The Day: 9/11 Anniversary and Laurie Cumbo Projected Winner in City Council Primary

The Day: 9/11 Anniversary and Laurie Cumbo Projected Winner in City Council Primary
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Good morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

Today marks the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Locals can commemorate the anniversary and honor the lives lost by participating in an interfaith memorial, the Children of Abraham Peace Walk, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The walk’s route connects Crown Heights to Clinton Hill, and stops at churches, synagogues and mosques for prayer and reflection. Attendees will gather at Union Temple, at 17 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, and the night will end at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew, at 520 Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill, where refreshments will be served. If you attend the walk or other memorial events today, feel free to snap photos and share them in The Nabe’s Flickr group.

  • As we reported early this morning, Laurie Cumbo is projected to have won the 35th District City Council race, according to unofficial Democratic primary returns. She snagged 6,836 votes – or 35.44 percent of the vote – the returns show. Without a Republican running for the spot, Cumbo will automatically take the seat vacated by Letitia James, representing Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant and parts of Crown Heights. Ede Fox came in second place with 5,011 votes – or 25.98 percent of the vote, according to the unofficial returns. Olanike Alabi reportedly came in third, slightly trailing Fox with 4,992 votes, or 25.88 percent of the vote. Jelani Mashariki received 1,254 votes – or 6.5 percent of the total – and F. Richard Hurley, who came in last place with 1,197 votes, garnered approximately 6.2 percent of the ballots.
  • After Myrtle Avenue’s Associated Supermarket, along with surrounding businesses, shuttered earlier this year to make way for a new seven-story apartment building, muralists from the South Of the Navy Yard Artists – or SONYA – have begun to decorate the desolate-looking construction site’s walls between Hall and Ryerson Streets, DNAinfo reported. “We wanted to install a mural on the construction fence in the hopes of softening the fence’s impact on residents and visitors as they travel near the site,” Meredith Phillips Almeida of the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership told the site. “We are working with SONYA who will develop a design for the project over the next few weeks.” City Department of Buildings regulations prohibit the mural from going directly on Myrtle Avenue in clear view, but it is allowed on the east and backside of the construction site, according to DNAinfo.
  • CakeJoy Bakery will move from its current location at 364 Myrtle Avenue right next door to 366 Myrtle Avenue, and it will have a new name: The Brooklyn SweetSpot, Myrtle Minutes reported. Kym Rodgers, the shop’s owner, told the blog that the new location will have new branding characterized by a “bolder presentation.” Bold bursts of deep orange, brown, burgundy and yellow – the new shop’s colors – will be seen inside the new store, the owner added.  You can still find your favorite cupcakes in the shop, ranging from red velvet to strawberry lemonade to pineapple kiss, according to the blog.
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