Brooklyn Today June 14: General Lee Falls in New Orleans, But Stands Tall in Brooklyn
Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 79°, Night 63°, chance storms then mostly sunny
THE LEDE: Hello again, Brooklyn! We missed you, too! After our brief hiatus, we bring you updates on the flurry of political activity in the Puerto Rican and Haitian communities in Brooklyn and NYC, and our borough is seeing a boom in an unexpected demographic (no, we’re not talking about millennials). TheMTA offers some advice for alternative commutes during the L-pocalypse, and the villain that everyone loves to hate returns to a park in Carroll Gardens. Finally, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke wants to know why New Orleans is dismantling its Confederate monuments, but some still remain inBay Ridge. Staff Picks today include a peek into James Baldwin’s nearly 2,000-page FBI file (yes, really) and an original fake news item. HappyWednesday!
IMPRINT: New York Mag gets very, very saucy with its latest cover.