Post Tagged with: "Flatbush"

Flatbush Caton Market (Screen shot via Brooklyn Daily Eagle video)

A Temporary Home for Flatbush Caton Market

Brooklyn, Business, Caribbean February 1, 2018 at 5:21 pm

See Flatbush Caton Market during its reopening weekend in a story and video from Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Up and running: Caribbean shopping center Flatbush Caton Market reopens tonight inside a new temporary space with back-to-back festivities for customers new and old. (File photo by Jason Speakman via Brooklyn Paper)

Flatbush Caton Market Reopens

Brooklyn, Business, Caribbean January 26, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Two days of Caribbean food and activities mark the return of the Flatbush Caton Market, reports Brooklyn Paper.

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.

Candidates for the 40th District City Council seat: Brian Cunningham (left) and incumbent Mathieu Eugene (Photo via The Haitian Times)

A ‘Game Changer’ in the Flatbush Race?

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Elections 2017 November 6, 2017 at 5:07 pm

The Haitian Times looks at the 40th district City Council race between Mathieu Eugene, the first Haitian elected to the Council, and challenger Brian Cunningham who has received the support of the Working Families Party.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (center) at the event designating the Little Caribbean, along with Shelley Worrell of CaribBEING (right) who led the campaign for the designation. (Photo via BKLYNER)

‘Little Caribbean’ Naming in Flatbush Premature?

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Demographics September 28, 2017 at 5:03 pm

Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte took issue with the designation of “Little Caribbean” in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, report BKLYNER and Kings County Politics.

Shelley Worrell, founder of cultural advocacy group Caribbeing, spearheaded the movement to designate parts of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Flatbush as “Little Caribbean.” (Photo by Caleb Caldwell via Brooklyn Paper)

‘Little Caribbean’ Designation Comes to Flatbush

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration September 22, 2017 at 2:22 pm

Segments of Flatbush and Nostrand avenues and Empire Blvd. will soon have signs designating the area as “Little Caribbean,” Brooklyn Paper reports.

HALANY President Ritha Pierre (left) and Rodney Pepe-Souvenir were just two of the many lawyers on hand during HALANY’s Temporary Protected Status renewal clinic held in Flatbush in June. (Photo courtesy of HALANY via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Haitian Attorneys Hold TPS Clinics in Flatbush

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration July 17, 2017 at 3:12 pm

The Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York have held clinics to assist community members ahead of the expected termination of Temporary Protected Status in January of next year, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Culinary ‘Calypso’ in Brooklyn

Culinary ‘Calypso’ in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Featured Posts, Food, Voices' Picks May 23, 2016 at 10:54 am

In Flatbush, a mother from Trinidad is joined by her daughter and son in the family roti business.

Protest outside Errol’s Caribbean Bakery on Dec. 17. (Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)

Neighbors Turn Out in Support of Caribbean Bakery

Brooklyn, Business, Caribbean, Food December 21, 2016 at 1:34 pm

Errol Miller, of Errol’s Caribbean Bakery, has been ordered to leave the Flatbush Avenue property by the end of February, reports Ditmas Park Corner. Longtime and new patrons rallied in support of the 15-year-old bakery.

At the Middle School of Art and Philosophy in Flatbush, Rodrigo Rangel helps a student with homework after school. (Photos by Alejandra O'Connell for Voices of NY)

Making and Teaching Art in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks, Youth December 9, 2016 at 5:44 pm

Artist Rodrigo Rangel makes art and teaches art to 12-14 year olds.

Ernest Skinner speaks to the crowd at D’Savannah, with Council member Jumaane Williams in the back, where the Ernest McD. Skinner Political Association revealed its new identity. (Photo courtesy of the Ernest McD. Skinner Political Association via Home Reporter)

For Flatbush Political Club, a New Name and a Push for Members

Brooklyn, Politics March 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm

According to Home Reporter, the recently renamed Ernest McD. Skinner Political Association, originally founded by City Council member Jumaane Williams, hopes to increase its membership and thereby have influence and give a voice to Flatbush.

(Photo by Sarah Crean via Ditmas Park Corner)

CaribBEING, a New Arts ‘House’ in Flatbush

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture February 23, 2016 at 4:09 pm

The recently opened caribBEING House is the latest initiative of a Flatbush nonprofit in their aim to fill the dearth of cultural spaces in central Brooklyn, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

at "After the Fête" on Sept. 15. (Photo by Georgine Benvenuto via Brooklyn Paper)

A Positive Fair in the Wake of J’ouvert

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture September 19, 2016 at 5:09 pm

The Flatbush Junction BID sponsored a fair on Sept. 15, Brooklyn Paper reports, to demonstrate “the positivity of Caribbean experience and culture.”

District Leader Vote Could Make History for Haitians

District Leader Vote Could Make History for Haitians

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Elections 2016, Politics September 12, 2016 at 3:31 pm

A win in the Sept. 13 primaries for Josue Pierre, the candidate running to become the 42nd Assembly male district leader, means control of the Democratic Party in Flatbush for the Haitian community, reports The Haitian Times.

Alex Belanchuk of Alex Shoe Repair in Flatbush. (Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)

A Tale of Two Shoe Repairs

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European, Manhattan August 25, 2015 at 1:19 pm

Weeks after The Lo-Down covered the shuttering of Alex Shoe Repair on the Lower East Side, Ditmas Park Corner reports on the impending closure of Alex’s Shoe Repair in Flatbush. After at least two decades in business, both faced rent hikes.