Brooklyn

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Brooklyn Female Day Laborers Demand Better Working Conditions

Brooklyn, Jewish, Labor, Latino September 1, 2015 at 5:13 pm

House cleaners in Williamsburg ask for a raise to $15 per hour, resting time and adequate cleaning materials and protection, El Diario reports.

The final mural in the “Transform/Restore: Brownsville” series, a project that looks to change perceptions of the neighborhood. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A Mural to ‘Transform/Restore’ Brownsville

Brooklyn, Culture, Youth September 1, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Young adults on probation helped to create a mural in Brownsville intended to boost community spirits and “flip” others’ impressions of the neighborhood, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

(Photo by Shannon Geis via Kensington BK)

Summer Session: Studying Urdu in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, South Asian August 28, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Sixty-five students studied Urdu in Brooklyn this summer in a program meant to help connect them with their families, reports Kensington BK.

Laolu Senbanjo (Photo by Jide Alakija via Ditmas Park Corner)

Laolu Senbanjo, a Human Rights Lawyer Turned Artist

African, Brooklyn, Culture August 27, 2015 at 2:34 pm

Laolu Senbanjo, a former human rights lawyer in Nigeria and now an artist and musician in Ditmas Park, talks to Ditmas Park Corner about being Nigerian in Brooklyn, how his Yoruba heritage influences his work and his new art exhibit.

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Afropunk 2015

Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Video August 26, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Hear what Afropunk means to different people in this video filmed in Brooklyn at the Afropunk Fest 2015.

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.

Flanbwayan founder and director Darnell Benoit and student member Pavarotti Absalon (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

Helping Young Haitian Immigrants

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Education, Featured Posts, Immigration, Video August 24, 2015 at 3:43 pm

For the past decade, the Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project in Brooklyn has been helping Haitian youth new to NYC to adjust to new schools and a new life.

(Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)

Celebrating Pakistani Independence in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, South Asian August 24, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Ditmas Park Corner captures the annual Brooklyn Mela, or festival, celebrating Pakistan’s independence day through a photo essay.

Preserving Haitian Music

Preserving Haitian Music

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture August 21, 2015 at 3:54 pm

A Brooklyn high school teacher has just published his second collection of traditional Haitian music, Caribbean Life reports.

Rev. Alexander Piñacúe talks with parishioners outside St. Joan of Arc Church in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanic Priests Get Ready to Welcome the Pope

Brooklyn, Latino, Religion August 21, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Three newly ordained priests from the Diocese of Brooklyn await the opportunity to meet Pope Francis, El Diario reports.

(From Google Maps via Bensonhurst Bean)

First Fine Issued Over Shark Fins

Brooklyn, Crime, East Asian, Food August 20, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Long Quan Seafood Corporation in Brooklyn has been fined in what Bensonhurst Bean calls the first successful prosecution of shark fin trafficking since a statewide ban went into effect last summer.

Artist Sue Jeong Ka demonstrates her piece on female immigrant labor in the city. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

An Income (In)equality Art Exhibit

Brooklyn, Labor August 18, 2015 at 1:20 pm

“In Search of One City: Sensing (in)equality,” on display at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, features a piece on female immigrant workers and other works, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Akiya Cato, Destiny Mitchell, Ray Graham and Jeffrey Cantave were among some of the students at Borough Hall on Wednesday for the NYC Department of Probation’s youth anti-violence summit. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A Brooklyn Youth Summit Against Violence

Brooklyn, Youth August 14, 2015 at 2:32 pm

In Brooklyn, a youth anti-violence summit was held on Aug. 12, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

A "sleep-in" on Bushwick Ave. over the Rheingold site redevelopment. (Photo courtesy of Rheingold Construction Committee)

Bushwick: Urging More Affordable Housing

Brooklyn, Housing August 10, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Protesters want a new developer in Bushwick to include more affordable housing, Greenpoint Gazette reports.

A 1929 Ford Roadster is Danny Mora’s pride and joy. (Photo by Mariela Lombard
via El Diario)

Brooklyn Puerto Ricans Breathe New Life into Classic Cars

Brooklyn, Puerto Rican, Transportation August 4, 2015 at 3:32 pm

At a Sunset Park auto repair shop, a group of Puerto Rican friends bring old cars to their former glory, El Diario reports.