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THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL BQE REHAB PLAN MAY BE OFF THE TABLE Aerial view of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. See page 2.

Brooklyn Heights Press file photo by Don Evans

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A park with a twist (or a few) is coming to Cobble Hill The new Henry Street III sitting park will include nary a straight line. SEE PAGE 3


By Mary Frost Brooklyn Heights Press

Brooklyn community organizations heard on Thursday, June 27, that the mayor’s BQE panel has “very little chance” of approving two major BQE rehab proposals that involve building a temporary bypass. These include the NYC Department of Transportation’s controversial preferred option, which would run a temporary highway along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for six to 10 years during the $4 billion reconstruction project. This plan would destroy a protected view plane and pollute neighborhood air with toxic particulates for six to eight years, opponents said. It also includes a plan put forward by the Brooklyn Heights Association, designed by Marc Wouters Studios, which would run a bypass over the edge of Brooklyn Bridge Park atop its sound attenuating berms. The panel, made up of 17 experts studying how best to deal with replacing the 1.5mile decrepit section of the BQE, plays a purely advisory role. The mayor and the DOT have the ultimate say. “There may be a need for a temporary alternative route during what could be a six to 10year construction period, but the alternatives proposed by the city Department of Transportation present very serious issues with very little chance of being approved; other alternatives should be explored,” BQE panel head Carlo Scissura told the Brooklyn Heights Press in an email on Friday, June 28. He added, “The commission has serious concerns about the proposed highway and encroachment on the promenade (other than to renovate and upgrade the promenade) or major incursion into Brooklyn Bridge Park with a temporary highway.” This opinion was shared with organizations from Cobble Hill, Fulton Ferry, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill and others at a closed stakeholder meeting on Thursday, June 27. “The mood amongst the large groups of people in the room was one of considerable appreciation for what is clearly a thorough effort the panel is making,” Peter Bray, former executive director of the Brooklyn Heights Association, told the Heights Press. Bray pointed out the difficulty the panel faces given the historical lack of cooperation between the city and other levels of government. The direction the panel is moving “in examining the future transportation needs of the region and the role the BQE plays is in accordance with what the community has asked it to do,” Bray said.

Unified vision statement

The 1.5-mile section of the BQE which must be rebuilt includes the triple cantilever underpinning the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. This section is so de2 • Brooklyn Heights Press • Thursday, July 11, 2019

crepit it needs to be replaced before 2026, or tens of thousands of trucks daily will be rerouted through Brooklyn’s residential streets. After the original plan floated by the city Department of Transportation caused a tremendous outcry, multiple alternate plans were devised by the public, officials and professional designers. Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed the BQE review panel to review all the options and advise on what was possible. The Cobble Hill Association, Brooklyn Heights Association and A Better Way NYC released that Thursday a Unified Vision Statement for the BQE reconstruction. The statement was sent to a dozen officials, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and every local official representing the area. The groups’ vision includes, in part, a “forward-looking design” that incorporates future traffic requirements, enhanced public transportation and pedestrian access.” The design should integrate adjacent neighborhoods and parks and create new open space, maintain the historic character of the promenade, and minimize air, noise and visual impact. The groups also expect “Significant community engagement” during the design and construction phases along with numerous environmental and historical protection measures. The response from officials was largely positive. “We don’t comment on any specifics on statements we receive. But we do appreciate all the community work and are thrilled to see community groups coming together during this

process,” Scissura told the Heights Press. Hazel Crampton-Hays, press secretary to Comptroller Scott Stringer, said, “This forwardlooking statement is in line with our office’s priorities, and we are very encouraged by this impressive show of coalition building.” City Council Speaker Corey Johnson told the Heights Press he shares the concerns expressed in the letter. “I look forward to working with the residents of these neighborhoods and others to find a smart 21st-century solution to the BQE problem,” he said. The groups behind the letter stressed the importance of collaboration in taking this vision to the next step. “There is an opportunity to make the BQE a connector and not a divider as it has been historically,” said Amy Breedlove, president of the Cobble Hill Association. “From the vantage point of the Brooklyn Heights Association, the tremendous focus brought by the community and the organizational efforts of the Brooklyn Heights Association and A Better Way NYC really paid tremendous dividends,” Bray said. That Friday was Bray’s last day on the job as executive director at the Brooklyn Heights Association. “It certainly makes it easier to leave at this point knowing we’re in a much better position than we were a year ago,” he said. DOT spokesperson Alana Morales said, “NYCDOT is exploring all options and is not committed to any one plan at this time. We will determine next steps at the conclusion of the panel process, and look forward to receiving their recommendations.”


By Mary Frost Brooklyn Heights Press

It has been said in the field of architecture that there are no straight lines in nature. A park in Cobble Hill will be taking this concept to the max, and local residents are thrilled their suggestions for a design based on curves is coming to fruition. Except for some movable benches and tables, Henry Street III — the sitting park at the corner of Henry and Pacific streets on the former Long Island College Hospital campus — will have nary a straight line. The design includes a continuous concrete curvilinear bench system and undulating planters, with curved openings to the surrounding sidewalks. Developer Fortis Property Group, which closed on 20building campus in 2015, was required to get input from the public before it redesigned the formerly-rectilinear park, which has been shut down during construction of a tower next door at 347 Henry St. Park designers MPFP Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning met several times with the community via the Cobble Hill Association and Community Board 6 and presented different designs, including one with straight lines. “Everyone gravitated to the curved design,” MPFP principal Rick Parisi told the Brooklyn Heights Press. The park, which will be used mainly for sitting and relaxing, as opposed to the active playgrounds across the street, has “more versatile space and movable furniture” than the average park, he said. “There’s room for little events, and people can move the tables to sit and socialize. It’s a little different than a standard park.” Construction will begin in late fall, he said. Before it can start up, however, the substructure of the park must be stabilized and repaired. Over the years, the soil settled and “there are some subsurface drainage issues,” he said. In addition, Fortis is working to get the iconic LICH clock repaired. “It was a successful process with the community,” Parisi said. Fortis won the bid to redevelop the LICH campus after years of lawsuits and opposition. In January, CHA complained that Fortis has failed to replace damaged or missing play equipment in the playgrounds and fix protrusions in the play surface in the parks across the street from Henry Street III. The curvilinear plans have been approved by NYC Parks Department Commissioner Mitchell Silver, Cobble Hill Association said in an email. Community members like the look so much, they want the curvilinear design to extend to the two playgrounds.

A master plan showing how that could be accomplished was presented to the Cobble Hill Association and CB6. The Cobble Hill Association, which advocates for the area, was pleased with

the end result of the designs. “We are thankful to the Parks Department and our elected officials, especially Councilmember [Brad] Lander and state representatives [Brian] Kavanagh and [Jo Anne]

Simon for ensuring the community input was a part of the new design,” association President Amy Breedlove said on Monday. The Cobble Hill Association’s Future Parks Commit-

tee has been coordinating the community planning effort. Breedlove said the committee “is made up of generations of park users and community members. The committee has architects, arborists, garden-

ers, teachers and parents who have worked to bring the communities desires for a quiet and beautiful sitting park to life.” The committee was told by community members that

ABOVE: The new design for Henry Street III. LEFT: The curvilinear design may extend to the playgrounds across the street. Plan courtesy of MPFP Landscape Architecture

people wanted “to work and read, enjoy a coffee or a meal, have a conversation or gather with a few friends and enjoy a peaceful place” in the park, she said. “While each day sometimes seems like a struggle to get things done, it is all worth it in the end because we will end up with pretty and comfortable places to gather and play.”

Lara Birnback chosen as executive director of Brooklyn Heights Association The Brooklyn Heights Association announced Wednesday that it has chosen Lara Birnback as its new executive director, replacing Peter Bray, who stepped down last month. Birnback, who lives in Brooklyn Heights with her husband and daughter, has more than 15 years experience in the public, nonprofit and international development sectors as a project leader, trainer/facilitator and communications specialist. Most recently, she served as the director of Capacity Building Initiatives in the Neighborhood Development Division at NYC Small Business Services. There she worked to provide tools and resources to neighborhood economic development organizations and people working in the field of commercial revitalization and community development. In May, Birnback was a panelist at the Smart Cities conference, where she spoke on the topic of building capacity for “smarter” NYC commercial districts. —MF Thursday, July 11, 2019 • Brooklyn Heights Press • 3


10 things to know about Vinegar Hill By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Heights Press

Oh DUMBO, we love you. But sometimes we need a brief break — from the exuberant tourists, the long lines waiting to buy lunch from the food trucks, the relentlessly pounding jackhammers outside our office windows. Don’t get me wrong. DUMBO is magnificent. The Brooklyn Height’s digital offices operate out of a repurposed industrial building with an impeccable landmarked pedigree. We’re just steps away from Brooklyn Bridge Park and the banks of the mighty East River. People come from all over the world to see the neighborhood that is now our home base. We would never complain. It’s just that Vinegar Hill is out there, a few blocks away, waiting to be visited. It is DUMBO’s escape hatch — quiet, uncrowded and endowed with some of the oldest rowhouses in the borough of Brooklyn. Vinegar Hill’s exact boundaries are a subject of disagreement, as is the case with many New York City neighborhoods. A 2014 New York Times story about Vinegar Hill has a map showing the East River, Bridge Street, York Street and a zigzagging set of streets near the Brooklyn Navy Yard as its boundaries. Makes sense to me. A reassuring word to readers who haven’t spent time in the neighborhood: Don’t be alarmed by block after block of high-voltage electrical equipment you see

as you walk along Plymouth Street from DUMBO to Vinegar Hill. It’s part of a Con Edison substation. Along with numerous grimy industrial buildings, it adds urban grit to the area and makes Vinegar Hill’s historic homes look even more beautiful by contrast. Here are 10 fast facts about Vinegar Hill, so you’ll be in the know when you get

1. Its name comes from Irish rebels The neighborhood’s name refers to the Battle of Vinegar Hill. It took place during the Irish Rebellion of 1798, in which Catholics and Protestants in Ireland united in an unsuccessful fight to end British rule in their country. John Jackson, a shipbuilder and real estate developer, chose the neighborhood’s name. He owned a significant chunk of the land on which Vinegar Hill stands, the city Landmarks Preservation Commission’s 1997 designation report about the Vinegar Hill Historic District says. Jackson and his heirs constructed numerous houses in the neighborhood in the first four decades of the 19th century, the designation report notes.

2. The ‘hill’ used to be a job perk There is indeed a hill in Vinegar Hill. And there’s something surprising on top of it — a gated mansion that’s more than 200 years old. It’s called the Commandant’s House, or Quarters A. The Federal-style frame

house was constructed in 1805 and 1806, back when America was young and the Brooklyn Navy Yard was run by a Naval officer. The perks of the highranking job included this house perched high above the boat-building facility. Charles Bulfinch, the architect of part of the U.S. Capitol, designed the Commandant’s House, a 1965 Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report about it says. The iron gates of the magnificent mansion can be found where Little Street and Evans Street both dead-end. The address of the Commandant’s House is 24 Evans St., if you’d like to find directions. It’s said to have a dining room with the same dimensions as the Oval Office at the White House. By the way, the Commandant’s House is now privately owned. The United States of America — that’s the name on the deed — sold the property for $120,000 in 1979, city Finance Department records show.

3. The waterfront is waterless Vinegar Hill is a waterfront neighborhood — but there’s no public access to the water. That’s because the Con Ed substation occupies the East River shoreline blocks throughout the entire neighborhood.

4. There’s a secret garden The garden is the back yard of Vinegar Hill House, a popular restaurant that has been in business for more than a decade.

Welcome to picturesque Vinegar Hill There are fairy lights strung up outside and a grapevine growing on one of the walls — and tranquility. The food’s really, really good, by the way. Vinegar Hill House is at 72 Hudson Ave.

structed by none other than Jackson, the shipbuilder who named the neighborhood, the designation report about the Vinegar Hill Historic District says. They’re across the street from Vinegar Hill House.

5. The rowhouses are old, old, old

DUMBO workers who want to take a lunch break in another neighborhood can walk to Cafe Gitane in seven minutes. I timed this stroll from our office on Jay Street. The charming eatery is located at 70 Hudson St., which is next door to Vinegar Hill House.

Vinegar Hill has rowhouses that were built in 1817. Back then, America was a nation of just 20 states, all of them east of the Mississippi River. The Greek Revival-style brick houses are 67, 69 and 71 Hudson Ave. They were con-

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6. Yes, there is food

7. Smokestacks and rowhouses coexist One of Brooklyn’s most scenic rowhouse blocks has a smokestack as a neighbor. The smokestack is on a Con Ed substation building. The Greek Revival-style homes are on the corner of Plymouth Street and Hudson Avenue. Their addresses are 49 to 59 Hudson Ave.

8. Eye-candy landmarks abound Landmarked rowhouses in other parts of the neighborhood are pretty great, too. One row is located on the corner of Gold and Water streets. The other is on Front Street in the middle of the block between Gold and Bridge streets. Further down this block, there’s a landmarked former firehouse.

9. It has its very own Buddhist temple

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Heights Press photo by Lore Croghan

Dorje Ling Buddhist Center is located at 98 Gold St., on a corner property surrounded by a gold-painted fence. Instruction about Tibetan Buddhism is offered in Chinese and English. There used to be a church right nearby — a historically important one designed by the Prince of American Catholic Architects, Patrick Charles Keely. He was a resident of Vinegar Hill, the LPC’s designation report about the neighborhood says. The Roman Catholic Church of St. Ann, a Gothic-style brick edifice with a 130-foot tower, was built in 1860. The church was sold for $535,000 in 1992, Finance Department records indicate, and was soon demolished.

10. The neighborhood did not escape the ‘escape room’ trend Vinegar Hill has its very own escape room. It’s called Beat the Bomb, and it’s located at 247 Water St. It’s supposed to be a team-building experience. Should the Height’s staff give it a try? Speaking of escapes, if you want to let your feet take you further away from DUMBO, Hudson Avenue runs into Navy Street at the edge of Vinegar Hill. If you walk down Navy Street and turn onto Flushing Avenue, you’ll reach parts of the Brooklyn Navy Yard that are open to the public, such as a museum in Building 92. And a new NYC Ferry dock is accessible through Building 77.


News Around the Boro

BAY RIDGE — A new ramp to Shore Road Park at 97th Street in Bay Ridge has finally been finished, according to the Brooklyn Reporter. The previous ramp at that location collapsed in April 2016. Earlier this year, Councilmember Justin Brannan (D-Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights) threatened to sue the Parks Department if the ramp, which provides access to ballfields in the park below, wasn’t opened by the end of June. Parks finally opened the ramp on June 30. 

BENSONHURST — Assemblymember William Colton (DGravesend-Bensonhurst-Bath Beach-Dyker Heights) has demanded that the city Department of Transportation repave the crosswalks at Bay Parkway and 86th Street. “The asphalt at that location is dangerously cracked, potholes are all over the roadway and this is unsafe,” Colton said in a news release. “These conditions are hazardous to the pedestrians, individuals crossing with strollers, children and especially the seniors with the shopping carts.” 

BOROUGHWIDE — Brooklyn-born poet Marie Ponsot, who won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Robert Frost Poetry Award, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize from the Poetry Foundation and several other awards, died on Friday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital at age 98. When she was a child, some of her poems were published in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. She graduated from St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn and earned a master’s degree from Columbia. She wrote several collections of poetry, most notably “The Bird Catcher,” and translated 69 children’s books from French. She also taught poetry at NYU, Columbia University and the YMCA. BROWNSVILLE — An argument between two women turned deadly Monday night at the Sutter Avenue subway station in Brownsville, and a suspect is now in custody, according to CBSNewYork. The victim was identified as LaTanya Watson, who worked at Fairway in Red Hook. She was stabbed in the neck, face and arms. Police said the suspect accidentally stabbed herself in the arm during the struggle, and investigators were able to follow the trail of blood to her grandmother’s house. Watson was rushed to Brookdale Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. 

BUSHWICK — Honig Capital Partners and Brickman Real Estate have received $15.2 million in refinancing for the Box Factory, a creative office and entertainment space at 1519 Decatur St. in Bushwick. Until 2017, the building served as a warehouse, according to Commercial Property Executive. Now, the three-story property features office spaces on each floor, an outdoor courtyard, a bike storage room, new windows, new restrooms and a new elevator. Mission Capital provided the loan. 

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Representatives of the city’s Economic Development Corp., the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and Community Board 2 joined Councilmember Stephen Levin at the opening of temporary green space at Willoughby Square in Downtown Brooklyn. The temporary park will be open until summer 2020, when construction of a permanent park is expected to begin. “I’m thrilled to open this space for the community to enjoy this summer,” Levin said. Planning for the development of Willoughby Square has been under way since 2010. 

EAST FLATBUSH — A motorist who was rushing to the hospital, trying to save a friend who had a gunshot wound, crashed his car two blocks away from Kings County Hospital, according to the Daily News. The driver and his passenger had been sitting in the driver’s car on Union Street and Utica Avenue when an attacker blasted eight or nine bullets at them, police said. The driver floored the gas, driving as fast as possible, running red lights, until he inadvertently slammed into a Nissan Altima. Medics rushed the wounded man the rest of the way to the hospital.

Thousands will flock to Downtown Brooklyn this weekend to celebrate the rich culture and influence of Caribbean and Latinx culture and music in Brooklyn — and to dance late, late into the night. The seventh annual Afro-Latino Festival begins on Friday. This year’s theme is Reclaiming Spaces & Culture, a tribute to Brooklyn’s own Caribbean and Afro-Latino communities. Photo by Mario Ruben Carrion off the 2019 Summer Youth Employment Program in his district. The initiative, made possible by a partnership between Eugene and the Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush, will help local youth ages 14-24 gain valuable work experience in the summer. “I have first-hand experience with providing opportunities to young people through my work running a non-profit organization, so I understand how crucial these programs are to our students, and to the families who need to place their children in a safe and structured environment when they are out of school,” Eugene said. 

FULTON FERRY LANDING — The Ample Hills Creamery, a popular ice cream shop, has opened in the former Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory space near Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, according to News 12 Brooklyn. The chain has about a dozen locations. The shop already has long lines of people waiting for ice cream. The owners say the location, on a pier with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge, is an ideal place to enjoy ice cream. 

GOWANUS — A woman was slashed by a stranger outside Whole Foods in Gowanus after he greeted her with a “hello,” according to the New York Post. The suspect, identified as Rodney Robinson, a Philadelphia resident, approached the woman from behind as she was loading groceries into her sister’s car on Monday night, the Post said. After being slashed, the woman jumped into her car and fled the parking lot. A security guard pulled his gun on the suspect and held him there until police arrived. 

GREENPOINT — Vinnie’s Pizzeria at 253 Nassau Ave. in Greenpoint announced recently on Instagram that Park Slope-based De Nonna Rosa will take over the store. De Nonna Rosa plans to retain the entire staff, according to Greenpointers, a local blog. Vinnie’s will retain its store on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. “Greenpoint has always been a blessing, a peaceful slice of Brooklyn that seems so different than anywhere else in New York,” a spokesperson for Vinnie’s wrote online. 

EAST NEW YORK — A subway commuter was slashed in the neck, arm and face during an argument at the East New York-Broadway Junction subway station, according to NY1 News. They argued in the early morning hours of Friday, then their argument got physical. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for his wounds.

MILL BASIN — A knifepoint robbery and beating in Mill Basin last month was caught on video, and now police are looking for the perp, according to NY1 News. A 56-yearold man was walking on Strickland Avenue near Avenue V when a man in a white shirt approached him, took out a knife and demanded money. The assailant threw the victim to the ground and hit him in the face several times. He was able to steal a cellphone and $130 in cash.

FLATBUSH — Councilmember Mathieu Eugene (D-Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Flatbush, East Flatbush) has kicked

NORTH BROOKLYN — Assemblymember Joe Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) and U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and

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Kirsten Gillibrand have asked the U.S. Post Office Inspector General to conduct an audit of mail delivery in the North Brooklyn ZIP codes 11211, 11222 and 11259. “New Yorkers deserve better than the inadequate mail delivery service that many Brooklyn residents in Williamsburg, East Williamsburg and Greenpoint are getting right now,” said Schumer. “Not only are these problems, including missing and late mail, an inconvenience to residents, but they could pose real problems for people awaiting critical and time-sensitive personal and professional mail.” 

PROSPECT PARK — Three people were robbed at gunpoint while relaxing in Prospect Park in the early morning on Sunday. Two women, ages 20 and 21, and a 20-year-old man were “just chilling” in a field in the park near Third Street in Park Slope when two men walked up to them, according to the New York Post. One of the men pulled out a handgun and demanded their wallets and cellphones, police said. The park-goers gave up their property, whereupon the thieves fled. 

RED HOOK — A Brooklyn toddler became sicker as NYCHA sought to avoid cleaning out lead contamination in his family’s home, according to the New York Post. “He probably wouldn’t have been sick,” if NYCHA had addressed the issue the first time that lead was found in Red Hook East, the boy’s mother, Sherron Paige, said. Elevated lead levels were first found in Kyan’s blood in 2017. The city Health Department sent its own inspectors to the apartment, and they found four “hot spots” there. However, NYHCA then sent its own inspectors, who said the amount of lead wasn’t enough to justify a cleanup. After persistent complaints, the city finally ordered NYCHA to clean the apartment, the Post said. 

WEEKSVILLE — Black VegFest, a two-day outdoor vegan festival, will take place at Weeksville on Aug. 10-11. BlackVeg Fest is a vegan festival focused on black culture, animal welfare, health and wellness. The festival will include a workshop room dedicated to exercise, yoga and mental health. It will also include entertainment for children and adults, including food and fitness demonstrations, virtual reality, double-dutch, chess, games and an outdoor fitness competition. 

WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg pizza shop Best Pizza has just opened a new location in Montauk, and an Instagram post calling for “experienced NY pizzamen only” as staffers has been getting some flak, according to New York Eater. Several women complained that “pizza maker” would work as well. A spokesperson for the restaurant responded, “Men, women, Martians, I don’t care as long as you can make 20 pizzas.”

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An American flag cascaded down the Brooklyn Bridge, rainbows above and cheering crowds below, as the nation’s biggest Fourth of July celebration took to the East River. The 43rd annual Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks display returned to south of the Brooklyn Bridge for the first time since 2014, with more than 70,000 shells from four barges and 100 spots on the bridge itself, kicking off at 9:30 p.m. This year’s theme was “American cinema,” featuring scores from “The Wizard of Oz,” “Star Wars” and “The Godfather.” But from Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, no music could be heard over the explosions. “I love the show, and I always say I want to

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ringing back a popular game from yesteryear, MCU Park will once again play host to the annual Stickball Hall of Fame Game and Stickball Day in Brooklyn U.S.A. on Sunday, July 14 before the Brooklyn Cyclones game. Now in its fourth year, the tradition that has grown among players and fans will have special meaning as this year the honoree will be former stickball player Raymond Francis Goffio. Goffio ebrooklyn media/Photo by Jaime DeJesus died last summer, according to Jason Cusato, organizer A look at last year’s game at MCU Park. of the event and director of the documentary “When was also the guy that helped think they’re going to do a my whole life,” Cusato addBroomsticks were Kings,” set this whole thing up with moment of silence for him.” ed. “We grew up in the same which pays tribute to the the Cyclones,”said Cusato. Cusato also said that Gof- neighborhood, Windsor “When we had the tourna- fio had played a big role in Terrace. I’m really happy game ment in Coney Island, we “Ray was not only one creating the Wall of Remem- that they’re going to be honoring him, not only us of our teammates on the honored him a little bit. This brance at MCU Park. but the Cyclones. It’s real Brooklyn stickball team, he year we hope to do more. I “I knew him pretty much nice to be recognizing him.” The documentary will be screened as part of the

event, to jog memories of the Sheepshead Bay Sticksimpler times for older fans, ball Team. as well as to create new ones. “A guy named Nick reached out to me after “One of the biggest things is to get the game out there,” seeing an article and said Cusato said. “Every year, we he had his own team in the are getting younger kids neighborhood,’ Cusato said. involved, which is really “These guys are younger, in cool. Every year, it seems their twenties. We’ve played like more stickball games together ever since.” happen throughout the Participants in Saturday’s summer. game will range from eight years old to 70. “When we first started, we Gates open at 2 p.m. with played once or twice and now we play around nine the stickball game and times,” Cusato added. “It’s screening as the gates open. really starting to pick up.” The Cyclones game is at 4 pm. For tickets, visit www. This year, the Brooklyn Stickball Team will take on brooklyncyclones.com.

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ctor Vincent Pastore, who played Salvatore Bonpensiero in “Sopranos,” is headed back to Brooklyn on Saturday, July 13 for his birthday celebration, at an Photo by Evan Agostini/ old-school block party, in Invision/AP Gravesend, beginning at 8 p.m. Actor Vincent The party is being Pastore will be thrown by William DeMeo, the guest of honor a Gravesend-born actor, at a block party filmmaker and entrepre- in Gravesend on neur, who said that he and Saturday, July 13. Pastore, with whom he worked in the “Sopranos” Lady of Grace Church. and “Once Upon a Time in “Through the years, Brooklyn,” are very close. Brooklyn block parties Also hosting the party were everywhere. People is Michele Frantzeskos, couldn’t wait for them in Entertainment and Con- the summertime. I feel like they are thirsting to sulting, Inc. “And he’s in my [forth- get together, and instead of coming] TV series, ‘Gra- it being about social media, vesend.’ He’s respected they can be talking and by so many people in hanging out,” said DeMeo. Brooklyn,” DeMeo added. “People who moved away “Vinny’s a very private guy, from Brooklyn would but he accepted my invita- love to reminisce, to think tion to have his birthday about how it used to be. at our block party, and I’m And for the people who grateful for his doing that.” do still live in Brooklyn, The event is at 385 Ave. they’re happy to have the W. Admission is $20, with opportunity just to see all proceeds going to Our everybody. That’s kind of

all what it’s about.” To kick off the event, other celebrities — who, said DeMeo, could include Federico Castelluccio, Joe D’Onofrio, Steve Schirripa and Paulie Malignaggi, some of whom will represent DeMeo’s clothing line, Brooklyn Brand, and his perfume and cologne line, Wise Guy Wear & Wise Girl Wear — are expected to make appearances on a red carpet to meet and greet attendees. As for music, dancing and food, it’s promised there will be no shortage. Among the confirmed sponsors are DJ Lenny Santawasso from Zazz Radio; Isabella’s Creations, winner of Brooklyn’s best cake in 2018; Maria “The Ice Cream Girl” Campanella; A&S Porkstore; John’s Deli and Brooklyn’s Finest Pizzeria. “We’re just happy that we can bring people together,” DeMeo said. “It’s a great feeling to see people you haven’t seen in years. Lots of those who moved on have come back because they want to feel like they did when they were younger. We want to remember how we grew up.”

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Eye on REAL ESTATE Celebrate Sunset Park landmarking with a summer stroll STELLAR ARCHITECTURE FOR WORKING-CLASS IMMIGRANTS OF YESTERYEAR By Lore Croghan INBrooklyn

They used aristocratic architectural styles to create working-class housing stock. Three cheers for the developers of yesteryear who constructed beautiful, beautiful rowhouses in Sunset Park for waves of immigrants to live in.

Sunset Park’s new historic districts are full of rowhouses built by immigrants for immigrants. The builders deployed Renaissance Revival and Romanesque Revival design aesthetics — with some Queen Anne and neo-Grec flourishes thrown in for good measure — like you’d find in rich Brooklyn neighborhoods. But they made Sunset Park’s brownstone, limestone and brick rowhouses smaller and set them up as more economical two-family homes. Those builders from bygone days are on my mind because present-day Sunset Park residents finally won a long battle, led in recent years by the Sunset Park Landmarks Committee, to get those beautiful homes landmarked. Three decades of perseverance paid off when the city Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously voted last month to create four small historic districts in their neighborhood. Why not celebrate the grassroots activists’ victory by spending the day in Sunset Park and strolling around the newly landmarked areas?

INBrooklyn photos by Lore Croghan

This flowery stoop is on 54th Street in the Sunset Park South Historic District.

A PICNIC IN THE PARK AND TEA TIME IN CHINATOWN Of course, when you’re done with your self-guided house tour, you’ll want to pick up lunch from one of the Mexican, Dominican or Peruvian restaurants on Fifth Avenue and have a picnic on the hilltop in the park that’s called Sunset Park. Later, there are a zillion places to have dinner in Sunset Park’s Chinatown on nearby Eighth Avenue. Or at the very least, you should have boba tea at Ten Ren, a highly regarded seller of Chinese tea and ginseng. By the way, the LPC’s creation of the Sunset Park historic districts means people can’t tear down buildings in them without the preservation agency’s permission. This gives the residents a measure of protection against the proliferation of finger buildings. You know what finger buildings are. You’ve seen them on non-landmarked low-rise blocks in numerous Brooklyn neighborhoods. These skinny, newly constructed mid-block edifices are considerably taller than the homes on either side of them. This makes the block look like a hand that’s flipping the bird.

THE SUNSET PARK SOUTH HISTORIC DISTRICT A good place to start a landmarked Sunset Park stroll is in the Sunset Park South Historic District at 59th Street and Fourth Avenue. There’s an N and R subway station on the corner and

the NYC Ferry’s Sunset Park dock is a few blocks away. Walk up and down each side street between Fourth and Fifth avenues from 59th through 54th streets. The corner buildings you’ll see are not part of the landmarked area. The historic district consists of more than 280 buildings constructed between 1892 and 1906. Nearly all of them are rowhouses that are two stories tall above basements. Just look at them. Such eye candy. On blocks including the even-numbered side of 58th Street and the odd-numbered side of 55th Street, the brownstones are chocolate, coffee and vanilla-colored, like ice cream. On the even-numbered side of 55th Street one rowhouse is the color of strawberry gelato. The LPC’s designation report about this district says many early residents of these blocks were immigrants from Germany, England, Scotland and Ireland. Some worked on the waterfront as ship brokers, ship carpenters and iron-foundry foremen. Some were skilled laborers in other types of businesses. Some did office work or owned small businesses. Later waves of immigrants turned the area into a Scandinavian-American stronghold. Houses in the Sunset Park South Historic District were constructed by speculative developers such as Charles and Alfred Hamilton, a pair of brothers who owned a barge and steamboat company before getting into the real estate business. Various architect-builders in the area were immigrants, such as William Hassan, who was born in Ireland. Another architect-

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Cloth awnings hang over the doors of some 48th Street homes in the Central Sunset Park Historic District.

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Celebrate Sunset Park landmarking with a summer stroll STELLAR ARCHITECTURE FOR WORKING-CLASS IMMIGRANTS OF YESTERYEAR — Continued from page 14INB — builder, Thomas Edwards, was the son of an Irish immigrant. As you stroll around these streets admiring the builders’ work, you’ll notice gardens and stoops lined with pots of flowers.

THE SUNSET PARK 50TH STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT A short walk away from the Sunset Park South Historic District, you’ll find the beautiful brownstones of the Sunset Park 50th Street Historic District, which is between Fourth and Fifth avenues. Once again, buildings on the corners of the two avenues are not part of the landmarked area. The 50 rowhouses in the 50th Street district — is there an echo in here? — were constructed between 1897 and 1899. LPC’s designation report about the Sunset Park 50th Street Historic District calls it “one of the neighborhood’s finest historic blocks.”

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There was some drama during the development of this block. The Waldron Brothers, who were builders, constructed 10 houses and then went broke and fled to Canada, the designation report says. The Hamilton Brothers, whom I mentioned a moment ago, built the other 40 houses.

THE CENTRAL SUNSET PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT A few blocks away, 47th Street and 48th Street blocks between Fifth and Sixth avenues comprise the Central Sunset Park Historic District. A stretch of Sixth Avenue from 47th Street to nearly 49th Street is also part of the district. Neo-Gothic-style Iglesia Presbiteriana Sion, which is on the corner of Sixth Avenue and 48th Street, is the only house of worship in Sunset Park’s four historic districts. It was built in 1921 and was originally called the Park Presbyterian Church. The LPC’s designation report about this new historic district says Eastern European Jewish families and immigrants from Italy, Germany, England, Scandinavia and Syria were the early inhabitants of its 140-plus, two-story rowhouses and small multifamily buildings. They were constructed between 1897 and 1907. Later, Norwegians became the area’s biggest ethnic group. And there was a large group of Syrian residents, “with many involved in the importing and retailing of lace, linens, kimonos and rugs,” the designation report notes.

THE SUNSET PARK NORTH HISTORIC DISTRICT

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In 1908, Thomas Bennett designed a row of limestone houses with rounded bays and brownstone basements on 44th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. It’s a prime location — because the hilly recreation area that’s named Sunset Park is right across the street. These two-story homes are now part of the Sunset Park North Historic District. They’re dignified but not pretentious, beautiful but not intimidating the way really large limestone homes in rich people’s neighborhoods can be. The Sunset Park North Historic District also includes lowrise apartment buildings on the corners of Sixth Avenue. They were built between 1910 and 1914. These construction dates and lots of other helpful info can be found in a Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report. Brick rowhouses with flat facades on the 44th Street block between Sixth and Seventh avenues are also part of this historic district. Developer William Kay constructed them in 1903. In total, there are more than 50 buildings in the Sunset Park North Historic District.

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8304 13th Avenue RESIDENTIAL DEPARTMENT Dyker Hts-2 Bed, mod, on the 1st flr....................................$1900 Dyker Hts - 2 Bed, fully renov, pet friendly..........................$2250 Dyker Hts - 1 Bed, mod walk up...........................................$1700 Bath Beach - 2 Bed, Huge 2 bths,.........................................$2300 Gravesend - 2 bed, brand new, fully renov, hrdwd flrs thru out...................................................................$2000 B'Hurst-2 bed, fully renov, dishwasher, A/C, Terr, small pet OK, heat/hot water incl...........................................$2000 Boro Park- 3 bed, hrdwd flrs, newly renov...........................$2300 Bath Beach-1 bed, co-op, renov, heat, HW, gas incl............$1600 Dyker- 3 bed, fully renov, SS Appl's, hrdwd flrs....................$2600 B'hurst 3 bdrm, nr trans, brand new.....................................$2200 B'hurst- 2 bed duplex, wood flrs thru out.............................$2000 Dyker-2 bdrm, wd flrs, w/d, utilities not incl........................$1800

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The neighborhoods where Brooklynites live the longest — and the shor test Data from community boards show complete picture: ZIP codes affect longevity By Meaghan McGoldrick INBrooklyn

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esidents of Borough Park live longer, on average, than most New Yorkers, while people who live in Brownsville live more than half a decade less, according to recently released Community Health Profiles from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The average life expectancy for New York City is 81.2 years, according to the data — 2.5 years higher than the nationwide average. Life expectancy in Brooklyn varies by neighborhood, with some doing better than the city average — and others falling startlingly short. Residents of Borough Park live an average of three years longer (84.2 years), Bensonhurst and Sheepshead Bay following close behind (both neighborhoods land at almost 84). Meanwhile, Brownsville residents live 6.1 years less, on average (75.1).

Dr. Torian Easterling, acting deputy commissioner for the Center of Health Equity, told INBrooklyn that while it’s hard to pinpoint exactly why a neighborhood’s average life expectancy falls where it does (there are “multiple factors,” he said), the inequity in and of itself is something worth stressing. “I think what it means is that we need to have a full picture of why certain communities, certain neighborhoods and certain people are not able to achieve full optimum health on their own,” he said. “From a general standpoint, our agency has always said that social and economic indicators play a large part in the life expectancy, good health and wellbeing of a neighborhood,” Easterling said, pointing to specific components affecting communities like affordable housing, access to city parks and a neighborhood’s incarceration rates. According to the profiles, per 100,000 adults ages 16 and older, just 155 people were incarcerated in Borough Park from 2015 to 2016. In Brownsville, 1,698 were imprisoned. (The average borough-wide is 460).

Borough Park, a neighborhood where people in Brooklyn live the longest.

In both parts of the borough, however, the same percentage of people — 28 — live in poverty. The unemployment rate is higher in Brownsville (14 percent, compared to 6 percent in Borough Park), but more residents are rent-burdened in Borough Park (65 percent, compared to 57 percent in Brownsville). “What we need to look at, as a society, is how are we reinvesting in communities that have had long-standing disinvestment,” Easterling told INBrooklyn. At the end of the day, the majority of adults in both neighborhoods reported that their own health was good, according to the profiles — a good sign, according to the agency, which claims that how residents feel about their own health can be a good measure of both mental and physical wellness. Here’s how the rest of the borough compares in terms of average life expectancy: • Borough Park: 84.2 years (above average) • Bensonhurst: 83.8 years (above average) • Sheepshead Bay: 83.7 years (above average) • Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights: 83.1 years

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(above average) Sunset Park: 82.6 years (above average) East Flatbush: 82.6 years (above average) Flatbush and Midwood: 82.4 (above average) Flatlands and Canarsie: 82 years (above average) Park Slope and Carroll Gardens: 81.4 (above average) South Crown Heights and Lefferts Gardens: 81.2 years (on average) Greenpoint and Williamsburg: 81.1 years (less than average) Fort Greene and Brooklyn Heights: 80.6 years (less than average) Bushwick: 80.4 years (less than average) Coney Island: 80.4 years (less than average) Crown Heights and Prospect Heights: 79.3 years (less than average) East New York and Starrett City: 78.6 years (less than average) Bed-Stuy: 76.8 years (less than average) Brownsville: 75.1 years (less than average)

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‘Close the camps!’ Protesters target federal lawmakers for failure to protect migrants Immigrant rights advocates demand better treatment for refugees.

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larmed and disgusted by the Trump administration’s treatment of undocumented immigrants at the nation’s southern border, protesters on Tuesday held rallies targeting Brooklyn’s elected representatives to federal office — including outside the Bay Ridge office of U.S. Rep. Max Rose and the Park Slope home of Sen. Chuck Schumer. The protests were part of “Close the Camps,” a series of rallies held in cities across the U.S. to demand more humane treatment of undocumented immigrants. Hundreds gathered in front of Schumer’s Park Slope home to demand that he take action to shut down the detention facilities and make meaningful reforms. Protesters there held up placards in the shape of human eyes with the promise that they are watching him, and chanted “Close the camps!” and “Step it up, Chuck!” Activist Tom Gogan cited the humanitarian costs of the child separation as his reason for coming out. “[Schumer] is supporting more money to the border, which we do not trust is going to be used for humanitarian

purposes. The camps are an atrocity and an incredible, ongoing violation of human rights,” he said. “It’s a horrible blight on our whole country.” Another demonstrator, Theresa Mayer, said that Schumer must leverage his power as minority leader to push change. “It’s on [Schumer] to hold his caucus together and stop this from happening. He holds the power and he could something about this and he needs to listen to his constituents,“ Mayer said. “We are all here to tell [Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Schumer] to do their jobs; to fight against Trump’s racist fear mongering,” said another protester. An organizer said the protest was put together within 48 hours. Schumer’s office told INBrooklyn that the senator is working to address the crisis, and lauded protesters for using their voices. “Senator Schumer is deeply concerned with the unacceptable conditions at the border caused by Trump’s callous policies and commends New Yorkers who are raising awareness about it. He is pushing to do away with the horrible for-profit detention centers and delivering the resources to improve the deplorable conditions at non-profit and

government-run shelters,” Angelo Roefaro, a spokesperson, said. “He helped secure desperately-needed humanitarian aid to [the Department of Health and Human Services] and additional funding to safely house all those who are being processed, while inserting guardrails to prevent the funds from being used for ICE beds or the wall. He believes this humanitarian crisis demands commonsense solutions, including allowing people to apply for asylum in their home country, increased security assistance to Central American countries, and an increased number of immigration judges to speed cases.” Outside Rose’s office at 8203 Third Ave, protesters chanted, “No hate, no fear. Refugees are welcome here!” as they stood holding signs. The Bay Ridge demonstrators, some with their children in tow, said they are shocked by the Trump administration’s policies of separating children from their parents and holding migrants in cages in prison-like detention centers, which many of the protesters likened to concentration camps. “I am here because I am an immigrant myself. I am here to support immigrants. They are not criminals,” Mary Shehu told INBrooklyn Shehu, who

came to the U.S. from her native Albania years ago, took part in the protest with her children, Detion and Debora. The New York Times reported that inspectors from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General discovered squalid conditions in five detention centers in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas during inspection visits they paid to the facilities in June. The inspectors reported seeing overcrowded cells, children in dirty clothes who had not showered and no hot meals, according to the Times. Members of congress who visited a detention center were shocked by what they saw. U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat representing parts of Queens and the Bronx, said desperate migrants had no access to running water and were drinking out of toilets. Rose has not visited a detention center as of yet. The Bay Ridge protesters demanded that Rose, a freshman Democrat who represents several neighborhoods in Southwest Brooklyn and Staten Island, visit a detention center and work with fellow members of congress to cut off funding for detention centers and deportations.

Natalie DeVito, a member of Fight Back Bay Ridge, said Rose voted in favor of a bill to provide emergency funding for the crisis at the border, legislation that did not include oversight. “I won’t sit idly by while child abuse is being enabled, and the people of this community will do everything possible to stop it,” DeVito told INBrooklyn in an email. Rose, she said “should champion getting the camps shut down, because detention serves no purpose for asylees except to traumatize already traumatized people and squander taxpayer money to private companies who are getting wealthy from locking people up.” In a statement the issued after the vote, Rose said he wanted to get emergency funding in place but would have preferred a stronger bill. “[T]hat bill did not come to the floor and we were presented with a bipartisan Senate bill which possesses a large number of those protections, even if not all of the ones I wanted. But I’m here to make progress, which this bill does, and is why I voted in favor of it. I am disappointed, but I will not let the perfect be the enemy of the good, especially when the lives of children are

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on the line,” Rose stated. Mary Hetteix, a Bay Ridge resident, said she is heartbroken that children have died in detention centers and wants the facilities shut down. Those who seek asylum should be allowed to stay with relatives or friends in the U.S. while their cases are adjudicated in court, she said. The coalition of groups organizing the rally included the New York Immigration Coalition, Bay Ridge for Social Justice, Fight Back Bay Ridge, South Brooklyn Democratic Socialists of America, Yalla Brooklyn and South Brooklyn Progressive Resistance. Rose announced that he would visit a detention center this summer. Speaking at a press conference with fellow House members U.S. Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, Nydia Velázquez, and Carolyn Maloney, Rose called the conditions at the border unacceptable. “It is obvious that our system is broken right now and has been for a long time. Congress should confront this crisis with the urgency it deserves. Congress should cancel recess, and any future ones, because those suffering on the border cannot wait,” Rose stated. The White House Communications Office did not return messages.


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