Kenan Taskent (Photo by Alex Ellefson via Sheepshead Bites)

Fostering Relations Between the Police and Muslims in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Muslim, Police November 25, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Sheepshead Bites profiles Kenan Taskent, who as the Turkish-American clergy liaison for the 61st police precinct in Sheepshead Bay maintains relations between the police and the local Muslim community.

The secondhand market stalls have operated outside the St. Jacobus Church for the last two years. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Improvised ‘Little Market’ Brings Relief To Low-Income Families

Brooklyn, Business, Latino, Women November 24, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Latinas in Sunset Park achieve financial independence by selling secondhand goods outside the St. Jacobus Church in Brooklyn, El Diario reports.

At the Nov. 20 at the Pink Houses, one year after Akai Gurley's death (Photo by Chunking Jin via World Journal)

A Year After Akai Gurley’s Death

Asian, Black, Brooklyn, East Asian, Police November 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm

One year after police officer Peter Liang killed Akai Gurley at the Pink Houses, family and community members, as well as CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, rallied, reports World Journal.

Linda Sarsour (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Countering Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Muslim, New York November 20, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Arab-American activist Linda Sarsour and MPower Change urge governors and others to “stand by our commitment as a nation to refugees in need.”

The Department of Education has acknowledged that 49,000 new seats must be created throughout the city. (Photo via El Diario)

NYC Schools Severely Overcrowded

Brooklyn, Education, Queens November 17, 2015 at 3:23 pm

A report reveals that more than 100,000 additional seats are needed, especially at schools in immigrant communities, El Diario reports.

(Photo via The Brooklyn Ink)

A Home for Protests, Politics and South African Food

African, Brooklyn, Education, Food November 17, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Adding their voice to protests across South Africa against proposed tuition hikes at universities, nearly a hundred rallied in front of Madiba Restaurant in Fort Greene, with the support of its politically active owner, reports The Brooklyn Ink.

Antonio Reynoso (Photo by William Alatriste/Flickr via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Reynoso on Cleaning up North Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Dominican, Politics November 13, 2015 at 5:21 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle profiles Brooklyn City Council member Antonio Reynoso.

Photo from Nicolas Enriquez's "Bloodline" series.

Capturing Intimate Moments of the Latin Kings

Brooklyn, Latino November 12, 2015 at 2:16 pm

During his studies at the International Center of Photography, Nicolas Enriquez took on the ambitious project of photographing the private lives of members of the Latin Kings, reports Bushwick Daily.

Street vendors set up near the Sunset Park BID (Photo by Jaime DeJesus via The Home Reporter)

Street Vendors Upset Sunset Park Businesses

Brooklyn, Business November 11, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Street vendors operating illegally in Sunset Park are aggravating merchants in the Brooklyn neighborhood, reports The Home Reporter.

Naomi Jackson (Photo by Lola Flash via Ditmas Park Corner)

A Writer Reflects on Influences from Barbados to Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture November 4, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Novelist Naomi Jackson talks about the interplay of influences of the Caribbean and Brooklyn in her writing and in her life, in an interview with Ditmas Park Corner.

A Haitian Procession in Crown Heights

A Haitian Procession in Crown Heights

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video November 3, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Dance, music and a traditional Haitian procession came to the Brooklyn neighborhood Nov. 1.

Flatbush Caton Market (Photo via The Home Reporter, courtesy of Google maps)

A Renovation for Flatbush Caton Market

Brooklyn, Business, Caribbean, Housing, Real Estate November 3, 2015 at 3:07 pm

The Flatbush Caton Market will be renovated to include a new home of the market, the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and 166 affordable housing units, says The Home Reporter.

Grace Ihetu (Photo by Louise Wateridge via The Brooklyn Paper)

Ensuring Interpreters are Available for the Homeless

Brooklyn, Social Services November 2, 2015 at 4:58 pm

The Department of Homeless Services will be required to provide American Sign Language interpreters to the deaf and hard of hearing, following the settlement of a suit, writes The Brooklyn Paper.

Visitors at Industry City in Sunset Park. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Industry City: A Boon for Sunset Park?

Brooklyn, Business, Real Estate October 28, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Industry City is drawing more tenants, and more critics. South Slope News and City Limits cover the development of the Sunset Park waterfront complex.

Pianist Lang Lang (center in dark grey jacket) with students at PS 13 in Brooklyn (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Lang Lang Teaches Piano at P.S. 13

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Education, Youth October 27, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Chinese pianist Lang Lang visited PS 13 in Brooklyn, Sing Tao daily reports, as part of his foundation’s mission to educate and inspire a new generation of music lovers and performers.