Post Tagged with: "Williamsburg"

Fieles salen de una misa en la La iglesia Transfiguración en Brooklyn.
Foto: EDLP / Víctor Matos

Gentrification Threatens Future of Hispanic Churches in Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Latino, Religion December 8, 2012 at 12:06 am

As Williamsburg ushers in modern buildings and affluent residents, many houses of worship face dwindling congregation numbers as a result of displaced worshipers, reports El Diario La Prensa.

The band Friend Roulette playing at Zebulon on April 2011. (Photo by Stefi Sakata via Flickr, Creative Common License)

Popular French Venue Zebulon Closing This Week

Brooklyn, Business, Culture December 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm

A popular meeting place for French people in New York, the Zebulon bar in Brooklyn will close definitively this Sunday after eight years of live music, France-Amérique reports.

In Williamsburg’s Orthodox Section, It’s ‘No Sleeves, No Service’

Brooklyn, Business, Religion July 30, 2012 at 4:35 pm

New York City customers are used to abiding by the “no shoes, no service” rules posted in many restaurants and stores. But dress codes that ban shorts, sleeveless shirts and low-cut necklines in Williamsburg’s Orthodox Jewish section have drawn criticism and started a debate on the limits of religious freedom, reports The Jewish Press.

A still from the YouTube video "Caffe Capri," by Casimir Nozkowski.

Video: Iced Coffee the Italian Way

Business, Featured Posts, Food, Video June 20, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Caffe Capri, run for almost 40 years by Sarah Devita and her brother-in-law Joseph Rinaldi, is an institution in the Italian immigrant community of East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Videographer Casimir Nozkowski offers a glimpse of the coffee shop, its regulars and the iced coffee it is famous for.

Meilyn Soto grows basil, blueberries and flowers at Holy Spirit Community Garden in the Los Sures neighborhood of South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Photo by Carolina Ledezma/EDLP)

Patches of Green Spread Through Southside Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Environment May 3, 2012 at 3:47 pm

In the Latino neighborhood of south Williamsburg known as Los Sures, where open space is scarce and asthma rates are high, eyesore empty lots have become green gardens for residents as part of the “Green Light District” project by the neighborhood organization El Puente, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Opinion: ‘The Time has Come for American Jews to go on a Strictly Non-Kosher Diet’

Brooklyn, Food, In the News, Middle Eastern, Opinion February 13, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Even as the movement to boycott products from Israel in protest of that nation’s treatment of Palestinians gathers steam, The Jewish Daily Forward drew attention to another call to boycott Israeli products — this one from within the Jewish community, and for very different reasons. Shmarya Rosenberg writes in the Forward that consumers who do not want to support a hard-line anti-Zionist ultra-orthodox movement should avoid foods that bear the seal of the Badatz Yerushalayim kosher supervision, as well as that of the Brooklyn-based Central Rabbinical Congress.

Judge: city housing plan boosts segregation

African American, Brooklyn, Housing, In the News, New York January 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

A state judge has ruled that a planned Brooklyn housing development would violate federal law and increase segregation in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Amsterdam News reports that Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to appeal the decision of state judge Emily Goodman.