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May 19, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle Staff

Shooting victim dies at Kings County Hospital

A dying man who was shot in the chest was dropped off at a Brooklyn hospital early Monday, and investigators are trying to figure out where the fatal shooting happened and what started it. The 31-year-old victim was dropped off at Kings County Hospital around 12:30 a.m. by a person who immediately took off. Police say the victim had no criminal history, and they do not believe his death is connected to a shooting in East Flatbush around the same time, according to the Daily News.

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

Diocese calls for increased patrols

The Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn is calling for increased patrols around Brooklyn and Queens churches in response to what they’re calling “a pattern of hate crimes against Catholics.” There was a hate crime at Bensonhurst parish on Friday in which vandals damaged a crucifix and burned an American flag. Then, on Monday morning, a statue of the Baby Jesus, being held by Mary, was found decapitated near the diocese’s administrative offices in Windsor Terrace. “Hatred and intolerance of the Catholic faith, and for that matter, any faith, has no place here,” said Msgr. Anthony Hernandez, moderator of the curia for the diocese.

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‘Brooklyn’ used to sell Hudson Valley homes

Dubbing Hudson Valley towns the “next Brooklyn” has been happening since at least 2006, according to the Albany Times-Union. Among the towns that have been compared to fashionable Brooklyn neighborhoods are Rosendale, High Falls, Catskill and Kingston. Travel + Leisure magazine recently said Kingston rivals “even the coolest Brooklyn neighborhoods.” One local realtor, Joseph Satto, often uses the comparison as part of his sales pitch to prospective homebuyers, especially those from the New York metro area. To him, Brooklyn is all about the food and drink scene — “bars, restaurants, all that stuff.”


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Celebrate Brooklyn returns to Prospect Park

Prospect Park’s Celebrate Brooklyn concert series, curated by BRIC, also known as Brooklyn Arts and Culture, will return to Prospect Park on July 31 with live concerts. The series, which will run from July 31 through Sept. 13, will begin with a performance by R&B singer Ari Lennox, with support from Brooklyn-based rapper and poet Kammau. The rest of the lineup hasn’t been announced yet, but the first benefit concert will feature the British rock group Glass Animals. BRIC’s president, Kristina Newman-Scott, said, “There’s nothing like the energy of Brooklyn when it’s filled with friends and family, all gathered for good times and great music,” according to published reports.

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Velazquez endorses Jo Anne Simon — as No. 2

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-Brooklyn) has endorsed Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (D-52nd A.D.) as her second choice for the Democratic nomination for borough president. “Today, I announced that I am making Jo Anne Simon my second choice for Brooklyn Borough President,” said Velázquez. “I know Jo Anne to be hard-working, intelligent, and dedicated to improving the lives of everyone. She has fought for the well-being of Brooklynites for decades, both as a legislator and an advocate.” “I am incredibly honored to be co-endorsed by Nydia Velázquez,” said Simon. “Nydia has been a fearless and effective advocate for Brooklyn, and I deeply admire her ability to shatter glass ceilings.“

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Eric Adams endorsed by union

The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) endorsed Eric Adams for mayor on Monday, saying “Mr. Adams understands that in order for the public to feel safe we need a comprehensive mental health policy that makes sure those people suffering from severe mental illness get the help and services they need.” Adams and CSEA also called on the city and state to increase mental health services and hire additional staff in response to crime spikes on subways and elsewhere in the city linked to mental illness. CSEA represents mental health workers at state psychiatric hospitals located throughout the city.

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Muslim group de-endorses Eric Adams

The Muslim Agenda 2021 Coalition recently rescinded its endorsement of Borough President Eric Adams for mayor after Adams announced that he would not make a statement on the Middle East crisis. The coalition requested that Adams make a statement “recognizing the pain and suffering of Palestinians and condemning Israel’s actions in East Jerusalem and disproportionate use of force in Gaza.”

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Man stabbed in subway

A random attacker stabbed a subway rider in the back as he stepped out of the train on Monday evening, police say. The victim, age 23, was getting out of a southbound C train at the Kingston-Throop Avenues station around 6 p.m. when the attacker plunged a knife or another sharp object into his back. Police say the attack was unprovoked. The victim was taken to Interfaith Medical Center in stable condition, according to the Daily News.

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Man killed in Rolls-Royce hit-run

A 58-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run in Greenpoint on Tuesday morning. He was attempting to cross Bayard Street and McGuiness Boulevard when he was struck by a black Rolls Royce sedan at around 12:45 a.m. He was rushed to Woodhull Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to ABC 7.

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Here are some ‘oyster happy hours’ in North Brooklyn

Several bars and restaurants in Greenpoint and Williamsburg are offering “oyster happy hours” featuring $1 or $2 oysters. They include Concord Hill at 374 Graham Ave., Sea Wolf at 420 Kent Ave., Pizzette at 191 Graham Ave., Marcuja at 279 Grand St., Wanpaku at 621 Manhattan Ave., Le Gamin at 108 Franklin St., Madre at 214 Franklin St. and St. Mazie at 354 Grand St., according to Greenpointers.

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Brooklyn Chop House to open near Times Square

Brooklyn Chop House has inked a deal to move into a 25,000-square-foot space on West 47th Street near Times Square, just in time for the reopening of Broadway theaters. The former tenant, Buffalo Wild Wings, vacated the space near the beginning of the pandemic, leaving everything behind. “Deals like this are usually only available to Fortune 500 companies because the landlords ask for millions of dollars up front for rent,” Robert “Don Pooh” Cummins, owner of Brooklyn Chop House, told the New York Post.

Compiled by Raanan Geberer. 

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