Post Tagged with: "Crown Heights"

Bedford Union Armory in Brooklyn (Photo via Kings County Politics)

A Job Training Deal for a Brooklyn Armory Development

Brooklyn, Labor, Real Estate April 14, 2017 at 12:31 pm

The developer of the Bedford Union Armory in Brooklyn has reached an agreement with 32BJ SEIU to provide on-site training to help local residents to obtain employment in the buildings services business, Kings County Politics reports.

Protesting the Bedford Union Armory development. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

The ‘Whitening’ of Crown Heights

Brooklyn, Housing March 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Amsterdam News reports on a new study that challenges the affordability of planned development at the Bedford Union Armory in Crown Heights.

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Kosher Pizza Dispute Settled in Rabbinical Court

Business, Food, Jewish March 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm

In reporting on how a pizza parlor brought a rival to rabbinical court, The Forward looks at how much influence the court, and Jewish law, have in Hasidic Brooklyn.

(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.”

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.

One of the murals inside the Black Lady Theatre shows an African woman as slave ships approach. (Photo by Caleb Caldwell via Brooklyn Paper)

Black Lady Theatre Reopens After 18 Years

Black, Brooklyn, Culture October 14, 2016 at 11:58 am

For the first time in nearly two decades, the Black Lady Theatre in Crown Heights will be open for public viewing to educate visitors on what served as a crucial meeting point for the Black empowerment movement in the 1980s, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Congregation Kol Israel president Fred Polaniecki and comic artist Fabrice Sapolsky are joining forces to create the first ever Jewish Comic Con. (Photo by Caleb Caldwell via Brooklyn Paper)

Brooklyn Synagogue to Host Jewish Comic Con

Brooklyn, Culture, Jewish October 13, 2016 at 4:08 pm

The first-ever Jewish Comic Con, which will take place at Congregation Kol Israel in Crown Heights in November, is open to all, organizers tell Brooklyn Paper.

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.

Rabbi Eli Cohen of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council and Mike Joseph from steel pan group Harmony Music Makers shake hands at the One Crown Heights festival on August 21. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini in Brooklyn Paper)

An Anniversary Marked in a Changed Crown Heights

African American, Brooklyn, History, Jewish August 24, 2016 at 6:05 pm

The Brooklyn Paper and The Jewish Press report on Crown Heights, 25 years after the turmoil that divided Black and Orthodox Jewish neighbors.

Eastern Parkway, the dividing line between north and south Crown Heights. (Photo by Shawn Hoke via City Limits)

Crown Heights, 25 Years Later

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Caribbean, History, Jewish August 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm

Twenty-five years after tensions gripped Crown Heights, numerous media outlets take a look both at the events and the lessons learned, and how the neighborhood has evolved.

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.

808 Nostrand Ave. in Crown Heights, Brooklyn where the prayer group will meet the third Saturday of every month. (Photo via Google Maps)

An Orthodox Jewish Prayer Group Led by Women

Brooklyn, Jewish, Women June 30, 2016 at 12:40 pm

At the Brooklyn Women’s Chavura, women lead the prayers while the men sit cordoned off, writes The Forward.

Cheonsoo Park showing the damage to his dry cleaners shop in Crown Heights (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korea Business Owner Stymied by Landmark Status

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian, Real Estate June 13, 2016 at 2:11 pm

The owner of a Korean dry-cleaning shop in Crown Heights that was damaged by an SUV crashing into it is unable to repair the shop right away, since both the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the NYC Buildings Department must give their approval to proceed, reports Korea Daily.

Kenton Kirby (right), head of Make It Happen, smiles with colleague David Grant (left) and a youth in the program. (Photo courtesy of Make It Happen via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange)

In Crown Heights, Helping Youth Cope

Crime, Social Services, Youth March 5, 2015 at 12:19 pm

A group called Make It Happen is helping youth in the Brooklyn neighborhood to deal with the trauma of coping with violence and crime.

Mrs. Shittu and other attendees at a baby shower at the Nigerian American Muslim Integrated Community Center (NAMIC) in Crown Heights (Photo by Samual Lieberman for Voices of NY)

In Brooklyn, Countering Views of Nigerian Muslims

African, Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Muslim, Voices' Picks February 25, 2015 at 3:20 pm

A beacon for the community in Crown Heights, the Nigerian American Muslim Integrated Community center fights misconceptions about Muslims.