Crime on Graham Ave: Stolen Tip Jars


By Athena Ponushis

The thief didn’t need caffeine to stir his nerve. He walked into the Blue Stove. Walked past the blueberry buttermilk biscuits and plum crumble pies. Went to the bathroom, then took off with the tip jar.

It was Tuesday, last week, mid-day. Katie Dulin worked the counter, serving homemade pastries, washing antique teacups, wearing an apron just as darling. She did not hear the hoodlum leave. When her next customer went to give her a tip, she saw her Mason jar was gone.

“For somebody to do something like that, they’ve got to have bigger problems than I do. I feel more sorry for him than I am angry,” said Dulin, reflecting over the heist while preparing a key lime pie. “I’m not in the mindset of judging people. I don’t want to be that way. It’s sad.”

The Williamsburg bandit walked out of the Blue Stove with eleven dollars. Three days later, he hit up Variety, a coffee shop three blocks down Graham Ave. Here, he grossed a bit more. Baristas estimate their half-gallon-size Ball jar held over a hundred bucks.  More > >

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Come by and experience something special and enjoy a glass and wonderful snacks.

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Volatile Night at Bklyn Dem County Committee Meeting—Lopez Still Party Boss

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Lincoln Restler, left, with former Ridgewood Bushwick employee Cyril Joseph.

Story & Photos by Benjamin Lozovsky

A week after seemingly winning the election for the 50th Assembly District male leader position for the Brooklyn Democratic party, in a still contested race, candidate Lincoln Restler was denied entry to the vote for the county boss.

It was a culmination of controversy and uncharacteristic enthusiasm, at Brooklyn’s largest yet possibly least known political body, the Democratic County Committee meeting, which took place in Brooklyn Heights, Monday night. A subsequent executive committee meeting also saw its longtime party leader Vito Lopez maintain his position with a resounding 47-3-2 victory over newly-elected 52nd Assembly District male leader Chris Owens. Despite allegations of improprieties and cases of wrongful termination at the Lopez-founded non-profit Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council (RBSCC), and a lively and energized body full of vocal reform-oriented members determined to bring change to the party structure, the County Committee meeting ultimately unfolded as just another showing of Lopez’s entrenched influence over party politics.  More > >

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"Interval XXXX" by Barbara Campisi / photo courtesy of the {Gg} Gallery

Concern for Veiled Spirituality

By Robert Egert

Paintings by Barbara Campisi
Photography by Maki Kaoru
Video by Carrie Pollack

Painter Bridget Riley once wrote, “Painters have always needed a sort of veil upon which they can focus their attention. It’s as though the more fully the consciousness is absorbed, the greater the freedom of the spirit behind.”

Mayumi Hyashi has assembled a resonant and mysterious exhibit comprised of works by Barbara Campisi, Maki Kaoru and Carrie Pollack. Although each of the featured artists’ works differs in media and subject, they are united by a concern for veiled spirituality.

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