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Women’s Bar honors trailblazers in sports for Women’s History Month Brooklyn Judge Claudia Daniels-Depeyster is one of honorees
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As part of a celebration of Women’s History Month, the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association hosted an event last Wednesday at the Brooklyn Bar Association to highlight some local trailblazers in sports. Pictured at left are (left-right): John F. Coﬀey, Hon. Sylvia Ash, Hon. Claudia Daniels-Depeyster, Heather Hardy, Kym Hampton and Nzingha Prescod. See page 3. Eagle photo by Hannah Grossman
The public may never see a report from Mueller’s investigation By Stanley M. Brand | The Conversation
Almost from the day of Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel, the media and the public have expected that his investigation will end with a report to either the Congress or the public or both. I’m a law school professor who teaches a course on the independent counsel, the predecessor of the special counsel. For eight years, I was the general counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives, the chief legal officer responsible for representing the House, its members, officers and employees in connection with legal procedures and challenges to the conduct of their official activities. I believe that the public’s expectation that they will see a report from the Mueller investigation is unrealistic. That expectation appears to be based on a misunderstanding of the legal principles involved in making any such report available to anyone outside of the Department of Justice.
Regulation reflects history The previous law creating special counsels — which has now lapsed — directed the special counsel to report to the House of Representatives “substantial and credible information” of impeachable conduct. The current regulation, adopted during the Clinton administration, provides no such direction. It says only that “[a]t the conclusion of the Special Counsel’s work, he or she shall provide the Attorney General with a confidential report” explaining the decision to either prosecute or not. The goal of those drafting the regulation was to restore more control to the department over the special counsel after what was seen as the excesses of previous independent counsels in the Iran Contra and Clinton cases.
Those excesses included overly broad and lengthy investigations such as the HUD Independent Counsel, which took eight years to complete; expensive investigations, including $52 million estimated in one case; and oppressive prosecutorial tactics, like subpoenaing Monica Lewinsky’s mother to the grand jury. Former Department of Justice official Neal Katyal, who drafted the regulations, has explained that returning a degree of control over the process to the Department of Justice would result in a restoration of the separation of powers balance between the executive branch and Congress in these cases. “The special counsel regulations were drafted at a unique historical moment,” wrote Katyal in the Washington Post. “Presidents of both parties had suffered through scandals and prosecutions under the Independent Counsel Act…There was a chance to rethink things without either party fearing that it would give its political adversaries an advantage.”
Grand jury mum Perhaps more importantly, much of any “Mueller report” would almost inevitably reveal materials presented during the grand jury proceedings. Yet federal law dictates that grand jury proceedings are secret. There are exceptions. Grand jury materials, for example, such as testimony and documents, can be revealed in connection with a judicial proceeding at the request of the government, for state or Indian tribal law enforcement purposes, attorney disbarment pro-
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ceedings or in connection with a violation of military criminal law. But they can’t be revealed to Congress or the public unless under these exceptions. The Department of Justice has vigorously opposed, in court, efforts by Congress to obtain such materials. In connection with the congressional investigation of the E.F. Hutton mail and wire fraud case in the 1980s, a congressional committee subpoenaed records that had been reviewed by the grand jury and the Department of Justice filed an action to prevent disclosure. Grand jury records and prosecutors’ decisions about individual cases are shielded from public view to protect those who may have been investigated but not charged. The press conference about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails held by former FBI Director James Comey in July, 2016 was widely criticized by former Department of Justice officials and prosecutors of both parties for deviating from this policy. Comey acknowledged he was departing from normal procedure. “This will be an unusual statement in at least a couple ways. First, I am going to include more detail about our process than I ordinarily would,” said Comey. Some critics have linked Clinton’s election defeat to the statements by Comey that Clinton was “extremely careless,” even though he determined she did not commit offenses for which she should be prosecuted.
Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, explained the policy best. Comey “laid out his version of the facts for the news media as if it were a closing argument, but without a trial. It is a textbook case example of what prosecutors… are taught not to do.” Given all these limitations, in the words of NYU professor and legal ethicist Stephen Gillers, the prosecutor has two choices: “Indict or shut up.”
Big exception Finally, there is the Watergate precedent. The grand jury investigating Watergate prepared a sealed report, with assistance from special counsel Leon Jaworski, and requested permission from the court to release it to the House Judiciary Committee. The committee had requested such a report as necessary for its impeachment inquiry into crimes Nixon was alleged to have committed related to the Watergate burglary. The court determined that Rule 6(e) permitted transmission to the House, despite its restrictions on disclosure and no unambiguous exception for disclosure to Congress. Nixon did not challenge the decision. The public did not, however, see it for decades. It remained sealed until 2018, when a judge released most of it in response to a lawsuit. The release of the Watergate grand jury’s report happened under a very narrow and specific set of circumstances related to a House committee’s impeachment investigation. It remains a serious legal question whether release to Congress of the
Mueller grand jury’s deliberations would be barred by the law. No such House proceeding is yet underway to determine whether the president should be impeached. And there are a lot of “ifs” that would apply were such a committee to request access to any Mueller grand jury report: Even if impeachment of Trump were to be considered by the House, if the committee requested grand jury records, if the grand jury wanted to provide the House with testimony and if a judge allowed it, it is unlikely that Trump would respond as Nixon did and fail to appeal the decision. Of course, Congress could attempt to subpoena the report.
That would undoubtedly produce prolonged litigation. None of this is to say that the “Mueller report” will not ultimately see the light of day. Rather, there are significant legal and procedural hurdles to overcome in making it public and no clear precedent which can be relied on to predict such an outcome. ____________________ Stanley M. Brand is distinguished fellow in law and government, Pennsylvania State University. ____________________ The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.
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Womenâ€™s Bar Association honors trailblazers in sports for Womenâ€™s History Month By Hannah Grossman Special to The PHOENIX
As part of a celebration of Womenâ€™s History Month, the Brooklyn Womenâ€™s Bar Association hosted an event last Wednesday at the Brooklyn Bar Association to highlight some local trailblazers in sports. â€œThere is something special about a woman who dominates in a manâ€™s world,â€? said Justice Sylvia Ash, co-chair of the event. â€œIt takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, determination and fearlessness. Although these women have excelled in different sports, the one trend that unites them together is that they dared to dream.â€? The panel included Kym Hampton, a former WNBA basketball player; Heather Hardy, championship boxer and kickboxer; Hon. Claudia
Heather Hardy: â€œThis is my world title. Iâ€™m pion,â€? the 37-year-old boxer said.
Daniels-Depeyster, a golfer for the Black Jewel Ladies Golf Association; and Nzingha Prescod, a U.S. womenâ€™s foil fencer in the 2018 Olympics. Each athlete was asked to speak about how they rose to the top of their respective fields in sports, including some of the challenges that they faced which are unique to women in sports. Afterward, the Womenâ€™s Bar presented them with awards of appreciation. The discussions often highlighted the inequality women experience in sports, particularly the large pay gap. BWBA President Carrie Anne Cavallo said that Heather Hardyâ€™s journey was especially inspiring since she was often told that she could not make it as a boxer because only the men are paid. It wasnâ€™t until 2012 that women boxers were even included in the Olympics. â€œHeatherâ€™s story was particularly compelling about all the ups and downs that she has gone through in her life,â€? Cavallo said. â€œThe same fight that [Hardy] fought, she got paid a world cham- $7,000 and her male counterpart got $150,000, Cavallo
From left: Carrie Anne Cavallo, Hon. Claudia Daniels-Depeyster, Hon. Sylvia Ash, Heather Hardy, Nzingha Prescod and Kym Hampton. Brooklyn Eagle photos by Hannah Grossman said. â€œIn 2019 [this] is obscene. She fought the same amount of rounds. She did exactly the same fight. The only difference is that in one fight there is a man and in another there is a woman. Itâ€™s appalling, honestly.â€? Despite the enormous pay gap, Hardy wears her achievements with pride. She sat in front of the audience with a belt that she had won in a world championship. Hardy explained that she proudly shows off the belt to show how far she has come since the beginning of her career. â€œI was delivering books, I was working on the Bowery, I was doing online marketing, I was a secretary, I was teaching exercise classes in basements in my neighborhood,â€? Hardy said as she ran through the list of jobs she had while she went through a divorce and had to provide for her kids without the help of child support. Hampton suggested that change needs to start
with women supporting other women in sports by buying tickets to their games watching them on television. With more viewership and more tickets sold, female athletes will be able to get more sponsorships and will be able to sustain themselves through sports alone. Prescod, a 26-year-old Olympian, explained that she has to work at the accounting firm of Ernst and Young to sustain herself in addition to being a professional athlete. Hardy says that she sometimes has to work the day of a match in order to get by on her bills. â€œThe question is, how do we fix it?â€? Cavallo asked. â€œThatâ€™s something we need to take care of. I think this event is one step towards that. We figure out how all these women, who have worked so hard, donâ€™t have to work two or three jobs so that they can do something that they are so passionate about.â€?
CAMBALegal Service attorneys KROG 24-hourstrike, claim unfaircontracts
CAMBA attorneys and staffers successfully unionized this past May, but conditions have yet to improve for underpaid employees nearly a year later, they say. By Rob Abruzzese 7KH3KRHQL[
Attorneys from CAMBALegal Services, a group that provides legal assistance to the indigent,KHOG a 24-hour strike on March 27as they callHG on their employers to negotiate newand fairer contracts. Attorneys from CAMBA have been struggling for a new contract since they fought and won a battle to unionize last May when they joined the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (UAWLocal 2325).
In December, members staged a protest outside of the Brooklyn CAMBA office at 885 Flatbush Ave. At the time, the approximately 40 attorneys, paralegals and other people on staff wanted the company to negotiate new contracts in good faith. More than three months later, they still have no contracts and employees have called for a strike. â€œSince beginning negotiations more than six months ago, CAMBA has not offered reasonable counter-proposals on issues that ensure adequate client services including a step-based salary sys-
tem for support staff, parental leave, comparable employee costs for health care and competitive pay for all legal staff,â€? said a statement issued by CAMBA staff attorneys. â€œBy not offering reasonable proposals on these basic employee necessities, CAMBA clients already in stressful situations are left with potentially inadequate legal services due to high staff turnover,â€? the statement continued. â€œCAMBA Legal Services workers, including paralegals and attorneys, provide free legal services for housing, consumers, foreclosure, and immigration in Brooklyn and Staten Island.â€?
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Attorneys at CAMBA complain that low salaries have caused a high turnover rate at the company which puts stress on the remaining employees and all of the clients. (DUOLHU WKLV PRQWK the entire staff voted unanimouslyto strike. The strike includeG workers of UAW Local 2325 as well as members of the Crown Heights Tenants Union and other allies. 3icket lines ZHUHKHOGat three locations â€” the CAMBA headquarters at 885 Flatbush Ave., the Civil Court at 141 Livingston St. and outside their office at 1711 Church Ave. Friday, March 29, 2019 â€˘ The PHOENIX â€˘ 3
Five books you should read for Women’s History Month Greenpoint’s Word Bookstore staffers share their top picks By Lore Croghan Brooklyn JOURNAL
Why not honor Women’s History Month by reading? Women staffers at Word Bookstore in Greenpoint graciously drew up a list for the Brooklyn Journal of five thoughtprovoking books written by immensely talented women. The U.S. has celebrated Women’s History Month nationwide since 1987. It’s meant to remind us of women’s historical, cultural and social contributions to the world we live in.
Deidre Dumpson holds “Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto,” which she and her colleagues collectively chose for this Women’s History Month book list. “Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto” by Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya and Nancy Fraser The four Word Bookstore staffers collectively chose this feminist manifesto as a must-read book for Women’s History Month. The book urges feminists to fight the crises that plague impoverished women, such as poverty-level wages, unaffordable housing, unaffordable healthcare, climate change and injustices at international borders. “It will make you want to run out and burn the entire world down,” Dumpson said. Before reading the manifesto, you should read the Combahee River Collective Statement, a document drawn up by black feminists in 1977, Dumpson recommended. The collective “envisioned the path” the manifesto writers believe 21st-century feminism should take, says a dedication at the beginning of the book. “Feminism for the 99%” is a “Word Reads” selection for March. This is the bookstore’s equivalent of a “book of the month.”
Tiffany Ruiz says “A Woman Is No Man” is a must-read during Women’s History Month.
Kim Small recommends Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming” as a must-read book during Women’s History Month. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan “Becoming” by Michelle Obama Kim Small, a bookseller at the Greenpoint shop, recommends former First Lady Michelle Obama’s memoir as a must-read, especially during Women’s History Month. “She’s an icon in every sense,” Small said of Obama. “She’s the very definition of #BlackGirlMagic.”
Small went to Obama’s December book-tour appearance at Barclays Center. “I saw the gold boots,” Small said. That night, Obama wore glittery thigh-high bootsthat generated lots of social-media buzz. “That was the best night,” Small said. “It was overwhelming in the best way.”
“A Woman Is No Man” by Etaf Rum Etaf Rum’s novel about three generations of PalestinianAmerican women living in Brooklyn is “very inspirational,” said Tiffany Ruiz, the bookstore’s staff director. “What really drew me in early on was the characters,” Ruiz said. “The main character’s mother tells her, ‘It doesn’t matter where you live. A woman is always about marriage and a house.’ “The daughter wants more than what’s considered the norm in a woman’s life.”
Eliza Thompson recommends “The Fifth Season” as a great Women’s History Month read.
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“The Fifth Season” by N.K. Jemisin Eliza Thompson, the Greenpoint shop’s programs manager, recommends this book because N.K. Jemisin won the Hugo Award three years in a row. That’s a prestigious award for fantasy fiction. No other author has ever pulled off this feat. “She’s important because she is the future of fantasy writing,” Thompson said. “She’s already a legend. “And she’s just a really beautiful writer. She writes about motherhood, race and climate change without hitting you over the head with them.” In September, Jemisin won the Best of Brooklyn Inc. Award — known as the BoBi Award — at the Brooklyn Book Festival.
“Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches” by Audre Lorde is Deidre Dumpson’s pick for this Women’s History Month reading list. “Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches” by Audre Lorde Women’s History Month is the perfect time to immerse yourself in the work of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde. “Everybody loves her, but nobody has actually read her,” said Deidre Dumpson, Word Bookstore’s operations director. This was the first book by Lorde that Dumpson ever read. She was an undergrad at the time. When she got to the end of the book, she was in tears. “It was the first time I felt accurately represented in texts,” she said.
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Art CITY ROOTS MONTHLY ART SHOW A night of art, drinks, food, music, and fun. This month they are highlighting artist Rachel B. Abrams, and there will be music by Leon Gruenbaum. When: Thursday, March 28th, 6 – 9 p.m. Where: City Roots/ Park Slope (400 7th Avenue)
ARTIST CONVERSATION: SPACE, IDENTITY, AND POLITICS IN PUERTO RICO AND BEYOND An artist conversation with Jean Michael Vissepó and Kevin Quiles Bonilla on space, identity, and politics in Puerto Rico and beyond. When: Friday, March 29th, 7 p.m. Where: Bushwick/El Satano Art Space (313 Wilson Avenue)
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Adults, Kids, and Squirrels. View from home, live stream or come to Bushwick. Limited seating.Human beings turn into living sculptures and sculptures become alive and free, performing, working, and cohabitating in the studio of native NYC artist Michael Alan. When: Saturday, March 30th, 8 p.m. Where: Bushwick/Michael Alan Studio (566 Johnson Avenue)
VIRTUAL AND REAL ESTATE In conjunction with the BRIC Biennial: Volume III, South Brooklyn Edition, the Virtual and Real Estate group exhibition features work by artists Pastiche Lumumba, Daniel Bejar, and Betty Yu, that expresses the conundrums that arise from living in an age where the simulated is increasingly confused with the real. Although “estate” has previously been
defined as fixed physical properties, the exhibition troubles our notions of property, ownership, circulation, space, and most fundamentally, what it means to be “real.” The Internet provides marginalized communities a virtual space for subversion and play, meanwhile distracting from the physical realities of gentrification and land rezoning. From Lumumba’s embalmed memes to Bejar’s subversion of the ubiquitous real estate billboard, to Yu’s archive of stories by communities affected by gentrification, these works challenges the absurdity of place and placelessness to bear on the chronological depth of lived experience. When: Tuesdays-Sundays through April 7th Where: Fort Greene/ BRIC House Gallery (647 Fulton Street)
STEAMROLLER COLLABORATIONS YVETTE DRURY DUBINSKY AND VICKY TOMAYKO A two-person exhibition of work by New York Artist Yvette Drury Dubinsky and National Artist Vicky Tomayko. Dubinsky and Tomayko will be showing fifteen large monotypes with drawing and collage.
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Brooklyn Museum presents Chefs Talk & Taste, Inspired by Frida Kahlo. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through April 14th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/A.I.R Gallery (155 Plymouth Street)
ADAM SIMON, FROM THIS POSITION A solo show of new paintings by Adam Simon. When: Thursdays-Sundays through April 14th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Bushwick/STUDIO10 (56 Bogart Street)
ART AT NITEHAWK The show, on the Mezzanine level above the cafe features 12 artists working in various mediums. When: Daily through April 16th, Mon – Fri 4 – 9 p.m., SatSun: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Where: Williamsburg/ Nitehawk Cinemas (136 Metropolitan Avenue)
A solo exhibition of new work by NYC-based color painter Sanford Wurmfeld When: Wednesdays-Saturdays through April 20th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Minus Space (16 Main Street, Suite A) CURATED BY HILARY DOYLE & REID HITT HR CURATING ALICIA ADAMEROVICH, DOMINIQUE FUNG, REBECCA NESS, PHYLLIS YAO, AND MARK ZUBROVICH This exhibition presents new figurative painting that hybridizes the uncanny with caricature, exaggeration, and invented mythologies. The artists included in this show have discovered new worlds that reveal anxiety, mystery, and eeriness that reflect our current state of political unrest. When: By appointment
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,
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we can look at the ways we’re fed imagery on a daily basis and teach us how to discern for ourselves what that imagery means to us. Other Ways of Knowing references illusion and misdirection traditionally designed to influence choice and transforms them into a new visual language. This digital iteration of Other Ways of Knowing features new additions to the series never exhibited before. The screens in the Made in NY Media Center will challenge the viewer to interact with a screen – a daily routine part of our lives – within a new context, one where you’re asked to stay for longer. This exhibition explores the narrative of the series in a new and refreshing way, accomplished by the unique collaboration of the space and the artist. When: Daily through March 31st, Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: DUMBO/Made in N.Y. Media Center (30 John Street)
LIVING INSIDE SANCTUARY For two years, Brooklynbased photojournalist Cinthya Santos Briones has photographed undocumented migrants who face orders of deportation. By taking up asylum in houses of worship, often for indefinite periods of time, these individuals and their families have found both a refuge and a provisional prison. Santos Briones’ photographs are an intimate depiction of living in a state of uncertainty. Rather than present portraits of people in hopeless situations, she has chosen to convey the universal routines of their everyday lives. Birthdays are celebrated, siblings tease one another, and meals are shared. When: Daily through April 7th, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Green-Wood/GreenWood Cemetery (500 25th Street)
BLUE MOUNTAIN GALLERY AND FRIENDS: EXHIBITION TO BENEFIT THE NEW SANCTUARY COALITION A passionate group of accomplished mid-career artists are mounting an exhibit in Brooklyn Heights to benefit New Sanctuary Coalition. The New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC is an interfaith network of congregations, organizations, and individuals, standing publicly in solidarity with families and communities resisting detention and deportation in order to preserve family unity. The grass roots organization has grown from a half-dozen congregations to a City-wide Movement in only a few years. When: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays through April 28th Where: Brooklyn Heights/ McKinney Chapel Theater (119-121 Pierrepont Street)
A CERTAIN SET OF DYNAMICS Curated by Sarah Rebekah Byrd Mizer. Featuring the work of Embodied Empathy, Christopher Mahonski, Valerie Shusterov, and Kristen Neville Taylor. Jurors:
Will Hutnick and Gaby Collins-Fernandez Selected through UrbanGlass’ open curatorial call, a certain set of dynamics looks at artists using glass as a literal and metaphorical lens through which to explore human interconnection. When: Daily through May 10th Where: Fort Greene//Agnes Varis Art Center (647 Fulton Street)
RACE AND REVOLUTION: REIMAGINING MONUMENTS
The show questions the relationship between historical memory and historical monuments and what the underlying implications are for those histories that remain absent. Seventeen artists were asked to envision monuments that add depth and truth to New York’s compelling history. Exhibiting artists include Alexis Callender, Ayasha Guerin, Chip Thomas, Damien Davis, Emmaline Payette, Kamau Ware, Kimberly Becoat, Lyra Monteiro, Maureen Conner, Maureen McNeil, Marilyn Nance, Rose Desiano, Sal Munoz, Studio Darn, Zaq Landsberg and Jennifer Mack Watkins. When: Fridays through June 14th, 3 – 6 p.m. Where: Park Slope/Old Stone
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ONE: EGÚNGÚN One: Egúngún tells the life story of a twentieth-century Yorùbá masquerade dance costume (egúngún), from its origins in Ògbómọ, Nigeria, to its current home in Brooklyn. Composed of over three hundred textiles from Africa, Europe, and Asia, this egúngún swirls into motion during festivals honoring departed ancestors. Centuries old, egúngún is still practiced in Nigeria, the Republic of Benin, and in the Yorùbá diaspora. When: Daily through August 2019, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Crown Heights/ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway)
BROOKLYN ABOLITIONISTS/IN PURSUIT OF FREEDOM This major, long-term exhibit explores the unsung heroes of Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement — ordinary residents, black and white — who shaped their neighborhoods, city and nation with a revolutionary vision of freedom and equality. The exhibit is part of the groundbreaking In Pursuit of Freedom public history project that features new research on Brooklyn›s abolition movement in partnership with Weeksville Heritage Center and Irondale
Ensemble Project. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through Winter 2019, 12 – 5 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Heights/ Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont Street)
Books & Readings
COOKBOOK TALK WITH JESSIE SHEEHAN/THE VINTAGE BAKER & SUZY CHASE/COOKERY BY THE BOOK PODCAST Suzy Chase host of Cookery by the Book podcast in conversation with Jessie Sheehan author of The Vintage Baker cookbook. Plus treats out of the cookbook, wine & book signing. When: Monday, March 31st, 3 – 5 p.m. Where: Cobble Hill/Lizzyoung Bookseller (212 Degraw Street)
Educa��� THE VIRTUAL DEMENTIA TOUR An interactive experience that helps participants better understand the realities of life for persons living with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. This will be followed by a presentation of “In-Home Safety and
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Activities” by New York Memory Center’s Caregiver Social Worker Megan Christ. When: Thursday, March 28th, 3 p.m. Where: Red Hook/Red Hook Library (7 Walcott Street)
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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 28th, 6 – 8 p.m. Where: Downtown Brooklyn/ Citypoint (445 Albee Square West)
Pratt Institute will open its doors for a full-day event presenting the extensive research happening through the work of its faculty, staff, and students. The annual event celebrates research in all its forms, providing the public with a behind-the-scenes look at the cutting-edge research that is changing our future, including: robotic tools for expression, innovative ways to visualize archeology, and new solutions for building on land and water. When: Saturday, March 30th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Where: Clinton Hill/ Pratt Institute (200 Willoughby Avenue)
THERE’S MORE TO JUDAISM 101? Come to BRJC, for a refresher course in Judaism and for those interested in becoming Jewish. When: Monday, April 1st, 7 p.m. Where: Bay Ridge/Bay Ridge Jewish Cebter (405 81st Street)
INTRO TO HEALING CRYSTALS WORKSHOP A workshop on how to work with crystals to improve your daily life— taught by the esteemed energy healer Jissel Ravelo (Vibra Wellness). When: Wednesday, April 3, 6 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Heights/ Earth Speaks (139 Atlantic
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US After sending shockwaves across contemporary culture and setting a new standard for provocative, sociallyconscious horror films with his directorial debut, GET OUT, Jordan Peele returns with another original nightmare that he’s written, directed and produced. In US, Peele pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves. When: Thursday, March 28th, 7 p.m. Where: Downtown Brooklyn/ Alamo Drafthouse (445 Albee Square West
MIFFY THE MOVIE (2013) 68MIN In this Dutch stop motion animation, based on the book series by Dutch artist Dick Bruna, the titular rabbit and her animal friends go on a treasure hunt at the zoo. (Ages 5+) When: Monday, March 31st, 2 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Avenue)
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SPINACH SALAD WITH WALNUTS & GOATS CHEESE INGREDIENTS DRESSING: 1 tbs. red wine vinegar 1 tbs. minced shallot or red onion 2 tsp. Dijon mustard ¼ tsp. kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 3 tbs. quality walnut oil (if walnut oil is very strong, use half walnut oil and half extra-virgin olive oil) SALAD: 8 cups baby spinach leaves, stems trimmed, washed, and dried ½ cup whole or chopped toasted walnuts cup goat cheese, crumbled ¼ cup cranberries Freshly ground black pepper 3 tbs. quality walnut oil (if walnut oil is very strong, use half walnut oil and half extra-virgin olive oil)
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Brooklyn Heights spreads out in a panorama above Brooklyn Bridge Park.
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Make like a tourist and ride the NYC Ferry Spring’s here, so you won’t freeze your face off
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Yassss. Spring has finally arrived after the Winter Of Our Discontent. (Forgive me. That Shakespeare line comes to mind every March.) The NYC Ferry is Brooklyn’s best entertainment bargain once temperatures rise above 50 degrees. A ride costs $2.75, just like a subway fare. When it’s colder than that, the wind on the boat’s upstairs deck — which is where you must sit for a clear view of the scenery — makes your face hurt and numbs your fingers. Once it’s spring, it’s time to make like a tourist and cruise the East River. The best choice of the many routes the ferry service offers is the one from DUMBO to Greenpoint. It’s a thrilling experience every time you take this ride. There are so many iconic North Brooklyn buildings to see, with a world-famous bridge thrown in for good measure. The ferry ride from DUMBO to Bay Ridge is terrific too. But unless you have a camera with a telephoto lens, the beautiful buildings on this stretch of the waterfront are hard to photograph. So. The best way to see everything on the shoreline be-
tween DUMBO and Greenpoint is by getting on the ferry a stop early, over in Manhattan on Wall Street’s Pier 11. To amp up your experience, you should walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to get to Pier 11. This will give you aerial views of the East River before you head down onto the water. To avoid crowding on the bridge you can stroll it at sunrise – a bucket-list experience I highly recommend.
ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER
There are three reasons to start your ferry trip on the Manhattan side of the East River. Reason #1 is the spectacular view you see from the ferry’s deck of the famous Brooklyn Bridge with the World Trade Center rising beside it. This view will always call to mind the lives lost in the 9/11 terror attack that destroyed the Twin Towers. A good look at the new World Trade Center tower is also a reminder that New Yorkers are resilient. Reason #2 is a superb panoramic view of Brooklyn Heights, which only looks like this from out on the water. Reason # 3 is the glimpse you get of the old Watchtower headquarters as the ferry pulls into DUMBO’s Pier 1. The pale-blue building with the time-and-temperature sign on top was the world headquarters of the Jehovah’s Witnesses for
nearly a half-century. The religious organization had a blazing red electric sign on top of 30 Columbia Heights that said “WATCHTOWER” in capital letters. Last year, current owner Columbia Heights Associates, which is converting the property to an office, retail and cultural complex, successfully challenged a city Buildings Department decision that forbade it from replacing the 15-foot-tall sign letters. The new letters have not yet been put up. I can’t wait to see what they say.
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After the ferry stops at Pier 1 it cruises past Jane’s Carousel, the historic merry-go-round in Brooklyn Bridge Park. At the edge of the park the 19th-century coffee warehouse complex called Empire Stores stands in all its landmarked, red-brick glory. Manhattan Bridge looms overhead, with the DUMBO Clocktower Building standing close by at 1 Main St. Manufacturer/real estate developer Robert Gair constructed the concrete building in 1914. The many industrial properties he built in the neighborhood a century ago are referred to as “Gairville,” as history lovers know.
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Residential towers rise at the North Williamsburg ferry stop. The white building at right is Austin Nichols House.
Make like a tourist and ride the NYC Ferry
But first the boat will make a stop at the South Williamsburg ferry dock. Spitzer Enterprises is constructing a glittering glass apartment complex there, right at the water’s edge. The development’s address is 420 Kent Ave. After the ferry passes beneath the Williamsburg Bridge, you get an eyeful of the landmarked 19th-century Domino Sugar Refinery. Two Trees Management is converting it into an office and retail complex. There’s lots of great stuff in Domino Park, which surrounds the refinery, but it’s hard to see from your vantage point on the river. You should walk down to this park from Greenpoint after you’ve strolled around the neighborhood’s shops and historic houses. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Back to our ferry ride. Glassy high-rises will catch your eye long before the boat gets to the North Williamsburg dock. Alongside The landmarked Domino Sugar Refinery graces the Williamsburg shorethem, there’s a low-rise building made line. INBrooklyn photos by Lore Croghan of white reinforced concrete. It’s Austin Nichols House, designed by ar— Continued from page 10INB — chitect Cass Gilbert and built for a wholesale grocer in 1914 When you’re back on dry land you can read about Gairville and 1915. Now it’s a condo property. in a report the city Landmarks Preservation Commission Gilbert’s most famous design was the Woolworth Building wrote about the DUMBO Historic District. in lower Manhattan. Once the ferry passes the Manhattan Bridge there’s a pair The Manhattan views are epic at this point in the ferry ride. of buildings. The new one, which you’ll see first, is a condo The Empire State Building, the United Nations and the property whose address is 1 John St. Chrysler Building are there for you to see when you turn your The second one you’ll see, 10 Jay St., is a landmarked of- gaze to the East River’s opposite shore. fice building with a new glass facade on its river-facing side. After picking up passengers in North Williamsburg the The glass panels are shaped like sugar crystals because long ferry heads for Greenpoint. ago the building was the Arbuckle Brothers’ sugar refinery. A high-rise looming up ahead is called the Greenpoint. It stands at the end of the neighborhood’s ferry dock. The newly constructed tower, whose address is 21 India TOWERS BY THE FERRY DOCKS You’ll see another, more famous sugar refinery in a couple St., is partly a condo property and partly a rental-apartment building. minutes.
When you disembark at the Greenpoint dock, here’s a thought: A number of nearby restaurants and bars put out sidewalk seating if the weather’s warm enough.
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ON MARCH 28, 1886, the Eagle reported, “Wilcox, Arizona, March 27. General [George] Crook, accompanied by his personal staff, Lieutenant [Marion P.] Maus’ command and Apache scouts, today met Geronimo and all the Chiricahuas twenty-five miles southeast of San Bernardino Springs, Sonora, Mex. General Crook would have no argument with Geronimo, but told him he must decide at once on unconditional surrender or fight to the death. Geronimo begged for the lives of himself and the hostiles. His band offered to surrender unconditionally whether Geronimo does or not.” ON MARCH 28, 1915, the Eagle reported, “Dr. S.S. Goldwater, commissioner of public health, yesterday announced that ‘Typhoid Mary’ Mallon, who, the commissioner said, was ‘the greatest typhoid germ carrier in the country,’ had been located in Corona, L.I., and this afternoon quarantined on North Brothers Island. ‘Typhoid Mary,’ the commissioner said, was released from North Brothers Island in 1910, after she had been there three years. Her case is a remarkable one in medical history; although not ill herself, she carries the typhoid infection with her.” ON MARCH 28, 1922, the Eagle reported, “The Brooklyn Army Supply Base, at 58th St. and 1st Ave., is in a fair way of becoming the greatest booze storage warehouse in the country. Already much has been accomplished toward bringing this to pass. In pursuance of orders issued from Washington, all the seized liquor in the hands of the Federal Prohibition authorities in Brooklyn was quietly transferred from the private storehouse of Burns & Hurley on 15th St., to the Army Base. A smaller amount taken by the customs officials also went there. The greater part of an entire building at 59th St. and 1st Ave. has been assigned by the Army authorities for storing away Volstead Act evidence. The move was made primarily in the interest of economy. Private warehouse charges were running up continually and the government will be able to eliminate these by making use of the surplus space in the Army buildings.” ON MARCH 28, 1947, the Eagle reported, “Washington, March 28 (U.P.) — Representative J. Parnell Thomas, chairman of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, said today he has ‘definite’ proof that the American Communist party is directed from Moscow. The New Jersey Republican declined to elaborate on the nature of the evidence but said it would be disclosed in a report to be made public ‘today or tomorrow.’ ‘It will show definitely,’ he said, ‘that the Community party in America is an agency of a foreign government.’ FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover told the committee previously that the American Communist party was a puppet outfit directed from Moscow. He said Communist orders came from Paris but that they were only relayed from Russia. Thomas also reaffirmed his intention to have the committee make a ‘thorough’ investigation of Communist infiltration of the Hollywood movie capital. Another member urged the committee to give first-priority to exposing Communists in government and labor unions.”
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Three Brooklyn senators hesitate on bail reform bill By David Brand Bay Ridge Eagle
Three Southern Brooklyn state senators have yet to cosponsor a bill that would drastically reform the cash bail system, even though they represent nearly 1,400 constituents who were stuck in city jails on misdemeanor charges and unable to afford bail. State Sens. Andrew Gounardes, Roxanne Persaud and Diane Savino are the only three mainstream Democratic senators from Brooklyn who have not cosponsored the Bail Elimination Act. The legislation provides judges with three alternatives to cash bail: release on recognizance for misdemeanors, pretrial monitoring, and remanding defendants to city jails for the most serious offenses. State Sen. Simcha Felder, who does not caucus with either party, is the only other Brooklyn senator who has not co-sponsored the bill. Combined, the three senators represent at least 1,392 constituents who would immediately benefit from the legislation because they were charged with a misdemeanor and could not afford bail of $2,000 or less since 2017, according to client data compiled by the Legal Aid Society and shared exclusively with the Eagle. The purpose of bail is to establish a financial incentive for defendants to return to court. At least 874 people from Savino’s District 23 were arrested for misdemeanors and had bail set at $2,000 or less since 2017, according to Legal Aid’s
data. Her district includes Coney Island, Brighton Beach and the northern neighborhoods of Staten Island. Persaud’s District 19 accounted for 112 people whose misdemeanor bail of $2,000 or less proved unaffordable, while Gounardes’ District 22 accounted for 406, according to the Legal Aid data. District 19 covers East New York, Canarsie and Sheepshead Bay; and District 22 includes Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights and Marine Park. Legal Aid mapped only the addresses of their own clients from the three Senate districts. A spokesperson said the organization represents about half of the indigent defendants arrested and jailed for misdemeanors in Brooklyn, meaning that defendants represented by other public defender organizations are not included in their data set. Brooklyn Community Bail Fund Executive Director Peter Goldberg said the defendants were detained at Rikers and other city jails because they could not afford their bail amount. About 95 percent of those bailed out by his organization have appeared for all of their court dates, even though they did not put up their own cash, he said. “The Brooklyn Community Bail Fund has paid bail for thousands of presumptively innocent New Yorkers in Brooklyn and Staten Island, people who would otherwise be jailed because they cannot afford a few hundred dollars to purchase their freedom,” Goldberg said. “New York state
Playable Art: Installation of painted handball court starts in Cadman Plaza By Scott Enman Bay Ridge Eagle
From left: State Senators Roxanne Persaud, Andrew Gounardes and Diane Savino.
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Contemporary art and recreational sport will soon come together as one at Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn. Construction of “Subliminal Standard,” a large-scale, playable painted handball court from Harold Ancart, is underway at the northern end of the park. The piece, commissioned by the Public Art Fund, opens on May 1 and runs for 10 months through March 1. Ancart became enamored One of the Public Art Fund’s most celebrated exhibitions, David with handball courts, which he Hammons’ “Higher Goals,” was presented at Cadman Plaza Park called “democratic walls, waitin 1986. Photo by Pinkney Herbert/Jennifer Secor, courtesy Public Art Fund ing for murals,” while wandering around his Brooklyn neighborhood, according to the senators and assemblymembers until he reads all the legislation as fund’s associate curator have the opportunity to enact real well as the final bill.” Daniel S. Palmer. A spokesperson for Persaud bail reform to eliminate money “He was really inspired by bail and lessen the harm that, for said the senator fully supports the handball courts that are decades, has been inflicted on bail reform, but “wanted to work ubiquitous all around New York their own constituents who have out all the details” before signing City,” Palmer told the Brooklyn borne the brunt of the abuses of on to the bill, but did not explain Eagle. “The city has more than what those details were. the bail system.” 2,000 courts, many of them Savino’s office did not A spokesperson for Gouwere constructed during the nardes said the senator has not respond to requests for comment Great Depression, and they’re really meant to be a democratic yet read the Bail Elimination Act as of press time. place for sport. Marie Ndiaye, a supervising because he has been concen“The game itself is so egalitrating on the budget and is attorney at Legal Aid’s Decartarian and was pioneered by unwilling to “blindly” co-spon- ceration Project, said she hoped immigrants and the working sor the bill. The spokesperson the dataset would help lawmakclass. All you need is a ball to said Gounardes plans to read the ers understand the impact of cash play, which you can buy very bill and speak with state Sen. bail on their low-income concheaply and then hit against a Michael Gianaris, its original stituents. wall, which is really a public “In addition to facing indefisponsor. amenity.” “The senator is in favor of nite pre-trial detention on Rikers Ancart will paint the walls bail reform, but there’s lots of Island, many of these clients may and the floor of the two-sided criminal justice legislation out have lost their job, housing, or 16-foot-tall, 26-foot-wide sculpthere right now and many pieces access to vital services without ture. (The floor will be 40 feet of legislation have bail reform in ever being convicted of a crime,” long by 30 feet wide.) them,” the spokesperson told the Ndiaye said. The piece highlights a quin— Additional reporting by Eagle. “It’s not going to be sometessentially New York game, Paul Stremple thing he makes a decision on one that is played in parks and schoolyards citywide, and it marks the first U.S. public art commission from the Brooklyn-based Belgian artist. Not only will viewers be able to play on the concrete sculpture, but they will also get to see the artist painting in April — a rare sight for someone who usually works within the confines of a private studio. In preparation for the larger project, Ancart has been constructing smaller plywood handball court maquettes. “Harold was also inspired by murals and mural painting, as a visual correlative,” Palmer said. “It’s about bringing beauty directly to the people without the need of going to a museum or paying a lot of money to see First two photos: AP Photos by Mike Groll
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art in a private collection. “The beauty and the composition is presented in a way that we would never be able to experience with a painting hanging on a wall.” “Subliminal Standard” also shows the ease with which one can transform and beautify blank walls into usable surfaces. “Harold was especially inspired by the accidental compositions that appear on these handball walls when they are worn down or damaged and then typically repaired by the city,” Palmer said. “When they’re repaired — to fix over graffiti — this is typically done in a way that produces a vernacular painting. Often times, the city’s paints don’t exactly match the original color and texture of the paints that had been on the wall for quite some time.” Initially introduced by Irish immigrants at the end of the 19th century, according to NYC Parks, handball was played primarily by New York’s working, immigrant class. Handball historians once claimed that Brooklyn boasted the first-ever handball court in America, according to the United States Handball Association, but it was later discovered that two courts had been constructed earlier in San Francisco. The game is still popular in New York City, with more than 2,000 courts spread out across the five boroughs. The exhibition marks a return to Cadman Plaza of the fusion of art and sport. One of the fund’s most celebrated exhibitions, David Hammons’ “Higher Goals,” was presented in the green space in 1986. It featured basketball hoops on bedazzled telephone poles covered with eccentric objects. Similarly, it’s not the first time that the Public Art Fund commissioned an artist to showcase a quintessentially New York staple. Erwin Wurm’s “Hot Dog Bus,” which debuted last June, featured a vintage Volkswagen Microbus that was transformed into a bloated and bizarre-looking hot dog stand. The iconic street food of the Big Apple was originally an immigrant food and also had Brooklyn roots. Visit brooklyneagle.com for the full story. "Subliminal Standard" will be on display at Cadman Plaza Park from May 1 through March 1, 2020.
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