Brooklyn

Flatbush (Photo by Pamela Drew, Creative Commons license)

Campaigns Underway for Jumaane Williams’ Council Seat

Brooklyn, Politics March 5, 2019 at 5:42 pm

Bklyner and Kings County Politics profile the eight candidates who have announced their campaign for the City Council seat to be vacated by Public Advocate-elect Jumaane Williams.

Despite the fact that Italians have moved out of Bensonhurst in recent years, there are still signs of a vibrant Italian life, such as the Tribuzio Meat Market and the Congrega San Vito Do Ciminna Club on 18th Avenue. (Photo courtesy of Raymond Guarini via Brooklyn Reporter)

Recording Italian-American History in Brooklyn and Beyond

Brooklyn, Culture, History, Western European March 5, 2019 at 4:29 pm

Bay Ridge native Raymond Guarini works to preserve the history and stories of Italian Americans in Brooklyn and across the country, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

A Balkan Festival in Brooklyn

A Balkan Festival in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European, Video March 1, 2019 at 4:44 pm

This BRIC TV video profiles the annual Golden Festival, a Balkan dance and music party that keeps the culture alive in New York.

State Attorney General Letitia James, one of the most prominent members of Emmanuel Baptist Church, was one of the opening speakers at the church's Summit on Black involvement in the growing Cannabis Industry. (Photo by L.T. Greene via Kings County Politics)

Brooklyn Church Hosts Cannabis Summit for People of Color

Black, Brooklyn, Health February 28, 2019 at 5:42 pm

The Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clinton Hill became the first church in the country to hold a summit to empower people of color to join the marijuana industry, reports Kings County Politics.

Members of a Malaysian-American association provided assistance to Benny Ng, the nephew of victim Thang Kheong Ng, on his visit to the U.S. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Family of Brooklyn Hammer Attack Victim Calls for Respect

Asian, Brooklyn, Crime February 26, 2019 at 5:36 pm

The nephew of Thang Kheong Ng, who died after being attacked at Seaport Buffet in Sheepshead Bay, asks the public to offer support not just to the victims’ families but to the suspect’s as well, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Women of the Chabad of Bushwick light candles in the window to rededicate the synagogue and bring in the Sabbath. (Photo by Todd Maisel via Bklyner)

In the Face of Hate, a Rededication in Bushwick

Brooklyn, Jewish February 25, 2019 at 11:27 pm

The Chabad of Bushwick held a rededication ceremony at the same window smashed a week earlier in a show of resilience, reports Bklyner.

Sisters Agata (from left) and Paulina, who run Happy Zoe Vegan Bakery with their mother Aleksandra, have been vegan for the past 20 years. (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

A Changing Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European February 25, 2019 at 5:34 pm

A growing number of Polish business owners in Greenpoint have opted for non-Polish store names and offerings that fit the preferences of newer residents, reports Nowy Dziennik.

BRIC TV

A Venezuelan Photographer on Growing Up and Immigrating

Brooklyn, Culture, South American, Video February 22, 2019 at 5:24 pm

Photographer Mariangela Serrano traces her life from a teenager in Venezuela to a young adult in Bushwick through videos and photos, in this BRIC TV video.

Danii Oliver, owner of Island to Island Brewery in Flatbush. “I’m not interested in beer that marginalizes people,” she says. “As many people as there are on the planet, that’s as many styles of beer that there are.” (Photo by Regina Bresler via Brooklyn Based)

Spirits and Social Justice at Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn, Business, Food February 21, 2019 at 5:02 pm

At Taproom 642, home to Island to Island Brewery, Danii Oliver offers an open space for diverse tastes and diverse communities, reports Brooklyn Based.

Erin Sonada, ELL teacher (at left) and Kyle Brillante, principal, of Highbridge Green School in the South Bronx. (phot by Gregg McQueen via The Bronx Free Press)

What ‘The Bronx Plan’ Will Mean for Schools

Bronx, Brooklyn, Education February 20, 2019 at 4:58 pm

The first schools to participate in “the Bronx Plan” to get more resources to underserved schools and their teachers were announced earlier this month, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Tony and Marie Aflak holding their freshly baked pita bread. (Photo by John Alexander via Brooklyn Reporter)

Pita All Day at Mid-East Bakery

Brooklyn, Business, Food, Middle Eastern February 14, 2019 at 11:12 am

Mid-East Bakery stays in the family in Bay Ridge, says Brooklyn Reporter.

Bay Ridgite Jerome Walford wrote and drew the comic “Nowhere Man,” and edited an anthology of work by immigrant comics creators, titled “Gwan.” (Photo by Kevin Duggan via Brooklyn Paper)

On Representation and the Black Comix Expo

Black, Brooklyn, Media February 8, 2019 at 3:48 pm

Brooklyn Paper speaks to Jerome Walford and BRIC TV interviews Ashley Baccus-Clark, both of whom discuss representation ahead of this weekend’s Black Comix Expo.

Couple Noel and Greeta Brown at their Bedford-Stuyvesant eatery, A&A Bake & Double and Roti Shop, which was recently awarded the James Beard Foundation’s American Classics awards. (Photo from A&A Bake & Double and Roti Shop via Caribbean Life)

Trinidadian Eatery in Brooklyn Receives National Award

Brooklyn, Food February 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm

A Trinidadian eatery in Bedford-Stuyvesant that specializes in roti has received an America’s Classics award from the James Beard Foundation, reports Caribbean Life.

Ilhan Omar at the  Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA) Gala on Saturday, February 2. (Photo by Ala'a Assamawy courtesy of the Yemeni american Merchants Assn., via Bklyner)

Ilhan Omar in Brooklyn: On Being ‘a Muslim Unapologetically’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Politics February 4, 2019 at 11:04 pm

Minnesota’s new Somali-American representative, Ilhan Omar, addressed the Yemeni American Merchants Assn. Feb. 2, reports Bklyner.

Sami Uddin Razi (left), volunteer Younis Elsallaj (middle), & Noor Rabah (right). (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Muslim Community Patrol Forms in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Muslim, Social Services January 30, 2019 at 5:10 pm

Bklyner profiles Muslim Community Patrol & Services, a patrol group modeled after the Shomrim and formed amid the current political climate and increasing number of hate crimes.