Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Denouncing Mosque Attacks in Brooklyn

Denouncing Mosque Attacks in Brooklyn

A coalition of Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders gathered to condemn attacks that occurred in Brooklyn over the weekend, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

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First Chinese Endorsed for Leadership in Brooklyn

First Chinese Endorsed for Leadership in Brooklyn

If Nancy Tong, a community liaison in Bensonhurst, wins the post of female Democratic district leader in the 47th State Assembly District, she will be the first Chinese Democratic leader in the borough, Sing Tao Daily reports.

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Giglio Feast Celebrated in Williamsburg

Giglio Feast Celebrated in Williamsburg

Home Reporter writes about celebrants honoring the memory of St. Paulinus with the Italian Giglio Feast in Brooklyn.

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Brooklyn Takes on Southeast Asian Cuisines

Brooklyn Takes on Southeast Asian Cuisines

Greenpoint Gazette highlights, in separate stories, a chef adding her own twist to home-cooked Filipino meals and a new Malaysian restaurant inspired by dishes found in the region's night markets.

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John Liu Garners Chinese Support Across NYC

John Liu Garners Chinese Support Across NYC

Based on two fundraisers recently held by John Liu – one in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan – it's clear that Liu has extensive Chinese support in his race against Queens District 11 state Sen. Tony Avella, World Journal and Sing Tao Daily report.

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Bushwick LGBT Parade Focuses on Transgender Rights

Bushwick LGBT Parade Focuses on Transgender Rights

The 9th Annual Bushwick Pride march, organized by the immigration advocacy group Make the Road New York, set out to spotlight the transgender community, El Diario reports.

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Pride Parade in a Changing Bushwick

Pride Parade in a Changing Bushwick

Brooklyn Based writes about the forthcoming Bushwick Pride parade, whose organizers say there is a long-established black and Latino LGBTQ community that objects to recent arrivals touting a "newer, friendlier gay Bushwick."

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Confronting Gun Violence in NYC

Confronting Gun Violence in NYC

In three articles, the Amsterdam News reports on community action to oppose the shootings and violence which appear to have picked up in certain NYC neighborhoods this summer.

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Sunset Park Sees First Chinese-American Captain

Sunset Park Sees First Chinese-American Captain

According to Home Reporter News, Tommy Ng has taken over as the commanding officer in the Brooklyn neighborhood, where over a quarter of the population is Asian, most of them Chinese.

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When Brooklyn Was Irish

When Brooklyn Was Irish

A new novel about the Irish in Brooklyn and a movie based on the Colm Tóibín novel "Brooklyn" both remind of a time when the Irish had a big influence in the borough, Irish Voice notes.

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Steel Cows in Brooklyn

Steel Cows in Brooklyn

A Brooklyn Daily Eagle reporter discovers artwork by chance in Red Hook, from "beauteous bovines" to a sort of literary "Stairway to Heaven."

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