Post Tagged with: "Brooklyn"

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#BHeard at BRIC’s Town Hall on Gentrification

Brooklyn, Business, Housing January 26, 2015 at 3:25 pm

BRIC is hosting a town hall on gentrification in Brooklyn on Jan. 28, urging all voices in the borough to #BHeard.

Unique to Greenpoint is a shifting demographic, from Polish to American. Many  businesses have had to adapt to stay afloat. (Photo by "Bitch Cakes," Creative Commons license)

‘A Changing Brooklyn’ by Neighborhood

Brooklyn, Business, In the News August 12, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Reporters from The Brooklyn Ink spanned across the borough to document the changes happening within individual neighborhoods in this series on “A Changing Brooklyn.”

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.

Bushwick’s Raw Ministries Draws Untraditional Worshippers

Bushwick’s Raw Ministries Draws Untraditional Worshippers

African American, Featured Posts, Religion, Video, Voices' Picks January 10, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Several members of the congregation have struggled with substance abuse or spent time in prison.

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Hijabs and Hip Hop: Video Challenges Stereotypes

Brooklyn, In the News, Media, Muslim, Video, Women December 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Women’s eNews reports on a new video set to a Jay-Z song of veiled Muslim women in Brooklyn and across the U.S. playing sports, posing in trendy styles and just hanging out, in hopes of turning the tables on mainstream depictions and stereotypes.

Public Advocate-elect Letitia James (center) and City Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo. (Photo via Ken Thompson's campaign Facebook page)

Political ‘Renaissance’ for Blacks in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Politics November 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm

African-American wins in Brooklyn on Election Day ranged from City Council seats to borough and citywide positions, suggesting a community “renaissance” or at the least a “renewal,” reports The Brooklyn Ink.

Recently elected Brooklyn councilmen Carlos Menchaca (left), Antonio Reynoso (center) and Rafael Espinal with the editorial board at El Diario/La Prensa. (Photo by Marion Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Young Blood Ready to Shake Up City Council

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics November 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Meeting with El Diario’s editorial board, three recently elected young Latinos vowed to reform New York’s City Council.

Members of the Central Park Five, left to right - Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise, Kevin Richardson, and Raymond Santana. (Photo by Maysles Institute, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Are Prosecutors Untouchable, Free of Accountability?

Brooklyn, Government, Opinion, Revson Covering NYC October 28, 2013 at 1:16 pm

In instances like the Central Park Jogger case, in which five innocent teens were convicted for a vicious crime they did not commit, what are the consequences for the prosecutors who oversaw such a travesty of justice? Are they untouchable? Are they free from accountability?

(Photo by Gwynne Hogan/Voices of NY)

Bushwick Students Embrace Urban Farming, Fight Obesity

Brooklyn, Education, Featured Posts, Food, Voices' Picks October 24, 2013 at 5:00 am

Teens learn how to grow their own food and in the process fight obesity rates in neighborhood.

Students protest co-location at Coney Island Prep, in 2011. Co-location is a concern across the city.  (BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/file photo via Home Reporter News)

Co-Location Woes in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Education, Elections 2013, Politics September 27, 2013 at 2:21 pm

One community in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn is left reeling after the decision for a co-location charter school took place without parents and teachers being adequately notified, reports Home Reporter News.

Immigration Reform Supporters Rally to Reinvigorate Cause

Immigration Reform Supporters Rally to Reinvigorate Cause

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Immigration September 27, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Following a sluggish summer, supporters of immigration reform across the country will rally on October 5.

A pre-mural painting by teen participants in Groundswell’s Recovery Diaspora Project Photo: All photos courtesy of Groundswell via Colorline

Teen Artists Portray Sandy Stories in Murals

Brooklyn, Culture, Environment August 6, 2013 at 6:49 pm

A community organization in Brooklyn’s Park Slope is working on a series of murals to restore some of what Hurricane Sandy washed away. Groundswell is employing teenage artists from across the city to paint their Sandy stories, reports Jamilah King in Colorlines.

(Photo by MTA, via Flickr, Creative Commons license)

DA Hynes Seeks 7th Term, Legacy Under Attack

Brooklyn, Crime, Elections 2013, Revson Covering NYC August 6, 2013 at 5:56 pm

One of the most significant campaigns in the 2013 election cycle is also one of the least known: The race to unseat Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, a veteran Democrat whose tenure is under attack over a series of wrongful convictions.

Candidates for the 48th City Council District, from left to right: Ari Kagan, Theresa Scavo, Chaim Deutsch, Igor Oberman, Natraj Bhushan, David Storobin. (Photos courtetsy of the campaigns via Gotham Gazette).

Sandy’s Lessons Shape Council Race in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Environment, Politics August 1, 2013 at 11:52 pm

The debate about how best to prepare for the next major storm that could hit New York City’s shores is dominating the fiercely contested 48th City Council District in southern Brooklyn to replace Councilman Michael Nelson, reports Latima Stephens in Gotham Gazette.

In 13 years as Brooklyn borough president, Marty Markowitz has been a tireless, media-savvy cheerleader for the borough, including the controversial Atlantic Yards development. (Photo by Azi Paybarah, Flickr Creative Commons License)

In Marty Markowitz Tenure, a Cautionary Tale

As Marty Markowitz’s third term as Brooklyn Borough President comes to an end this year, voters having to decide who will succeed him are left with many open questions about his legacy, and even the function of the job.