Post Tagged with: "Brooklyn"

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Lawsuit Against Brooklyn’s City Point Project Threatens Local Jobs

Brooklyn, Economy, Labor May 10, 2013 at 5:22 pm

A legal battle has erupted between politicians-backed unions and a developer over the hiring of local nonunion workers at the massive City Point project in downtown Brooklyn, reports Our Time Press.

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Brownsville Voters Thinking Liu, de Blasio, Quinn, not so Much Thompson

African American, Brooklyn, Politics April 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm

As the New York City mayoral race starts heating up, residents in one of Brooklyn’s many low-income neighborhoods are still not sure who they will vote for. But they know what they want to see in a mayoral candidate, reports Brooklyn Bureau.

Kimani "Kiki" Gray, 16, of East Flatbush, was shot and killed by plainclothes NYPD officers on Saturday night. (Photo via

Opinion: East Flatbush Police ‘Notorious’ for ‘Abuse of Power’

African American, Brooklyn, Crime, Opinion March 14, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Giving context to the shooting of teenager Kimani Gray last Saturday, an opinion piece in The Indypendent, and originally in, calls the police precinct in East Flatbush one with “a long record of abuse and brutality.”

Testing literature at Brooklyn Men Konnect. For the first half of 2011, Brooklyn led the city, with 495 or 28 percent of new HIV diagnoses. More than 27,000 people in the borough are estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), second only to Manhattan, with more than 33,000 PLWHAs. (Photo by Pearl Gabel via Brooklyn Bureau)

AIDS Rises in Brooklyn, Federal Funding Drops

Brooklyn, Health, LGBTQ February 6, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Out of the five boroughs, Brooklyn has the highest number of new HIV cases. As the demographics of those infected change, however, treatment and prevention is hindered by losses in funding, reports Brooklyn Bureau.

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Brighton Beach Basement Renters, Mostly Latinos, Devastated by Damages

Brooklyn, Environment, Housing, In the News, Latino December 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Hurricane Sandy has devastated the Latino community of Brighton Beach, many of whom lived in basement apartments that were flooded and destroyed by the raising waters, The Brooklyn Bureau reported.

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Orthodox Jews Living Openly Gay

Brooklyn, Culture, LGBTQ, Religion November 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Producer Jon Kalish of The Jewish Forward spoke to four gay Orthodox Jews who struggle to find balance between their sexual orientation and a religion where homosexuality is theological taboo.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, volunteer efforts have sometimes been more visible than official government recovery work. From feeding the hungry to treating the sick to doing clean-up work in flooded houses, neighborhood groups and grassroots collectives have coordinated a multifaceted response to the storm. At left, teachers from central Brooklyn pass out batteries and other supplies to Coney Islanders in the MCU Park parking lot. (Photo by Neil deMause via City Limits)
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Volunteer Relief Groups Outpace City, Feds in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Environment, Housing, In the News November 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Residents in Brooklyn’s coastal fringes devastated by Hurricane Sandy are complaining of slow response from federal and city agencies, reports The Brooklyn Bureau. But community groups are filling the void.

Gustavo Padilla says he fears more for the living than the dead and enjoy their work. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via EDLP)

Working in Peace Among the Dead

Brooklyn, Caribbean, In the News, Labor, Puerto Rican November 8, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Employees at Green Wood cemetery such as Gustavo Padilla enjoy the tranquility and quiet of days spent gardening and restoring old tombs at the historic 174-years-old Brooklyn graveyard, El Diario La Prensa reported.

Ismael Duran is happy that cleared his name but want to set a precedent with his case. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario La Prensa)

Bodega Owner Falsely Accused Wants his Case to Help Others

Brooklyn, Business, Crime October 19, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Charges have been dropped against a Brooklyn bodega owner who was wrongfully accused of selling alcohol to an 18-year-old, but he wants to make sure other bodegueros don’t go through the same, El Diario La Prensa reported. The article was translated from Spanish.

Mitt Romney is likely to do well in a few Brooklyn districts. (Photo by Gage Skidmore via City Limits)

Blue Brooklyn has a Few Solidly Red Districts

Brooklyn, Elections 2012, Politics October 17, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Tucked away in a sea of blue, several neighborhoods in Brooklyn consistently vote Republican. The Brooklyn Bureau highlighted these areas, some of which not only lean Republican but vote heavily in the party’s favor.

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In Brooklyn’s Little Odessa, Traditions and Memories

Eastern European, Immigration September 5, 2012 at 10:08 pm

The Russian Reklama offered a glimpse into Brooklyn’s “Little Odessa,” where immigrants from the Ukrainian seaport gather.

Senator Storobin greets a passerby in front of his Brooklyn District Office on Avenue U. ( Photo by Laurent Y.Peter via TheBrooklynInk)

In Brooklyn’s ‘Super Jewish’ District, Storobin Courts Fellow Russians

Brooklyn, Elections 2012, Politics September 5, 2012 at 10:04 am

The Brooklyn Ink offered a glimpse into the campaign of David Storobin, the Republican incumbent state Senator from Brooklyn’s District 27, who is running for re-election barely six months after he narrowly won a special election to replace disgraced state senator Carl Kruger.

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Voices in Focus: Continued Strife Over Nets Arena

Culture, Education August 24, 2012 at 12:31 pm

In today’s roundup: continued dissent over the new Nets Arena in Brooklyn; an organization that promotes traditional Dominican music; a Mexican musician who fashions instruments from scrap wood; bilingual Department of Motor Vehicles documents; and the first high school in the state to offer Portuguese classes.

Where boats will dock for loading and unloading trash. You can see the Marine Basin Marina in the background. Photo by Jen Fiorentino via The Brooklyn Ink

Outrage Over Plans For a Bensonhurst Marine Trash-Transfer Station

Brooklyn, Environment August 22, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Residents in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn are outraged by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s green light to build a marine trash-transfer station in the area, reports The Brooklyn Ink.

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With Perennial Candidate Disqualified, a Haitian-American Gets Her Shot

Elections 2012, Politics August 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

The withdrawal of a perennial candidate for Brooklyn’s 42nd Assembly District clears the field for a serious challenge to the seat’s longtime incumbent, Rhoda Jacobs, from the Haitian-American Rodneyse Bichotte, the Haitian Times reported.