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There are only two candidates in the lopsided race for the next resident of Brooklyn Borough Hall. (Photo by Wally Gobetz, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Brooklyn Boro President’s Race a Yawn

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, In the News, Politics May 24, 2013 at 4:23 pm

There’s little excitement so far in the race for Brooklyn borough president with only two candidates vying for the seat, one of them, State Sen. Eric Adams, the clear front-runner. The Nabe looks at some of the reasons for such little interest.

Paul Robeson Theatre (Photo by Alexander Rabb, Flickr Creative Commons License)

In Fort Greene, a Black Theater Falls Victim to Gentrification

African American, Brooklyn, Culture May 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Changing demographics in the historically-black Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn has hit the Paul Robeson Theatre, a venue that features the works of black artists, as well as other community institutions, reports The Nabe.

Fifteen-year-old Amira Ashfaq immigrated to the United States in 2006. (Photo by Aisha Asif via The Brooklyn Ink)

Pakistani Teen Caught Between Two Cultures

Brooklyn, Culture, Immigration, In the News, Traditions May 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Brooklyn Ink unveils the day-to-day struggles of a Pakistani-American teen who finds it challenging to balance the two cultures in her life. She helps her non-English speaking parents navigate life in America and is expected to abide by the family’s conservative traditions.

In Vito Lopez Saga, Resignation is Not Enough

In Vito Lopez Saga, Resignation is Not Enough

Brooklyn, Government, In the News, Politics, Queens May 22, 2013 at 11:52 am

After Assemblyman Vito Lopez resigned from his seat after being accused of sexual harassment, El Diario-La Prensa, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle and The Home Reporter News weigh in on the once-powerful Brooklyn politician’s fall from grace.

(Photos via El Diario-La Prensa)

Young Latinos Set Sights on City Council

With term limits and scandals opening up seats in City Council, El Diario-La Prensa profiles three aspiring Latino New Yorkers: Ritchie Torres, 24, Ariel Guerrero, 28, and Antonio Reynoso, 30.

Third grader Ari Weekts translates from Greek into English a famous work by Rigas Feraios, an 18th century Greek political revolutionary. (Photo via The Brooklyn Ink)

Brooklyn Charter Schools Fond of Ancient Languages

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, In the News May 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Two charter schools in Brooklyn immerse students in English and another language – one Greek and Latin, the other Hebrew. With a 10-15 percent acceptance rate, The Brooklyn Ink finds that families across the ethnic spectrum want their kids at the schools.

The mission of the cooperatives is to create sources of employment for the many affected by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Cristina Loboguerrero via El Diario-La Prensa)

Occupy Sandy Launches Job Co-ops

Brooklyn, Business, Environment, In the News, Latino, Queens May 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Members of Occupy Sandy have launched a cooperative program in Far Rockaway, Queens, intended to train residents with building their own business, in hopes of creating jobs for an area hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Flatbush has one of the fastest growing Jewish communities in the country. (Photo via The Jewish Press)

Growing Flatbush Orthodox Community Launches Political Group

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, In the News, Politics, Religion May 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Religious leaders and community activists in Brooklyn have created the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition to address quality of life concerns and increase their clout through voter registration and turnout, The Jewish Press reports.

(Photo via Our Time Press)

Lawsuit Against Brooklyn’s City Point Project Threatens Local Jobs

Brooklyn, Economy, Labor May 10, 2013 at 5:22 pm

A legal battle has erupted between politicians-backed unions and a developer over the hiring of local nonunion workers at the massive City Point project in downtown Brooklyn, reports Our Time Press.

Music shops on Moore Street in East Williamsburg have been hit with fines after complaints from recent wave of white residents of noise levels from the music the stores play. (Photo by José Acosta via El Diario-La Prensa)

New Neighbors Hit a Sour Note for East Williamsburg Latinos

Brooklyn, Culture, Demographics, In the News, Latino May 8, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Complaints stemming from recently-arrived white residents to Moore Street in East Williamsburg has meant tension in the community and fines for longtime Latino shopkeepers who play salsa and merengue music at their stores, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Richard Landman unveils the stone at Holocaust Memorial Park honoring Roma and Sinti victims of the Holocaust. (Photo via Sheepshead Bites)

After Long Battle, Non-Jewish Holocaust Victims Now Set in Stone

Brooklyn, History, In the News May 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm

After a long battle, stones were unveiled at Holocaust Memorial Park in Sheepshead Bay for the lesser-known victims of the Holocaust, reports Sheepshead Bites. But protesters made it known that not everyone appreciated the inclusion.

Rep. Michael Grimm during a meeting with Ryszard Schnepf. (Photo from Grimm's Facebook via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Reap Support from Rep. Grimm

Brooklyn, Government, Politics, Staten Island May 2, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Rep. Michael Grimm, whose district represents large Polish enclaves, has become a co-chair of the Congressional Polish Caucus. The congressman has build support in the community by learning the issues important to them, reports Nowy Dziennik.

The collection features red "Cannonball Shorts" and a red "Seahorse Tank." (Photo via Brooklyn Industries)

Say Hello to Summer With a Post-Sandy Rockaways Photo Shoot

Brooklyn, Culture, Environment, In the News, Media May 1, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Brooklyn Industries had plans last year to market its 2013 summer collection through a photo shoot in the Rockaways. Then Sandy hit. But the hipster clothing store forged ahead, a move called out for its insensitivity by Gothamist and Sheepshead Bites.

The seminar attracted a large number of elderly Chinese.  Second from the right is Charles Hynes and Lena Chen is second from the left. (Photo via World Journal)

‘Blessing Scam’ Defrauding Elderly Chinese in South Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Crime, East Asian April 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Scammers are defrauding elderly Chinese in Sheepshead Bay of money, IDs and other valuables. Local police and community organizations are joining hands to educate the area’s seniors about how to protect themselves from such crimes, reports World Journal.

Three Pakistani Americans discuss the upcoming elections in Pakistan at Gourmet Bakery and Sweets on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn. (Photo via The Brooklyn Ink)

Election Fever Grips Brooklyn’s Little Pakistan

Brooklyn, In the News, Politics, South Asian April 25, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Pakistani residents in Flatbush are busy debating their favorite candidates in the May 11 parliament elections. The Brooklyn Ink reports that support for the party of cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan’s is high in the Brooklyn neighborhood.