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Brooklyn Today: ‘A revolutionary form of peace’

January 16, 2020 Brooklyn Today
Early-morning sunlight brightens the World Trade Center’s facade, seen from the Brooklyn Bridge’s pedestrian and cyclist pathway. Photo: Lore Croghan/Brooklyn Eagle
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THE LEDE: Good morning! More than 100 anti-violence activists and nonprofit leaders from across New York City gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday to kick off the 10th Annual New York Peace Week, a series of events designed to uplift communities affected by gun violence.

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~ BROOKLYN LAWMAKERS SEEK TO CREATE HATE CRIME EXEMPTION IN BAIL REFORM LAW: Following a recent spike in anti-Semitic incidents across the city, a pair of Brooklyn lawmakers have moved to amend the state’s newly enacted bail reforms by making hate crimes bail-eligible.

News for those who live, work and play in Brooklyn and beyond

~ ‘A REVOLUTIONARY FORM OF PEACE’: ANTI-GUN VIOLENCE LEADERS KICK OFF PEACE WEEK: Highlighting progress since the inaugural Peace Week in 2010, attendees at Wednesday’s rally praised the rollback of stop and frisk, as well as the expansion of New York City’s Crisis Management System to nonprofits in 22 precincts across the city.

~ HEARING ON INDUSTRY CITY EXPANSION ENDS EARLY DUE TO INTERRUPTIONS — AGAIN: Neighborhood leaders and residents shut down a hearing on Industry City’s proposed waterfront rezoning on Tuesday, after chanting from the audience interrupted speakers.

~ A, C AND E SUBWAY LINES TO GET HISTORIC SIGNAL UPGRADE: MTA NYC Transit has approved a $246 million contract to install a new type of signaling technology along the A, C and E lines that will bring these routes into the 21st century.

~ TWO BROOKLYN REPS ARE LEADING THE PROSECUTION OF PRESIDENT TRUMP: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi named U.S. Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Hakeem Jeffries as house managers in the impeachment of the Queens-born president.

~ HISTORIC BUSHWICK BREWERY SET FOR REDESIGN: A 19th-century Bushwick brewery will become an office and retail complex, after city Landmarks Preservation Commissioners approved the conversion on Tuesday.

~ A WALK TO CHER’S HOUSE FROM ‘MOONSTRUCK’Saunter past the “Moonstruck” house, Love Lane and more Brooklyn Heights delights.

~ MTA DEMANDS AMATEUR ARTIST STOP SELLING UNOFFICIAL SUBWAY MAP: Between pumping 500,000 gallons of water out of tunnels near Lincoln Center, pulling 298 cars from service over concerns the doors would open mid-ride, and menacing commuters with massive Monday morning delays, the MTA found time in recent weeks to go after an amateur artist selling an unofficial subway map on Etsy.

~ PARK SLOPE SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY CHOKING A CHILD: The woman is accused of attacking two relatives — one of them a 9-year-old — in her home.


~ NYCHA CEO Gregory Russ says his agency needs $40 billion. (The Real Deal)

~ “Global Co-Living Brand Quarters Announces Expansion To Brooklyn” (Forbes)

~ A man’s body was found floating in the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge. (New York Post)


READ: “The Fog of Rudy Did he change — or did America?” (NYT)

EAT: Attention foodies and chefs, here are the differences between shrimp and prawns. (Eater)

LAUGH: Election coverage or the NFL playoffs? (The Week)

~ DRINK: Here are the 39 best bars in New York City, including 11 in Brooklyn. (Thrillist)


7:00PM — Re:Setting the Table: The Future of Chinese Food and Drink in America at MOFAD. Details.

7:00PM — “Everything is Personal:” Laurie Stone with Marco Roth at McNally Jackson Williamsburg. Details.

8:00PM — Yo! MTV Bingo at Alligator Lounge. Details.


In 1919, the Brooklyn Eagle reported, “Washington — National Prohibition by constitutional amendment has been accepted by the United States just 13 months, lacking one day, after the joint resolution by Congress was submitted to the states for ratification.”

Margot RobbieRosie PerezJurnee Smollett-Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead grace the latest cover of Glamour.

“Prince Harry breaks cover — with no mention of Megxit” (Page Six)

The Nets have three talented point guards on its roster. Can they co-exist(Daily News)


Happy birthday to Lin-Manuel Miranda, Debbie Allen, Marilyn Horne, Kate Moss, Albert Pujols, Ronnie Milsap, John Carpenter, William Kennedy, Jack McDowell, James May, Joe Flacco and Alex Acosta!

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