Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Celebrity Brooklyn Rapist Nabbed in Paris; Jeffries Turns on Hillary; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- A Moroccan pop star who fled rape charges in Brooklyn was arrested in Paris on similar charges. [DNAinfo]

- Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries turned blame for the Democrats’ rash of recent defeats on Hillary Clinton—the woman he supported for president—and her lack of a “clear and decisive economic message.” [Observer]

- From iPads to laptops to Lego Robotics and Little Bits kits, every library in Brooklyn will soon be receiving an shipment of technology equipment. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Ex-Brooklyn assistant principal gets six months in jail for having sex with 17-year-old student in his office. [Daily News]

- Brooklyn mother claims special needs daughter was left at bus stop multiple times. [Pix11]

- Here's how you and your kids can donate gifts to Brooklyn children in need. [Patch]

- Judge halts eviction of mentally disabled man as Brooklyn landlord seeks to boot tenants with disabilities. [Daily News]

- Oh, oh ...  Study shows disrupting sleep routine triggers cancer in mice. [Brooklyn Eagle]

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Celtic Thunder Singer Emmet Cahill’s “Christmas in Ireland” Concert in Brooklyn

 Emmet Cahill, Irish tenor and principal vocalist with the Irish music show Celtic Thunder, will present a concert of seasonal favorites and share many of his childhood Christmas memories in “Christmas in Ireland” on Thursday, December 15th at 7:30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn. The concert is open to the public.

“I’ve spent a lot of time in the New York City area over the past few years and it is truly a magical place in the lead-up to Christmas,” Cahill said in a release. “I cannot wait to make some more magical memories in such as beautiful setting as we will have at Immaculate Heart of Mary.”

Cahill’s holiday concert will feature a variety of music, including classical pieces, church hymns, well-loved Irish songs and Christmas favorites.

Seamus Brett will accompany Cahill on the piano and the organ.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church is located at 2805 Fort Hamilton Parkway in Windsor Terrace/Kensington , half a block from the Ft. Hamilton stop on the F or G line.

Ticket prices vary and may be purchased online and also at the church rectory. For more information, contact Steven Vaughan at (718) 871-1310, ext. 14.

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Brooklyn Prosecutor Wiretaps Boyfriend; Red Hoek Point, Revenge Porn and More Brooklyn Briefs

- A high-ranking prosecutor in the Brooklyn district attorney’s office was arrested on charges that she used an illegal wiretap to spy on a police detective and one of her colleagues in a love triangle. [NY Times]

- Representatives from Thor Equities, the company behind the planned 7.7-acre retail and commercial development "Red Hoek Point," will give a presentation on the project on Dec. 1. [Patch]

- Knicks superstar, Red Hook native Carmelo Anthony endorses BQX. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Brooklyn rapper Moise Morancy was honored by the NYPD’s 112th precinct for protecting a young woman from an alleged sexual assault on a Queen’s bus in October. [NYPD News]

- Meet the Brooklyn attorney fighting revenge porn. [The New Yorker]

- Family searching for missing teen with Asperger syndrome in Brooklyn. [ABC7]

- Former presidential candidate De La Fuente urges Republicans to fund their own recounts. Oy. [Brooklyn Eagle]

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Tonight: Brooklyn Party for Planned Parenthood Features The Shacks, Denitia and Sene, Holy Hive and More

Raise money for Planned Parenthood and learn about Rally + Rise's lobbying efforts to pass laws in New York that will protect our rights, no matter what those idiots in Washington attempt.

Tonight's benefit at Matchless (in Williamsburg, 7 p.m. to midnight) includes cool soul partners denitia and sene, Brooklyn indie act The Shacks, and magically eclectic folk trio Holy Hive. All proceeds from the show go to Planned Parenthood.

Free front room access with DJs and 2-for-1 drinks all night.

Admission to concert in back room: $25 for standard ticket and $50 for VIP ticket (with gift bag). Tickets here.

Bar Matchless
557 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Domino Sugar Factory Affordable Housing Lottery Starts Today, and More Brooklyn Briefs

- A Congolese boy who was severely disfigured in a chimpanzee attack is thriving in Brooklyn fter surgery. [ABC]

- NYC affordable housing lottery opens for Williamsburg’s former Domino Sugar factory site today. [amny]

- NYPD recognizes Brooklyn rapper for saving girl from alleged sexual assault on Queens bus. [Daily News]

- Madonna spends Thanksgiving at a LGBTQ youth homeless center in Brooklyn. [EW]

- Cops are searching for a missing Brooklyn mother, 39, and her baby son last seen a week ago. [Daily News]

- Video: 7 Billion People in 6 Minutes: Watch the world’s human population soar over 200,000 years. [Slate]

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Monday: Brooklyn Dyslexia Awareness Night

Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, BP Eric Adams and Sen. Martin Golden are hosting Monday night's Brooklyn Dyslexia Awareness Night, where you can learn all about this condition and how to improve students' educational outcomes.

A panel of experts and teens will be there.

It's at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights starting at 6 p.m.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Afterwork Zumba in Brooklyn Monday with Laurie Cumbo

Just in time to burn off the Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie, Brooklyn Councilmember Laurie Cumbo is sponsoring a Zumba class today at the Cumberland Diagnostic Center at 100 N. Portland Ave. in Fort Greene.

Don't forget to RSVP at 718-260-9191.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Hundreds Gather in Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights to Denounce Swastikas, Trump Graffiti

A huge crowd gathered Sunday morning in Adam Yauch Park on Brooklyn Heights to denounce another Trump-related incident of intolerance.

State Sen. Daniel Squadron was joined by Beastie Boys member Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, officials and religious leaders to make a statement against the swastikas and "Go Trump" graffiti that recently appeared in the park.

“Hatred has no place in our backyard, no place in our city, and no place in our country,” Squadron said.

"Spray painting swastika's in a children's playground is a messed-up thing to do," said Ad-Rock. See Kimberly Logan's video of Ad-Rock's speech to the crowd above.

Photo courtesy of Sen. Squadron's Office

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Moskowitz as Trump Ed Secretary? Cops Look for Subway Attacker, and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Controversial Success charter school leader Eva Moskowitz in the running for Trump education secretary. [Politico]

- Police are looking for this guy, who punched a 34 year-old female victim in the face multiple times on a stairwell inside the Avenue M “Q” train subway. [NYPD News]

- Man loses chance at posting $1M bail in Brooklyn after his tattoos connect him to Russian mafia. [Daily News]

- Everything you need to know about the L Train shutdown. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Yep, there's a Jewish Comic Con, and it's in Brooklyn. [Jewish Week]

- Man, 68, beaten and stabbed at Brooklyn bus stop. [Daily News]

- Gov. Cuomo launches hotline to report escalating hate crimes. [Brooklyn Eagle]

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Kids 'Stand for Love' in DUMBO

Photos by MK Metz
No a harsh word was said about President-elect Donald Trump last night at the “Stand for Love” event near Jane’s Carousel in DUMBO.

Instead, a large crowd of parents and kids gathered together to reject hate.

There was music of the "This Land Is Our Land" variety, kid crafts from Creatively Wild, and brief statements from local politicians.

Organized by moms from Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, the "non-political event" was meant to "show love and support for everyone in a time when many people are in need of both."

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