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Third grader Phoenix holds up a card with his name written inKorean. (Photo by Yehyun Kim for Voices of NY)

Introducing Korea to Third Graders in Park Slope

Brooklyn, East Asian, Education, Featured Posts November 26, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Korean customs, language and history were introduced to students at P.S. 321 by visiting Korean university students.

Roberto Domínguez has worked for years in a Brooklyn hatchery. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Thanksgiving Turkeys in Care of Latino Hands

Brooklyn, Latino November 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Many Hispanic customers turn to one of the 80 live poultry markets in the city to get their fresh Thanksgiving turkey, El Diario reports.

Steven Salaita, Katherine Franke and Sarah Aly (l. to r.) listen to a question at an event on the silencing of critics of Israel within academia, at Brooklyn College, on November 20, 2014. (Photo by Matt Surrusco for Voices of NY)

Discussing Free Speech at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern November 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Steven Salaita, a Palestinian-American scholar who lost a tenured job offer over tweets criticizing Israel, spoke at a panel discussion at Brooklyn College.

Russian nesting dolls at st. Petersburg Global Trade House (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Checking out ‘Little Odessa’

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Food November 20, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle takes a photographic and mouth-watering tour of the Brighton Beach area, known as “Little Odessa.”

(Photo by Robyn Lee, Creative Commons license)

Deli Brings Norwegian Comfort Food to Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Northern Europe November 19, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Located in the historically Norwegian neighborhood of Bay Ridge, Nordic Delicacies cooks up comfort foods from family recipes, reports Home Reporter. And it has found an audience beyond Scandinavians.

(Photo by Grzegorz Fryc via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Warsaw Uprising Mural Vandalized

Brooklyn, History, Western European November 17, 2014 at 2:57 pm

A mural in Greenpoint commemorating the Warsaw Uprising of World War II was vandalized early Friday morning, and Polish leaders have vowed it will be restored, Nowy Dziennik reports.

State Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna, and Los Sures Executive Director Ramon Peguero were all present for the inauguration. (Photo by Thomas Servello via Greenpoint Gazette)

Los Sures Helps Renovate for Seniors

Brooklyn, Housing, Seniors November 14, 2014 at 1:59 pm

The tenant group Los Sures helped renovate a 56-unit building for seniors in Williamsburg, Greenpoint Gazette reports.

In the gallery of the Józef Pilsudski Institute of America at its current location. (Photo courtesy of the Józef Pilsudski Institute of America)

Polish Institute Finds New Home in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Eastern European, History November 13, 2014 at 4:39 pm

The Józef Pilsudski Institute of America, which houses Polish-American archives, as well as a library and artwork, is moving to Greenpoint, reports Nowy Dziennik.

The Chinese-language part of the Sunset Park Library. (Photo by Krissa Corbett Cavouras, Creative Commons license)

Can a Library and Affordable Housing Coexist in Sunset Park?

Brooklyn, Housing, Social Services November 13, 2014 at 4:23 pm

News that the Sunset Park Library might expand if space above it is turned into affordable housing drew mixed reactions from locals, reports Home Reporter News.

Jamming in Prospect Heights (Photo via News India Times)

Indian Raga in Prospect Heights

Brooklyn, Culture, South Asian November 13, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Musicians playing Indian Raga jam in Prospect Heights weekly, News India Times reports.

Stores in Greenpoint like this liquor store watch customers with security cameras. (Screen shot of video via Nowy Dziennik)

Greenpoint Stores Lose Thousands to Thieves

Brooklyn, Crime, Western European November 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Greenpoint stores report an increase in shoplifting and the use of fake or stolen credit cards, attributing it to changes in the once mostly-Polish Brooklyn neighborhood, Nowy Dziennik 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.

Coney Island's United Community Church (Photo by Matthew Taub via Brooklyn Brief)

Helping Houses of Worship, Two Years Post-Sandy

Brooklyn, Environment, Religion October 30, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Post-Sandy recovery has eluded houses of worship, because federal dollars can’t be allocated to them. Now there’s a call to get banks to help, Brooklyn Brief reports.

Photos of Hasidic life in the early 1990s on display in Crown Heights. (Photo by Chie Nishio via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Hasidic Life Through Japanese Eyes

Brooklyn, Jewish October 28, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Hasidic life of the early 1990s returns to Crown Heights in an exhibit of photographs taken through the lens of Japanese photographer Chie Nishio, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

Brooklyn residents Gerard Paul Filche (r.)and Jean Alexandre (center) celebrated with  council member Mathieu Eugene (Photo by Matthew Taub via Brooklyn Brief)

In Brooklyn, Praise for Haitian Family Reunification Program

Brooklyn, Caribbean October 28, 2014 at 4:03 pm

The Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program will be implemented by the Department of Homeland Security and work to reunify Haitian families, reports Brooklyn Brief.