Post Tagged with: "South Brooklyn"

‘Brooklyn Before’ in Photographs

‘Brooklyn Before’ in Photographs

Brooklyn, Culture, History, Puerto Rican, Western European December 17, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Photographer Larry Racioppo evokes South Brooklyn of more than four decades ago. Bklyner spoke with him about his book and current retrospective.

City Council member Vincent Gentile introduced legislation earlier this year that imposes strict fines on landlords that make illegal conversions into multi-family homes.

Impact of Illegal Conversion Law in Southern Brooklyn

Brooklyn, East Asian, Housing November 21, 2017 at 3:33 pm

Critics of the new illegal home conversion law say it does not provide alternative options to displaced tenants as the city faces an affordable housing crisis, reports Kings County Politics.

Abdullah Kwaja, president of the Turkestanian Association speaks at the press conference (Photo by Comice Johnson via Bklyner)

Uzbek Leaders Meet with Eric Adams

Asian, Brooklyn November 2, 2017 at 6:05 pm

Leaders of the Uzbek community met with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams in an “emergency meeting” following the truck attack in Manhattan on Tuesday, reports Bklyner.

Irene Chu (right), the new president of the Stars & Stripes Democratic Club, with other members and guests at the club's annual dinner dance. (Photo by SB News via Brooklyn Reporter)

New President for South Brooklyn Democratic Club

Brooklyn, East Asian, Politics June 29, 2016 at 2:37 pm

Brooklyn Reporter and Bensonhurst Bean report that Irene Chu has been appointed the president of the Stars and Stripes Regular Democratic Club of the 49th Assembly District, a sign of the growing political clout of the Chinese community in South Brooklyn.

Billy Thai (Photo courtesy of his campaign website)

Billy Thai Aims to be Brooklyn’s ‘First Chinese American-Born Elected Official’

Brooklyn, Elections 2016, Politics June 10, 2016 at 2:56 pm

Kings County Politics and Bensonhurst Bean report that electrical engineer Billy Thai will be running for male Democratic leader for the 47th Assembly District in South Brooklyn “so that someone who is truly from our community … can truly speak and advocate on behalf of the Chinese American family.”

(Photo provided by Paul Moses via Sheepshead Bites)

From Hate to Love – the ‘Unlikely Union’ of Irish and Italians

Brooklyn, History, Western European July 7, 2015 at 6:42 pm

In an interview with Sheepshead Bites, Paul Moses gives a glimpse into the changing relationship of the Irish and Italian communities, the subject of his new book “An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York’s Irish and Italians.”

(Photo via Sheepshead Bites)

New Plans for Brooklyn Greek Festival

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European May 28, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Organizers of the Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church’s Greek Festival in South Brooklyn hope events for kids, a vendor market and Cretan Night will turn the annual celebration, which has “been stagnant in recent years,” into a major community event, reports Sheepshead Bites.

RAOA President Belogorodsky holds up NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton’s official stamp of approval. (Photo courtesy of RAOA via Sheepshead Bites)

Russian American Officers Recognized by NYPD

Brooklyn, Eastern European, New York, Police April 7, 2015 at 2:42 pm

The Russian American Officers Association was officially accepted as a fraternal organization of the NYPD, Sheepshead Bites reports.

The seminar attracted a large number of elderly Chinese.  Second from the right is Charles Hynes and Lena Chen is second from the left. (Photo via World Journal)

‘Blessing Scam’ Defrauding Elderly Chinese in South Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Crime, East Asian April 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Scammers are defrauding elderly Chinese in Sheepshead Bay of money, IDs and other valuables. Local police and community organizations are joining hands to educate the area’s seniors about how to protect themselves from such crimes, reports World Journal.

Jewish and Turkish Muslim members of Young Peace Builders have bonded through joint religious and educational program. (Photo via The Jewish Week)

Jewish and Muslim Teens Build Ties in Southern Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, Religion April 12, 2013 at 3:12 pm

A little-noticed friendship between Russian Jews and Turkish Muslim teenagers is taking root in southern Brooklyn thanks to Young Peace Builders, a program started three years ago by a community center and a school, reports the The Jewish Week.

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.

Brooklyn Mother Hopes to Close Gap Between Arab Parents and Children

Brooklyn, Culture, In the News, Middle Eastern February 17, 2012 at 5:15 pm

With reports of drug use on the rise among young people in southwest Brooklyn, many parents in the Arab community are finding it difficult to connect with their American-born children. One mother, the Egyptian-born Aziza Hussein, decided to do something about this disconnect.