Savas Boyraz at Open Source Gallery. (Photo by Donny Levit / South Slope News)

Portraits of Kurdish Guerilla Fighters Displayed in Park Slope

Asian, Brooklyn, Culture October 9, 2015 at 6:08 pm

Portraits featuring Kurdish Guerilla fighters are on display in a gallery in Park Slope, reports South Slope News.

Edwardo Torres with his son Calvin, who goes to one of Success Academy’s charter schools. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Charter Schools Size Up Against the Mayor

Brooklyn, Education October 8, 2015 at 3:36 pm

More than 10,000 people gathered to demand better facilities for charter schools from Mayor Bill de Blasio, El Diario reports.

(Photo via Russkaya Reklama)

Brooklyn Center Haven for Traditional Dance From the Caucasus

Brooklyn, Culture, Jewish, Traditions, Youth October 7, 2015 at 5:37 pm

At the the Kavkazi Jewish Youth Center, Tovushi, in Sheepshead Bay, children learn Lezginka, a dance native to the Caucasus, reports Russkaya Reklama.

Walking dogs is Gedalya Gottenger's labor of love. (Photo via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Williamsburg Man Defends His Love for Dogs

Brooklyn, Culture, Jewish October 5, 2015 at 7:39 pm

One Hasidic Jew turns his love for dogs into a dog walking service despite a long-standing fear of them in his community, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

Combatting Immigrant Fraud in Brooklyn

Combatting Immigrant Fraud in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Immigration, Video September 29, 2015 at 7:09 pm

At a forum in Sunset Park, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson and others spoke to immigrants about scams targeting their communities, and efforts by the borough to combat exploitation.

Sunny Mui and Bill Olsen in front of Mui's grocery at Olsen's old address in Sunset Park (Photo by Jane Zhang for Sing Tao Daily)

Fifty Years Later, a Norwegian Finds a Different Sunset Park

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian, History, Manhattan, Western European September 29, 2015 at 5:41 pm

A Norwegian American who grew up in Sunset Park returns to find many changes, and the area is due for still more modernization as a hub of New York’s Chinese community. Sing Tao Daily writes about the neighborhood in three articles.

Brooklyn Rebuild Immigrant Community and Knowledge (BRICK) has offered space but there is still no funding for a teacher. The women meet there to organize their next steps to obtain funding for the classes. (Photo by Shannon Geis/Ditmas Park Corner)

English Learners Speak Out to Get Classes Back

Brooklyn, Education, Social Services, Women September 25, 2015 at 4:02 pm

A group of immigrant women in Ditmas Park who had attended local English classes together are now getting an education in advocacy instead, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

Storytelling and a Mother-and-Son Success Story in Nueva York

Storytelling and a Mother-and-Son Success Story in Nueva York

Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Mexican, New York, Puerto Rican, South American September 24, 2015 at 5:16 pm

The latest episode of CUNY TV’s “Nueva York” features three artists who tell stories through photography, music and movies. And a mother and son who went from selling goods out of a van to owning a bodega and restaurant in Williamsburg.

Protestors outside the DCP review session on September 21 (Photo by Abigail Savitch-Lew via City Limits)

Planning for a New East New York

Brooklyn, Business, Housing, Real Estate September 22, 2015 at 3:09 pm

The East New York rezoning proposal has yet to be approved, but it is coming under fire for a number of reasons, City Limits reports.

A Peace March in Crown Heights

A Peace March in Crown Heights

Black, Brooklyn, Crime, Featured Posts, Video September 18, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Dozens marched for peace in Crown Heights Sept. 17 in response to recent violent crimes in the area, including the fatal shooting of Carey Gabay.

Abeer Hoque reading the words of murdered Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy, whose image is projected behind her  at the PEN American Center event, Unslain Words (Photo by William Mathis for Voices of NY)

Bangladeshi Writers Honor the Silenced

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Religion, South Asian September 18, 2015 at 4:33 pm

In the wake of the murder of bloggers in Bangladesh, Bangladeshi writers spoke out recently at a PEN American Center meeting in support of free speech and secularism.

Guatemalans celebrated their independence with piñatas representing the ousted politicians. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Guatemalans Celebrate Independence with Humor

Brooklyn, Central American, Government September 15, 2015 at 2:48 pm

The celebration of Guatemala’s independence day in NYC was defined by the recent resignation and jailing of President Otto Pérez-Molina, El Diario reports.

Performances from Chinese Theatre Works, dressed in the Kun opera style. (Photo by Stephen Kaplin via The Brooklyn Paper)

A Night of Chinese Opera and Salsa

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Latino September 10, 2015 at 4:53 pm

As part of the BEAT Festival in Brooklyn, “Ocaso: A Performance Adventure” brings together Chinese opera and salsa dancing to reflect Sunset Park’s Chinese and Latino communities, reports The Brooklyn Paper.

El Cantón is located behind train tracks in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

A Latino Homeless Community Survives in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Latino September 9, 2015 at 1:59 pm

The “El Cantón” commune is the only protection for a group of homeless immigrants, most of them Guatemalan, El Diario reports.

Kensington women organized an August vigil for 13-year-old Samiul Alam Rajon, who was attacked and killed in Sylhet. (Photo by Sania Ahmed via Open City Magazine)

Bangladeshi in Brooklyn Rally

Brooklyn, South Asian September 8, 2015 at 11:52 am

Bangladeshi in Brooklyn came together to rally against violent incidents in Bangladesh, Open City reports.