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BROOKLYN BAR ASSOCIATION TO HOST PANEL ON WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS: Hon. Barry Kamins (seen here), the former administrative judge of the Brooklyn Supreme Court, Criminal Term, will host a continuing legal education panel on wrongful convictions at the Brooklyn Bar Association on Wednesday, March 27. The panel will include Hon. Mark Dwyer, Brooklyn Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese assistant district attorney Mark Hale and attorneys Kris Hamann, Joel Rudin and Martin Tankleff. See brooklyneagle.com

Chief Judge Praises Brooklyn Criminal Court in Reducing Old Misdemeanor Cases

Hon. Janet DiFiore, the chief judge of the Court of Appeals and the State of New York, delivered her State of the Judiciary speech in which she highlighted the ways her “Excellence Initiative” has been successful and announced new initiatives at the Bronx Supreme Court on Tuesday. See inside back page. Eagle file photo by Mario Belluomo

BROOKLYN FAMILY COURT FOCUSES ON THE FAMILY DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM: The Brooklyn Family Court held its annual Black History Month program at the courthouse on Tuesday. Pictured from left: Hon. Sylvia Hinds-Radix, Hon. Amanda White, Hon. Jacqueline Williams, Hon. Delores J. Thomas, Hon. Deborah Dowling, Hon. Melody Glover and Hon. Ben Darvil Jr. Visit brooklyneagle.com. Brooklyn Eagle photo by Hannah Grossman


Don’t Give Brooklyn Heights Taco Bell a Liquor License, CB2 Urges The Executive Committee is the community board’s final decision-maker as far as liquor licenses are concerned. It will convey its thumbs-down recommendation to the state agency. Community boards play advisory roles in regulatory matters. In its vote, the Executive Committee affirmed the judgment of CB2’s Health, Environment and Social Services Committee, which had voted to disapprove the liquor license application earlier this month. Objections voiced by CB2’s members at Monday night’s meeting included the fact that Taco Bell wanted to keep the cantina open until 3 a.m. on weekends and the suspicion that there’s "a propensity for underage drinking at Taco Bell." The Taco Bell Cantina site is located in a residential condo building with groundfloor commercial spaces, 60 Court St. There’s already a sports bar — O’Keefe’s Bar & Grill — located in the building, Sixty Court Condominium board member Tom Predhome said at Monday night’s meeting prior to the Executive Committee’s vote. Residents of Sixty Court Condominium think that also having a liquor-selling Taco Bell in the building would mean "double the noise, double the nuisance," Predhome said. Taco Bell didn’t send a rep to Monday night’s meeting. A company spokesperson didn’t immediately answer the Record’s request for comment. The space where Taco Bell wants to construct a cantina was formerly occupied by General Nutrition Center, which sells vitamins, supplements and other health products.

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Community Board 2 definitively decided to tell the New York State Liquor Authority not to grant Taco Bell a liquor license for 58 Court St. on the grounds that it would encourage late-night noise and underage drinking. On Monday night, the board’s Executive Committee voted unanimously to disapprove the fast-food chain’s application for a license to sell beer, wine and liquor at the Taco Bell Cantina it plans to construct at its Brooklyn Heights location. Booze-laced slushies are a highlight of the drinks menu at the already open Taco Bell Cantina at 1034 Flatbush Ave. across from Kings Theatre. There is also a cantina at 1359 Broadway in Bushwick.

As Eater New York reported in 2017, Taco Bell is expanding nationwide in cities. Its traditional stronghold is the suburbs, where it builds restaurants with drive-through service.

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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)

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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.”

JAG-ONE Physical Therapy COO, Joseph Saraceno; CEO, John Gallucci Jr.; Ambassador and Former NJ Devils Captain, Bryce Salvador; and CCO, Richard Bodian.

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Remembering the Past.

Celebrating the Present.

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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

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Remembering the Past.

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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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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.

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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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COFFEY STREET

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.

A PRIME PLACE TO SEE THE SETTING SUN

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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VAN BRUNT STREET

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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THE ESPLANADE BEHIND FAIRWAY MARKET

Van Brunt Street dead-ends on the shoreline. There, you’ll find an esplanade. It begins behind Fairway Market, which is on the ground floor of a post-Civil War warehouse that’s eye candy unto itself. The Red Hook Stores Building, as it’s called, has a trolley car parked behind it. You can see the World Trade Center from the esplanade — and the Statue of Liberty, though she’s too far away to be photogenic. As you walk along, you’ll notice a barge floating nearby. It’s the Lehigh Valley Barge #79 — aka the Waterfront Museum.

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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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Chief Judge Praises Brooklyn Criminal Court in Reducing Old Misdemeanor Cases By Rob Abruzzese Brooklyn Record

Hon. Janet DiFiore, the chief judge of the Court of Appeals and the State of New York, delivered her State of the Judiciary speech in which she highlighted the ways her “Excellence Initiative” has been successful and announced new initiatives at the Bronx Supreme Court on Tuesday. In her speech, the chief judge praised the New York City Criminal Courts' ability to reduce the backlog of misdemeanor cases older than a year. She called out Brooklyn Criminal Court Supervising Judge Michael Yavinsky, and District Attorney Eric Gonzalez by name for the 34 percent reduction in such pending cases. “The New York City Criminal Court is striving to become a model of efficiency and all stakeholders are

pulling in the same direction in pursuit of our shared vision of achieving just dispositions with all deliberate speed,” DiFiore said. The Criminal Court reduced the number of pending cases over a year old from 180 in 2015 to 102 in 2018, according to the Excellence Initiative: Year Three Report that DiFiore issued in conjunction with the speech. The chief judge also highlighted the work done by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Sunshine, who was named the statewide coordinating judge for matrimonial cases last year. “Judge Sunshine is leading our efforts to streamline practice and improve the quality of justice,” said DiFiore. “Among the many reform efforts underway: bringing the efficiency and convenience of e-filing to matrimonial actions; piloting matrimonial mediation

in Suffolk, Kings and Monroe counties; authorizing mandatory referral of parents to education programs in seven counties to provide information about the impact of parental breakup and conflict on children; and simplifying our uncontested divorce packet to make it easier for ordinary people to complete and file,” she said. The Brooklyn Supreme Court, both criminal and civil terms, were highlighted in the year-three report. The new central arraignment part in the Criminal Term was credited with reducing case processing times and better utilizing supervised release and alternative bond forms to reduce pretrial detention. The Supreme Court, Criminal Term has seen a four percent change in the number of cases filed, a 20 percent increase in the number of cases disposed, and a nine percent drop in cases over standards and goals, since the implementation of the Excellence Initiative

according to the report. In the Civil Term, civil cases over standards and goals have dropped 34 percent and foreclosures over standards and goals have dropped 42 percent, according to the three-year report. The court was also credited for prenote discovery and fully transitioning to the Universal Case Management System. The Civil Term has seen a five percent decrease in the number of cases filed since 2015, and a three percent increase in the number of cases disposed. Cases over standards and goals have dropped by 34 percent from 18,970 in 2015 to 12,610 in 2018. One of the biggest initiatives Chief Judge DiFiore announced that will impact Brooklyn is the expansion of early court-sponsored mediation through which most civil cases will automatically be presumed eligible for mediation. Visit brooklyneagle.com for full story.

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Women’s Bar Association Honors Justice Yvonne Lewis for Black History Month By Rob Abruzzese The Record

The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association held its annual Black History Month celebration at the Brooklyn Bar Association building on Thursday, where it honored retired Justice Yvonne Lewis, the first woman of color elected to the Civil Court here in Brooklyn. “This year we are privileged to honor a pillar of this community — the Hon. Yvonne Lewis,” said Carrie Anne Cavallo, president of the BWBA. “As a young lawyer, I had the opportunity of appearing before Judge Lewis and immediately recognized her patience, understanding and knowledge of the law. It set an early example for me, as these are all attributes which I admire and aspire to have in my profession.” Justice Lewis was elected to the Civil Court in 1986, elected to the Kings County Supreme Court in 1992 and was re-elected in 2006. In between, she sat on the bench in Brooklyn and Manhattan’s criminal courts.

From left: Hon. Martin Soloman; Hon. Sylvia Hinds-Radix; Hon. Lawrence Knipel, administrative judge of the Brooklyn Supreme Court, Civil Term; Hon. Yvonne Lewis; Hon. David Vaughn; Hon. Sylvia Ash; and Hon. Donald S. Kurtz.

Prior to her work on the bench, Justice Lewis started her professional career as a teacher in Buffalo and then later as a caseworker in Erie County, New York. She eventually went to the University at Buffalo School of Law and moved to Brooklyn as part of a fellowship that sent her to work for South Brooklyn Legal Services. “I met the Hon. Yvonne Lewis around 1987 when I From left: Hon. Betty Williams; Hon. Yvonne Lewis; Hon. walked into the Civil Court in Ruth Shillingford, president of the Judicial Friends Brooklyn representing union Association; and Hon. Dena Douglass. members,” said Justice Sylvia

Hinds-Radix when she was introducing Justice Lewis to the crowd. “I was afraid, unsure and didn’t know what was expected of me. “I walked into the courtroom where, at that time, there were two people of color: Yvonne Lewis and I. That day I got to see the Civil Court in action and to see a judge conduct that court as the people’s court.” The theme of BWBA’s Black History Month event this year was “Breaking the Glass Ceiling,” so members honored Justice Lewis for being the first woman of color elected to the bench in Brooklyn. “Throughout her career she has epitomized what is meant to be an individual who paved the way for others, who was always active in the struggle for equality and who knew how to

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The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association honored Hon. Yvonne Lewis (front, center) during a Black History Month ceremony. Pictured from left: Carrie Anne Cavallo, Hon. Sylvia Hinds-Radix, Derefim Neckles, Hon. Yvonne Lewis, Natoya McGhie, Hon. Genine Edwards and Hon. Sylvia Ash. BACK PAGE | Week of February 28, 2019 | The Record of Law and Commerce

BBA President David Chidekel and Hon. Joanne Quinones, president of the Latino Judges Association. give a voice to those who had no voice,” said Justice Hinds-Radix. Justice Hinds-Radix joked that Justice Lewis is only technically retired. Then she pointed out that Justice Lewis is still actively involved with the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission for the NY Courts, is a board member of Judicial Friends, a member of many bar associations, including the BWBA, and she’s still active assisting the NAACP. Before Justice Lewis was presented with an award, she talked about her family, including her great grandfather who was a slave and fought for his own freedom in the Union Army during the Civil War. She also talked about how they moved from Tennessee to Detroit and then Buffalo as part of the Great Migration. She explained that going to SUNY Geneseo and then law school were life-changing events for her. “Law School enhanced all of my radical senses,” said Justice Lewis. “I became more everything. I became more black, more feminist, I became more anti-establishment.” Lewis credited Jesse Jackson’s 1983 presidential campaign as a big reason that she got involved politically, even if she admitted to thinking that he didn’t have a great shot to win. But it did get her involved with the Vanguard Independent Democratic Association, and in 1986 Justice Paul Wooten, who then served as counsel to Assemblymember Al Vann, encouraged her to run for judge. “I don’t think so. I don’t think so. And I didn’t for a good while, but they persuaded me that it made sense,” Justice Lewis said. “Long story short, I became the first AfricanAmerican woman to be elected to the Civil Court in Brooklyn. Glass ceiling, bang!” It wasn’t happily ever after for Justice Lewis at that point. She quickly gained a reputation as a judge with too much empathy for defendants and she said that assistant district attorneys complained about her to the Commission on Judicial Conduct at least five times. When the DA’s Office began a drug treatment program, they wouldn’t let assistant DAs send defendants there in her part, she said. “There were about five different complaints,” Lewis recalled. “Looking back I realized that if you are doing what you believe is the best option in the context of the laws that you have to work with, and you are truly doing the right thing, then you’re going to be OK.”

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