Hello Brooklyn: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

GUARANTEED FINANCING FOR THE NEW CLARKSON AVE. BUILDING: SCALE Lending, a leading lender in the New York metro market for construction finance, entered into a $ 68.5 million construction loan to fund the bottom-to-top construction of 210 Clarkson Ave. at Prospect Lefferts Gardens. The 165,000 gross square foot development will span eight floors with 165 residential and retail units on the ground floor. The loan marks the latest closing for SCALE Lending, a subsidiary of Slate Property Group, with more than $ 1.25 billion on loan in the past 18 months.

SCALE Lending is Slate’s lending subsidiary that directly provides senior mortgage financing secured by commercial real estate assets, with a focus on senior bridging loans secured by commercial mortgages in the New York metropolitan area. .


CLAIMS AGAINST PRIEST FOUND CREDIBLE: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn removed a priest from active ministry after an allegation of sexual abuse against him was found to be credible. The Independent Diocesan Review Panel investigated a 1970s minor sexual abuse complaint against 86-year-old Peter Mahoney based on information received through the Brooklyn Diocese reporting line on October 2, 2020, and on this date was transmitted to the police and was returned for investigation. The alleged abuse took place between 1975 and 1978 while Reverend Mahoney was serving at St. Martin of Tours in Brooklyn.

While the actions of the diocese should not be construed as a judgment of guilt at this time, it recognizes that wrongdoing may have taken place. Withdrawal from public ministry means Mahoney is prohibited from celebrating Mass publicly or exercising public ministry, residing in an ecclesiastical residence, and his name will also be added to the list of accused priests credibly on the diocese’s website from Brooklyn.


REPORT: THE DIGITAL GAMES INDUSTRY HAS STRENGTHENED THE NYC ECONOMY; The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment announced the results of the 2021 New York Digital Game Industry Economic Impact Study, which details the importance of the sector and its contribution to New York City’s economy. The report’s main findings conclude that by 2020, the industry supported 7,600 jobs, $ 762 million in wages and $ 2 billion in economic output. The number of jobs in the industry has tripled since 2008, with industry professionals earning an average annual salary of $ 106,000, 14% more than the citywide average annual salary of $ 93,000.

The The “Made in NY” logo has now been extended to digital games, and a “Made in NY” marketing program for digital games will be launched in 2022.


WORK OF BAY RIDGE PASTOR DOCUMENTARY FEATURES: New Documentary Series Launching In December To Star Reverend Khader El-Yateem, an Arab-American Lutheran pastor from Bay Ridge who ran for city council. that of Ahmed Mansour Brooklyn inchallah heads to WORLD Channel’s America ReFramed documentary series on Tuesday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m. EST, 7:00 p.m. Central / 9:00 p.m. Pacific.

The film will also begin streaming for free on worldchannel.org, www.amdoc.org and on the PBS app, tell about Pastor El-Yateem’s work to unite the community and overcome voter reluctance, voter misinformation, prejudices and other challenges.


BROOKLYN PROJECTS IN PILOT CLIMATE PREP PROGRAM: a new pilot program that will help ensure that the city’s new infrastructure and public amenities are prepared for the worsening impacts of climate change, coastal storm surge, chronic high tide flooding and extreme heat. As part of this program, 23 agencies in the capital will begin to design and build dozens of new projects using NYC’s Climate Resilience Design Guidelines, which were developed by the Mayor’s Office for Resilience. climate change (MOCR) using cutting-edge science and research.

Brooklyn plans include an overhaul of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Canarsie Library branch, Kingsborough Community College hot water piping distribution, Brooklyn Army Terminal elevators, construction the Sunset Park sub-district school in Brooklyn, the Brownsville Community Center, Gowanus Green and an unspecified renovated affordable housing project.


CONGRESS THREAT CONDEMNATION: United States District Judge Pamela K. Chen of Brooklyn Federal Court sentenced Brendan Hunt on Monday to 19 months in jail for threatening to assault and murder members of the United States Congress in an attempt to obstruct, obstruct and intimidate those members. Hunt, the son of a retired Queens judge, posted a video about the murder of senators on BitChute, an internet video-sharing site, two days after the Jan.6 assault on the U.S. Capitol. United, and Hunt made additional dangerous threats, urging his viewers to violence.

Hunt was convicted of assault and threat to murder after a jury trial in April 2021, which was the first trial to address the aftermath of the Capitol uprising.


ALUMNUS ESTABLISHES FUND TO HELP OTHER VETERANS: Marshall Kaplan, Brooklyn College class of 1949 and WWII veteran, donated $ 500,000 to support other Brooklyn College veterans and students. The Marshall Kaplan Veteran Scholars Fund was established at Brooklyn College to provide emergency student support, academic enrichment, internship and career development, and links to professional opportunities for the veteran student body.

Enlisted in the Army during WWII after entering Brooklyn College, the Major in Political Science was assigned to the Transportation Corps. Upon his return, Kaplan graduated from Brooklyn College in 1949

Marshall Kaplan, class of 1949 and WWII veteran, alongside Brooklyn College President Michelle J. Anderson.
Photo courtesy of Brooklyn College

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