House cleaners in Williamsburg ask for a raise to $15 per hour, resting time and adequate cleaning materials and protection, El Diario reports.
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.
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, 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.
Hear what Afropunk means to different people in this video filmed in Brooklyn at the Afropunk Fest 2015.
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.
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.
Ditmas Park Corner captures the annual Brooklyn Mela, or festival, celebrating Pakistan’s independence day through a photo essay.
A Brooklyn high school teacher has just published his second collection of traditional Haitian music, Caribbean Life reports.
Three newly ordained priests from the Diocese of Brooklyn await the opportunity to meet Pope Francis, El Diario reports.
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.
“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.
In Brooklyn, a youth anti-violence summit was held on Aug. 12, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Protesters want a new developer in Bushwick to include more affordable housing, Greenpoint Gazette reports.
At a Sunset Park auto repair shop, a group of Puerto Rican friends bring old cars to their former glory, El Diario reports.