Brooklyn

Marlene Saunders (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Brooklyn Homeowners Hit with Surprise Seizure Notices

Brooklyn, Housing September 21, 2018 at 9:10 pm

Kings County Politics reports on two instances of property being improperly seized from mortgage-free homeowners under the city’s Third Party Transfer Program.

Kashif Hussain (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

How Kashif Hussain Started a Political ‘Momentum’

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, South Asian September 21, 2018 at 5:34 pm

For the first time, a district leader race in Brooklyn meant more to the Pakistani community than any other – thanks to Kashif Hussain, writes Bklyner.

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Jumaane Williams, Public Advocate?

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Politics September 20, 2018 at 3:51 pm

Following his narrow loss for the lieutenant governor seat, Jumaane Williams speaks to Amsterdam News on whether he will run for public advocate, the “awe-inspiring” primary results and his record as a Brooklyn council member.

The city approved a plan to eliminate selective admissions to try to integrate District 15 middle schools. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

A Step Closer to Integration in a Brooklyn School District?

Brooklyn, Education, Government September 20, 2018 at 2:33 pm

The city has approved a plan that would end the selective admissions process at middle schools in a western Brooklyn school district, reports Chalkbeat.

Jaden Timoun students (Photo by daphneyboutinphotography via The Haitian Times)

A Haitian Creole Immersion Program for Children

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Education, Youth September 14, 2018 at 2:11 pm

The Haitian Times speaks to the organizers of a children’s immersion program at the Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York about how the program strives to undo “post-colonial ideologies.”

Far Rockaway RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities), which runs a youth baseball league, is one of the programs at The Child Center. (Photo via The Wave)

Keeping Kids in School in Far Rockaway

Brooklyn, Social Services, Youth September 12, 2018 at 4:11 pm

The Wave writes about a youth center with locations in Far Rockaway that works to keep students from dropping out of school with the help of educational support, after-school programs and adult mentors.

Josue Pierre at the 51st West Indian American Day Parade. Photo Credit: Josue Pierre Facebook

District Leader Josue Pierre Looks for Another Win

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Elections 2018 September 12, 2018 at 12:36 pm

The Haitian Times looks at how the 42nd Assembly District male leader Josue Pierre, up for re-election on Sept. 13, has worked to increase civic engagement among the Haitian community in the Flatbush area.

Tarry Hum standing by the blueprint for the Sunset Park development. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Development Plans for Sunset Park Opposed

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian, Housing, Real Estate September 10, 2018 at 5:11 pm

A large-scale development could bring problems to Sunset Park, opponents say, reports Sing Tao Daily.

At the Sugarhill Supper Club. (Photo by Lem Peterkin via Our Time Press)

In Bed-Stuy, Holding Out Against Gentrification

African American, Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Food September 4, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Operating for 39 years, the Sugar Hill Restaurant and Supper Club is holding out against offers to sell the property, reports Our Time Press.

Zellnor Y. Myrie, running for the 20th district NYS Senate seat in Brooklyn, was endorsed by the New York Amsterdam News. (Photo from zellnorforstatesenate.com)

AmNews Endorses IDC Opponents

Bronx, Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Manhattan, Queens August 31, 2018 at 2:33 pm

The New York Amsterdam News published its second round of endorsements for the Sept. 13 primary elections.

Tanda Francis and her sculpture Adorn Me, on view at Fort Greene Park (Photo by Nathan Haselby via Bklyner)

African Head Sculptures ‘Adorn’ Brooklyn Park

African, Brooklyn, Culture August 30, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Three African heads, entitled “Adorn Me,” are now on display at the entrance of Fort Greene Park. Bklyner speaks to artist Tanda Francis.

Residents at the Crossroads Juvenile Detention Center. (Photo by José Martínez via El Diario)

Inside Crossroads, a ‘Maximum Security Prison’ For Youths

Brooklyn, Youth August 29, 2018 at 2:41 pm

An El Diario/La Prensa reporter visited the Crossroads Juvenile Detention Center in Brooklyn and talked with inmates as well as officials discussing “Raise the Age” and a probable transfer of youths from Rikers Island.

Commissioner Bitta Mostofi. (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

MOIA’s Mostofi Visits Bay Ridge Mosque

Brooklyn, Government, Muslim August 28, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Bitta Mostofi, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, visited the Beit el-Maqdis Islamic Center to address concerns that included the Muslim ban, Islamophobia and immigration, reports Bklyner.

Zhang Jing's "Flowers of Life" (Photo from @harrymzhang Instagram)

Chinese Art, Tariffs and a Brooklyn Gallery

Asian, Brooklyn, Culture, New York August 24, 2018 at 4:24 pm

Bushwick Daily reports on a gallery owner in the Brooklyn neighborhood who worries about the impact of 25 percent tariffs on imported Chinese artwork.

Artist Patricia Barthe at Banboche Mas’ fundraiser in Crown Heights on Aug. 10. (Photo by Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Caribbean Life)

Haitian Mas Band to Debut at West Indian Parade

Brooklyn August 23, 2018 at 11:57 am

Caribbean Life speaks to the co-founder of the only Haitian masquerade group to participate in this year’s West Indian Day Parade.