The Day: BAM South Project Underway, Fort Greene Goes to Tokyo and a Woman Gives Birth on Atlantic Avenue

The Day: BAM South Project Underway, Fort Greene Goes to Tokyo and a Woman Gives Birth on Atlantic Avenue
If you take a trip to Fort Greene Park today, remember to keep hydrated and take breaks in the shade. (Photo by Lindsay Christ)
If you take a trip to Fort Greene Park today, remember to stay hydrated and take breaks in the shade. (Photo by Lindsay Christ)

Good morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

The heat wave continues today, with another heat advisory in effect until Friday at 8 p.m. The National Weather Service warns that the extreme heat could cause fatigue, sunstroke, muscle cramps and/or heat exhaustion. If you’re overheating without air conditioning, make sure you head to a cooling center in the nabe to stay safe and cool with other locals.

Here’s a look at the latest news from around the nabe:

  • Two Trees Management development company closed its deal on the Brooklyn Academy of Music South project and is already preparing to begin construction in the first quarter of 2014, Crain’s New York Business reported. The site, located between Lafayette and Flatbush Avenues, is currently a parking lot, but when the project is over the space will house 300 apartments, affordable housing, a branch of the Brooklyn Public Library and performance space for BAM. Two Trees paid $16.5 million for the site, according to the report.
  • Bon Appetit Magazine recently reviewed a Tokyo restaurant that takes its name from our very own nabe. While Fort Greene serves mostly French cuisine, owner Makoto Asamoto wanted the ambience to reflect the neighborhood he lived in for a year and fell in love with. Asamoto told the magazine that he was inspired by the mix of people and lifestyles here. What do you think, locals? Can a restaurant thousands of miles away capture the essence of Fort Greene?
  • Two NYPD officers helped deliver a baby in an SUV on Atlantic Avenue earlier this week, according to the New York Daily News. Officers Susanna Reynolds and Charles Moncayo heard Alden Honeyghan yelling for help and arrived just in time to see his wife Sherene deliver a baby girl. The officers were able to tie the umbilical cord with a ribbon supplied by a passerby and rushed the family to Brooklyn Hospital Center’s emergency room. Both the mother and baby Jessica are in good condition, the paper reported.

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