Volume 45, No. 1
Friday, January 11, 2019
GUYANA—Guyana No Conﬁdence Motions: In this Sept. 28, 2015 ﬁle photo, Guyana’s President David A. Granger delivers remarks during a press brieﬁng at United Nations headquarters. A lawmaker from the ruling coalition in Guyana voted, Dec. 21, 2018, with the opposition for a no-conﬁdence motion, bringing down the administration of Granger and forcing fresh elections by March. Visit brooklyneagle.com for more Our World in Photos. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
Public Advocate Candidates Line Up For Special Election — See page 3 —
City to Guarantee Health Care for all, Even Undocumented — See page 3 —
OUR WORLD IN PHOTOS
GUEST EDITORIAL: Endorsed by Publisher Terrence Lyght
Gen Z Entrepreneurs View Higher Education as Vital to Their Startups — See page 2 —
The new Attorney General of New York, Letitia James, shown here, blows a kiss during an inauguration ceremony in New York on Sunday. James, the state's first black attorney general and the first woman elected to the position, was honored at an inauguration ceremony in New York City. Sunday's ceremonial swearing in was at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. The Democrat was officially sworn in as the 67th Attorney General for New York. See page 3 for more. AP Photo/Seth Wenig
Gen Z Entrepreneurs View Higher Education as Vital to Their Startups By Eric J. Barron The Conversation
Today’s college students — dubbed Generation Z — are beginning to make their mark on the workplace with a distinctly unconventional and often irreverent approach to problem-solving. In my day-to-day interactions with our students, I find that this group doesn’t only ask “Why?” they ask, “How can I fix that?” And their curiosity, independence, energy and assertiveness are transforming the entrepreneurial space. These post-millennials are less like the bumbling geeks from the cast of the HBO comedy “Silicon Valley” and more in the spirit of a focused problem-solver like a young MacGyver, who would rather invent and innovate as a means to learning and discovery. What’s energizing to a university president like me is watching this transformation take place as more and more undergraduates are partnering with public institutions and fueling the next wave of ingenuity. Entrepreneurship 101 A 2011 survey by Gallup found 77 percent of students in grades 5 through 12 said they want to be their own boss and 45 percent planned to start their own business. Today, many of those students are now in college. For example, when I first met Hunter Swisher as an undergraduate plant pathology student at Penn State, he was busy turning scientific turfgrass research that he learned about in class into a commercial product and startup company. Swisher saw commercial potential in his professor’s research and worked closely with him to transfer that knowledge into a possible viable product. Swisher connected with the university’s startup incubator and vast alumni network, put in the work, and became a CEO of his own small business before he walked across the stage at commencement in 2016. Today, his company Phospholutions has five employees and counting and their treatment is being used on more than 50 golf courses in 10 states. Swisher is not alone in pursuing his entrepreneurial dreams while still in college. He is just one of many entrepreneurs starting their own companies by leveraging resources at their colleges and universities. Penn State, Indiana University, University of North Carolina, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan, Ohio State and other leading public institutions all have thriving entrepreneurial centers that are available to all students, as well as community members and businesses. Penn State alone has opened 21 entrepreneurial spaces across Pennsylvania, and in just two years, we’ve engaged with more than 4,500 students. Moving scientific discoveries into a breakthrough business opportunity is powering economic growth and creating jobs. Consider that nationally — in 2017 alone — the Association of University Technology Managers reported: • $68.2 billion in research expenditures • 1,080 startups formed • 24,998 invention disclosures • 15,335 new U.S. patent applications filed • 7,849 licenses and options executed • 755 new products created Undergraduate Students at Public Universities Are Fueling This Trend Traditionally, higher education has focused their investment on faculty entrepreneurs, hoping to find a breakthrough like the next Gatorade (University of Florida) or Lyrica (Northwestern University). Since universities don’t own the rights to undergraduate intellectual property, there has been less incentive to support these efforts. Until now. While we universities are taking a risk on students without a
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guaranteed immediate return on investment, we think the potential outcomes — for example in alumni support and building our local economies — are worth it. With their minds set on this entrepreneurial future, a com-mon narrative has emerged that students are skipping college to start their own businesses. In reality, eight in 10 students believe college is important to achieving their career goals. Sixty-three percent of those same students — all between the ages of 16 and 19 — said they want to learn about entrepreneurship in college, including how to start a business. Land-grant and public institutions are contributing the practical education that can contribute to economic growth and development. Indeed, generally speaking talent-driven innovation was identified as the most important factor by the Deloitte-U.S. Council on Competitiveness. Through skills training and engaged entrepreneurial experiences, students are realizing the profound impact they can have by solving a problem as well as overcoming obstacles, failures and flops – all under the umbrella of university guidance and resource support.
Innovation Is Inspiring and a Wise Investment Research and education have always opened doors that benefit the nation we serve. Today, public colleges and universities are well-positioned to transform our economy and infuse it with innovation and energy. As chair of the Association of Public & Land-grant Universities (APLU) newly formed Commission on Economic and Community Engagement (CECE), I’m working with universities and our government partners to identify key areas crucial to maximizing the impact of public research universities. By the end of this year, tens of millions of Generation Zers will enter the workforce. The challenge for higher education will be how to help the world of business to better harness the many talents, energy and inquisitiveness that Generation Zers bring to the table. The many partnerships that universities have formed with entrepreneurial students serve as an important first step toward this goal. The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.
City to Guarantee Health Care for All, Even Undocumented De Blasio Says $100 Million Cost ‘Will Save Money In the Long Run’ By Mary Frost
The bold plan will cost the city taxpayers $100 million a year, but Mayor Bill de Blasio says “multiple times that amount” would be spent in the future without his new plan. In a surprise announcement, the mayor says the city will guarantee health care to every resident, regardless of their ability to pay or their immigration status. The new program, called NYC Care, will cover roughly the 600,000 city residents without insurance, roughly half of whom are undocumented immigrants. The program will save the city money down the road, the mayor said at a press conference at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx yesterday. “It’s going to revolutionize the approach, because you know what people are doing now, Joe? They’re going to the emergency room,” de Blasio told Joe Scarborough on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program. “That is the default health care provider for so many people in this country. It is the worst way to get health care. It’s the most expensive way to get health care.” The program is not only moral, but it makes sense economically, de Blasio said. “We’re already paying an exorbitant amount to provide health care the wrong way and to wait until people are really sick ... and end up in that emergency room, when what we should be doing is helping them get the primary care.” In a release yesterday, de Blasio said the program, which is not health insurance, would work in two ways. The city will improve NYC’s public health insurance option, MetroPlus, and also guarantee that anyone ineligible for insurance has direct access to NYC Health + Hospitals’ physicians, pharmacies and mental health and substance abuse services. All services will
be available on a sliding scale and will be free to those who can’t afford to pay. Residents will be able to use city-sponsored call lines to make appointments with general practitioners, cardiologists, pediatricians, gynecologists and a full spectrum of health care services, the mayor said. “This plan will literally say, ‘Here’s a primary care doctor, here’s a person you can see is now going to be your doctor on a regular basis, and if you need something else, especially service, here’s how you get it,’” de Blasio told Scarborough. De Blasio said no new taxes would go to fund the program. “This is something we’re going to pay for through our public health care system because we’re making it a priority,” he said. In recent years, New York state has pushed to restructure health care so as to emphasize primary care services to reduce dependence on emergency care. A study carried out by the state in 2013 found that the majority of ER visits were for conditions that could have been treated or prevented through access to “high quality primary care settings.” NYC Care will launch in summer 2019 in the Bronx and then roll out across the city, becoming available to all five boroughs by 2021. De Blasio emphasized that health care “is a right, not a privilege,” drawing the line between the city and the Trump administration, which has been working to dismantle Obamacare. A long list of officials backed the plan. Dr. Mitchell Katz, president and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals, said in a statement that NYC Care will be “the biggest and most comprehensive health coverage program in the country.” “Expanding enrollment in MetroPlus and providing affordable care through NYC Care regardless of insurance means that more New Yorkers will get the comprehensive services that they need,” Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon ( D-Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill) said in a statement. The city’s thousands of taxi drivers also came out in favor of the program.
Here’s a Look At the Public Advocate Race By The Numbers
Mayor Bill de Blasio, pictured here at the Global Action Climate Summit in San Francisco in September 2018, has announced a new health care plan that will be available to every New Yorker, regardless of ability to pay or citizenship. AP Photo/Eric Risberg
“Most of New York City’s professional drivers already rely on Health and Hospitals clinics and hospitals for primary care and emergency services. This initiative can fill voids that still exist in access to care and will be a lifeline for New Yorkers who, like many of our members, don’t qualify for Medicaid but still can’t afford premiums,” said Bhairavi Desai, executive director of 21,000-member New York Taxi Workers Alliance, which represents yellow, green, App, livery and black car drivers. But not everyone applauded the program. Yesterday, Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis (R-Bay Ridge, Staten Island), criticized de Blasio for devoting taxpayer money to the
health care of undocumented immigrants. “As property taxes continue to rise at an unprecedented and unsustainable speed, impacting homeowners and renters alike, Mayor de Blasio continues to look for ways to spend their hard earned money by placing a heavier burden on the hardworking taxpayers of this city,” she said in a statement. She added, “Our citizens have a hard enough time covering their own health care costs, and now Mayor de Blasio also wants them to pay for the health care of 300,000 citizens of other countries. The mayor must stop abusing the middle class and treating us like his personal ATM.”
Former Public Advocate Letitia James takes her oath of office as attorney general with the help of former United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch during an inauguration ceremony on Sunday. AP Photo/Seth Wenig
By Paula Katinas Brooklyn PHOENIX
With the date set for the special election for New York City public advocate, here’s a look at some of the numbers surrounding the hot button race. Officials at the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) said the candidates are facing strict deadlines for registering their bids for the office, as well as deadlines for filing paperwork to qualify for matching public funds. Here are some of the relevant numbers to look out for as the election approaches: The first is 26. As in Feb. 26. That’s the date Mayor Bill de Blasio set as the date for the special election to fill the public advocate seat left vacant when Democrat Letitia James was elected New York state attorney general. The mayor signed a proclamation last week setting the wheels in motion. “We chose this date to maximize voter participation,” de Blasio said when he signed the proclamation. The public advocate’s job is to serve as a watchdog over city government and to work as an ombudsman on behalf of city residents. The advocate is also the first in the line of succession for mayor. The person holding the office can introduce legislation in the City Council and can file lawsuits on behalf of the city. The salary is $184,800 a year. The public advocate’s office operates with an annual budget of $3 million. The number 15 million is another one to remember. The special election is likely to cost New York City $15 million, according to most estimates. But also pay attention to the number 11. According to the CFB, all candidates looking to run for public advocate must register with the board. Candidates who want to participate in public financing are required to submit a certification form to the CFB by Friday, Jan. 11. By now, the candidates are familiar with the numbers 14 and 3,750.
Jan. 14 is the deadline for candidates to submit signatures on nominating petitions to the New York City Board of Elections get on the ballot. Candidates must submit at least 3,750 signatures. The Board of Elections will certify the ballot during the last week of January. Five lawmakers from Brooklyn and Queens are among those who have announced their candidacies: Brooklyn Councilmembers Rafael Espinal and Jumaane Williams, Brooklyn Assemblymember Latrice Walker, Queens Assemblymember Ron Kim and Queens Councilmember Eric Ulrich. Former City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, radio personality Curtis Sliwa, Upper Manhattan Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez, Bronx Assemblymember Michael Blake and Manhattan Assemblymember Daniel O’Donnell are also among those running. Because special elections in New York City are nonpartisan affairs, candidates cannot run as Democrats or Republicans. Instead, they must create their own parties. Mark-Viverito is running on the “Fix the MTA” party line. In a move that is sure to gain attention, Sliwa is running under the “Fire Me” party. Bob Capano, chairman of the Brooklyn Reform Party and an
ally of Sliwa’s, said the name is no accident. Sliwa “is the only candidate saying he will shut down the office and fire himself if elected,” Capano told the Brooklyn Eagle. Another important number is 8. This election will also mark the first time candidates can choose to take part in the city’s brand new public financing program that provides an $8-$1 match of public funds to privately raised funds. The candidates can choose to participate in the new program, stick with the old program (which provided a $6-$1 match) or opt out of public financing altogether. In order to receive matching funds, candidates must raise a minimum of $62,500 from at least 500 contributors who must be New York City residents. For candidates who choose the new funding program, only the first $250 in campaign contributions counts towards the $62,500 threshold. Candidates taking part in the old program should know that only the first $175 count toward the threshold. And finally, there’s the number 2. The CFB announced that there will be two debates in February to give candidates the opportunity to make their pitch to voters. Friday, January 11, 2019 • Brooklyn Phoenix • 3
OUR WORLD IN PHOTOS
PHILIPPINES — Celebrating Feast Day: Tens of thousands of Filipino Roman Catholic devotees joined the long and raucous procession around Manila streets on Wednesday to celebrate the Feast Day of the Black Nazarene that usually ends before dawn the next day. AP Photo/Bullit Marquez
Broadway Actors’ Union Strikes Over Developmental Labs By Mark Kennedy
The Associated Press
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The labor union representing theatrical performers is demanding that its members no longer participate in any developmental stage work with commercial producers, putting Broadway’s pipeline of new musicals and plays under threat. Actors’ Equity, which represents more than 51,000 actors and stage managers nationwide, declared the strike Monday after two years of fruitless negotiations with the producer-led Broadway League to increase minimum salaries for developmental labs and eventually share any profits with lab participants. In labs, actors and writers test out material for shows in progress. They’ve been used to create “The Cher Show,” ‘’To Kill a Mockingbird,” ‘’Hello, Dolly!” and “Waitress.” The union has been making its case via social media, using the hashtag #NotALabRat. The strike comes as Broadway finished 2018 with the highest grosses on record.
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Emily Blunt, whose film career has encompassed unforgettable characters in “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Sicario” and “Mary Poppins,” recently purchased a Brooklyn Heights floor-thru for a reported $11 million, according to brooklyneagle.com. Question: What other film superstar just purchased a triplex in the same building, and where exactly is it ? For answers, go to brooklyneagle.com.
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Art SCORING THE STACKS Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s Scoring the Stacks is a sprawling participatory public art exhibition at Brooklyn Public Library that invites you to experience the library anew through a series of artistdesigned actions and related artist-led workshops. At the heart of Scoring the Stacks are a series of scores, or language-based artworks, drawing on the traditions of musical notation, conceptual art, and constrained writing techniques. Rasheed’s scores invite participants to widely interpret a set of instructions as they roam the library space. Located in the middle of the Grand Lobby at Central branch, the scores, crafted for each
division of the library, appear on brightly-colored cards with simple instructions that invite non-linear and chance-based pathways through the library’s stacks, collections, and books. Participants are invited to leave carbon copies of their notations behind and to gather together the cards in a folio they can take away and keep. Embracing chance, inquiry, and openendedness as opportunities to grapple with our relationships to ways of knowing, Scoring the Stacks asks us to consider the generative potential of wander and play. Come meet the artist before you score the stacks. When: Saturday, January 12th, 2 – 4 p.m. Where: Grand Army Plaza/ Central Library (10 Grand Army Plaza)
HOLIDAY PARR-TY Food Photographs by
Martin Parr brings together the best of Parr's food observations. Since 1995, when this “British Food” series originated, Parr has been capturing the delectable, the gross, the ridiculous, and the adorable in food and food consumption throughout the world. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through January 19th, 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Janet Borden, Inc (91 Water Street)
ROSE NESTLER: GYMNASIA Gymnasia is an installation by Brooklyn-based artist Rose Nestler in the Project Room of BRIC House. The exhibition includes Nestler’s oversized textile reinterpretations of ancient prize amphorae and a multichannel video installation that places costumed dancers, gymnasts and wrestlers amidst large scale fabric trophies moving to the sound of a hypnotic and syncopated chorus of commentators. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through January 20th, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun: 12 – 6 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/Project Room at BRIC House (647 Fulton Street)
INGENIOUS BUBBLE WIZARDRY.” -THE NEW YORKER
LET’S TRY LISTENING AGAIN: 13TH A.I.R. BIENNIAL This biennial exhibition starts where its open call ended: with the sentence “Let’s try listening again.” Echoing a contemporary sentiment, this title voices an urge to stop the treadmill of self-same thought and perceive what is near, around, yet not always seen. It highlights a pause for respect and discovery that is necessary to imagine new, relevant relations— whether social, intellectual, emotional, or cosmic. The point being: we can’t know everything, but still we need to envision novel forms of communing. The exhibition brings together two performances, two distributed projects, and twenty-five works for the gallery by participating artists far and wide. The catalogue takes the form of a website that can produce encoded PDF communiqués around the thematics of this year’s biennial. When; Wednesdays-Sundays through February 3rd, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/A.I.R. Gallery (155 Plymouth Street)
ROUGH EDGES: ELISE SIEGEL A solo show of ceramic sculpture by Elise Siegel. In this exhibition, a large gathering of Siegel’s idiosyncratic and psychologically expressive portrait busts inhabit the gallery. Although each bust is a distinct individual, they are not portraits of specific persons. Rather, they are embodiments of familiar emotional states — fleeting moments of inner conflict, disquiet, ambivalence and unease. As such, they exude an uncanny sense of vulnerability and project an interiority that creates a psychological tension. When: Thursdays-Sundays through February 10th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Bushwick/STUDIO10 (56 Bogart Street)
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Curated by Matt Myers, aka Eronin, Pop-Porn spotlights five artists working with modern concepts of eroticism and desire, and how it is essential to us right now. When: By appointment only, through February 17th Where: Boerum Hill/MF Gallery (213 Bond Street)
through February 9th, 1 – 5 p.m. Where: Sunset Park/Tabla Rasa Gallery (224 48th Street)
PROCESSING: A GOWANUS SWIM SOCIETY EXHIBITION
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Rough edges: Elise Siegel will be on exhibit through February 10th at STUDIO10. PRINCE Bonnie Collura’s sculptural installation Prince critiques our culture’s pattern of repeating iconic characters, gestures, and polarizing traits to create heroes. In her ongoing project, Collura interprets the Prince figure as an amalgamation of four archetypal male characters from history, religion, and popular culture: Jesus, St. Sebastian, C-3PO (the droid from Star Wars), and Abraham Lincoln. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through February 24th, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth Street)
TOWARDS A NEW ARCHEOLOGY This group show brings together artists who reevaluate the history of material culture — presenting installation and sculptural works that speak to a mystical, transcendent, and visionary future. Towards a New Archaeology features work by Amy Brener, Leeza Meksin, Sheila Pepe, Ioanna Pantazopoulou, Ester Partegàs, Jean Shin, and Rachel Eulena Williams. When: Daily through January 2019, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building (30 Lafayette Street)
TOM BENNETT: PAINTINGS AND MASTER PRINTS Tom Bennett’s artwork is recognizable for its impassioned brushwork, bold compositions, and rich subject matter. His work embraces art history, abundant with homages to heroic works, bucking horses and classical nudes. In addition to his dynamic paintings, Tabla Rasa will feature a series of unframed mono-types for acquisition by both the seasoned and novice collector. When: Thursdays-Saturdays
An exhibition of current work by the eight members of the artist collective Gowanus Swim Society. Participating Artists: Jessica Dalrymple, John Fisk, Natalie Fisk, Abigail Groff Hernandez, Kristen Haskell, Melissa Johnson, Suzy Kopf, Mary Negro. Katherine Gressel, Curator. When: Fridays through February, 3 – 6 p.m. Where: Park Slope/Old Stone House (336 3rd Street)
UNDERGROUND HEROES: NEW YORK TRANSIT IN COMICS New York’s transportation system plays a starring role in comics and graphic novels. Drawing on satirical cartoons, comic strips and comic books from the 19th through the 21st centuries, Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics is a raucous ride through New York’s transit system from a range of visual storytellers. The exhibit includes such luminaries as Winsor McCay, Will Eisner, Bill Griffith, Roz Chast, Ronald Wimberly and Julia Wertz whose work demonstrates the influence that mass transit has on the stories that are irrevocably woven into the cultural fabric of New York City. When: Tuesdays – Sundays through March 17th, TuesdayFriday: 10am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm Where: Downtown Brooklyn/ New York Transit Museum (99 Schermerhorn Street)
DONALD ZUCKER AND BARBARA HRBEK ZUCKER OCEAN WONDERS: SHARKS Explore the coral reef, wander through a shipwreck, and peer over the Hudson Canyon. More than 115 species including sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks, and loggerhead sea turtles live in this state-of-the-art exhibit. When: Daily through June 30th, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Coney Island/New York Aquarium (Surf Avenue & West 8th Street)
KWANG YOUNG CHUN: AGGREGATIONS The installation features
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six works by Chun—five wall pieces and one that is freestanding—presented adjacent to Korean objects relating to writing, reading, and paper that are part of our Arts of Korea galleries. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through July 28th, 11 a.m. 6 p.m., Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Where: Crown Heights/ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway)
WATERFRONT Waterfront is an exhibition and multimedia experience for all ages that brings to life the vibrant history of Brooklyn’s coastline through stories of workers, artists, industries, activists, families, neighborhoods, and ecosystems. Waterfront traces a personal, local history of the borough’s waterfront while also revealing the coastline›s global significance. The exhibition engages with important debates about the shoreline’s future by taking on the waterfront’s most pressing contemporary topics including sea level rise and gentrification. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through Winter 2019, 12 – 5 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Brooklyn
contribute any personal ephemera they wish to incorporate into the paper, including photographs, text, printed matter, fabric and organic materials. Class is open to all ages and experience levels. When; Saturday, January 12th, 1 – 5 p.m. Where: Greenpoint/Booklyn (37Greenpoint Avenue)
Historical Society (55 Water Street)
Books & Readings
PLG GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK GROUP DISCUSSES MS. MARVEL VOL. 1: NO NORMAL Led by Greenlight bookseller Emily, the new graphic novel book group in Prospect Lefferts Gardens reads and discusses comics and graphic novels in a variety of genres. For January, the group discusses Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson. Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City–until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? When: Thursday, January 10th, 7:30 p.m. Where: Prospect Park/ Greenlight Bookstore (632 Flatbush Avenue)
NYRB BOOK CLUB: THE TRUE DECEIVER
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Rose Nestler: Gymnasia will be on exhibit at BRIC Chouse through January 20th. Books Are Magic will host the (NYRB) Books Are Magic Book Club, a book club that discusses a different book by a female author in the New York Review Books catalog every other month. This month we are discussing The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson. Deception—the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we tell others—is the subject of this, Tove Jansson’s most unnerving and unpredictable novel. Here Jansson takes a darker look at the subjects that animate the best of her work, from her sensitive tale of island life, The Summer Book, to her famous Moomin stories: solitude and community, art and life, love and hate. When: Monday, January 14th,
7 – 8 p.m. Where: Cobble Hill/Books are Magic (225 Smith Street)
Educational MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING Learn to help someone who might be suffering right in front of you. Every year, one in five people will deal with a Mental Health issue. So even if you don’t think so, you know someone that you could help. Presented by ThriveNYC, Mental Health First Aid is a free eight-hour course that will help you: Identify signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses; Learn how to respond if you see
these signs in youth, friends, and loved ones; Connect persons to appropriate professional, peer, and selfhelp care. All participants receive a 3-year certification in Mental Health First Aid. When: Friday. January 11th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Brownsville/New Lots Learning Center (665 New Lots Avenue)
(UN)FORMING PAPER WORKSHOP Participants will learn about and experiment with various methods of deconstructing and reconstructing paper forms using recycled newspapers, adhesives and coloring agents. While all materials will be supplied, participants are invited to
A free five-week career training program that combines driving lessons with professional development workshops to help you qualify for Brooklyn Workforce Innovations’ (BWI) Made in NY (TV/film production assistant training). Participants receive up to 15 hours of driving lessons, road test and professional development workshops. When: Monday, January 14th, 1 – 5 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Navy Yard/ Bldg 92
WHAT PAGE ARE WE ON? Do you often feel lost during services? Are you always looking for the right page? If you answered “Yes” to either question, then this class is for you. The “Seder
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of the Siddur” will show you the order of the prayer book, one of Judaism’s most important texts. Examine what makes up a service, what prayers are the most essential, and perhaps most important, how to navigate your way through the Siddur. You won’t want to miss this informative class. When: Monday, January 14th, 7 – 8:10 p.m. Where: Bay Ridge/Bay Ridge Jewish Center (405 81st Street)
MUSIC AS WEAPON Music and sound are powerful tools of communication and expression. Music has long been used to express emotions, such as joy or sorrow, as well as reflections of unrequited love or worship of a deity. Music can also serve as a weapon or form of torture. For
example, sound played at loud decibels may instigate physical pain and cause irrecoverable damage to the mechanisms of the ear. Constant noise or the repetitive playing of a song over extended periods of time can cause psychological torture by disorienting and exhausting the listener. This class will investigate the ways music has been used as a weapon as well as the uniqueness of sound as both inescapable, as the listener cannot easily close their ears, and covert, a perceived type of “no-touch torture” that leaves behind little to no traceable mark on the outward appearance of the physical body. When: Tuesday, January 15th, 6:30 -8 p.m. Where: Prospect Heights/ Brooklyn Brainery (190 Underhill Avenue)
FOCUS CAMERA PRESENTS: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 101 This series provides a comprehensive and approachable introduction to digital photography for enthusiasts of any skill level. You’ll come away from this course equipped with the knowledge and skills required to take your photography to the next level or make an educated decision when buying and upgrading gear. Expect plenty of hands-on experience in a fun and inclusive environment. Week 1: Cameraology Week 2: Basics Week 3: In-Camera Adjustments Week 4: Lenses Week 5: Camera Accessories Week 6: Video When: Wednesdays through February 20th, 7 – 9 p.m. Where: Borough Park/Focus Camera (895 McDonald Avenue)
TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BICYCLE LANES WORKSHOP WITH THE PUBLIC AND DOT REPRESENTATIVES. When: Wednesday, January 16th, 7 p.m.
Candlelight Vigil For Peace Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Eve Sunday, January 20, 6 PM Commit to light the dream
Where: Bay Ridge/Shore Hill Neighborhood Center (9000 Shore Road)
Family Fun ABRACADABRA Do you believe in magic? You will after watching children’s magician Evan Paquette dazzle you with his tricks. Evan is an advocate for using magic to promote learning and incorporates many teaching moments into the performance. When: Friday, January 11th, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Where: Windsor Terrace/ Windsor Terrace Library (160 E. 5th Street)
Film NEW YEAR’S CHUCKLES Airplane When: Friday, January 11th, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Where: Bensonhurst/Ulmer Park Library (2602 Bath Avenue)
Food & Drink LGBTQ CRAFT BEER TASTING A night dedicated to the Queer Community and Allies all over Brooklyn. Celebrate diversity and the importance of inclusion the culture of craft beer. Those who identify as Gay, Queer, Dyke, Lesbian, Transgender, Transsexual, QPOC, NonBinary or Androgynous from all walks of life to meet and mingle. Guests will have the opportunity to taste new beer styles and flavors from our diverse brewers. Each RSVP guest receives a complimentary tasting. When: Friday, January 11th, 8 p.m.–12 a.m. Where: Prospect Lefferts Gardens/Taproom (642 Rogers Avenue)
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You and your partner will be introduced to the local lore of this spirit while experiencing a guided tasting that will tantalize your taste buds and train your palate to recognize and appreciate the distiller’s craft. Participants cap off the evening with a complimentary night cap in The Gatehouse; the rustic and romantic Kings County tasting room (that’s a tour, tasting and drink). Tours last approximately 90 minutes and starts at BLDG 92
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The Central Library presents Scoring the Stacks, by artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed. Opening day is January 12th. (located at the intersection of Flushing and Carlton Avenue) and ends at Kings County Distillery (located at the intersection of Sands and Navy Street). When: Tuesday, January 15th, 6:45 – 8 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Navy Yard/ Bldg 92
BROOKLYN WINERY 101 See what’s happening behind-the-scenes at Brooklyn Winery. This tour will introduce you to Brooklyn Winery and the unique challenges of urban winemaking while giving you the opportunity to taste several of our best-selling wines. Perfect for novices and wine enthusiasts alike. On select days there are intimate tours of the winery, followed by a curated tasting of a variety of Brooklyn Winery wines. The ticket price includes a tour followed by a curated wine tasting. When: Tuesday, January 15th, 7 – 9 pm. Where: Williamsburg/ Brooklyn Winery (213 N 8th Street)
Health LATIN DANCE CLASS Come join this Latin Dance Class where you will learn Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Cumbia and Tango and the cultural history that is embedded in each dance. When: Friday, January 11th, 1:30 – 3 p.m. Where: Dyker Heights/New Utrecht Library (1743 86th Street)
MORNING MEDITATIONS Introduction to simple mindfulness techniques, exercises, and digital apps. When: Saturday, January 12th, 11a.m. – 12p.m. Where: Brownsville/
Brownsville Library (61 Glenmore Avenue)
80’S/90’S DANCE FITNESS CLASS New Year, New You. Come get your sweat on in this 80s/90s themed dance fitness class! Work towards a healthier you and have fun doing it. When: Friday, January 11th, 7 – 8 p.m. Where: Downtown Brooklyn/ Actors Fund Arts Center (160 Schermerhorn Street)
FREE BREAST CANCER SCREENING Breast Cancer screenings and wellness event. When: Saturday, January 12th, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Where: Cypress Hills/Pink Houses Community Center (2702 Linden Boulevard)
MORNING YOGA Reduce stress and gain flexibility in a safe and fun environment. Beginners are welcome to bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket to practice on. Wear comfortable clothing that will be easy to move in. Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach. Avoid a heavy meal an hour or two before class. When: Saturday, January 12th, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Where: Fort Hamilton/Fort Hamilton Library (9424 4th Avenue)
SHAPE UP NYC: FELDENKRAIS CLASS The Feldenkrais method is designed to improve movement repertoire, aiming to expand and refine the use of the self through awareness, in order to reduce pain or limitations in movement, and promote general well-being. Most classes take place with students lying down: please bring an exercise mat or blanket. Instructor: Adam When: Monday, January 14th, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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Where: Bensonhurst/ Highlawn Library (1664 W 13th St.)
Nightlife LOVING THE ALIEN: A DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE DANCE PARTY It’s been three years since David Bowie left us and returned to his home planet. We’ve been feeling Under Pressure ever since. So Let’s Dance through these Changes, Young Americans, at Loving The Alien: A David Bowie Dance Party. On Friday, January 11 at 10:30pm, DJ Steve Reynolds (Party Like It’s 1999) will spin the hits and deep cuts from The Thin White Duke’s 50-year career. Music Video Time Machine will provide projections of Bowie’s best videos and movie appearances. When: Friday, January 11th, 10:30 p.m. Where: Gowanus/Littlefield (635 Sackett Street)
THE MAJORITY REPORT WITH SAM SEDER Brooklyn Podcast Festival presented by Pandora The Majority Report is a daily, political talk show. The main show, which is available to everyone live and via podcast, is packed full of news, insightful commentary and intelligent interviews with some of the most respected minds in politics and world affairs. When: Saturday, January 12th, 2 p.m. Where: Gowanus/Bell House (149 7th Street)
STAND BY YOUR BAND LIVE Features comics defending guilty pleasure music that they love against one another in a tournament for the ages. This month’s edition has guest judge Nikki Glaser joining hosts Tom Thakkar and Tommy McNamara to crown a champion. Melissa Villasenor defends Creed, Martin Urbano defends Black Eyed Peas, Sean Donnelly defends Counting Crows, Anthony DeVito defends Train, Shalewa Sharpe defends Backstreet Boys, Caitlin Peluffo defends N*SYNC And more. Plus fill out a bracket to win a prize, along with other crowd games When; Sunday, January 13th, 8 p.m. Where: Williamsburg/Union Hall (702 Union Street)
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look a little closer and have fun while doing it? The Bowery Boys, Greg Young and Tom Meyers, have lived in New York for the past 20 years and have been curious about the city since the day they arrived. Join them for a fun take on history, a “romp down the back alleys of New York City. When: Friday, January 11th, 7:30 p.m. Where: Gowanus/The Bell House (149 7th Street)
CONCERTS ON THE SLOPE Presents Sandbox Percussion. Jonny Allen Victor Caccese, Ian Rosenbaum, Terry Sweeney Program. Includes: Nick DiBerardino: Gossamer J.S. Bach: Largo from Keyboard Concerto no. 5 in F minor, (arranged by Victor Caccese) David Crowell: Music for Percussion Quartet Dave Molk: Please Don’t Go (world premiere) Andy Akiho: Haiku 2 Steve Reich: Music for Pieces of Wood. When: Sunday, January 13th, 3 p.m. Where: Prospect Heights/St. John’s Episcopal Church (139 St. John’s Place)
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twenty-four-year-old who sells his body on a nightly basis. But on a regular working night, things are about to spiral out of control leaving Tyler questioning whether living in the city is really worth the price of rent. No shows 01/28-01/31/19 Contains nudity, no one under 18 permitted to attend. When: Daily through February 10th, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. Where: Bushwick/Tyler’s Basement (637 Wilson 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 Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, and much more. When: Sunday, January 13th, 1 – 3:00 p.m. Where: Greenwood/GreenWood Cemetery (500 25th Street)
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Ed Mafoud at Damascus Bakeries tells Faces that the secret to a great lobster roll is in the bread, or bred in this case. Just take one Brooklyn Bred Bistro Bun, lightly warmed or toasted, one lobster tail, two tablespoons of mayonnaise, celery and finely chopped dill, and you have the makings for the perfect lobster roll!!! www.Damascusbakery.com
Chef Thomas Perone of Tambour Wine Bar wants Faces to know how proud he is of his restaurant’s ability to help pair the perfect wine with one of its unique and tasty entrees. It’s an art, and Perone says that customers come back often to sample the various pairings including the Dry Aged Ribeye with Seared Foie Gras, Pomme Puree and Red Wine Jus paired with Chateau Haut Selve, Graves, Bordeaux, France. www.tambourbar.com
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Grand Canyon Restaurant 143 Montague Street Brooklyn, New York (718) 499-3660 Montague Street’s Grand Canyon Diner has a pretty packed menu. Owners Victor and Cesar boast that their menu has everything from breakfast favorites and lunch specials to delicious dinner entrees. They also serve a variety of appetizers, paninis and wraps, and salads. Cesar says the Greek salad and Chicken salad platter are among the most popular!
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Clark’s Restaurant 80 Clark Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 855-5484
Soigne Restaurant 486 Sixth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 369-4814
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Clark’s Diner has some remarkable items on its menu. Mark at the diner is particularly partial to the New Yorker. It’s a unique platter of poached eggs on an English muffin, hollandaise and smoked salmon. It looks as good as it tastes, and it’s just one of the many breakfast, lunch and dinner items offered by the eatery! Clarkdiner@gmail.com
Soigne offers several great options for entertaining. Its dining room can accommodate up to 52 seated guests and 70 guests cocktail style. Brunch is available Saturday and Sunday mornings and afternoons. Dinner and cocktail receptions are available Wednesday through Sunday evenings, and daytime events and luncheons are also available during the week. It’s a special spot for all types of celebrations! www.Soignebrooklyn.com
Chef Tan at Wanisa Home Kitchen wants Faces to know that his restaurant is ready to cater your next special event or private party. It’s a great way to enjoy some of the freshest and healthiest authentic home-style Thai food in Brooklyn. All the entrees are homemade and the sauces are made daily using only the finest and freshest ingredients! www.wanisahomekitchen.com
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Savarese Italian Pastry Shoppe 5924 New Utrecht Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219 (718) 438-7770 In 2018, Savarese Italian Pastry Shoppe celebrated its 100th anniversary. And according to owner Mario Giura, the new year is shaping up to be another milestone year. Savarese is one of Brooklyn’s oldest and most renowned Italian bakeries with the best cakes, cookies and pastries in the borough! www.savaresepastry.com
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Turkish Airlines Turkish Airlines can get you to some of the most desired cities in the world and its Miles & Smiles frequent-flyer program offers a whole host of benefits. You can earn Miles when you fly and shop! With the Miles you earn, you can buy award tickets and upgrades, and shop at the Shop & Miles store. www.turkishairlines.com
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Three Guys from Brooklyn 6502 Fort Hamilton Parkway Brooklyn, NY (718) 748-8340
Express Shoes has gained a sterling reputation as a onestop shop for almost all your service needs. David tells Faces that people expect him to repair their shoes but they are thrilled to learn that they can also bring their clothes in for dry-cleaning. And that’s in addition to selling and repairing jewelry and watches. So if you need your watch battery replaced, David will be happy to do it!
If your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier, than Three Guys from Brooklyn has some great suggestions for you. Phil tells Faces that quinoa salad is a good place to start with Three Guys’ fresh blueberries, strawberries and nuts. He also said that Three Guys has been carrying organic produce for over 30 years. So, here’s to the start of another fruitful year at Three Guys! www.3guysfrombrooklyn.com
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Brooklyn Bridge visitors get an epic view of the Manhattan skyline INBrooklyn photos by Lore Croghan and the World Trade Center.
Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Congestion Eases After the Holidays By Lore Croghan INBrooklyn
You can walk across the Brooklyn Bridge again without fear of getting caught in a crush of humanity.
posed for photos on the cyclists’ side of the promenade. The bikers we saw carefully, respectfully made their way around the folks on foot. People smiled and had a great time. The situation was scarily different back on Dec. 29, when the city was full of vacationers. So many visitors crowded onto the Brooklyn Bridge that they wound up in a motionless mass for a good long while. Police cut off pedestrian access to the bridge for a short time that day, Gothamist reported. The photos folks tweeted from the normally scenic span were disturbing — with wallto-wall people squeezed between the fence enclosing the promenade. Fortunately, nobody panicked and started a stampede.
According to the 1883 Eagle story, many pedestrians on the bridge during the disaster were returning home to Manhattan after visits to Brooklyn cemeteries.
The carnage began on a crowded staircase on the Manhattan side of the bridge. A woman
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A DOZEN PEDESTRIANS DIED IN 1883 STAMPEDE
Horribly, that’s what happened in May 1883, A photographer on the Brooklyn Bridge leans out to snap a picture the week after the Brookof the World Trade Center. lyn Bridge opened. A front-page article in Now that Christmas and New Year’s vaca- the May 31, 1883 Brooklyn Daily Eagle tells the tioners have left our city, the walkway on the harrowing story of a stampede on the bridge that famous East River span is no longer danger- killed a dozen pedestrians. Hundreds more were ously crowded. injured. We strolled over the beloved bridge on We found the article in the Brooklyn Public sunny Sunday, Jan. 6. The temperature was a Library’s online archives, which you can access relatively mild 48 degrees. It was an ideal win- through its Brooklyn Newsstand Portal. ter afternoon for bridge walking. The disaster occurred on Decoration Day There were lots of people on the promenade — which is what Memorial Day was origithat pedestrians and cyclists share — but plenty nally called. of breathing room. In the 19th century, the focus of DecoraAs usual, numerous pedestrians ignored the tion Day was graveside commemorations of markings on the bike lane and strolled and dead Civil War soldiers. Week of January 10-16, • INBROOKLYN — A Special Section of BrooklynEagle/Heights Eagle/HeightsPress/Home Press/HomeReporter/Brooklyn Reporter/BrooklynSpectator/Brooklyn Spectator/BrooklynRecord/Greenpoint Record/Greenpoint Gazette Gazette • 11INB Week of January 10 - 16, 2019 • INBROOKLYN — A2019 Special Section of Brooklyn Daily Eagle/Brooklyn
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Up here on the Brooklyn Bridge, you can see the DUMBO Clocktower Building off in the distance. INBrooklyn photos by Lore Croghan
Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Congestion Eases After the Holidays — Continued from page 11INB — holding a child fainted and fell, and a man fell on top of her. People who couldn’t see what had happened “became panic stricken with the idea that the bridge had broken,” the story says. Among the deceased was Margaret Sullivan, age 15, who “fell under the feet of the struggling throng and was taken out dead” because her father failed to save her, the Eagle story says. He had handed over her younger sister Kate to somebody else, and Kate survived. A surgeon at Chambers Street Hospital, where the dead were taken, said most apparently suffocated or succumbed to internal injuries.
It needs to be safe even when crowds swell in late December because people from all over the world come to our city to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Pedestrians need more room on the bridge. So do cyclists. We’re ardently hoping the city decides to expand the bridge promenade, which would be a step in the right direction. A city Department of Transportation report about the promenade published in December 2017 recommended a two-year inspection of bridge cables to figure out if they can bear the extra weight of a larger promenade. A Transportation Department spokesperson cited in Gothamist’s story about the Dec. 29 bridge overcrowding said the inspection is expected to start this year.
PLEASE MAKE THE ROEBLINGS’ MASTERWORK MORE PEDESTRIAN-FRIENDLY Now, back to the present day. The Brooklyn Bridge has been a city landmark since 1967. It is the borough’s Number 1 tourist attraction. It is arguably Brooklyn’s most beautiful structure. As the first bridge to connect Brooklyn and Manhattan, its historic importance is huge. John Roebling, his son Washington Roebling and Washington’s wife Emily Warren Roebling spearheaded its construction between 1867 and 1883. Its granite towers’ Gothic arches are iconic and Instagram-worthy. The 1.1-mile bridge needs to be a safe place for pedestrians and bike riders — every day of the year.
This spot on the Brooklyn Bridge is Selfie Central.
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FAY, Kevin Patrick -- On Jan. 4, 2019. Beloved son of the late John and Patricia Fay. Loving brother of James Rutuelo (Vicki), Connie Burns (Jim) and Kathleen Fay. Proud uncle of James and Chelsea Rutuelo. Also survived by countless dear friends. Kevin was born and raised in Sunset Park on 61st Street, where he attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help grammar school. Kevin graduated from Bishop Ford High School and Saint Francis College. He then attended NYCTC, where he received a scholarship from the I.A.M.P. for excellence in the culinary field. Kevin then went on to become a chef and partner at the Circles Restaurant Group. In 2014, Kevin was named deputy marshal of the Bay Ridge Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. He was a longtime supporter of the Chris Hoban Memorial Run, Derek Jeter Turn 2 Foundation, OLPH Circle of Friends and the Bishop Ford Annual Alumni Breakfast. Kevin never turned away a person in need. All services arranged by Clavin Funeral Home.
ALVAREZ, Dr. Walter J. -- Died suddenly at his home in Brooklyn on Dec. 27, 2018. In large part shaped by his Presbyterian faith, Walter was passionate about social justice and supported many humanitarian causes. Generous and funny, Walter developed friendships
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