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Study: Williamsburg, Bushwick had the most alcohol-related emergency room visits in Brooklyn Greenpoint is full of bars with outdoor seating — but there won’t be many outdoor ads for booze anymore. An order from Mayor Bill de Blasio, which takes effect immediately, bans any alcohol-related ads on bus shelters, newsstands, phone booths, LinkNYC kiosks and recycling containers. See page 2. Greenpoint Gazette ﬁle photo by Lore Croghan
Barges and breweries: Sofar Sounds hosts secret concerts in B’klyn’s most unique locations By Scott Enman Greenpoint Gazette
From the top of a ski jump in Norway to the highest floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago, concert series Sofar Sounds is redefining live music events with secret performances in offbeat locations. What started as a group of friends hosting parties in their living rooms in London has grown into an international following with events in more than 350 cities. Sofar’s intimate gigs are held in both residential and commercial settings, and Brooklyn’s unique urban makeup of waterfront warehouses, factories and industrial buildings provides extravagant, unconventional venues for the gatherings.
Right: A Sofar concert was held in the Brooklyn Historical Society’s Othmer Library. Photo by Nick Ellsworth
Frustrated with issues plaguing larger events — like deafening music and disruptive crowds on their cellphones — founder Rafe Offer set out to change the stigma surrounding concerts. “A big component of Sofar is discovering artists, but the other component is discovering places and discovering the city a little bit better,” Sofar New York City Director Stephanie Mitchell told the Greenpoint Gazette. “These are spaces that people often don’t think they’re going to experience music in, and we really love to celebrate those moments where we’re able to work in really unique spaces.” The series started in London in 2009, and began regularly hosting events in New York in 2011. Reminiscent of the rave scene where attendees don’t receive the party’s location until shortly before it begins, Sofar uses a similar model to keep their parties underground. Continued on page 4
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Study: Williamsburg, Bushwick had the most alcohol-related emergency room visits By Scott Enman Greenpoint Gazette
Advertisements for beer, wine and liquor will no longer be permitted on city property as a result of an executive order signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday, and two North Brooklyn neighborhoods may stand to
benefit the most from the new policy. Williamsburg and Bushwick had the most emergency department visits for alcohol-related injuries in Brooklyn, according to a New York State Department of Health study from October 2014 to September 2015 that the SERVING GREENPOINT FOR OVER
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mayor’s office cited in its announcement of the ban. It was the only part of the borough where there were 301 to 400 emergency visits per 100,000 residents. “There’s no doubt that far too many New Yorkers struggle with serious substance misuse issues, among them excessive drinking,” de Blasio said. “This order banning alcohol ads from city property reaffirms our commitment to health equity and our stand to protect the well-being of all New Yorkers.” The order, which takes effect immediately, bans any alcoholrelated ads on bus shelters, newsstands, phone booths, LinkNYC kiosks and recycling containers. Any ads currently on display will be permitted to finish their contract, but the companies will not be allowed to renew the agreement. Venues where alcohol is served like sports stadiums, restaurants and concert halls are exempt from the ban. The impetus for the ban comes from a study from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, which revealed that high exposure to alcohol ads can lead to an increased likelihood and quantity of alcohol consumption. The report focused exclusively on the Bronx and showed that beverage ads outnumbered food ads overall, and the vast majority were for alcohol. A total
of 70.6 percent of print ads in the Bronx subway system were for alcohol. The executive order comes weeks after the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene launched a media campaign promoting safer drinking habits, and it’s already being praised by doctors as a way of decreasing youth drinking. “Alcohol is just as dangerous as many prescription drugs,” Dr. Alan Kadish, president of the Touro College and University System, told the Greenpoint Gazette. “While a ban is unreasonable, restricting advertisements makes sense to decrease youth alcoholism.” In 2016, there were more than 110,000 alcohol-related emergencies in the city, with 2,000 New Yorkers dying from alcohol-related diseases the same year. In 2017, nearly one in five New Yorkers reported binge drinking on at least one occasion in a month span. “In New York City, we see far too many deaths related to alcohol,” Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot said. “We know exposure to alcohol advertising can lead to drinking more alcohol, more often – behavior that can be harmful and even fatal. Today’s ban of alcohol ads on city property will help protect communities from the burden of harmful alcohol advertising.”
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Neighborhoods flooded by film crews could get relief under a proposed ‘Bill of Rights’ By Mary Frost Greenpoint Gazette
It’s one of the most frequent complaints made by residents of Brooklyn’s scenic neighborhoods: film crews and their paraphernalia flooding local streets, taking up parking and disrupting deliveries to local businesses. New York City Councilmember Inez Barron says that beleaguered New Yorkers deserve a “Bill of Rights” protecting them from such incursions. Barron, who represents Brooklyn’s District 42 (DEast New York, New Lots), has introduced two bills aimed at helping residents who have a hard time getting to their homes, parking spaces or Access-A-Rides because production companies have taken over the area. Adding to residents’ frustration is the perception that different rules seem to apply in different neighborhoods, or even from block to block.
The Greenpoint ZIP code of 11222 had the greatest number of daily ﬁlm permits issued in Brooklyn last year. Next came Brooklyn Heights/DUMBO in the 11021 ZIP Code. Third was Boerum Hill in 11217. Data from NYC’s Open Data project In Community Board 1’s Greenpoint/Williamsburg neighborhoods, 5,659 daily film permits were issued in 2018 — roughly a quarter of all film permits filed in Brooklyn. (Some are student films and photo shoots, and so are considered “low impact.”) Another area slammed by frequent filming in Brooklyn is Community Board 2’s Brooklyn Heights/DUMBO/Boerum Hill neighborhoods. In 2018, the city issued 1,851 daily film permits for this area, or roughly five a day. Last year, business owners on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights told the Greenpoint Gazette that production crews and cast members spent very little money at area restaurants and other businesses. On top of that, they said, regular customers and delivery trucks had no place to park during filming. The NYPD posts “No Parking” notices in advance, and parking spaces can be held a maximum of 24 hours in advance of the shoot time as they become available.
Councilmember Inez Barron has introduced two bills that aim to help out residents who have been inconvenienced by movie and ﬁlm production. DUMBO, shown above, is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Brooklyn to ﬁlm movies and television shows. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan In 2018, NYC’s 311 received 1,329 complaints about film or television production citywide. This was up from 1,083 in 2017 and 1,053 in 2016. In the first bill, Intro 1495-2019, a community and media Bill of Rights would provide clear and consistent guidelines for production parking, safety, sanitation and communications. (Cosponsors of this bill include Councilmembers Adrienne Adams, Laurie Cumbo, Alicka Ampry-Samuel and Kalman Yeger.)
A second bill, Intro 1515, co-sponsored by Adams, would create a seven-member task force with the job of mitigating the negative economic impact of film and television production on local communities. At least two members of this task force would be local business owners. “The intent and goal of Intro 1495 and Intro 1515 is to foster better relationships between the media, film and entertainment companies and our communities, which include our residents and local businesses,” Barron told the Greenpoint Gazette.
Media production going up According to the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, media production has gone up citywide in recent years, especially episodic TV series. Altogether, the productions account for more than 305,000 jobs, and provide an economic output of $104 billion.
Figures obtained from NYC’s Open Database show that the city issued 41,424 daily film permits in 2018. Of these, 20,845 were in Manhattan, 12,534 were in Brooklyn, 4,404 were in Queens, 1,129 were in the Bronx and 512 were in Staten Island. But some neighborhoods in Brooklyn bear more of the brunt than others.
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On Tuesday, production parking assistant Martin Davis, of Iconic Parking, was holding parking spaces open with traffic cones on Montague Street for a Maybelline commercial shoot that was scheduled for the next day. Davis said that he often allows people to park in the spaces that he is trying to hold open if they tell him they’ll just be 20 minutes, or even an hour and a half, as long as they are gone when they say they will be. “They be nice, we’ll be nice,” Davis told the Gazette. “We do allow a lot of parking the day before a shoot.” But “never on shoot day,” he added. If people discovered that their cars have been removed, they can call 311, tell them their license plate number, and learn where the production’s workers moved the car. The production company also keeps a log listing the locations of any relocated vehicle. Additionally, a copy of this log is furnished to the local precinct.
PRAYER 76: Another Prayer to Saint Expedite Most glorious martyr and blessed protector St. Expedite! Overlooking our demerits and based solely on your attainments and in the most precious blood of Jesus, we humbly ask that you bring us the ability to possess a humble faith, to perform abundant good works and to show fruits leading to everlasting life. Make our hope string and unwavering, even amid toils and bitter penury. Make us have an ardent charity that each day feeds our divine love. Make us see in each other a true image of our Good God. Let our words, thoughts, and actions reﬂect our constant search for the glory of God; may we never stray from the teachings of our Holy Mother, the Church, that we may always see in the Supreme Pastor the representative of Jesus Christ on Earth; we beg you to bring us from the Lord serene, calm days for our Mother Church, fortuitous days for our country, may the sick ﬁnd healing for their maladies, may the inﬁdel ﬁnd the saving grace of the Holy Gospel, may those who leave this valley of tears ﬁnd the joy of Christ’s embrace, and may the souls of our dead ﬁnd rest in everlasting peace. Finally, oh glorious martyr, make it possible for the Lord to give us loyalty to Jesus here and when we reach the sweet bye and bye, Amen. (Ask for your boon now.) Right after this prayer, say three Our Fathers and three special Glorias as follow: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and the Holy Spirit; may they give power to St. Expedite so he may grant me what I want fast.
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“It’s really like the secret sauce to Sofar,” Mitchell said. “It attracts people who are open and like to discover new things. They don’t know exactly what they’re getting into, but luckily we’ve been around long enough to have this good reputation of working with really talented musicians that people are going to enjoy.” Attendees buy tickets not knowing what bands are playing or where it’s being held other than the general neighborhood. Many of the parties are BYOB and run only a few hours, allowing participants to save money and plan their evenings accordingly. Events have been hosted in the Waterfront Barge Museum in Red Hook, the Brooklyn Historical Society’s Othmer Library and Kings County Distillery in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. “Brooklyn is massive,” Mitchell, a Williamsburg resident, said. “There’s just so many parts of Brooklyn that have yet to be explored by people that have lived in New York all their life. The borough in general is just so diverse in every pocket. The vastness and diversity of what Brooklyn has to offer works really, really well.” Attendees can expect a diverse lineup of artists playing folk, jazz, pop, rap, spoken word or even an all-female mariachi band. “The sky is the limit,” Mitchell said. “We’re lovers of all types of music and that’s reflective in every Sofar show that you go to.” In addition to various genres of music, Sofar also asks the musicians to tone down their sound for a more close-knit environment with attendees often sitting on the floor directly in front of the band. “It’s going to be in a much more intimate setting than the artists are used to,” Mitchell said. “We say to them, ‘Totally experiment with your setup. Try to strip back as much as you possibly can.’ Instead of bringing a full drum kit, maybe just bring a cajón. “Some artists even just do percussion on a
Sofar hosted an event in the Waterfront Barge Museum in Red Hook. suitcase that they brought their merchandise in. It’s a very cool stripped back version of their music that is also quite unique compared to shows they might do elsewhere.” For the musicians, the unusual performance spaces force them to go outside their normal routines, often playing acoustic versions of songs. “It teaches you to think on your feet a little bit more,” Sam Parrish of Luna Rose told the
Gazette at a recent concert in Prospect Heights. “It challenges you to push your comfort zone with what really defines a stage.” In between sets, Sofar’s host encourages attendees to interact with people they don’t not know, asking prompts like, “What was the first album you bought?” Fun facts about each of the musicians are also shared. One singer at the Prospect Heights concert revealed that he enjoys cook-
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ing in the nude, while another musician said he likes to get his hair braided while drinking Tecate. “Through the many Sofar Sounds shows I’ve done, one thing you can be sure of is that you are always guaranteed a friendly, listening and welcoming audience and the most inclusive and supportive atmosphere,” singersongwriter Cerian, who played in Brooklyn, told the Gazette.
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Art FIRST THURSDAY GALLERY WALK The first Thursday of every month‚ the galleries of DUMBO stay open late, hosting special events and receptions. Visitors curate their own evening of art viewing by visiting any or all participating venues. Maps are available on site. When: Thursday, May 2nd, 6 – 8 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Various locations
ALIVE WITH ART Brooklyn Arts Council’s
Board of Directors invites you to Alive with Art 2019, Brooklyn Arts Council’s annual celebration of our vibrant community of artists and cultural organizations. When: Thursday, May 2nd, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Brooklyn Arts Council (20 Jay Street Suite 616)
experts. Art lovers can visit the fair with confidence that they are buying from the very best and most promising emerging artists in a unique and immersive experience. When: Daily, May 2nd-5th, 6 – 9 p.m. Where: Greenpoint/Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble Street)
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free walking tour; witness live window painting by local artists; see the latest installations and exhibits at world-class institutions; snap selfies near iconic street murals — art is all around us and waiting for you. When: Saturday, May 4th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Fowler Street Plaza (Fulton Street & Lafayette Avenue)
DWELLING IN THE FUCHUN MOUNTAINS, A generative digital art installation created by artist James Yuxi Cao as part of his QRC (Quick Response
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Byrd Mizer Featuring the work of Embodied Empathy, Christopher Mahonski, Valerie Shusterov, and Kristen Neville Taylor. Jurors: Will Hutnick and Gaby Collins-Fernandez Selected through UrbanGlass’ open curatorial call, a certain set of dynamics looks at artists using glass as a literal and metaphorical lens through which to explore human interconnection. When: Daily through May 10th, 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/Agnes Varis Art Center (647 Fulton Street)
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BY JAN GROOVER Jan Groover created her famous Kitchen Still Lifes in 1978 and 1979. Using a large-format camera, she transformed colanders, knives, spatulas and baking pans into objects of beauty that still hold a visual interest that transcends their common use. Her seductively modern color palette of greens, pewter, bronze and brown tonalities permeates the space dissected by kitchen paraphernalia. These take on a new visual meaning as a result of Groover’s juxtaposition of the elements. Although never unrecognizable as everyday objects, these utensils float into an abstract amalgam of planes and shapes. When: Tuesdays-Sundays through May 11th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Janet Borden, Inc (91 Water Street)
THE OUTSKIRTS, EXPOSED AND PUNCHED A solo exhibition of new work by Odette England. This will be the artist’s second solo show at the gallery, and brings together a selection of artworks from three recently completed and ongoing projects. Home is the center-weight of England’s artistic practice, with memory and forgetting being the counterbalances. Her photographs are fragile, contemplative and temporal spaces. When: Wednesdays-Saturdays through May 11th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/Klompching Gallery (89 Water Street)
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Emerging Photography Awards, United Photo Industries is exhibiting the work of two artists, Amelie Satzger and Lauren Menzies, in a dual exhibition at the UPI Gallery. When: Tuesdays-Saturdays through May 31st, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: DUMBO/United Photo Industries (16 Main Street/ Suite B)
RACE AND REVOLUTION: REIMAGINING MONUMENTS
The show questions the relationship between historical memory and historical monuments and what the underlying implications are for those histories that remain absent. Seventeen artists were asked to envision monuments that add depth and truth to New York’s compelling history. Exhibiting artists include Alexis Callender, Ayasha Guerin, Chip Thomas, Damien Davis, Emmaline Payette, Kamau Ware, Kimberly Becoat, Lyra Monteiro, Maureen Conner, Maureen McNeil, Marilyn Nance, Rose Desiano, Sal Munoz, Studio Darn, Zaq Landsberg and Jennifer Mack Watkins. When: Fridays through June 14th, 3 – 6 p.m. Where: Park Slope/Old Stone House (336 3rd Street)
ANTON ZOLOTOV: PLAYING WITH FIRE A solo show featuring the work of Anton Zolotov. Zolotov crafts a sprawling survey of misanthropy, isolation, and social rejection in the context of contemporary youth culture through intensive artistic studies of the ephemera of Kurt Cobain, the iconic vocalist of Nirvana. The artwork connects how these various elements of the dark side of modern adolescence relate to an ongoing roiling cycle of self-harm, addiction, and ultimately, premature self-destruction among marginalized young people today. When: Saturdays & Sundays through July 7th, 12 – 7 p.m. or by appt Where: Red Hook/Peninsula Art Space (352 Van Brunt 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)
ONE: EGÚNGÚN One: Egúngún tells the life story of a twentieth-century Yorùbá masquerade dance costume (egúngún), from its origins in Ògbómọ, Nigeria, to its current home in Brooklyn. Composed of over three hundred textiles from Africa, Europe, and Asia, this egúngún swirls into motion during festivals honoring departed ancestors. Centuries old, egúngún is still practiced in Nigeria, the Republic of Benin, and in the Yorùbá diaspora. When: Daily through August 2019, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Crown Heights/ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway)
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MASTERCLASS & BMS DRUM RECITAL The Brooklyn Music School welcomes acclaimed drummer and Bronx native, Will Calhoun, to the stage where he will give a master class prior to the annual drum recital by BMS students. This is a free event with a suggested donation of $5. When: Saturday, May 4th, 5 – 6:30 p.m. Where: Fort Greene/Brooklyn Music School (126 St. Felix Street)
HEALTHY BODY, MIND & SPIRIT HEALTH FAIR A health fair to encourage non-profits, health professionals, and families to work together and to welcome a diverse community congregation. With the generous support of Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield medical professionals and physicians will offer
educational seminars, tables of various medical screenings and health tips to community members. When: Saturday, May 4th, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: Bedford Stuyvesant/ Brooklyn Pride Community Center (1360 Fulton Street)
HORSESHOE CRAB MONITORING Join the Stewardship Team for an evening of horseshoe crab monitoring. Since 2013, NYC Parks has been monitoring horseshoe crab spawning activity. You’ll be walking the beach to count the number of crabs present and tag them to keep track of how many we’ve already seen as part of NYC Parks’ ongoing effort to monitor their activity. This exciting work contributes to a long-term research study that is helping us to better understand and protect the horseshoe crabs that live in our urban waters.
When: Saturday, May 4th, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Where: Coney Island/Calvert Vaux Park (Gravesend Bay, Bay 44 St. to Bay 49 St., Shore Pkwy)
ARE WE AT THE END? Come to BRJC, for a refresher course in Judaism and for those interested in becoming Jewish. When: Monday, May 7th, 7 p.m. Where: Bay Ridge/Bay Ridge Jewish center (405 81st Street)
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Fun for the whole family, this free class is taught by Mark Morris Dance Group company members Minga Prather and Brandon Cournay. All ages and levels are welcome. When: Saturday, May 4th, 3 – 4 p.m. Where; Fort Greene/Mark Morris Dance Center (3 Lafayette Avenue)
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with music, dance, crafts, and more. Please note: In the event of inclement weather, this event will take place inside the Sunset Park Recreation Center. When: Sunday, May 5th, 4 – 7 p.m. Where: Sunset Park/43rd Street at 7th Avenue
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Help NYC Parks re-imagine Ocean Hill Playground stay for skate demos, basketball clinics, and more. 4:00–5:00 p.m. - Join them for basketball clinics, skate demos, and visit organizations involved in skating! Skate, scoot, and bike the pop-up pump track and dance to music from a live DJ. 5:30–6:30 p.m. - Come share and discuss your ideas for the future skate park, basketball courts, and multipurpose play area at Ocean Hill Playground. When: Thursday, May 2nd, 4 – 6:30 p.m. Where: Brownsville/Ocean Hill Playground (Dean St., Bergen St. bet. Rockaway Waveband Hopkinson Ave.)
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May 4th for painting, music, mental health resources, free food, and more at PS24’s Cinco de Mayo celebration. You can help them paint the mural by using a paint-bynumbers plan, Julia will show you how to fill in the pieces of canvas that make up the mural. In just a few short minutes, you’ll be ready to leave your mark on the neighborhood and contribute to an important community project. All ages and artistic abilities are welcome. When: Saturday, May 4th, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Where: Sunset Park/PS 24 (427 38th St)
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Come see Green-Wood Cemetery’s cherry blossoms By Lore Croghan INBrooklyn
By the way, the chapel, which architects Warren & Wetmore designed, is being renovated at this moment. Don’t be surprised to see that its facade is wrapped in protective plastic sheets.
Tempus fugit. Flowering trees’ moments of glory are fleeting. VALLEY WATER See them ASAP at Green-Wood Cemetery. Green-Wood’s landscape is punctuated by glacial ponds with Cherry blossoms might be the prettiest flowers in the universe — and Brooklyn Botanic Garden isn’t the only place you’ll find picturesque names. The one called Valley Water, which can be found right near the landmarked chapel, is ringed with cherry trees them in abundance this time of year. The hilly precincts of Green-Wood Cemetery are populated in full flower. A shoreline path leads bewith the beloved blooming trees. At neath the trees. There’s seating if every turn in the 478-acre Greenwood you want to linger a while and Heights graveyard, masses of pink soak up the scenery. petals brighten the vistas of tombstones and mausoleums. If you took part in Brooklyn SYLVAN WATER Botanic Garden’s wonderful Sakura A short stroll will take you to Matsuri festival last weekend and find another glacial pond, which is you’re hungry for the sight of more called Sylvan Water. Numerous cherry blossoms, it’s time for a stroll mausoleums are situated on its through Green-Wood. shoreline. There are more than 7,000 trees in There are fine flowering the cemetery, which was founded in cherry trees all over the place. 1838. One of my favorite sculptures And new plantings that will swell in all of Green-Wood is here at their numbers this year will include the edge of this pond. She’s a “wildlife-enhancing species” and “polfeathery-winged angel garbed in linator trees,” Joseph Charap, Greena gown. She sits on a big block Wood’s director of horticulture, told me out on a staircase in front of in an interview in February. Rocco Agoglia’s mausoleum. Hail to thee Minerva, reigning goddess of Battle Hill. According to the Find A Grave Memorial website, he died LANDMARKED GOTHIC in 1971. REVIVAL GATES Above Sylvan Water, there’s If you start your stroll at the cemea walkway called the Ravine tery’s main entrance on Fifth Avenue Path. Landscape architecture and 25th Street, in the blink of an eye firm Michael Van Valkenburgh you’ll find lovely cherry blossoms. Associates is in charge of a projJust pass beneath the iconic ect to rebuild the walkway. Gothic Revival entrance gates. The After you walk up this path, flowering trees are on their far side. you will head in the general diThe gates were designated as a city rection of the cemetery’s Fort landmark in 1966, not long after New Hamilton Parkway boundary. York’s landmarking law was passed. Winding roads will lead you to Architecture firm Richard M. Upclusters of cherry trees. john & Son designed them. Construction began in 1861 and wrapped up in 1865.
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After considerable strolling — and lots of sightings of flowCherry blossoms brighten mausoleums that have a prime place at Cherry blossoms frame this view of a Green-Wood Cemetery ering trees — you’ll find yourself on a section of Vista Avenue that Green-Wood. The tombs stand in a pond called Valley Water. INBrooklyn photo by Lore Croghan skirts a bowl-shaped valley. semi-circle around the cemetery’s Blossoming cherries and other landmarked chapel. Walk along the path above these tombs for an ideal look at the beautiful flowering trees ring the edge of the valley. lovely trees. From up here, an angel on the Chambettaz mausoleum — Continued on page 11INB — seems to hover over the pink blooms.
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Come see Green-Wood Cemetery’s cherry blossoms
There’s a really nice one where a walkway called Verdant Path intersects with Battle Avenue. If you photograph this tree facing up the hill, your image will include one of the quirkiest mausoleums in the cemetery.
You know spring has really arrived in Brooklyn when the cherry trees blossom beside INBrooklyn photos by Lore Croghan Green-Wood Cemetery’s landmarked gateway. It’s the tomb of pianist Alfred Ross Parsons and his wife Alice Schuyler Van Ness. They died in the early 1930s. Parsons was an Egyptologist. Their tomb is shaped like an ancient Egyptian pyramid. There’s a sphinx statue out front as well as
statues of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. The Untapped Cities website included the Van Ness-Parsons mausoleum in a posting called “The Five Weirdest Tombs and Mausoleums at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn.”
— Continued from page 10INB — You can step closer to the trees via a little walkway called Fir Path.
WILLIAM M. GREVE MAUSOLEUM You might get to the point where you’re weary of walking, no matter how fine the scenery. It would be a shame to stop strolling, though — because you’d miss William M. Greve’s mausoleum and the tremendous cherry blossoms that hang beside it. The tomb looks like a miniature Classical temple. It’s near the modern Hillside Mausoleum, which is close to the cemetery’s McDonald Avenue boundary. Did you know Greve was a developer? As the head of a company called Realty Associates, he built hundreds of bungalows in Gerritsen Beach in the early 1920s.
MINERVA, THE GODDESS OF BATTLE HILL I should mention that Green-Wood’s gates have strict closing hours. When the exits on Fort Hamilton Parkway and Prospect Park West are open, which is weekends and certain holidays, they’re locked up at 4 p.m. After 4 p.m., you’ll have to double back to the main entrance on Fifth Avenue and 25th Street. This time of year, the main entrance remains open until 7 p.m. One good way to get to the main entrance is to stroll on Border Avenue. After you walk for a while, turn onto Hemlock Avenue and find your way up onto Battle Hill. As of course you know, this piece of the cemetery is a key site of the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Brooklyn. Frederick Wellington Ruckstull sculpted Battle Hill’s magnificent statue of Minerva, goddess of war, that commemorates the battle. The most known fact about Minerva is that she lines up perfectly with the Statue of Liberty down in the harbor. Minerva raises her hand in salute to Lady Liberty in a gesture that mirrors Lady Liberty’s gesture of holding up her torch. If you photograph Minerva in profile, you can include nearby cherry trees in the picture.
VAN NESS-PARSONS PYRAMID As you head down Battle Avenue towards Green-Wood’s main gates, you will see other blossoming cherry trees. Week of May—2,A2019 • INBROOKLYN — A Special Section of Brooklyn Eagle/HeightsPress/Home Press/HomeReporter/Brooklyn Reporter/BrooklynSpectator/Brooklyn Spectator/BrooklynRecord/Greenpoint Record/Greenpoint Gazette Gazette •• 11INB 11INB Week of May 2 - 8, 2019 • INBROOKLYN Special Section of Brooklyn Daily Eagle/Brooklyn Eagle/Heights
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