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Juan Ramos (center), chair Of the Broadway Triangle Coalition and Southside United HDFC-Los Sures, was arrested after he led a group of protesters in disrupting the City Planning Committee’s hearing of the rezoning planned for the former Pfizer site, which is in the Broadway Triangle. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Arrests Made at Broadway Triangle Rezoning Hearing

Black, Brooklyn, Housing, Jewish, Latino July 27, 2017 at 3:55 pm

At a City Planning Commission meeting on the controversial rezoning of the Broadway Triangle in Williamsburg, five were arrested protesting a project they say will drive out Black and Latino residents, reports Kings County Politics.

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On Being a Teen in Brownsville

Brooklyn, Health, Social Services, Video, Youth July 26, 2017 at 4:58 pm

In a BRIC TV video, two Brownsville teens speak openly about sex and reproductive health.

Sara Seidman, wife of Dr. Hillel Seidman, seen here talking to school children about a cloth (displayed) upon which her husband wrote a plea for rescue and which was smuggled out of the Vittel internment camp. Dr. Seidman was an archivist, researcher, and author. He kept a diary (also in this exhibition) chronicling the final days of the Warsaw Ghetto. (Photo via the Amud Aish Facebook page)

A Holocaust Museum for Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Brooklyn, Culture, History, Jewish July 25, 2017 at 1:19 pm

The Amud Aish Memorial Museum and Kleinman Holocaust Education Center will be the first Holocaust museum in Brooklyn when it fully opens. Unlike the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., Amud Aish approaches the Holocaust from the perspective of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, reports Tablet.

Nancy Tong, with Mark Treyger in blue tie to her right and William Colton to her left (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Will a NYS Bill Detailing Asian Demographics be Divisive?

Asian, Brooklyn, Demographics July 25, 2017 at 12:54 pm

Brooklyn politicians including Nancy Tong are opposed to a NYS bill which mandates that the state collect demographic information specifying the particular ancestry of Asian residents, reports Kings County Politics.

Chinese community service center held a seminar on immigration in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Experts Offer Chinese Community Tips on Facing ICE

Brooklyn, Immigration July 25, 2017 at 9:38 am

The Chinese American Social Services Center in Brooklyn held a workshop together with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs on what immigrants should do when approached by ICE officers, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Krystyna Godawa has run the Park Deli since 2007 (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

The Last Days of a Polish Deli

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European, Food July 20, 2017 at 1:27 pm

Park Deli, a popular deli in Greenpoint that has been at the same location since 1931, will close down at the end of July due to rising rent. Nowy Dziennik speaks to its Polish owner.

Haitian Chef on Food and Other ‘Recipes for Success’

Haitian Chef on Food and Other ‘Recipes for Success’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Food, Video July 20, 2017 at 10:29 am

BRIC TV speaks to Sendy Chancy, whose passion for cooking Haitian dishes has led her to relaunch her YouTube channel.

(Photos via Kings County Poltiics)

Barron’s Challenger Hormeku to Receive More Matching Funds

Brooklyn, Politics July 19, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Kings County Politics is reporting that the challenger to City Council member Inez Barron is set to receive more matching funds from the city than Barron.

Attorney Hemalee J. Patel,with her son, Saam, is running for judge In the 6th Municipal District Civil Court primary race. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Patel Running for Civil Court Judgeship

Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Politics, South Asian July 18, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Indian-born Hemalee J. Patel is running for the position of civil court judge in the 6th municipal district in Brooklyn, Kings County Politics reports.

HALANY President Ritha Pierre (left) and Rodney Pepe-Souvenir were just two of the many lawyers on hand during HALANY’s Temporary Protected Status renewal clinic held in Flatbush in June. (Photo courtesy of HALANY via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Haitian Attorneys Hold TPS Clinics in Flatbush

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration July 17, 2017 at 3:12 pm

The Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York have held clinics to assist community members ahead of the expected termination of Temporary Protected Status in January of next year, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Children line up to start the sack race at Barbados Festival Day. (Photo by Arthur De Gaeta via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A Barbados Festival in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture July 13, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Some 12,000 people from the metro area and abroad turned out for the 15th annual Barbados Festival Day in Canarsie, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

The five-story, four-ton platform and statue of Saint Paolino at the 130th Giglio Feast in Williamsburg (Photo by Paul Stremple)

Giglio Feast Celebrates 130 Years

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European July 12, 2017 at 5:07 pm

The lifting of a five-story-tall statue of Saint Paolino kicked off the weeklong 130th Giglio Feast in Williamsburg, reports BKLYNER.

A Black Nerd Con in Brooklyn

A Black Nerd Con in Brooklyn

Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Video July 12, 2017 at 2:33 pm

BRIC TV takes a look at the upcoming BLERD City Con in DUMBO.

An officer attempts to escort protestors outside after the abrupt conclusion Of The City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure’s July 10 meeting at Brooklyn Borough Hall. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Protesters Shut Down Brooklyn Rezoning Hearing

Black, Brooklyn, Jewish, Latino July 11, 2017 at 4:15 pm

A hearing for two controversial projects in Brooklyn, including the rezoning of the Broadway Triangle in Williamsburg, came to an end after hundreds made their voices heard over a plan that some fear will displace longtime Black and Latino residents, reports Kings County Politics.

Samia Behaya, the French-Algerian behind New York’s "dinner over bodies" (Photo by Thomas Chesseboeuf/@ThomChess via French Morning)

Challenge-Loving French-Algerian Chef Serves Food on Naked Bodies

African, Brooklyn, Food, Western European July 7, 2017 at 3:44 pm

On special occasions, a French-Algerian chef who opened a restaurant in Williamsburg before it was fashionable, prepares meals served on top of naked bodies, French Morning reports.