Brooklyn Food from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): “Brooklyn Restaurants” – Google News: August in New York City: The Best Shows, Concerts, Festivals And More – Forbes

August in New York City: The Best Shows, Concerts, Festivals And More  Forbes

From Broadway to the US Open, here are the best things to do in New York this August.

“Brooklyn Restaurants” – Google News

Brooklyn Food from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): Brooklyn Food from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): “Brooklyn Restaurants” – Google News: August in New York City: The Best Shows, Concerts, Festivals And More – Forbes

August in New York City: The Best Shows, Concerts, Festivals And More  Forbes

From Broadway to the US Open, here are the best things to do in New York this August.

“Brooklyn Restaurants” – Google News

Brooklyn Food from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Brooklyn College” – Google News: Why I will continue to defend clients like Jeffrey Epstein – The Jewish News of Northern California

Why I will continue to defend clients like Jeffrey Epstein  The Jewish News of Northern California

If I had not defended Jeffrey Epstein and gotten him a favorable plea deal, it is unlikely that I would have been the subject of the recent hit piece in the New …

“Brooklyn College” – Google News

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Brooklyn NY” – Google News: Documentary Celebrates Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary – Jewish Journal

Documentary Celebrates Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary  Jewish Journal

In the summer of 1969, a little music festival drew nearly half a million people to a dairy farm in Sullivan County, N.Y. The conditions at Woodstock were.

“Brooklyn NY” – Google News

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Coney Island Brooklyn” – Google News: Weekly NYC Events Calendar: August 1 to August 7 – The Indypendent

Weekly NYC Events Calendar: August 1 to August 7  The Indypendent

The Indypendent’s curated events calendar comes out every Wednesday online and once a month in print. Sign-up for our regular e-newsletter and you won’t …

“Coney Island Brooklyn” – Google News

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Brooklyn College” – Google News: 10 Checklists to Simplify the Lives of Brooklyn Parents – NY Metro Parents

10 Checklists to Simplify the Lives of Brooklyn Parents  NY Metro Parents

The responsibilities of a parent are endless, between planning for summer camp, preparing for school, choosing your family pediatrician, planning the perfect …

“Brooklyn College” – Google News

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): Brooklyn Eagle: Mayor calls Brownsville tragedy a ‘mass shooting’ after days of hesitation

Four days after a shooting in Brownsville that left 11 injured and one dead, Mayor Bill de Blasio tweaked his language surrounding the event, calling it a “mass shooting” for the first time.

The mayor initially declined to use the term — but Wednesday, just hours before his second presidential debate, he changed course.

“The tragic events of Saturday night led to one dead and 11 others injured. Right after, we had real worry in the community about letting this violence define the neighborhood. That remains true, but I’ve also come to realize it’s critical we call this what it was: a mass shooting,” the mayor said in the statement.

“The suffering of men and women in Brownsville has just as much meaning as people shot in any other community across this country. Language matters and I’ll use my voice to make sure our culture is putting the same value on human life lost to gun violence, no matter the circumstances.”

The change in language was first reported by AM New York‘s Mark Chiusano via Twitter.

The statement was a sharp tack from his comments Sunday morning at the scene of the shooting.

“I am only going to say that that phrase is usually reserved for a different type of situation than what I know this to be so far. But let’s get the investigation to go forward and then we can define it,” he said, responding to a question from the Brooklyn Eagle.

The shooting occurred as Brownsville’s Old Timers Day block party was winding down on Saturday night. The event, a celebration of local talent and an annual coming together of the community, has been going on for more than 50 years. Thousands of revelers were gathered in a park when shots rang out.

Police taped off the playground where one or more shooters shot twelve people — killing one — at a n annual block party in Brownsville. Eagle photo by Noah Goldberg
Police taped off the playground where one or more shooters shot twelve people — killing one — at an annual block party in Brownsville. Eagle photo by Noah Goldberg

A Brownsville resident named Jason Pagan was killed and 11 others were injured, including a man in critical — now serious — condition, and a woman whose bra may have saved her life.

The mayor’s initial decision not to call the attack a mass shooting drew immediate anger from Brownsville politicians and anti-gun violence advocates.

Though there is no official definition of a mass shooting, the New York Times has counted mass shootings in the country including any shooting that kills or injures four or more people. That definition is sourced to the Gun Violence Archive, which has Brownsville’s mass shooting on its list.

 

The post Mayor calls Brownsville tragedy a ‘mass shooting’ after days of hesitation appeared first on Brooklyn Eagle.

Brooklyn Eagle

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): News 12 – Home: Utah rethinks medical pot distribution plan amid pressure

Several county attorneys are pressuring Utah to scrap its plans for a state-run medical marijuana dispensary system, arguing the system would put public employees at risk of being prosecuted under federal drug laws.

News 12 – Home

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): BKLYNER: A Brief History Of The Bridges Over The Gowanus Canal

GOWANUS – The Gowanus Canal is an anomaly. The new buildings and hip restaurants rising alongside it strike a stark contrast with its thick industrial waters. Providing safe passage across everybody’s favorite Superfund site are five bridges, each with its own story. When one of the five bridges open, residents are reminded that the Gowanus is […]

BKLYNER

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): BrooklynVegan: Woodstock 50 is officially cancelled

”We are saddened that a series of unforeseen setbacks has made it impossible to put on the Festival we imagined with the great line-up we had booked and the social engagement we were anticipating,” original Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang said.

Continue reading…

BrooklynVegan

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): Brooklyn Eagle: Amid high temps, protesters call for cold water, cold showers and more fans at Brooklyn jail

A mini heat wave brought protesters to a Brooklyn jail Wednesday morning to denounce the steamy conditions inside the lockup documented last week by a local councilmember.

As Monday and Tuesday’s temperatures topped 90 degrees, advocates for incarcerated people gathered and demanded better conditions — including cold showers and more fans — for incarcerated people inside the Brooklyn Detention Complex in Boerum Hill.

“We’re calling on the mayor, we’re calling on DOC to follow the minimum standard and provide incarcerated people — many of whom have not been found guilty, they’re waiting for their day in court — calling on them to provide humane conditions,” said Darren Mack, an organizer with Just Leadership USA, a group dedicated to decreasing the country’s incarcerated population to half its current number by 2030.

Councilmember Brad Lander toured the Brooklyn jail on July 21 with the Board of Corrections. He noted that none of the housing units in the building had air conditioning and that 10 fans delivered to the building on a Friday had not been set up.

The Department of Correction did not immediately say whether or not those fans were up and running Wednesday. DOC’s heat protocol calls for incarcerated individuals to “have access to ice, cold water and multiple cool showers between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m.,” according to a spokesperson for the department.

Lander said that despite the fact that jail showers should run cold water during a heat wave, a shower his team tested was running scalding-hot water when they visited. The water jugs in common spaces were filled with warm water, he added.

“I have to be honest, it was worse than I imagined when going in,” Lander said Wednesday outside the jail.

Lander said that on most of the floors he visited, incarcerated people were allowed to be in common spaces where two fans were running, but one housing unit was on lockdown because of a slashing with people locked in their cells for 24 hours during, “the very hottest hours of that particular heatwave,” he said.

“There are no excuses for human rights abuses,” protesters chanted outside the facility.

Brad Lander speaks with protesters outside the Brooklyn Detention Complex July 31, 2019. Eagle photo by Noah Goldberg
Brad Lander speaks with protesters outside the Brooklyn Detention Complex July 31, 2019. Eagle photo by Noah Goldberg

While Lander said it was important to completely restructure the criminal justice system, he also noted that small changes could quickly improve conditions for New York City’s incarcerated population. He called on DOC to make sure that every floor at the complex has ice water in the day room, cold showers and “dozens” more fans to be delivered to the facility. He also called for people who are sensitive to heat because of diseases to be moved into the jail’s infirmary, one of the only rooms in the building with air conditioning.

The Brooklyn Detention Complex, built in the 1950s, could be demolished within the next 10 years — as the city’s plan to close Rikers and build four new borough-based jails would include rebuilding of the Boerum Hill facility. The new facility would have air conditioning in the housing units, a spokesperson for the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice confirmed.

The post Amid high temps, protesters call for cold water, cold showers and more fans at Brooklyn jail appeared first on Brooklyn Eagle.

Brooklyn Eagle

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): BKLYNER: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Presents Exhibit Protesting Sun-Blocking Towers

CROWN HEIGHTS – On Tuesday, July 30, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) debuted Fight for Sunlight, a new exhibition that addresses “an existential threat facing our Garden.” The exhibit is a “grassroots effort to prevent massive high-rise towers from blocking sunlight to our greenhouse complex,” the Garden’s newsletter explains. “Specifically selected for its access to […]

BKLYNER

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): BKLYNER: It’s Not About Buses, It’s About Respect: A Heated Meeting Over Church Avenue Parking

PROSPECT PARK SOUTH — The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is moving ahead with its plan to speed up B35 along Church Avenue by taking away parking. “It’s a done deal,” DOT Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Keith Bray finally told a Temple full of congregants and residents angry about how the community was consulted.  Mathieu Eugene, […]

BKLYNER

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Mill Basin Brooklyn” – Google News: It’s Not About Buses, It’s About Respect And Double Standards: A Heated Meeting Over Church Avenue Parking – BKLYNER

It’s Not About Buses, It’s About Respect And Double Standards: A Heated Meeting Over Church Avenue Parking  BKLYNER

PROSPECT PARK SOUTH — The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is moving ahead with its plan to speed up B35 along Church Avenue by taking …

“Mill Basin Brooklyn” – Google News

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): Brooklyn Paper: Full articles: MCU Park hosts celebrity softball came to celebrate new cancer center

See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.

By Rose Adams

Brooklyn Paper

They’re striking out prostate cancer!

Doctors, local celebrities, and baseball fans stepped up to the plate at Coney Island’s MCU Park on July 24 to raise awareness about prostate cancer and celebrate the opening of Maimonides Medical Center’s new prostate facility.

“It was nice to see how many different parts of the community came out,” said Adam Stoltz, the vice president of Strategy & Administration at Maimonides.

Employees at Maimonides faced off against a team of celebrities assembled by the news network WABC — including retired Yankee player Jim Leyritz, former football player Sean Landeta, men’s fashion designed Joseph Abboud, and stand-up comedian Jim Breuer. But despite WABC’s star-studded line-up, the Maimonides physicians swept the competition, winning the softball game 7-4.

But to Stoltz, the event was less about winning than it was about the cause. One in nine American men is diagnosed with prostate cancer, and the disease claims 30,000 lives annually, Stoltz said.

“It’s a major issue in New York City communities,” he lamented.

To fight the deadly disease, Borough Park’s Maimonides Medical Center opened a prostate center earlier this year that uses high-frequency ultrasound technology to kill cancerous cells. The center’s innovative, noninvasive procedure is the first of its kind on the East Coast, Stolz claimed, and last week’s softball game tipped locals off to the good news.

“It helped us get the word out,” said Stolz.

In addition to the game, Maimonides honored three employees and one community leader whose contributions have made the new prostate center possible. To Stolz, that recognition stuck with him more than the game itself.

“As fun as the game was, some of the most important moments was when we honored these folks,” Stolz noted.

Reach reporter Rose Adams at radams@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–8306.

Comment on this story.

Brooklyn Paper: Full articles

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): Brooklyn Eagle: At Downtown BK Whole Foods, a call to boycott Amazon-owned grocer for ICE support

Activists gathered outside Whole Foods on Tuesday evening, protesting the company’s support of immigration enforcement.

Whole Foods is owned by Amazon, which has provided technology and logistical support to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, including controversial facial recognition software.

The protesters chanted “No Tech for ICE” and “Sí se puede!” outside the Whole Foods located at 292 Ashland Place in Downtown Brooklyn. They attempted to dissuade Brooklynites from shopping there with flyers reading, “Don’t pay your grocery money into ICE violence. Don’t feed your kids on racism.”

Eagle photo by Jeffery Harrell
Eagle photo by Jeffery Harrell

“A lot of people don’t know that Whole Foods is Amazon, and they don’t realize what they are supporting,” said Tatiana Bejar, an organizer with nonprofit organization Hand in Hand. “We don’t want it to be normal to support locking kids up in cages, just getting your groceries like its no big deal.”

A diverse assembly of immigrant workers, organizers and concerned Boerum Hill and Carroll Gardens residents attended the rally. They took turns reading testimony from children who had previously been held in border detention camps.

Eagle photo by Jeffery Harrell
Eagle photo by Jeffery Harrell

Make the Road New York and the Carroll Gardens Association worked with Hand in Hand to put together the rally.

The group of activist organizations was spurred to action by the recent ICE raids that swept through New York City, at least six of which took place in Brooklyn.

“ICE and the immigration forces are here in our community, and we don’t want them here” said Namrata Pradhan, a Midwood resident who works as a nanny in Brooklyn. “We want to shut down Whole Foods when they are helping rip families apart.”

Pradhan also represents the National Domestic Workers Alliance, several members of which attended the rally.

Eagle photo by Jeffery Harrell
Eagle photo by Jeffery Harrell

Dalia Vargas, also a domestic worker in Midwood, felt it was her responsibility to speak out against Amazon and Whole Foods.

“Amazon is already a bad employer, and they support deporting immigrants,” said Vargas. “We want to get the word out that Whole Foods is a part of that.”

The groups also pointed to the poor working conditions many Amazon workers face as further evidence of the need to shut down their business.

Whole Foods did not return a request for comment.

The post At Downtown BK Whole Foods, a call to boycott Amazon-owned grocer for ICE support appeared first on Brooklyn Eagle.

Brooklyn Eagle

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Borough Park Brooklyn” – Google News: 9-year-old boy on class trip to N.J. waterpark dies after he’s pulled unconscious from pool – NJ.com

9-year-old boy on class trip to N.J. waterpark dies after he’s pulled unconscious from pool  NJ.com

Hersh Meilech Grossman, of Brooklyn Park, was on a class trip with the Belzer Talmud Torah of Borough Park, New York.

“Borough Park Brooklyn” – Google News

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Madison Brooklyn” – Google News: Police Report: Brooklyn Man Arrested for Trespassing on Ardmore Rd Property – Scarsdale10583.com

Police Report: Brooklyn Man Arrested for Trespassing on Ardmore Rd Property  Scarsdale10583.com

On July 26, an Ardmore Road woman reported a man was ringing her doorbell July 26. She said the same man had also come to her house and rang the …

“Madison Brooklyn” – Google News

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

The Global Security News: Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): 1. Podcasts from Michael_Novakhov (22 sites): WSJ What’s News: Debates Show Divisions Among Democrats

Night one of the Democratic debates showed a split between progressives and moderate candidates within the party. The Wall Street Journal’s Tarini Parti has more. Plus, Eliza Collins has a preview of the second night of debate on Wednesday.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Download audio: https://traffic.megaphone.fm/WSJ4238270214.mp3

WSJ What’s News

1. Podcasts from Michael_Novakhov (22 sites)

Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites)

The Global Security News

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Brooklyn College” – Google News: Where in N.Y.C. to Watch the Democratic Debate – The New York Times

Where in N.Y.C. to Watch the Democratic Debate  The New York Times

Wednesday: Four candidates with direct connections to the area are appearing.

“Brooklyn College” – Google News

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Brooklyn Music” – Google News: Where in N.Y.C. to Watch the Democratic Debate – The New York Times

Where in N.Y.C. to Watch the Democratic Debate  The New York Times

Wednesday: Four candidates with direct connections to the area are appearing.

“Brooklyn Music” – Google News

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): Brooklyn Food from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): “Brooklyn Food” – Google News: 40 things to do in Cleveland this August – cleveland.com

40 things to do in Cleveland this August  cleveland.com

Here are the events and activities you should check out in Northeast Ohio in August.

“Brooklyn Food” – Google News

Brooklyn Food from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)