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Brooklyn Today May 21: Expert describes how to survive a vehicle-involved terror attack

May 21, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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THE LEDE: Happy Monday, Brooklyn! A nonprofit empowering refugees through culinary education opens in Carroll Gardens, a Brooklyn-born security expert explains how to survive a vehicle-involved terror attack, and the borough’s courts have new guidelines for ICE agents. Plus, a film about the Brooklyn Bridge surfaces, parking meter rates could increase, and we tell you why some areas of the city are without subway service. Finally, residents debate public space in Gowanus, the Nets prepare for legal sports betting, and we recommend the best tacos across the country. Have a great week.                    
 
IMPRINT: Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio holds a soccer ball on the June cover of Tatler.

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The Rundown
 

~EMMA’S TORCH, SERVING GRILLED BRANZINO WITH A SIDE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE IN CARROLL GARDENS: Brooklyn’s latest restaurant is bringing a lot more to the table than just delicious food. Emma’s Torch, a nonprofit that empowers refugees, asylees and survivors of human trafficking through culinary education, recently opened a permanent space at 345 Smith St. in Carroll Gardens after starting as a pop up in Red Hook last June. The two-month culinary program pays its students to learn how to cook, teaches them English and helps its graduates find employment at other restaurants.(via Brooklyn Eagle)
 
~EXPERT DESCRIBES HOW TO SURVIVE A VEHICLE-INVOLVED TERROR ATTACK: The odds are it will happen again. The number of vehicle-involved terror attacks is going up and people need to plan ahead to survive, said Brooklyn-born Steven Crimando, one of the nation’s top security experts. Crimando spoke at the ASIS New York Security Conference at Javits Centeron Thursday. Brooklyn is home to a number of venues where security is a major concern, including Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Bridge, MetroTech, world-famous parades, and schools and universities. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
 
~BROOKLYN’S COURTS GET UPDATED GUIDELINES FOR ICE ARRESTS: From U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez to District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, local officials have been calling for ICE to stay out of the local courts for more than a year. As a result, the NYS Office of Court Administration issued a set of guidelines that it expected ICE to follow. Officers must now check in with court officers or other officials when they arrive at the building to explain their purpose and judges can be notified. ICE agents also cannot conduct any arrests inside a courtroom. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
 
~WHY ARE THERE SO MANY PARTS OF NYC WITHOUT SUBWAY SERVICE?: Why do many parts of the city, such as Midtown and Downtown Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn, have so many subway lines while other parts, such as southeast Brooklyn, have almost none? It’s because the system was built initially by two private companies, Interborough Rapid Transit and Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit, which were later joined by the city-owned Independent system. The city’s subway woes can be traced to the Depression. The economic downtown, and the war that followed, stymied plans for the IND’s “Second System,” which would have built more than a half-dozen new lines all over the city. (Village Voice via Brooklyn Eagle)
 
~EARLY 1900S BROOKLYN BRIDGE FILM SHOWN AFTER MANY YEARS:An early film of the Brooklyn Bridge, taken from one of the elevated railroad cars that traversed the bridge in its early days, is now available to the public after being discovered in a farmhouse and restored. The film was taken by W. Frank Britton, an early 20th-century motion picture photographer. Britton retired to Iowa in 1908 and died in 1919. In 1981, the films were discovered byMichael Zahs, a local history teacher. In 2014, Zahs donated the collection to the University of Iowa, which worked with the company Media Preserve to catalogue and preserve the collection. (Time via Brooklyn Eagle)
 
~NYC DOT PLANS TO HIKE PARKING METER RATES: A proposal to hike parking meter rates in New York City was introduced at a city DOT budget hearing recently. Transportation officials are calling the proposed rate increase a way to lessen congestion in the city by discouraging drivers from parking in one spot for hours. The plan involves raising the fees for heavily congested areas in the outer boroughs as well as Manhattan below 96th Street, as is the case now, while promoting parking in commercial areas. Many residents, however, say it won’t work. (CBS New York via Brooklyn Eagle)
 
~GOWANUS SEWAGE SITE DEBATED AT MEETING: At a meeting Thursdayon the proposed Combined Sewer Overflow Facility at the head of the Gowanus Canal, residents and others voiced concern about the public space that is part of the proposed design. The proposed site for a sewage tank and headhouse is 2.4 acres, and the city Department of Environmental Protection is proposing that 1.6 acres be made into public space. As envisioned by designer Selldorf Architects, the space would have large green areas, benches and walking areas. (Brownstoner via Brooklyn Eagle)

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Staff Picks:   
 

LONG READ: “Missing Files Motivated the Leak of Michael Cohen’sFinancial Records” (via The New Yorker)
 
ANOTHER LONG READ: More than 40 percent of plastic is only used once. Here’s how the man-made material is destroying our oceans(via National Geographic)    
 
TRAVEL: “36 Hours in Montgomery, Alabama” (via NYT)
 
EAT: Here’s where to get the best tacos in all 50 states. (via Thrillist)

 
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NATIONAL BULLETIN: A gunman opens fire on a Trump golf course in Florida…Here’s what we know about the Texas high school shooter…And a Nevada county considers banning brothels(via New York Post, NYT and WaPo)             
 
FOREIGN FLASH: A Cuban airplane with 113 people on board crashes…A Nigerian boy is tied to a cross and whipped for being late..And the Congo grapples with an Ebola outbreak(via USA Today, BBC and CNN)                                   

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ROYAL WATCH: 
Some attendees at the royal wedding had to bring their own food(via New York Post)

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BROOKLYN TONIGHT     
 

10:00AM – 12:00PM — Shavout and Yiskor Service at Bay Ridge Jewish Center. Details.
 
5:00PM — Hilton Als’ Andy Warhol: The Series at Graduate Center, CUNY.Details.
 
6:00PM — Brokeback Mountain Panel Discussion at Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. Details.
 
6:00PM – 8:00PM — Stoic School of Life: Seneca’s Letters to Lucilius: A Sampler at New York Society for Ethical Culture. Details.  
 
6:30PM – 9:30PM  — Working Out What You Want (Windsor Terrace) at Brooklyn Brainery. Details.
 
7:00PM — Impossible but True at Franklin 820. Details.
 
7:00PM — Art & Borders: How Did Exile Shape the Art World? at Albertine.Details.
 
7:00PM — TimesTalks: André Leon Talley at French Institute Alliance Francaise. Details.
 
7:30PM — Pop-Up Magazine Live Show at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Details.
 
10:00PM – 1:00AM — Jazz Session Sundays at Fulton Ale House. Details.

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EAGLE SPORTS: “Nets are poised to cash in on new sports-betting freedoms” (via New York Post)

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MILESTONES
 
Happy birthday to Bobby Cox, Lisa Edelstein, Al Franken, Gotye, Josh Hamilton, Heinz Holliger, Loretta E. Lynch, Ian McEwan, Sarah Ramos, Judge Reinhold, Leo Sayer and Mr. T!
 
Brooklyn Today’s editor is Scott Enman. Contact him at[email protected]


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