Some 200 children in northeastern Williamsburg may lose their day care centers after the city decided not to renew the leases for Nuestros Niños and Small World, El Diario reports.
Residents of Cobble Hill were dismayed by two plans put forward by a real estate developer for the Long Island College Hospital site, the Red Hook Star-Revue reports.
A Polish foundation called Culture Shock is sponsoring a series of workshops and events in Greenpoint, reports Greenpoint Gazette.
Members of the DanceAfrica troupe and the Balé Folclórico da Bahia explored Afro-Brazilian roots and traditions at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn May 19.
The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Fort Greene held a masquerade ball to celebrate 15 years, and a new home, reports Brooklyn Daily.
Asian-American poets Monica Ong and Wo Chan read works concerning issues often silenced in their communities, at the “So Fukien Poetic” poetry reading in Dumbo. SinoVision attended the event at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop.
A marker or monument recognizing the contribution of slaves to the founding and growth of NYC has been approved by the City Council and should go up some time this summer in Lower Manhattan, The Amsterdam News reports.
A famous Polish grocer in Greenwood Heights is closing and the building will be converted into apartments, Nowy Dziennik reports.
Hundreds of residents demand more affordable housing in East New York before rezoning plans are unveiled, El Diario reports.
At events in Brighton Beach and Downtown Brooklyn, Russians commemorated the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Allied forces over Nazi Germany, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Yisrael Mizrahi runs Mizrahi Bookstore, a shop with more than 60,000 books in stock – some dating as far back as the Middle Ages – that also relies on an Internet connection. The Jewish Daily Forward pays a visit.
A Brooklyn resident accuses a Sunset Park business of taking advantage of new immigrants and charging for IDNYC application services, reports World Journal.
The dozens of members of Batala NYC, described as an “Afro-Brazilian samba reggae percussion band,” will celebrate the group’s third birthday at “The Carnival Project” in Gowanus.
Students at Brooklyn Friends School heard from Hibakusha, survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and witnessed the dedication of a “peace pole” at their school, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.
The Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music celebrated 10 years with performances from female reggae artists at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts on April 25.