Post Tagged with: "Crown Heights"

Mohammed Kamara in good spirits at his store. (Photo by Emily Rostek via BKReader)

Liberian Tries to Save His Store

African, Brooklyn, Business February 2, 2018 at 2:22 pm

BK Reader reports on the plight of a Liberian immigrant who is trying to save his hardware store in Crown Heights.

Jacuqeline Woodson, the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. (Photo by Jason Speakman via Brooklyn Daily)

On Being a Literary Ambassador to Children

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Youth January 25, 2018 at 2:01 pm

Author Jacqueline Woodson talks with Brooklyn Daily about being named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress.

W.E.B DuBois High School at 402 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights Screen shot via Google Maps)

Officials Ask for Delay on W.E.B. DuBois High School Vote

African American, Brooklyn, Education January 18, 2018 at 5:25 pm

Central Brooklyn officials asked Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to postpone a vote on closing W.E.B. DuBois High School, located in rapidly gentrifying Crown Heights, reports Kings County Politics.

Hijabi Beauty Vloggers Inspire Brooklyn Playwright

Hijabi Beauty Vloggers Inspire Brooklyn Playwright

Brooklyn, Muslim, Religion January 10, 2018 at 1:10 pm

Muslim beauty gurus on YouTube inspired playwright Sarah Badiyah Sakaan to produce “The Art of Hijab, Kohl Black, and the Right Way to Pray,” an interfaith play premiering Jan. 11 in Crown Heights, reports Brooklyn Paper.

An Orthodox man works at a computer station at Medgar Evers’ library, where a bust of rapper Biggie Smalls sits prominently in the center. (Photo by Amy Sara Clark via The Jewish Week)

Jewish Students ‘Find an Unexpected Home’ at Medgar Evers

Black, Brooklyn, Education, Jewish January 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm

A small but growing number of Jewish students in Crown Heights are enrolling at Medgar Evers College following efforts by the school to boost enrollment and diversity, reports The Jewish Week.

More than 100 students, parents and community members waited over an hour for Dept. of Education officials to show up and explain their decision to close W. E.B. DuBois High School in Crown Heights. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

School Closing Planned in Crown Heights

Education, New York, Real Estate December 14, 2017 at 2:47 pm

The Department of Education plans to close a school in gentrifying Crown Heights, and community members believe that development is behind the plan, reports Kings County Politics.

Adem Bunkeddeko (Photo by Phoebe Taylor Vuolo via Kings County Politics)

In Brooklyn, Challenging Rep. Yvette Clarke

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Immigration December 7, 2017 at 1:19 pm

The son of Ugandan immigrants is challenging Yvette Clarke for the House of Representatives seat she has held for more than a decade. Kings County Politics speaks with Adem Bunkeddeko.

The Bedford-Union Armory in brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Rezoning Criticized in Neighborhoods of Color

Brooklyn, Housing December 4, 2017 at 5:14 pm

Anti-gentrification activists question the city’s decision to transform Brooklyn’s Bedford-Union Armory into a recreational center, a controversy that adds to the one created by the rezoning of East Harlem, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Participating artist Jazmin Hayes in front of her work displaying cornrows. (Photo by Jordan Rathkopf via Caribbean Life)

Art at a New Community Center

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture November 3, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Works by local artists are on exhibit at the new Crown Heights location of Diaspora Community Services, reports Caribbean Life.

The Bedford Armory. (Photo by Ben Foldy via Bklyner)

Resignation Over Bedford Armory

Brooklyn, Housing, New York October 30, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Days before plans were approved by the NYC Planning Commission, neighbors of the Bedford Armory in Crown Heights weighed in on the redevelopment project in BKLYNER.

This spicy tuna salad on a pretzel bread bun was too die for. (Photo provided to Kings County Politics)

First US Kosher Food Crawl Held in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish October 26, 2017 at 3:38 pm

The Forward and Kings County Politics cover the country’s first kosher food crawl, “A Taste of Crown Heights.”

Sharifa Hodges, founder of Seneca Village Montessori (Photo by Megan McGibney via BKLYNER)

Taking Pride in African Heritage at a Brooklyn School

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Education September 12, 2017 at 3:53 pm

Seneca Village Montessori, a school slated for a January 2018 opening, will encourage young children to embrace their African heritage and teach them that their story “does not begin with slavery,” reports BKLYNER.

(Photo courtesy of Sam Reinstein and Kol Israel via The Forward)

A ‘Superhuman Mission’ at a Brooklyn Synagogue

Brooklyn, Jewish September 1, 2017 at 3:41 pm

The first-ever Jewish Comic Con last year at Kol Israel was among Rabbi Sam Reinstein’s plans for restoring the Crown Heights synagogue to its former glory, writes The Forward.

Museum educator Daniela Fifi was appointed vice president of programs and education at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. (Photo via Caribbean Life)

New Trinidadian Education VP at Children’s Museum

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Education, Youth August 2, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Caribbean Life profiles the new vice president of programs and education at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum – Trinidadian-American Daniela Fifi.

Chava Shervington (Photo via Brooklyn Deep)

On Being at the Intersection of Central Brooklyn’s Black and Jewish Communities

Black, Brooklyn, Jewish, New York June 9, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Brooklyn Deep’s Third Rail podcast interviews Chava Shervington, a Black Orthodox woman who lived for five years with her family in Crown Heights, about the perpetuation of myths around the intersection of the two communities.