Volume 45, No. 31
Friday, August 16, 2019
OUR WORLD IN PHOTOS PERU — Pan American Games Closing: Performers use their cell phones as they wait to take part in the closing ceremony of the Pan American Games at the National stadium in Lima, Peru, AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd Sunday, Aug. 11.
NYC advocates blast punitive new rules aimed at legal immigrants Activist: ‘This is a direct threat to undercut legal migration of color by the Trump administration’ By Noah Goldberg and Meaghan McGoldrick The PHOENIX
A security oﬃcer stands at the entrance of a facility oﬀering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program information.
AP Photo/Julio Cortez
New York City elected officials and advocacy groups immediately pushed back against a new regulation that will make it easier for the federal government to reject green card and visa applications by penalizing those who rely on public programs like food stamps and housing vouchers.
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Police are more likely to kill men and women of color
By Frank Edwards | The Conversation
Michael Brown was killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, five years ago. Since then, U.S. police have killed more than 5,000 people. Researchers and activists only know about these deaths because journalists do what the federal government has not: collect detailed information on police-involved fatalities. Because the government has not collected systematic data on police killings, the public doesn’t have definitive
numbers that, once interpreted, will show how likely people are to be killed by police. In a study published on Aug. 5, sociologist Hedwig Lee, social scientist Michael Esposito and I use unofficial data to show how risk of death varies by age, sex and race or ethnicity in the U.S.
MEASURING POLICE VIOLENCE My colleagues and I rely on data provided by Fatal Encounters, a dataset maintained by journalist and former newspaper editor D. Brian Burghart. Burghart conducts systematic searches of online news, social media and public records to provide a close-tocomprehensive and up-todate archive of police killings. The database shows about 1,000 and 1,200 deaths per year since 2000. While overall, police are responsible for a very small share of all deaths – about 0.05% of all male deaths, and 0.003% of all female deaths, police are responsible for a substantial proportion of all deaths of young
people. For young men, police violence ranks as the sixth leading cause of death as classified by the National Vital Statistics System, after accidents, which include drug overdoses, motor vehicle accidents and other accidental deaths; suicides; other homicides; heart disease; and cancer. Police are responsible for 1.6% of all deaths of black men between the ages of 20 and 24. Our analysis found that about 52 of every 100,000 men and boys, and about 3 of every 100,000 women and girls, will be killed by police. For comparison, the lifetime risk of a person being killed in a vehicle accident
for the general population is about 970 per 100,000, and the lifetime risk of being killed by firearm in a homicide is about 350 per 100,000. People who are American Indian and Alaska Native, black or Latino are more likely to be killed by police than people who are white. Men of color have especially high lifetime risks of being killed by police. About 1 in 1,000 black men and boys are likely are killed by police. For American Indian and Alaska Native men and boys, the lifetime risk of being killed by police is about 1 in 2,000. Young men and women
are at greatest risk of being killed by police. Between the ages of 25 and 29, about 2 of every 100,000 young men in the U.S. are killed by police, while about 0.1 of every 100,000 women will be killed by police. That risk is most pronounced for young men and women of color.
POLICY IMPLICATIONS Based on our results, I believe that the U.S. urgently needs to reduce the rates at which police kill civilians, and reduce inequalities in exposure of men and women to police violence. In my view, some common sense interventions would likely drive down rates of death. For example, investment in community based mental health and social services would reduce the use of police, jails and prisons as catch-all responses to social problems. Accountability and effective reform demands better data. The Bureau of Justice Statistics is pursuing a data collection effort that mirrors the news-based approaches that journalists have pioneered. And the Center for Policing Equity, a research center in New York, is developing a national data system to track police use of force. These efforts are promising, and I think they will provide policymakers and activists better sets of tools to hold police departments accountable for reducing the number of deaths that their officers cause. — The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts
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South Asian Bar Assn. hosts former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara for book talk By Rob Abruzzese The PHOENIX
As the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara is one of the most important South Asian members of the legal community, which is why members of the South Asian Bar Association of New York knew that when he wrote a book they had to have an event for him to discuss it. "Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law" was released in March, and it took a few months to organize, but SABANY hosted Bharara for a discussion about the book and his thoughts on the law with Anjan Sahni at WilmerHale in Manhattan on Tuesday Aug. 6. “Obviously Preet is, within our community, one of the highest-stature individuals,” said SABANY President Ryan Budhu. “He is an original trailblazer and been most prominent in giving back to SABANY and the New York legal community in general. When he decided to put out a book, it was clear that we wanted to have an event to talk about the book, to talk about his tenure at the Southern District. “We wanted to combine that with Anjan Sahni, who is also South Asian and one of our brightest legal stars and partner-in-charge at WilmerHale here,” Budhu continued. “It was something that fit perfectly together.” The event featured a reception, followed by a one-hour discussion about various topics in the book and afterward SABANY members got an opportunity to meet and chat with Bharara. “Preet has been a consistent and longtime supporter of SABANY,” Budhu said. “We've frequently honored him, and he is often a guest at our events. To get the selfie with Preet is almost a rite of passage.” Bharara was U.S. attorney for the Southern District from 2009 until March 2017. In a discussion with Sahni, who worked alongside him for seven years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, they talked about some of the biggest
Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara shared his thoughts on the rule of law with Anjan Sahni (right) and the South Asian Bar Association last week. Bharara recently published a book titled, “Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment and the Rule of Law.” Eagle photo by Rob Abruzzese cases of his career. “He headed the crown jewel of the Department of Justice, the Southern District of New York,” said vice president Austin D’Souza. “As U.S. attorney from 2009 to 2017, he prosecuted the most high-profile cases in federal court including the Times Square bomber, the New York organized crime bosses, the four largest banks in the U.S., and who could forget the Bernie Madoff investigation?”
NYC advocates blast punitive new rules aimed at legal immigrants Continued from page 1 The new rule, spearheaded by Stephen Miller, Trump’s leading aide on immigration, aims to slow — and minimize — legal immigration by expanding the definition of “public charge” to include more immigrants in the U.S. who can be deemed inadmissible for entry, visa or change of status. Under current regulations in the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Department of Homeland Security can deny an application if a person is deemed likely to become a “public charge.” The term, currently defined as someone who is “primarily dependent” on government assistance, only took into account cash benefits like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or Supplemental Security Income from Social Security. Under the Trump administration’s new rule, one’s dependence on such programs as food stamps, Medicaid, and housing vouchers a — for at least 12 months in any 36-month period — are grounds for denial and show a “lack of self-sufficiency,” according to the regulation. Advocates are already planning on fighting the new rule, slated to go into effect in 60 days. “The newly finalized public charge rule makes plain once again the Trump Administration’s barely hidden disdain not just for immigrants but for the majority of Americans. As the Administration itself admitted, the vast majority of commenters opposed the rule last year. We are still determining the full impact this rule will have, but make no mistake: we will not let it fundamentally change the City’s charge to be a sanctuary for all,” said Brooklyn Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, chairperson of the council’s Committee on Immigration. Mayor Bill de Blasio denounced the regulation, calling it a “direct assault” on immigrants and telling the Trump administration, “We’ll see you in court.” Brooklynites received more money in food stamps than any other borough in the city in 2017, according to a study by the Food Bank for New York City — though it’s not clear how much of that went to immigrants. The federal government paid out more than $1 billion in SNAP benefits to Brooklynites that year, according to the study. About 200,000 of the 1.6 million New York City residents using SNAP are eligible immigrants, according to city data. The policies coming out of the federal government are already having a chilling effect on some of
our most vulnerable neighbors, scaring them away from SNAP and other vital resources like shelter and healthcare,” said Camesha Grant, vice president for community connections and reach at Food Bank For New York City. “This rule is the latest attempt to intimidate immigrants and their families—it would lead to thousands more New Yorkers going hungry every day.” The change to the “public charge” rule was floated in October 2018, and a December 2018 survey by the Urban Institute found that one in seven immigrant adults avoided public benefit programs out of fear of immigration consequences. This would not be the first immigration-related lawsuit against the Trump administration. A coalition of New York immigration advocacy groups sued the federal government over putting an immigration question on the census, arguing that the question would lead to an undercounting. Javier Valdés, co-executive director at Make the Road New York, called the regulation inhumane. “This inhumane policy change is a direct threat to undercut legal migration of people of color by the Trump administration — in their quest to only allow the white and wealthy into the United States. This attack on our legal immigration system will punish hundreds of thousands by forcing them to choose between accessing vital health and nutrition programs or keeping their families together,” Valdés said. “There is a 60-day period, after the final rule is published on Wednesday, before the regulation goes into effect — due to the complexity of the rule — we urge individuals who think that they could potentially be at risk of being a public charge to consult with an advocate or attorney. We remain committed to inform, protect and defend working class immigrant communities every step of the way.” A statement from NYC Health + Hospitals, a major provider of the services in question, called the policy “dangerous and shortsighted.” “The anti-immigrant rule is intended to instill fear on thousands who are not directly impacted and could discourage more than a quarter million New Yorkers who currently receive care at NYC Health + Hospitals – including children and citizens – from continuing care to prevent illness and manage disease,” said agency CEO Dr. Mitchell Katz. “It goes against everything we’re trying to do in NYC to guarantee health care for all, with dignity and respect, and create healthier communities.”
The back-and-forth between Bharara and Sahni was smooth as might be expected between two prosecutors who worked beside each other for so long. While the topics could get serious at times, the conversation was very light-hearted in tone overall. "I remember the first time I came to a SABANY event with Preet," Sahni recalled. "It was in 2012, and he was just listed as No. 17 in Vanity Fair's 'New Establishment' list behind Lady Gaga at No. 16, but ahead of the Olsen twins who were collectively No. 25. Crowds of people would flock to him with random requests such as ‘My uncle needs a visa can you help?’ Or ‘I have a 16-yearold brother in high school, can he be an AUSA for you?’ Or ‘Preet, the 4 Train kinda sucks.’" Bharara joked that his parents expected him to become a doctor or to marry a doctor, or at least help his brother become a doctor, and that they all let his parents down by becoming lawyers instead. He said that he was just bad at chemistry before revealing his true reason for becoming a prosecutor. “At some point in high school, having read `Inherit the Wind,’ something about that moved me
and made me think that there is a way to have a career that is exciting, interesting, but also meaningful in a particular way,” Bharara said. “I realized [at Columbia Law School] in just doing the exercise of trying a case and the various components of a trial, including opening statements, closing arguments, cross examinations, that as a matter of craft there is nothing more exhilarating, exciting and cool than doing a criminal trial,” Bharara said. He later added, “And unlike defense lawyers, you never have to make an argument that you don't believe is right and you don't believe is true. You are not zealously representing an individual, but instead thinking about how you can serve the public and make the community a little bit better.” SABANY has two big events planned for September and October. The first is its Public Interest Reception that will take place at Milbank in Manhattan on Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. with keynote speaker Asha Rangappa, from Yale University. It will also host its 12th annual Leadership Awards gala on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Guastavino's, where U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Illinois) will be the keynote speaker.
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BROOKLYN AND ITS COMMUNITY BOARDS Community Board #1 435 GRAHAM AVE., Brooklyn, NY 11211 Phone: 718-389-0009 Fax:718-389-0098 Email:email@example.com Flushing Ave., Willamsburg, Greenpoint, Northside, Southside Chairperson: none District Manager:Gerald Esposito Regular monthly board meetings held the 2nd Tuesday of the month/ 6:30pm.
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Community Board #7 4201 4THAVE., Brooklyn, NY 11232 Phone:718-854-0003 Fax: 718-436-1142 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace Chairperson: Cesar Zuniga District Manager: Jeremy Laufer Regular monthly board meetings held the 3rd Wednesday of the month! 6:30p.m.
Community Board #3 1360 FULTON ST. Brooklyn, NY 11216 Phone:718-622-6601 Fax:718-857-5774 Email:email@example.com Bedford-Stuyvesant, Stuyvesant Heights, Ocean Hill Chairperson: none District Manager:Henry Butler Regular monthly board meetings held the 1st Monday of the month! 7:00pm. Community Board #4 1420 BUSHWICK AVE., SUITE 370 Brooklyn, NY 11207-1422 Phone: 718-628-8400 Fax:718-628-8619 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Bushwick Chairperson: none District Manager:Celestina Leon Regular monthly board meetings held the 3rd Wednesday of the month! 6:00pm. Community Board #5 404 PINE STREET, Brooklyn, NY 11208, 3RD FLOOR Phone: 929-221-8261 Fax:718-345-0501 Email:email@example.com East New York, Cypress Hills, Highland Park, New Lots, City Line, Starrett City Chairperson: Andre T Mitchell District Manager:Melinda Perkins Regular monthly board meetings held the 4th Wednesday of the month! 6:30pm.
Communi Board #8 1291 ST.MARKS AVE., Brooklyn, NY 11213 Phone: 718-467-5574 Community Board #11 Fax: 718-778-2979 2214 BATH AVE., Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Brooklyn, NY 11214 North Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Phone:718-266-8800 Weeksville Fax: 718-266-8821 Chairperson: Ethel Tyus Email: email@example.com District Manager: Michelle George Bath Beach, Gravesend, Mapleton, Regular monthly board meetings held the Bensonhurst Chairperson: William Guarinello 2nd Thursday of the month/ 7:00pm. District Manager: Marnee Elias-Pavia Regular monthly board meetings held Community Board #9 2nd Thursday of the month/7:30p.m. 890 NOSTRAND AVE., Communi Board #12 Brooklyn, NY 11225 5910 13THAVE., Phone: 718-778-9279 Brooklyn, NY 11219 Fax:718-467-0994 Phone:718-851-0800 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 718-851-4140 South Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Email: email@example.com Boro Park, Kensington, Ocean Parkway, Gardens, Wingate Midwood Chairperson: Fred Baptiste Chairperson: none District Manager: Currently Vacant Regular monthly board meetings held the District Manager: Barry Spitzer Regular monthly board meetings held the 4th Tuesday of the month! 7:00pm. 4th Tuesday of the month/ 7:00pm. Community Board #10 8119 5THAVE., Brooklyn, NY 11209 Phone: 718-745-6827 Fax: 718-836-2447 Email:bk01O@cb.nyc.gov Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Fort Hamilton Chairperson: Lori Willis District Manager: Josephine Beckmann Regular monthly board meetings held the 3rd Monday of the month! 7pm. Except during January and February
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News Around the Boro ADVISORY GROUP SPLIT ON PACIFIC PARK GYM
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Chelsea Piers has been chosen as the operator of an athletic field and fitness center in the new Pacific Park development in Downtown Brooklyn, but an advisory group was split right down the middle on the city. Atlantic Yards Community Development Corp.’s board members cast their votes in a 4-4 tie on Monday afternoon on a motion to recommend that Empire State Development Corp. not approve the athletic facility project, pending a full-scale environmental review. The athletic field and fitness center would be constructed in the basement of two still-unbuilt residential towers on Dean Street. See story, Brooklyneagle.com.
BUS STOPS TO BE DECORATED WITH PHOTOS
BUSHWICK — A hundred bus shelters in the city, including 18 in Brooklyn, will be adorned with photos depicting life in New York City as part of a new project from Bushwick-based artist Elle Perez. Sixteen of the 18 Brooklyn photos that are part of exhibit, commissioned by the Public Art Fund, are in an area stretching from Brooklyn Heights to Bedford-Stuyvesant. See story, Brooklyneagle.com.
TWO BROWNSVILLE WOMEN FOUND DEAD WITHIN HOURS
BROWNSVILLE — Two Brownsville women were found dead in separate incidents Monday night and early Tuesday morning just a mile apart and within hours of each other. The first woman was found in an apartment at East 96th Street near Winthrop Avenue. The second was found with stab wounds outside a building on Mother Gaston Boulevard. See story, Brooklyneagle.com.
BP ADAMS SAID TO BE USING CHARITY FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES
BOROUGHWIDE — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a New York City mayoral hopeful, is allegedly skirting campaign rules by raising tens of thousands of dollars from people with business pending with the city for his nonprofit, according to the Daily News. Adams set up the “One Brooklyn Fund” his first year in office in 2014, raising at least $995,000 and as much $2.9 million by March 2018, according to filings with the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board. Candidates for borough president can’t raise more than $320 from individuals in the city’s “doing business” database, and mayoral contenders can’t take more than $400 from them, the Daily News reported.
RESCUE DOG STARS IN PARK SLOPE SHOW
PARK SLOPE — A rescue dog named Boscoe Barles starred in a one-dog show before a soldout audience in Brooklyn on Saturday, according to the New York Post. “He’s the Emma Stone of dog actors … He’s a natural,” the Shih Tzu’s owner, Charles Quittner, a theater director, told the Post. Quittner organized the Boscoe Barles “Bestival” at The Brick Theater in Williamsburg to celebrate his dog’s one-year adoption anniversary and to raise funds for the shelter he came from. The canine star was seen a series of five short plays — starring as himself, the mayor of a small town and an emotional-support chinchilla. Human supporting actors carried treats in their pockets to keep Boscoe on track, the Post reported.
‘DINE IN PARK SLOPE’ IS COMING ONCE AGAIN
PARK SLOPE — Because only nine of 400 spots featured in New York City Restaurant Week were in Brooklyn, according to Patch, Park Slope residents put together a two-week event, “Dine in Park Slope,” in which more than 50 restaurants will offer deals. The event is put on by the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District, the North Flatbush Business Improvement District, the Park Slope Chamber of Commerce and Fourth on Fourth, a program of the Park Slope Civic Council. Deals range from a percentage off of happy-hour drinks to full three-course meals for a set price.
Recently graduated St. Francis Brooklyn women’s basketball players Dana DiRenzo (left) and Maria Palarino (right) are headed to Ireland this coming season, not as Terriers but as members of a very exclusive club of student-athletes. Palarino and DiRenzo were both selected this week to the class of 2020 Sport Changes Life Victory Scholars program, making them the only two representatives from the entire Northeast Conference. “We are extremely proud of both Dana and Maria on being selected to the prestigious Sport Changes Life Victory Scholars program,” said Terriers head women’s basketball coach Linda Cimino. Photos courtesy of SFC Brooklyn Athletics Among the restaurants offering deals will be Benchmark, Made in New York Jazz Café, Ovenly, Logan’s Run and Le Mistral.
ROCKROSE SEEKS TO BUY DOWNTOWN SITE
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Rockrose Development, known for its Manhattan apartment towers, is working on its first major deal in Brooklyn. The firm is in contract to buy a development site near the border of Downtown Brooklyn and Fort Greene, according to The Real Deal. The price for the development site, at 98 DeKalb Ave., was not entirely clear, but sources said it was in the mid-$60 million range. The firm is also negotiating to buy adjacent air rights that could push the price higher, possibly in the $75 million range, according to The Real Deal.
JEWISH GIRLS’ SCHOOL GETS BULLETPROOF DOORS
CROWN HEIGHTS — An Orthodox girls’ school in Brooklyn has installed bullet-resistant classroom doors to keep out shooters, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Bnos Menachem in the heavily Hasidic Crown Heights neighborhood is the first of more than 50 Jewish schools and synagogues in Brooklyn to have the 150-pound metal doors installed by an Israel-based manufacturer. The school was able to secure about $150,000 in a state Homeland Security grant, the New York Post reported.
CELEBRITY CLOTHING DESIGNER WORKS OUT OF B’KLYN BASEMENT
CROWN HEIGHTS — Brooklyn clothing designer Felishia Noel is featured in four Bloomingdale’s displays based on “The Lion King,” called “Style Kingdom,” according to the New York Post. While it’s the first retail order for Noel, she has designed clothes for the likes of Gabrielle Union, Jordin Sparks and Michelle Obama. Every single one of Noel’s designs is created in her Crown Heights studio, housed in the basement of a three-story building owned by her mother. Noel has loved fashion since she was a child, and before she established her own business, she worked as an administrative assistant in the Garment District. At the age of 19, she co-founded a streetwear boutique called The Wagon in Crown Heights.
MAN BEATEN, ROBBED AT SUBWAY STATION
FORT GREENE — A 65-year-old man was in serious condition at a local hospital after he was robbed at the Clinton-Washington avenues station earlier this month, according to Patch. On August 1, the man was walking down the staircase to the mezzanine at the A/C subway station when two men punched him in the back of the head, causing him to fall down the staircase and become unconscious. Once the victim landed on the floor, the two perps took his backpack, which included his wallet, headphones, watch, cellphone and Bluetooth speakers. The 65-year-old man was sent to NY Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital with
a fractured jaw, two broken ribs and a cut on the back of the head.
TOWN HALL MAY BE COMING HERE
BAY RIDGE — City Councilmembers Justin Brannan (D-Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst-Dyker Heights) and Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria-Woodside-Jackson Heights) have asked CNN to host its their Sept. 4 climate town hall in either Brooklyn or Queens. They said at a rally on the steps of City Hall that Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination should have to make their case before communities that are most at risk because of the effects of climate change in the coming decades. “Let’s get them to Coney Island or the Rockaways or someplace else besides Manhattan, where these kind of events usually happen,” said Brannan.
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ATTACKS TARGET W’BURG HASIDIC MEN
WILLIAMSBURG — At least three unprovoked attacks on Brooklyn Hasidic men took place Monday morning in Williamsburg, according to 1010 WINS. Officials said the attacks happened at three different locations near NYCHA housing developments. The men who were approached were 71, 67 and 56 years old. In each case, one suspect punched the victim, while the other two went through his pockets but didn’t take anything. The attacks took place at 80 Ross St., 626 Wythe Place and 13 Hooper St.
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Battle of Brooklyn events at Green-Wood and Old Stone House By John Alexander
Green-Wood Cemetery, the Old Stone House and Washington Park have announced some special events to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn throughout the month of August, culminating with a reenactment of the battle at Green-Wood. The Battle of Brooklyn, fought in 1776 on land that is now part of the cemetery, was the first battle of the American Revolution to occur after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Green-Wood hosts a day of commemoration on Sunday, August 25, to honor all those who defended the young republic, with parades, cannon fire, horses and reenactments of the battle. It all starts at 11 a.m. with a trolley tour that visits Revolutionary War sites hosted by author and historian Barnet Schecter and Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman. Visitors can witness life on the battlefield, and meet soldiers, their horses and famous colonial Americans. Historic re-enactors will demonstrate revolutionary weapons and tactics. Author Christopher Formant will discuss and sign copies of his book, “Saving Washington: The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and the Battle of Brooklyn,” at noon. The Battle of Brooklyn Parade takes place at 12:30 p.m. Attendees can follow the Revolutionary regiment and march to Battle Hill with the Regimental Band of the United States Merchant Marine Academy. The event concludes at 1:15 p.m. with a commemoration ceremony honoring the spirit and heroes of the Battle of Brooklyn on Battle Hill overlooking New York Harbor. The events are free, except for the trolley tour. The Old Stone House & Washington Park have also announced some special events and exhibits to commemorate the 243rd anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, America’s opening
chapter in its drive for independence. “As always, we are hosting a variety of events during Battle Week that explore both the historic impact of the battle and why it’s relevant today,” Kim Maier, executive director of the Old Stone House, told this newspaper. The popular Park Slope destination will host a series of celebratory events that will run through October. Both adults and children can learn about Brooklyn’s rich and entertaining history. Thursday, August 15, is the opening of ‘No More Water,’ a contemporary art exhibition at the Old Stone House featuring work by Tahir Carl Karmali and Justin Sterling and curated by Katherine Gressel. The exhibit is from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be on view through October 12. From Saturday, August 17 to Sunday, August 25, there will be a display of 85 Revolutionary War flags and their history at the Green-Wood Cemetery on Fifth Avenue and 25th Street. On Sunday, August 18, from noon to 2 p.m. the Old Stone House & Washington Park in partnership with the Michael A. Rawley American Legion Post will host the Maryland 400 Remembrance Ceremony. The Battle of Brooklyn neighborhood walk will take place Tuesday, August 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. It’s led by Old Stone House board member and Hunter College Archaeology Professor William Parry. Those interested are asked to wear comfortable shoes and meet at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park. The cost is $12, which includes light refreshments. On Wednesday, August 21, the Gowanus Dredgers will host a “Battle Paddle” event. Guests can join the Dredgers for a canoe tour of the canal’s famous Battle of Brooklyn escape route. The Prison Ships Martyrs Memorial Ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 24, at 10 a.m. at Fort Greene Park. The event is coordinated by the Society of Old Brooklynites, the American Merchant Marine Association and
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A scene from last year’s commemoration events. the Navy Armed Guard. On Saturday, August 24, the Battle of Brooklyn Bike Tour runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting at the Old Stone House and ending at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Battle of Brooklyn Neighborhood Walk follows from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and begins at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park. It’s led by the Old Stone House’s William Parry. The cost is $12 and includes light refreshments. The Brooklyn Historical Society presents “A Founding Martyr: Dr. Joseph Warren and the Early American Revolution,” a talk with historian Christian De Spana on Tuesday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m. at 128 Pierrepont Street. General
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I’m thoroughly charmed by the new public green space at NYC Ferry’s South Williamsburg stop. Big fat flowers are to blame. They are bright red and big as dinner plates. Two flower beds in the waterfront mini-park are planted with the Instagram-worthy hibiscus blossoms. The recently opened green space belongs to former Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s company, which has just constructed three gleaming glass-clad apartment buildings right beside the mini-park. I’ll tell you more about these towers at 420 Kent Ave. in a minute. But first, a word of explanation. Spaces that afford public access to North Brooklyn’s formerly industrial waterfront are opening up in dribs and drabs.
In many instances, developers construct the new waterfront green spaces and pay to maintain them. This was a requirement of the 2005 rezoning of shoreline Greenpoint and Williamsburg for high-rise residential development. I recently posted pictures of newly constructed Greenpoint shoreline public spaces. On the Williamsburg end of the waterfront, there are two new mini-parks — one at the neighborhood’s South Ferry Landing, the other at the North Ferry Landing.
POSIES AND A PERGOLA AT 420 KENT AVE. When you take the DUMBO-to-Greenpoint ferry, the first stop is South Williamsburg. Long before the ferry arrives at the dock, you’ll get
The scene’s so serene on the promenade behind Spitzer Enterprises’ new South Williamsburg towers. an eyeful of Spitzer Enterprises’ three new Kent Avenue rental-apartment towers. When you land at the South Williamsburg ferry stop, you turn left and there’s the newly opened green space.
It features a 400-foot promenade along the East River. Walk with me to the end of it that’s closest to the Williamsburg Bridge, because that’s where you’ll find the eye-catching hibiscus flowers I mentioned. Other plantings include beautiful grasses, shrubs and trees. Small green lawns are placed here and there. There’s also a pergola in this new public space. Tables and chairs are placed beneath it in case you want to bring a laptop and pretend to do some work while watching boats churn up and down the river.
ODA NEW YORK DESIGNED THESE TOWERS Architecture firm ODA New York designed Spitzer Enterprises’ Kent Avenue towers. They look like glass boxes stacked on top of one another. On sunny days, the glass reflects blue skies and white clouds. Spitzer — aka the Luv Guv — resigned as our state’s governor in March 2008 after he was identified as Client 9 in an investigation of a prostitution ring called Emperors Club VIP. The disgraced politician has since built a new career for himself at his family’s real estate firm. The Kent Avenue buildings, which are all 22 stories tall, have a total of 857 apartments, 20 percent of them affordable. There’s lots of seating along the Kent Avenue complex’s promenade. The day of my visit, I plunked myself down and watched ominous clouds roll over Manhattan. It was a great vantage point for watching dramatic weather.
A MIX OF MARKET-RATE AND AFFORDABLE APARTMENTS Citi Habitats New Developments is handling the leasing for the market-rate apartments,
which started in January for the first of the buildings, 416 Kent Ave. When I checked the complex’s website the other day, the asking rents for available apartments ranged from $2,599 per month for a studio to $5,830 per month for a two-bedroom unit. The process of selecting tenants for the Kent Avenue buildings’ affordable units started last year. In June 2018, the City Department of Housing Preservation and Development issued a call for applications for 65 affordable apartments at 416 Kent Ave. for tenants with three different income levels. For tenants with 40 percent of area median income, or AMI, there were $565-per-month
studios for individuals with annual incomes as low as $21,247 and one-bedroom apartments priced at $607 per month for two people with a combined annual income as low as $22,766, an online flyer indicates. The other income levels were 60 percent of AMI and 130 percent of AMI. The priciest apartments for tenants in the latter category were $2,733-permonth, two-bedroom apartments for families of four with a combined annual income as high as $135,590. Website 6sqft published a story about the affordablehousing lottery and a link to the city’s instructions for how to apply for it.
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Williamsburg ferry landings — Continued from page 12INB — A lottery announced in March 2019 was for 121 affordable units at 420 Kent Ave., all of them for tenants with incomes at 60 percent of AMI. The apartments ranged from $867-per-month studios to $1,123-per-month two-bedroom units. Qualifying annual incomes for the 121 apartments were between $31,680 for an individual to a combined $64,020 for a four-person family, online materials posted by the city indicate. Website 6sqft also published a story about this lottery as well as a link to city info about it.
TRANQUIL NEW GREEN SPACE AT NORTH WILLIAMSBURG’S FERRY LANDING As hard as it is to leave the hibiscus gardens, you really should see the new green space at NYC Ferry’s North Williamsburg landing, too. You can hop on a Greenpoint-bound ferry and get there in just a couple minutes. But it’s more fun to walk up Kent Avenue and see all kinds of great buildings as you stroll. If you duck into the OddFellows scoop shop along the way, the olive oil ice cream is really good, in case you were wondering. Anyway. Turn onto North 6th Street and you’ll wind up at the ferry service’s North Williamsburg location. There have been public spaces behind various buildings here for several years. But the green space behind the apartment tower furthest from the ferry dock is brand new.
This is a top-to-bottom look at Spitzer Enterprises’ glass towers.
INBrooklyn photos by Lore Croghan
LEFT: The jetty behind Level BK affords a view of the iconic Empire State Building. RIGHT: Welcome to the South Williamsburg Ferry Landing, where flower beds full of hibiscus flowers will brighten your day. The building’s name is Level BK and its address is 2 North 6th Place. An unusual feature of the green space behind Level BK is a gently sloping jetty covered with artificial turf that’s weirdly satisfying to walk on. The artificial turf extends onto terra firma along the side of the Level BK building. The views of the Manhattan skyline from the jetty and the green space’s shoreline areas are iconic — with the Empire State Building as the star of the show.
AN APARTMENT PRICED AT MORE THAN $8,000 PER MONTH The plantings in the new green space include trees, shrubs and bee-friendly flowers.
The place had a mellow, low-key vibe when I was there the other day. People walked small dogs. Folks sat and read or watched sea planes buzzing above the East River. Douglaston Development built Level BK, which is 40 stories tall and has 554 apartments, all of them market-rate. Architecture firm Stephen B. Jacobs Group designed it. The building’s most outstanding feature is a swimming pool on the ninth floor with glass-paneled walls that can be removed when the weather’s nice. I saw the pool and its jaw-dropping views when I toured the property in late 2017. But back to the present. Several Level BK apartments have been leased this month, a posting on StreetEasy.com indicates.
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Live frogs for $5.49 per pound, face masks made of snail slime and terrific tea. Welcome to Sunset Park’s Chinatown, one of Brooklyn’s coolest places to shop. You may be familiar with the origin story of the neighborhood’s Eighth Avenue retail mecca, but it’s worth hearing again. Starting in the late 1980s, Eighth Avenue’s high-vacancy retail corridor was revitalized by entrepreneurs who moved from Lower Manhattan’s Chinatown to Sunset Park, the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association’s website recounts. The new arrivals to Brooklyn were joined by immigrants, initially from Hong Kong and later from Southeast China’s Fujian province. Because eight is considered a lucky number in Chinese culture, Eighth Avenue is an especially propitious place to establish a business. According to the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association’s website, the Chinese words for “eight” and “prosper” even sound similar. Also, propitious? The presence of the N train’s Eighth Avenue and 62nd Street station, which offers convenient transit for all of us shoppers who live in other neighborhoods. The subway station simplified the commutes of Chinese immigrants living in Sunset Park but working in lower Manhattan’s Chinatown; it was the first Brooklyn station on the N line to be above ground, according to association’s website. They called it the blue-sky station. It was immediately recognizable even to people who couldn’t read the English-language subway signs. Eighth Avenue is vibrant and bustling. But for the most part, the buildings in which the shops and restaurants are located are rowhouses or
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Fantasyland for foodies First, let me show you the store with the live lobsters — which are $9.99 per pound — and the live frogs. Fei Long Market at 6301 Eighth Ave. is a paradise for foodies. The seafood section of the store is spectacular. Gorgeous slabs of salmon range from $7.99 to $11.99 a pound. Staples for your pantry include $2.49 packages of wide rice noodles from Hong Kong and many different varieties of soy sauce and sweet vinegar. Intriguing-looking prepared foods can be found in the refrigerator cases. There’s a great variety of candy. Housewares include pretty teacups for 99 cents apiece and $13.99 kettles for boiling the tea water. The produce I saw on a recent visit included durian — which are spiky as hedgehogs — enormous cauliflower and the longest green beans I’ve ever seen. There’s a food court that has gotten enthusiastic write-ups. I didn’t eat there because I’d already spent so much time at Fei Long Market that I was in danger of staying all day without visiting any other shops to tell you about. One last thing. Non-food vendors occupy some of the supermarket space. One of them is selling toys, including a candy-apple-red, rideon Mercedes Benz for kids. It’s priced at $268. A facial treatment that’s green like Shrek’s skin I bought the $2 face mask made of snail slime at the Face Shop, a cosmetics shop from
Korea that has had a presence in metro New York since 2005. Its Sunset Park store is at 5913 Eighth Ave. The shop has a wide selection of face masks and face packs. It’s trendy to use snail secretion filtrate, which it’s also called, as a moisturizing agent in skincare products. Don’t worry — the slime is harvested without harming the snails. A product that will make you smile: a face pack that’s called the Shrek Pack because it’s made with green clay that’s more or less the color of the famous Disney ogre’s skin.
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Tea for two and two for tea The terrific tea I mentioned at the beginning of this story comes from Ten Ren, where a pound of the shop’s highest-quality jasmine tea will set you back $110. There are several different versions of this tea with several different price levels. The lowest is $18 per pound. There are some non-caffeinated tea options, such as $12 packages of rose petals. Ginseng is another one of Ten Ren’s specialties. The company was founded in Taiwan in the 1950. The Sunset Park shop, which is located at 5817 Eighth Ave., sells excellent bubble tea. The name Ten Ren means “heavenly love.”
Hot spots for cool produce There are nifty food markets on every block. I’d particularly recommend two: New Zhong Hua Market at 5709 Eighth Ave. and M & K Market at 5601 Eighth Ave. — the latter because its longan fruit is priced at three pounds for $10. If you’re not familiar with the longan, its skin is brownish and rough, a bit like the texture of a potato skin.
So many bakeries There are so many Chinese bakeries to choose from in Sunset Park. The one I’m obsessed with is Dragon Bay Bakery at 5711 Eighth Ave. because of its egg custard tarts. They’re bright yellow like sunshine and cost $1 apiece. I discovered this dessert late in life and I’m trying to make up for lost time by eating it as frequently as possible. This would be a good moment to mention that many of the restaurants, bakeries and bubble-tea places on Eighth Avenue are cash only. If you
Malaysian lunch and a Seventh Avenue tea house There are lots of options for a great lunch in Chinatown. One of them is Langwaki at 5323 Eighth Ave., which serves Malaysian food. The previous tenant of this corner storefront was a restaurant named Nyonya, which also focused on Malaysian cuisine. One of Chinatown’s most charming businesses isn’t on Eighth Avenue, but it’s close. Prince Tea House at 6122 Seventh Ave focuses on dessert. When I stopped by the other day, I drank black foam tea, which is iced and really good. But if you want an old-fashioned tea house experience, order hot tea. It comes in a pot and is served in flowered porcelain teacups.
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Controversy surrounding a Crown Heights mural faded to the background on Thursday as friends, family members and fans of the late rapper Sean Price came together to observe the four-year anniversary of his passing. Price — one-half of the Brooklyn hip-hop duo Heltah Skeltah — died in his sleep on Aug. 8, 2015, at the age of 43. The mural went up that weekend at the corner of Bergen Street and Kingston Avenue. The piece includes a portrait of the late Brownsville resident, the Brooklyn Bridge and some of Price’s lyrics: “Use your head for more than a hat rack.” Like the storied Biggie Smalls mural in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the tribute has drawn crowds from all over the world. Last week was no different: Close to 50 people came out Thursday from as near as the block and as far as South America to remember the family man whose music, many said, got them through hard times. “The turnout was amazing, as it is every year,” Price’s widow, Bernadette, reflected Friday morning. “It was an honor to be there to greet everyone and to be able to hear some of these stories. All of them still remember the time they had with him.” “I’m just thankful for everyone who came together, who stuck together and remembered him for the person he was,” Bernadette said. The mural has banded much of the Crown Heights community — and the Price fandom — together in recent weeks. When workers were spotted painting over artwork next to Price’s earlier this summer, word quickly spread that the beloved mural might be wiped away. The neighbors mobilized; Price’s friends and family members stationed themselves on the block to keep watch and local lawmakers began to investigate. Meat, a soon-to-open restaurant across the street that had already made a bad first impression on locals by allegedly skirting trash regulations and turning curious residents away, found itself in the limelight until, at the end of a community meeting, the focus shifted to the owner of the building the mural is painted on. One month after the rumors began, the Price
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For every one supermarket in Bedford-Stuyvesant, there are more than 50 bodegas, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s most recent Community Health Profiles. The profiles, compiled by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets using late-2016 figures, underscore a present-day issue of food inequity, or, inaccessibility to high-quality foods, an issue City Council Speaker Corey Johnson has recently targeted with a multi-pronged plan. Bodegas are less likely to have healthy food options than supermarkets, according to the profiles, and shoppers are more likely to make healthy choices when nutritious, affordable food is readily available. In simpler terms: the lower the ratio of supermarkets to bodegas, the healthier the community. Bedford-Stuyvesant’s ratio — 57 bodegas for every supermarket — is the highest in all of New York City. Sunset Park is close behind, with 45 bodegas to every supermarket. In the communities of Flatlands and Canarsie, on the other hand, there are nine bodegas for every one supermarket. “It’s outrageous that not all New Yorkers have the same access to healthy food,” said Johnson. “Something as basic as having a supermarket within a reasonable distance of your home is a big part of that.” For 10-year Bed-Stuy resident Rae Gomes, food justice coordinator at the Brooklyn Neighborhood Health Action Center (a part of the Health Department’s Center for Health Equity), the issue is
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