🌱 Flatbush Building With Dangerous Doors + Art Shows Around BK

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Happy Tuesday, neighbors! These are the most important things happening in Ditmas Park-Flatbush today.

First, today's weather:

Not as cold with clearing. High: 42 Low: 18.

Here are the top three stories in Ditmas Park-Flatbush today:

  1. An investigation by The City revealed that thousands of buildings in New York City have doors similar to the one that was largely responsible for the devastating fire in The Bronx two weeks ago, killing 17 people. The apartment building at 1193 Rogers Ave., Flatbush, Brooklyn is one of the worst culprits, with 21 open Department of Buildings violations. (THE CITY)

  2. Military officers arrived at a city-run hospital in Coney Island, Brooklyn, that has been particularly strained by the latest COVID wave. The military will relieve tired doctors and nurses, many of whom haven't had time off in months. (News12 Brooklyn)

  3. Check out these cool new art shows across Brooklyn, including Myles Gallery in Crown Heights. Their current show, 'All In A Day's Work,' features the art of a former NYPD officer. (Brooklyn Reader)

Last week, we told you about our new favorite non-alcoholic go-to — the refreshingly bitter drinks from our partners at Betera. They're chef-created from natural botanicals, lightly effervescent and worthy of life beyond "Dry January." We mentioned that their Ginger-Orange was excellent; we've since tried Elderflower-Lime and loved it as well — light and floral with the perfect amount of zing. We're converts.

Today in Ditmas Park-Flatbush:

  • Back to the Workplace: Safely Returning to Work During the COVID Era, online (10:30 a.m.)

  • Community Board 14 Youth Leadership Council meeting, contact info@cb14brooklyn.com for more information, online (5:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Here's a Circuit Training class from the Flatbush YMCA! (Facebook)

  • Haiti experienced a 5.3 magnitude earthquake yesterday, just five months since the last major jolt. (Twitter)

  • Community leaders and politicians attended a rally against gun violence in Canarsie on Sunday evening - via the Canarsie Courier. (Twitter)

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Dashiell Allen

This article originally appeared on the Ditmas Park-Flatbush Patch

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