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Around Brooklyn: Treyger: Schools should provide hot meals

November 18, 2020 Editorial Staff
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Treyger: Schools should provide hot meals

City schools should provide hot and healthy meals instead of the current cold ones, said Brooklyn Councilmember Mark Treyger. “There’s no hot meals provided anywhere, whether in-person days, the learning bridges, learning labs,” said Councilman Mark Treyger. As part of the city’s hybrid schedule, kids receive sandwiches in their classrooms on in-person learning days. On other days, grab-and-go meal sites are available to New Yorkers throughout the city. But meals at schools are so substandard, said Treyger, that teachers have told him they’re spending their own money to buy kids pizza and other food, according to the Daily News.

Adams introduces new Shower Bus

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) on Tuesday hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of Brooklyn’s first Shower Bus.  The fully outfitted bus will travel the borough of Brooklyn to provide hot showers, toiletries, peer counseling, housing support and employment resources to the city’s homeless population. The Shower Bus project aims to address chronic homelessness and is made possible with the support of Borough President Adams, the Brooklyn Delegation of the City Council and the sponsorship of Con Edison and Unilever.

Cops search for Bed-Stuy hit-run driver

Police are searching for the driver in a hit-and-run accident in Brooklyn. In a surveillance video, 50-year-old Omme Farhana is seen walking home from her restaurant job with her uncle. The sign at the crosswalk said “walk,” and they made it midway across Franklin Avenue when a white sedan raced through a red light on Putnam Avenue. Both were hit. The video shows Farhana’s uncle on the ground but rising to his feet. Farhana was knocked onto the hood of the car and then the roof. She was carried down the block, then thrown to the sidewalk just before the car swerved. She survived but will undergo multiple surgeries, according to CBS News.

Brannan allocates $275K for security cameras

City Councilmember Justin Brannan (D-Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach) will allocate an additional $275,000 for 10 new Argus NYPD security cameras across the 43rd Council District, which covers Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, as well as parts of Bath Beach and Bensonhurst. This allocation will allow for five new locations to be covered by security cameras, with two cameras placed at each site for a total of 10 new cameras. “Even though our neighborhoods continue to be some of the safest in the city, no constituent should have to wake up in the morning to their car having been rummaged through, or be kept up all night with incessant racing down the street,” said Brannan.

City Point to host holiday market

City Point, one of Brooklyn’s largest shopping and dining destinations, has partnered with the Makers Show to sponsor a holiday market featuring the works of local craftsmen, artists and entrepreneurs. The show will kick off on Nov. 27 and will take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  DeKalb Market Hall will add to the mix with global food from local vendors ranging from spicy Chinese treats from Mr. Lin to Polish dumplings from the Pierogi Boys. COVID-19 regulations will be strictly enforced.

City Bar hosts discussion on politicking

The New York City Bar Association today starting at 11:30 a.m. is hosting a discussion of proposals to address historic problems with the policing of Black and Hispanic communities in the city. Present will be representatives from the NYPD, the Mayor’s Office, Bronx Defenders and Communities United for Police Reform. The discussion will be in the form of a webcast and will include remarks by Sheila S. Boston, president of the New York City Bar Association, Dawit Getachew of the Bronx Defenders, Joo Hyun-Kang of Communities United for Police reform, Deanna Logan of the Mayor’s Office for Criminal Justice and First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker of the NYC Police Department.

Man fires off flamethrower on top of bus

A man with a flamethrower hopped on top of an MTA bus and fired it off as onlookers cheered. The incident took place around 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 near the intersection of Putnam and Franklin avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The stunt was reportedly part of a Wu-tang tribute music video by local rapper Dupree God. The rapper then invited people to join him for ice cream, T-shirts and champagne. MTA spokesperson Tim Minto said, “We don’t even need to say how absurd, dangerous and just plain stupid this was,” according to the New York Post.

Four overcome by carbon monoxide

Four people in Weeksville were overcome by carbon monoxide fumes after a leak caused the fumes to spread throughout their home, according to FDNY spokespeople. Two of the four people were taken to Cornell Hospital suffering from exposure to carbon monoxide, officials say, while two others refused medical attention. The incident occurred at around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday when firefighters responded to 905 Herkimer St., Brooklyn, where they found at least one person unconscious inside the three-story home. Carbon monoxide alarms were ringing when firefighters arrived. Firefighters evacuated 905, 907 and 903 Herkimer as a precaution, according to published reports. EMS crews brought in several ambulances to help those who were injured.

70-year-old woman shot in the face

A 70-year-old woman was shot in the face aboard a city bus in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Tuesday afternoon. Police said she was sitting in the back of the bus when her cheek was grazed by a bullet. Around 2:30 p.m., police were called to Fulton Street near Tompkins Avenue in response to the shooting. Cops say the shots were fired outside the bus, and the woman was not the intended target. The woman was in traumatic arrest when EMS crews arrived and rushed her to Kings County Hospital. Later, she was in stable condition, according to CBS News. No one else on the bus suffered any injuries, police reported.

Woman gives birth after being shot

A pregnant woman needed an emergency c-section after she was shot in Brooklyn this past weekend, police said. The eight-months-pregnant, 21-year-old victim was shot once in the right shoulder on Saturday near Utica Avenue and Montgomery Street in Crown Heights. She was taken to an area hospital, where she was treated. Both the mother and the baby are OK. Police described the young woman as being “extremely uncooperative,” according to 1010 WINS.

Compiled by Raanan Geberer.


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