Brooklyn

Work of Lebanese artist Ginane Makki Bacho (Photo by Photo: Tarek Haddad via the Brooklyn Museum)

‘Syria, Then and Now’: Refugee Stories on Display

Brooklyn, Culture, Middle Eastern October 17, 2018 at 4:45 pm

A Brooklyn Museum exhibit features works of art that represent the stories of refugees who escaped to Syria in the early 20th century and those now fleeing the country. Brooklyn Paper covers the show.

Brooklyn Artist Reflects on Black and Native Heritage

Brooklyn Artist Reflects on Black and Native Heritage

Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Native American, Video October 16, 2018 at 3:41 pm

In a BRIC TV video, Konstance Patton speaks about how the “dual life” she experienced as a child has inspired her artwork.

‘Speak Spanish, This is America!’ Forum Oct. 12 in Brooklyn

‘Speak Spanish, This is America!’ Forum Oct. 12 in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Human rights October 11, 2018 at 4:21 pm

In response to the climate of discrimination against immigrants, the city in partnership with several community and media organizations hosts a forum on human rights called “Speak Spanish, this is America!” Oct. 12 at Brooklyn’s P.S. 24, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mr. Pacheco recalls his first days as an immigrant living in Brighton Beach and later in Bensonhurst. (Photo by Carmen Molina Tamacas via Bklyner)

Continuing the Fight on Behalf of TPS Holders

Brooklyn, Immigration, Latino October 10, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Bklyner takes a look at how the recent developments concerning temporary protected status have changed the lives of TPS holders in Brooklyn as their future remains in doubt.

19 Kingsland Avenue (Center) in East Williamsburg. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Housing Property Taken from ‘Working-Class Latinos’

Brooklyn, Housing, Latino October 10, 2018 at 12:48 pm

More properties are being transferred from their rightful owners to developers in Brooklyn, reports Kings County Politics.

Table Tennis at NYU’s Tandon

Table Tennis at NYU’s Tandon

Brooklyn, East Asian, Sports, Video October 5, 2018 at 4:36 pm

Meet the NYU Table Tennis Club, who practice at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn, in this video from SinoVision English Channel.

The Columbian Lawyers Association and its president Joseph Rosato (right) welcomed attorneys Carmelo Grimaldi (left) and Michael A. Scotto (center) for a continuing legal education seminar called, “Italians in America, Victims of Discrimination and Advocates for Inclusion and Diversity,” during their monthly meeting. (Photo by Mario Belluomo via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Discussing Italian Discrimination, Past and Present

Brooklyn, History, Western European October 4, 2018 at 5:09 pm

A Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn seminar discussed the history of discrimination faced by Italian Americans and the community’s concerns today, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

The "We Are Brooklyn" exhibition is on view at the Brooklyn College Library through November. (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

‘We Are Brooklyn’ Tells Immigrant Stories

Brooklyn, Immigration September 27, 2018 at 5:22 pm

Bklyner takes a look at “We Are Brooklyn,” a multimedia exhibition at Brooklyn College featuring immigrant stories that grew from an oral history project.

At the Sept. 22 unveiling of the Bushwick Community Plan. (photo by Chase Bruch via Bklyner)

Rezoning, Bushwick-style?

Brooklyn, Housing September 26, 2018 at 5:11 pm

The Bushwick Community Plan is the result of four years of planning by community members.

Telling Immigrant Stories in ‘(Dis)Placed in Sunset Park’

Telling Immigrant Stories in ‘(Dis)Placed in Sunset Park’

Brooklyn, East Asian, Housing, Latino, Video September 24, 2018 at 2:43 pm

Artist Betty Yu speaks to SinoVision English Channel about her multimedia project which uses augmented reality to help preserve the stories of immigrant communities impacted by gentrification in Sunset Park.

Marlene Saunders (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Brooklyn Homeowners Hit with Surprise Seizure Notices

Brooklyn, Housing September 21, 2018 at 9:10 pm

Kings County Politics reports on two instances of property being improperly seized from mortgage-free homeowners under the city’s Third Party Transfer Program.

Kashif Hussain (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

How Kashif Hussain Started a Political ‘Momentum’

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, South Asian September 21, 2018 at 5:34 pm

For the first time, a district leader race in Brooklyn meant more to the Pakistani community than any other – thanks to Kashif Hussain, writes Bklyner.

Photo from Twitter

Jumaane Williams, Public Advocate?

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Politics September 20, 2018 at 3:51 pm

Following his narrow loss for the lieutenant governor seat, Jumaane Williams speaks to Amsterdam News on whether he will run for public advocate, the “awe-inspiring” primary results and his record as a Brooklyn council member.

The city approved a plan to eliminate selective admissions to try to integrate District 15 middle schools. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

A Step Closer to Integration in a Brooklyn School District?

Brooklyn, Education, Government September 20, 2018 at 2:33 pm

The city has approved a plan that would end the selective admissions process at middle schools in a western Brooklyn school district, reports Chalkbeat.

Jaden Timoun students (Photo by daphneyboutinphotography via The Haitian Times)

A Haitian Creole Immersion Program for Children

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Education, Youth September 14, 2018 at 2:11 pm

The Haitian Times speaks to the organizers of a children’s immersion program at the Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York about how the program strives to undo “post-colonial ideologies.”