(Governor Cuomo with Sidney Walton and his son Paul – provided by the Governor’s office)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo met with WWII veteran Sidney Walton, 99, at the State Capitol and presented him with the Governor’s Medal for Public Service on Friday, May 18.
Mr. Walton, a New York native, is currently on a “No Regrets Tour” of the United States that aims to give anyone hoping to meet a WWII veteran the opportunity to do so.
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(Troy Booker scoring on a 25-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Fort Hamilton Tigers roared past Flushing 38-6 on Saturday afternoon in Bay Ridge to improve their record to 4-3 on the season.
This was the home finale for the Tigers, winners of three straight, and they finish the season at Grand Street this Saturday and at rival Erasmus Hall on Sunday, November 6th.
As has been the case for most of the season, Fort Hamilton was led by their dynamic duo of Seba Nekhet and Troy Booker.
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(Photos by Jason Schott)
The Fort Hamilton Tigers reached .500, at 3-3 on the season, with a big win in their Bay Ridge/Bensonhurst neighborhood rivalry game with the New Utrecht Utes, 26-24, on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers were led by quarterback Seba Nekhet, who did it with his arm and on the ground. He threw for a touchdown pass to Jemar Hamilton at the end of the first half, and he completed five of six passes for 52 yards. Nekhet had 10 carries for 48 yards and a touchdown.
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(Wagner scoring a touchdown in the third quarter – Photos by Jason Schott)
The Fort Hamilton Tigers lost a tough one to Wagner, 36-30, on Sunday afternoon in Bay Ridge.
The Tigers coughed up a 24-14 lead in this one and fell to 1-3 on the season.
Fort Hamilton Head Coach Daniel Perez said of the loss, “I feel for the seniors. We’re fighting for playoff positioning and to have a tough loss like this. The game we had in hand, and then they came out and it felt like all the breaks were going their way, and sometimes, you know, that’s how the football Gods are. You try to change the momentum, but the momentum was just too much to overcome.”
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The Fort Hamilton Tigers earned their first win of the season with a hard-fought win over Boys and Girls High School, 38-24, on Saturday afternoon in Bay Ridge.
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One of the landmark cultural events of the summer, AfroPunk Brooklyn, took place at Commodore Barry Park on August 27 and 28.
The annual festival brought acts like Ice Cube, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Living Color, and Young Fathers, to the stage, with some of the most creative people in Brooklyn looking on.
The appeal of AfroPunk is that the people in the crowd are the stars that turned it into a global phenomenon.
BrooklynFans.com Photographer LolitaLens captured these moments from the festival:
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Bushwick is home to some very unique art, created by a group of accomplished street artists known as The Bushwick Collective.
Enjoy this photo essay chronicling what goes into their street art:
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