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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.

Members of The Movement to Protect the People say shadows from planned developments would harm plants in Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s greenhouses. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Crown Heights High-Rise Opponents Garner More Funds

Brooklyn, Real Estate April 26, 2019 at 4:39 pm

A Crown Heights group, Movement to Protect the People, has received a spike in donations since its petition against developments in Crown Heights led to a temporary restraining order on construction, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Tanabel Table’s first cook Fayza Maamo (center), with her daughter Fadila (left), and Tanabel founder chef Hannah Goldberg. (Photo by Rachel Elkind via QNS)

Refugee Chefs Prepare Middle Eastern Specialties

Brooklyn, Food, Immigration, Queens April 25, 2019 at 4:39 pm

QNS profiles Middle East food vendor Tanabel Table.

(Photo by Sadef Ali Kully)

City’s Bushwick Rezoning Plan Unveiled

Brooklyn, Housing April 24, 2019 at 3:37 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle and City Limits write about the mixed reception for the city’s rezoning proposal for Bushwick.

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez speaking out in support of One Fair Wage Act. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Debating a ‘Fair Wage’ vs. Tipped Wage

Brooklyn, Labor, New York April 24, 2019 at 2:09 pm

Legislators made a pitch for replacing the tipped wage with a higher minimum wage, but not all servers favor the change, Kings County Politics reports.

Tomashi Jackson (Photo by Tsubasa Berg via KCP)

Property Seizure Series Inspires Artwork

Black, Brooklyn, Housing April 19, 2019 at 12:44 pm

A Kings County Politics investigation into the city seizing property from predominantly Black owners has inspired artist Tomashi Jackson to draw parallels between present-day central Brooklyn and Seneca Village in the mid-1800s.

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams alongside 45th Council District candidate Monique Chandler-Waterman. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Williams Supports Activist Chandler-Waterman in Council Bid

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Politics April 18, 2019 at 4:55 pm

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams endorsed community activist Monique Chandler-Waterman in next month’s special election for his former City Council seat, reports Kings County Politics.

‘The Prince of East New York’ Riffs on Immigrant Dreams

‘The Prince of East New York’ Riffs on Immigrant Dreams

Brooklyn, Culture, Dominican April 18, 2019 at 4:50 pm

The story of his parents’ journey from the Dominican Republic figures in comedian Gastor Almonte’s debut album, “Immigrant Made,” reports BK Reader.

A worker at the Lubavitch Matzah Bakery in Crown Heights wraps a bundle of shmurah matzos. (Photo courtesy of Rabbi Chaim Landa, Chabad Lubavitch, via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Making Matzo in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish April 17, 2019 at 5:36 pm

Ahead of Passover, Brooklyn Daily Eagle looks at two kinds of matzo being produced in the borough, one made in Orthodox Jewish-run bakeries and the other by a company taking a “culturally-based” approach.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and City Council Member Carlos Menchaca met with leaders from the Beit El-Maqdia Islamic Center last Friday. (Photo by John McCarten, New York City Council, via Kings County Politics)

City Council Leaders Visit Bay Ridge Mosque

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Muslim April 16, 2019 at 5:42 pm

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and chair of the Immigration Committee Carlos Menchaca met with leaders of the Muslim and Arab community last week to assure them that their voices are heard and will continue to be heard, reports Kings County Politics.

This “resident certificate” allowed Jewish refugees fleeing from Nazi persecution to settle in Shanghai. (Photo from the Amud Aish Memorial Museum via Brooklyn Paper)

‘Jewish Refugees in Shanghai’ on View

Brooklyn, History, Jewish April 16, 2019 at 5:27 pm

The Brooklyn Public Library has on exhibit photos and documents of Jewish refugees who fled parts of Europe for Shanghai, with some eventually emigrating to Brooklyn, reports Brooklyn Paper.

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A New Home for the Irish LGBT Community

Brooklyn, LGBTQ, Western European April 11, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Irish Central covers the opening of 3 Dollar Bill, an LGBT venue owned by a native of Ireland who wants the Irish LGBT community to know “it is their space.”

Bernell Grier, the executive director of IMPACCT Brooklyn. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Fighting Gentrification and Making an IMPACCT

Brooklyn, Housing April 9, 2019 at 6:42 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle speaks to Bernell Grier, the executive director of IMPACCT Brooklyn, a housing advocacy organization marking 55 years.

Obdalys Paulino, resident of Los Sures, Brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Brooklyn Measles Outbreak Worries Latinos

Brooklyn, Health, Jewish, Latino April 8, 2019 at 5:38 pm

Hispanic residents in South Williamsburg react to the outbreak of measles in the area, El Diario La Prensa reports.

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