Michael Bloomberg, then Mayor, greeted in 2009 by jubilee director Pat Singer, while Russian-language media mogul Gregory Davidzon, left, looks on. (Photo by Butch Moran via Brooklyn Paper)

A Festival in ‘Little Odessa’

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European August 26, 2016 at 1:54 pm

On Aug. 28 Brighton Beach will host its 40th Jubilee, which draws thousands to “Little Odessa,” writes Brooklyn Paper.

Rabbi Eli Cohen of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council and Mike Joseph from steel pan group Harmony Music Makers shake hands at the One Crown Heights festival on August 21. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini in Brooklyn Paper)

An Anniversary Marked in a Changed Crown Heights

African American, Brooklyn, History, Jewish August 24, 2016 at 6:05 pm

The Brooklyn Paper and The Jewish Press report on Crown Heights, 25 years after the turmoil that divided Black and Orthodox Jewish neighbors.

(Photo courtesy of  Shahana Hanif's Twitter page)

Kensington Rally Unites Local Mosques for the First Time

Brooklyn, Muslim, South Asian August 23, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Bangladeshi community members, religious leaders and elected officials were among those who attended the Peace and Unity Rally on Aug. 21 held in response to the shooting deaths of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

Screen shot characterizing land use for different properties in Bushwick. (From the North West Bushwick Community Map)

Mapping for Housing Justice in Bushwick

Brooklyn, Housing August 22, 2016 at 2:48 pm

A new mapping tool can help housing justice advocates in Brooklyn’s Bushwick, reports Bushwick Daily.

Eastern Parkway, the dividing line between north and south Crown Heights. (Photo by Shawn Hoke via City Limits)

Crown Heights, 25 Years Later

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Caribbean, History, Jewish August 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm

Twenty-five years after tensions gripped Crown Heights, numerous media outlets take a look both at the events and the lessons learned, and how the neighborhood has evolved.

Sahib Gul playing the rabab, an instrument originating from Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of Dan Morrison via Ditmas Park Corner)

Composer in Exile to Perform at Pakistani Festival

Brooklyn, Culture, South Asian August 18, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Sahib Gul, a Pashtun composer from Pakistan who lives in exile in Midwood, will perform at the Pakistani Independence Day Mela Aug. 20 in his first public show in more than five years. Ditmas Park Corner speaks to the musician about his musical roots and fleeing Taliban extremists.

In the wake of the killings of a Queens imam and his assistant, Brooklynites rallied. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

‘Muslim Lives Matter’ – Communities React to Killings

Brooklyn, Muslim, Queens, South Asian August 16, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Ditmas Park Corner and Queens Chronicle report on Muslim community members in Brooklyn and Queens reacting to the killings of an imam and his assistant over the weekend.

The Unity Parade of Flags (Photo by SB News via Brooklyn Reporter)

International Day of Friendship in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Communities, Culture, Muslim August 12, 2016 at 1:08 pm

Brooklyn Reporter covers the Third Annual International Day of Friendship, which celebrated the diversity of the borough where close to half of the households speak a language other than English at home.

(Photo courtesy of New York City Asian-American Democratic Club via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Political Forum Urges Asian Americans to Vote

Asian, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Politics August 12, 2016 at 11:08 am

The Asian-American New York State Primary Candidate Forum, attended by activists and candidates, sought to encourage communities to vote on Primary Day in September, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Female day laborers, mostly Hispanic, wait for housecleaning work at the corner of Marcy Avenue and Division Street in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Brooklyn Female Day Laborers Ask for a Place to Gather

Brooklyn, Labor, Latino, Women August 11, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Latinas offering their cleaning services in Williamsburg request a job center in their area to dignify and improve their working conditions, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A vendor handed out food at a preview for the New York City African Food Festival, happening Aug. 13–14. (Photo courtesy of the New York City African Food Festival via Brooklyn Paper)

A Weekend of African Food in Brooklyn

African, Brooklyn, Food August 11, 2016 at 11:54 am

The New York City African Food Festival will include a competition to see which country makes the best jollof, reports Brooklyn Paper.

(Photo courtesy of Bazodee via Ditmas Park Corner)

The Brooklyn Filmmakers Behind ‘Bazodee’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture August 10, 2016 at 4:09 pm

Ditmas Park Corner speaks to two local filmmakers behind “Bazodee,” a movie set in Trinidad and Tobago and described as “a neo-Bollywood musical with Caribbean island flavor.”

Photo by Fanny Zarifi

A Bengali Family in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, South Asian, Voices' Picks, Women August 3, 2016 at 12:34 pm

Three generations of women in a Bengali family open up about balancing Muslim traditions and the American way of life from their home in Cypress Hills.

Shoshana Brown (left), and April Baskin (right), chant “Black Jews matter” while crossing Flatbush Avenue. (Photo by Jason Speakman via Brooklyn Paper)

‘Black Lives Matter, Black Jews Matter’

Black, Brooklyn, Jewish August 2, 2016 at 5:29 pm

In a rally organized by Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, dozens marched in downtown Brooklyn in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, with Jews of color at the forefront, report Brooklyn Paper and Park Slope Stoop.

Andrew Herrera, president and founder of Remezcla. (Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

Remezcla: A Latino Culture Vanguard Movement

Brooklyn, Business, Latino August 2, 2016 at 4:46 pm

Andrew Herrera, a Queens native of Ecuadorean descent, leads a national media, advertisement and entertainment company from its brand-new Bushwick headquarters, El Diario/La Prensa reports.