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Members of the coalition supporting the inclusion of racial-impact assessment in the environmental review process, including State Sen. Julia Salazar (at far right) and Assemblywoman Maritza Davila (in grey coat) rally on Sunday.

Proposing a Study of Racial Impact in Rezonings

Brooklyn, Housing, New York January 16, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Public officials and community advocates called on the city to include a racial impact study as part of the review conducted prior to neighborhood rezonings, report City Limits and Kings County Politics.

My Luis Garden Acosta

My Luis Garden Acosta

Brooklyn, History, Latino, Opinion January 14, 2019 at 5:22 pm

A longtime friend of Luis Garden Acosta remembers the civic leader who died on Jan. 8.

NYC Health Profiles, Community by Community

NYC Health Profiles, Community by Community

Bronx, Brooklyn, Communities, Health, Manhattan, New York, Queens, Staten Island January 11, 2019 at 5:50 pm

NYC’s Health Department released the 2018 Community Health Profiles, which showed improvements in some measures – but room for further improvement in others.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, center, and City Council Member Robert Cornegy Jr., to his left, announces they are asking the federal, state and city to investigate the city's Third Party Transfer program. (Photo by Stephen Witt via Kings County Politics)

Responding to Mayor’s Call for Distressed Housing Seizures

Brooklyn, Housing, New York January 11, 2019 at 2:20 pm

According to Kings County Politics, City Council member Robert Cornegy, Jr. expressed his concerns about the city “expanding a policy that has already proven deeply problematic for black and brown homeowners.”

Protesters marched against the Trump administration’s decision to rescind TPS for 60,000 Haitians. (Photo via The Haitian Times)

Trial Over Haitian TPS Lawsuit Starts

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration January 7, 2019 at 5:19 pm

BK Reader and The Haitian Times report that a federal trial started Monday over a lawsuit filed in Brooklyn on the government’s “unlawful termination” of temporary protected status, the first of its kind.

Here’s how the street signs would look like. (Photo from PAYO via Bklyner)

A New Name for ‘Little Pakistan’

Brooklyn, South Asian January 3, 2019 at 2:10 pm

The slice of Coney Island Avenue known as “Little Pakistan” will be co-named “Muhammad Ali Jinnah Way” after the country’s founder, reports Bklyner.

Participants in the annual Kwanzaa Crawl will visit black-owned businesses on Dec. 26, the first day of Kwanzaa, which is called Umoja, or “unity.” (Photo by Deneka Peniston via Brooklyn Paper)

Holiday Crawls from Brooklyn to the Bronx

Bronx, Brooklyn, Business, Food December 21, 2018 at 4:06 pm

Brooklyn Paper covers the Dec. 26 Kwanzaa Crawl to support Black-owned bars and restaurants while Bronx Times joins a food tour of shops in the borough’s Little Italy.

(Photo courtesy Mayday Space/Facebook via BK Reader)

A Space for Resistance at ‘Mayday’

Brooklyn, Social Services December 18, 2018 at 2:45 pm

Mayday Space in Bushwick provides a venue for socially-conscious initiatives that serve marginalized communities, reports BK Reader.

‘Brooklyn Before’ in Photographs

‘Brooklyn Before’ in Photographs

Brooklyn, Culture, History, Puerto Rican, Western European December 17, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Photographer Larry Racioppo evokes South Brooklyn of more than four decades ago. Bklyner spoke with him about his book and current retrospective.

Rev. Khader El-Yateem shaking hands with City Councilmember Justin Brannan. (Photo by John Alexander via Brooklyn Reporter)

El-Yateem Returns to Bay Ridge for ‘Father K’

Brooklyn, Culture, Middle Eastern December 13, 2018 at 5:48 pm

Rev. Khader El-Yateem attended a screening in Bay Ridge of a film based on his City Council campaign and the political activism that continued in the Arab community after his loss. Brooklyn Reporter covered the event.

“There are stakeholders within this city who do not want our children in those schools,” said Mutale Nkonde, a district parent with two children, at a forum on specialized high schools. “Ultimately, these are our children who we’re sending into potentially hostile environments.” (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

Specialized High School Concerns in Bed-Stuy

Black, Brooklyn, Education December 12, 2018 at 6:04 pm

At a public meeting in Bedford-Stuyvesant with education department officials, parents voiced unease over the environment Black and Latino students face in specialized high schools, reports Chalkbeat.

Underground Radio Stations Make Caribbean Voices Heard

Underground Radio Stations Make Caribbean Voices Heard

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Media, Video December 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Learn about the history and appeal of underground Caribbean radio stations in Brooklyn in this BRIC TV video.

The Scandinavian Christmas Ball at the Danish Club in Bay Ridge on Dec. 9 (Photo by Arthur de Gaeta via Brooklyn Reporter)

‘A Coming-Home-to-Brooklyn Scandinavian Party’

Brooklyn, Culture, Northern Europe, Traditions December 11, 2018 at 5:17 pm

The Scandinavian community in Bay Ridge kept traditions alive at the annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball at the Danish Club of Brooklyn, reports Brooklyn Reporter.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

The Stories of ‘Muslims in Brooklyn’

Brooklyn, Muslim December 10, 2018 at 3:05 pm

Brooklyn Historical Society unveiled “Muslims in Brooklyn,” an oral history project that collected the stories of 50 people through interviews, reports Bklyner.

The official movie poster for “FATHER K.” (Photo courtesy of 1001 Media via Brooklyn Reporter)

El-Yateem Documentary Screening in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics December 7, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Palestinian Lutheran pastor Khader El-Yateem’s election loss was only the beginning for young Arab Americans in Bay Ridge. “FATHER K,” a documentary on his campaign and the aftermath, will be screened this weekend, writes Brooklyn Reporter.