Brooklyn Today September 28: A Downtown Brooklyn Building Could Be Renamed After Ruth Bader Ginsburg
THE LEDE: Happy Friday! A Downtown Brooklyn building could be named after Ruth Bader Ginsburg, all new residential developments near nightlife venues may be soundproofed, and Joe Biden endorses Max Rose. Plus, public housing’s in shambles, a Williamsburg cafe closes after accusations of alt-right ties, and we go inside Brooklyn’s most expensive co-op. Finally, a couple saves a guinea pig in Prospect Park, Spaces signs a lease at the former Jehovah’s Witnesses complex, and Bushwick Open Studios is tonight. Have a great weekend.
IMPRINT: Actress Julianne Moore receives her closeup on the winter coverof Porter.
~FOR CITIZENS AND CLUBS TO COEXIST, A COUNCIL MEMBER HAS THE SOLUTION: In “The City That Never Sleeps,” where businesses and residences are built in close proximity, noise pollution is ubiquitous. One councilmember, however, is proposing a way for nightlife venues and residencies to coexist harmoniously. Councilmember Rafael Espinal introduced legislation on Wednesday that would require both new residential developments built near established nightlife venues and new nightlife venues built near established residences to soundproof their new buildings. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~A DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN BUILDING COULD BE RENAMED AFTER RUTH BADER GINSBURG: Brooklyn BP Eric Adams has started a petition to have the Municipal Building in Downtown Brooklyn renamed after Brooklyn’s most famous U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn, raised in Flatbush and attended James Madison High School before she went to Cornell University and Columbia Law School. “The life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a quintessential New York story,” Adams said on his petition. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~BIDEN ENDORSES MAX ROSE IN RACE AGAINST DONOVAN: A congressional race in Bay Ridge is getting a lot of attention from national political figures. Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed DemocratMax Rose, who is trying to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan in the 11th Congressional District in the November election. Biden’s support for Rose, an Army combat veteran, comes months after President Donald Trumpendorsed Donovan in a Republican primary against rival Michael Grimm in June, a contest Donovan won handily. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS ACROSS THE CITY DECRY BUGS, RODENTS AND DANGER: Dozens of the 400,000 residents of the nation’s largest public housing system emotionally told a judge on Wednesday what it’s like to live with rats and cockroaches and mold in buildings where elevators, heat and running water are unreliable. “We cannot live safely and healthily in these terrible conditions,” said Monica Underwood, one of the residents. The voices were added to 700 others who described their lives in letters on a proposed $2 billion settlement of lawsuits aimed at holding NYCHA responsible for decades of neglect. (AP via Brooklyn Eagle)
~WILLIAMSBURG CAFE TEMPORARILY CLOSES AFTER ACCUSATIONS OF ALT-RIGHT TIES: The Williamsburg cafe Sands at 855 Grand St. hastemporarily closed after owner Guy Sands received a barrage of tweets and emails alleging that he’s affiliated with white supremacist groups like the Proud Boys. Sands, a registered Republican who lives in Greenpoint, has asserted that “I do not associate or identify with these groups in any way” and that “Sands welcomes everybody.” However, a Vanity Fair article published in 2016 says Sands attended a party thrown by alt-right media guru Milo Yiannopoulos. (Eater via Brooklyn Eagle)
~WORKSPACES FIRM RENTS SPACE IN FORMER JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES BUILDING: Spaces, an organization that rents workspaces, offices and meeting rooms to businesses, has signed a lease for 51,539 square feet at 175 Pearl St. in DUMBO, part of Brooklyn’s former Jehovah’s Witnesses complex. When it opens next year, Spaces, which is owned by the international workforce firm IWG, will have a first-floor entrance and the entire second and third floors. (New York Post via Brooklyn Eagle)
~$13 MILLION BROOKLYN HEIGHTS PENTHOUSE IS BROOKLYN’S MOST EXPENSIVE CO-OP: Brooklyn’s most expensive co-op that is currently up for sale is a $13 million duplex penthouse at 1 Pierrepont St. inBrooklyn Heights. The home has four bedrooms, stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge and a wraparound 1,550-square-foot terrace. The interior features an eat-in chef’s kitchen and three wood-burning fireplaces. (New York Post via Brooklyn Eagle)
~COUPLE RESCUES GUINEA PIG IN PROSPECT PARK FROM NEARBY HAWK: An alert Prospect-Lefferts Gardens resident was able to capture an elusive guinea pig in Prospect Park on Saturday. Dustin Dis and his wifeKelso Wyeth were walking their dog Otto when they saw the guinea pig. He also saw a red-tailed hawk perched nearby and knew he had to save the rodent as fast as possible, so he lured the critter into his arms with one of Otto’s peanut butter biscuits. Once they were home, the couple bathed and fed the guinea pig, whom they’ve named Nick Cavy. (Patch via Brooklyn Eagle)
LONG READ: “‘This guy doesn’t know anything:’ The inside story of Trump’sshambolic transition team” (via The Guardian)
ANOTHER LONG READ: Read The New York Times’ interview with Bradley Cooper about his new movie “A Star Is Born,” where Cooper is unwilling to answer personal questions. (via NYT)
PODCAST: Jerry Saltz, Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for New York Magazine, opens up about his devotion to writing. “I’ll pretty much write all day, I don’t leave my desk, I have no other life,” he said. (via Longform)
CARTOON: Brett Kavanaugh speaks with some of his fellow justices. (via The New Yorker)
NATIONAL BULLETIN: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) calls Christine Ford an “attractive person“…Virginia suspends a new policy that would require prison visitors to remove their tampons…And man-made earthquakes are expected to decrease in Oklahoma and Kansas. (via USA Today, NYT and SDSU NewsCenter)
FOREIGN FLASH: India’s top court says adultery is no longer a crime…Gay penguins kidnap a chick in a Denmark zoo…And a man is arrested in Ireland for running after a plane. (via BBC, NBC News and CNN)
ROYAL WATCH: Here’s why the royal family’s sheets take more than an hour to iron. (via Daily Mail)
1:00PM – 6:00PM — Jamel Shabazz at FiveMyles. Details.
2:00PM – 9:00PM — Sunset Fridays at Industry City. Details.
3:00PM – 5:00PM — Ed Center Open Hours at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Details.
3:00PM – 6:00PM — For Which it Stands at Old Stone House. Details.
6:00PM — Bushwick Open Studios at Brooklyn Collage Collective. Details.
8:00PM — The Fine Show, with Eric West at Jalopy Theatre and School of Music. Details.
10:00PM — The Black Madonna at 99 Scott Ave. Details.
11:45PM — What Keeps You Alive at Nitehawk Cinema. Details.
EAGLE SPORTS: Tougher, smarter and more attentive to detail. All the little things Barry Trotz wants to see from his New York Islanders have been getting absorbed and enacted during this training camp and preseason slate. The Islanders’ new head coach, has been adamant that his new charges adapt to a style that will help them end a two-year playoff drought. And for the most part, the Isles are taking heed of their sage coach’s advice, displaying a solid all-round performance Wednesday night in a 4-3 overtime triumph over the archrival New York Rangers. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
Happy birthday to Brigitte Bardot, Hilary Duff, Janeane Garofalo, Frankie Jonas, Jeffrey Jones, Steve M. Largent, Robert Manfred, Emeka Okafor, Se Ri Pak, St. Vincent and Suzanne Whang!
Brooklyn Today’s editor is Scott Enman. Contact him at[email protected].
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