Brooklyn

Yocheved Lerner-Miller and other women seek to join the Hatzalah ambulance service.

Orthodox women seek role as EMTs

Brooklyn, Culture December 2, 2011 at 4:56 pm

A group of Orthodox Jewish women is agitating to join the ranks of the Brooklyn branch of the Hatzalah, the volunteer ambulance corps born in the Hasidic neighborhoods of the borough that has grown to a worldwide organization.

Republicans seek ‘Jewish superdistrict’

Brooklyn, In the News, Politics December 2, 2011 at 3:30 pm

With the deadline to present maps of new district lines approaching, various ethnic groups are pressing for more representation in Congress and the State Legislature. Now, they’ve been joined by Republicans who see a “Jewish superdistrict” in Brooklyn as a key to maintaining their majority in the Senate.

“Legendary graffiti artist Lee Quinones pays homage to Notorious B.I.G. and Che Guevara with his latest mural.

Legendary artist finishes mural in Fort Greene

African American, Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts November 30, 2011 at 1:44 pm

A new mural in Brooklyn pays tribute to gangsta-rap artist Notorious B.I.G., a hip-hop pioneer gunned down in 1997.

Yitzchak Shuchat is pending extradition from Israel, wanted in connection with the attack on a black teen in 2008.

Hate crime charge roils Jewish patrols

Brooklyn, In the News November 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm

A hate crime case puts a feud between Jewish groups back in the spotlight.

Small business owners in Brooklyn claim they were fined “excessively” by city inspectors for small violations that they immediately corrected.

Small businesses denounce petty fines

Brooklyn, Economy, Featured Posts, Latino, Mexican November 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Small business owners claim they were fined “excessively” by inspectors for small violations that they immediately corrected.

Captain Tadeusz Wrona at the Polish & Slavic Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Polish Americans outraged over SNL skit

Brooklyn, Eastern European November 29, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Polish Americans are outraged over a “Saturday Night Live” skit that took an ethnic jab at Polish Airlines pilot Tadeusz Wrona, dubbed the “Polish Sully” after he safely landed a plane with malfunctioning landing gear in early November.

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