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Oddo’s office is asking Staten Islanders to join them at Conference House this Saturday to help clean up the 3.5 miles of shoreline from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..

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Hundreds of people gathered near the New York City waterfront to enjoy some science and summertime weather as part of the 2019 World Science Festival.

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Following a rowdy public hearing in April over the expansion of the Brooklyn Detention Complex, a second hearing on Thursday evening proceeded in stark contrast — less packed and quiet, with succinct arguments and a dearth of elected officials.

Hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, the hearing is part of a process necessary to establish a new jail in Boerum Hill at 275 Atlantic Ave. that is nearly double the size of an existing facility at that address. The larger complex is a key — and contentious — part of the city’s initiative to shutter Rikers Island by 2026. The city is also planning to build jails in Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx.

Activists supporting the $8 billion construction of the jails spoke, as did those firmly against it. The hearing lasted nearly two hours — but the borough president left shortly after opening up the floor to public comments. He said he had other events to attend, though members of his team remained for the length of the hearing.

“Brooklyn is the fourth-largest city in America, and I have multiple obligations across the borough every single night,” Adams wrote in a tweet to the Brooklyn Eagle. “I have the most talented land use team in the city, and they along with my staff will ensure I am fully briefed,” he said.

The borough president’s hearing is the final public hearing in Brooklyn, required by the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure. The process — more commonly called ULURP — helps determine the character of buildings, and their purposes, within communities. The next hearing will be held by the City Planning Commission and will concern all of the new jails.

Though the borough president’s role in ULURP is purely advisory, Adams and his peers in Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx can be influential in what sometimes becomes a highly politicized process. Community Board 2, which also has an advisory role, voted to withhold recommendation.

10-year-old Ethan Prayor spoke in favor of the closing of Riders and the opening of new borough-based jails. Eagle photo by Noah Goldberg
10-year-old Ethan Prayor spoke in favor of the closing of Rikers and the opening of new borough-based jails. Eagle photo by Noah Goldberg

Councilmember Stephen Levin — whose district would hold the jail — was also absent. He is on paternity leave, a staffer told the Eagle. Levin’s decision on the Brooklyn jail may be the most significant, since the council often votes with local councilmembers on ULURP applications. Three members of his team were at the hearing Thursday.

“This plan is fundamentally a decarceration effort to dramatically reduce the number of people affected by the criminal justice system,” said Dana Kaplan, deputy director of the initiative to close Rikers at the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice. “We believe this is the largest shrinking of a city jail system in U.S. history,” she said.

MOCJ, which proposed the ULURP, is taking into account criminal justice reforms — bail reform, speedy trial and discovery reform — enacted in Albany in April that they say will dramatically reduce the number of people going into city jails and allow the city to further shrink the size of the proposed facilities. The current proposal is for a building that could be as tall as 395 feet, more than double the size of the current 11-story jail at the site.

“The borough-based jail system, in concept, is a good one, but theres one missing piece: the ULURP process. Even though there’s been five years of reducing population, there’s been no modification to the ULURP,” said Scott Jacobs, a Boerum Hill resident.

Thursday’s hearing was held on the fourth anniversary of Kalief Browder’s suicide. Browder killed himself after being detained on Rikers for three years. His death catalyzed the movement to close the complex.

10-year-old Ethan Prayor spoke out in favor of building the new jails and closing Rikers at the hearing. “I don’t want to be the next Kalief Browder,” he said.

 

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CARROLL GARDENS – On Wednesday, June 5th, residents of the 76th precinct gathered in the basement room of the police station for the last community meeting before disbanding for the summer. Deputy Inspector Megan O’Malley gave a brief run-down of area crime in the last month, emphasizing that theft continues to be the most common […]

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PARK SLOPE – Woodland‘s liquor license has been suspended following an emergency NYS Liquor Authority (SLA) hearing last Wednesday, May 29. While the venue remains open for business, it is not allowed to serve alcohol. An Emergency Order of Suspension consisting of eight pages and dated June 6, 2019, is posted on Woodland’s front window […]

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Brooklyn Heights will have exceptional views of the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks next month, but some local community groups and residents are voicing concern about the huge crowds expected to flood Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

For the first time since 2014, all of the pyrotechnic barges will be located south of the Brooklyn Bridge, close to Pier 17 at South Street Seaport. Fireworks will also cascade off the Brooklyn Bridge itself.

“The decision to concentrate all viewing to this small portion of the East River shoreline overwhelms Brooklyn Bridge Park, the surrounding communities as well as our 84th Precinct,” Linda DeRosa, president of the Willowtown Association, said at a Brooklyn Bridge Park board meeting on Wednesday. The Willowtown enclave is located between two entrances to the park, between Joralemon Street and Atlantic Avenue.

“Since park venues began to open we have seen occasions where the crowds are so massive that people are blocked from ever getting down to the waterfront,” she told the Brooklyn Eagle following the meeting. “There just isn’t enough open space to accommodate the crowd size that is expected this year.”

Crowds began lining up on Old Fulton Street for hours before the show in 2016. Eagle photo by Mary Frost
Crowds began lining up on Old Fulton Street for hours before the fireworks show in 2016. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

Brooklyn Bridge Park itself will not be getting additional funds from the city to handle the crowds, park spokesperson Sarah Krauss told the Eagle. On Wednesday, the park’s board approved an expenditure of $150,000 of its own money for the event.

The funds will be spent on “additional PEP [Park Enforcement Patrol] officers, additional custodial staff and related services, and porta potties throughout the park,” Krauss said.

Specific details about security arrangements on the piers have not yet been finalized, Krauss said. In years past, several of the piers were closed for security reasons and for VIPs.

In 2014, a park spokesperson estimated that the park held at least triple the normal weekend crowd (at that time) of 100,000 people. Park attendance has gone up since then.

BP Adams notes concerns

“July 4th is a time for New Yorkers to gather and celebrate America’s independence. But safety will always be a paramount concern. My office been in contact with the NYPD and know that the necessary preparations are being made for this 4th of July,” Borough President Eric Adams told the Eagle.

Adams added, “We understand there are concerns among some about safety and property, especially given the changes to this year’s program, and we will continue coordinating with all relevant agencies to ensure that this is a peaceful and joyous celebration.”

Multiple security measures expected

If this year is like 2014, half a million spectators will be moving through security checkpoints set up in Brooklyn Heights and at Fulton Ferry Landing.

Numerous Heights streets will be closed to vehicular traffic — with the exception of hundreds of emergency vehicles from EM, NYPD, FDNY and other agencies. Ambulances and small, motorized go-karts filled with emergency medical kits will likely be situated on Columbia Heights and Henry Street.

Spectators will be subject to bag checks before entering the Promenade and the park, and residents of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO will be required to show their IDs before being allowed to drive into “frozen zones.” Garbage cans will likely be removed for security purposes, and mailboxes will be locked.

Spectators grabbed their viewing spots on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade hours before the 2016 July 4 fireworks display. Eagle photo by Mary Frost
Spectators grabbed their viewing spots on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade hours before the 2016 July 4 fireworks display. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

 

A crowd on the Promenade. Photo by Mary Frost
The crowd builds on the Promenade. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

Fulton Ferry Landing could be gridlocked

Katrin Adam, a board member of the Fulton Ferry Association, told the Eagle that residents of the Fulton Ferry Historic District, encompassing the park’s main entrance at Old Fulton Street, have not heard from the city about crowd management arrangements.

Residents of 8 Old Fulton St., directly across Furman Street from the park, were quite concerned, she said.

“At the last fireworks south of the Brooklyn Bridge, [the] park was not known and visited then as it is now,” she told the Eagle.

Still, in 2014, “our green space that surrounds our building at Old Fulton and Furman Street was totally destroyed, despite the steel barriers we erected ourselves to protect the garden,” she said. “As we are a self-managed building, we could not fend off viewers from our building entrance steps and window sills on the first floor.”

While she thought that more protected buildings like the Eagle Warehouse had fewer concerns, “There was clearly not sufficient police protection for the more vulnerable buildings in our neighborhood.”

Adam said that residents of 8 Old Fulton St. asked if they could be included in the conversation between Brooklyn Bridge Park and the police this year.

“It was denied. The reason given, Brooklyn Bridge Park is not responsible for the fireworks. Everyone is to fend for themselves,” she said.

Bill Stein, however, another board member of Fulton Ferry Association, was more sanguine.

“I don’t believe that one additional barge at this location (compared with 2014) will make a difference with the crowd size. Yes, we will be inundated, but it’s the price we pay to live in the Big Apple,” he said.

Stein said that the last time the park was a prime viewing area, “the most memorable complaint I heard was from someone unlucky enough to be returning here by subway soon after the fireworks ended. The stairs at High Street and York Street stations were impassable due to the hordes entering the stations.”

In the Heights, Clark Street Station (the 2 and 3 trains) in Brooklyn Heights was shut down after the fireworks in 2014 because crowds on the platform were so large some people were in danger of being pushed onto the tracks.

This photo was taken from an apartment at the Eagle Warehouse on Old Fulton Street in 2014, as spectators were leaving the July 4 fireworks display. Before the show, the police had spectators sectioned into “pens” on one side of the center yellow line, with the other side reserved for emergency access. Photo courtesy of Doree Albritton
This photo was taken from an apartment at the Eagle Warehouse on Old Fulton Street in 2014, as spectators were leaving the July 4 fireworks display. Before the show, the police had visitors sectioned into “pens” on one side of the center yellow line, with the other side reserved for emergency access. Photo courtesy of Doree Albritton
Police keep a security lane clear during the fireworks display in 2016. Photo courtesy of Bill Stein
Police keep a security lane clear during the fireworks display in 2016. Photo courtesy of Bill Stein

NYPD reliance

Martha Dietz, president of the Brooklyn Heights Association, said the group trusts that “the NYPD will do a good job of controlling the crowds and ensuring that everyone is safe.”

“I would also assume the NYPD will not allow more people on the Promenade or in the park and its piers than is safe for everyone, and hopefully park security will assist the NYPD as necessary,” Dietz said.

She added that the Brooklyn Heights Association hopes that the NYPD “will manage the crowds as they disperse following the fireworks display so that both fireworks attendees and neighborhood residents remain safe.”

The positioning of the barges changes almost every year. In 2014, there were three barges south of the Brooklyn Bridge, one less than this year. In 2015, it was split, with four barges upriver, and one double barge near the Seaport. 2016, four barges were positioned between 23rd and 37th streets, and one double-barge was located below the Brooklyn Bridge. In 2017, the fireworks were not visible from Brooklyn Heights Promenade but a crowd came anyway.

The fireworks display will kick off around 9:20 p.m. on July 4. Views from Williamsburg will likely be partially obstructed.

The Eagle has reached out to the Mayor’s Office and the NYPD for more information on security and crowd control plans. Check back for updates.

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GERRITSEN BEACH – “Drag queens are robbing children of their innocence,” people shouted outside the Gerritsen Beach Brooklyn Public Library branch on Thursday. Inside, a small room was packed with children listening to a drag queen read It’s Okay To Be Different by Todd Parr. Everyone was smiling. Drag Queen Story Hour is a program […]

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BP Adams, Espinal Lead First-Ever March for Healthy School Food Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, Council Member Rafael Espinal (D-Bushwick, East New York) on Sunday will join The NYC Healthy School Food Alliance (NYCHSFA), a grass-roots parent-fueled initiative to lead the first ever March for Healthy School Food in New York City. The march […]

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SHEEPSHEAD BAY – Hundreds of detectives, uniformed and plain clothed cops searched Plumb Beach Thursday afternoon, only to find that a highly respected homicide detective had taken his own life in the weeds. Detective Joe Calabrese, a member of the Brooklyn South homicide squad and a Detectives Endowment Association trustee and delegate was found at about […]

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MANSFIELD — A grand total of 63 high school softball players were named to the 2019 All-Mansfield News Journal teams for their efforts this spring.

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