Post Tagged with: "Coney Island"

Old and new: A walking tour of Coney Island on April 21 will educate people about businesses that were started by immigrants, including Nathan’s Famous Frankfurters. (Photo from the Coney Island History Project via Brooklyn Paper)

The Immigrants Behind Coney Island’s Iconic Businesses

Business, History, Immigration April 20, 2018 at 1:29 pm

The “Immigrant Heritage Tour of Coney Island,” taking place on April 21, will inform visitors about the famous businesses in the area founded by immigrants, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Pamela Harris (Photo by Paula Katinas via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Embracing Politics on Coney Island

Black, Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Government, Youth May 4, 2016 at 12:17 pm

Pamela Harris, who represents Coney Island, Seagate and parts of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights in the New York State Assembly, talks with Brooklyn Daily Eagle about her years as a correction officer at Rikers Island and her work in getting Coney Island Generation Gap off the ground.

A community member tells a panel of her concerns about a proposed shelter plan in Coney Island. (Photo by Jerry Del Priore via Bensonhurst Bean)

Concerns about a Proposed Shelter in Coney Island

Brooklyn, Housing, Women December 9, 2016 at 2:54 pm

Locals voiced their opposition to a proposed shelter for mothers and their children at a public meeting attended by officials and the director of the nonprofit Women in Need, Christine Quinn, reports Bensonhurst Bean.

(Image courtesy of The Brooklyn Museum)

Exploring ‘A Coney Island of the Mind’

Brooklyn, History December 8, 2015 at 4:06 pm

It’s had ups and downs, and lately has been doing well. Read The Forward to learn about a number of exhibits showcasing Coney Island, and what they suggest about the history and the soul of the place.

Assembly Members Joe Lentol and Dov Hikind join Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson and Jewish leaders at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (Photo via Greenpoint Gazette)l

Distributing Food for Passover in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish April 2, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Across Brooklyn, food was distributed to the needy in advance of Passover, report Brooklyn Daily and Greenpoint Gazette.

Concerned area residents attending a meeting about proposed plans for a 40-story tower in Coney Island. (Photo via Bensonhurst Bean)

A ‘Hipster Enclave’ on Coney Island?

Brooklyn, Real Estate, Seniors January 27, 2015 at 6:29 pm

Seniors booed a developer’s proposal at a lively meeting in Coney Island, the Brooklyn Daily and Bensonhurst Bean reports.

A panel discussing the Brooklyn Community Foundation report at the Brooklyn Museum Octo. 30 (Photo by Jeyhoun Allebaugh via  Brooklyn Community Foundation)

Brooklynites’ Concerns: Poverty, Juvenile Justice, Immigrants

Brooklyn, Immigration, Youth November 4, 2014 at 2:51 pm

The Brooklyn Community Foundation issued a new report, “Brooklyn Insights,” highlighting residents’ concerns about poverty, juvenile justice and the growing immigrant population, Brooklyn Brief reports.

A Tale of Two Brooklyns: Borough Home to 5 of City’s Poorest Nabes, 2 of Richest

A Tale of Two Brooklyns: Borough Home to 5 of City’s Poorest Nabes, 2 of Richest

Brooklyn, Economy, Revson Covering NYC October 14, 2013 at 12:15 pm

According to a new report, wealth in New York City is geographically concentrated, but the poverty’s dispersed. And no place is that displayed better than in Bill de Blasio’s home borough of Brooklyn.

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.

Three Months On, Still Struggling After Sandy

Three Months On, Still Struggling After Sandy

Business, Environment, Featured Posts, Housing, Social Services February 4, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Residents and businesses in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island continue to rebuild their livelihoods three months after Hurricane Sandy destroyed much of it. The community and ethnic press looks at neighborhoods and groups still struggling to recover.

Immigrants have been struggling in the aftermath of Sandy, living in cold, damp homes with mold and other health challenges and unable to get FEMA help. (Photo by Saundi Wilson via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Immigrants Face Bigger Hurdles in Sandy Recovery

Communities, Environment, Featured Posts, Health, Social Services December 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Language and cultural barriers in immigrant communities are complicating efforts by nonprofit and government relief workers to provide assistance, raising the prospect of serious health and financial consequences for this already-vulnerable population.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, volunteer efforts have sometimes been more visible than official government recovery work. From feeding the hungry to treating the sick to doing clean-up work in flooded houses, neighborhood groups and grassroots collectives have coordinated a multifaceted response to the storm. At left, teachers from central Brooklyn pass out batteries and other supplies to Coney Islanders in the MCU Park parking lot. (Photo by Neil deMause via City Limits)
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Volunteer Relief Groups Outpace City, Feds in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Environment, Housing, In the News November 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Residents in Brooklyn’s coastal fringes devastated by Hurricane Sandy are complaining of slow response from federal and city agencies, reports The Brooklyn Bureau. But community groups are filling the void.

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