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VIDEO: Bed-Stuy Girl Has Surprise Reunion as Dad Comes Home from Prison and more

08/18/2017 Brooklyn Local News 0

VIDEO: Bed-Stuy Girl Has Surprise Reunion as Dad Comes Home from Prison – Johnny Burton, 49, and his daughter Nikailah Burton, 10, embrace after he surprised her at her summer camp, having been released from Sing Sing Correctional Facility earlier on Friday. DNAinfo/Noah Hurowitz BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A young neighborhood girl got the surprise of a lifetime Friday when her father, released from a five-year stretch in Sing Sing Correctional Facility earlier that day, showed up at her summer camp. Nikailah Burton, 10, froze when she saw her father Johnny Burton waiting for her in a classroom at Children of Promise, a Bed-Stuy organization that works to support children and families of loved ones who are incarcerated. “What?” she said, apparently not believing her eyes. Then […]

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Eyebeam’s new artist-in-residence cohort is heavy on racial justice and more

08/18/2017 Brooklyn Local News 0

Eyebeam’s new artist-in-residence cohort is heavy on racial justice – New York art institution Eyebeam announced this week the new residents for the year that comes, all of whose work focuses on issues of racial inequity in society.The artists will receive $30,000 for the year and 24/7 access to Eyebeam’s facility in Industry City as they continue work on their projects. This year’s theme is trust, as it relates to democracy, ownership or community.“As institutions lose credibility, people are placing their faith in new myths,” the organization writes. “Multiple publics are in constant negotiation and agitation. It is critical to design methods for critique, communication and coordination towards a more open, inventive and just world.”Last year’s residents were Mimi Onuoha, Morehshin […]

From Day One Podcast: Peter Lawrence, Wythe Hotel Founder and more

08/18/2017 Brooklyn Local News 0

From Day One Podcast: Peter Lawrence, Wythe Hotel Founder – By Stephen Koepp – August 18, 2017 https://media.blubrry.com/fromdayone/p/content.blubrry.com/fromdayone/PeterLawrence_Reed_Final.mp3 Autistic teen sexually assaulted in Brooklyn park: cops – An autistic 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Brooklyn early Thursday morning, police said. The teen had just gotten off a bus at a wrong stop in Park Slope when her assailant noticed her confusion and asked if she needed help, according to cops. The creep took the disoriented girl into a park and assaulted her around 1 a.m., officials said. The girl was found 11 hours later in the chapel at Methodist Hospital, police said. It was not clear when or how she got there. She was admitted to the hospital in […]

CRIME BLOTTER: Men Caught Fishing Checks From Mailbox With String and Glue and more

08/18/2017 Brooklyn Local News 0

CRIME BLOTTER: Men Caught Fishing Checks From Mailbox With String and Glue – Two men were arrested in Crown Heights for stealing checks and money orders out of a mailbox. Shutterstock CROWN HEIGHTS — Two men were arrested in Crown Heights last week after they were caught taking checks and money orders from a mailbox with a glue-soaked bottle tied to a string, police said. A witness saw Andy Santana, 23, and Javier Marte, 22, fishing for mail at a blue USPS mailbox on the corner of Schenectady and East New York avenues at 4 a.m. on Aug. 10 and called the police. Officers found the two men with a stack of checks and money orders worth more than $3,000 […]

Local officials want to excavate possible slave burial ground in Brooklyn and more

08/18/2017 Brooklyn Local News 0

Local officials want to excavate possible slave burial ground in Brooklyn – The diary of prominent 19th century landowner Adriance Van Brunt suggests a lot on 9th Street near 3rd Avenue in Gowanus could hold the remains of the family’s slaves. YouTube TV now available to half of U.S. households – YouTube’s live television service has expanded to 14 new markets, bringing live streaming of sports, local news and entertainment programs from more than 50 broadcast and cable networks to 50 percent of U.S. households. YouTube TV says it now offers the most markets of all four local broadcast feeds from ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC among live TV streaming platforms. And the service plans to expand to 17 more […]