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Brooklyn Today: NYC’s bus stops are getting a makeover

August 13, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle
Gantry cranes reach for the sky in Williamsburg's Domino Park. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan
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THE LEDE: Good morning! One hundred bus shelters across the five boroughs, including 18 in Brooklyn, will be adorned with photographs depicting life in New York City as part of a new project from Bushwick-based artist Elle Pérez. The exhibit, commissioned by the Public Art Fund and titled “from sun to sun,” opens today. “There is something about [Perez’s] photographs that stops you in your tracks,” assistant curator Katerina Stathopoulou said.

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~ TRUMP’S NEW RULE TARGETING LEGAL IMMIGRANTS SPARKS PUSHBACK IN NYC: New York City elected officials and advocacy groups immediately pushed back against a new regulation that will make it easier for the federal government to reject green card and visa applications by penalizing those who rely on public programs like food stamps and housing vouchers.

~ NO PACIFIC PARK GYM WITHOUT ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW, LOCALS DEMAND: Elected officials and civic leaders called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to stop the construction of a field house and gym at the Pacific Park mega-project (formerly called Atlantic Yards) until a full-scale environmental review is done.

~ NEW YORK CITY’S BUS STOPS ARE GETTING A MAKEOVER: The exhibit will feature 16 images at bus stops across Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Williamsburg.

~ HAIL, TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS HEADED BROOKLYN’S WAY TUESDAY: New York City is in for some more nasty weather. Severe thunderstorm development is possible Tuesday through the end of the week, according to a “hazardous weather outlook” issued by the National Weather Service on Monday.

~ CROWN HEIGHTS COMES TOGETHER AT ANNUAL SEAN PRICE MURAL MEMORIAL: Controversy surrounding a Crown Heights mural faded to the background on Thursday as friends, family members and fans of the late rapper Sean Price came together to observe the four-year anniversary of his passing.

~ RED-LIGHT SCOFFLAW KILLS CYCLIST JOSE ALZORRIZ IN MIDWOOD: The 14th cyclist of the year to be struck and killed in Brooklyn died on Sunday, police said, with startling and graphic surveillance and dashboard camera video showing the car crash that led to the man’s death. The cyclist, 52-year-old Jose Alzorriz, is the 19th to die citywide in 2019.

~ CITY PAYS OUT $20K IN SEPARATE LAWSUIT AGAINST BROOKLYN COP ACCUSED OF 2017 RAPE: One of the Brooklyn cops accused of raping an 18-year-old girl in the back of a police car in 2017 after a traffic stop was also sued for the alleged unlawful arrest and assault of another woman just months earlier, according to a lawsuit filed in Brooklyn Supreme Court. The city settled the lawsuit for $20,000 in June.



~ A Crown Heights Jewish school installs bullet-resistant classroom doors. (New York Post)

~ Restaurateur John Winterman, owner of michelin-starred Bâtard, is opening a brasserie in Williamsburg. (Food & Wine)

~ “Jehovah’s Witnesses leaders to be sued for sexual abuse under new Child Victims Act” (Daily News)



~ READ: “The radical transformations of a battered women’s shelter” (The New Yorker)

~ DRINK: Here are the five best spritzes in New York City, including two in Brooklyn. (Thrillist)

~ LAUGH: The president uses his Magic 8-Ball for guidance. (The Week)

~ LIVE: In April, President Trump said the noise from wind turbines “causes cancer,” but 99 percent of Iowans beg to differ, according to a new poll. (Time)



6:30PM — Family History Today: Researching your Ancestral Town at the Center for Jewish History. Details.

7:00PM — Book Launch: “On the Clock” by Emily Guendelsberger in conversation with Jessica Bruder at powerHouse Arena. Details.

7:00PM — Pilates with Dodge YMCA at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Details.




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