Tuesday in Brooklyn: A Rave In Prospect Park, Block Parties, Summer Heat

Tuesday in Brooklyn: A Rave In Prospect Park, Block Parties, Summer Heat
Volunteers distribute packaged lunches to nursing home staff at Rutland Nursing Home in Brooklyn as part of the Food for Heroes Program on Tuesday, August 11 2020. (Photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)

It’s Tuesday! There’s still a heatwave outside, so please stay indoors if you can, keep yourself hydrated and of course, check on your neighbors. We’ll be on a summer schedule until Labor Day, and while we will still be keeping an eye on what’s happening in Brooklyn, we’d like to rest a little as well, ahead of the fall which hopefully won’t be as bad as it could be. We will still be reporting daily, just a bit less, and will switch to a weekly newsletter that should arrive in your inboxes on Saturday to catch you up on the week. We hope you get to rest a little as well. Here’s the latest in local news:

  • Following months of hateful harassment of the Asian community, an 89-year-old woman was set on fire on July 11. The 89-year-old Asian woman was slapped, and her shirt was lit on fire by two men as she was walking outside her home. The NYPD is investigating, but not as a hate crime, we reported.
  • Back in January and February, the Fort Hamilton Army commissary was able to get eggs for just about $1 a dozen from Hillandale Farms, however, as the shutdown was announced across the city, the price for eggs tripled. The dozen white extra-large eggs cost $1.18 on March 11, by April 8 the cost went up to $3.23 a dozen, we wrote.
  • “Landlord locks out Brooklyn teen over rent after dad’s stroke amid coronavirus,” the Daily News reported.
  • “Video shows hundreds of people pack into a lot near 444 Shepherd Ave. on Saturday,” News 12 reported. And according to neighbors, it happens almost every weekend.
  • Here’s how the coronavirus pandemic hammered a yellow cab industry already in crisis, NY 1 reported.
  • “You can pick up some new tidbits of fascinating borough history without leaving your home with a slate of virtual tours during this last full month of summer. The tours from the Municipal Art Society offer a mix of architectural and social history covering mansions, seaside entertainment and even presidential drama,” Brownstowner wrote.
  • “Brooklyn man vacationing in Brunswick County wins $750,000 in lottery,” WECT reported.
  • “A suspect in the stabbing death of a Brooklyn woman has been arrested in upstate New York,” the Daily News reported.
  • “A massive rave took place at Prospect Park in Brooklyn on Sunday — with carefree revelers ignoring social distancing guidelines as the city recovers from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,” the Post wrote.
  • And on Monday morning, everything was filled with trash. “Dog walkers and joggers were stunned Monday morning by the amount of garbage strewn about a section of the Nethermead in the beloved green oasis facing severe budget shortfalls due to the coronavirus pandemic. Liquor bottles, food scraps, bodega bags, a bedsheet, a camping chair and plastic cups turned the field into filth,” the Daily News wrote.
  • “An ice cream truck was caught driving through a barriers of a closed street in Brooklyn. The barriers are there to mark the city’s ‘Open Streets’ project which closes down streets across NYC for pedestrians,” NBC reported.
  • “More than 300 runners dressed in white temporarily shut down Brooklyn Bridge Sunday as they crossed to remember 17-term Congressman John Lewis, who died July 17,” BK Reader reported.
  • Brooklyn kids are continuing to do great things! Emily Anghad and Nafisa Azizi from Brooklyn Technical School won second place in the Spellman HV Clean Tech Competition by designing a device that separates microplastics from water, NY1 reported.
  • “Hundreds of pro-police supporters paraded through southern Brooklyn on Aug. 9 as part of what participants called a peaceful rally to ‘Back the Blue’ — though it ended with an attack on a teenaged counter-protester caught on video,” the Brooklyn Paper reported.
  • “NYC Council members who voted against this year’s budget — which activists decried as failing to go far enough on police reform — got the short end of the stick on funding for their districts from Council Speaker Corey Johnson,” the Daily News reported. This means less money for many Brooklyn neighborhoods.
  • A Brooklyn block party pivots to socially distanced, socially conscious gathering, THE CITY wrote.