Brooklyn

Kashif Hussain at Midwood rally (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Brooklyn Reacts to Christchurch Attacks

Brooklyn, Muslim March 15, 2019 at 8:30 pm

Bklyner attended a rally and Brooklyn Daily Eagle spoke to Muslim leaders in the borough to see how the community is coping in the wake of the massacres at two mosques in Christchurch.

The Brooklyn Irish LGBTQ Organization (Photo by Gabriele Holtermann-Gorden via Irish Central)

A First for the Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Parade

Brooklyn, Immigration, LGBTQ, Western European March 15, 2019 at 7:36 pm

An LGBTQ contingent will march in the Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year for the first time, reports Irish Central. Meanwhile, The Wave reports that the grand marshal of the Manhattan parade spoke out against anti-immigrant sentiment.

Escovitch (Photo via Red Hook Star-Revue)

Jam’it Brings Jamaican Fusion Food to Red Hook

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Food March 15, 2019 at 7:32 pm

Red Hook Star-Revue pays a visit to the recently opened Jam’it, Red Hook’s sole restaurant to offer Jamaican dishes.

Patty Brenes (left), one of the Carriage House’s first chefs, and Dorothy Waggelman (Photo by Pamela Wong via Bklyner)

Granddaughter of Irish Immigrants to Shutter Bar on St. Patrick’s

Brooklyn, Business March 14, 2019 at 5:34 pm

Dorothy Waggelman speaks to Bklyner about running the Old Carriage Inn in Park Slope since 1983.

Industry City has agreed to delay filing its rezoning application to allow community involvement to continue. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Reporter)

Slowing Industry City Rezoning Process

Brooklyn, Business March 12, 2019 at 5:08 pm

Industry City postponed a discussion of its rezoning proposal, says Brooklyn Reporter.

Linda Thach in front of Little Skips cafe. (Photo via Bushwick Daily)

Cambodian Refugee Turned Coffee Shop Owner

Brooklyn, Business, Food, Southeast Asian March 12, 2019 at 5:02 pm

Linda Thach, owner of the Little Skips café in Bushwick, now runs several businesses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, reports Bushwick Daily.

Photographer Avi Kaye in Boro Park. (Photo by Eli Wohl via The Forward)

The Orthodox Street Photographer of Boro Park

Brooklyn, Culture, Jewish March 11, 2019 at 11:58 am

The Forward profiles a photographer setting out to document everyday Hasidic life in Boro Park.

A courtyard in Industry City. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Menchaca Wants Industry City Plans Put on Hold

Brooklyn, Business March 7, 2019 at 5:51 pm

Council member Carlos Menchaca is asking Industry City to delay their rezoning application for the more than 5 million square feet of land on the Sunset Park waterfront, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Ana Alulema, Flaviana Linares and Marilyn Mendoza at the weekly meeting of the Parents in Action Committee (Comité Padres en Acción) which educates parents about NYC schools. (Photo by Edwin Martinez via El Diario)

Parents Educating Parents about Their Rights in NYC Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Latino, Queens March 6, 2019 at 4:23 pm

A support group for and by immigrant parents sponsored by Make the Road has been helping the newly-arrived navigate the New York school system for the past 10 years, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Flatbush (Photo by Pamela Drew, Creative Commons license)

Campaigns Underway for Jumaane Williams’ Council Seat

Brooklyn, Politics March 5, 2019 at 5:42 pm

Bklyner and Kings County Politics profile the eight candidates who have announced their campaign for the City Council seat to be vacated by Public Advocate-elect Jumaane Williams.

Despite the fact that Italians have moved out of Bensonhurst in recent years, there are still signs of a vibrant Italian life, such as the Tribuzio Meat Market and the Congrega San Vito Do Ciminna Club on 18th Avenue. (Photo courtesy of Raymond Guarini via Brooklyn Reporter)

Recording Italian-American History in Brooklyn and Beyond

Brooklyn, Culture, History, Western European March 5, 2019 at 4:29 pm

Bay Ridge native Raymond Guarini works to preserve the history and stories of Italian Americans in Brooklyn and across the country, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

A Balkan Festival in Brooklyn

A Balkan Festival in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European, Video March 1, 2019 at 4:44 pm

This BRIC TV video profiles the annual Golden Festival, a Balkan dance and music party that keeps the culture alive in New York.

State Attorney General Letitia James, one of the most prominent members of Emmanuel Baptist Church, was one of the opening speakers at the church's Summit on Black involvement in the growing Cannabis Industry. (Photo by L.T. Greene via Kings County Politics)

Brooklyn Church Hosts Cannabis Summit for People of Color

Black, Brooklyn, Health February 28, 2019 at 5:42 pm

The Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clinton Hill became the first church in the country to hold a summit to empower people of color to join the marijuana industry, reports Kings County Politics.

Members of a Malaysian-American association provided assistance to Benny Ng, the nephew of victim Thang Kheong Ng, on his visit to the U.S. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Family of Brooklyn Hammer Attack Victim Calls for Respect

Asian, Brooklyn, Crime February 26, 2019 at 5:36 pm

The nephew of Thang Kheong Ng, who died after being attacked at Seaport Buffet in Sheepshead Bay, asks the public to offer support not just to the victims’ families but to the suspect’s as well, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Women of the Chabad of Bushwick light candles in the window to rededicate the synagogue and bring in the Sabbath. (Photo by Todd Maisel via Bklyner)

In the Face of Hate, a Rededication in Bushwick

Brooklyn, Jewish February 25, 2019 at 11:27 pm

The Chabad of Bushwick held a rededication ceremony at the same window smashed a week earlier in a show of resilience, reports Bklyner.