Brooklyn Today February 27: Step Inside ‘The Wing,’ the New DUMBO Space for Women Only
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THE LEDE: Happy Tuesday, Brooklyn! A women-only co-working space comes to DUMBO, a new Roman pizza restaurant opens in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, and Brooklyn’s most famous street intersections are made into maps. Plus, some students from the borough take the trip of a lifetime, former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara was almost thrown off a Martha’s Vineyard Ferry, and we share the 24 best Chinese restaurants in NYC. Finally, thousands throng to Tampa Bay for the Florida Gun Show, United Airlines and Delta will no longer offer discounts to NRA members, and the State Department creates a $1 million initiative to fight Russian election meddling.
IMPRINT: “Call Me By Your Name” star Armie Hammer appears on the latestcover of GQ Mexico.
~STEP INSIDE ‘THE WING,’ THE NEW DUMBO SPACE FOR WOMEN ONLY: The Wing has landed in Brooklyn. “We move fast,” says co-founderAudrey Gelman, and it’s true. After announcing the women-only co-working and community space was coming to DUMBO last summer, miracle of miracles, that opening actually happened within a reasonable amount of time. Speedy construction? In New York City? Unheard of! But you’d expect nothing less from the club-turned-movement, which now has a 13,000-person waiting list of people clamoring to get in. The original Flatiron outpost opened in October 2016 and its SoHo expansion opened just a year later. Gelman says they were approached with the idea for their first Brooklyn site by landlord Two Trees Management, responsible for much of the revitalization of the DUMBO waterfront. Gelman says it was hard at first to imagine transforming the vacant Bubby’s restaurant location at the Clocktower Building on 1 Main St., in a space that was once upon a time a tape factory. (The Bridge via Brooklyn Eagle)
~HAVE A SPECIAL ROMAN PIZZA AND A NEGRONI: An oval-shaped pizza pie – possibly from ancient Rome – and an eclectic menu of negronis have nestled themselves in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens’ newly-opened Camillo. Named after Count Camillo Negroni, the inventor of the typically gin-based drink, the Italian eatery pays homage to the cocktail while tapping into Roman culture to pull out the light and airy oval pizza pie that is the pinsa. These special pies are at the forefront of owner-chef Michele Baldacci’s menu, but they’re also accompanied by full pasta and entree selections to choose from, preferably at the spot’s white marble bar. For negroni lovers, the drink menu challenges the standard with nine variable concoctions of the drink including one with mezcal and another with artichoke liqueur. (via Eater)
~BROOKLYN’S MOST FAMOUS INTERSECTIONS ARE MADE INTO MAPS:A Seattle-based artist landed his creativity in the borough of Brooklyn, as many do. For Peter Gorman, the borough inspired him to create a new piece for his series of Intersections maps, which plot many cities’ special converging locations and turn them into abstract shapes for prints. Naturally, Gorman explored the flag-shaped intersection at Atlantic and Fourth avenues near Barclays Center, but his challenge met him at the top of Prospect Park with Grand Army Plaza. “Grand Army Plaza is the most complex intersection I’ve done, but I had to include it,” Gorman says. Prints of Gorman’s maps, including the 20-intersection Brooklyn package, are sold on his Etsy shop Barely Maps.(via Curbed New York)
~BROOKLYN TEENS MAKING MEMORABLE MUSIC IN LONDON: Seven Brooklyn teenagers are making the trip of a lifetime as part of a jazz orchestra jetting to London to perform in concert. The local students are members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra and Big Youth Band, a group of 22 of the most musically talented teens from the tri-state area who have been chosen to learn from and play alongside some of the best names in music. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra and Big Youth Band will be performing, along with two other renowned groups of young musicians, the Guildhall Jazz Orchestra and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland, at the famed Barbican Theater in London at a concert set for March 1. The teens, who left New York to fly to London on Sunday, didn’t wait to get to England to start getting ready for the big concert. The students had a jam session at JFK International Airport while waiting to board their flight. Wynton Marsalis, the Grammy Award-winning musician who serves as the creative director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, will be in London with the students. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
LONG READ: “On Sept. 29, 1972, a young unknown artist tried to throwRobert McNamara, the former secretary of defense, off the Martha’s Vineyard Ferry. This is why.” (via WaPo)
ANOTHER LONG READ: Meet Marion Hammer, the NRA lobbyist who molded Florida into a pro-gun state. (via The New Yorker)
DRINK: Here are the 39 best whiskeys that are delicious and accessible. (via Men’s Journal)
EAT: Here are the 24 top Chinese restaurants in New York City, including four in Brooklyn. (via Eater)
NATIONAL BULLETIN: Thousands throng to Tampa Bay for the Florida Gun Show…United Airlines and Delta will no longer offer discounts to NRA members…And Broward Deputy Scot Peterson says he didn’t enter Stoneman Douglas High School because he thought the shooting was occurring outside.(via NYT, USA Today and Miami Herald)
FOREIGN FLASH: The State Department creates a $1 million initiative to fight Russian election meddling…Europe gets hit with a cold front…And South Korea hopes to use the Olympics as the first step to peace talks with North Korea. (via USA Today, NDTV and NYT)
ROYAL WATCH: A recent poll reveals that support for the Royal Family is at an an all time low. (via Who)
9:00AM — Brain Train Technology Class at Bay Ridge Center for Older Adults.Details.
12:00PM — We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Legend and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Film at 92nd Street Y. Details.
5:30PM – 8:30PM — Evening Readings: John Guare with Moderator Adam Feldman at Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College. Details.
6:30PM – 8:30PM — Epic Histories with Mike Wallace and Nell Irvin Painter at Museum of the City of New York. Details.
6:30PM – 8:30PM — Black Writers in a Post-Obama America at Brooklyn Historical Society. Details.
6:30PM – 8:30PM — UnHumble: How to Stop Playing Small and Be a Badass at Brooklyn Brainery. Details.
7:00PM — Rich Aucoin at Elsewhere. Details.
7:30PM – 10:30PM — Madama Butterfly at Our Lady of Perpetual Help school auditorium. Details.
8:00PM — The Brobot Johnson Experience at The Bushwick Starr. Details.
8:00PM — Violinist Aisha Syed, NYC Debut at Carnegie Hall. Details.
EAGLE SPORTS: “Plodding Jahlil Okafor thinks he has place on fast-paced Nets” (via New York Post)
Happy birthday to Adam Baldwin, Chelsea Clinton, Josh Groban, Alan Guth, Howard Hesseman, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Donal Logue, Ralph Nader, Grant Show, Joanne Woodward and James Ager Worthy!
Brooklyn Today’s editor is Scott Enman. Contact him at[email protected].
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