Brooklyn Today September 5: Hillary Clinton Returns to Brooklyn
~MAYOR SIGNS BILLS TO PROTECT TENANTS: Mayor Bill de Blasiosigned a package of bills that gives New York tenants protection against slumlords. The package that was pushed forward by six council members was approved in early August. Among the bills, one creates an Office of the Tenant Advocate within the Department of Buildings to monitor protection plans for tenants and respond to complaints. Another will give penalties on un-permitted construction work that some landlords use to price occupants out of their apartments. Among the city council members who helped push the package forward are Melissa Mark-Viverito, Ritchie Torres and Jumaane Williams. (via Curbed)
~HILLARY CLINTON RETURNS TO BROOKLYN: Since Hillary Clintonclosed up her Brooklyn Heights campaign headquarters close to a year ago, she’s come out with a book trying to explain the tumult that was the 2016 presidential election, titled, “What Happened.” Clinton will be signing copiesof that book at Fort Greene’s Greenlight Bookstore on Sept. 27. The $32 tickets to the event sold out in about two days, but those interested in seeing the former candidate can join a waitlist through the store’s website. “Everyone from my 5-year-old daughter to all of our staff are just over the moon about the chance to meet her,” the bookstore’s co-owner Jessica Stockton Bagnulosaid. The signing is one stop in a multi-city book tour telling the story of the chaotic election. (via DNAinfo)
~BROOKLYN’S DA RACE HAS BEEN ABOUT REFORM: National and citywide elections get the most attention, but the race that will impact the lives of Brooklynites the most could be the one for district attorney where six Democratic candidates are vying to replace the late Ken Thompson in aprimary election set for next Tuesday, Sept. 12. Eric Gonzalez, who served as Ken Thompson’s chief assistant district attorney, and as acting District Attorney since his death, is running against Councilmember Vincent Gentile,Ama Dwimoh, Patricia Gatling, Marc Fliedner and Anne Swern. There is a lot at stake in the race — the winner will manage an office that has more than 500 attorneys and 1,200 employees. This race is about reform, though. The six candidates met for the third time at a forum at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church inBedford-Stuyvesant on Tuesday last week where they all tried to lay out their progressive credentials. With just a couple of weeks to go before the primary election, which will effectively decide the race with no Republican candidates running, the six Dems have become fairly consistent with their talking points. (via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
ANOTHER LONG READ: “The Trials of a Muslim Cop” (via the New Yorker)
PROFILE: Ken Burns’s “American Canon” (via the New Yorker)
FICTION: “That dumb space movie” (via Vol. 1 Brooklyn)
FOREIGN FLASH: The world’s tallest sand castle at 55 feet will be on display until Sept. 24 in Germany…Here’s what’s next for President Trumpand Kim Jong Un’s nuclear chess match…And here’s what a hydrogen bombis capable of doing. (via Time, WaPo and CNN)
ROYAL WATCH: Prince William and Princess Kate have announced athird pregnancy. (via Grand Forks Herald)
3:00PM – 5:00PM —Ed Center Open Hours at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Details.
6:00PM – 9:00PM — Book Launch: Mean Men by Professor Mark Lipton at the New School. Details.
7:00PM — NYRR Open Run at Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Details.
7:00PM — Zoe Quinn: Crash Override at The Strand. Details.
8:00PM — The Brian Jonestown Massacre at Brooklyn Steel. Details.
9:00PM — Roky Erickson at Rough Trade NYC. Details.
EAGLE SPORTS: Here’s the three biggest ‘what-ifs’ of the Nets’ offseason(via Nothin but Nets)
Happy birthday to Kristian Alfonso, Elena Delle Donne, William Devane, Dennis Dugan, Cathy Lee Guisewite, Kim Yuna, Carol Lawrence, Rose McGowan, Bob Newhart, Nicanor Parra, Raquel Welch, and Dweezil Zappa!
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