Brooklyn Today October 30: Brooklyn’s Second Ax-Throwing Bar Opens in Greenpoint
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THE LEDE: Happy Tuesday! Eric Adams tells cops to carry guns in houses of worship, Brooklyn’s second ax-throwing bar opens in Greenpoint, and we admire the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in the rain. Plus, a social justice group demands the ouster of a Marty Golden staffer, we look back at Superstorm Sandy six years later, and NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill apologizes to a rape victim. Finally, the Times editorial board endorses Andrew Gounardes, a culinary novelty shop is coming to Cobble Hill, and we recommend the hottest cocktail bars in the city.
IMPRINT: Actress Zoe Kravitz poses in the nude on the November cover ofRolling Stone.
~ANTI-SEMITIC CRIMES: ONLINE CLUES TO POTENTIAL TERROR ATTACKS? “From now on I will bring my handgun every time I enter a church or synagogue,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a former police captain, said on Sunday, following the horrific shooting rampage that took place at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Anti-Semitic incidents surged 57 percent in the U.S. in 2017, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Other terror-related incidents also surged in 2017, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks incidents of hate and bigotry. In many of these cases, the alleged assailants left a trail of social media postings that, in retrospect,gave clues to their impending acts of violence. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~BROOKLYN’S SECOND AX-THROWING BAR OPENS IN GREENPOINT:It’s “Like darts on steroids,” said co-owner Howard Klotzkin about his business Bury the Hatchet, the chain behind nine ax-throwing bars across the U.S. On Friday, the chain opened its 10th location in Greenpoint. Throwing axes is similar to darts, except instead of throwing a 6-inch dart, customers throw a 1.5-foot-long ax at a wooden target. Each round is taught by “ax masters,” trained ax-throwers that teach first-timers how to throw the tool safely and keep score during each game. “We wanted a location that was easily accessible and wanted to be in a very hip area, so what’s better then Greenpoint?” Klotzkin said. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~AUTUMN RAIN AND THE VERRAZZANO-NARROWS BRIDGE: If your favorite color is gray, this is your lucky day. In these new rainswept photosof the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and Shore Road Promenade, autumnal shades and tones of misty gray predominate. The nor’easter that rolled through Brooklyn over the weekend painted the Bay Ridge shoreline with these soft hues. Smart people stayed indoors to drink hot chocolate and binge-watch Netflix. Only a foolish few wandered around taking pictures on Bay Ridge’s windy waterfront. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUP DEMANDS OUSTER OF GOLDEN STAFFER IAN REILLY: The controversy over a campaign staffer to Republican state Sen.Marty Golden inviting an alt-right leader to speak at a GOP club continued to escalate as a Bay Ridge social justice organization demonstrated in front of the lawmaker’s campaign headquarters on Oct. 21. The group Bay Ridge for Social Justice held the rally to demand that the senator fire Ian Reilly. Reilly, who manages Golden’s campaign office, is being heavily criticized for invitingGavin McInnes, a leader of the alt-right group Proud Boys, to speak at a meeting of the Metropolitan Republican Club on Oct. 12. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~NEW CHAPTERS EMERGE IN 6 YEARS SINCE SANDY’S DEVASTATION: Meteorological monster Superstorm Sandy roared into the heavily populated New York metropolitan area six years ago Monday, leaving at least 182 people dead from the Caribbean to the Northeast. The storm caused tens of billions of dollars in damage. It also left stories and images of resilience, resolve and humanity. People at the heart of these and other stories from the storm have rebuilt, regrouped and added new chapters. The Associated Press revisited some of those stories and explored the new chapters added since the storm.(AP via Brooklyn Eagle)
~NYPD COMMISSIONER APOLOGIZES OVER MISHANDLED 1994 PROSPECT PARK RAPE CASE: NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill on Sunday apologized to a woman who came forward with a rape allegation in 1994 but was discredited by police, saying the department let her down “in almost every possible way.” The woman, who is African-American, had told police in April 1994 that she had been in Prospect Park when she was dragged into the bushes and raped. She gave authorities a detailed description which was the basis of a police sketch, and DNA evidence was recovered, but no arrests were made. (AP via Brooklyn Eagle)
~TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD ENDORSES GOUNARDES OVER SEN. GOLDEN: The New York Times editorial board endorsed Democratic challenger Andrew Gounardes in his race against Republican state Sen.Marty Golden. In an op-ed, the board pointed out that Golden, until recently, opposed efforts to increase the number of speed cameras near school boards. Pointing to a possible connection, the op-ed said that Golden’s car has been ticketed 38 times in the past five years, including one occasion in 2015 when it was cited for speeding in a school zone three times. It also said that Golden spent almost $80,000 in campaign money on his brother’s catering business.(NYT via Brooklyn Eagle)
~NEW CULINARY NOVELTY SHOP TO OPEN IN COBBLE HILL: In November, a novelty cookbook shop is coming to Cobble Hill. Cooking, Cocktails and Culture, the creation of rare bookseller Elizabeth Young, will offer culinary-themed literature of the new, rare and collectible varieties. The space will be tiny — only 200 square feet — but Young hopes to host signings and talks. Aside from the books, with titles ranging from the niche, like “Japanese Cooking with Manga,” to the historically significant, like “The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy,” Young will also sell culinary ephemera. (Grub Street via Brooklyn Eagle)
LONG READ: “America’s Other Family-Separation Crisis:” How mothers being sent to prison is having destructive effects on families (via The New Yorker)
ANOTHER LONG READ: “The Price of Everything,” a new HBO documentary on the art world asks the question: Is it possible to enjoy art even with its “hyper marketing” and lucrative prices? (via Vulture)
DRINK: Here are the 13 hottest cocktail bars in New York City this month, including two in Brooklyn. (via Eater)
CARTOON: Kids discuss climate change on the playground. (via The New Yorker)
NATIONAL BULLETIN: Anti-Semitic attacks were on the rise before the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre…A health protection agency says it’s OK todress up chickens for Halloween…And Hillary Clinton keeps open the prospect of another presidential run. (via Quartz, KUTV and New York Post)
FOREIGN FLASH: Ireland repeals its blasphemy law…The owner of Leicester City dies in a helicopter crash…And an Indonesian airliner with 189 people on board crashes into the ocean. (via The Guardian, NYT and BBC)
ROYAL WATCH: “How Princess Eugenie’s husband Jack Brooksbankhas been officially welcomed into the royal family” (via Cosmopolitan)
12:00PM — My Life as a Spy at 92nd Street Y. Details.
12:00PM – 2:00PM — Degeneration of American Democracy and How to Reverse It with Greg Sargent at NYU School of Law. Details.
6:00PM — The Whole Brain: The Microbiome Solution to Heal Depression & Mental Fog Without Medication at New York Open Center. Details.
6:00PM – 8:00PM — Why Unions Still Matter! at The General Society Library.Details.
6:30PM – 8:30PM — 24 Seasons of Rice: Delivering the Japanese Countryside to the World at Museum of Food and Drink. Details.
7:00PM — An Invented Indigeneity: Cecilia Vicuña at The Cooper Union.Details.
7:00PM – 9:00PM — David Colmer in Conversation with Philip Huff at 192 Books. Details.
7:30PM — Little Shop of Horrors Screening + Frank Oz Q&A at Schimmel Center. Details.
7:30PM — State of the Contemporary Art Market Today at 92nd Street Y.Details.
7:30PM – 10:30PM — Halloween: An Evening of Magic at New-York Historical Society. Details.
EAGLE SPORTS: “Yankees radio voice John Sterling to call Nets, Hawks game” (via Daily News)
Happy birthday to Robert A. Caro, Harry Hamlin, Nastia Liukin, Diego Maradona, Andrea Mitchell, Matthew Morrison, Kevin Pollak, Grace Slick, Charles Martin Smith, Ivanka Trump, Dick Vermeil and Henry Winkler!
Brooklyn Today’s editor is Scott Enman. Contact him at[email protected].
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