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America Can Afford a Green New Deal — Here’s How By Edward Barbier | The Conversation

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey are calling for a “Green New Deal” that would involve massive government spending to shift the U.S. economy away from its reliance on carbon. Their congressional resolution goes into great detail about the harms of climate change and what the U.S. government should do about it. Left unanswered, however, is how America would pay for it. Some commentators have been calling a Green New Deal unaffordable, with some estimates putting the bill for complete decarbonization at as high as $12.3 trillion. As the author of the United Nations Environment Program’s Global Green New Deal — a plan to lift the world economy out of the 2008-2009 Great Recession — I disagree. I believe there are two straightforward ways to cover the cost and help accelerate the green revolution, while lowering the overall price tag.

What a Green New Deal May Cost Before we talk about how to pay for it, first we need a rough idea of how much it might actually cost. For starters, it’s important to be realistic. Rather than putting a price tag on going 100 percent renewable — which would take decades — I believe we should figure out how much to spend over the next five years to build a greener economy. Ambitious efforts to foster green energy during the Great Recession are a good place to start. In total, the world’s largest 20 economies and a few others spent $3.3 trillion to stimulate economic growth. Of that, more

than $520 billion was devoted to “green investments,” such as pollution cleanup, recycling and low-carbon energy. The U.S. share of that was about $120 billion, or about one percent of its gross domestic product. Around half of this went toward energy conservation and other short-term energy efficiency investments to quickly shore up the thennascent recovery and generate employment. The stimulus may have spurred some growth in renewable energy but didn’t do much on its own to reduce carbon emissions permanently. Another country that made fairly big green investments during the Great Recession was South Korea, which promoted “low carbon, green growth” as its new long-term development vision. It allocated $60 billion, or five percent of its 2007 GDP, to a five-year plan. But in the end, South Korea may have spent only $26 billion on low-carbon energy and failed to adopt pricing reforms and other incentives to foster renewables, such as phasing out fossil fuel subsidies, pricing carbon and improving regulatory frameworks. The result was only a modest improvement in energy efficiency, and carbon emissions have continued to rise. In other words, the price tag of a Green New Deal that would make a difference would have to be much higher than what governments like the U.S. and Korea actually spent

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during the Great Recession. The original South Korea fiveyear plan, however, to spend five percent of GDP to me seems about right, as the best guess of the public investment needed to decarbonize a major economy through a green growth strategy. So if we use Korea as a starting point, that means the U.S. would need to spend around $970 billion over the next five years, or $194 billion annually.

How to Pay for the Green New Deal As for paying for it, the first thing to bear in mind is that, in my view, a Green New Deal should be covered by current rather than future revenue. A common way for Congress to pay for the cost of a new program or stimulus is by deficit spending. So the U.S. borrows the money from investors and then eventually has to pay it back through taxes down the road. With the federal deficit projected to reach $1 trillion in 2019, increasing it by several hundred billion more — even if for a good cause — is not a great idea. Ballooning deficits add to the national debt, which is already $21 trillion and counting. Saddling future generations of Americans with unsustainable levels of national debt is just as dangerous as burdening them with an economy that is environmentally unsustainable. Deficit spending is warranted to boost overall demand for goods and services when un-

employment rises, consumers do not spend and private investment is down. When that is not the case, I believe efforts to grow green sectors should pay for themselves. So the U.S. would have to find new revenue sources to finance additional government support for clean energy research and development, greening infrastructure, smart transmission grids, public transport and other programs under any Green New Deal. Two of the main ways to do that would be by raising new revenues or finding savings elsewhere in the budget. On the revenue side, I believe passing a carbon tax is one of the best ways to go. A $20 tax per metric ton of carbon that climbs over time at a pace slightly higher than inflation would raise around $96 billion in revenue each year — covering just under half the estimated cost. At the same time, it would reduce carbon emissions by 11.1 billion metric tons through 2030. In other words, not only does it help raise money to pay for a transition to a green economy, a carbon tax also helps spur that very change. In terms of savings, the removal of fossil fuel subsidies is a particularly appropriate target. Consumer subsidies for fossil fuels and producer subsidies for coal cost U.S. taxpayers nearly $9 billion a year. These subsidies could be shifted instead to cover some expenditures under a Green New Deal.

And again, doing this would accelerate the transition to cleaner energy. So where might the other $89 billion come from? One option is to simply impose a higher carbon tax. A $20 tax would put the U.S. roughly in the middle among countries that currently impose carbon taxes. But doubling it to $40 per ton would raise an additional $76 billion annually, or $172 billion in total, as well as reduce 17.5 billion metric tons of carbon by 2030. Another idea is to raise taxes on the highest-earning Americans. For example, imposing a 70 percent tax on earnings of $10 million or more would bring in an addtional $72 billion a year.

policies and reforms would also help lower the costs. In a sort of “chicken and egg” effect, as economists Ken Gillingham and James Stock have shown, green innovations spur demand, which leads to more innovation, all of which ultimately reduce costs. A good illustration is purchases of electric vehicles, which will stimulate demand for charging stations. Once installed, the stations will reduce the costs of running electric vehicles and further boost demand. The Green New Deal as proposed by Ocasio-Cortez and Markey would be expensive. But what policies are adopted and how we choose to pay for it could ultimately determine the plan’s success and whether we can afford it. ____________________

Cost Savings But it’s also possible that the cost of decarbonizing the economy may fall over time. For example, the drop in emissions accompanying the carbon tax should lower the price tag in a way that’s hard to estimate today. The right

Edward Barbier is professor of economics, Colorado State University. ____________________

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B’klyn Civil Court Highlights Problems of Voting Rights Act For Black History Month By Rob Abruzzese The PHOENIX

The Kings County Civil Court held its annual Black History Month celebration at the courthouse last Friday where it welcomed the girls from the Zeta Phi Beta sorority as part of the festivities. The event’s theme followed the national Black History Month theme of “Black Migrations,” which Supervising Judge Carolyn Walker-Diallo spoke about. Four students were also tasked with answering the question — have the U.S. and its citizens met the goal of the Voting Rights Act of 1965? “I love this year’s theme of BHM, Black Migrations,” said Judge Walker-Diallo. “I love to hear the stories of people who have immigrated to this nation to seek better opportunities for themselves and their children. I think we often forget the stories of African Americans, my ancestors, who have been here for centuries. “In fact, 2019 marks the 400th year since the first enslaved African arrived on these shores so it’s fitting that this year’s theme pays homage to those who escaped the brutality of Jim Crow, the oppression, segregation and discrimination of the South and other areas of this country so that their children, which includes yours truly, can have better opportunities,” Judge WalkerDiallo continued. Judge Walker-Diallo shared a bit of her family history in her speech, her father a musician from the Mississippi Delta, who traveled to Brooklyn after his life was threatened, and her mother from North Carolina, who came to Brooklyn to care for a sick family member. “As a child growing up in East New York and the Marcy Houses, my parents encouraged me and forced me to keep my eyes on the prize and I give that same instruction to you young people here today,” said Judge Walker-Diallo. “The only limits you have are those you place on yourself. It doesn’t matter what anyone tells you, where you’re from, what skin you’re in, what gender you’re in, whatever.” Judge Walker-Diallo was speaking to a group of high school girls who are members of Zeta Phi Beta, the SKZ Chapter of the Archonette Club. Two girls from that group,

From left: Hon. Robin S. Garson, Hon. Carolyn Walker-Diallo, Hon. Cenceria Edwards, Hon. Ingrid Joseph, Hon. Connie Mallafre Melendez, Hon. Richard J. Montelione and Hon. Lisa Ottley. Brooklyn Eagle photos by Rob Abruzzese were very, very strong speeches. We narrowed it down to 10 and then to the four best, but they were all great speeches. You should have seen them up there doing their thing.”

Hon. Robin Sheares, co-chair of the Civil Court Black History Month Committee. Zyir Hester and Arielle McLean, served as the masters of ceremonies for the event. Four others, Jioma McLaughlin, Jasira Watson Brewster, Aliyah Mayers and Ketura McQueen, participated in the 2019 Zora Neale Hurston Oratorical Contest. The four girls were asked to answer the question — have the U.S. and its citizens met the goal of the Voting Rights Act of 1965? Their answer is a resounding no. “Georgia continues to prove that racially discriminatory voting practices exist within the core of their government structure,” said McLaughlin, a senior at Edward R. Murrow High School. “The person in charge of determining eligible voters is running in the election under the Republican ticket. That sounds like a conflict of interest to me.”

From left: Hon. Carolyn Walker-Diallo, the supervising judge of the Brooklyn Civil Court, Hon. Harriet Thompson and Hon. Ingrid Joseph.

Hon. Carolyn Walker-Diallo is the supervising judge of the Civil Court. Another took issue with the U.S. Supreme Court case Shelby County v. Holder, where the court ruled that a portion of the Voting Rights Act was no longer necessary because, as Justice John Roberts wrote in his decision, it had already accomplished its goals and was no longer needed. “This decision opened the floodgates for even more restrictive voting laws as it rendered inoperable Section 5, which requires states and local governments with a history of racial discrimination to obtain federal preclearance before implementing changes to their voting laws,” said Mayers, a junior at Achievement First Brooklyn High School. “Within 24 hours of the court’s ruling, states like Mississippi, Texas and Alabama began to enforce strict voter ID laws.” After the speeches, Justice Robin Sheares was joined by Hon. Cenceria Edwards, Hon. Lisa Ottley, Hon. Deborah Dowling and Leah Richardson in presenting each of the girls with certificates for their efforts. Justice Sheares is the co-chairperson of the Civil Court Black History Month Committee along with Tyedanita McLean. Justice Sheares is the co-chair of the Civil Court Black History Month Committee along with co-chair Tyedanita McLean. “Since the beginning of the month, Judge Edwards and Judge Ottley and I got a chance to listen to all 20 of the girls’ speeches,” Justice Sheares said. “They

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Williams Wins Public Advocate Race Paula Katinas The PHOENIX

Brooklyn Councilmember Jumaane Williams, whose candidacy was struck by an 11th hour revelation of a decade-old arrest, won the special election for New York City public advocate on Tuesday. Williams, a Democrat who represents Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands and parts of Midwood, emerged victorious in Tuesday’s special election, beating out a crowded field of 16 other candidates. With nearly 90 percent of the vote counted, Williams earned 33 percent of the total. He had garnered more than 110,000 votes. His showing was even more impressive in Brooklyn, his home borough, where he earned 46.1 percent of the vote. Williams has spent much of his City Council tenure fighting for criminal justice reform and police accountability. He vowed to reshape the office of public advocate. At a recent candidate’s forum, Williams said he would establish deputy public advocate offices in all five boroughs, placing the deputies in communities that have the highest concentrations of Civilian Complaint Review Board complaints against the Police Department. In a statement on his campaign website, he called for the public advocate to be granted subpoena powers and to have voting power on the council. Under current city law, the public advocate can introduce legislation but cannot vote on bills. His campaign for public advocate was nearly derailed at the last minute when news of an old arrest was made public days before the election. In 2009, police were called to Williams’ apartment after he had a fight with his girlfriend.

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Williams was taken into custody and charged with harassment and criminal mischief, according to The New York Post. The charges were later dropped and the arrest record was sealed, the Post reported. Several of Williams’ rivals, including former City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and investigative journalist Nomiki Konst, demanded that more information about the incident be made public. Queens Councilmember Eric Ulrich, the lone Republican lawmaker in the race, came in second. Williams will succeed Letitia James, who vacated the public advocate’s office when she won election as New York State attorney general in November. 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. Williams, who first won election to the City Council in 2009 and was re-elected in 2013 and again in 2017, raised his public profile in September when he ran in the Democratic primary against Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, earning 46 percent of the vote. The candidates in the special election included: Brooklyn Councilmember Rafael Espinal, Queens Assemblymember Ron Kim, Queens Manhattan Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez, Bronx Assemblymember Michael Blake and Manhattan Assemblymember Daniel O’Donnell. Visit for the full report.


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Art OTHER WAYS OF KNOWING In our modern society, imagery is read instantly and without question. Other Ways of Knowing looks at how we see in order to challenge how we acquire knowledge. By questioning our relationship to images, we can look at the ways we’re fed imagery on a daily basis and teach us how to discern for ourselves what that imagery means to us. Other Ways of Knowing references illusion and misdirection traditionally designed to influence choice and transforms them into a new visual language. This digital iteration of Other Ways of Knowing features new additions to the series never exhibited before. The screens in the Made in NY Media Center will challenge the viewer to interact with a screen – a daily routine part

of our lives – within a new context, one where you’re asked to stay for longer. This exhibition explores the narrative of the series in a new and refreshing way, accomplished by the unique collaboration of the space and the artist. When: Thursday, March 7th, 6 – 8 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Made in N.Y. Media Center (30 John Street)

JOHN MONTI: HEARTS AND STEMS A solo show of sculpture by John Monti. In this exhibition Monti brings the entire gallery space into play with a profuse installation of wall-mounted sculptures of hearts and flowers. When: Thursdays-Sundays through March 10th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Bushwick/STUDIO10 (56 Bogart Street)

BRIC BIENNIAL: VOLUME III, SOUTH BROOKLYN EDITION This third iteration of the BRIC Biennial presents

artists living and working in South Brooklyn, including the neighborhoods of Park Slope, Gowanus, Sunset Park, and Bay Ridge, highlighting the significance of Brooklyn as a place where artists create work and develop their careers. When: Tuesdays-Sundays through April 7th Where: Fort Greene/ BRIC House Gallery (647 Fulton Street)

SANFORD WURMFELD A solo exhibition of new work by NYC-based color painter Sanford Wurmfeld. When: Wednesdays-Saturdays through April 20th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Minus Space (16 Main Street, Suite A)

UNCANNY TALES 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)

IN WHICH WE ALL KISS SOMETHING SECRETLY A collaborative exhibition, this show combines photo

light-boxes, created by photographer Maria Mercedes Martinez, with poetry by Denver Butson. When: Saturdays through March 2nd, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: Carroll Gardens/Court Tree Collective (371 Court Street)

FRESH MASTERS: THE URBANGLASS MFA EXHIBITION Curated by Ben Wright, with jurors Graciela Cassel and Graham Caldwell. Featuring work by: Evan Burnette, Anna Parisi, James Ronner, Kristine Rumman, and Heather Sutherland. When: Daily through March 9th Where: Downtown Brooklyn/ Urban Glass (647 Fulton Street)

HEARTS AND STEMS A solo show of sculpture by John Monti. In this exhibition Monti brings the entire gallery space into play with a profuse installation of wall-mounted sculptures of hearts and flowers. When: Tuesdays-Thursdays through March 10th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Bushwick/STUDIO10 (56 Bogart Street)

BRIDGING THE GAP: POSTCARDS OF THE ALL NATION OF ART Bridging the Gap: Postcards of the All Nation of Art is the complex diversity that is the Art in America today. When; Wednesdays-Sundays through March 10th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/A.I.R. Gallery (155 Plymouth Street)

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BAM presents Teknopolis 2019 through March 10th. photographs of Max de Esteban and Doug Fogelson. Doug Fogelson’s ‘Forms and Records’, explores the physicality and science of the photograph, through a formal exploration of objects, and their representation as photograms. He works with objects that either have a link to the natural world, or with outmoded technology such as vinyl records and architectural forms. The exhibition includes seven unique silver gelatin photograms and 6 color, limited edition prints made from color transparency photograms. The photograms are created through a series of carefully considered multiple exposures, with the color work incorporating additive color mixing, and blending of light. When: Wednesdays-Saturdays through March 10th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Klompching Gallery (89 Water Street)


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maze-like installation by Barbara Campisi, LEDs form colored lines of light when reflected off translucent ‘walls’, confounding any sense of orientation. The viewers, as they walk inside the piece, complete it through their process of discovery. During performances, dancers wearing lights move through and activate the light-based artwork, creating moving lines of light. When: Thursdays-Sundays through March 16th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Crown Heights/ FiveMyles (558 St. John’s Place)

WHEN WE WERE STRANGERS What does it mean to be in love? For eight years, in images, writing and life, plain and simple, we have tried to tease out the answer. Love is a cliche, an idea so easy to imagine but impossible to grasp. Like an overripe fruit, it collapses with a bit of pressure into cloying sweetness and the faint sense of something lost. At its most basic, falling in love means cleaving away something of yourself and becoming something else. It’s painful and hard, but also carries the potential for profound transformation. When We Were Strangers is the first part of a lifelong project deconstructing love through the prism of our relationship. This first chapter is a love poem of sorts, one that charts what happens when two people attempt

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to become something more and less than that, when we are more unknown stranger to each other than anything else. But love is an ouroboros that eats the past that came before it. Who was I before you? We are interested in the frayed edges, the messy intersections, the elements of ourselves lost and new facets gained in the process, and the limits to all of that. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through March 22nd, 11 a.m. 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/United Photo Industries (16 Main Street)

NICHOLAS GALANIN: THE VALUE OF SHARPNESS Nicholas Galanin offers perspective rooted in connection to land and an engagement with contemporary culture. For over a decade, Galanin has been embedding incisive observation into his work, investigating and expanding intersections of culture and concept in form, image and sound. For “The Value of Sharpness: When It Falls,” Galanin has created sixty porcelain hatchets, which are suspended from the gallery ceiling. When: Thursdays-Saturdays through March 23rd, 2 – 6 p.m., Where: Park Slope/Open Source Gallery (306 17th Street)

ENRICO RILEY: NEW WORLD The paintings are part of an unfolding and evolving cycle that investigates themes of historical and contemporary violence, martyrdom, grief, and the middle passage within a spatial domain. Enrico Riley challenges viewers to decipher and contextualize his work’s fractured narratives. For many Americans, exposure to the plethora of recent media examples of reflexive violence perpetrated on African-Americans has blurred the boundaries between the historical record with which our country is so familiar and the problems still facing contemporary culture today. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through March 23rd, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Prospect Park/Jenkins Johnson Projects (207 Ocean Avenue)


SANCTUARY For two years, Brooklyn-based photojournalist Cinthya Santos Briones has photographed undocumented migrants who face orders of deportation. By taking up asylum in houses of worship, often for indefinite periods of time, these individuals and their families have found both a refuge and a provisional prison. Santos Briones’ photographs are an intimate depiction of living in a state of uncertainty. Rather than present portraits of people in hopeless situations, she has chosen to convey the universal routines of their everyday lives. Birthdays are celebrated, siblings tease one another, and meals are shared. When: Daily through April 7th, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: Green-Wood/GreenWood Cemetery (500 25th Street)


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Play Nice Theatre has begun its season of lighthearted musicals with positive, life-affirming messages about cooperation and kindness. And they’re looking for their July/August cast, musicians, and backstage helpers. Relocated from Manhattan, this all-volunteer company’s rehearsals and meetings refl ect their of mission Photos courtesy JAG-ONE and message by encouraging its mixed-generation cast and crew (ages 6 to 106) to interact socially and share stories of their own lives on and off stage. In a welcoming atmosphere, the experienced and new Play Nice actors and crew are encouraged to come early and linger after assigned rehearsal slots in order to get to know each other, help each other memorize their lines, do school homework and play games. Some may choose to help with scenery painting or prop-making. All ticket sales from main stage shows ($10 admission) is donated to local charities, a prime motivation for many participants who find it rewarding to help raise money for those less fortunate through donating their time and talent. According to theatre founder Rob Lester, the cast and crew are like a second family. “Working on a show with

The JAG-ONE Physical Therapy group accepting an award of excellence.

friendly people is fun and satisfying,” he says. The Brooklyn Eagle stopped by the new location at 89 Fourth Avenue, five blocks from Barclays Center, where the two-act musical “The Three Little Pigs Buy a Brownstone in Brooklyn” is running on weekends (2 p.m. Saturdays, 3:30 p.m. Sundays, through July 1). The Eagle is mentioned prominently in the Brooklyn-centric script in Scene 6 and the newspaper is used as a prop as well. The show’s target audience is ages six and up, with plenty of humor adults will appreciate. “Two six-year-olds are among the actors, with the oldest member more than ten times their age, and the family idea is reflected literally: the cast includes two brothers who play two of the pigs; a mother and her son have a scene together as an older pig

and hedgehog; two actors are cousins,” we’re informed. Original lyrics are set to public domain melodies including old folk songs and classic children’s tunes. The show, which emphasizes “being a good neighbor,” plus patience, perseverance, and pig puns runs through July 1, will be followed by show after show, starting with the summer musical about kids and counselors at an unusual summer camp, titled “Not a Happy Camper.” The theatre welcomes audition appointments, visits, donations of costumes and supplies, and all inquiries throughout the year. Acting classes, puppet shows, concerts, one-day free workshops, variety shows, and special family events are planned and a fundraising concert on July 20. For more details, show times, tickets, and contact information, go to www.PlayNicePeople. com.

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Two of New York and New Jersey’s premier physical therapy groups – JAG Physical Therapy and One on One Physical Therapy -- have joined forces to form JAG-ONE, an unparalleled outpatient physical therapy platform. The group is led by three of the nation’s most accomplished physical therapists, John Gallucci Jr., chief executive officer; Richard Bodian, chief clinical officer; and Joseph Saraceno, chief operating officer. Combined, they bring together their years of experience, clinical aptitude and business acumen to create a unique patient-centered approach to rehabilitation. “After years of working collaboratively as colleagues that envisioned creating a unique physical therapy experience for our patients, I could not be more excited to officially move forward with Rich and Joe as JAG-ONE Physical Therapy,” said Gallucci. “As a unified entity, we remain confident that our enhanced resources will serve to improve the quality of life for our patients and continue to proudly serve as a medical resource to the region’s local communities.” JAG-ONE Physical Therapy consists of 42 outpatient physical therapy clinics with 15 located in Brooklyn and others in Staten Island, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester and New Jersey. The comprehensive outpatient physical therapy facilities provide care for various general orthopedic and sports-related injuries. “With the physical therapy landscape continuing to evolve, uniting as JAG-ONE Physical Therapy seemed like a natural progression in order to best serve those in need of high-quality rehabilitation,” said Bodian. “John, Joe and I share the same passion and philosophies with regard to the importance of patient care and outcomes, and we are excited to join forces as we continue our journey as the region’s physical therapy leader.” Patients specifically seek out JAG-ONE for shoulder, back, hip, elbow, knee, foot, neck and hand injuries. “By focusing on patient care and outcomes, and serving as a resource to the community, both One on One Physical Therapy and JAG Physical Therapy have set the standard for the outpatient physical therapy experience,” said Saraceno. “As JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, Rich, John and I look forward to combining our

resources, network and clinical knowledge in order to truly enhance our services and continue to provide our patients with the highest quality physical therapy care.” The JAG-ONE team prides itself on its unique approach to treating patients and the testimonials it’s received from high-profile professional athletes including baseball legend Yogi Berra, soccer star Jason Hernandez and NHL hockey player Zach Parise. “We treat every patient just as a professional athlete or a VIP should be treated,” Gallucci said. “Based on experiences with high-end athletes, we believe that everyone should be treated in the same fashion.”

When asked what makes JAGONE truly unique, Gallucci attributed its success to personal experience. “I’ve been an athlete, and had numerous surgeries myself,” Gallucci said. “I was a wrestler for 20 years, coached at various levels, and am in the Hall of Fame as a coach for my alma mater, Monsignor Farrell High School. I want my patients to know that I understand what they are going through, not only from my education, but from vast personal experience as well.”

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Black History Month Champions Honored by EBrooklyn Media and WellCare Unique networking event focuses on remembering the past, celebrating the present, embracing the future BY ANDY KATZ ebrooklyn media, publisher of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn Heights Press, Brooklyn Spectator and Home Reporter among other community-based newspapers, joined WellCare to host an evening honoring African-American leaders in Brooklyn’s business, healthcare, political and law enforcement community. Michael Nussbaum, co-publisher of the Queens Daily Eagle, a sister newspaper and co-host with EBrooklyn Media, welcomed all, and noted “Today we honor leaders whose influence extends well beyond the borders of Brooklyn itself.” Host Dozier Hasty, publisher of EBrooklyn Media, said “As a white guy born in Georgia, who chose Brooklyn as home almost half a century ago, I feel inspired by the indomitable spirit represented here today. In my work I see reasons why Black History should be celebrated every day, not just one month a year.” ”Particularly at this time,” added Hasty, “ our entire country needs the lessons of graceful forebearance, leadership and dignity that are seen in those we honor tonight. And I believe Brooklyn is the place where this happens every day.” “These are leaders,” said Queens Daily Eagle Publisher Mike Nussbaum, “that go well beyond the borders of Brooklyn itself.” “Wonderful things are happening in this borough,” said ebrooklyn media Publisher J. Dozier Hasty. “Tonight you’re going to hear from some of the real heroes of Brooklyn life.” The evening’s principal co-sponsor, WellCare, provides government-sponsored managed care services. “WellCare speaks for people who lack resources, people of color, people for which English is a second language,” said WellCare President, John Burke said. “We help people navigate the jungle of healthcare bureaucracy and get the best possible

outcome by remaining in compliance with their medical regimen.” The keynote speaker for the evening was Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, J. Phillip Thompson. “African-Americans,” said Thompson, in keeping with the theme of remembering the past, “more than any other group, have maintained and expanded the principles of the American Revolution of the 1770s and 80s. Universal human rights called into question the theological notion that white people and the church possessed some special responsibility to rule those parts of the world where people were deemed inherently inferior. These gave rise to the French Revolution of 1989, the Haitian Revolution of 1801 and the U.S. Civil War of 1861. “One of the great errors in the teaching of American history has been to tell people that these ideas, these ethos, were gradually and peacefully incorporated into the American way of life,” he went on. “This is completely untrue. Every step in the direction of these ideals has taken immense struggle and immense sacrifice. “Let me say this,” he said. “We’re going to win this fight.” The evening’s first honoree was First Deputy Commissioner of the NYPD Ben Tucker. In addition to being NYPD’s second-in-command, Tucker is also a tenured professor at Pace University. “I’ve had people along the way who have changed my life,” Tucker said, recalling a high school guidance counselor who arranged a transfer for him away from a school with a substantial gang presence to one in Flatbush. “It was the best thing that ever happened to me,” he said. “It changed my life completely.” The next honoree was Bill Thompson, Jr. onetime New York City comptroller and current chair of the board of trustees of the City University of New York. “I look at Black History Month,” said Thompson, “as

each and every day when you look at contributions African-Americans and people of color have made.” Thompson recalled his father, a veteran of WWII, serving in a segregated army. He was not permitted to eat in the same mess hall as white GIs, while German POWs were. “We’ve come a long way,” he said, “But we still have a long way to go. Look at what’s happening in Washington, D.C. This is not just a blip. Rights are being eroded. We cannot sit back and assume things will take care of themselves. They will not.” Arlene Meyers, director of nursing for NYC Health+ Hospitals, recalled her grandmother who lived to be 103, and a great-grandmother who lived to 107. “They were great historians,” Meyers said. “And all of my life has been to educate.” Maurice Coleman, senior vice president of community development banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch said, “No one makes it alone. Not only did I get a degree from Columbia, Brooklyn gave me my PhD. It gave me the commitment to work hard. Over my career, I’ve done many interesting things, but I couldn’t have done them without my family, without my friends.” Dr. Jocelyn Rainey is chief administrative officer of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. “I want to thank all of my fellow honorees,” said Rainey, “especially Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, whose support has enabled the Navy Yard to grow and create jobs. This award is especially gratifying for me. I’m going to charge each and every one of you to be aware that we’re creating history for our young people to follow.” Deidre Sully, director, Public Health Solutions, pioneered the implementation of smoke-free zones from NYCHA to city campuses to office buildings. “Be purposeful in your actions,” Sully said. “That is

Keynote Speaker and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, J. Phillip Thompson

Brooklyn Daily Eagle Publisher Dozier Hasty right with Queens Daily Eagle Publisher and event's MC Michael Nussbaum

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

L-R Arlene C. Meyers, Diedre Sully, Borough President Eric Adams, Dr. Jocelynne Rainey, Maurice Coleman and John Burke

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Continued from previous page what I’ve always tried to do. I would not be here were it not for people in the background—my team, the people I work with every day.” Last, but certainly not least, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams accepted his award. “You do an amazing job,” Adams told Nussbaum. “Let me say this, no matter how adept the eagle is, it cannot fly w ith o ne wing. We n eed b oth wings. And the honorees tonight provide the other wings that permit us to soar as high as we do.” Speaking of the “hyphen” used to designate African-Americans or Jewish-Americans, or Italian-Americans, Adams said, “You remove that hyphen, you remove us as well. Someone needs to give that memo to Donald Trump.”

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Our World In Pictures AUSTRIA – The Need for Speed: Canada’s Matthew Soukup builds up speed for his jump during a men’s ski jumping HS109 training, at the Nordic Ski World Championships, in Seefeld, Austria, yesterday. AP Photo/Matthias Schrader

NIGERIA – Victory Lap: Supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari celebrate the announcement of results favoring his All Progressives Congress (APC) party in their state, anticipating victory, in Kano, northern Nigeria, Monday, Feb. 25. Nigeria’s electoral commission on Monday began announcing official results from the country’s 36 states as Buhari seeks a second term. AP Photo/Ben Curtis

VIETNAM – On the Border: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves from a car after arriving by train in Dong Dang in Vietnamese border town Tuesday, Feb. 26, ahead of his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Minh Hoang

TEXAS – Rocketing Forward: Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins, top, loses the ball while driving to the basket as Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 25, in Houston. AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith

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LEFT: Coin-operated binoculars on the esplanade look like an extraterrestrial visitor. RIGHT: Van Brunt Street ends on the shoreline. INBrooklyn photos by Lore Croghan

Five Fun Spots to See in Red Hook Colossal Cranes and an Excellent Esplanade By Lore Croghan


It’s a history nerds’ paradise. The rest of you will love it, too. We’re talking about Red Hook. Who knew warehouses could be so splendid? The ones you’ll find in this waterfront Brooklyn neighborhood are grand, red-brick edifices with arched doorways and wooden shutters on their windows. The warehouses were built around the time of the Civil War. Red Hook was a hugely important cargo port at that time. Shipping continued to be a big deal in the neighborhood through the 1940s. Red Hook’s docks were a rough place in the 20th century. You know this if you’ve seen Elia Kazan’s famed film “On the Waterfront.” It was set in Red Hook, although it was filmed in New Jersey, Kenneth Jackson and John Manbeck’s book “The Neighborhoods of Brooklyn” says.

Of course you remember this movie. In an Oscar-winning role, Marlon Brando utters one of his all-time best lines: “I coulda been a contender.” These days, the historic warehouses are filled with art studios, artisans and small manufacturers including a bakery called Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pie. These businesses have made a comeback after suffering dire damage from flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. If you don’t live in Red Hook, you might be daunted by the fact that the nearest subway stop is far away. But you can get to the neighborhood on the NYC Ferry. The route’s very scenic, with views of the World Trade Center and Governors Island. Or you can bundle up against the winter chill and ride a Citi Bike. Two convenient cycle-docking spots near the first stop on our stroll are located on the corner of Henry and Bay streets and the corner of Dwight and Van Dyke streets.





A good starting point is Todd Shipyard, or what’s left of

To find the remains of the historic facility, head to IKEA at 1 Beard St. On the back side of the Swedish home-furnishings megastore, there’s a recreation area called Erie Basin Park. It’s the site of the now-demolished shipyard. When the New York City Planning Commission gave IKEA permission in 2004 to tear down Todd Shipyard, the retailer agreed to build the 6.3-acre park. A 2004 article in online publication CityLand said the park was going to have 300 trees. The prime eye candy in Erie Basin Park is the collection of colossal cranes salvaged from the shipyard. By the way, Todd Shipyard was constructed in the 1860s. The park is located on the Erie Basin, which Irish immigrant William Beard built as a cargo port for ships traveling on the Erie Canal.

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A couple blocks inland, numerous streets are lined with old-fashioned rowhouses. Coffey Street’s got some great ones, especially on the block between Conover and Ferris streets. After you cross Ferris Street, you’ll see Louis Valentino Jr. Park and Pier. It’s got a sandy beach and a pile of rocks topped with concrete blocks painted with letters that formerly spelled out the words “RED HOOK” in capital letters. Some of the letters are missing. The park is picturesque anyway. It was named for a Brooklyn firefighter who died young while doing search and rescue at a burning chop shop in Flatlands.


There are lots of places in Red Hook where you can view the sun’s last light glimmering on the water. The third-floor dining room at Brooklyn Crab is one good option. The windows are enormous. The Reed Street restaurant stands on stilts, which enabled it to survive Superstorm Sandy. P.S. If you decide to make a night of it in Red Hook, walk around the corner to Conover Street for drinks at Sunny’s Bar. This beloved watering hole began operating in the 1890s. It was saved from permanent closure after Superstorm Sandy by the efforts of Sunny Balzano’s wife, Tone Johansen Balzano. Sunny Balzano died in 2016. Legions of friends and admirers mourned him.

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When you’re done communing with the ghosts of departed shipyard workers, walk down Beard Street to Red Hook’s primary retail corridor, Van Brunt Street. You can see art at several places on Van Brunt Street. One great spot is Kentler International Drawing Space. There was an exhibition of Meridith McNeal’s works the day we visited the gallery. It has ended but a new show will be opening soon. There’s so much to do on Van Brunt Street. For example, shop at Pioneer Books. Pick up some pastries at Baked. One specialty is the Brookster, which is a brownie with chocolate chip cookie dough baked inside it. Buy vinyl records at the Record Shop. That’s the store’s name, which is why we capitalized it. We could make a list as long as your arm. But you get the point.

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ON FEB. 26, 1934, the Eagle reported, “Headed by Borough President Raymond V. Ingersoll, a delegation of prominent Brooklynites will call on President [Franklin] Roosevelt at the White House Wednesday formally to invite the chief executive and Mrs. Roosevelt to the 100th anniversary celebration of the granting of a charter to the city of Brooklyn. The delegation will include Frederick W. Hinrichs, Gen. Sydney Grant, president of the Society of Old Brooklynites, and Cleveland Rodgers, editor of the Eagle. Gov. Herbert H. Lehman, Mayor [Fiorello] LaGuardia and other distinguished figures in the city, state and nation have already accepted invitations to attend the centennial banquet at the Hotel St. George April 7. Postmaster Francis J. Sinnott said today he has indorsed the suggestion of the Society of Old Brooklynites that the Post Office issue a special commemorative stamp for the occasion.”  ON FEB. 26, 1947, the Eagle reported, “London, (U.P.) — The British government will seek the United Nations’ advice on solving the Palestine problem, but does not intend to surrender the Holy Land mandate to the world organization. Colonial Secretary Arthur Creech Jones disclosed the British plan for U.N. consideration at the close of the Commons debate in which Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin accused President [Harry] Truman of wrecking British efforts to solve the Palestine issue. Creech Jones said definitely that Britain was not going to the United Nations to surrender her mandate, given to her by the League of Nations in 1922. ‘We are going to them to set out the problem and ask their advice as to how the mandate can be administered, and if it cannot be administered in its present form, how it can be amended,’ he said.”

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ON FEB. 28, 1860, the Eagle reported, “The Common Council passed a resolution last evening to memorialize Congress for an appropriation to erect a suitable building for a post office. The increasing growth and business of Brooklyn require some permanent and adequate accommodation for the postal business of the city, and we think if proper measures were taken, an appropriation for this purpose could be obtained from the general government. Postmaster [William H.] Peck has been using his best efforts to this end, and seconded by the city authorities and public opinion, the project may be realized during the present Congress.”  ON FEB. 28, 1940, the Eagle reported, “Controller [Joseph D.] McGoldrick today prepared an application to the Board of Estimate for a public hearing on the removal of the Fulton St. ‘L’ —and other elevated lines – to be held Thursday afternoon, March 14. The hearing will be the first specific step toward actual razing of the gloomy spider’s shadow over Brooklyn’s main business street — the demolition of which Brooklynites have sought for many years. The controller estimated that the price of demolition will be $2,000,000. He added another half-million for the razing of most of the 5th Ave. elevated, and a mere $50,000 to pull down the Broadway ‘L’ spur, an idle section of the Broadway line adjoining the Williamsburg Bridge, between Roebling St. and the East River front. To that Brooklyn total of $2,550,000, the controller added $8,000,000 for Manhattan ‘L’ removals -- $6,000,000 for the 9th Ave. elevated and $1,500,000 for the 2nd Ave. line. A prolonged, bitterly contested hearing was foreseen.”

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