Brooklyn

Anti-violence town hall attracts crowd

Brooklyn, In the News November 29, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Town hall meeting held to combat violence in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Elias Garcia, a third grader at P.S. 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Dual-language schools face challenges

Brooklyn, Education, In the News, Latino November 16, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Ninety New York City public schools use a dual-language curriculum to teach children from Spanish-speaking homes. But students at many of those schools are not faring well on standardized tests.

Marching for victims of gun violence

Marching for victims of gun violence

Brooklyn, Featured Posts November 11, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Several hundred gathered in Brownsville on Saturday afternoon (11/5) to march to confront inner city violence.

Upsurge in youth violence

Brooklyn, Caribbean, In the News November 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm

New York City not only takes a heavy toll on poor people in the city, but the impact can be felt in the Caribbean through deportations of criminal aliens by US.

"We just want women to feel safe when they are walking home."

Group escorts women home from subway

Brooklyn, Housing November 7, 2011 at 11:11 am

In the wake of recent sexual assaults, many women in Brooklyn can now rely on an escort service. Although they are not directly involved with the NYPD, the 12 civilian volunteers offered their services for free starting in September.

Zafaryab Ali and Peerzada Shah stand outside their new shop.

Muslim bakers save a Jewish icon

Brooklyn, Culture, In the News November 4, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Finding real bialys, those doughy, onion-filled kissing cousins of bagels that are among Eastern European Jewry’s great gifts to New York City, becomes harder and harder. But two Muslim businessmen have rescued New York’s oldest purveyor of bialys. After 91 years, Coney Island Bialys & Bagels went out of businessRead More

Dr. John Flateau of Medgar Evers College spoke about the redistricting in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

Redistricting threatens Brooklyn seat

African American, Brooklyn, Politics November 2, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Because of a big decline in the number of African-Americans living in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, there may be fewer African-Americans in Brooklyn’s congressional delegation after the next election.

A woman’s place

Brooklyn, Culture, In the News, Opinion October 28, 2011 at 4:53 pm

In this editorial, the issue of a woman’s place in Jewish-American society is explored and compared to that of the Israeli woman: “Relegating women to the back of the bus, forcing them to walk on separate sidewalks, excising them from all public appearance is not Torah or Talmud. It’s abuseRead More

Fed up with guns, Brownsville neighbors rally

Fed up with guns, Brownsville neighbors rally

Brooklyn, In the News October 28, 2011 at 4:43 pm

The anger and disgust of residents helped propel three suspects in the killing of a mother of 12. As funeral preparations for Zurana Horton were made, outraged activists held a community prayer vigil and prayer walk for peace at Pitkin Avenue and Watkins Street. They demanded the immediate apprehension ofRead More

Threatened closing of PS 256 triggers protest

Brooklyn, Education, In the News October 21, 2011 at 5:30 pm

About a hundred angry parents, educators and students from PS 256 rallied outside their school this week in fear and resentment that the city’s Department of Education (DOE) is considering closing the school. The DOE recently placed the school, located at 114 Kosciuszko Street, on its 20-low performing elementary andRead More

Orthodox women push limits of modesty

Orthodox women push limits of modesty

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts October 5, 2011 at 12:50 pm

A new generation of observant Jewish women wants to obey religious dictates but look sexy, too.

The homeless desecrate monument in Greenpoint

The homeless desecrate monument in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European, Featured Posts September 14, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Greenpoint residents complain that homeless people are using a revered park monument as their bathroom.

Muslim fashion hits runway

Muslim fashion hits runway

African American, Brooklyn, Economy, Featured Posts September 12, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Nailah Lymus, an African-American single Muslim mother, sees Fashion Week as an opportunity to shed new light on Islamic culture and to break stereotypes.