Brooklyn Today November 1: Swastikas and Racial Slurs Found on Brooklyn Heights Block
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THE LEDE: Happy Thursday! A Brooklyn Heights block is defaced with swastikas, we stroll to Queens from Downtown Brooklyn, and Apple discovers a new stage in Fort Greene. Plus, the El Chapo jury selection is finally set to begin, a Sunset Park company is teaching residents how to make pies, and a popular Bushwick art gallery will close this week. Finally, an arts organization opens a restaurant in Clinton Hill, and the Islanders return home after playing eight of their first 11 games on the road.
IMPRINT: American actress Viola Davis poses in white on the Decembercover of Glamour.
~SWASTIKAS AND RACIAL SLURS FOUND ON BROOKLYN HEIGHTS BLOCK: The morning of Halloween, residents of a Brooklyn Heights block famous among trick-or-treaters woke to find their street defaced with Nazi symbols and racial slurs. Police were called to Garden Place on Tuesday night around 10:30 p.m. after a resident reported that swastikas and other hate messages had been drawn in chalk on buildings near Garden Place and State Street. Among other messages, the n-word was written on multiple surfaces up and down the block. The next morning, more swastikas were seen on a garage door on the other end of Garden Place near Joralemon Street. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~TAKE A STROLL TO QUEENS FROM DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN, PART TWO: There are landmarked houses galore and stunning churches on Willoughby Avenue in Clinton Hill. But the best eye candy of all is at Pratt Institute, which we’ll show you first. The art, architecture and design college’s campus begins at the intersection of Willoughby Avenue and Hall Street and extends for several blocks. Its main entrance is at 200 Willoughby Ave. The grounds of the 25-acre campus are open to the public. There’s wonderful architecture — and a stunning set of outdoor sculptures. On Ryerson Walk, you’ll see the historic Main Building, which is an individual city landmark.(via Brooklyn Eagle)
~FIFTH TIME IS NO CHARM, AS EL CHAPO TRIAL BEGINS JURY SELECTION ON MONDAY: After five failed attempts to delay the start of the trial by defense attorneys, potential jurors from the Eastern District of New York will begin the process of jury selection on Monday as the trial forJoaquin Guzman Loera, the alleged drug kingpin better known as El Chapo, will officially begin. Defense attorneys made another effort to delay the trial, claiming that they needed more time to review the 14,000 documents that were turned over to them by prosecutors on Oct. 5. Judge Brian Cogan said that the opening statements for the trial will begin on Nov. 13 regardless of when jury selection finishes. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~APPLE DISCOVERS A NEW STAGE FOR ITS FANFARE: BROOKLYN: The event being planned for the Brooklyn Academy of Music was so hush-hush for a while that BAM staffers were using a code name: Acme. By Tuesday morning, however, the secret was out. Crowds were lining up by the hundreds to see the latest announcements from a company that knows how to put on a show: Apple. It was a historic event, the first time the company has staged one of its keynote product announcements in New York City, so it became almost as much a celebration of the location as the merchandise. “I am moving to New York!” Apple CEO Tim Cook declared after a Brooklyn-sized roar from the crowd. (The Bridge via Brooklyn Eagle)
~SUNSET PARK’S BROOKLYN KITCHEN TO HOLD PIE-MAKING WORKSHOPS: Many city residents either don’t have the knack for pie-making or are afraid to try it, but one Industry City organization is changing that notion. The Brooklyn Kitchen in Sunset Park is offering pie workshops on Nov. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. A pie-making class will be an asset for Thanksgiving, with its demand for apple, pecan and pumpkin pie. (NYT via Brooklyn Eagle)
~BUSHWICK ART GALLERY’S CLOSING SEEN AS SYMBOL OF LOCAL ARTS SCENE’S DECLINE: Arts-minded Brooklyn residents are sad that Signal, a well-known gallery at 260 Johnson Ave., Bushwick, will close after a final one-night exhibition, “No Signal,” on Nov. 2. Signal is the latest of several Brooklyn galleries that have closed or moved to Manhattan in the last two or three years. Owners of these galleries have blamed Brooklyn’s rising rents, the distance from Manhattan’s art collectors, and wealthy gentrifiers’ lack of appreciation for contemporary art. (Arsty via Brooklyn Eagle)
~ART AND ARCHITECTURE ORGANIZATION OPENS BAR AND RESTAURANT IN CLINTON HILL: A Manhattan-based arts and architecture educational and informational organization, e-flux, has opened a bar-restaurant in Clinton Hill near Pratt Institute. It’s called Bar Laika. Laika is a common name for dogs in Russia and the name of the first dog in space. Bar Laika’s menu, which is heavy on seafood, was developed in collaboration with artist and chef Hsiao Chen. The cocktail list was curated by another artist, Danna Vajda. Menu items include curry, sashimi and smoked pickles. (Archpaper via Brooklyn Eagle)
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LONG READ: Americans will be going to the polls on Nov. 6, but are those electronic voting machines secure and safe from hackers? Not exactly. (via NYT Magazine)
ANOTHER LONG READ: “The Tragedy of Saudi Arabia’s War” (via NYT)
PODCAST: Joe Hagan, writer for Vanity Fair, discusses his new book “Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine.”(via Longform)
HALLOWEEN: Is trick or treating a dying tradition? No, but where kids are going to get candy is changing. (via The Atlantic)
NATIONAL BULLETIN: Hundreds of witches paddleboard down an Oregon river…More than 1,000 octopuses are gathering off the California coast…And World Series ratings went down sharply this year. (via Mashable, LA Times and AP)
FOREIGN FLASH: People from around the globe are having similar nightmares about the “Hat Man”…India unveils the world’s tallest statue…And extreme weather in Italy kills at least nine people. (via Quartzy, NYT and CNN)
ROYAL WATCH: Take a look inside Fiji’s Grand Pacific Hotel, one of the royal family’s favorite places to stay. (via Observer)
6:00PM — On the Force of Truth at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Details.
6:00PM – 8:00PM — First Thursday Gallery Walk at Art In DUMBO. Details.
6:00PM – 8:00PM — Giving and Receiving: A Conversation on the Role of Contemplative Practice at the End of Life at Columbia University. Details.
6:30PM — Being the First: Pioneering Heart Health at Barnard College.Details.
6:30PM – 8:30PM — Death, Science and the Invisible: A Morbid Anatomy Variety Show at Caveat. Details.
6:30PM – 8:30PM — Having A Ball: How the Meatball Became a Global Citizen at Museum of Food and Drink. Details.
7:00PM — Tom Hanks in Conversation: Uncommon Type at 92nd Street Y.Details.
7:00PM — A Literary Journey to Jewish Identity: Re-Reading Bellow, Roth,Malamud, Ozick and Other Great Jewish Writers at 92nd Street Y. Details.
7:00PM — Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: Trump Is Bad for Comedy at Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. Details.
9:00PM – 11:00PM — Pulitzer Surprises at Caveat. Details.
EAGLE SPORTS: After playing eight of their first 11 games on the road, the Islanders are looking forward to some home cooking at Barclays Center, beginning with tonight’s completion of a home-and-home set against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Then again, New York proved during its road-heavy slate in October that it isn’t the least bit daunted by the task of winning in another team’s arena. “They’ve become a bit of road warriors,” Islanders head coachBarry Trotz said following the Islanders’ 6-3 victory in Pittsburgh Tuesday night. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
Happy birthday to Penn Badgley, Toni Collette, Tim Cook, Larry Flynt, Lyle Lovett, Jenny McCarthy, Gary Jim Player, Aishwarya Rai, Rachel Ticotin andFernando Anguamea Valenzuela!
Brooklyn Today’s editor is Scott Enman. Contact him at[email protected].
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