An architectural rendering, courtesy of Raymond Chan. (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese to Develop $50 Million Property in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, East Asian, Real Estate June 13, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Community Boards 7 and 10 may both have to approve plans for Eight Avenue Center in Brooklyn, a commercial and residential development, World Journal reports in two stories.

Brooklyn Heights, New York City (Photo by Emilio J. Santacoloma, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Landmark Districts Don’t Impede Progress

Brooklyn, Business, Opinion, Real Estate June 6, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Brooklyn’s numerous historic districts do not appear to have slowed the borough’s development, Brooklyn Daily Eagle notes.

Half a year after the tragedy, the Zhuo family is still in pain. (Photo by via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Immigrant Struggles After Tragedy

Brooklyn, Crime, East Asian, In the News June 3, 2014 at 4:06 pm

His wife and children brutally murdered half a year ago, Yi Lin Zhuo is having difficulty finding shelter and employment, Sing Tao Daily reports.

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Adding a ‘Nice’ Touch to Pest Extermination

Brooklyn, Business, In the News, Jewish, Video June 2, 2014 at 4:49 pm

In a video profile, The Jewish Daily Forward features Moshe Stein, who runs NJB Pest Control. His marriage and religion influence him in treating his customers, as well as the pests, with care.

From left: Ezras Nashim Director Rachel Freier, Ezras Nashim Director of Operations (and labor coach) Yitty Mandel, and Bramson ORT student Kristina Dubinskaya. (Photos courtesy of Rachel Freier via The Tablet)

All-Female EMT Teams for Boro Park

Brooklyn, Health, In the News, Jewish May 29, 2014 at 5:03 pm

A 20-member team of Orthodox Jewish female EMTs will soon be available to women in the community in order to follow customs of modesty and gender separation, Tablet reports.

(Photo via Colorlines)

Opinion: Art, Race, and the Nature of Cultural Participation

Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Demographics, Opinion, Women May 21, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Jamilah King of Colorlines visits the Kara Walker exhibit and writes about race, art and viewership.

A view of the unopened park. (Photo via City Limits)

Delayed Opening for New Park in West Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Environment May 20, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Construction delays have put off the opening of a Sunset Park brownfield remediation project that promises new recreational space for the neighborhood, Brooklyn Bureau reports.

(Photo by Paul Katinas via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Norway’s Democracy Celebrated in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European May 20, 2014 at 10:14 am

Norwegian flags were much in evidence at the 62nd annual Norwegian-American 17th of May Parade, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

(Photo by Wojtek Mslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Oldest Polish Bakery, Greenpoint Icon, to Move

Brooklyn, Eastern European, In the News May 19, 2014 at 1:40 pm

The Greenpoint building that houses the New Warsaw Bakery is being sold, but the owner says that the iconic institution will reopen elsewhere, though possibly not in the traditional Polish neighborhood, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Brooklyn community groups are disputing some of the scores in SUNY’s revised RFP biding for Long Island College Hospital. (Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Opinion: Move Swiftly on Long Island College Hospital

Brooklyn, Health, Opinion May 9, 2014 at 10:35 pm

As SUNY’s Long Island College Hospital approaches its planned closing date, Brooklyn Daily Eagle urges speedy action before the buildings become empty and the community loses health care service.

Photos from Brooklyn Based: "Examples of works from the Japanese designers exhibiting at BKLYN Designs: 1. Toe-to-Knee, 2. Oy, 3. Chaki, 4. Hraf, 5. Mature Hat, 6. Barracks, 7. Kurasuhito Kurasutokoro, 8. Aizara, 9. Jozu Kousakusho Co., Ltd, 10. Botanist, 11. Share Woods"

Osaka Designers Add International Touch to Brooklyn Exhibit

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian May 9, 2014 at 10:26 am

A group of designers from Osaka, Japan – where the borough is “one of the big trending keywords” – will be the first from outside Brooklyn to feature their work at the BKYLN Designs exhibition this weekend, reports Brooklyn Based.

Volunteers from Brooklyn Asian COP prepare to head out on patrol. (Photo via The China Press)

Asian-American Patrol Nabs Suspect

Brooklyn, Crime, East Asian, In the News May 8, 2014 at 2:50 pm

The first Asian-American auxiliary patrol fans out in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, where crime has been rising, to help 72nd Street Precinct officers keep the peace, The China Press reports.

Greenpoint and Polish community leaders want to keep the ethnic character of the neighborhood intact, such as sights like these Polish toys in a store window in the Brooklyn neighborhood. (Photo by Gabrielle Sierra/Voices of NY)

Connecting Polish in Greenpoint to Their Roots

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European May 7, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Poland native Marta Pawlaczek is organizing events in the Brooklyn neighborhood to bridge the disconnect many older Polish residents feel with their heritage.

Gerry Eastman (Photo via Amsterdam News)

In Williamsburg, a Black Music Venue Staves Off Gentrification

Black, Brooklyn, Culture May 7, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Gerry Eastman, one of the few remaining black building owners in the neighborhood, runs a center where black music can thrive, reports Amsterdam News.

Teachers at International High School in Prospect Park opposing the English language assessment (Photo by Madeleine Cummings via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Teachers Refuse to Administer Test

Brooklyn, Education, Immigration May 2, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Teachers at a high school with a large immigrant population refused May 1 to administer an English language assessment test that they said was damaging to their students, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.