Brooklyn Today September 12: At Green-Wood, 9/11 Victims Lie Beside NYC Legends
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THE LEDE: Happy Wednesday! Verizon hangs up on landline customers, Green-Wood Cemetery provides solace to the families of 9/11 victims, and a legal aid society seeks to exonerate a Brooklyn man. Plus, Greenpoint makes a push to become a foodie destination, a new taqueria opens in Downtown Brooklyn, and we recommend the best beer bars in the city. Finally, Knicks center Enes Kanter visits a Bushwick shelter, and Green-Wood’s annual gala takes place tonight.
IMPRINT: Actress Chloë Grace Moretz poses by the pool on the latest coverof Palm Springs Life.
~VERIZON HANGS UP ON USERS WANTING LANDLINES: Verizon customers using a traditional landline in their home or business may soon be facing an unpleasant surprise. Over the summer in Brooklyn Heights, numerous customers, with no warning, discovered their phones no longer had a dial tone. Kevin Carberry said the phones at the six workstations in his home office were recently shut off with no warning. “I noticed I was getting no calls on my business line and when I checked, the line was dead,” he said. When he got in touch with Verizon, “I was informed that my service was out and my voicemail was not activated.” The problem is not limited to Brooklyn Heights or New York City, according to the non-profit Public Knowledge. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~AT GREEN-WOOD, 9/11 VICTIMS LIE BESIDE NEW YORK CITY LEGENDS: From Jean-Michel Basquiat to Henry Ward Beecher, many luminaries lie in rest at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. Like Basquiat, who died at the tender age of 27, thousands of others were also taken from this earth far too early 17 years ago. Sept. 11, 2001 remains a bleak date in American history, but Green-Wood was able to offer solace to dozens of families who chose to bury their loved ones at the landmarked cemetery. “Since the attacks on the World Trade Center … 79 individuals who were killed that day have been interred, cremated or memorialized at The Green-Wood Cemetery,” Richard J. Moylan, president of Green-Wood, said. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~LEGAL AID FILES MOTION TO EXONERATE BROOKLYN MAN WHO HAS SPENT 14 YEARS IN PRISON: The Legal Aid Society filed a motion Tuesdayto vacate the conviction of James Davis on newly discovered evidence it believes exonerates him. “This is yet another case of a mistaken identification that has robbed a man of 14 years of his life,” said Susan Epstein of The Legal Aid Society. Davis was found guilty of murder for the shooting death ofBlake Harper in 2006. There was no physical or forensic evidence connecting Davis to the shooting, and the case against him was based solely on a disputed eyewitness testimony. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~GREENPOINT MAKES A SERIOUS PUSH TO BECOME A FOODIE DESTINATION: With some recent delicious additions, Greenpoint could soon outshine Williamsburg as a cuisine center. The former industrial hub has transformed into a cheaper substitute for foodies. Greenpoint has opened quite a few new restaurants this year, namely Di An Di, famous for pho; Bernie’s, a stylish diner; Annicka, a farm brewery restaurant; and Oxomoco, a Mexican restaurant, according to The New York Times. Plus, there are several highly anticipated restaurants coming to the area this fall. (NYT via Brooklyn Eagle)
~NEW TAQUERIA INSPIRED BY MEXICO CITY COMES TO DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN: Craving some guacamole, tacos, or even house-made churros? If so, it’s time to check out Downtown Brooklyn’s newest Mexican restaurantTaqueria. Food writer Harris Salat and chef Rick Horikke gained inspiration for their new eatery after visits to Mexico City. Neither Salat nor Horikke are of Mexican descent, but Taqueria seeks to “cook faithful versions of these classic tacos.” Salat is a Japanese cuisine connoisseur and Horrikke has worked at Morimoto and Nobu, but the two were so moved by the taco stands and stalls from Mexico City that they wanted to bring it back to Brooklyn. (Eater via Brooklyn Eagle)
LONG READ: “Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty.They’re Not.” (via NYT Magazine)
ANOTHER LONG READ: Meet Othea Loggan, a man who has worked at the same Pancake House in Illinois for 54 years. He makes $2.75 above minimum wage before tips. (via Chicago Tribune)
CARTOON: President Trump’s staff feigns loyalty. (via The New Yorker)
DRINK: Here are the 19 best beer bars in New York City, including eight in Brooklyn. Cheers! (via Eater)
NATIONAL BULLETIN: The Carolinas brace for Hurricane Florence…A former Arizona migrant shelter employee is found guilty of molesting children…And Apple is set to introduce three new iPhones today. (via USA Today, AZCentral and NYT)
FOREIGN FLASH: Three new species of fish are discovered off the coast of Peru and Chile…An Italian construction crew finds rare gold coins in an abandoned theater…And Japan wants to build an elevator that goes to space.(via Science Daily, Live Science and Space.com)
ROYAL WATCH: House Hunting: Here are all of the residencies owned by the Royal Family. (via Harper’s Bazaar)
11:00AM – 5:00PM — Blanket Statements at Minus Space. Details.
11:00AM – 6:00PM — The Least Orthodox Goddess IV at Jenkins Johnson Projects. Details.
12:00PM — Nomadland: Surviving America in the 21st Century at 92nd Street Y. Details.
6:00PM – 9:00PM — Green-Wood’s Eleventh Annual Gala Honors the Legacy of Leonard Bernstein at Green-Wood Cemetery. Details.
6:30PM — Maggie Jackson, Distracted: Reclaiming Our Focus in a World of Lost Attention at The New York Society Library. Details.
7:00PM — Bob Woodward’s “Fear: Trump in the White House” at 92nd Street Y. Details.
7:00PM — One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy at Barnes & Noble – Upper West Side. Details.
7:00PM — Screening: “Prophecy” at Rubin Museum of Art. Details.
7:00PM — Unexpected Pairings: Cider & Kimchi at Museum of the City of New York. Details.
7:30PM — TimesTalks: One Nation, Divisible by Media at Florence Gould Hall.Details.
EAGLE SPORTS: Children living in a Bushwick shelter got to see a professional basketball player up close when New York Knicks center Enes Kanter came to visit them for a back-to-school event last week. Kanter delivered backpacks filled with school supplies to the kids living in the SCO Family of Services’ Flushing Family Residence as part of the shelter’s First Annual Back-to-School Community Fair. SCO Family of Services, a Manhattan-based nonprofit organization, sponsors the shelter at 1226 Flushing Ave. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
Happy birthday to Sam Brownback, Linda Gray, Ian Holm, Jennifer Hudson, Benjamin Mckenzie, Yao Ming, Maria Muldaur, Joe Pantoliano,Emmy Rossum, Peter Scolari, Rachel Ward And Amy Yasbeck!
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