The Day: A New Mural, the NBA Draft and Atlantic Yards Construction

A Notorious B.I.G. mural sits above Fulton Street with the caption Commander Biggie in Spanish. By Jason Bisnoff
A Notorious B.I.G. mural sits above Fulton Street with the caption “Comandante Biggie”. (Photo by Jason Bisnoff)

Good morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill,

The hot weather and heat advisory have stuck around for one more day, giving us our first official heat wave of the summer. But the stifling humidity is expected to finally break when rain clouds roll into the nabe tonight and tomorrow. How many more heat waves do you expect by the end of the season, locals?

  • A mural will be created on the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Fort Greene to remember the Paul Robeson High School, which will be phased out by the New York City Department of Education, according to a report on The mural will be constructed by the nonprofit organization Bailey’s Cafe, in partnership with Paul Robeson Freedom School, before the high school is officially phased out in June 2014.
  • Brooklyn will host its first NBA Draft on Thursday night at the Barclays Center. The 2013 draft will start at 7 p.m. with the Cleveland Cavaliers on the clock, unless they trade the first pick away. The draft has been a public event since 1979 and until 1991 was held in various spots in New York, but never in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Nets will pick 22nd overall and the New York Knicks have the 24th pick.
  • The latest construction alert on the B2 tower in Atlantic Yards has work slated to begin at 5:30 a.m. on weekdays, when workers will accept eight to 12 concrete deliveries to pour foundation walls, according to the Atlantic Yards Report. Construction on weekdays could last until 11 p.m. on, according to the alert, but the late-night work will be limited to installing rebar in foundation walls.