Post Tagged with: "Crown Heights"

Atticus Lish at a Sunset Park mosque, where he did research for his book “Preparation for the Next Life.” (Photo by Tyler J. Kelley via The Brooklyn Paper)

Brooklyn Author’s Sources of Inspiration

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Muslim February 3, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Different neighborhoods and spots in New York, including a mosque and Islamic school, served as inspiration for a critically acclaimed new novel, The Brooklyn Paper reports.

Natasha Creese relaxing with family and friends after a Sunday lunch. She recently faced a 112 percent rent hike.
(Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Some Crown Heights Rents Soar

Brooklyn, Housing January 29, 2015 at 3:15 pm

New landlords in Crown Heights are revoking “preferential” rents and imposing staggering increases on residents, City Limits reports.

New police recruits getting a tour of Harlem from Rev. Vernon Williams (Photo by Bill Moore via The Amsterdam News)

Confronting Gun Violence in NYC

African American, Brooklyn, Crime, New York, Youth July 10, 2014 at 5:16 pm

In three articles, the Amsterdam News reports on community action to oppose the shootings and violence which appear to have picked up in certain NYC neighborhoods this summer.

Renters and activists rallied recently on Union St. in Crown Heights (Photo by UHAB via Brooklyn Bureau)

Tenants Union Protests Landlord Actions in Crown Heights

Brooklyn, Housing March 4, 2014 at 4:53 pm

About 50 residents and activists protested against landlords trying to remove tenants from rent-stabilized apartments in Crown Heights, Brooklyn Bureau reports.

Brownstones in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Photo via Our Time Press)

Preserving the African-American Legacy of Brooklyn Neighborhoods

Black, Brooklyn, Housing, In the News February 6, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Some residents say debates about “gentrification” have become stale in neighborhoods such as Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights, Our Time Press reports.

Yuda Schlass makes his $15 sandwiches in his kitchen. (Photo by Helen Chernikoff via The Jewish Week)

Hipster and Hasid in Edible Harmony

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish January 29, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Yuda Schlass runs the Hassid+Hipster sandwich shop, one of several eateries in Brooklyn that intertwine the two iconic subcultures of the borough, reports The Jewish Week.

Robert Cornegy has won the Democratic nomination to represent the District 36 seat for City Council, over two weeks after the primary elections took place. (Photo from campaign website)

Closest City Council Race Has a Winner

African American, Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Politics October 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Gotham Gazette reports that 17 days after the primary elections and following a paper ballot recount, there’s a winner in the City Council Democratic primary for Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights.

Photos from their campaign websites

Still Counting in Closest City Council Race

African American, Brooklyn, Politics September 27, 2013 at 5:25 pm

The Democratic primary race for the City Council seat in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights could drag into October, reports the Amsterdam News. As a recount starts and amidst allegations of voting irregularities, Robert Cornegy leads Kirsten John Foy by a mere 68 votes.

A unique community of Hasidic rebels is carving out a niche for itself in Brooklyn (Photo by Avi Crevoshay via The Jewish Daily Forward).

An Alternative Hasidic Movement Grows in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, In the News, Religion, Traditions February 28, 2013 at 5:58 pm

A Chabad Hasidic community open to gays, women and veganism is coming together in ultra-orthodox Crown Heights, The Jewish Daily Forward reports.

Meytex Cafe (Photos by Braden Ruddy, Owen Dodd and Rob Navarro of Global Soccer, Global NYC)

Following the Fans of the African Cup of Nations

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Sports February 7, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Bloggers from Global Soccer, Global NYC were at Meytex Cafe, a social center for the Ghanian community in Brooklyn, to witness the tremendous cheers for the Black Stars at the Africa Cup of Nations.

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.

Interfaith president and CEO Luis A. Hernandez said the hospital, "was a victim of New York state’s drastic Medicaid reductions in 2010." (Photo by David Kene/Amsterdam News)

Interfaith Hospital Files for Chapter 11

Brooklyn, Health, Social Services December 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Amsterdam News reports that with 65 percent of Interfaith’s patients relying on Medicaid or related care, funding has been hard to come by after Albany slashed Medicaid funding in 2010. Its options may be limited now to going bankrupt or merging with other hospitals.

Fi2W workshop participant Nina Agrawal conducting an interview in Union Square. (Photo: Jocelyn Gonzales/Fi2W)

Immigrants of Greenmarket Speak Out

Food, Immigration August 1, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds introduces us to immigrant vendors at the Union Square Greenmarket and takes us to Crown Heights, where a “Trinidad Chinese style” restaurant thrives in the local West Indian community.

Rabbi Benyamin Kosofsky teaches from a computer screen in Crown Heights. (Photo via The Jewish Week)

For Students Around the Globe, Jewish Online School Bell Rings in Brooklyn

Education, Religion May 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm

The Chabad Lubavitch movement has made strides when it comes to online education — creating the world’s first fully web-based school of Judaic studies. The Brooklyn-based Shluchim Online School has an online community of students in 36 different countries, reported Jewish Week.

The indigenous Mexican band Sak Tzevul seeks to address violence against Mexicans on their current tour. (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Voices in Focus: In Divided Crown Heights, Teens Seek Connection

Culture, Health, Mexican May 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Four Caribbean teenagers’ mission to learn about their Lubavitch neighbors in Crown Heights; an indigenous Mexican band speaks out against violence against Mexicans in the United States; study links literacy, math skills to medication errors; and a massive rooftop farm for Sunset Park.