Post Tagged with: "Williamsburg"

No more room: Housing activists, including some Orthodox Jews, say a segment of Hasidics have moved into nearly all the affordable housing in the Broadway Triangle, and have blocked out other Jews, Latinos, and blacks. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via The Brooklyn Paper)

Discriminatory Housing Development in Williamsburg?

Black, Brooklyn, Housing, Jewish, Latino January 21, 2015 at 4:49 pm

A coalition of 40 housing activists wants the city to halt development in the Broadway Triangle neighborhood, claiming apartments are being constructed to serve mostly Hasidic Jewish families, The Brooklyn Paper reports.

Making Art from Toys

Making Art from Toys

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks January 12, 2015 at 12:33 pm

Japanese artist Shu Ohno makes sculptures from toys and other found objects and calls them “The Doodles.”

Exterior of John Avelluto's Bay Ridge bar, the Owl's Head. (Photo by Daniel Stein-Sayles via City Limits)

In Brooklyn, Unequal Support of the Arts

Brooklyn, Culture January 8, 2015 at 3:01 pm

In New York’s hip borough of Brooklyn, some neighborhoods receive paltry support for the arts, City Limits reports.

Sheia Goldstein (Photos by Jake Becker for  Voices of NY)

In Borough Park, Ex-Convict Remakes His Life

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Jewish, Voices' Picks December 9, 2014 at 4:19 pm

Ex-convict Sheia Goldstein attempts to construct a new, observant life in Borough Park, Brooklyn.

State Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna, and Los Sures Executive Director Ramon Peguero were all present for the inauguration. (Photo by Thomas Servello via Greenpoint Gazette)

Los Sures Helps Renovate for Seniors

Brooklyn, Housing, Seniors November 14, 2014 at 1:59 pm

The tenant group Los Sures helped renovate a 56-unit building for seniors in Williamsburg, Greenpoint Gazette reports.

J.Crew opened its doors in Williamsburg on Friday. (Photo by Matthew Taub via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Chain Store Debate Grows, Again, Out of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Business October 1, 2014 at 3:29 pm

As national retailers take over Williamsburg streets, a Brooklyn Brief article considers both sides of the chain store debate and the often conflicting conclusions.

Mural in progress (Photo courtesy of El Puente via Home Reporter)

Williamsburg Mural Paints Cultural Roots

Brooklyn, Culture August 4, 2014 at 4:15 pm

A mural from the nonprofit El Puente will illustrate the multicultural roots and stories gleaned from interviews with residents, reports Home Reporter.

The giglio procession in Williamsburg (Photo by Brooklyn Media Group via Home Reporter)

Giglio Feast Celebrated in Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Culture, Traditions, Western European July 18, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Home Reporter writes about celebrants honoring the memory of St. Paulinus with the Italian Giglio Feast in Brooklyn.

Gerry Eastman (Photo via Amsterdam News)

In Williamsburg, a Black Music Venue Staves Off Gentrification

Black, Brooklyn, Culture May 7, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Gerry Eastman, one of the few remaining black building owners in the neighborhood, runs a center where black music can thrive, reports Amsterdam News.

Fashion Over Biking by Áine Pennello

Do Beards a Biker Make?

Featured Posts, Jewish, Video, Voices' Picks March 17, 2014 at 12:13 pm

In Williamsburg, cycling advocates try to win over Hasidic Jews to the joys of biking.

(Photo from Feet in 2 Worlds video)

Keeping Latino Past Alive in Gentrified Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Culture, History, Housing, In the News, Latino June 12, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds goes on a tour of the south side of Williamsburg with Ramon Peguero, head of Los Sures. The 41-year-old non-profit helps longtime Latino locals with affordable housing and also strives to keep the community’s history and culture intact amidst heavy gentrification.

Mafia controls street vendors in Queens (photo by :  Archivo/La Opinión)

Hats Off to 65-Year-Old Brooklyn Store

Brooklyn, Culture, Demographics, Religion, Voices' Picks June 5, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Bencraft Hatters, of Williamsburg and Boro Park, supplies a wide variety of hats to a diverse clientele, from hipsters to the Lubavitch community. A video by the Jewish Daily Forward offers a glimpse into this family business that’s not having trouble finding customers.

Day laborers wait for work in the Jewish section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario-La Prensa)

Latinos Learn Hasidic Customs at Work

Culture, In the News, Labor, Latino, Religion, Traditions April 3, 2013 at 12:44 pm

El Diario-La Prensa looks at the relationship between Latino workers and their Orthodox Jewish employers, from the workers who adjust to religious customs, to the community organizers who work to bridge the gap between the two groups.

Livia Lopez and her daughter, Jocelyn, attend a construction training session for day laborers in Queens, N.Y. (Photo by Amy Lieberman/Women's eNews)

Women Day Laborers Knock Down Walls

In the News, Labor February 27, 2013 at 10:42 pm

On two street corners in New York, women seek work, a sight not present anywhere else in the country, finds a Women’s eNews article. In Williamsburg, it’s primarily house cleaning but a few have started venturing into construction.

Posters in Brooklyn call on Jewish women to abide by ultra-Orthodox standards of ‘modesty.’ (Photo via The Jewish Daily Forward.)

Inside Brooklyn’s Feared Hasidic Modesty Patrols

Brooklyn, Crime, History, In the News, Religion December 28, 2012 at 3:07 pm

One of the most striking ironies of the trial of Nechemya Weberman is that the counselor convicted of sexually abusing a minor was a member of Williamsburg’s Va’ad Hatznius, or modesty patrol, The Jewish Daily Forward reports.