ACTION Choreographed risk. Mechanical contraptions. Mindboggling/ Unimaginable/Indescribable fun. When: Saturday & Sunday, March 23rd & 24th, Saturdays at 5pm Sundays at 3pm Where: Williamsburg/ STREBLab for Action Mechanics (51 N.1st Street)
MONDAY MORNING MOTION Join Coney Island staff for some low-impact healthy exercise
When: Sunday, March 24th, 10:30 -11:30a.m. Where: Coney Island/Coney Island Library (1901 Mermaid Avenue)
NY OPEN RUN MARINE PARK Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. When: Sunday, March 24th, 9 a.m. Where: Marine Park/Ave S & E 32nd Street
BLOOD DRIVE New York Blood Center declares a blood emergency. Walk-ins welcome. When: Tuesday. March 26th, 1 – 7 p.m. Where: Bensonhurst/62nd Precinct (1925 Bath Avenue)
ROCK BAND SHOWCASE 2019 The showcase will happen at the newly opened Slope Lounge in the heart of Park Slope on Union Street. Families, friends and lovers
of rock are encouraged to come and enjoy a great show featuring the upand-coming rock talent at BMS. Featuring 11 of the 12 rock bands at the Brooklyn Music School, our annual Rock Showcase is not to be missed. When: Sunday, March 24th, 3 p.m. Where: Park Slope/The Slope Lounge (837 Union Street)
CINDERELLA 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 ball-arrival sequence. The play is accompanied by music of Jules Massenet. Recommended for ages 3 and up. For Reservations (suggested): 718-965-3391 When: Saturdays & Sundays, January 26 through April 20. Where: Park Slope/ Puppetworks (338 Sixth Avenue)
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With the weather starting to warm up, there’s no better time to stop by Grand Canyon Restaurant on Montague Street for a refreshing banana split. It’s the perfect dessert and at Grand Canyon you get it all, ice cream, syrup, the works . . . and you even get a cherry on top! It’s the perfect way to top off a delicious dinner at one of Brooklyn’s favorite restaurants.
Clark’s Diner has been serving breakfast, lunch and dinner for over 30 years. It’s built up a solid reputation for having a packed menu with something for everyone. Well, Clark’s also serves some of the best desserts in Brooklyn. Owner Mark has a motto, “Cake is for life, not just for birthdays,” and he encourages everyone to stop by and have a slice of one of Clark’s cakes and pies. Clarkdiner@gmail.com
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Three Guys from Brooklyn sells only the freshest fruits and vegetables in the borough. Three Guys also recommends some tempting recipes that you might enjoy. For example, the recipe for Roasted Broccoli with Garlic makes for the perfect side dish with any dinner, or add some cooked pasta for a complete meal. Just take some broccoli cut into florets and add extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, Kosher salt and pepper. You can find the full recipe on the website! www.3guysfrombrooklyn.com
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ROASTED BROCCOLI WITH GARLIC INGREDIENTS
1 bunch broccoli (about 1 ½ pounds) cut into florets, stems peeled and sliced or diced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, sliced Kosher salt Freshly ground pepper DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 450o F. Mix the broccoli florets with the olive oil, garlic cloves, salt, and pepper. Spread out on a baking sheet and place into oven for about 20 minutes, until edges are crispy and the stems are tender. Serve warm! Week of March 21- 27, 2019 • INBROOKLYN — A Special Section of Brooklyn Daily Eagle/Brooklyn Eagle/Heights Press/Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator/Brooklyn Record/Greenpoint Gazette • 11INB
Eye on DITMAS PARK
Welcome to the Ditmas Park Historic District.
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See five scenic spots in landmarked Ditmas Park By Lore Croghan INBrooklyn
Ditmas Park is a Victorian house-fancier’s fantasy come to life. All those magnificent stand-alone, century-old frame houses with beautiful yards. All those circular porches topped with pointy-roofed turrets. And for visual variety there are stately brick mansions with front-entrance columns like the ones on Classical Greek and Roman temples. Admirers of this stellar Victorian Flatbush neighborhood should thank their lucky stars for Lewis Pounds. The real estate broker from Topeka, Kansas purchased land in 1902 and built Ditmas Park with a man named Delbert Decker, the city Landmarks Preservation Commission’s designation report about the Ditmas Park Historic District says. The property Pounds bought was part of the Van Ditmarsen family’s farm, in case you were wondering where the neighborhood’s name comes from. Pounds later went into politics. He served as the Brooklyn Borough President from 1913 to 1917. He later ran for mayor of New York City, but didn’t win. A walk around the neighborhood Pounds built is a rewarding experience if you crave Victorian architectural eye candy or simply want an hour of suburban-style serenity without having to leave Brooklyn.
I strolled through the Ditmas Park Historic District the other day and found five especially scenic spots for you to see. Some patches of March snow were still hanging around here and there. I hope by the time you make your visit, green lawns will be visible and a few brave daffodils will be showing their faces.
OCEAN AVENUE BETWEEN NEWKIRK AVENUE AND DORCHESTER ROAD
The corner of Ocean and Newkirk avenues is a fine place to start, at a red-brick, stone-trimmed mansion that Brooklyn builder Thomas Brush constructed as his home in 1899. The house at 1010 Ocean Ave. has a portico with tall Ionic columns. The mansion’s architectural style is a variation of Colonial Revival known as Georgian. Brush’s son-in-law, George Van Ness, bought the lot next door at 1000 Ocean Ave. The two men built houses that were meant “to complement each other in style,” Suzanne Spellen wrote in a 2014 Brownstoner.com story. An architect named George Palliser designed both homes. For many years 1010 Ocean Ave. was used as a synagogue and later a church. Medical offices currently occupy it. The west side of Ocean Avenue from Newkirk Avenue to the corner of Dorchester Road is included in the Ditmas Park Historic District. The houses are stunners.
Another great pair of Ocean Avenue houses stands on the corner of Ditmas Avenue. Both are Colonial Revival-style homes with unusual silhouettes and front doors with small porticoes. Manly Cutter designed the one at 950 Ocean Ave., which was constructed in 1907. John Petit was the architect of the other one, whose address is 940 Ocean Ave. It was built in 1901 for Emily Driggs, who did important charitable work such as serving as the secretary of the Flatbush Boys Club and the president of the Women’s Auxiliary, the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s designation report about the historic district says. Petit’s name may sound familiar. He designed some of the most dazzling homes in Prospect Park South.
EAST 19TH STREET BETWEEN DORCHESTER ROAD AND DITMAS AVENUE
Next, swing around the corner and walk to the East 19th Street block that runs between Dorchester Road and Ditmas Avenue. So. Many. Pretty. Houses. One especially eye-catching home, 456 East 19th St., is made of stucco and brick and has an unusually shaped roof covered with Spanish tiles.
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Eye on DITMAS PARK
The white house is lovely 940 Ocean Ave.
See five scenic spots in landmarked Ditmas Park — Continued from page 12INB — A Norwegian-born architect named Arne Dehli designed this Mission Revival house, which was constructed in 1910, the designation report says. That’s a very unusual architectural style in Victorian Flatbush. Another lovable house, 463 East 19th St., has a rounded porch and a turret topped with a witch’s hat. It was built in 1906. The designation report says this Slee & Bryson design is “one of the finest houses in the Historic District.”
Arlington Isham designed this house, which was built in 1903, the designation report says.
But my very favorite East 16th Street house is a corner property whose address is 1601 Ditmas Ave. Fred Staples designed this big, bold Colonial Revival home for George Hodges, the designation report says. It was built in 1906.
EAST 17TH STREET BETWEEN DITMAS AVENUE AND DORCHESTER ROAD
Now head over to the next street that intersects Ditmas Avenue, which is East 17th Street. One especially charming home on the block between Ditmas Avenue and Dorchester Road is Tudorstyle 501 East 17th St., which was constructed in 1908. George Showers designed it and a banker named Forest Wood was its first owner, the designation report says. Another handsome house, Colonial Revivalstyle 444 East 17th St., stands on the corner of Dorchester Road. It changed hands last year. The purchase price was $1.925 million, city Finance Department records show — and the seller had bought it for $800,000 in 2004.
CHECK OUT EAST 16TH STREET, TOO
The East 16th Street blocks that are part of the This is 1010 Ocean Ave., which developer Thomas Brush built as his residence Ditmas Park Historic Dismore than a century ago. INBrooklyn photos by Lore Croghan trict are charming. Isham, the architect I THE INTERSECTION OF DITMAS AVENUE mentioned a moment ago, designed numerous bungalows and Colonial Revival houses on this street. AND EAST 18TH STREET Every Ditmas Avenue intersection in the landmarked section of the neighborhood is populated with eye-catching houses. Two of my favorites stand at the intersection of East 18th Street. The partly brick house at 1806 Ditmas Ave. was designed by Chappell & Bosworth and constructed in 1909. Its low-pitched Special roofs that extend past the edge of the house suggest Craftsman deDiscount sign, but otherwise its architectural style is Colonial Revival, the for Teachers, 25 years experience designation report says. Firemen, Another great house at this intersection is Colonial RevivalAppointment Only and Police! style 1807 Ditmas Ave. It’s pale yellow with turquoise trim, and a pine tree out front is practically big enough to be Rockefeller Center’s holiday tree.
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Brooklyn students join worldwide strike against climate change By Mary Frost Brooklyn Heights Press
Brooklyn students joined worldwide strikes on Friday to protest inaction on climate change. Some skipped school to rally on the steps at Brooklyn Borough Hall, where adults passing by mostly applauded their message. The protests were organized as part of the Youth Climate Strike. Strikes were planned in more than 100 different countries. Farzana Pritte, a high school student at the Boerum Hill School for International Studies, said that she and her friends walked out of school after asking permission from their principal “to come out here so we can fight
for climate change.” “It’s a world-wide event,” Pritte said. “It started in Sweden and now everyone is inspired. Now there’s various events happening all around the world to fight climate change.” “I’m concerned because we are damaging the earth by so many ways,” she said, adding that dangerous chemicals are degrading the ozone layer. “It damages our skin because ultraviolet radiation is affecting us. It’s affecting our animals.” Her friend Kiera Matos said, “We’re here to save the earth from climate change, because people are ruining the earth. It only takes a few seconds to help the earth. If you see somebody lit-
tering or [causing] pollution, try to warn them and try to help the environment any way you can.” Students from Saint Ann’s School also joined to protest, holding signs reading, “Save the World,” and “I Fight for What I Stand On.” The Youth Climate Strike’s mission statement states in part, “We, the youth of America, are striking because decades of inaction has left us with just 11 years to change the trajectory of the worst effects of climate change, according to the Oct 2018 UN IPCC Report. We are striking because our world leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, Brooklyn students protested climate change on Friday with a rally on the steps of Brooklyn or properly address our climate Borough Hall. Heights Press photo by Mary Frost crisis.”
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Schools, gardens and libraries likely winners in this year’s participatory budgeting vote BALLOTING OPEN MARCH 30 By Mary Frost Brooklyn Heights Press
Vote week opens on March 30 for participatory budgeting in New York City, and dozens of schools, libraries, gardens and senior centers have their fingers crossed. Participatory budgeting allows neighborhood residents to vote to fund community projects that are important to them but are often overlooked in the city’s standard budgeting process. Brooklyn’s City Council districts have been the leaders in this grassroots effort throughout its eight years of operation. In New York City, voters in the participating districts — 11 of 16 in Brooklyn — get to decide how to spend more than $1 million of their councilmember’s $5 million discretionary budget.
Councilmember Stephen Levin, of Brooklyn Heights and Greenpoint, has allocated $1,520,000 from his budget this year to participatory budget voting. Projects range from buying books for the Williamsburg Library branch, to expanding garden plots at the Gowanus Houses, buying laptop carts for the Dock Street school in DUMBO, outfitting the Vinegar Hill Community Garden with water and electricity and buying AV equipment for P.S. 307 in Vinegar Hill. Participatory budgeting requires substantial work to solicit and vet ideas from the community. Volunteers help develop the ideas into proposals that go onto the voting ballot. Luckily, voting is easy — it can be done in person, online or on LinkNYC street kiosks. This year, you can vote for as many as five project proposals on your district ballot.
Residents can vote to fund local projects starting March 30 through participatory budgeting in New York City. One project in Councilmember Stephen Levin’s District would supply AV equipment for P.S. 307 in Vinegar Hill. Brooklyn Heights Press photos by Mary Frost Local schools, parks, senior centers and libraries are often the beneficiaries, but many people are not even aware of the vote, which is open to all residents of participating Council districts, citizens and non-citizens alike. Brooklyn residents have submitted hundreds of ideas they hope to get funded in this year’s round. But only a tiny fraction of eligible voters actually participate, though the rate is increasing every year. This means a group of involved individuals who get out the vote have a greater chance of swinging money towards their project.
Each councilmember gets about $5 million to spend as he or she sees fit. Of that pool, Councilmember Brad Lander set aside $1.55 million for voters to allocate in 2018. Carlos Menchaca, of Sunset Park and Red Hook, put up more than $2.8 million. Even if a project doesn’t win the vote, it might still get funded by other means now that it’s been identified, according to a study by the Urban Justice Center. Lander has added projects to his district’s budgets that were initially suggested in the participatory budgeting process. Voting runs from March 30 to April 7.
Residents can vote to fund local projects starting March 30 through participatory budgeting in New York City. One project in Councilmember Stephen Levin’s District would outfit the Vinegar Hill Community Garden with water and electricity. BACK PAGE • Brooklyn Heights Press • Thursday, March 21, 2019