Brooklyn Today February 21: Runaway Dog Stops Train in Its Tracks
Weather, Brooklyn (NWS): Day 71°, Night 45°, Patchy Drizzle and Areas Fog then Partly Sunny
THE LEDE: Happy hump day, Brooklyn! A runaway dog creates delays on the subway, Nitehawk receives some good news from the LPC, and Brooklyn politicians want ICE out of courthouses. Plus, sexual abuse in the modeling industry is revealed, Texas’ Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke looks to upset Sen. Ted Cruz in the November Senate election, and we share a comprehensive guide to dining in DUMBO. Finally, a national park system grows in Chile, Justin Trudeau gets “snubbed” by India’s government, and three billboards outside Miami put pressure on Sen. Marco Rubio.
IMPRINT: Actress Emma Watson smiles in black on the latest cover ofVogue Australia.
~LPC OKS ‘NITEHAWK’ MARQUEE SIGN FOR FORMER PAVILION THEATER: The Nitehawk is coming to Park Slope. Its name will glow in red neon lights on a marquee on Prospect Park West. On Tuesday, the city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) unanimously approved a name change on the marquee of the Pavilion Theater to reflect the shuttered movie house’s makeover into the Nitehawk Prospect Park. The neo-Renaissance-style theater at 188 Prospect Park West, which opened in 1928, is being transformed into a second Nitehawk Cinema. The original Nitehawk is in Williamsburg. At the Williamsburg theater, which was founded by Matthew Viragh and opened in 2011, movie-goers have booze, meals and snacks served to them on tiny tables beside their seats. The programming is an eclectic mix of first-run and repertory films. Viragh told The New York Times in September 2016 that Nitehawk’s theater in Park Slope will have 650 seats, seven screens and two bars and its atrium will be restored. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~RUNAWAY DOG STOPS TRAIN IN ITS TRACKS: It wasn’t exactly train traffic ahead that delayed F trains between Brooklyn and Manhattan, but arunaway poodle. The spooked pup jumped onto the tracks at the York Street station last Friday and ran for over a mile to the Bergen Street station two stops away. Witnesses saw the pooch, Dakota, running south on the northbound track and alerted transit workers, who temporarily suspended train service on the line. “Police are called and also respond,” said Shams Tarek, an MTA spokesman. “Power has to be cut.” Luckily, Dakota only received a minor injury and was reunited with her owner as peeved straphangers resumed their commutes. (via The New York Times)
~POLS, IMMIGRATION ADVOCATES WANT ICE OUT OF COURTHOUSES:President Donald Trump’s promise to crack down on illegal immigrants is having troubling ramifications in Brooklyn, according to lawmakers and advocates who said agents from ICE are routinely and unfairly arresting immigrants in courthouses. Several Brooklyn lawmakers, including Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, chairman of the Immigration Committee, are helping to spearhead an effort to keep ICE agents from arresting people in New York state courthouses. A group of elected officials sent a letter to Hon. Janet DiFiore, the chief judge of New York state, asking her to ban ICE agents from state courthouses. The letter was also signed by Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Public Advocate Letitia James and Comptroller Scott Stringer. “ICE in court obviously disrupts the lives of those arrested, their families and communities, but the daily presence of ICE also creates an environment of fear and confusion for advocates, witnesses and victims of crime, and other immigrant defendants just following their legal obligation to show up to their court dates,” Brooklyn Defender Services Executive Director Lisa Schreibersdorf said. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~KUSHNER INVESTORS SUBPOENAED BY IRS: U.S. tax officials have requested documents from investors and lenders that have worked in real estate projects with Jared Kushner’s family. The subpoenas issued by the Internal Revenue Service and Justice Department have gathered information from people who lent and assembled investors for various Kushner Cos. projects in New York and New Jersey since 2010. A company lawyer Charles J. Harder denied the investigation having anything to do with the company. “Kushner Cos. is not under investigation for any tax issues. It has had no contact with anyone at the IRS or Justice Department Tax Division. It has received no subpoenas or audit requests about its taxes. It is not in tax court on any audits. If there is an investigation about others’ taxes, it has nothing to do with Kushner Cos. or its businesses,” he said in a statement. (via Bloomberg)
LONG READ: “Trump’s Miss Universe Gambit” (via The New Yorker)
ANOTHER LONG READ: Sleek ads of half-naked models plastered on billboards create images of glamor and glitz, but the modeling industry is actually tainted by sexual abuse. (via The Boston Globe)
WRITING: One author details the art of journaling, and why everyone should have a diary. (via Granta)
EAT: Here’s a comprehensive guide to dining in DUMBO. (via Eater)
NATIONAL BULLETIN: Three billboards outside Miami put pressure on Sen.Marco Rubio following the Parkland school shooting…Texas’ Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke looks to upset Sen. Ted Cruz in the November Senate election…And a billboard outside of Louisville, Kentucky, reads, “Kill the NRA.” (via CNN, NYT and USA Today)
FOREIGN FLASH: A national park system grows in Chile…A woman is arrested in England for leaving a nasty note on the windshield of an ambulance…And Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gets “snubbed” by India’s government. (via NYT, Telegraph and WaPo)
ROYAL WATCH: “Queen Elizabeth II makes a surprise appearance at London Fashion Week” (via Now To Love)
10:00AM — Storytime & Sensory Lounge at Brooklyn Children’s Museum.Details.
3:00PM — Metal Yoga at Cobra Club. Details.
6:00PM — Sarah Raven: The Cutting Garden at New York School of Interior Design. Details.
6:30PM — Einstein’s Brain: A (Gray) Matter of Dispute at Temple Emanu-El.Details.
6:30PM – 8:30PM — Directing Godzilla: The Life of Filmmaker Ishiro Hondaat Japan Society. Details.
7:00PM — Panel Discussion: Inside Rikers Island at Aperture Gallery and Bookstore. Details.
7:00PM – 9:00PM — Litfilm A BPL Film Festival About Writers at Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library. Details.
7:00PM – 9:00PM — Revealed: Secrets of Hamantashen at Bay Ridge Jewish Center. Details.
7:30PM — Everything You Love by Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America at Greenlight Bookstore. Details.
8:00PM — Returning to Reims at St. Ann’s Warehouse. Details.
EAGLE SPORTS: Coming off consecutive shutout wins over their archrivals and the team they are battling for the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot, the New York Islanders were in position to build on their best stretch of hockey in the past month. The Minnesota Wild had other ideas. Matt Cullen, Jason Zucker and Tyler Ennis scored in a four-minute, 12-second span of the second period to lift postseason-hopeful Minnesota over New York,5-3 at Barclays Center. “All the wind was out of our sails after that and then they just took over [for] four or five minutes,” Anders Lee said after the loss. “All of a sudden we’re trailing two, trailing one, whatever it is, and we had our backs against the wall,” he added. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
Happy birthday to Christopher Atkins, William Baldwin, Corbin Bleu, Tituss Burgess, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Charlotte Church, Jack Coleman, Tyne Daly, Christine Ebersole, David Geffen, Hubert de Givenchy, Kelsey Grammer,Ashley Greene, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sally Jewell, Gary Lockwood, Ellen Page, Jordan Peele and William Petersen!
Brooklyn Today’s editor is Scott Enman. Contact him at[email protected].
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