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A stand with Polish food was among the most popular during the festival (Photo by Basia Sala-Maslanka)

Multicultural Ridgewood Church Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Brooklyn, Demographics, Religion June 22, 2017 at 2:51 pm

St. Aloysius Church in Ridgewood, built in 1892 by German immigrants, celebrated its 125th anniversary with an ethnic festival to reflect the multiethnic congregation it serves, reports Nowy Dziennik.

“The Cabaret Law with its infamous racist and homophobic history has horrible effects to this day,” wrote NYC Artist Coalition. (Photo by Tiffany Rexach via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Time for a NYC ‘Office of Nightlife’?

Black, Brooklyn, Culture, History, LGBTQ, New York June 21, 2017 at 5:16 pm

Brooklyn has only 17 venues licensed as “cabarets” where people can dance – and plenty more unlicensed venues. Two media outlets in the borough, Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Kings County Politics, report on the move by City Council member Rafael Espinal to overturn a 1926 “cabaret” law and introduce an “Office of Nightlife” in the city.

City Council Candidate Royston “Uncle Roy” Antoine with a young constituent on Pitkin Avenue In Brownsville. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

‘Uncle Roy’ Campaigns for Brownsville Seat

Black, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Elections 2017 June 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Local store owner Royston “Uncle Roy” Antoine is hoping to represent Brownsville on the City Council, reports Kings County Politics.

“Seeing both the Pakistani and American flag being held up by the police is why I love Brooklyn,” said Ibrahim Raja, 16. “Now I just hope Pakistan can win against India all the time.” (Photo by Hassan Iqbal via BKLYNER)

Celebrating a Cricket Win in ‘Little Pakistan’

Brooklyn, South Asian, Sports June 19, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Pakistanis gathered on Coney Island Avenue in celebration of a historic win over India in the International Cricket Council Champions Trophy final, reports BKLYNER.

East New York residents speak to City Limits about their concerns regarding the mayor's rezoning plan. (Image via City Limits)

East New York Residents on Rezoning, A Year Later

Brooklyn, Government, Housing June 16, 2017 at 5:25 pm

In videos produced by City Limits, East New York residents voice their hopes and concerns more than a year after the neighborhood became the first to be rezoned under the mayor’s affordable housing plan.

Milton Allimadi speaking at the forum (Photo from Brooklyn For Peace via Black Star News)

‘What’s Happening in South Sudan?’

African, Brooklyn June 15, 2017 at 4:33 pm

At a forum entitled “What’s Happening in South Sudan,” academics and community leaders addressed the causes of the ongoing civil war and the involvement of the U.S., reports Black Star News.

(Photo via Feet in 2 Worlds)

‘The Journey of a Tattooed Yemeni Feminist’

Brooklyn, Muslim June 13, 2017 at 2:22 pm

In a Feet in 2 Worlds podcast, a Yemeni-American feminist tells her story of living in two worlds as a Muslim woman.

Brooklyn Pride parade on June 10. (photo by Pamela Wong via Bklyner)

Brooklyn Pride: A Parade and a Vigil

Brooklyn, Culture, LGBTQ June 12, 2017 at 1:26 pm

Politicians and parade goers gather in Brooklyn for a pride parade and a vigil remembering those who died in the Orlando nightclub shooting a year ago, BKLYNER reports.

Chris Miao campaigning in Sunset Park. (Photo via World Journal)

Carlos Menchaca Has a Chinese Challenger

Brooklyn, East Asian, Elections 2017 June 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm

World Journal interviews attorney Chris Miao, the Shanghai-born contender for District 38, Council member Carlos Menchaca’s seat.

Chava Shervington (Photo via Brooklyn Deep)

On Being at the Intersection of Central Brooklyn’s Black and Jewish Communities

Black, Brooklyn, Jewish, New York June 9, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Brooklyn Deep’s Third Rail podcast interviews Chava Shervington, a Black Orthodox woman who lived for five years with her family in Crown Heights, about the perpetuation of myths around the intersection of the two communities.

Students performing Alertez! (Photo via France-Amérique)

Students Perform a Play About Refugees

Brooklyn, Communities, Culture, Manhattan, Youth June 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm

France-Amérique reports on a play created and performed by students at a Brooklyn school that dramatizes the plight of refugees.

Our Lady of Loreto Church (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Temporary Hold Lifted on Demolition of Italian Church

Brooklyn, Religion, Western European June 7, 2017 at 5:10 pm

After a judge removed a temporary ban on the demolition of Our Lady of Loreto in Brownsville, preservationists staged a protest calling for the century-old Italian church to be saved, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

A scene from last year's Puerto Rican Day Parade in Sunset Park. (Photo via Brooklyn Media Group)

A More Authentic Puerto Rican Day Parade in Sunset Park?

Brooklyn, Puerto Rican, Traditions June 6, 2017 at 3:01 pm

The third annual Sunset Park Puerto Rican Parade will offer a less commercial opportunity to celebrate the island’s culture – and to consider its colonial status, organizers say in Brooklyn Reporter.

An African Cultural and Spiritual Procession in Bed-Stuy

An African Cultural and Spiritual Procession in Bed-Stuy

African, Brooklyn, Video June 2, 2017 at 4:32 pm

BRIC TV covers the June 4 Isese Festival, a celebration of Yoruba and African culture that will include a procession through Bed-Stuy followed by a concert that will open the International African Arts Festival.

La Pera Bros manager Carlo Formisano (Photo by Jingwen Wang via World Journal)

Poultry Store in Dyker Heights Caters to Chinese Immigrants

Brooklyn, Business, Demographics, East Asian June 2, 2017 at 8:11 am

Carlo Formisano, the manager of La Pera Bros in Dyker Heights, tells World Journal how the more than 50-year-old business has adapted to the influx of Chinese residents in the Brooklyn neighborhood.