Brooklyn Today: “It’s like D-Day.”
THE LEDE: Good morning! An influx of activity is slated to take place in and along the Gowanus Canal in the coming months, as dormant bridges are raised and numerous barges maneuver along the narrow waterway in preparation for a massive cleanup of the canal. “I don’t know if there’s anything in the country that is quite this complicated,” said Brian Carr of the Environmental Protection Agency.
~ STUDENTS DEMAND DESEGREGATION AFTER DE BLASIO SNUBS DEADLINE: A pair of Brooklyn politicians joined student leaders at City Hall on Tuesday in a sit-in to challenge Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city’s Department of Education to better integrate city high schools.
~ A FIRST LOOK AT WHAT COULD BECOME ONE OF BROOKLYN’S TALLEST BUILDINGS: A major mixed-use development planned forDowntown Brooklyn — promising a school, event space, commercial space and affordable housing — would rise 240 feet above what is currently the tallest building in the borough.
~ BARGES AND BRIDGES: FLURRY OF ACTIVITY COMING SOON TO GOWANUS CANAL: The 1.8-mile noxious waterway was declared a federal Superfund site nearly a decade ago in 2010, but the actual remediation process, starting with dredging, is not slated to begin until June of next year.
~ A WATERFRONT WALK AROUND BUSH TERMINAL PARK: If you really know the Brooklyn waterfront’s public access points, you’ve probably visited Bush Terminal Park. But have you seen the back door to this austere and lovelyrecreation area on Sunset Park’s shoreline?
~ COP CONVICTED OF NEW YEAR’S DAY PISTOL-WHIP ASSAULT SENTENCED TO 2 MONTHS: Transit Officer Michael Baror was driving inMidwood on New Year’s Day in 2018 when he flashed his lights and then rear-ended the car in front of him. A Brooklyn jury found that he then got out of the car and assaulted the driver of the car in front of him with his pistol and handcuffs.
~ 20+ WAYS TO KICK IT AT THE NAVY YARD THIS SUMMER: The Brooklyn Navy Yard announced its summer lineup, and the calendar is jam-packed with tours, art exhibitions, concerts and maker workshops open to the public. Here are our top picks.
~ FARAH LOUIS WINS CITY COUNCIL PRIMARY: Helped by an 11th hour endorsement from Mayor Bill de Blasio, Brooklyn Councilmember Farah Louis easily won the Democratic primary in her Central Brooklyn council district Tuesday night, earning more than 50 percent of the total votes cast.
~ MARGARITA LÓPEZ TORRES WINS PRIMARY, CLEARING THE PATH TO REELECTION: Justice Margarita López Torres won the Democratic primary for Brooklyn’s Surrogate Court, raking in 52.69 percent of the vote with 99 percent of scanners reported. She became a surrogate judge in 2006, despite an initial lack of support from the Democratic party.
MORE BROOKLYN NEWS
~ A Gowanus lot is put on the market for $200 million. (Commercial Observer)
~ A Japanese-Caribbean fusion restaurant opens in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. (Grub Street)
~ A Brooklyn Heights townhouse gets its price cut from $11.5 million to $10 million. (Curbed)
~ READ: “When the Robert Kraft case fell apart, the women were left to pay the price” (Deadspin)
~ EAT: From Mexican street food to mouthwatering pizza, here are the 19 best places to eat and drink in DUMBO. (Eater)
~ CARTOON: A pair of meteors muse over climate change. (The New Yorker)
~ TRAVEL: Despite Boeing’s fatal problems with the 737 Max, the companyisn’t going to rename the airliner. (The Atlantic)
12:00PM — Linguistic Map of Tajikistan at Prospect Park. Details.
6:00PM – 10:00PM — SpeakOut at Brooklyn Brewery. Details.
6:30PM – 8:30PM — Why Your Train is F*cked: The B/D/F/M at Caveat.Details.
⌛ ON THIS DAY
In 1916, the Eagle reported, “Three regiments of infantry, the Fourteenth of Brooklyn, and the Seventh and Seventy-first of Manhattan, departed today for Texas — the first of the New York National Guard to be actually en route to the Mexican border in response to the president’s call upon the militia of the country.”
Scottish actress Karen Gillan poses with flower petals on her face on the latest cover of Rouge Magazine.
Here are all of the things that the royal family spent money on last year.(INSIDER)
Kyrie Irving may have already verbally committed to join the Nets, according to a source. (NetsDaily)
Happy birthday to Isabelle Adjani, Norma Kamali, Shirley-Anne Field, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Tobey Maguire, Chuck Connors Person, Chandler Riggs, Ross Perot, Julia Duffy, Ed Westwick and Jason Patric!
Brooklyn Today’s editor is Scott Enman. Contact him at[email protected].
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