The Brooklyn Bridge Posts and News Review – 11:42 AM 5/23/2017

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E! Brooklyn ebklyn.com: Pride marched into Brighton Beach! 11:32 AM 5/23/2017
1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): Twitter Search / gothamist: Subway Conductor Blames All These Delays On… YOU (And More Midday Links) http://gothamist.com/2017/05/23/play_the_blame_game_larry.php 
1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): NYDN Rss Article only: Florida man jumps out of car, shoots driver who cut him off
1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): BrooklynVegan: Deerhunter played Warsaw with Eleanor Friedberger & Jock Gang (pics)
1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): NYDN Rss Article only: ISIS: Using teenagers as recruits, aiming at them as targets
1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): NYDN Rss Article only: Moby’s stalker allegedly spotted outside his Hollywood home
1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): Twitter Search / gothamist: City Greenlights Approval Process for Bedford-Union Armory Amid Protests https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170522/crown-heights/bedford-union-armory-ulurp-protests  (via @DNAinfoNY)pic.twitter.com/pido6nHzvC
1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): NYDN Rss Article only: Manchester United holds moment of silence for terror victims
1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): Twitter Search / gothamist: Anthony Bourdain’s Journey Through Queens Is A Celebration Of The American Dream http://gothamist.com/2017/05/22/anthony_bourdain_goes_buckwild_in_q.php pic.twitter.com/FyvuMcyy34
1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): NYDN Rss Article only: Video shows ‘bully’ mocking, punching man with cerebral palsy
1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): NYDN Rss Article only: The Scapegoat CEO: Fords Mark Fields
1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): News 12 – Home: Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing angles
1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): News 12 – Home: European markets push higher on strong economic news
1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): News 12 – Home: The Latest: Pakistani doctor makes pitch to be WHO chief
1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): News 12 – Home: Google aims to connect online ads to real-world sales
1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): News 12 – Home: German prosecutors to search Daimler offices in diesel probe
1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): Brooklyn Daily Eagle: MILESTONES: May 23, birthdays for Drew Carey, Jewel, Bray Wyatt
1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): Brooklyn Local News: MILESTONES: May 23, birthdays for Drew Carey, Jewel, Bray Wyatt
1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): Brooklyn Based: Summer classes for your college-bound kids: Kings College London in Brooklyn
1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): Brooklyn Local News: Summer classes for your college-bound kids: Kings College London in Brooklyn
1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): Twitter Search / brownstoner: Facade, Windows Almost Done at Affordable Mixed-Use Development on Fulton Street in Bed Stuy http://www.brownstoner.com/development/affordable-housing-nyc-bed-stuy-1320-fulton-street/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Brownstoner&utm_content=Facade%2C%20Windows%20Almost%20Done%20at%20Affordable%20Mixed-Use%20Development%20on%20Fulton%20Street%20in%20Bed%20Stuy pic.twitter.com/x15i3zgoop

 

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E! Brooklyn ebklyn.com: Pride marched into Brighton Beach! 11:32 AM 5/23/2017

Pride marched into Brighton Beach! 

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1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): Twitter Search / gothamist: Subway Conductor Blames All These Delays On… YOU (And More Midday Links) http://gothamist.com/2017/05/23/play_the_blame_game_larry.php 

Subway Conductor Blames All These Delays On… YOU (And More Midday Links)http://gothamist.com/2017/05/23/play_the_blame_game_larry.php …

Twitter Search / gothamist

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): NYDN Rss Article only: Florida man jumps out of car, shoots driver who cut him off

Police in Florida are on the hunt for a man who shot another guy in a case of road rage.

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1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): BrooklynVegan: Deerhunter played Warsaw with Eleanor Friedberger & Jock Gang (pics)

During Eleanor Friedberger’s opening set, Bradford Cox painted a canvas on stage.

Continue reading…

BrooklynVegan

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): NYDN Rss Article only: ISIS: Using teenagers as recruits, aiming at them as targets

Though shocking in the choice of target and victims, unfortunately the Manchester bombing outside…

NYDN Rss Article only

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): NYDN Rss Article only: Moby’s stalker allegedly spotted outside his Hollywood home

Moby’s stalker allegedly returned to his property.

NYDN Rss Article only

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): Twitter Search / gothamist: City Greenlights Approval Process for Bedford-Union Armory Amid Protests https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170522/crown-heights/bedford-union-armory-ulurp-protests  (via @DNAinfoNY)pic.twitter.com/pido6nHzvC

City Greenlights Approval Process for Bedford-Union Armory Amid Protestshttps://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170522/crown-heights/bedford-union-armory-ulurp-protests … (via )

Twitter Search / gothamist

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): NYDN Rss Article only: Manchester United holds moment of silence for terror victims

The team commemorated victims of Monday night’s attack during its practice Tuesday as players gathered in a circle for a moment of silence.

NYDN Rss Article only

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): Twitter Search / gothamist: Anthony Bourdain’s Journey Through Queens Is A Celebration Of The American Dream http://gothamist.com/2017/05/22/anthony_bourdain_goes_buckwild_in_q.php pic.twitter.com/FyvuMcyy34

Anthony Bourdain’s Journey Through Queens Is A Celebration Of The American Dreamhttp://gothamist.com/2017/05/22/anthony_bourdain_goes_buckwild_in_q.php …

Twitter Search / gothamist

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): NYDN Rss Article only: Video shows ‘bully’ mocking, punching man with cerebral palsy

A “bully” was arrested for mocking and sucker-punching a man with cerebral palsy outside a 7-Eleven in Pennsylvania.

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1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): NYDN Rss Article only: The Scapegoat CEO: Fords Mark Fields

Under pressure from Wall Street, Ford ousted CEO Mark Fields for a new guy who might not help stock values, but will have someone to blame.

NYDN Rss Article only

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): News 12 – Home: Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing angles

Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and more viewing angles for the screen.

News 12 – Home

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): News 12 – Home: European markets push higher on strong economic news

Asian shares mostly higher after Manchester explosion; oil prices fall back.

News 12 – Home

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): News 12 – Home: The Latest: Pakistani doctor makes pitch to be WHO chief

The president of this year’s World Health Assembly opened this afternoon’s proceedings by calling for a minute of silence to remember the victims of the Manchester bombing attack.

News 12 – Home

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): News 12 – Home: Google aims to connect online ads to real-world sales

Google is keeping an eye on what you’re buying offline in addition to monitoring your online shopping in its latest attempt to sell more digital advertising.

News 12 – Home

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): News 12 – Home: German prosecutors to search Daimler offices in diesel probe

German automaker Daimler AG says prosecutors will be searching several of its offices in Germany as part of a preliminary investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel emission controls.

News 12 – Home

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): Brooklyn Daily Eagle: MILESTONES: May 23, birthdays for Drew Carey, Jewel, Bray Wyatt

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 142nd day of the year.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): Brooklyn Local News: MILESTONES: May 23, birthdays for Drew Carey, Jewel, Bray Wyatt

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 142nd day of the year.

Brooklyn Local News

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): Brooklyn Based: Summer classes for your college-bound kids: Kings College London in Brooklyn

King's College London summer program in Brooklyn
Kings College London, one of the top 25 universities in the world, has an impressive range of summer classes for undergraduate and high school students in London, Berlin, and India. This summer, they’re expanding their prestigious program offerings to Downtown Brooklyn. The Kings Pre-University Summer School gives rising juniors and seniors a unique taste of the British college experience while attending classes at the Brooklyn Friends School from August 7-18. Classes are taught by faculty who are leaders in their fields and who will introduce students to the British way of teaching and learning. There is also a special session on the British college application process. Students choose between two exciting courses: 1) Into Space: Exploring Space through Science and Politics, and 2) International Relations: From Grassroots to Global Impact. The Into Space course will provide students with an overview of the physics and astronomy behind manned spaceflight, as well as the science needed to make… Read MoreThe post Summer classes for your college-bound kids: Kings College London in Brooklyn appeared first on Brooklyn Based.

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1. New York and Brooklyn from mikenova (54 sites): Brooklyn Local News: Summer classes for your college-bound kids: Kings College London in Brooklyn

Kings College London, one of the top 25 universities in the world, has an impressive range of summer classes for

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Pride marched into Brighton Beach! | And Other Stories – 11:03 AM 5/23/2017

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Pride marched into Brighton Beach!

3 inmates indicted for assault on correction officers in Brooklyn
In Fight Against Opioids in Hasidic Crown Heights, Nobodys Immune
Flight took off with disruptive passenger despite red flags
Missing Manhattan student’s body found in Harlem River
Trump taking juvenile stance in calling terrorists ‘losers’
Wells Fargo scandal may force New York City to find new bank http://nydn.us/2qRCcRP pic.twitter.com/VNvgLHiZ6M
Today’s @BillBramhall| See more: http://nydn.us/2q6NRiF pic.twitter.com/hWopKCzKou
The Latest: Islamic State group claims Manchester blast
Security Heightened in NYC After Manchester Bombing Kills 22 http://ow.ly/vTtI50bFQbw
brooklyn_news: Security Heightened in NYC After Manchester Bombing Kills 22 http://ow.ly/vTtI50bFQbw
Donald Trump is taking an awfully juvenile stance in calling murderous terrorists “losers” http://nydn.us/2q7653B pic.twitter.com/5DJdJtCIQs
Manchester suicide bombing death toll rises to 22, many reported missing, Ariana Grande speaks
Daily Links: Brooklyn Cinemas Get Second Lives, 9 N Train Stations To Open After Year-Long Closure http://www.brownstoner.com/brooklyn-life/brooklyn-news-movie-theaters-new-lives-n-train-reopens/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Brownstoner&utm_content=Daily%20Links%3A%20Brooklyn%20Cinemas%20Get%20Second%20Lives%2C%209%20N%20Train%20Stations%20To%20Open%20After%20Year-Long%20Closure pic.twitter.com/unVnJlUYpf
Retweeted NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews): Help ID this man WANTED for multiple burglaries in Brooklyn. Call #800577TIPS… http://fb.me/2UB7zAltw
One-third of potential jurors in Bill Cosby trial say they have already formed opinion on case http://nydn.us/2rLPy2a pic.twitter.com/MgiTKwws47
Trump denounces UK terror; says Middle East can ‘make a deal’
Happy Turtle Day, Sen. Mitch ‘Turtle’ McConnell! http://nydn.us/2qQHxeq pic.twitter.com/11x8j8jhbw
NYPD Increases Security After Deadly Bombing At Manchester Arena http://gothamist.com/2017/05/23/nypd_increases_security_after_deadl.php pic.twitter.com/tbfldjB6me
First victims of Manchester blast identified as 8-year-old girl, college student who previously met Ariana Grande http://nydn.us/2qKM5Cr pic.twitter.com/TS7HtvayGb
In Fight Against Opioids in Hasidic Crown Heights, ‘Nobody’s Immune’ https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170523/crown-heights/opioid-overdoses-lubavitch-crown-heights-operation-survival-naloxone?_ga=2.156939963.1055404974.1495544211-734270219.1451310010  via @DNAinfoNYpic.twitter.com/y1fupSAlld
.@MTA failed to remove lead paint from No. 7 tracks in Queens, lied about the dangers: lawsuit http://nydn.us/2qQDCyj pic.twitter.com/pvOifFb0wG
Roger Moore, beloved James Bond actor, dead at 89
Pride marched into Brighton Beach!
On the run! Brooklynites burn rubber in half marathon
R-evolting! Southern Brooklynites to lose overnight cleaners at nine toilet-like R stops
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3 inmates indicted for assault on correction officers in Brooklyn

Three inmates of a Brooklyn jailhouse were indicted on Monday for attacking a correction officer and pepper spraying two others.
In Fight Against Opioids in Hasidic Crown Heights, Nobodys Immune

Powerful drugs are killing young people in the Lubavitch community, experts and locals say.
Flight took off with disruptive passenger despite red flags

Despite raising red flags at Los Angeles International Airport, a man cited by airport police and traveling to Hawaii with no luggage was allowed to board an American Airlines flight.
Missing Manhattan student’s body found in Harlem River

Police found the body of a missing Manhattan college student floating in the Harlem River on Monday night.
Trump taking juvenile stance in calling terrorists ‘losers’

Oy vey, our President is such a loser!
Wells Fargo scandal may force New York City to find new bank http://nydn.us/2qRCcRP pic.twitter.com/VNvgLHiZ6M
 

Wells Fargo scandal may force New York City to find new bank http://nydn.us/2qRCcRP 

Today’s @BillBramhall| See more: http://nydn.us/2q6NRiF pic.twitter.com/hWopKCzKou
 

Today’s | See more: http://nydn.us/2q6NRiF 

The Latest: Islamic State group claims Manchester blast

Manchester police say an apparent suicide bomber set off an improvised explosive device at the end of an Ariana Grande concert.
Security Heightened in NYC After Manchester Bombing Kills 22 http://ow.ly/vTtI50bFQbw
 

Security Heightened in NYC After Manchester Bombing Kills 22 http://ow.ly/vTtI50bFQbw 

brooklyn_news: Security Heightened in NYC After Manchester Bombing Kills 22 http://ow.ly/vTtI50bFQbw
 

brooklyn_news: Security Heightened in NYC After Manchester Bombing Kills 22http://ow.ly/vTtI50bFQbw 

Donald Trump is taking an awfully juvenile stance in calling murderous terrorists “losers” http://nydn.us/2q7653B pic.twitter.com/5DJdJtCIQs
 

Donald Trump is taking an awfully juvenile stance in calling murderous terrorists “losers”http://nydn.us/2q7653B 

Manchester suicide bombing death toll rises to 22, many reported missing, Ariana Grande speaks

Victims names are beginning to be released, a 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the bombing, ISIS claimed
Daily Links: Brooklyn Cinemas Get Second Lives, 9 N Train Stations To Open After Year-Long Closure http://www.brownstoner.com/brooklyn-life/brooklyn-news-movie-theaters-new-lives-n-train-reopens/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Brownstoner&utm_content=Daily%20Links%3A%20Brooklyn%20Cinemas%20Get%20Second%20Lives%2C%209%20N%20Train%20Stations%20To%20Open%20After%20Year-Long%20Closure pic.twitter.com/unVnJlUYpf
 

Daily Links: Brooklyn Cinemas Get Second Lives, 9 N Train Stations To Open After Year-Long Closure http://www.brownstoner.com/brooklyn-life/brooklyn-news-movie-theaters-new-lives-n-train-reopens/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Brownstoner&utm_content=Daily%20Links%3A%20Brooklyn%20Cinemas%20Get%20Second%20Lives%2C%209%20N%20Train%20Stations%20To%20Open%20After%20Year-Long%20Closure …

Retweeted NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews): Help ID this man WANTED for multiple burglaries in Brooklyn. Call #800577TIPS… http://fb.me/2UB7zAltw
 

Retweeted NYPD NEWS (): Help ID this man WANTED for multiple burglaries in Brooklyn. Call http://fb.me/2UB7zAltw 

One-third of potential jurors in Bill Cosby trial say they have already formed opinion on case http://nydn.us/2rLPy2a pic.twitter.com/MgiTKwws47
 

One-third of potential jurors in Bill Cosby trial say they have already formed opinion on casehttp://nydn.us/2rLPy2a 

Trump denounces UK terror; says Middle East can ‘make a deal’

President Trump began his second day in Israel with strong and somber denouncement of terror that rocked England the night before.
Happy Turtle Day, Sen. Mitch ‘Turtle’ McConnell! http://nydn.us/2qQHxeq pic.twitter.com/11x8j8jhbw
 

Happy Turtle Day, Sen. Mitch ‘Turtle’ McConnell! http://nydn.us/2qQHxeq 

NYPD Increases Security After Deadly Bombing At Manchester Arena http://gothamist.com/2017/05/23/nypd_increases_security_after_deadl.php pic.twitter.com/tbfldjB6me
 

NYPD Increases Security After Deadly Bombing At Manchester Arenahttp://gothamist.com/2017/05/23/nypd_increases_security_after_deadl.php …

First victims of Manchester blast identified as 8-year-old girl, college student who previously met Ariana Grande http://nydn.us/2qKM5Cr pic.twitter.com/TS7HtvayGb
 

First victims of Manchester blast identified as 8-year-old girl, college student who previously met Ariana Grande http://nydn.us/2qKM5Cr 

In Fight Against Opioids in Hasidic Crown Heights, ‘Nobody’s Immune’ https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170523/crown-heights/opioid-overdoses-lubavitch-crown-heights-operation-survival-naloxone?_ga=2.156939963.1055404974.1495544211-734270219.1451310010  via @DNAinfoNYpic.twitter.com/y1fupSAlld
 

In Fight Against Opioids in Hasidic Crown Heights, ‘Nobody’s Immune’https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170523/crown-heights/opioid-overdoses-lubavitch-crown-heights-operation-survival-naloxone?_ga=2.156939963.1055404974.1495544211-734270219.1451310010 … via

.@MTA failed to remove lead paint from No. 7 tracks in Queens, lied about the dangers: lawsuit http://nydn.us/2qQDCyj pic.twitter.com/pvOifFb0wG
 

. failed to remove lead paint from No. 7 tracks in Queens, lied about the dangers: lawsuit http://nydn.us/2qQDCyj 

Roger Moore, beloved James Bond actor, dead at 89

Roger Moore, who starred as James Bond in seven of the iconic superspy franchise’s movies, has died.
Pride marched into Brighton Beach!

See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Julianne Cuba

Brooklyn Paper

They made history in Brighton Beach!

Hundreds of marchers descended on Little Odessa for the first-ever Russian-speaking Pride March on May 20. Brighton Beach is known for its conservative values that many of its immigrant residents brought with them from the former Soviet Union, but marchers proudly stood tall as they walked along the boardwalk to show their neighbors that they refuse to hide, said Luis Santiago, from the group ACT UP New York, which is committed to ending the AIDS crisis.

There was a great spirit of stepping up and coming out. We are here, and you have to deal with it. We are never going to be invisible, said 60-year-old Santiago, who came out as gay back in his hometown in Puerto Rico at age 17. I think it went pretty well. As part of our work, we also support fights against different acts of discrimination that make the fight against AIDS more difficult. Homophobia is one of them.

Santiago said he has hope for the Russian community, because the overwhelmingly Catholic and Spanish-speaking neighborhoods that he is familiar with have recently come a long way with their tolerance toward the LGBTQ community.

It reminded me a lot of when I came out in the Hispanic community, Puerto Rico in particular, there was that initial reaction of people. But time goes by, and they learn more about what it is to be gay. Barriers are broken down, he said. So I did talk to some of the Russian-speakers just trust that this is going to change because it happened to us. So I hope the same happens with the Russian-speaking communities.

Marchers were prepared for the few intolerant slurs they received and many police officers were standing by in case of trouble but the pride parade went off without untoward altercations, said organizer Lyosha Gorshkov, from RUSA LGBT, a U.S.-based network of Russian-speaking LGBTQ immigrants and their allies.

We are making some history there in Brighton Beach. We expected some provocation, but thank God it didnt happen, and we were well-protected by the police, said Gorshkov, who identifies as queer and moved from Russia to Midwood in 2014.

And the historic day drew important guests Public Advocate Tish James marched in support, and Broadway star Josh Daniel from the musical Book of Mormon powerfully sang We Shall Overcome, said Gorshkov.

It was great. He showed up, it was amazing and everybody was very excited, he said.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 2604577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.

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On the run! Brooklynites burn rubber in half marathon

See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Caroline Spivack

Brooklyn Paper

They hit the ground running!

More than 27,000 runners wound their way through the borough for the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon on May 20. The race sliced through eight neighborhoods and exposed runners to some lesser-known nabes. Even Brooklyn-born joggers discovered new bits of the borough, said one runner.

It forced me to slow down and actually look at all the neighborhoods, said Carnise native David Yung who runs for fun and clocked a respectable 2:09:09. Im used to driving around, so I really got to experience the neighborhoods and see them change. It was awesome.

The 13.1-mile run kicked off in Prospect Heights and raced down to Coney Islands Boardwalk where thousands cheered the runners in an over-the-top extravaganza packed with live music, stilt walkers tricked out in hand-made costumes by Modern Gypsies Productions, and a post-run party on the field of MCU Park.

Runners trekked from Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and as far away as Texas to burn rubber in Brooklyn. Some joined in for kicks with friends, one couple took the chance to tie the knot, and for some it was another notch on their belt to help qualify for the big kahuna the New York City Marathon.

I heard it was a great race and Im trying to fulfill the requirements so I can make it into the New York City Marathon, said Emily Taddei, from the distant borough of Queens. It was so cool, and I love running by the ocean in general, so it was fun to finish at the Boardwalk.

After crossing the finish line, the athletes indulged in classic Coney antics with a spin on the Wonder Wheel, a dip in the water, and a Nathans Famous hot dog.

I know it kind of defeats the purpose but I ate, like, three hot dogs afterward, said Greenpoint resident Ray Simon. Why not indulge a little after an accomplishment like that?

Reach reporter Caroline Spivack at cspivack@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 2602523. Follow her on Twitter @carolinespivack.

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R-evolting! Southern Brooklynites to lose overnight cleaners at nine toilet-like R stops

See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Caroline Spivack

Brooklyn Paper

Dont call it a clean sweep.

A new Metropolitan Transportation Authority program will cut the number of overnight janitors at Bay Ridge and Sunset Park subway stations from four to one, not nearly enough hands to clean the nine R train stops that some degenerate riders use as a public toilet each night, according to a rep with the union behind the custodians.

That line is crazy when it comes to sanitation. Its a cesspool, said Joe Bermudez, the chairman of the stations division at the Transport Workers Union Local 100. It stinks of urine because its a neighborhood where people do what they gotta do and keep moving. Thats just the way people are there.

The pilot program, which will begin early this summer, designates just one of the citys 1,740 subway scrubbers based out of the 36th Street station to the nightly task of cleaning debris, vomit, and feces from stops beginning at Prospect Avenue, near the Park Slope-Sunset Park border, through 95th Street in Bay Ridge a route that Bermudez says workers notoriously try to avoid because of its trashy reputation. Graveyard shifts at the nine stations are being phased out this summer in favor of repositioning workers shifts after rush hours, according to Bermudez.

Bay Ridge Avenue and 53rd Street are closed for renovations until the fall and the Prospect Avenue station is slated to close June 5 for another six months-worth of upgrades, but Bermudez still has reservations about how feasible it is for one person to spruce up the stations, especially with revolting straphangers stinking up the place.

I used to clean there and behind a column someone was taking a dump and urinating all the time, said the Gravesend native who has since settled in bucolic Staten Island. It is a lot of ground to cover.

On top of cleaning up after riders, the workers populate stations and provide a layer of protection for late-night commuters. And some locals fear the shift in service could empower opportunists.

It would worry me that someone might take advantage of that theres even less people around, said Bay Ridgite Margaret Agan, who works as a nurse at Lutheran Medical Center. I work crazy hours and Im on the train at all hours of the day. Sometimes I only see MTA workers around and it makes me feel a little safer when I have to take the train late.

Removing overnight cleaners from the desolate stations could result in behavior far worse than public defecation, according to Bermudez.

In my 23 years of service for the transit authority I cannot believe that they are opening the door to such uncertainty and security risks, he said.

The authority and union reps are in the process of hammering out the details, but Bermudez says the arrangement is essentially a done deal.

This is happening, he said. The only people who can stop it are the customers in the community letting people know they dont want to be subject to a Russian roulette travel to work.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority did not respond to requests for comment.

Reach reporter Caroline Spivack at cspivack@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 2602523. Follow her on Twitter @carolinespivack.

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On the run! Brooklynites burn rubber in half marathon

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By Caroline Spivack

Brooklyn Paper

They hit the ground running!

More than 27,000 runners wound their way through the borough for the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon on May 20. The race sliced through eight neighborhoods and exposed runners to some lesser-known nabes. Even Brooklyn-born joggers discovered new bits of the borough, said one runner.

It forced me to slow down and actually look at all the neighborhoods, said Carnise native David Yung who runs for fun and clocked a respectable 2:09:09. Im used to driving around, so I really got to experience the neighborhoods and see them change. It was awesome.

The 13.1-mile run kicked off in Prospect Heights and raced down to Coney Islands Boardwalk where thousands cheered the runners in an over-the-top extravaganza packed with live music, stilt walkers tricked out in hand-made costumes by Modern Gypsies Productions, and a post-run party on the field of MCU Park.

Runners trekked from Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and as far away as Texas to burn rubber in Brooklyn. Some joined in for kicks with friends, one couple took the chance to tie the knot, and for some it was another notch on their belt to help qualify for the big kahuna the New York City Marathon.

I heard it was a great race and Im trying to fulfill the requirements so I can make it into the New York City Marathon, said Emily Taddei, from the distant borough of Queens. It was so cool, and I love running by the ocean in general, so it was fun to finish at the Boardwalk.

After crossing the finish line, the athletes indulged in classic Coney antics with a spin on the Wonder Wheel, a dip in the water, and a Nathans Famous hot dog.

I know it kind of defeats the purpose but I ate, like, three hot dogs afterward, said Greenpoint resident Ray Simon. Why not indulge a little after an accomplishment like that?

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R-evolting! Southern Brooklynites to lose overnight cleaners at nine toilet-like R stops

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By Caroline Spivack

Brooklyn Paper

Dont call it a clean sweep.

A new Metropolitan Transportation Authority program will cut the number of overnight janitors at Bay Ridge and Sunset Park subway stations from four to one, not nearly enough hands to clean the nine R train stops that some degenerate riders use as a public toilet each night, according to a rep with the union behind the custodians.

That line is crazy when it comes to sanitation. Its a cesspool, said Joe Bermudez, the chairman of the stations division at the Transport Workers Union Local 100. It stinks of urine because its a neighborhood where people do what they gotta do and keep moving. Thats just the way people are there.

The pilot program, which will begin early this summer, designates just one of the citys 1,740 subway scrubbers based out of the 36th Street station to the nightly task of cleaning debris, vomit, and feces from stops beginning at Prospect Avenue, near the Park Slope-Sunset Park border, through 95th Street in Bay Ridge a route that Bermudez says workers notoriously try to avoid because of its trashy reputation. Graveyard shifts at the nine stations are being phased out this summer in favor of repositioning workers shifts after rush hours, according to Bermudez.

Bay Ridge Avenue and 53rd Street are closed for renovations until the fall and the Prospect Avenue station is slated to close June 5 for another six months-worth of upgrades, but Bermudez still has reservations about how feasible it is for one person to spruce up the stations, especially with revolting straphangers stinking up the place.

I used to clean there and behind a column someone was taking a dump and urinating all the time, said the Gravesend native who has since settled in bucolic Staten Island. It is a lot of ground to cover.

On top of cleaning up after riders, the workers populate stations and provide a layer of protection for late-night commuters. And some locals fear the shift in service could empower opportunists.

It would worry me that someone might take advantage of that theres even less people around, said Bay Ridgite Margaret Agan, who works as a nurse at Lutheran Medical Center. I work crazy hours and Im on the train at all hours of the day. Sometimes I only see MTA workers around and it makes me feel a little safer when I have to take the train late.

Removing overnight cleaners from the desolate stations could result in behavior far worse than public defecation, according to Bermudez.

In my 23 years of service for the transit authority I cannot believe that they are opening the door to such uncertainty and security risks, he said.

The authority and union reps are in the process of hammering out the details, but Bermudez says the arrangement is essentially a done deal.

This is happening, he said. The only people who can stop it are the customers in the community letting people know they dont want to be subject to a Russian roulette travel to work.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority did not respond to requests for comment.

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Bookin it! Bikers race to visit all borough branches in library-sponsored tour

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By Colin Mixson

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Talk about a litera-tour!

Cyclists trekked Kings County one booklender at a time on May 20, in a race to visit all 61 Brooklyn Public Library branches within a strict time limit that was sponsored by the institution.

Obstacles in the form of survey-wielding librarians who asked contestants to rate their experience as they pedaled to the finish intensified the challenge of booking it from branch to branch, according to a participant.

“The librarians asked us a lot of questions,” said Queens cyclist Steve Budhoo, who biked 72 miles and managed to visit 54 libraries on Saturday. “They wanted to know what we liked about the library, so we lost some time.”

The event, called Bike the Branches, gave riders from 10 am to 5:15 pm to visit as many borough libraries as they could manage, and awarded $1,000 Brompton folding bikes to winners in the amateur and professional categories.

The booklender offered suggested tours for more leisurely participants, including a waterfront ride from Mill Basin to Red Hook and a north Brooklyn trip through Greenpoint and Williamsburg, but competitive cyclists were obliged to craft their own routes and some of the top performers shaved minutes off their time using cutting-edge software — Google Maps.

“I used that to optimize my route and it worked out pretty well,” said Bronx resident Derek Davidson, who rode with Budhoo into third place.

The whirlwind tour, which left cyclists with little time at each branch, was still a fantastic way to behold not only the architecture of Brooklyn’s famed libraries, but also the borough itself, Davidson said.

“You don’t get too much time to admire the libraries when you’re trying to get to as many as you can,” said Davidson. “But their architecture, especially the older ones, is beautiful, and you really get to appreciate the vibe of each neighborhood.”

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CROWN HEIGHTS — The first opioid overdoses in Yaacov Behrman’s neighborhood happened more than a decade ago, around 2005, he remembers.

At the time — a period when accidental overdose deaths were rising in New York, according to data from the city’s Department of Health — he said many in his community of Lubavitch Crown Heights thought the “first kids we lost” were exceptions.

“It was a one-time thing,” he recalled. “It was a fluke.”

But in the years since, at least 10 young people in the Hasidic Jewish community have died using drugs, usually prescription painkillers, according to Behrman, program director of the Chabad-Lubavitch-founded drug prevention group Operation Survival.

“When it happened over and over, people started to realize it was a real issue — a real epidemic,” he said.

Now, Behrman and others in the Crown Heights Jewish community are trying to raise the alarm about the dangers of opioids, which have hit New York hard, as they have all over the country.

Last year, the city was on track to see more than 1,000 accidental overdose deaths for the first time ever, according to the most recently available health department data. Of the overdoses tracked through November of 2016, 83 percent of all deaths involved an opioid, the agency said.

Many of those overdoses were due to prescription painkillers, such as those that have ravaged families on Staten Island in recent years. In the past two years in particular, an uptick in the use of a powerful opioid known as fentanyl — commonly mixed with heroin or mixed with handmade prescription pill look-alikes — has pushed the number of deaths higher, according to the DOH.

It’s unclear which drugs exactly are killing young people in Crown Heights since no data is available on overdoses by neighborhood or religious group. But Behrman most commonly sees overdoses, both fatal and nonfatal, caused by pills taken recreationally and sold by dealers “all over” the area, he said.

That’s what killed a close friend of Eli, a 30-year-old Crown Heights resident who spoke with DNAinfo using only his first name. The friend, who was 25 at the time of his death five years ago, used opioids from time to time, but “wasn’t a drug addict,” Eli said.

But one “bad-batch drug” caused an overdose and killed his friend, a trauma that left Eli “broken,” he said — and wanting to increase awareness of the problem.

“It’s happening way too much in our community,” he said. “I felt it was important to let the parents and the community members know what’s going on.”

Last fall, he partnered with Operation Survival to lead an event educating Jewish families in the neighborhood about opioids and drug use. About 650 people attended, he said.

“Family members and parents of people in the community are slowly becoming more open to the realization that this is something that’s real,” he said.

But he also acknowledged there are still many “who are in denial” because either they’re scared for an addicted relative or because “they don’t want to believe that in their community, an Orthodox Jewish community like Crown Heights, it’s such a problem.”

“That’s unfortunate because if people don’t want to believe it or don’t want to hear it, they’re not going to become knowledgeable about it,” he said.

To push the conversation, Operation Survival, founded in 1988 by members of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, has made an effort to get their anti-drug message into the hands of locals — literally.

In honor of National Prevention Week, the group handed out shopping bags emblazoned with the words “Teach kids to refuse to use” all along Kingston Avenue last week, the main shopping district for the Lubavitch community.

And for more direct overdose prevention, Behrman has been training teachers, emergency response volunteers, parents and young people how to use naloxone, a drug administered by nasal spray that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

The state and city provide a naloxone nasal spray to Operation Survival, which runs trainings to teach people how to use the life-saving drug. (Photo credit: DNAinfo/Rachel Holliday Smith)

Since beginning the state-run naloxone training program last summer, he has taught over 100 people how to use it in Crown Heights, he said.

“It’s free of charge. We’re happy to train anybody. It’s worth it because you could save a life,” he said.

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Emergency workers including NYPD officers have been outfitted with naloxone since 2014, saving a total of 140 people, according to the latest numbers from the NYPD. In December, Mayor Bill de Blasio urged the general public to carry it, too.

Despite having no known side effects, not everyone in Crown Heights thinks distributing naloxone is such a good idea.

Rabbi Shea Hecht, director of the National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education, (the umbrella group that oversees Operation Survival) said he worried the drug would encourage drug users to tempt fate.

“I think we have kids who are going to be stupid enough to say: ‘You know what, let’s see if it really works,’” he said.

But for now, Behrman sees a need for it — like when he got a call at 1 a.m. several months ago from a family requesting the nasal spray for a potential overdose.

“There was a kid who was using and they wanted to have it handy,” he said. Luckily, it wasn’t necessary that night.

All those who spoke about addiction in Crown Heights agreed the neighborhood needs to have more conversations about the problem. Hecht thinks the solution includes talking about reducing alcohol for young people at religious events and celebrations. Eli would like to see more addiction professionals in the area and more programs like Operation Survival’s. But most of all, he wishes more residents would talk about the issue.

“People in this community are embarrassed, at least I think so, to be associated with or to speak openly about this problem and I think that is a problem in itself,” he said.

Operation Survival has passed out shopping bags encouraging parents to teach children and young people about the dangers of drugs. Here, the bags are used by a Kingston Avenue grocery. (Photo credit: DNAinfo/Rachel Holliday Smith)

Yossy Hayward, a worker at Raskin’s Fish Market, which bags customers’ orders inside Operation Survival “Refuse to use” bags, said he’s very supportive of any effort to get the conversation about drugs going. He has friends and family who have struggled with addiction and knows the problem can affect anyone.

“People want to say it’s because their families are broken. It’s not the case. … Nobody’s immune to it,” he said.

Not even the tight-knit Hasidic community in Crown Heights, which is “partially sheltered” by its deep roots in the neighborhood, he said.

“We’re affected by the secular world and the country is struggling with an epidemic,” he said. “It’s trickling down to the Jewish community and we’re suffering, as well.”

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Notorious B.I.G Mural In Brooklyn Won’t Be Destroyed After Hip Hop Intervenes

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biggie-muralA mural of The Notorious B.I.G. on the side of a Brooklyn brownstone near where the late rap legend grew up has been the topic of much discussion lately.

The landlord had planned to take down the art because he wanted to add windows to his rental units. The group Spread Art NYC offered Berkowitz $5000 to save the mural. But the landlord countered with $1250 a month, which Spread Art couldn’t afford.

It was looking bleak for Biggie. But now it looks like the story is going to have a happy ending.

This evening, Spread Art’s Instagram page reported a deal has been reached. While the terms weren’t disclosed, they credited the neighborhood landlords, T.I., the Brooklyn Nets, 8th District Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio with making the deal happen.

Manchester suicide bombing death toll rises to 22, many reported missing, Ariana Grande speaks

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Yesterday, an explosion went off at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK, which police are treating as a “terrorist incident” and which is expected to have been a suicide bombing. Since our first post, the death toll rose from 19 to 22. 59 others were injured and taken to hospitals (at least 12 of which were children under age 16).

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection, though the suspect’s name is still being withheld.

Ariana Grande spoke after the incident, tweeting, “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.” TMZ reports that her London show this Thursday (5/25) is cancelled and the rest of her tour is suspended indefinitely.

As The Guardian reports, the first victims of the attack have been named as 18-year-old Georgina Callander and 8-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos. Parents of other concertgoers have reported their children as missing and some are reaching out for help on social media.

Cabs were reportedly giving free rides to help get people away from the arena, and people offered space in their homes to stranded concertgoers seeking shelter. Manchester’s Victoria Coach Station, which is located next to the venue, was evacuated earlier this morning and is expected to remain closed all day.

Campaigning for the June 8 UK General Election has been suspended in wake of the attack.

This morning, ISIS reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack:

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NEW YORK CITY — Security was heightened throughout New York City on Tuesday morning after a terrorist bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, reportedly killed 22 people including children, officials said.

Officials indicated that there was no specific threat to New York, but boosted law enforcement levels around the city “out of an abundance of caution.”

“I have directed state law enforcement officials to step up security and patrols at high-profile locations across New York, including our airports, bridges, tunnels and mass transit systems,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

“The safety of New Yorkers is priority number one and we are in close contact with federal and local officials as we continue to remain vigilant in the wake of this tragedy,” the governor added.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we have moved additional heavy weapons teams to high profile locations around the city. In addition to our heavy weapons teams, New Yorkers will also see vapor wake explosive detection dogs, highly trained counterterrorism officers, and random bag checks at transit locations, among other things,” NYPD spokesman J. Peter Donald said.

The bombing Monday night ripped through a large crowd leaving the Ariana Grande show about 10:30 p.m., killing 22 people and wounding many more, according to The New York Times.

Investigators there are treating the bombing as an act of terrorism, officials said.

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Manchester Arena blast: 19 dead and about 50 hurt

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Nineteen people have been killed and about 50 injured in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena.

The blast happened at about 22:35 BST on Monday following a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande.

The cause is unknown but PM Theresa May said her thoughts were with those affected by “what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack”.

British Transport Police said the explosion was in the arena’s foyer.

Greater Manchester Police has established an emergency telephone number in response to the attack. It is: 0161 856 9400.

The prime minister has suspended her general election campaigning and will chair a meeting of the government’s emergency Cobra committee later, in response to the attack.

Mrs May said: “We are working to establish the full details” of what had happened in Manchester.

“All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected,” Mrs May said.

BBC Home Affairs Correspondent Daniel Sandford said senior counter-terrorism officers were assembling in London and liaising with the Home Office.

Unconfirmed reports from two unnamed US officials suggested the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber.

The BBC’s Tim Ashburner, who is at the scene, spoke to some volunteer paramedics who treated the injured for “shrapnel-like injuries”.

The leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, tweeted: “Terrible incident in Manchester. My thoughts are with all those affected and our brilliant emergency services.”

Greater Manchester metro mayor Andy Burnham said: “My heart goes out to families who have lost loved ones, my admiration to our brave emergency services. “A terrible night for our great city.”

Shortly after the blast Manchester Victoria station, which is close to the concert venue, was closed and all trains cancelled.

Greater Manchester Police carried out a precautionary controlled explosion in the Cathedral Garden area of the city at about 01:32. The force confirmed it was not a suspicious item.

‘Screaming and running’

A number of eyewitnesses have described the confusion in the aftermath.

Andy Holey, who had gone to the arena to pick up his wife and daughter who had been at the concert, said: “As I was waiting, an explosion went off and it threw me about 30ft from one set of doors to the other set of doors.

“When I got up I saw bodies lying on the ground. My first thought was to go into the arena to try to find my family.

“When I couldn’t find them, I went outside with the police and fire and looked through some of the bodies to try and find my wife and daughter.

“I managed to find them eventually and they’re OK.

“It was definitely an explosion and it was some force. It happened near the box office at the entrance to the Arena.”

Emma Johnson said she and her husband were at the arena to pick up her children, aged 15 and 17.

“It was definitely a bomb. It was definitely in the foyer,” she told BBC Radio Manchester.

“We were stood at the top of the stairs and the glass exploded – it was near to where they were selling the merchandise.

“The whole building shook. There was a blast and then a flash of fire afterwards. There were bodies everywhere.”


At the scene: Tom Mullen BBC News

The police activity around the arena has been huge. There are blue flashing lights and cordons seemingly on almost every street corner.

A wide area around the venue itself has been completely taped off, and the crime scene appears to be widening, with police pushing people further and further back.

I’ve spoken to people who are shaken, scared and often tearful. One thing that’s apparent is there are many, many young people, some of them with parents or guardians. One mother told me her priority was simply to get her daughters home.

Other people have been more candid and have described seeing people covered in blood, or being treated by paramedics. There’s still a huge sense of confusion and people are constantly searching for information while letting their families know they’re safe.


Josh Elliott, speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, said he was shocked by news of the fatalities.

“A bang went off and everyone stopped and screamed… we basically hit the deck,” he said

“It was bedlam… it was horrific.

“We got up when we thought it was safe and got out as quickly as possible.

“People were just crying and in tears… police cars were everywhere.

“We just wanted to get out as quickly as possible because we didn’t know what was going on.”


The background – Ian Youngs, BBC News entertainment reporter

Manchester Arena, formerly known as the MEN Arena, is the biggest indoor venue in the city with a capacity of around 18,000 for concerts.

The arena foyer connects with Victoria train and tram station, a major hub on the northern edge of the city centre.

The arena regularly hosts concerts by major stars like Ariana Grande – a 23-year-old American TV teen actress-turned-pop star.

She’s a big draw for young fans, with hits including Problem, featuring Iggy Azalea, which hit number one in the UK in 2014; and Side To Side, featuring Nicki Minaj, which reached number four last year.

She’s currently on a European tour – she’s already played Birmingham and Dublin and is due to be at the O2 Arena in London on Wednesday and Thursday.


Michelle Sullivan, from Huddersfield, was attending the concert with her daughters, aged 12 and 15.

“It was really scary,” she said. “Just as the lights have gone down we heard a really loud explosion… Everybody screamed.

“When we got out they just said ‘keep on running, keep on running’.”

Within an hour of reports of the incident emerging, people began offering spare rooms and beds to people stranded in the city using the hashtag #RoomForManchester.

Hundreds of tweets offering places to stay are being shared and re-tweeted thousands of times.

Pat Carney, Manchester City Council’s spokesman for the city centre, said the city’s thoughts were with the families of those killed and injured.

“It’s a very easy target – a concert hall where young people are enjoying music,” he said.

“The public are really co-operating by staying away from what is basically now a crime site.

“The world we live in, police and the council have emergency procedures that we practise all the time.

“Obviously everyone in the city is shocked, having seen how young some of these people are

“The police are treating it as a live site, we don’t know if this is the end or there are other incidents in that area… we don’t know at the moment.”


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Explosion, Panic and Death at Ariana Grande Concert in England

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MANCHESTER, England — An explosion that may have been a suicide bombing killed at least 19 people on Monday night and wounded dozens at an Ariana Grande concert filled with adoring adolescent fans in what the police were treating as a terrorist attack.

Panic and mayhem seized the crowd at the Manchester Arena as the blast reverberated through the building, just as the show was ending and pink balloons were dropping from the rafters in a signature flourish by Ms. Grande, a 23-year-old pop star on an international tour.

Traumatized concertgoers — including children separated from parents — screamed and fled in what appeared to be the deadliest episode of terrorism in Britain since the 2005 London subway bombings.

Prime Minister Theresa May said her thoughts were with the victims and their families in “what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack.”

There was no immediate word from the police on the precise cause of the blast but unconfirmed reports said it was possibly a suicide bomber who had detonated a nail-filled explosive device.

The scene immediately evoked the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015, which included a deadly assault inside the Bataclan concert arena where the Eagles of Death Metal had been playing. But unlike the Bataclan victims, the Manchester concert was filled with young teenagers.

“This is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until the police know otherwise,” the Manchester police said in a Twitter post.

People at the concert at the Manchester Arena said they had heard what sounded like explosions at the end of the show, around 10:30 p.m.

At least one explosion went off in the foyer of the arena, according to the British Transport Police, the force that protects Victoria Station, the train terminus next to the arena. The terminal was evacuated.

Early on Tuesday morning, Sky News reported that a bomb disposal team had arrived on the scene as part of the investigation and that the security cordon around the arena had been widened.

Gary Walker, who was at the show with his wife and two daughters, said he “heard a massive bang and saw a flash” just as the concert concluded. He turned and realized that his wife had been hurt. Mr. Walker, who is from the northern city of Leeds, said she had a stomach wound and possibly a broken leg. He said he lay down with her and saw “metal nuts on the floor.”

Ms. Walker was taken to a hospital, and Mr. Walker was standing with his daughters at Deansgate, the main shopping street in Manchester.

Another concertgoer, Sasina Akhtar, told The Manchester Evening News that there had been an explosion at the back of the arena after the last song. “We saw young girls with blood on them,” she said. “Everyone was screaming, and people were running.”

Ms. Grande, 23, a singer with a big voice who started her career as a star on a Nickelodeon TV series, is on an international tour supporting her 2016 album, “Dangerous Woman.” Two additional acts, Victoria Monét and Bia, performed as openers on Monday. The tour was scheduled to continue on Thursday at the O2 Arena in London.

“Ariana is O.K.,” Ms. Grande’s publicist, Joseph Carozza, said before the enormity of the episode was widely known. “We are further investigating what happened.”

TMZ, the entertainment news website, said Ms. Grande was reported to be “in hysterics” over the deadly blast.

Parents separated from their children during the mayhem were told to go to a Holiday Inn, where many children had taken refuge. Local residents offered stranded concertgoers places to stay in their homes.

The confusion and fear in the hours afterward was reflected on social media. One Twitter post asked: “Did anybody see my girlfriend? I lost her in the chaos.”

The BBC interviewed one witness who was waiting outside the arena to pick up his wife and daughter. He recounted that the “whole building shook,” that there was “carnage everywhere,” and that the explosion appeared to come from near the stadium’s ticket area.

Videos posted on Twitter showed concertgoers running and screaming. Hannah Dane, who attended the performance, told The Guardian that she had heard “quite a loud explosion.”

She added, “It shook, then everyone screamed and tried to get out.”

The Greater Manchester Police said in a statement, “There are a number of confirmed fatalities and others injured.”

The Manchester Arena, opened in 1995, can hold up to 21,000 spectators; it was not clear how many people were in the crowd for the concert.

Karen Ford, a witness, told the BBC that she had been leaving the concert when the blast occurred. “Everyone was just getting out of their seats and walking toward the stairs when all of a sudden a huge sound, which sounded like an explosion, went off,” she said.

“Everyone tried to push people up the stairs,” she recalled, adding that in the chaos, people tried to push past a woman in a wheelchair as children screamed.

She said there was no smoke, just one very loud bang. “It was very, very loud,” she said, adding that her husband thought he had heard a second explosion. “There were shoes on the floor,” left behind by people who had fled, she recalled.

“Just chaos,” she said. “I was trying to tell people to calm down.” She added that the crush of people trying to flee created a perilous situation: “We were being crushed.”

Outside, Ms. Ford said, parents awaited children who had attended the concert, checking their smartphones in a panic. “Everyone was trying to find each other,” she said.

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After Fleeing Bias at Home, Gay Russians Say It Persists in Brooklyn

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As growing numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender exiles from Russia move to Sheepshead Bay and other southern Brooklyn neighborhoods, many of them say they have been subjected to intense discrimination by members of older generations who adhere to the harshly conservative principles of their homeland.

“We’re surrounded by Russians, but it’s like they’re all frozen in time with these old Soviet values,” said Lyosha Gorshkov, 32, who moved from Russia to Midwood in 2014. “I get nonstop abuse from everyone in the neighborhood: women in my building, men outside of bars, even children.”

On Saturday, about 200 people gathered on the boardwalk for Brighton Beach Pride, a demonstration arranged by RUSA LGBT, an advocacy group. Billed as the nation’s first march for Russian-speaking lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, the rally was led primarily by asylum-seekers but also included others from around New York City.

As a marching band played traditional Slavic music, the crowd chanted in Russian and English and held signs that read “Refuse Fascism,” “Silence = Death” and “Nyet to Homophobia.” Many protesters wore pink triangles, echoing the badges used to identify gay men in Nazi concentration camps.

“Many of us never dreamed of being out in public here,” said Colette Montoya-Sloan, 34, an audio archivist who works at the Lesbian Herstory Archives in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. “But it’s important to lead grass-roots marches in places where pride isn’t necessarily accepted.”

Masha Gessen, a journalist who fled Russia because of persecution against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, told the crowd, “Pride is political.”

“Pride is about going into a place where it can be frightening,” said Ms. Gessen, 50, who was one of several featured speakers at the rally. Letitia James, the city’s public advocate, was another.

“We need to embrace you in Brighton Beach,” Ms. James said. “It’s critically important. And as the Russian community grows in Brooklyn and all throughout the city, we need to let everyone know that the L.G.B.T. community is welcome there as well.”

The march comes at a crucial moment for Russians seeking asylum in the United States because of their sexual orientation. This year, authorities in Chechnya, a semiautonomous region in Russia, began a violent crackdown on gay men that included kidnappings, torture and killings. Nonetheless, advocacy groups said they expect the United States to deny visas to those attempting to flee that anti-gay campaign.

If such requests are rejected, it would contrast sharply with the situation under President Barack Obama, whose administration adopted several policies meant to protect those seeking asylum because of their sexual orientation. During those years, RUSA LGBT saw its membership skyrocket, said Yelena Goltsman, the group’s founder.

Ms. Goltsman, 54, once lived in Gravesend but moved away years ago because she did not feel comfortable there. Even today, she says, many gay people who live in her old neighborhood are still in the closet.

“It’s certainly better than Russia, but what kind of sanctuary is this if people can’t even live openly here?” said Ms. Goltsman, who now lives in Forest Hills, Queens, with her wife.

For the day, at least, some of them came out of hiding. Andrey, 30, a gay man who moved from Moscow to Midwood seven months ago and declined to provide his surname, said it was the first time he had dressed in drag in public without fear. As he strolled down the boardwalk in a red floral dress and ornamented Russian headdress, he posed with a wide smile for a photographer.

“Don’t I look lovely?” he said.

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BENSONHURST -A memorial Mass was held Monday at Saint Athanasius Roman Catholic Church in Bensonhurst for NYPD officers who lost their lives on the job.

Men and women of NYPD Patrol Borough Brooklyn South filled the church to honor loved ones and colleagues who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The mass has been held every year for about a decade. Family and friends say the mass is always a packed house.

Assistant Chief Steven Powers read each of the 94 names of the officers from South Brooklyn who had died on the job since the early 1990s.

Michelle Fung says she still cries when she thinks about her late husband, Detective Kenny Fung, who died on the job 20 years ago from a heart attack.

“I have three sons that I brought up and it was tough for them also, and now they have grandchildren so that’s what gets us going forward, but he never got to see them. That hurts,” says Fung.

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