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Catching the whopper: Brooklyn’s annual shark-fishing contest Thirty-eight boats, $50,000 and a sea full of sharks By Paul Stremple Brooklyn Eagle
As dawn cracks the Saturday sky above Sheepshead Bay, more than 30 boats set out for the open sea. The sixth annual Brooklyn Shark Tournament has begun. The vessels will return in the afternoon to hang huge sharks from a giant scaffold in front of bait-and-tackle shop Stella Maris, drawing a crowd and slowing traffic to a crawl. At stake? More than $50,000 in prize money. Captains arrived the night before, parking their trucks along Emmons Avenue and heading inside the venerable bait shop to register their boats for Brooklyn’s only shark tournament. Crowding into the narrow aisle of the shop, between racks of rods and reels, they pay their fee in crisp hundreds from calloused hands. “Thresher only, you entering the calcutta?” “Yeah, and I need five buckets of chum.” “You got it.” They wear t-shirts from shark tournaments past with the sleeves cut off, revealing deep tans and nautical tattoos faded by the sun. They’ve come up from New Jersey and Staten Island, from Nassau County and farther out on Long Island. Some are Brooklynites returning, drawn back to the borough where they were born to compete in the tournament. Still more are Southern Brooklyn locals, sailing out of Gerritsen Beach and Sheepshead Bay, moored just down the avenue. Since it opened in 1947,
Stella Maris has provided supplies and knowledge to the Sheepshead Bay fishing community, but never hosted a shark fishing tournament until recently, says John Calamia, the tournament’s director. Now in its sixth year, the Brooklyn Shark Tournament, a collaboration between Stella Maris and Whatta Catch Sport Fishing, has attracted the captains and crews of 38 boats. In the alley leading to the dock, there’s beer on ice and a barbecue churning out just about as much smoke as the cigarettes clamped in the teeth of the fisherman as they jostle and joke, exchanging the embellished fishing tales that are common currency here. They are catching up, but they’re cagey: There’s money — and reputation — on the line tomorrow. It’s a competition, after all. The morning of the tournament is bright and clear, with a slight breeze — ideal shark fishing conditions, says Calamia. Boats can set lines and drift in the current, without too much chop kicked up by the wind. “It sounds pretty sharky out there — plenty of action,” he reports. Shark season lasts from the tail end of spring into the summer, as warm water currents bring thresher, mako and blue sharks north into New York’s waters. All three sharks are eligible in today’s tournament, though each boat is allowed to bring in only one shark. The tournament demands strict adherence to legal guidelines for the licensing to fish for shark, down to the
Sharks caught in the tournament hang outside the Stella Maris Bait and Tackle shop in Sheepshead Bay, their weights recorded in white. Eagle photos by Paul Stremple style of hook used. To find sharks, most boats head out to the 20-fathom line, a depth of around 120 feet. That means a trip about 30 miles out into the ocean, one to two hours off the coast. “This isn’t going out in Jamaica Bay and relaxing for the day,” he says. “You’re out on the open ocean.” These sharks weigh a couple of hundred pounds. Landing one takes coordination between crew members, deft maneuvering of the boat and a bit of luck. (Later today, one crew member will take a bite to the hand from a mako, while another will take a solid slap to the chest from a shark’s thrashing tail.) “One of the most exciting times in a fisherman’s life is
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The Whatta Catch crew returns with a blue shark.
getting a big shark next to the boat,” Calamia says. “In the last few years, they’ve been in shore more,” says Calamia, a shark fisherman himself. “I’ve seen them within three miles of the beach. Thirty years ago, we ran much farther out than we do now.” As boats start to return in the early afternoon, a crowd gathers outside the shop, snapping selfies with the hanging sharks and asking repeatedly, “Are those real?!” Traffic is slow along Emmons Avenue, each driver in the back of the line honking and angry at the delay until they pull even with the sharks—at which point they too slow to a crawl, roll down their window and snap a quick picture. There’s a raffle table set up and the theme from “Jaws” seems to be playing on an endless loop. A crowd of kids gathers around an inflatable pool filled with small, toothless nurse sharks, where they take turns mustering up the courage to pet one of the scaled-down predators briefly. Each time a new boat rounds the turn toward the
docks, the crowd surges to the wall, trying to glimpse the catch. The Stella Maris staff toss down mooring lines and pilot a small hydraulic lift into position above the boat. They drop an electronic scale at the end of a cable, and after the crew loops in the shark’s tail, they lift. Crewmen on board inevitably cite larger sharks that nosed around their bait, or were lost in the fight, from broken lines to slipped hooks earlier in the day. “I couldn’t sleep at night if I lost a fish that big,” someone observes. “Lost a lot bigger than that in my time,” comes a laconic reply. As the 6 p.m. deadline approaches and the light goes gold over the water, boats are stacked up in the marina, waiting for their turn to weigh in a catch. There’s jockeying in the rankings; just a few pounds separate big winners from those who will go home empty-handed. Ultimately, it’s one of the earlier returns, from Rockfish Charters, that wins the day: a gorgeous 277-pound thresher that will net the team some-
where north of $20,000 in prize money. Fishing from around 5 a.m., the boat had a couple sharks on and a few bites from makos and blue sharks before hooking the winning thresher, some nine hours into competition, says Capt. Kyle Colesanti. The tanned 27-year-old, celebratory bottle of Scotch now in hand, has been fishing since he was a small child and a captain since he turned 22. It was Rockfish Charters’ third year in the tournament, said Richard Columbo, owner of the Rockaway Beach charter company. With shark fishing tournaments stretching the length of Long Island and beyond, being in Brooklyn makes it that much sweeter. “The fact we can win a local tourney is awesome,” Colesanti says. But no matter who takes home the cash prizes, it’s the building of community that organizer John Calamia focuses on: “I’m glad to see more young guys, teenagers, out there,” he says. “It takes a certain kind of commitment.”
Coney Island got wild for 37th annual Mermaid Parade By Paul Frangipane Brooklyn Eagle
Hundreds of thousands of people descended on Coney Island Saturday afternoon for the annual event that draws the creatures of the sea out onto land in a celebration of eccentrics, art and summer. The 37th annual Mermaid Parade took over the neighborhood’s amusement district, featuring revelers decked out in seafaring attire and reportedly drawing over 800,000 people
A portrait of one of the marching mermaids.
A fancy mermaid posed for photos from spectators.
A portrait of one of the mermaids. Eagle photos by Paul Frangipane
to Coney. It is considered the largest artistic parade in the country. “The sun is here. It rained all week didn’t it, but the sun is here. The solstice is here,” said Dick Zigun, the parade’s founder. Zigun, the permanently unelected mayor of Coney Island, founded the event in 1983 as a way to pay homage to the neighborhood’s art community. This year, he welcomed two Coney Island natives back to the shore as the parade’s
King Neptune and Queen Mermaid: siblings Arlo and Nora Guthrie. The two are children of the iconic folk singer Woody Guthrie, and they are the first king and queen actually to have lived on Mermaid Avenue. “This is the air that birthed us, this is the sand that birthed us,” Nora Guthrie said at an early-morning street co-naming for her father. “We’re kind of like amphibious. We crawled in from the sea and got as far as Mermaid Avenue.” The parade not only puts barely-dressed mermaids in the spotlight, it encourages spectators to dress up and join in on the fun, turning the area into a comingling of land and sea creatures that keeps up for hours after the parade concludes. Those people, Arlo Guthrie said, are one of the reasons his father loved living in Coney Island. “He loved being here among all the regular people of the world who seemed to be coalescing right here in this one spot,” Guthrie said.
Nora Guthrie sat next to her brother Arlo Guthrie. The two were named Mermaid Queen and King Neptune.
Animals joined in on the fun too.
“This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarium,” participants sang at the end of the parade.
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Coney Island street co-named after folk singer Woody Guthrie By Paul Frangipane Brooklyn Eagle
The stretch of Mermaid Avenue between West 35th and 36th streets is co-named Woody Guthrie Way. Eagle photos by Paul Frangipane
Arlo and Nora Guthrie unveil the sign named for their father.
The event drew extended family, fans and friends of the Guthries.
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There was a Guthrie family reunion on Mermaid Avenue and West 35th Street in Coney Island Saturday morning, June 22, when the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of iconic folk singer Woody Guthrie met to see a stretch of the street named in his honor. Guthrie, best known for the song “This Land is Your Land” and a sign taped to his guitar that read “This Machine Kills Fascists,” moved with his wife to a one-bedroom, $35-a-month apartment a block away in 1943. During his seven years living there, he raised a family, wrote and recorded at least 150 songs, and embedded himself into the local community. “I love that we are being able to celebrate a little moment that has to do with what he did here and who he was,” said Arlo Guthrie, Woody’s son and fellow folk artist. Arlo Guthrie said the stretch of Mermaid Avenue between West 35th and 36th streets wasn’t co-named because of his father’s musical career, but because of the life he led. He reminisced about times when the singer would bring the family to Nathan’s to grab breakfast. “We ate French fries; that was our breakfast,” Arlo Guthrie said. And on the way back home, Arlo said his father would stop to speak with as many of the locals as possible. “He would stop and talk to every person,” he said. “Every cop, every garbage guy, every old lady sitting out on the street, every grocer, everybody.” “This is home, sweet home to us so one of the really lovely personal things about this whole event is that we were born and raised here on this street,” Nora Guthrie said. The singer’s daughter and president of Woody Guthrie Publications said her father believed that all you can write about is what you see, and so he wrote about the regular people that lived in the neighborhood. But in addition to being a voice for the people, he’s regarded as never being afraid to take a stand against the world’s injustices, inserting politically-charged lyrics into his songs. “I think it speaks volumes to the fact that Woody chose to use his gifts and talents and his abilities to turn them into not just song, but into a platform, into social, economic, racial, political justice,” said Councilmember Mark Treyger, who represents the area and who hosted the street co-naming. “His work, his legacy, his impact will be felt for generations to come.”
The family played a few tunes from Woody Guthrie’s repertoire. Nora Guthrie said her mother joked Woody Guthrie liked living in Coney Island because it reminded him of the Dust Bowl.
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News Around the Boro BAY RIDGE — Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis (R-Southern Brooklyn-Staten Island) last week applauded State Senate Democrats for pulling the Automatic Voter Registration Bill after finding a critical typo in the measure that would have forced non-citizens to register despite their ineligibility. The measure would have enabled agencies like the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Office of Children and Family Services, the Department of Health, the Department of Veterans Services and the Department of Labor to register residents to vote automatically. Malliotakis protested the passage of the bill, calling it the “Automatic Voter Fraud” bill.
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Police have released video footage of a Citi Bike-riding gunman who shot a 24-yearold man and a 23-year-old woman in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The suspect was allegedly cruising on his bike heading eastbound at Lexington Avenue and Tompkins Avenue on June 7 when he took out his firearm and shot six rounds, striking both victims in the legs, according to police. Cops are not sure whether they were the gunman’s intended victims.
BROWNSVILLE — A retired police officer was stabbed on Sunday night during an apparent road rage incident in Brownsville, according to the New York Post. A confrontation took place near Alabama and Livonia avenues, and the retired officer was stabbed in the arm. He is expected to be okay. The attacker was taken into custody, police said.
CANARSIE — A Brooklyn writer is making his directorial debut with a film being shot partially at Egoli Barbershop on Seaview Avenue in Canarsie, according to News 12. Moise Morancy’s “When a Tree Falls” focuses on a character named Calvini, who is played by Morancy, who finds out his stepfather is a drug dealer. Morancy said some of the actors are from the neighborhood, and the film addresses many issues in the black community. Morancy has had acting roles on “SVU’ and “Blue Bloods.”
CONEY ISLAND — The Brooklyn Historical Society will partner with the Brooklyn Cyclones for the minor-league team’s home game against the West Virginia Black Bears on July 13. Tickets include seating in a Brooklyn Historical Society-designated area of MCU Park. For more information, visit the Brooklyn Historical Society’s website.
CROWN HEIGHTS — Someone placed a noose outside a Brooklyn church last weekend in what is being probed as a possible bias crime, according to the New York Post. The noose, a symbol of black people being lynched in the South, was found Saturday on bushes outside the United House of
Sharks caught in an annual fishing tournament hang outside the Stella Maris Bait and Tackle shop in Sheepshead Bay, their weights recorded in white. For the full story, visit brooklyneagle.com. Eagle photo by Paul Stremple People, a Pentecostal church on Park Place in Crown Heights, police said. Police are reportedly reviewing security camera footage from a building across the street.
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A three-story, early 20th century building in Downtown Brooklyn with terra-cotta figures may be replaced by a 23-story tower, according to Curbed. The building, at 308-310 Livingston St., was built in 1911. In October, architecture firm Fogarty Finger filed an application to build a 23-story building, and in May the firm filed another application for full demolition. The current building was once used as a meeting place for followers of the Bahai religion. The new building would have 160 units, a rooftop deck and a fitness center.
EAST FLATBUSH — Brownstoner recently looked back at four of the real-estate website’s featured Brooklyn listings from six months ago, focusing on homes in East Flatbush, Windsor Terrace and Ditmas Park. A two-story brick row-
house in East Flatbush sold in May for $665,000, which was $44,000 below the asking price. A fifth-floor co-op in Brooklyn Heights, which has four rooms and views of trees and neighboring gardens, sold for $1.31 million, $60,000 above the asking price. Another building, a circa-1900 limestone townhouse in Windsor Terrace that faces Prospect Park, sold in February for $2,787 million, $8,000 below the asking price.
EAST NEW YORK — A billboard is going up in Brooklyn to help police find a boy who went missing more than nine years ago, according to CBSNewYork. The billboard, which is located near the apartment building on Pennsylvania Avenue in East New York that was his home when he disappeared, shows a photo of how he looked at age 7 when he disappeared and a computer-aided image showing how he would look today, at age 16. Investigators believe he may still be in Brooklyn, police said.
FORT GREENE — The Fort Greene Park Jazz Festival is scheduled to come to the park on the afternoon of July 27. The Eric Frazier Sextet will be performing live. The sextet consists of Eric Frazier, vocals and percussion; David Lee Jones, sax; Charles Carrington, keyboard; Wayne Jeffrey, guitar; Hillard Greene, bass; and Lon Ivey, drums.
GREENPOINT — Comedian Louis C.K. received a standing ovation when he made a surprise appearance at Skankfest NYC, a three-day comedy festival held last weekend at Brooklyn Bazaar in Greenpoint, according to the show-business website TMZ. He opened by making jokes about the various controversies surrounding him. In 2017, he admitted that he’d exposed himself to several women. In late 2018, he got into trouble by making jokes about the Parkland school massacre.
OCEAN HILL —Permits have been filed for an eight-story, mixed-use building at 1520 Broadway in Ocean Hill, according to New York YIMBY. The building, on the corner of Hancock Street and Broadway, would be near the J train’s Halsey Street subway station. The developer of record is MacQuesten Development, while the architect is listed as GLUCK+. The building would contain 108 apartments, probably rentals, as well as 9,002 feet of commercial space.
An influx of activity is slated to take place in and along the Gowanus Canal in the coming months, as dormant bridges are raised and numerous barges maneuver along the narrow waterway in preparation for a massive cleanup of the canal. For the full story, visit brooklyneagle.com. Eagle file photo by Paul Frangipane
WILLIAMSBURG — Japanese artist Takashi Murakami visited Williamsburg on Friday to unveil a new sculpture and mural for “Beyond the Streets,” a Williamsburg street festival that features 150 artists in over 100,000 square feet. The exhibition also includes work by Shepard Fairey, Keith Haring and Jenny Holzer, as well as an archive of Beastie Boys artifacts, according to the New York Post. Chris Rock and LL Cool J were at the opening, and both visited the show’s tattoo parlor, called Magic Touch.
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PAPERWORKS AT DIEU DONNÉ
Art CASEY JOHN OPSTAD: THE INVISIBLE HAND Casey Opstad was born and raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He attended graduate school at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Upon graduation, he moved to New York City and painted and drew murals and did commission work for clients in the area. Clients Casey has worked for in the last five years include: PayPal, New York Department of Transportation, DUMBO Improvement District, General Assembly, Kenneth Cole, Venmo, Bitly, and New York University. When: Thursday, June 27th, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Gallery Cubed (DUMBO Archway)
SEEING THINGS AS THEY REALLY ARE: THREE-DIMENSIONAL
This group exhibition mines the archive and examines the rich history of sculpture and three-dimensional papermaking at Dieu Donné. Since 1976, Dieu Donné has been on the forefront of an artistic movement to challenge the notion of paper as mere support of the image. The choice to create dimensional works in paper pulp is not just for its aesthetic and physical qualities but for the powerfully subversive, humorous, political, and emotional associations that paper and the printed word embody. Artists in this exhibition include Lynda Benglis, Mark Bradford, David Kennedy Cutler, E.V. Day, Lesley Dill, Ming Fay, Rosemarie Fiore, Ethan Greenbaum, Ann Hamilton, Jim Hodges, Lael Marshall, Saul Melman, Timothy E. Palmer, Brie Ruais, Jean Shin, Michael St. John, Richard
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Tuttle, Nari Ward, and B. Wurtz. This exhibition is organized by Dieu Donné with the generous support of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation. When: Mondays-Fridays Through September 8th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Navy Yard/ Dieu Donne’/Building 3, Suite 602 63 Flushing Avenue, Unit 112
SPRING! COILED & READY! An exhibition featuring artists living and working in New York City. The word “spring” conjures up a myriad of definitions. It is at once a season, an object and an action. This exhibition seeks to explore the literal and metaphorical aspects of the concept through paintings, drawing, sculpture … and of course, color and form. When: Saturdays & Sundays through July 7th, 1 – 6 p.m. Where: Red Hook/Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (481 Brunt Street)
SKATE-HOMIES Clarence K. has captured today’s New York City skateboarder in the most honest and realist way. His weekly visits to skate parks throughout the city have produced stunning portraits of this unique community. The work depicts a modern tribe that is blind to race,
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BAM presents Do The Right Thing through July 4. gender and age. When: Saturdays Through July 13th, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: Carroll Gardens/Court Tree Collective (371 Court Street)
DON’T FOLLOW THE WIND: NON-VISITOR CENTER Beyond the threshold of the inhabitable, how does culture contest the crippling effects of long-term catastrophe? Don’t Follow the Wind is a project situated inside the radioactive Fukushima exclusion zone in Japan, the inaccessible area surrounding the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant, established in the wake of the 2011 disaster that contaminated
the environment separating residents from their homes, land, and community. As radiation knows no borders, transported on wind and water currents, it is a form of contamination that implicates us all in its unseen isotopic presence. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through July 13th, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Art in General (145 Plymouth Street)
work 12 inches and under, the works included are certainly not defined by this limitation. On the contrary, many of the works feel expansive and ambitious, despite the physical constraints of being “small”. When: Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, through July 14th, 1:30 – 6:30 p.m. Where: Sunset Park/Trestle Gallery (850 3rd Venue)
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Lobster Dinner presents the works of over forty contemporary artists working across drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography. While technically the exhibition is a “small works” show, featuring
Artists: Blanka Amezkua, Ricardo Cabret, Ana de la Cueva, Demian DinéYazhi´, Ginger Dunnill, Iván Gaete, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Dylan McLaughlin, Glendalys Medina, Ronny Quevedo, Mary A. Valverde, and Marela Zacarias.
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When: Wednesdays-Sundays through July 28th, 12 – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth Street)
ON THE (QUEER) WATERFRONT: THE FACTORIES, FREAKS, SAILORS, & SEX WORKERS OF BROOKLYN On the (Queer) Waterfront is the first exhibition ever to focus explicitly on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history of Brooklyn. Since at least 1855, when Walt Whitman published his epic poem Leaves of Grass at a print shop in Brooklyn Heights, there has been a significant – if often overlooked – LGBTQ presence in the borough, much of it clustered along the waterfront, where industrial jobs, cheap housing, and urban anonymity life provided unique opportunities for
queer people to explore their own desires and discover one another. When: Wednesdays-Sundays through August 4th, 12 – 5 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Heights/ Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont Street)
THANKYOUX: SOLO SHOW BlackBook Presents invites you to join us for our summer series featuring L.A. artist ThankYouX (a.k.a. Ryan Wilson) with his first N.Y. solo show. ThankYouX began his artistic journey on the streets of L.A., spray painting stencils in homage to Andy Warhol. When: through August 18th, Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm, Saturday: 12pm-6pm Where: DUMBO/Blackbook Presents(20 John Street)
SALVATION BY THE SEA View historic artifacts, photographs, maps, ephemera and films of Coney
Island’s past and this year’s special exhibition Salvation by the Sea: Coney Island’s 19th Century Fresh Air Cure and Immigrant Aid Societies. When: Saturdays & Sundays through September1st, 1 – 7 p.m. Where: Coney Island/3059 W 12th Street
neighbors and strangers. They sat with them in kitchens, in living rooms, in libraries, recording their stories. This exhibition is drawn from these oral histories. When: Through Labor Day Where: Prospect Park Lefferts Historical House
NAVIGATING NEW YORK
NOBODY PROMISED YOU TOMORROW: ART 50 YEARS AFTER STONEWALL
New York’s transportation history happened in phases, from early ships, trains and passenger ferries to more modern subways, trains, buses and cars. Transportation maps highlight the story of New York’s growth through the increasingly connected transportation system. Indeed, mass transit helped make the greater New York region what it is today. When: Tuesdays-Sundays through September 8th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: Downtown Brooklyn/New York Transit Museum (Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street)
WE ARE BROOKLYN: IMMIGRANT VOICES A multimedia exhibition based on immigrant oral histories from The Brooklyn College Listening Project. Brooklyn College students, as part of the Brooklyn College Listening Project, interviewed family, friends,
Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising—a six-day clash between police and civilians ignited by a routine raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City—and explores its profound legacy within contemporary art and visual culture today. The exhibition draws its title from the rallying words of transgender artist and activist Marsha P. Johnson, underscoring both the precariousness and the vitality of LGBTQ+ communities. The exhibition presents twenty-eight LGBTQ+ artists born after 1969 whose works grapple with the unique conditions of our political time, and question how moments become monuments. Through painting, sculpture, installation, performance,
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The Brighton Beach Library and Regina Opera presents the World Language Festival. and video, these artists engage interconnected themes of revolt, commemoration, care, and desire. When: Daily through December 8th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Crown Heights/ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway)
Books & Readings
BOOK LAUNCH: TANISHA C. FORD PRESENTS DRESSED IN DREAMS Greenlight hosts author and fashionista Tanisha C. Ford for the launch of her stylish new memoir, Dressed in Dreams. Ford seamlessly
blends the story of her own lifelong fashion revolution as she learned to break the mold and find her own style in the Midwestern town of Fort Wayne, Indiana with an examination of black style and hip-hop culture. Joining her in conversation is Brittney Cooper, author of the critically acclaimed Eloquent Rage: A Black Woman Discovers her Superpowers. When: Thursday, June 27th, 7:30 p.m. Where: Prospect Lefferts Gardens/Greenlight Bookstore (686 Fulton Street)
Educational METRO CARD MOBILE STAFF The staff will assist those who are eligible senior citizens who are 65+ and people with disabilities in obtaining their reduced fare metrocards When: Friday, June 28th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Where: Bensonhurst/William Colton’s Office (155 Kings Highway)
ANNUAL SENIOR RESOURCE FAIR Over 65 groups will be available to provide people with information on legal services, health care, government services, community resources, and more.
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When: Friday, June 28th, 10 a.m. Where: Brooklyn Heights/St. Francis College (180 Remsen Street)
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Join the conversation; share your thoughts, ideas, get more information and ask questions about the 2019 budget, community improvements and services that are available to all. When: Saturday, June 29th, 11 a.m. – 1p.m. Where: East New York/Good Shepherd Services (876 Schenck Avenue)
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Relax and join their guided textile circles led by Caribbean teaching artists led by artist Devin Osario to create textile ornaments and embellish our exhibition installation Gallery, inspired by a traditional Caribbean porch.
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COMMUNITY BOARD #7 IMMIGRATION COMMITTEE MEETING The agenda is as follows: Immigration Committee summer action plans & street fair, Continued community dialogue on public safety, sanitation and other issues. When: Monday, July 1st, 6:30 p.m. Where: Sunset Park/4201 4th Avenue
NEW YORK CITY DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Boston, Philadelphia, Yorktown… these are the places that usually star in the American Revolution, but New York City has a story to tell as well! NYC was burned, abandoned, repopulated, and put under martial law; it became home
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by joining us for a free spectacular fireworks show that lights up the Coney Island skyline every Friday night (weather permitting) from June 21 through August 30. For the best viewing, visitors are welcomed anywhere in the Amusement District down to the beach and boardwalk. When: Friday, June 28th, Where: Coney Island/Coney Island Boardwalk
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to pirates, runaway slaves, and smugglers; its churches were turned into hospitals, its warehouses into jails, and its cemeteries into pleasure gardens. Even our rivers played a part, allowing us to be surrounded with fireships, floating pens for prisoners of war, and, briefly, the French navy. The British occupied NYC for seven years, longer than any other part of what would soon become the United States. It was also the last place they left, not until over two years after their ‘final’ defeat. New York City during the American Revolution is the story of people like William Franklin, Ben’s illegitimate and disgraced son; Colonel Tye, a black raider who led a feared guerrilla force; and Haym Salomon, a Jewish Polish immigrant who used his language skills to spy for George Washington. You think you know the American Revolution? Think again! Not all history happens on the battlefield – though we have one of those, too. The Battle of Brooklyn was the largest military engagement of the entire war. Come learn about the archaeology and history of New York City in the American Revolution. Whether you’ve already seen Hamilton or couldn’t afford tickets, this is the class for you. When: Monday, July 1st, 6:30
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Savarese Italian Pastry Shoppe 5924 New Utrecht Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219 718-438-7770 Savarese Italian Pastry Shoppe was established in 1918 when the Savarese family traveled from Naples, Italy, bringing with them the art, quality and tradition of fine Italian baking. In 1962, the Giura family, who came from the same region of Italy, took over the pastry shop and dedicated themselves to carrying on the Savarese family tradition. Master Chef Mario Giura oversees all the incredible creations found at the shop. For example, the Tiramisu cake is a customer favorite as are the Italian Rum Cake, Hazelnut or Amaretto Tortes, Mixed Fruit Cakes and Black Forest Cake. You can even have your portrait put on a cake! There’s a reason Savarese Italian Pastry Shoppe is known as one of the best bakeries in Brooklyn! www.savaresepastry.com
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Eye on REAL ESTATE Take a stroll through Weeksville, the neighborhood WEEKSVILLE HERITAGE CENTER IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE AREA By Lore Croghan INBrooklyn
Weeksville Heritage Center is a cultural jewel, a living reminder that an independent free black community thrived in preCivil War Brooklyn. Its landmarked houses, powerful witnesses to history, have been on my mind in recent weeks as the center’s executives carried out an emergency CrowdRise funding campaign to keep the Crown Heights museum open. The oldest of these houses on Hunterfly Road dates back to the 1840s. On June 14, there was dramatic news: The city designated Weeksville Heritage Center as a member of the Cultural Institutions Group. This was the first time in 20 years a new member had been brought into the group. Membership affords a real shot at financial stability through unrestricted operating grants from the city Department of Cultural Affairs, which also pays the institutions' heat, light and water bills. City Councilmembers Laurie Cumbo and Robert Cornegy and Council Speaker Corey Johnson and the Brooklyn Black Elected Officials urged the de Blasio Administration to make it happen. The designation made Weeksville Heritage Center the first black Brooklyn institution on the group’s roster — which was a “huge honor,” the center’s President and Executive Director Rob Fields told me in an interview that day.
Weeksville Heritage Center is the crown jewel of Weeksville the neighborhood.
Nearby, there’s a metal sculpture hanging over the door of 1779-1781 Pacific St. The sculpture depicts six industrial workers. This is the Piscopo & Nogara Iron Works. Nogara Group bought the site for $70,000 in 2006 and constructed the building, city Finance Department and Buildings Department records indicate.
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IRONWORKS NEAR THE COMMUNITY GARDENS So. Did you know Weeksville is used as a neighborhood name even today? The City of New York includes it on its map of Community District 8, which Community Board 8 serves, along with North Crown Heights and Prospect Heights. Weeksville is located within the easternmost section of Crown Heights on the border of Brownsville. Weeksville the neighborhood consists of the blocks surrounding Weeksville the museum, which is at 158 Buffalo Ave. If you start walking on Atlantic Avenue and stroll the streets parallel to it between Troy and Ralph avenues, you can’t go wrong.
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Weeksville’s got lots of beautiful old housing stock. One of the things you’ll see on a Weeksville walk is Imani Community Garden II. It’s on the corner of Pacific Street and Schenectady Avenue. It’s the nearby neighbor of Imani Community Garden, which is the home of the chickens I recently photographed.
As you keep walking, soon you’ll find an old-fashioned firehouse at 1472 Bergen St. This is the Rescue Company No. 2 building, constructed in 1893. There’s a painting on the garage door dedicated to the memory of Firefighter Louis J. Valentino Jr. He died in 1996 while searching for wounded firefighters during a blaze at an illegal chop shop in Flatlands. As you know if spend time in Brooklyn’s waterfront neighborhoods, Louis J. Valentino Jr. Park and Pier in Red Hook is named for him. It’s a good place to go for views of the Statue of Liberty.
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Take a stroll through Weeksville, the neighborhood WEEKSVILLE HERITAGE CENTER IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE AREA — Continued from page 14INB — By the way, Rescue 2 has built itself a new firehouse on Sterling Street in Ocean Hill. The cast concrete and terra-cotta building is designed as a training facility, with features like a bridge, a manhole and a trench that simulates a subway tunnel. But back to Weeksville. Further down Bergen Street, on the corner of Ralph Avenue, Engine 227’s eye-catching firehouse can be found.
A CHURCH THAT WAS A STATION ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD The streets of Weeksville are dotted with beautiful churches. For instance, there’s Berean Baptist Church at 1635 Bergen St. The portion of it that was built in 1894 stood in shadow the afternoon I took my Weeksville stroll. So instead of photographing it, I snapped a picture of the more modern portion of this house of worship, which was constructed in 1960. The church was established in 1850 — and was a station on the Underground Railroad, its website says. A second church that caught my eye was the Greater Bibleway Temple on the corner of Rochester Avenue and Lincoln Place. The late-afternoon sun lit up its pale brick facade. The Bibleway Church has been located at this building since 1973, its website says.
The Maynard Co-Ops at 1509 Bergen St. have eye-catching window bays.
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Architect E.M. Adelsohn designed the Greek Classical Revival-style building.
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Here’s a glimpse of Berean Baptist Church. Architectural history expert Suzanne Spellen said in a 2014 Brownstoner.com story that the stunning church at 261 Rochester Ave. was built as Temple Petach Tikvah in 1914 and 1915.
The day I took my stroll, athletes were busy at St. John’s Park, which is packed with playing fields. A colorful mural on the back wall of St. John’s Recreation Center brightened the scenery. I didn’t go inside the venerable rec center, which has been in existence since 1956. But the city Parks Department’s website mentions there’s a swimming pool, which sounds pretty great this time of year. I saw all kinds of lovely old-fashioned housing stock in Weeksville. For example, there’s a hilly block on Lincoln Place between Buffalo and Ralph avenues that’s very picturesque. And when I strolled down Prospect Place, I got an eyeful of a bright new facade on the mammoth building that was formerly St. Mary’s Hospital. Centers Health Care is converting the seven-story building into a 281-bed nursing home, a 2016 project recommendation written by Borough President Eric Adams says. The property, whose address is 170 Buffalo Ave., was the last Catholic hospital left in Brooklyn when it closed in 2005. The building was constructed in the 1970s. Before that, St. Mary’s facility on this site had been built in the 1870s.
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Important Additional Information In connection with the proposed transaction, T-Mobile US, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) has ﬁled a registration statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-226435), which was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on October 29, 2018, and which contains a joint consent solicitation statement of T-Mobile and Sprint Corporation (“Sprint”), that also constitutes a prospectus of T-Mobile (the “joint consent solicitation statement/prospectus”), and each party will ﬁle other documents regarding the proposed transaction with the SEC. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT CONSENT SOLICITATION STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. The documents ﬁled by T-Mobile may be obtained free of charge at T-Mobile’s website, at www.t-mobile.com, or at the SEC’s website, at www.sec.gov, or from T-Mobile by requesting them by mail at T-Mobile US, Inc., Investor Relations, 1 Park Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10016, or by telephone at 212-358-3210. The documents ﬁled by Sprint may be obtained free of charge at Sprint’s website, at www.sprint.com, or at the SEC’s website, at www.sec.gov, or from Sprint by requesting them by mail at Sprint Corporation, Shareholder Relations, 6200 Sprint Parkway, Mailstop KSOPHF0302-3B679, Overland Park, Kansas 66251, or by telephone at 913-794-1091. No Offer or Solicitation This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualiﬁcation under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This communication contains certain forward-looking statements concerning T-Mobile, Sprint and the proposed transaction between T-Mobile and Sprint. All statements other than statements of fact, including information concerning future results, are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the beneﬁts of the proposed transaction, including anticipated future ﬁnancial and operating results, synergies, accretion and growth rates, T-Mobile’s, Sprint’s and the combined company’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, and the expected timing of completion of the proposed transaction. There are several factors which could cause actual plans and results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements, including the risks and uncertainties detailed in the Form S-4, as well as in T-Mobile’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the ﬁscal year ended December 31, 2018 and in its subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, including in the sections thereof captioned “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements,” as well as in its subsequent reports on Form 8-K, all of which are ﬁled with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov and www.t-mobile.com. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions, which are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, persons reading this communication are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. T-Mobile assumes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this communication (whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise), except as required by applicable law.
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