Brooklyn

Earlier protests in support of Fort Greene Senior Citizens Council programs  (Photo via Fort Greene Focus)

Fort Greene Senior Council Secures Space and Programs

African American, Brooklyn February 9, 2016 at 4:42 pm

A community organization in Fort Greene has been assured that its programs are safe and will continue, Our Time Press and Fort Greene Focus report.

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Learning English, History and Bomba in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Puerto Rican, Video February 5, 2016 at 5:59 pm

BRIC TV goes into the classroom of El Puente’s BombaYo art program, which teaches kids history through bomba, a traditional dance and music form of Puerto Rico.

PAK American Safety Patrol, from https://twitter.com/NYPD66Pct

A Good Year for ‘Little Pakistan’ Patrol Group

Brooklyn, Police, South Asian February 5, 2016 at 2:32 pm

The PAK American Safety Patrol, a civilian patrol group started in Brooklyn’s “Little Pakistan” after a spate of armed robberies in 2014, reports that no such robberies occurred in 2015, writes Ditmas Park Corner.

A sauna at Sandoony USA (Photo from Sandoony USA's Facebook page)

‘Extreme’ Sensations at a Russian Spa in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Eastern European February 3, 2016 at 5:05 pm

Writing in Sheepshead Bites, a Brooklyn resident recounts the “sensory overload” he experienced during his first time at a Russian banya. 

Furor Over ‘Infill’ Plan in Brooklyn

Furor Over ‘Infill’ Plan in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Housing, Video February 2, 2016 at 11:21 am

A video segment from BRIC TV on the infill plan captures the outcry of public housing residents in Brooklyn over the controversial program to build mixed-income housing on NYCHA property.

While waiting for their new mosque to be finished, Sam Huissain, left, and Kasem Alesaei warm up by a heater in a space that used to be a Burger King. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)

A Burger King Turned Temporary Mosque in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Muslim February 1, 2016 at 3:27 pm

The completion of a mosque in Sheepshead Bay has been delayed for more than a year, forcing the congregation to continue worshipping in an abandoned Burger King, reports Sheepshead Bay.

(Photo by slgckgc, Creative commons license)

A ‘Grindr Shabbat’ in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Jewish, LGBTQ, Religion January 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm

The Tablet reports on Grindr Shabbat services, which address questions about Judaism, Israel and “the intersectionality of being queer and being Jewish.”

Pro-day laborers activists ask tough action against unscrupulous contractors. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Workers Fight Back Against Wage Theft ‘Epidemic’

Brooklyn, Labor January 28, 2016 at 7:22 pm

Pro-immigration activists, domestic employees and day laborers protested what they call a ‘wage theft epidemic’ at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Step Afrika! in Brooklyn

Step Afrika! in Brooklyn

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Video January 28, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Step Afrika!, the first professional company devoted to stepping, gave high-energy performances at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.

A Brooklyn Story of Fighting Gun Violence: Part 2

A Brooklyn Story of Fighting Gun Violence: Part 2

Brooklyn, Video January 25, 2016 at 5:23 pm

In the second part of a BRIC TV series on Marlon Peterson, the anti-gun violence advocate looks to alternatives to heavy-handed approaches to tackling the violence.

Bay Ridge (Photo by Marco Poggio for Voices of NY)

In Bay Ridge, a Syrian Family Awaits Asylum

A Syrian family, living in Bay Ridge and caught between disease and war, awaits a decision on their application for asylum in the U.S.

A Brooklyn Story of Fighting Gun Violence

A Brooklyn Story of Fighting Gun Violence

Brooklyn, Video January 22, 2016 at 1:49 pm

Formerly incarcerated and now an anti-gun violence advocate, Marlon Peterson tells his story to BRIC TV.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Los Sures Does Not Look Back

Brooklyn, Dominican, Latino, Puerto Rican January 21, 2016 at 5:28 pm

Hispanics who stay in the transformed Williamsburg neighborhood remember their past without nostalgia, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Supporting Muslims in the Spirit of MLK

Supporting Muslims in the Spirit of MLK

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Muslim, Voices' Picks January 19, 2016 at 7:29 pm

In Bay Ridge, residents marched to support Muslims in the spirit of Martin Luther King.

Marcus Garvey House, Brownsville, Brooklyn (Wikipedia via The Amsterdam News)

Brownsville Reacts in a Murky Case

African American, Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Youth January 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm

The Amsterdam News went to Brownsville to speak with residents about the alleged rape that recently took place in a playground there.