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LAW & COMMERCE Thursday, January 10, 2019


Judge Thompson Blazed a Trail in B’klyn, Made Sure Others Followed The late Hon. William C. Thompson was the first black state senator from Brooklyn, the first black administrative judge in Kings County and the first black judge in the Appellate Division Second Department.See back page. Brooklyn Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese

Will the Landmarks Preservation Commission Approve 200 Montague St. Demolition?

The building at left is 200 Montague St., whose owner has filed for a permit to demolish it. See page 2. Brooklyn Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

BROOKLYN ATTORNEYS MICHELE MIRMAN AND RICHARD KLASS HONORED: Michele Mirman, left, was named as one of the “10 Best in New York” for client satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. Richard Klass, right, will be honored by the NYS Bar Association on Jan. 17. Visit brook Brooklyn Eagle photo by Rob Abruzzese

Will the Landmarks Preservation Commission Approve 200 Montague St. Demolition? Midtown Equities Wants to Tear Down Brooklyn Heights Office Building By Lore Croghan The Record

Brace yourself for a new round of construction on Montague Street. Another building on a busy block of the Brooklyn Heights commercial corridor will be torn down — if the city Landmarks Preservation Commission allows it. Midtown Equities, which owns 200 Montague St., has filed for a demolition permit for the low-rise office property. It's in a landmarked area called the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District. The building's location within a historic district means the property owner cannot demolish 200 Montague St. or change its exterior without the city Landmarks Preservation Commission's approval. Real estate website New York YIMBY was first to report Midtown Equities' demolition plan for the building, which is also known as 192 Montague St. and 192-200 Montague St. Manhattan-based Midtown Equities, which is the Cayre family's real estate investment and development firm, is best known in Brooklyn for its meticulous redevelopment of the landmarked Empire Stores coffee warehouses in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

As of yet, Midtown Equities has not applied to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for permission to tear down 200 Montague St., agency spokeswoman Zodet Negron told The Record. "But an application to demolish and replace it would require a public hearing and determination by the full commission," she said.

Midtown Equities Has Owned The Building Since 2007

Midtown Equities principal Jack Cayre did not respond by deadline to the Record's requests for comment about 200 Montague St. The developer has not filed permit applications for new construction, so it's unclear whether the Cayres want to build offices or apartments. The existing building at 200 Montague St. is an integral part of the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District. Lafayette Safe Deposit Company constructed 200 Montague St. in 1959 and 1960. Around that time, the financial institution also constructed a 12-story office building at 175 Remsen St., which is located directly behind 200 Montague St., the designation report about the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District says. Architect Philip Birnbaum designed both buildings.

The building at left is 200 Montague St., whose owner has filed for a permit to demolish it. Brooklyn Eagle photos by Lore Croghan Initially, 200 Montague St. was two floors tall. In 1968, the third and fourth floor were added.




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HSBC Bank, which later became the owner of 200 Montague St., put a new facade on the building in 2006. Midtown Equities bought 200 Montague St. from the bank through an LLC for $25 million in 2007, city Finance Department records indicate. Fedcap Rehabilitation Services, a nonprofit contract provider for the city Human Resources Administration, is a tenant on 200 Montague St.'s second, third and fourth floors. A branch of HSBC Bank, which had remained as a rental tenant on the ground floor after selling the building, moved to another Montague Street building after its lease at 200 Montague St. expired.

The tower at left is 180 Montague St. The beige building in the center of the picture is 146 Pierrepont St., which has a Montague Street facade.

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Most of the other buildings on Montague Street stand within the boundaries of another landmarked area called the Brooklyn Heights Historic District. But a small portion of the Montague Street block between Clinton and Court streets — which is where 200 Montague St. is located —falls outside the boundaries of both the Brooklyn Heights Historic District and the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District. In recent years, developers have constructed new buildings on three different unlandmarked sites on this block: • Jonathan Rose Cos. is currently completing work on The Pierrepont, an 86-unit rental building at 189 Montague St. Marvel Architects designed the building, which consists of two towers, each 19 stories tall, connected by a two-story base. One tower is on Montague Street. The other is at 146 Pierrepont St., which is the development's main address. Available apartments listed on real estate website range in price from a one-bedroom unit for $4,350 per month to a three-bedroom unit for $10,250 per month. • A couple years ago, Bonjour Capital finished constructing a 19-story apartment building at 172 Montague St. Daniel Goldner Architects designed the 62-unit rental building. A studio at 172 Montague St. is available for a monthly rent of $2,976, says. There's an available two-bedroom unit for a monthly rent of $5,301. • In 1998, developer Ian Bruce Eichner built a 33-story rental-apartment tower at 180 Montague St. His real estate firm is called The Continuum Company.

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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 Question: What other film superstar just purchased a triplex in the same building, and where exactly is it ? For answers, go to

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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)


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)


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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)

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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)


NEW YORK DRIVES Image courtesy of the artist and BRIC

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)


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)

HOROSCOPES january 10 - january 16, 2019 ♈ ARIES  Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, even though you are not prone to worrying, this week some things have you feeling a bit on edge. Concentrate on what you have going right instead of what can go wrong. ♉ TAURUS  Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, couch your ego for a little while and let a loved one get his or her way. Concede control in this and you’ll find it benefits you in many different ways. ♊ GEMINI  May 22/Jun 21 This is a time for working smart and hard, Gemini. Your hard work will come to fruition and get you where you need to be quickly. Ask for help if the going gets too tough. ♋ CANCER  Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, expect to reconnect with a long-lost activity or hobby you used to love. Find things that give you pleasure and enjoy some time focusing on fun. ♌ LEO  Jul 23/Aug 23 Retreating to the privacy and coziness of home may be tempting, Leo. However, you may have to step up and play leader or host or hostess in the days ahead. ♍ VIRGO  Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, even though you may not be a full-fledged clairvoyant, you certainly can tap into people’s thoughts to give them a start. You may need to buffer some insights. ♎ LIBRA  Sept 23/Oct 23 You have a renewed determination to improve your finances right now, Libra. Use any extra money you receive to invest in a portfolio that can keep you earning. ♏ SCORPIO  Oct 24/Nov 22 Trust the process of working through your feelings this week, Scorpio. Many things have been going on and you need to absorb and file things away in your mind. ♐ SAGITTARIUS  Nov 23/Dec 21 You may have more on your mind than you are willing to admit, Sagittarius. But showing vulnerability may make you seem more approachable to others. ♑ CAPRICORN  Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, be a true friend to someone who can use a little extra love and support. Whether you lend a helping hand or just sit and listen, your efforts will be appreciated. ♒ AQUARIUS  Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you need to push past fear and pursue your desires. Only then can you get ahead at work or in other areas of your life. Stop making excuses and be courageous. ♓ PISCES  Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, if you are in a relationship, use this week to untangle some knots. These can be differences of opinion or financial concerns.

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and had a private practice for 40 years prior to joining the bench. “Truly we lost another of the greatest generation,” Cannavo said. “He lived through the depression, World War [II], he worked very hard to get where he was. He showed us what true grit and determination th to 16th Week of the 10 was really about. He’s truly a great American and I’m going to miss him.” Cannavo’s eulogy came at a Columbian continued from previous page on discrimination against Lawyers meeting Italian-Americans, which seemed appropriate as he recalled the judge’s efforts to build up the soul association. the of jazz and the love “He was one of the founding members of of trumpets. what the Columbian Lawyers [Association] was,” Cannavo said. January “He was always When: Thursday, involved because he liked to be the tremen10th, 8:30 p.m. dous force that he was. He was a great supporter for everyone. He understood Venue what this Where: Greenpoint/Arete TRUMPET organization was about and how important it and Gallery (67 West Street) MARMALADE was for professionals of Italian-American descent to have a forum where they could Greg Hammontree’s feel welcome and get the support they needTrumpet Marmalade, THE BOWERY BOYSMostly, he ed to continue in this profession. was a guy who stood for the dignity and consists of four NYC hailing, Brooklyn Podcast Festival integrity of Italian Americans in any walk of old-school dixieland style presented by Pandora. New life. We should be proud of what he stood jazz musicians who call York City history is America’s for. “When he Assembly his of slogan upon Louis Armstrong for history. It’sran theforhometown was ‘Atta-boy Giamboi,’” Cannavo contininspiration. The virtuosic the world, and most people ued. “Judge, I just want to say to you, from of us, its thatfamiliar you did good. Thanks for sharsolos mixed with a down-low all know landmarks, ft) joined the firm Sullivan Papain Block McGrath and ing such a good life with us. Atta boy, n dirty swing feel capture buildings, and streets. Why not h in 2004. Brooklyn Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese Giamboi.”

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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)

BLEACH BLEACH centers on Tyler, a

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!!!

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.

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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!

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!

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!

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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!




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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.

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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!

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Eye on Brooklyn Bridge

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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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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Pet Adoption Corner

Sean Casey Animal Rescue has shared these photos of pets up for adoption with us. Cody is a handsome five-year-old Shepherd mix. Cody is a laid-back and relaxed boy that walks well on a leash. He is also a total sweetheart!

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Photos courtesy of Sean Casey Animal Rescue

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718-238-3600 +++ MURPHY, Eugene John Murphy -- 78, passed away in hospice care, Nov. 26, 2018, in North Carolina where he had retired with his wife Stephanie de Pue. Born and raised in Sunset Park, he was a 1962 graduate of Fordham University and received a JD from St. John’s University in 1965. He was active in Democratic Party politics and was part of the Robert Kennedy for President campaign advance team in 1968. Mr. Murphy also held management positions in the 1972 congressional campaign of James Scheuer and the New York City mayoral campaign of Mario M. Cuomo in 1977.


In the mid-1970s, Mr. Murphy was the executive director of the Sunset Park Redevelopment Committee. He was later an attorney with the New York State attorney general’s office under the leadership of Robert Abrams. Mr. Murphy co-authored (with Timothy Driscoll) “An Album of Irish Americans” (Franklin-Watts.) His survivors include wife Stephanie de Pue Murphy, daughter Jane Murphy Shimamoto, son-in-law Peter Shimamoto, adored grandsons Murphy and Donal, and brothers Thomas and Martin. He was predeceased by his brother James. A memorial funeral mass was celebrated at St. Michael’s RC Church on Dec. 29.

Obituary Eddie Soubhi (Ibn Farjallah) Kochakji June 4, 1921 — December 18, 2018 On December 18, 2018, Eddie Soubhi (Ibn Farjallah) Kochakji, otherwise known as Eddie “the Sheik”(from Zorba the Greek) passed away at the age of 97 years. He was born on June 4, 1921 and lived his entire life steps away from where he was born in Brooklyn Heights. He always said “I was born to make people happy”and that he did! The laughter and joy he brought to many through his drumming, singing and his great sense of humor will be sorely missed. He was known world wide for his contribution of his unique sound of AmerAbic music he created with his partner Hakki Obadia. He received hundreds of letters from around the world expressing appreciation of him and his music. Eddie entertained the troops in Europe and the Middle East during WWII where his Sergeant gave him the name, “The Sheik”his trademark ever since. Back in the day, he lead a 15 piece orchestra, and appeared with icons such as Danny Thomas and Dean Martin. “Uncle Eddie” was proud of playing percussion for Anthony Quinn in the Broadway play, “Zorba”. The Shish Kebab Rock was one of the many produced recordings,the family enjoyed singing at gatherings. “Jazz in Port Said” was just incorporated into a box set Rhum, Rhapsodies and other Exotic Delights. Hundreds of belly dancers are inspired to dance and teach to his music with his “Strictly Belly Dancing“ series. Eddie was a staple and a popular attraction at the Atlantic Antics street fair in Brooklyn for over 30 years. More importantly, he was loved by his family. He was preceded in death by his siblings Pauline, George, Joe and Victor. He will always be remembered fondly as “Uncle Eddie” to his many nieces and nephews and their families on the east and west coasts . He brought much joy, love and fun to his family, friends and neighbors.

A Memorial Service will be held 12:00 on January 26th at the Church of Virgin Mary, 216 8th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Hospital


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


with people from varied backgrounds from all over the world. He was a witty storyteller who enjoyed new experiences while also excelling as a homebody. Walter embraced the culinary arts and was known as a baker extraordinaire and a jam maker who shared his creations with appreciative friends. Relaxed, welcoming and non-judgmental, Walter was a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who helped people reach their full potential for more than 30 years. He received his B. A. from Davis and Elkins College, a small, liberal, Presbyterian college nestled in the foothills of the Alleghany Mountains, and went on to obtain his MSW from Hunter College and his PhD in Clinical Social Work from NYU. Dr. Alvarez taught at NYU for 28 years as an adjunct Assistant Professor. Born on Jan. 30, 1954, Walter was a lifelong Brooklyn resident. He married his life partner of 41 years, Morey Herman, in 2011. He supported the many endeavors of his children Elise and Justin. All services arranged by Clavin Funeral Home.


STABILE, Michele -- Age 56, of New York, passed away Fri., Jan. 4, 2019 at home in New York. Michele was born August 30, 1962 in Manhattan. She is the daughter of the late Angelo and the late Carmela (DiTrani) Stabile. Michele is survived by her loving siblings Maryann (Jim) Slattery, Angela (Bob) Buckingham and Richard

(Joanne) Stabile; Michele was the aunt to nine loving nieces and nephews, and 10 loving great nieces and nephews. Michele will be missed by her many friends at YAI. Mass of Christian burial Good Shepherd R.C. Church. Burial Holy Cross Cemetery. All arrangements handled by Marine Park Funeral Home.


CINQUEMANI, Catherine A. -- Age 63, of Brooklyn, passed away on Thurs., Jan. 3, 2019. Mrs. Cinquemani was born June 28, 1955 in Brooklyn. Beloved daughter of Margaret (Cafiero) Andropoli and the late Thomas Andropoli. Loving mother of Maggie M. Borgia and her husband, Christopher, and Marie C. Pino and her husband, Salvatore. Cherished grandmother of Christopher Borgia, Isabella Pino, Nicholas Borgia and Salvatore Pino. Dear sister of Veronica Cotignola, Thomas Andropoli, Marie McTigue and Margaret Micciche. All arrangements handled by Marine Park Funeral Home. Funeral Mass St. Mark R.C. Church. Committal GreenWood Crematory Chapel inside Green-Wood Cemetery.

(Never known to fail) O, most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine, Splendor of Heaven Blessed Mother, of the Son of God. Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O, Star of the Sea help me and show me, herein you are my mother. O, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth! I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity. (Make Request) There are none that can withstand your power. O, show me herein you are my mother. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3X). O Holy Mary I place this cause in your hands (3X). Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands (3X). Thank you for your mercy to me and mine. Amen. This prayer must be said for three days and after three days your request will be granted and the prayer must be published. Grateful thanks.


+++ GUERRA, Ellen J. -- Age 69, of Brooklyn passed away on Weds., Jan. 2, 2019. Mrs. Guerra was born December 21, 1949 in Brooklyn. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Eileen (Bretsch) McConville. Beloved wife of John J. Guerra. Loving mother of Ann-Marie Capozucca and John Guerra. Cherished grandmother of Jack, Grace, Emma, J.J. and Lydia. All arrangements handled by Marine Park Funeral Home. Funeral Mass Good Shepherd R.C. Church.

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taxes, accounting & bookkeeping Brooklyn Daily Eagle cover from Jan. 7, 1933 ON JAN. 7, 1933, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “The New York Stock Exchange, the Curb and other exchanges in the city were closed today as a mark of respect for former President Calvin Coolidge, whose funeral began in Northampton, Mass., at 10:30 a.m. Business firms, including the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey and its subsidiaries, were similarly closed. In courts, in public offices as well as in factories, business offices, theaters and even homes, a period of silence was observed as the Northampton funeral began. At sunrise, 7:20 a.m., one cannon salute was fired at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. At 8 o’clock one of the five ships in the harbor responded and at 8:30 a.m. a gun from another of the ships boomed out. By order of the Navy Yard commandant, the ships in the Navy Yard will take turns, firing their big guns at half-hour intervals until sunset. Similarly guns were to be fired at half-hour intervals at the Naval Air Station at Lakehurst, N.J., and by Navy ships at sea. At the Navy Yard, at Lakehurst and at Naval and Coast Guard posts all along the coast and throughout the country flags were at half-mast. These were the outward marks of a 30-day period of mourning ordered by President [Herbert] Hoover.”

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Late Judge William Thompson Blazed a Trail In Brooklyn, Made Sure Others Followed By Rob Abruzzese The Record

Despite the fact that Judge William “Willie” Thompson retired from the bench in 2001, he remained a major presence in the Brooklyn legal community up to the day he died. His impact in his early years was felt by the paths that he blazed, but those later years will be remembered for the dozens of lawyers and judges whose careers he helped along the way. “Every judge of color that sat in Civil, Supreme or the Appellate Division came in contact in one way or another with Willie,” said Justice Sylvia Ash. “He felt like it was his obligation to mentor us because there were so very few mentors at the time.” “He helped quite a few people over the years,” said Justice Sylvia Hinds-Radix. “He’s had his hand in the ascension of so many people’s careers in big and small ways. He was such an important figure that if he pulled you aside or offered you advice, you always paid attention to his message. And if he didn’t help you directly, many of the things helped a lot of attorneys of color just because he led by example. “He was so instrumental in so many careers,” Hinds-Radix continued. “He was even instrumental in helping former [District Attorney] Ken Thompson.” For those who appeared before him, Thompson could be both charming and very serious. When he served as presiding justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, attorneys needed to be especially prepared. That position was one of the biggest pride and joys of his career, and he was always mindful about the importance of being the first black judge on that bench.

Hon. William Thompson (second from right) standing next to Shirley Chisholm. “I appeared before him on many occasions, and he was tough,” said Hon. Alan Scheinkman, the current presiding justice of the Appellate

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Division, Second Department. “He was always incredibly well prepared, incredibly practical and had a way of cutting to the heart of every matter. He didn’t have a high tolerance for indirection. He was straightforward, he came right at you. He expected you to respond in kind.” Justice Scheinkman said that he never considered Thompson a mentor, except to say that Thompson’s impact on the Appellate Division, Second Department, is still felt 18 years after he retired. “I think the way he conducted himself, the influence that he had on particularly minority attorneys is a role model is something that has always stayed with the judges in our court,” Scheinkman said. “We have a much more diverse bench today and his influence certainly helped that. I know that he is a real role model to my colleagues. We always think of him.” Justice Sylvia Ash is one of the many judges on whom he had a more direct impact. The two met when she was considering running for Civil Court judge, and by the end she said that he was like a father to her. “I first met him when I was running for Civil Court, and someone told me that I had to meet the ‘guru’ of the legal profession,” Justice Ash said. “He took an instant liking to me and we remained close friends ever since. “Especially when I decided to run for Supreme Court, he encouraged me and got behind me to run,” Justice Ash continued. “He invited me to his office to sit down and talk and told me the reasons why I should run, why he believed that I would win if I ran. He basically told me that I owed it to my community and people of color, especially women, to run to be a role model and set an example for them. Whatever doubts I had, he was so positive and clear that it was the right thing for me to do that I had no doubts.” Judge Thompson, who was known for being in his office promptly by 7 a.m. every day right up until he died, continued to mentor people until the very end of his life. Even at the age of 94, he would often drive himself to lobster dinners with other judges where he would discuss issues before the court or local Brooklyn history. “I enjoyed those monthly dinners because he was a historian,” said Justice Ash. “He had a wealth of knowledge about politics, the judiciary and just life in general. His mind was as

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sharp as a tack. I learned so much from him and what I admired the most about him is his memory. He would remember dates, times, places, names and personal anecdotes about individuals he knew even 40, 50 or 60 years ago.” Justice Thompson’s impact was so enormous that even though family and friends wanted to host his memorial at the Appellate Division courthouse, the venue was simply too small. Instead, a ceremony will be held at Borough Hall at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17.

Hon. William Thompson with Hon. Sylvia Ash. Eagle photo by Rob Abruzzese

Hon. William C. Thompson and Hon. Sylvia Eagle file photo by Mario Belluomo Hinds-Radix.