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Good Morning, Brooklyn: Tuesday, August 9, 2022

August 9, 2022 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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CON EDISON INITIATES VOLTAGE REDUCTIONS: As New York endures a prolonged heat wave, Consolidated Edison is reducing voltage in parts of Brooklyn, impacting the neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Ocean Hill, Brownsville and East New York. The Eagle received word also that all classes at NYC College of Technology in Downtown Brooklyn were canceled after 2 p.m. yesterday due to scheduled Con Ed voltage reductions.

The utility is asking that Brooklynites limit use of appliances, and report outages to or 800-75-CONED.


INTERAGENCY MEETING ON BUSHWICK NIGHTLIFE ISSUES: Ongoing quality of life issues and the tensions that arise between businesses catering to nightlife, other merchants and residents are the focus of a Bushwick Nightlife Interagency Meeting, scheduled for next Tuesday August 16, Community Board 4 has announced. The 5 p.m. meeting, being held at Brooklyn Made on Troutman Street, will also include a discussion of resources for business owners.

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Sponsors include several elected officials: Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-7th District); Assemblymember Maritza Davila (D-53/Bushwick); State Senator Julia Salazar (D-18/Bushwick) and City Councilmember Jennifer Gutierrez (D-34); as well as the NYPD and several city agencies.


CHANCE TO PLAY ON SESAME STREET: Sesame Street is seeking real New York City families, including one that is intergenerational and multi-ethnic for a documentary project on which Caitlin Jones (CDJ Casting) & Danielle Pretsfelder Demchick, DPD Casting, are working. Families should have at least one child aged 7 or younger, with LGBTQ+ members or those dealing with disabilities being especially welcome. The project will shoot in early October, incorporating a 20-minute segment with a real Muppet.

Families may apply by Friday, August 19 via this Google Form. All talent selected for the project will be contacted in early September.

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