Post Tagged with: "Kensington"

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Supporting Bangladeshi Students

Brooklyn, South Asian, Women, Youth August 9, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Bklyner covers a rally by members of the Bangladeshi community in support of student protesters in Bangladesh.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Bengali New Year in Kensington

Brooklyn, Culture, South Asian April 16, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Kensington residents celebrated the Bengali New Year with events that included a magic show and parade, and a performance by a Brazilian drumline, reports Bklyner.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via BKLYNER)

Congregation Wants Kensington Mosque Reopened

Brooklyn, Muslim, South Asian December 5, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Bklyner reports that the congregation of Masjid Nur Al-Islam in Kensington is taking legal action to unlock the doors of the mosque and take it back from the man with the keys – their former imam.

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Brooklyn School Hosts Black History Month Music Fest

Black, Brooklyn, Education February 9, 2017 at 4:03 pm

P.S. 130 in Kensington will hold a music festival to commemorate Black History Month, reports BKLYNER.

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Kensington Declared a ‘Hate Free Zone’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Queens January 27, 2017 at 12:38 pm

Immigrant groups organized rallies in Kensington and Jackson Heights in response to President Trump’s executive orders on immigration policies, report BKLYNER and QNS.

Community leader Mian Quadry spoke at the event. (Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)

Bangladeshis in Kensington Talk It Out After the Election

Brooklyn, Elections 2016, South Asian November 14, 2016 at 5:49 pm

A forum in Kensington organized by Bangladeshi community leaders and Council member Brad Lander gave locals an opportunity to process and speak their thoughts in the aftermath of the election, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

Watch party in Kensington (Photo by Hasiba Haq via Ditmas Park Corner)

Kensington Immigrants React to Trump Win

Brooklyn, Elections 2016, South Asian November 9, 2016 at 6:03 pm

Reaction in Kensington to Donald Trump’s win was mixed, finds Ditmas Park Corner.

Bangladesh Society members celebrate outside the voting booths on Avenue C in Kensington (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

Bangladesh Society Elects New Officers

Brooklyn, South Asian October 27, 2016 at 3:39 pm

The Bagladesh Society elections for 19 officers drew a crowd in Kensington. Ditmas Park Corner covered the event.

Bangladeshi community members in Kensington join community liaison Rubina “Ruby” Abdul (second from the left) and City Council member Brad Lander (holding ribbon) in announcing a new office annex for Bangla speakers. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

Brad Lander Opens Office for Bangla Speakers

Brooklyn, Government, Social Services, South Asian October 24, 2016 at 4:05 pm

City Council member Brad Lander will open an office annex in Kensington to help the Bangladeshi community access city services, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

(Photo courtesy of  Shahana Hanif's Twitter page)

Kensington Rally Unites Local Mosques for the First Time

Brooklyn, Muslim, South Asian August 23, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Bangladeshi community members, religious leaders and elected officials were among those who attended the Peace and Unity Rally on Aug. 21 held in response to the shooting deaths of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

Monirul Islam (left) and family, Kensington neighbor and student at Brooklyn Tech. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

Eid in Brooklyn – ‘Today is the Day We Celebrate’

Brooklyn, Muslim, Traditions July 6, 2016 at 7:57 pm

Muslims in Kensington and Ditmas Park tell Ditmas Park Corner how they celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.

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.

Mohammad Mahab and Moinul "Bappy" Alam (Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)

Seeking ‘Success’ in Little Bangladesh

Brooklyn, Social Services, South Asian June 20, 2016 at 3:09 pm

Ditmas Park Corner profiles the two activists behind initiatives in Kensington – Bangladeshi American Center of North America and Bound for Success Tutoring Center – seeking to educate and entertain South Asian and other communities.

(Photo from Avenue C Plaza /Facebook via Ditmas Park Corner)

At a Plaza, Building Community in Kensington

Brooklyn, South Asian June 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

Area residents hope to make Avenue C Plaza in Kensington a place for community events, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

The owners of the Kum Kang San restaurants, located in Korea Town, Manhattan and Flushing, Queens, are being sued for not paying minimum wage. (Gloria Medina via El Diario)

Waiters, Supermarket Workers Take a Stand on Wage Theft

Business, Labor August 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Wage theft is a perennial issue for immigrants in New York City. Two recent El Diario stories tell of low-wage immigrant workers — at a restaurant and a supermarket — fighting back against bosses that they say exploited them.