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|New York Daily News: Schumer angrily seeks to block fast track replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Supreme Court|
They are fighting to reverse Justice Ginsburgs legacy, not honor it, Schumer
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|Brooklyn Paper: Local artist transforms Bay Ridge outdoor dining barriers into works of art|
A southern Brooklyn artist hand-painted a handful of outdoor dining spaces on Bay Ridges Fifth Avenue, transforming the colorless barriers into vibrant displays throughout the commercial thoroughfare.
It brings positive attention to a business in such a time of hardship and struggle for a lot of people, said Nicole Stuart, a local artist living in Bensonhurst.
The project, conducted in collaboration with the Bay Ridge Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District, aims to help small business owners spruce up their dining spaces and bring more attention to their eateries.
It brings a much different space, Stuart said. Something as simple as now having your name hand-painted, I feel like that is a different vibe. I just think it brings attention in a different way and people appreciate it.
Stuart, who founded Building Brooklyn Street Art, an organization promoting community-based street art, said she is constantly scouring free space outdoors to use as her canvas most recently working with the BID to paint a selection of public benches along the avenue.
I will be driving around and any free space I see, I think, A mural would look great there,’ she said. So to me, it was just like, this is open space we should be using and its currently not that appealing to the eye lets fix this.
For the BIDs executive director, the project just seemed natural a way to support local restaurants during the pandemic while promoting the neighborhoods artsy feel.
The restaurants are really happy it just brightens things up, it makes their outdoor space look better and everyone seems to really enjoy it, said Amanda Zenteno. And [the restaurant owners] felt really good about getting that support from the BID and getting some artwork out on the avenue.
In under two weeks, half a dozen area restaurants were sporting designs from Stuart.
We were not sure how many businesses were even going to have applicable space for it, she said. But then it all went quickly, I did all six spaces in a week and a half.
All the artwork was conceived with input from the local restaurant owners, who were asked to select three colors emblematic to their restaurant to start off, which Stuart then tried not to stray from in an effort to keep costs covered by the BID low. Businesses including my own are on the struggle bus right now, Stuart said. So we were trying to make it affordable.
Owners of Bay Ridges staple for German fare, Schnitzel Haus, said Stuarts design has ramped up their presence on the avenue showcasing their business name better than ever before.
I like the whole branding aspect of it, said Amber Urban. We have our name out in front of the building, but there is a tree in front of the building so its not necessarily visible from the street. This gives us more.
The colors also help their outdoor dining spaces stand out among the 31 restaurants currently open for outdoor dining on Bay Ridges Fifth Avenue, Urban said.
It is right there street level so you know who it belongs to, she said.
Stuart hopes to beautify even more barricades throughout the borough.
I am super passionate about this stuff, I just feel like it should be like this, Stuart said. If I can make one persons day better, one more patron come to their business, why wouldnt I want to try to facilitate that?
The BID also aims to continue the collaboration with Stuart, as well as other local artists.
Frankly, we are going to keep doing it, Zenteno said. Its our goal to find more ways to bring art to the avenue, a little bit every year.
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|New York Daily News: Text me! Obama gives America his phone number and asks whats on your mind|
The ex-president is the first major political leader to join celebs like Ashton Kutcher, the Jonas Brothers, and Megan Thee Stallion on the text-based platform known as Community.
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|Brooklyn Paper: Bed-Stuy mural honors Sha-Asia Semple, Black woman who died during childbirth|
Mourners gathered in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday for the unveiling of a mural for Sha-Asia Semple, a local woman who died during childbirth at Woodhull Medical Center center in July. The artwork looks to honor the life of the Bedford-Stuyvesant native while spreading awareness of the high maternal mortality rate among Black women, said the painter.
I wanted it to be more a celebration of her and her family and her love, said Danielle Mastrion. I hope that it does bring awareness to the maternal mortality crisis. I personally did not know the alarming rates before I started researching this.
Semple died on July 3 at the age of 26 from cardiac arrest after she was given an epidural despite her untreated preeclampsia a condition in pregnant women marked by high blood pressure. Doctors successfully delivered her baby, Khloe, during an emergency C-section, said the family of Semples boyfriend in July.
Semples death sparked outrage over the racial disparities in maternal health in New York City, where Black women are eight times more likely to die of pregnancy complications than white women. At a July protest outside Woodhull Medical Center a city-run hospital in Bedford-Stuyvesant protesters recounted the dismissal and aggression Black women often face in healthcare.
Ive seen people criminalized at bedside. Ive seen other systems like child protective services and others used as a tool to get people to comply with medical procedures, said doula Chanel Porchia-Albert. Some of it centers around delayed care or no care or not believing a person when they express something.
Following Semples death, her godfather reached out to Danielle Mastrion, a Brooklyn-based mural artist, to ask her to paint a mural in Semples honor. The family identified a spot for the painting, located around the corner of Semples native block where her family still lives, and helped design and finish the work of art, Mastrion said.
Her family was incredible, she said. Her father was there every hour every single day, he took off work just to make sure I was ok, just to make sure everything on the wall was accurate and correct.
The mural features a portrait of Semple based on a photo taken during her pregnancy photoshoot, a poem written by Semples mother called To My Beautiful Angel, dedications from her and her boyfriends families, and floral designs. In front of the mural are benches built by a doula named Efe Osaren who has been vocal about Semples death and the reproductive racism, and volunteers she recruited, Mastrion said.
Mastrion who has also painted a mural for the New York Aquarium on the Coney Island boardwalk and a large Shirley Chisholm mural in Starrett City, among other significant projects said that painting the memorial for Semple was particularly emotionally taxing.
For me, it was very emotional, I did have to step away from it a few times, she said, adding that the presence of Semples family made her feel their suffering. I felt the love, I felt the pain. I felt it all just being around them constantly. I hope people feel that in the wall.
More than 100 family members and friends came together on Saturday afternoon for the unveiling of the mural, which one close friend of Semples said was the perfect tribute to the beloved 26-year-old.
It was beautiful. Very life-like, the artist was awesome, said Lisa Whitney, a Bedford-Stuyvesant resident and a friend of Semples family. Everything was well-deserved for her. At some point her daughter will be old enough to recognize her mom.
Whitney added that Semples death is still so new that the tribute, while beautiful, pains her whenever she sees it.
Its so heart wrenching, she said. I probably wont ride past there for a while because its still so fresh and it bothers me.
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|De Blasio vows to crack down on COVID-19 clusters in Brooklyn|
The city is ramping up efforts to crackdown on coronavirus clusters in Brooklyn with a serious uptick in cases popping up in predominantly Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. The mayor pointed out two areas of concern with dense Jewish populations at his press briefing: the Ocean Parkway cluster, encompassing Midwood, Borough…
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|New York Daily News: Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast members pay tribute to sound mixer who died of COVID-19 at age 51|
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|NYC authorities raise alarm as new virus outbreaks spotted in Orthodox areas|
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|Voice of America English: Public Farewell to US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Begins Wednesday|
Colleagues, friends and admirers will begin paying their final respects Wednesday to the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Ginsburgs casket will be brought to the Supreme Court building Wednesday morning for a private ceremony in the Great Hall, attended by her family and her fellow justices. The casket will then be moved to the buildings front steps and lie in repose for public viewing until Thursday, resting on the same wooden platform built for the casket of President Abraham Lincoln after his assassination in 1865.
A further tribute will occur Friday when Ginsburg will be taken across the street to the U.S. Capitol, where she will lie in state in the buildings Statuary Hall, making her the first woman to receive such an honor. The public will be able to view the casket after a formal ceremony for invited guests.
Civil rights icon Rosa Parks lay in honor in the Capitols historic Rotunda after her death in 2005, a designation due to the fact that she was not a government official.
A statement by the U.S. Supreme Court says Ginsburg will be buried next week in a private ceremony at Arlington National Ceremony, the final resting place of such figures as President John F. Kennedy, his brothers Robert and Edward, both prominent U.S. senators, and heavyweight boxing champ Joe Louis.
Ginsburg died last Friday at the age of 87 of metastatic pancreatic cancer, ending a 27-year tenure on the nations highest court. Her status as leader of the courts liberal minority, along with her work seeking legal equality for women and girls in all spheres of American life before becoming a jurist, made her a cultural icon, earning her the nickname The Notorious R.B.G.
Her death has sparked a political battle over her replacement, with President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans vowing to name and confirm a new justice before the November 3 presidential election, which would give the court a solid 6-3 conservative majority. President Trump announced Tuesday that he will name his nominee for the lifetime appointment on Saturday.
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