Brooklyn Today September 10: New 40-story apt. building proposed for Downtown Brooklyn
THE LEDE: Happy Monday! A 40-story tower is proposed for Downtown Brooklyn, 9/11 victims are eligible for federal aid, and Busta Rhymes is slated to headline the Brooklyn Army Terminal Block Party. Plus, P.S. 29 teachers get some parking help, Mission Chinese Food is coming to East Williamsburg, and Stumptown Coffee arrives in Cobble Hill. Finally, we recommend the best gluten-free restaurants in the city, a Bed-Stuy bakery sells a Texas staple, and the ACC tournament is returning to Barclays Center.
IMPRINT: Janet Jackson is “powerful, vulnerable and in control” on the October cover of InStyle US.
~BUSTA RHYMES TO PERFORM AT BROOKLYN ARMY TERMINAL BLOCK PARTY: Brooklyn Army Terminal has announced that 11-time Grammy-nominated rapper Busta Rhymes and R&B artist Justine Skye will headline its first-ever block party. The free event, slated for Saturday 15, will include a beer and wine garden, art galleries and food vendors. “This inaugural event will … bring together Sunset Park residents, local businesses and New Yorkers from across the city to celebrate the campus’s commitment to the creation of quality jobs and enjoy the beautiful waterfront public space,” said Julie Steinof NYCEDC. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~BROOKLYN VICTIMS OF 9/11 ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL HELP: Almost 17 years later, 9/11 still has boundless effects on New Yorkers. Fatal illnesses are still being detected in those who worked in Lower Manhattan after 9/11. Among the 300,000 of these forgotten people are Brooklynites, who were unprotected from toxins as a result of the devastation. Such exposure warrants eligibility for federal help through funds and health care. Though over 450,000 people have been sickened, only around 20 percent have enrolled for the health care they deserve. Click here to see how victims can receive help. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~TO AVOID ALTERNATE-SIDE RULES, TEACHERS USE SERVICES OF A PRO: Danny Rosado’s business is an unusual one — he moves people’s cars back and forth on Cheever Place in Cobble Hill to conform with alternate-side parking rules. While some of his clients are local residents, many are teachers at nearby P.S. 29. At times, he double-parks cars to make room for street sweepers, but when the no-parking rule ends at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, he moves them right back. Jeanie Flewell, a kindergarten teacher at P.S. 29, told The New York Times, “We’re teachers—there’s no way we could do it. How are you going to move your car when you’ve got a bunch of kids?”(NYT via Brooklyn Eagle)
~MISSION CHINESE FOOD OPENS IN EAST WILLIAMSBURG THIS FALL:Last year, chef Danny Bowien announced he was bringing his hit restaurant Mission Chinese Food to Brooklyn. Now, an update from the restaurant indicates the spot will be opened and operating this fall. Bowien, who won the James Beard Award for Rising Star Chef in 2013, has chosen a site next to popular East Williamsburg music venue Elsewhere. There will be a takeout window in the music venue next door where concertgoers can stock up on snacks. (Food and Wine via Brooklyn Eagle)
~NEW 40-STORY APT. BUILDING PROPOSED FOR DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN: Yet another skyscraper may be coming to Downtown Brooklyn. It’s 570 Fulton St., a 40-story residential building that has been proposed by Slate Property Group. The project, which is designed by Hill West Architects, would contain 139 apartments, of which 30 percent would be affordable. It would also have office space for local businesses and boutique-sized firms. To construct the building, Slate is seeking a zoning amendment that would allow it to build more than the current maximum of 20 stories on the site. (Curbed via Brooklyn Eagle)
~PORTLAND’S STUMPTOWN COFFEE COMES TO COBBLE HILL:Stumptown Coffee Roasters, the Portland-based roastery that can be found on the trendiest bakery shelves and grocery store aisles, is opening its first location in Brooklyn inside a newly renovated firehouse. The new location, at212 Pacific St. between Court Street and Boerum Place, joins two other Stumptown branches in Manhattan, and rounds out the company’s national presence to an even dozen. In addition to their signature light-roast drip coffee and draft cold brew, the coffee shop will also offer a full range of espresso drinks and brew-by-the-cup offerings. (ABC7NY via Brooklyn Eagle)
LONG READ: “How Trump Radicalized ICE” (via The Atlantic)
ANOTHER LONG READ: Here’s a profile of the controversial no-filter Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson. (via CJR)
EXPLORE: Half Texan, half Czech, the Kolache and Klobasnek are sweet and savory pastries filled with ingredients like pickled jalapeno and melted cheese, and there’s a shop dedicated to making them in Bed-Stuy. (via Texas Monthly and The Austin Chronicle)
EAT: Here are the 15 best gluten-free restaurants in New York City, including two in Brooklyn. (via Eater)
NATIONAL BULLETIN: Massachusetts issued more than 1,900 driver’s licenses to dead people…A Dallas police officer fatally shoots a man after entering the wrong apartment…And video is released of the aftermath of a Cincinnati cop using a taser on an 11-year-old girl. (via Boston 25 News, NBC News and NYT)
FOREIGN FLASH: India’s gay sex ban is abolished…Denmark creates dog-owner-only apartments…And an American woman is arrested in Australia forsmuggling cocaine in her high heels. (via NYT, The Local and BBC)
ROYAL WATCH: “This is How the Royal Family Earned Its Billions”(Town & Country)
8:00AM – 5:00PM — Community Heroes at Fort Greene Park. Details.
10:00AM — High Holy Days FAMILY Experience at Bay Ridge Jewish Center.Details.
2:00PM — “I Am Not a Witch” at BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building. Details.
7:00PM — The Legacy of 1968, a Brooklyn Book Festival Event at Books Are Magic. Details.
7:00PM — Atticus: “The Dark Between Stars” at The Strand. Details.
7:00PM — Crystal Hana Kim: “If You Leave Me” at The Half King. Details.
7:30PM — Muldoon’s Picnic at Irish Arts Center. Details.
EAGLE SPORTS: The Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament is heading back to Washington and to Brooklyn. CommissionerJohn Swofford said Thursday that the tournament will be played in Washington in 2021 and in Brooklyn in 2022. Swofford says the locations are “tremendously meaningful to the ACC, our players, coaches, alumni and fans.” The ACC held its tournament in Washington in 2005 and in 2016, and earlier this year wrapped up a two-year run at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (AP via Brooklyn Eagle)
Happy birthday to Jose Feliciano, Colin Firth, Misty Copeland, Judy Geeson, Amy Irving, Clark Johnson, Randy Johnson, Karl Lagerfeld and Joe Nieuwendyk!
Brooklyn Today’s editor is Scott Enman. Contact him at[email protected].
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