Post Tagged with: "East New York"

East New York residents speak to City Limits about their concerns regarding the mayor's rezoning plan. (Image via City Limits)

East New York Residents on Rezoning, A Year Later

Brooklyn, Government, Housing June 16, 2017 at 5:25 pm

In videos produced by City Limits, East New York residents voice their hopes and concerns more than a year after the neighborhood became the first to be rezoned under the mayor’s affordable housing plan.

(Photo via BK Reader)

A Year of ‘ARTs’ in East New York

Brooklyn, Culture May 11, 2017 at 4:50 pm

ARTs East New York, which strives to bring art programs and opportunities to the Brooklyn neighborhood, marks its first anniversary, report BK Reader and Amsterdam News.

Eric González was born and raised in Brooklyn to Puerto Rican parents. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Eric González in Historic Race for Brooklyn DA

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Puerto Rican April 27, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric González, of Puerto Rican heritage, seeks to be the first Latino district attorney elected in the state of New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

‘Heart Bombing’ in East New York

‘Heart Bombing’ in East New York

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, History, Video February 28, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Preserving East New York sponsored a “heart bombing” of the Empire State Dairy to raise awareness of historic buildings in the neighborhood.

Sophia Dawson, artist-in-resident at ARTs East New York (Image via City Limits video)

‘ARTs’ in East New York

Brooklyn, Culture July 1, 2016 at 5:28 pm

A City Limits video profiles ARTs East New York, a nonprofit intent on changing perceptions of the Brooklyn neighborhood and empowering the community through art.

East New York residents demonstrate in Brooklyn to demand to be included in the affordable housing plan. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

East New York Residents Ask that Rezoning Benefit the Poor

Brooklyn, Government, Housing April 4, 2016 at 11:44 am

East New York’s residents want City Hall’s rezoning plan to create more affordable housing for low-income people in at least 50 percent of all new construction, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mary Ulloa serves lunch to seniors at the La Familia Adult Day Center on Fulton street in Brooklyn (photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Supporting Small Biz in East New York

Brooklyn, Business, Housing March 9, 2016 at 4:55 pm

The viability of small businesses in East New York may be threatened by the city’s rezoning plan, reports City Limits.

Protestors outside the DCP review session on September 21 (Photo by Abigail Savitch-Lew via City Limits)

Planning for a New East New York

Brooklyn, Business, Housing, Real Estate September 22, 2015 at 3:09 pm

The East New York rezoning proposal has yet to be approved, but it is coming under fire for a number of reasons, City Limits reports.

East New York (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Rezoning Plans Bring Hope, Worry To East New York

Brooklyn, Housing May 13, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Hundreds of residents demand more affordable housing in East New York before rezoning plans are unveiled, El Diario reports.

Exterior of John Avelluto's Bay Ridge bar, the Owl's Head. (Photo by Daniel Stein-Sayles via City Limits)

In Brooklyn, Unequal Support of the Arts

Brooklyn, Culture January 8, 2015 at 3:01 pm

In New York’s hip borough of Brooklyn, some neighborhoods receive paltry support for the arts, City Limits 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.

Rendering of the space where empty lots currently stand. (Image via Brooklyn Brief)

Empty Lots in Brooklyn to Become Affordable Spaces

Brooklyn, Business October 17, 2014 at 11:16 am

The [Re]New Lots Markets & Artist Incubator Project is turning two vacant lots in East New York into affordable spaces for artists and retailers, reports Brooklyn Brief.

Daesean Hill, 8 (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Boy’s Death Leads to Force for Change

African American, Brooklyn, Crime November 22, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Man Up! commemorated the 10-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of Daesean Hill, reports Amsterdam News. The community advocacy group attributes its founding to the senseless death of 8-year-old boy, who was hit by a stray bullet.

New "African Burial Ground Square" sign unveiled (Photo via video from Tyrik Washington)

‘African Burial Ground’ Renaming Resurrects History

Black, Brooklyn, History October 17, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Three years after the remains of slaves were found in the New Lots section of East New York, the area has been renamed “African Burial Ground Square” in homage to the community’s roots, reports Amsterdam News.

Muslim men, mainly Bangladeshis, observed the end of Ramadan, or Eid, in an East New York parking lot. (Photo by Abigail Savitch-Lew via Brooklyn Bureau)

Brooklyn’s Growing Bangladeshi Enclave

Brooklyn, Culture, Demographics, In the News, South Asian August 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm

The City Line area of East New York is fast becoming an enclave of the burgeoning Bangladeshi community, reports the Brooklyn Bureau. The area has undergone a rapid demographic change over the last decade.