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Anthony Fongyit (Photo by Kadia Goba via Bklyner)

Reprieve for a Small Biz on Flatbush Ave.?

Brooklyn, Business, Food May 21, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Trinidad-Born Andrew Fongyit’s ice cream and vegetarian eatery on Flatbush Ave. is the latest among a number of small businesses in the area contending with the pressure of gentrification, report Bklyner and Brooklyn Paper.

Assemblywoman Rodneyse BIchotte, City Council member-elect Farah Louis and Male Democratic District Leader Josue Pierre. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Rodneyse Bichotte: ‘Queen Maker’ of Brooklyn?

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Politics May 17, 2019 at 6:02 pm

“Bichotte wins again,” writes Kings County Politics in a story on her political power in Brooklyn given her recent victories.

A past Viking Fest (Photo via Brooklyn Reporter)

A Viking Fest and Norwegian Parade in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Northern Europe May 17, 2019 at 4:01 pm

Brooklyn Reporter covers a weekend of Scandinavian festivities in Bay Ridge.

Yasmin Abdelsalam and Suzanna Moustafa handing out dates. (Photo by Arthur de Gaeta via Brooklyn Reporter)

An Iftar in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Food, Muslim May 16, 2019 at 4:43 pm

For the first time, public officials in southern Brooklyn hosted an iftar to break the fast during Ramadan, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

Sahra Nguyen, founder of the country's first specialty Vietnamese coffee importer. (Photo courtesy of Nguyen Coffee Supply via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Vietnamese Coffee and Empowerment in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Food May 16, 2019 at 4:08 pm

Nguyen Coffee Supply offers more than just coffee, founder Sahra Nguyen tells Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Farah Louis, flanked by Haitian American New York State Assemblywoman, Rodneyse Bichotte (to Louis’s immediate right) delivers victory speech Tuesday night at the Juicy Box, a Haitian-owned restaurant and lounge in Flatbush, Brooklyn. (Photo by Photo by Nelson A. King via Caribbean Life)

Farah Louis Wins Brooklyn Special Election

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Politics May 15, 2019 at 5:38 pm

After a contentious race to fill Public Advocate Jumaane Williams’ City Council seat in central Brooklyn, Farah Louis emerged victorious. Caribbean, Jewish and Brooklyn publications covered her win.

(Photo by Jorge Quinteros, Creative Commons License)

Puerto Rican Parade Slated for Bushwick

Brooklyn, Culture, Puerto Rican May 14, 2019 at 5:35 pm

The Knickerbocker Avenue Puerto Rican Day Parade returns to Bushwick after 15 years, reports Bushwick Daily.

Farah Louis (left) and Monique Chandler-Waterman (Photos via The Haitian Times)

On Haitian Americans and the Brooklyn Special Election

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Politics May 13, 2019 at 5:36 pm

Ahead of the May 14 special election for Public Advocate Jumaane Williams’ City Council seat, The Haitian Times takes a look at the role of Haitian-American voters in the district.

One of the historic houses at Weeksville Heritage Center. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Weeksville Raises More Than $200K

Black, Brooklyn, History May 13, 2019 at 4:41 pm

BK Reader and Brooklyn Daily Eagle report on a crowdfunding effort to save the Weeksville Heritage Center in Crown Heights.

China's women's basketball team played against the New York Liberty on May 9 at the Barclays Center. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Basketball Game Reflects Intricate China-US Relationship

Brooklyn, East Asian, Sports May 10, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Before a WNBA preseason game between the New York Liberty and China’s national team, Liberty owner Joseph Tsai spoke about how sports can improve relations between the two countries, reports Sing Tao Daily.

‘Flavorful Fiesta’ to Benefit Venezuelan Kids

‘Flavorful Fiesta’ to Benefit Venezuelan Kids

Brooklyn, Culture, Latino May 9, 2019 at 5:46 pm

Artists will gather for a festival in Brooklyn to benefit Venezuelan children, deeply affected by the humanitarian crisis in their country, reports Bushwick Daily.

(Campaign ad for Farah Louis via Flatbush Jewish Journal)

Reacting to a Council Race Ad in a Brooklyn Jewish Paper

Brooklyn, Jewish, Media, Politics May 7, 2019 at 4:13 pm

In the race for the 45th City Council District seat, a campaign ad for candidate Farah Louis in the Flatbush Jewish Journal has “exposed a raw nerve,” writes Kings County Politics.

A meeting was held at NYPD headquarters to discuss the protection of Muslim houses of worship during Ramadan. (Photo by Ahmed Mourad via Al Hawadeth)

Ensuring the Safety of Muslims in NYC During Ramadan

Brooklyn, Muslim, New York, Police May 7, 2019 at 3:15 pm

The NYPD sought to reassure the Muslim community that worshippers would be protected during the holy month of Ramadan, while Muslim Community Patrol talked about stepping up its volunteer activities, Al Hawadeth reports.

Models wear Herero-inspired creations by aspiring Brooklyn designers. (Photo by Paul Frangipane via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Aspiring Designers Have a Show at Brooklyn Library

Brooklyn, Culture May 6, 2019 at 5:17 pm

Designers from Brooklyn Public Library’s BKLYN Fashion Academy celebrated the Herero women of Namibia in a fashion show, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

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Serving Trinidadian Doubles in Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn, Business, Food, Video May 3, 2019 at 4:12 pm

BRIC TV takes viewers inside the A&A Bake & Doubles and Roti Shop, a winner of this year’s America’s Classics Award from the James Beard Foundation.