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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.

Simcha Eichenstein (Photo by Stephen Witt via Kings County Politics)

After Hikind: a New Assemblymember in Boro Park

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Jewish August 21, 2018 at 8:04 pm

State Assembly candidate Simcha Eichenstein, who is expected to succeed longtime incumbent Dov Hikind, speaks to Kings County Politics about the yeshiva education system and confronting stereotypes.

Teylor Hamilton, who is majoring in English and secondary education at Marist College, was a Summer Teaching Fellow at Uncommon Schools in Brooklyn. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

An ‘Uncommon’ Program to Diversify Teaching Staff

Brooklyn, Education August 20, 2018 at 2:24 pm

A summer fellowship program run by Uncommon Schools aims to get more teachers of color into classrooms, reports Kings County Politics.

Akua Joy sold her super vegan mini muffins at the inaugural Black Vegfest in Bed-Stuy on Aug. 11.

A Black Vegan Food Fest in Brooklyn

Black, Brooklyn, Food August 16, 2018 at 1:38 pm

Brooklyn Paper covers Black Vegfest, the borough’s inaugural festival for Black vegetarians and vegans held this past weekend.

City Council member Laurie Cumbo in front of the new mural in Brower Park in Crown Heights. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Unity at the ‘One Crown Heights’ Festival

Black, Brooklyn, Jewish August 15, 2018 at 2:41 pm

The One Crown Heights Festival marked unity between the Black and Jewish communities, reports Kings County Politics.

Pablo Villavicencio (left), wife Sandra Chica (center), their daughters Luciana and Antonia, and attorney Jennifer Williams with Council member Justin Brannan. (Photo by Photo by Helen Klein via Brooklyn Reporter)

Pizza Delivery Man Returns to Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Immigration, South American August 14, 2018 at 5:12 pm

Pablo Villavicencio visited Bay Ridge for the first time since ICE detained him while he was delivering pizza to the Fort Hamilton military base, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

Frank González, with community organizer Joe Loonan. Crown Heights tenants organize to reclaim their rights. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Crown Heights Tenants Unionize to Demand Repairs

Brooklyn, Housing August 14, 2018 at 2:44 pm

The mostly Hispanic residents of a series of buildings in Crown Heights have created a tenants organization, an increasingly common practice for immigrants fighting owner neglect, discrimination and displacement, El Diario/La Prensa reports.