Good morning Brooklyn: Wednesday June 30th 2021
MTA RE-ELECTS SHARED ACCESS-A-RIDE: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced Tuesday that Access-A-Ride, the New York City transit paratransit service for eligible New Yorkers, will be released on Tuesday, April 6. July, the shared driving service with everyone will resume. Access-A-Ride vehicles will continue to be disinfected daily. Shared trips involve multiple customers with similar origins and destinations.
In accordance with public health guidelines, customers can again travel with guests in addition to their personal carer, with additional guests being accommodated depending on space available.
BROOKLYNITES in TRANSPORTATION POWER 100: NYC DOT Tsars Hank Gutman and Polly Trottenberg as well as Eric McClure from Community Board 6 have secured a place in the Power 100 in Transportation of City & State magazine. Gutman, a Brooklyn Heights resident, is also the chairman of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and President Biden selected Polly Trottenberg as assistant secretary of transportation. Eric McClure took the lead several years ago to protect bike lanes and pedestrian streets from being crossed by mayoral candidates when his StreetsPAC backed candidates who advocated safe roads for all.
McClure continues to advocate more speed cameras, reduced speed limits and additional protected bike paths.
CONGRESS TRIED TO BAN PRINTING 3D SHEEP WEAPONS: Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) teamed up with several other House and Senate Congressmen from Florida, Illinois, New Jersey and Massachusetts on Tuesday to 3D print Reintroduce gun safety law banning the online distribution of blueprints and instructions that enable three-dimensional (3D) printing of firearms. Since 3D printing allows individuals to make firearms from plastic, those weapons could escape detection by metal detectors at security checkpoints, increasing the risk of a firearm being used to perpetrate violence on an airplane or in other public areas.
Such firearms are also undetectable as they do not have a serial number for law enforcement agencies to refer to.
OPEN JAM IN BROOKLYN’S JAPAN VILLAGE: Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi from the Japanese Consulate General in New York will greet the congregation and perform with Japanese musicians in New York at the Re: Open JAM at Japan Village, which premieres on July 4th. This event ushers in a 13-day music festival held at Japan Village (934 3rd Ave. in Sunset Park) to celebrate and support the restart of Japanese musicians who have suffered the pandemic.
Ambassador Yamanouchi is sponsoring the music series, which runs Sunday July 11 through Sunday August 1, with performance schedules on weekdays and weekends Thursday through Sunday.
DISCO BALLS AT CITY POINT: Thousand Deep announces Light Leaks, a creation by artists Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan, and an immersive art installation that allows visitors to escape into a seemingly infinite space made up of patterns made up of millions of lights and a gigantic cluster of glitter Disco balls is made. In addition, an exhibition of disco ball-inspired art by Kiichiro Adachi, Julia Walck and Nick Oudsema celebrates the resurgence of cultural life in the city.
The transformative installation can be experienced from July 2nd to 31st at City Point (opposite the JoyBird Store) in Downtown Brooklyn. Tickets are $ 10.
FREE FILM SERIES CELEBRATES WORK BY PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS: NYC Parks and the Mayor’s Office for Media and Entertainment announce the return of the outdoor series, Movies Under the Stars, which will feature free screenings in New York’s parks and playgrounds this summer. In addition, classic films such as “Rent” and the new favorites “Captain America”, “Coco” and “Incredibles 2” can be seen. For the first time, this NYC summer tradition will include screenings of the third annual New York Public School Film Festival (NYPSFF), which shows 32 films created by New York public school students from the five boroughs.
As a bonus, these special screenings from July 9-11 in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan will include student interviews with leading film and television professionals, including Malcolm D. Lee, the Queens-born / Brooklyn-raised director of the upcoming Space Jam: A New Legacy ”with LeBron James; Kemp Powers, the Brooklyn-born Oscar-nominated co-writer and co-director of the award-winning film “Soul”; and Nina Yang Bongiovi, the NYC Executive Producer of “Godfather of Harlem”.
RALPH LAUREN AND JANE’S CAROUSEL TEAM UP: Ralph Lauren and FEED are once again teaming up on a single-minded mission to fight hunger among children in America, and Jane’s Carousel will be doing them a boon this week. The Ralph Lauren x FEED partnership aims to reinforce that message with a capsule collection that gives back and helps provide meals to those in need. The Polo x FEED collection consists of clothing and accessories and includes timeless and meaningful silhouettes with leather details and canvas tags that show the number of meals with each purchase.
In keeping with this partnership, Jane’s Carousel is offering donation rides on Thursday, July 1st, from 11am to 7pm to help out No Kid Hungry.
Our world in photos: June 30th
June 30th | By Michaela Keil
NYS Office of Mental Health and Department of Financial Services announce that NY insurance carriers meet state requirements to cover all gender-based treatments
June 30th | Brooklyn Eagle Bar
Air Quality Health Notice for the Long Island and New York City metropolitan areas
June 30th | From Brooklyn Eagle Staff
Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS) employees announce the formation of a wall-to-wall union
June 30th | From BDS employees