The Day: A Community Board 2 Meeting, Laurie Cumbo’s Inauguration and a New Local Barbecue Joint

Between last week's blizzard and this week's severe cold, winter is in full swing this year. (Photo by Oswaldo Cabrera)
Between last week’s blizzard and this week’s severe cold, winter is in full swing this year. (Photo by Oswaldo Cabrera)

Good morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

It’ll still be freezing today, but not as cold as yesterday’s arctic blast with single-digit temperatures and negative wind chills. Expect high temperatures in the mid-20s, according to the National Weather Service. How have you been keeping warm, locals? Let us know in the comments.

  • Community Board 2 will hold its first general meeting of 2014 today at 6 p.m. in the community room of Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street at Court Street. During the meeting, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, or his representative, will swear in the board’s 2014 elected officers. The officers include Shirley A. McRae, who was reelected as the board’s chairperson, a position that she held from 2002 through 2007; Irene Janner, who was reelected as first vice chairperson; Lenue (“Lenny”) Singletary, who was reelected as second Vice Chairperson; and Theresa Ward, who was newly elected as the board’s secretary.
  • City Council Member Laurie Cumbo will host her inauguration and swearing-in event at the Ingersoll Houses Community Center – 177 Myrtle Avenue near Prince Street – at 3 p.m. on Sunday, DNAinfo reported. Cumbo told the site that she chose the venue to demonstrate that she is committed to improving conditions at each of the public housing projects within the 35th City Council District. “Over the past few decades, NYCHA residents have often felt neglected, so it was important for me to have it there so the residents know that they have not been forgotten,” she said.
  • A restaurant with a “Tennessee-style flavor” is on its way to the nabe, DNAinfo reported. HUMO Smokehouse, a barbecue joint, will open at 336 Myrtle Avenue near Carlton Avenue on Saturday, according to the post. While there, you can expect to chow down on ribs, pulled pork and brisket cooked on a wood-burning smoker, in addition to homemade sauerkraut, pickles, coleslaw, baked black beans and potato salad. The restaurant also received advisory approval to serve alcohol from Community Board 2 at its health committee meeting on Monday night. “We have been cooking barbecue for over two years to perfect these recipes,” Raul Perez, the eatery’s owner, told the site. “This is self-taught barbecue — and it works.”
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