The Day: Trouble at Interfaith Medical Center, a Live Film Score and a Documentary

It's going to be a beautiful day in Fort Greene Park. (Photo by Francisco Daum)
It’s going to be a beautiful day in Fort Greene Park. (Photo by Francisco Daum)

Good morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

Clear weather and warmer temperatures return today after yesterday’s rains. The National Weather Service forecasts a high of about 86 degrees, but rain may fall late tonight, when the temperature could dip into the upper 60s. Rain is more likely to appear throughout the day tomorrow, but Sunday looks to be sailing weather: a high in the low 80s, with a northwest wind. Locals, post pictures of your weekend activities on the Nabe’s Flickr page.

  • Administrators at Interfaith Medical Center seek legal permission to start turning away new patients this month and plan to close the entire hospital in November, The New York Daily News reported. The Bedford-Stuyvesant facility needs about $24 million from Albany to stay open, the report said. The news may be all too familiar to locals who follow health care in Brooklyn: a state judge ordered that SUNY Downstate keep Long Island College Hospital open, but the Cobble Hill facility is not accepting ambulances and some new patients, The Daily News reported last week.
  • The Brooklyn Academy of Music hosts the domestic theatrical premiere of “Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer,” a documentary film about the Brooklyn-born artist whose images of early hip-hop style fill “Back in the Days,” his best-known monograph. The film’s run begins today and lasts through Thursday. Tonight’s 7 p.m. showing features an introduction and Q&A with director Charlie Ahearn, Shabazz and Fred “Fab 5 Freddy” Brathwaite, who wrote the introduction to “Back in the Days.” A reception and book-signing will follow the screening.