Good Morning, Brooklyn: Thursday, August 25, 2022

August 25, 2022

BROOKLYN CANCER CENTER OPENS SITE ON FLEET PLACE: The Brooklyn Most cancers Heart, a partnership between New York Most cancers & Blood Specialists (NYCBS), and The Brooklyn Hospital Heart (TBHC) on Thursday introduced the opening of its newly-created facility, at 86 Fleet Place in Downtown Brooklyn, offering a brand new dwelling for the area’s high most cancers care. Prime-ranked physicians, together with Chief of Hematology/Oncology Maxim Shulimovich, MD, Asmat Ullah, MD; Shahzaib Nabi, MD; Minh-Phuong Huynh-Le, MD, and Kalimullah Quadri, MD will employees the Brooklyn Most cancers Heart, which can present state-of-the-art services, elevated capability, skilled care and culturally delicate providers for sufferers with all varieties of most cancers and blood problems.

The Brooklyn Hospital Heart is an unbiased group hospital in Fort Greene/Downtown Brooklyn. New York Most cancers and Blood Specialists is taken into account one of many main oncology practices within the nation.

The newly-opened Brooklyn Most cancers Heart on Fleet Place.
Photograph courtesy of The Brooklyn Hospital Heart

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CITY BAR ASKS FOR MEMBERSHIP’S RESTRAINT ON STATEMENTS ABOUT MAR-A-LAGO SEARCH: Responding to authorized threats in opposition to federal legislation enforcement and judges, the New York Bar Affiliation is looking on all members of the bar and political leaders “to chorus from making knowingly false or deceptive statements in regards to the authorized course of or authorities establishments or officers executing the Mar-a-Lago search warrant, to acknowledge the gravity and significance of the problems raised by this case, to permit any reliable authorized points to be heard and resolved in court docket, and to acknowledge how phrases recklessly spoken in a extremely charged surroundings can result in violence.”

The Metropolis Bar, in a 16-page doc associated to authorized and judicial facets of the Mar-a-Lago search, identified that attorneys and high-ranking elected officers have made remarks “that demonstrated an alarming acceptance of violence as a method of redress of perceived wrongs dedicated by legislation enforcement officers in opposition to the previous President, and had been rapidly echoed and amplified, in each phrases and deeds, by those that would advocate violence as an appropriate response.”

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GHOST GUN RETAILERS AGREE TO HALT SALE OF COMPONENTS: Two on-line ghost gun retailers — Rainer Arms, LLC, primarily based in North Auburn, Washington, and Rock Slide USA, primarily based in Broadway, North Carolina — have stopped illegally promoting and delivering gun parts that are used to assemble unlawful and untraceable firearms to New York Metropolis residents, Mayor Eric Adams introduced this morning. Following a June 2022 lawsuit in opposition to these and three different gun retailers (Arm or Ally in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri; Salvo Applied sciences, doing enterprise as 80P Builder, in Largo, Florida; and Indie Weapons, primarily based in Orlando, Florida) the events agree to instantly cease promoting ghost weapons to New York Metropolis residents; implement a technological bar to any such gross sales sooner or later, and supply town with gross sales knowledge for all such gross sales since 2020.

Along with town’s lawsuit, New York State Legal professional Normal Letitia James filed her personal lawsuit in June in opposition to 10 defendants — together with the 5 named within the metropolis’ lawsuit for promoting tens of hundreds of unlawful, unfinished frames and receivers to New Yorkers that had been then transformed into unserialized, untraceable handguns and assault-style weapons.

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MAYOR, AMAZON AGREE TO PROHIBIT SALE OF CONCEALING LICENSE PLATE COVERS: New York Metropolis Mayor Eric Adams and Amazon have collaborated to additional prohibit and stop the sale of any car license-plate accent marketed on the e-commerce website as a “digicam blocker” to anybody ordering such a product inside New York state. As a part of this cooperation, Amazon will proactively seek for and prohibit the sale of smokescreen license plate covers and tinted license plate covers to prospects with a New York state tackle, and has agreed to mechanically show digital notices stating {that a} given merchandise can’t be shipped to New York places — earlier than one among these merchandise may even be added to a buyer’s on-line purchasing cart.

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Town enacted Native Legislation 22 this previous January, prohibiting the sale of merchandise designed to hide or obscure car license plates to New York Metropolis residents. This native legislation builds upon a provision of the State Car and Site visitors Legislation, which additionally prohibits the concealing or obscuring of license plates.

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APPLICATION PROCESS NOW REQUIRED FOR FREE OR REDUCED SCHOOL LUNCHES: Free and reduced-price faculty meals will now require extra documentation from mother and father, with the expiration of Congress’ pandemic-related program that expanded entry and decreased paperwork. Dad and mom will now be required to fill out software varieties which can be out there on their kids’s faculty or faculty district’s web site to obtain these advantages for the upcoming faculty 12 months, with extra data out there by way of https://hungersolutionsny.org/federal-nutrition-programs/school-meals/school-meal-application-toolkit/.

Meals help applications are notably important as households take care of the excessive price of meals, gas and different requirements as a result of nonetheless excessive inflation.

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THUNDERBIRDS GIVE SKILLS PERFORMANCE AT NOON ABOVE NYC: New Yorkers out and about throughout their lunch hour can be handled to a deliberate flyover demonstration, as the US Air pressure (USAF) Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” will fly over New York Metropolis in the present day beginning at midday, in response to a discover from the NYPD’s Public Data division.  In response to the Air Pressure’s web site, “The Thunderbirds carry out for folks all world wide to show the pleasure, precision and professionalism the U.S. Air Pressure represents.”

The flyovers are supposed to showcase the elite expertise that each one Air Pressure pilots should possess and display.

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ROBOTIC SURGERY AT HOSPITAL IN CONEY ISLAND: NYC Well being + Hospitals/Coney Island has begun performing minimally invasive robotic surgical procedure within the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, colorectal and normal surgical procedure with its Da Vinci Xi surgical system. This new surgical possibility builds on the hospital’s better strategic imaginative and prescient of enhancing its surgical, inpatient and ambulatory care departments to additional enhance affected person expertise and medical outcomes by minimizing blood loss and post-operation ache, explains Abdo Kabarriti, MD, FACS, Chief of Urology, and Director of Robotic Surgical procedure at NYC Well being + Hospitals/Coney Island. Coney Island Hospital initiatives it should full roughly 200 robotic circumstances within the first 12 months alone.

The system was acquired via $2.6 million in FY21 capital funding from the previous NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and Councilmember Mark Treyger.

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KINGS COUNTY HOSPITAL RECOGNIZED FOR ITS LEVEL 1 TRAUMA CENTER: One other Brooklyn website within the NYC Well being + Hospitals system has been acknowledged for its work with trauma sufferers. Well being + Hospitals Kings County has been acknowledged once more as a Stage 1 Trauma Heart by the American Faculty of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma’s Verification Evaluation Committee, an achievement that underscores the trauma middle’s dedication to offering optimum take care of injured sufferers.

Established by the American Faculty of Surgeons in 1987, the Session/Verification Program for Hospitals promotes the event of trauma facilities that present not solely the hospital assets vital for trauma care, but additionally the complete spectrum of care to handle the wants of all injured sufferers, from earlier than the affected person enters the hospital via rehabilitation.

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BRIC HOUSE REOPENS AFTER PANDEMIC: BRIC, a number one, multi-disciplinary arts and media establishment anchored in Downtown Brooklyn, is reopening BRIC Home, a 40,000-sq-foot house that hosts exhibitions, a efficiency house, a versatile artist studio, a state-of-the-art public entry tv middle, a café, and classroom house. BRIC will start welcoming their group again on September 12, with a reopening celebration on September 21, from 7 p.m. – 9p.m. on the opening reception for his or her fall gallery exhibition titled, “Rodrigo Valenzuela: New Works for a Submit Employee’s World.”

Since closing to the general public through the COVID-19 pandemic, BRIC Home has solely opened its doorways for choose programming and occasions, and the media middle has been out there by appointment solely. Following the official reopening, BRIC Home will as soon as once more be out there as an area for the BRIC group to assemble, maintain conferences, and hang around with each other every day.

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RESPECTED JURIST MOVES TO INACTIVE STATUS: U.S. District Senior Decide Raymond Dearie of the Jap District of New York (Brooklyn federal court docket) is shifting to inactive standing after 36 years on the bench, studies the New York Legislation Journal. Decide Dearie, now 78, and who attained senior standing in 2011, had throughout his judicial profession presided over a variety of circumstances, together with these with defendants related to organized crime, al-Qaeda and FIFA, the governing physique of worldwide soccer.

Dearie, who as soon as noticed, “I’ve been on all sides of the legal course of—prosecutor, decide, even protection legal professional,” advised the Legislation Journal this week, “I’m going to overlook it.”

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GATEWAY DESIGN ANNOUNCED FOR PARK IN WILLIAMSBURG: The preliminary design for a brand new gateway to Marsha P. Johnson State Park in Brooklyn was introduced Wednesday throughout an occasion with Gov. Kathy Hochul. The decorative gateway on the Kent Avenue/North Eighth Road entrance, which can cap a $16.5 million renovation venture accomplished this summer season, builds on newly accomplished enhancements that consist of intensive new landscaping together with a local species perennial backyard and ‘Marsha’s hillside’ to honor her love of nature.

The park memorializes Marsha P. Johnson, a Transgender lady of colour who was a pioneer of the LGBTQ+ civil rights motion, born on August 24, 1945 and whose 1992 loss of life within the Hudson River was by no means absolutely solved.

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NEW YORK’S AGRICULTURE SECTOR SHOWED RESILIENCE: The agriculture sector in New York State proved to be among the many most resilient through the COVID-19 pandemic, shedding only one % of jobs in 2020 in comparison with the statewide annual employment lack of 8.7 %, in response to a report by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Each employment and wages within the farming sector grew in 2021 to succeed in new highs of 23,868 workers and $970.2 million in wages. In response to the US Division of Agriculture, milk is the state’s largest agricultural commodity, rating fifth nationally in gross sales.

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DiNapoli’s report famous that a lot of the revenue earned on farms recirculates again into the farmer’s group.

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DEFENDANT IN YESHIVA ARSON DEEMED MENTALLY INCOMPETENT FOR TRIAL: A person who was charged with setting fireplace to a yeshiva and synagogue in Brooklyn on Could 19, 2021 has been deemed mentally incompetent to face trial. An up to date docket and court docket order launched yesterday orders the Bureau of Prisons to ship defendant Ali Alaheri, to therapy for 90 days after which report again to the court docket.

The court docket order states that, “After the defendant has been residing on the therapy facility for 90 days, the Bureau of Prisons shall present a standing report on the defendant to the Court docket.”

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GUN SEIZURES IN NY INCREASE BY 20 PERCENT: Greater than 6,000 seizures of unlawful weapons have taken place since January in New York, on account of interstate gun process pressure, representing a 20 % enhance in such confiscations when in comparison with the identical timeframe in 2021, Gov. Kathy Hochul introduced yesterday. New York State Police seized 1,468 weapons from August 2021 to July 2022 — the best quantity within the historical past of the company.

That whole consists of 30 unlawful assault rifles and ghost weapons seized after a monthslong investigation by the State Police Gun Trafficking Interdiction Unit right into a multi-county gun trafficking ring.

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PROPERTY TAX REBATE FOR HOMEOWNERS: New York Metropolis Mayor Eric Adams has signed laws to supply a one-time property tax rebate of as much as $150 to lots of of hundreds of eligible New York owners, after Metropolis Council handed the invoice earlier this month. Intro 600 — co-sponsored by New York Metropolis Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, and Brooklyn members of Metropolis Council Justin Brannan (Finance Committee Chair), and Kalman Yeger, will implement a state-authorizing legislation, permitting town to supply a rebate of actual property taxes for eligible properties on Fiscal 12 months 2022 property taxes.

To be eligible for the rebate, the property have to be a one, two or three household residence or a dwelling unit in a cooperative or condominium; the property have to be the first residence of the proprietor; and the annual revenue of all of the homeowners of the property should have been lower than or equal to $250,000 in tax 12 months 2020.

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‘GREASE’ CLOSES OUT CADMAN PARK SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: Watch the ‘70’s film traditional “Grease” and sing alongside tonight at Cadman Plaza Park. The Cadman Park Conservancy, in affiliation with NYC Parks is screening the favored movie starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta on Thursday, August 25. Arrive at 7 p.m. to select your spot on the garden, close to the Brooklyn Struggle Memorial for the 8 p.m. exhibiting.

Olivia Newton John died on August 8 of this 12 months, following a protracted battle with breast most cancers.