NBC News: Frank James, suspect in Brooklyn subway shooting, discussed violence in YouTube clips

NBC News: Frank James, suspect in Brooklyn subway shooting, discussed violence in YouTube clips. “One of the photos police shared of James was a screenshot of a video from the ‘prophet of truth 88’ YouTube channel, a platform where he appears to go on lengthy, profanity-filled rants and express controversial views. He talks about death in several videos and the desire to “exterminate” certain groups of people in one clip.”

St. Pete Rising: The world’s largest collection of artist sketchbooks is moving to St. Pete

St. Pete Rising: The world’s largest collection of artist sketchbooks is moving to St. Pete. “After spending over a decade in Brooklyn, the world’s largest collection of artist sketchbooks is moving to St. Pete. The Sketchbook Project will be located inside The Factory, a new creative arts destination in St. Pete’s Warehouse Arts District, at 2622 Fairfield Avenue South, Building 8A.”

BK Reader: BK Artists Tell Communities’ Stories in New Public Art Projects Seeking to Inspire

BK Reader: BK Artists Tell Communities’ Stories in New Public Art Projects Seeking to Inspire. “Growing up in East New York, artist and organizer Jamel Burgess didn’t know the history of his neighborhood. Now, he’s creating an accessible multimedia digital archive complete with recorded oral histories focusing on the Black and Brown residents of the neighborhood, so that East New York’s youth know the strength they are connected to.”

Columbia News: A Digital Map of Historical New York Offers an Extraordinary Level of Detail

Columbia News: A Digital Map of Historical New York Offers an Extraordinary Level of Detail. “A glimpse into New York City at the turn of the 20th century can now be viewed at an exceptional level of detail: 6.5 million unique census records from 1850, 1880, and 1910 are pinpointed to residential addresses on the recently launched website Mapping Historical New York: A Digital Atlas. During these 60 years, New York City experienced a radical transformation due to an immigration surge and expansion into Brooklyn.”

Brownstoner: Newly Digitized Negatives Give a Glimpse of Mid-Century Life Around Pratt Institute

Brownstoner: Newly Digitized Negatives Give a Glimpse of Mid-Century Life Around Pratt Institute. “Taken between 1957 and 1973 by the Pratt Institute Photo Department, the negatives sat in a filing cabinet largely inaccessible to researchers until efforts to scan the almost 30,000 individual images began in 2019.” Pratt Institute is located in Brooklyn, in New York City.

‘Welcome to the Mesh, Brother’: Guerrilla Wi-Fi Comes to New York (New York Times)

New York Times: ‘Welcome to the Mesh, Brother’: Guerrilla Wi-Fi Comes to New York. “NYC Mesh is one of many fixed-wireless outfits in New York City. They range from community-owned models — like the D.I.Y. ‘internet in a box’ efforts led by the digital justice organization Community Tech NY, and the internet cooperative People’s Choice, started by former Spectrum strikers — to smaller for-profits like Starry, a Boston-based start-up rolling out flat-rate internet plans of $50 a month in large urban markets including New York City.”

NY Daily News: Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery seeks to honor WWII veterans with extensive online database

NY Daily News: Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery seeks to honor WWII veterans with extensive online database. “World War II veterans buried at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn will soon be honored by a team of dedicated archivists set on preserving their memories. Staffers and volunteers at the historic grounds will pore over internment records and public documents to help identify men and women who served in the Second World War, and compile that information into an extensive online database to help honor their legacies…”

Daily Beast: The Horrific WhatsApp Rumor Mill Fueling Brooklyn’s COVID Backlash

Daily Beast: The Horrific WhatsApp Rumor Mill Fueling Brooklyn’s COVID Backlash. “In a community where the most devout may spurn television and avoid the internet, WhatsApp has long supplanted some local politicians and newspapers as the chief source of information. But experts and insiders say the platform is especially popular among the younger Hasidic men who have erupted in angry and even violent protests in recent days against new restrictions geared at spiking infection rates in their New York neighborhoods.”

Brooklyn Paper: New Website Brings To Life Oral Histories Of Muslims In Brooklyn

Brooklyn Paper: New Website Brings To Life Oral Histories Of Muslims In Brooklyn . “A new website from the Brooklyn Historical Society sheds light on the history and experiences of Muslims in Kings County through dozens of oral histories — allowing outsiders to view the borough through a Muslim’s perspective, while preserving the recordings for future generations, said the project’s creator.”

New York Times: Online Map Collection Provides a Peek at New York Over the Centuries

New York Times: Online Map Collection Provides a Peek at New York Over the Centuries. “Thanks to a collection of nearly 1,500 maps introduced online today on the Brooklyn Historical Society’s website, modern Brooklyn residents can now locate their homes and apartments on an 18th-century grid of fields and farmland. They can track the evolution of their neighborhoods and use old subway maps (which used to be laid out horizontally rather than vertically) to trace which 20th-century subway routes they could have taken from their homes to Ebbets Field, where Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers once played.”

New York Times: That Healing Jazz Thing on a Porch in Brooklyn

New York Times: That Healing Jazz Thing on a Porch in Brooklyn. “Albert Marquès, a Barcelona-born Latin jazz musician and public-school teacher, began piping away on his melodica as his children, ages 3 and 6, danced and twirled on the sidewalk. The Haitian jazz guitarist Eddy Bourjolly came in from Canarsie, while Eric Alabaster, a retired teacher and drummer, and Mo Saleem, a Pakistani musician marooned by the virus, kept rhythm on drums and the dholak, a two-headed hand drum. In rain and chill and welcome shafts of sunlight, the audience grew, young and not so young, African-Americans and whites and Pakistanis and Mexicans, masked and occupying spaces between cars and trucks and on lawns and in driveways. It was like this the world round, Italians and Argentines, French and Greeks and New Yorkers, singing and playing in rebellion against the darkness.”

New York Times: Dozens of Decomposing Bodies Found in Trucks at Brooklyn Funeral Home

New York Times: Dozens of Decomposing Bodies Found in Trucks at Brooklyn Funeral Home. “The call came in at shortly after 11 a.m. on Wednesday: A terrible stench was coming from a pair of trucks parked outside a funeral home on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn. When the police arrived, they made a gruesome discovery. Inside the trucks — a U-Haul rental and what seemed to be a tractor-trailer — were several dozen decomposing bodies.”

Brownstoner: Get Some Teen Perspective With Digitized High School Newspapers From Brooklyn Public Library

Brownstoner: Get Some Teen Perspective With Digitized High School Newspapers From Brooklyn Public Library. “[Brooklyn Public Library’s] latest digitization project adds to the growing list of research tools for the Brooklyn history lover. The new resource includes the work of Brooklyn student journalists in 925 issues produced by 55 schools across the borough. The publication dates span 1853 to 1994, although a quick perusal shows the highest concentration of papers is from 1958 to 1964.”