Brooklyn

Nancy Tong (Photo by Kimberly Conner for Voice of NY)

Brooklyn’s First Asian American District Leader Aims to Help

Brooklyn, East Asian, Politics October 21, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Nancy Tong, the first Asian-American district leader in Brooklyn, wants to help open more pre-K facilities and promote affordable housing for seniors.

Rendering of the space where empty lots currently stand. (Image via Brooklyn Brief)

Empty Lots in Brooklyn to Become Affordable Spaces

Brooklyn, Business October 17, 2014 at 11:16 am

The [Re]New Lots Markets & Artist Incubator Project is turning two vacant lots in East New York into affordable spaces for artists and retailers, reports Brooklyn Brief.

With grandson Denzel, Chico Boyer checks his hives. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Caribbean Life)

Brooklyn Couple to Promote Beekeeping in Haiti

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Environment, Food October 10, 2014 at 12:49 pm

A Brooklyn couple’s love for beekeeping has led to the idea of promoting it in Haiti, where it could generate income for the unemployed youth, reports Caribbean Life.

Moses Walton (Photo by Emrys Eller via Gotham Gazette)

Do You Feel Safer Since Sandy?

Brooklyn, Environment, Manhattan October 6, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Reporters from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, climate news site AdaptNY, and NY Environment Report went to two neighborhoods hit hard by Sandy two years ago, and early reports are in Gotham Gazette.

Principal Christina
Cieloszczyk of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy (Photo by Wojtek Maślanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish School Performs Above City Average

Brooklyn, Education October 6, 2014 at 4:29 pm

At Greenpoint’s St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, the percentage of students who met or exceeded proficiency on standardized tests was twice that of those across NY, reports Nowy Dziennik.

(Photo by Aura Bogada via Colorlines)

Hundreds Attend Sunset Park Town Hall

Brooklyn, Police October 3, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Local politicians and police department representatives were on hand to hear residents voice concerns about police brutality, Colorlines reports.

J.Crew opened its doors in Williamsburg on Friday. (Photo by Matthew Taub via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Chain Store Debate Grows, Again, Out of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Business October 1, 2014 at 3:29 pm

As national retailers take over Williamsburg streets, a Brooklyn Brief article considers both sides of the chain store debate and the often conflicting conclusions.

A Brooklyn judge dismissed a lawsuit by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), allowing NYU-Langone to take over the walk-in emergency department at LICH. (Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Conflicts Continue over LICH Future

Brooklyn, Health September 30, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Community members are upset over a judge’s ruling that will now allow NYU Langone Medical Center to hire whomever it wants for the walk-in emergency center at LICH, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Asher Lovy in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Sept. 21, 2014. (Photo by Claudio Papapietro, via Tablet)

Jewish Community Debates Suicide, Quietly

Brooklyn, Health, In the News, Jewish September 29, 2014 at 6:37 pm

While there is more awareness of mental health issues in the Jewish community, there is still some reluctance to deal with issues such as suicide directly, because of concerns about stigma and Jewish law, reports Tablet Magazine.

A Taste of the ‘Creativeness of Brooklyn’

A Taste of the ‘Creativeness of Brooklyn’

Brooklyn, Featured Posts September 29, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Visitors wrote secrets on a walkway and played sounds with a finger sensor.

by Gwynne Hogan (from video)

Sunset Park Protests Police Brutality

Brooklyn September 29, 2014 at 3:34 pm

On Saturday, September 27, residents of Sunset Park marched to protest policy brutality. Read an account in El Diario and watch the Voices of NY video with comments from some marchers.

Bakwas (‘Nonsense’ in Punjabi) Returns to NY

Bakwas (‘Nonsense’ in Punjabi) Returns to NY

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, South Asian September 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Bakwas, showcasing Indian performers in different contexts, returns to the city.

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer (left) joined officials, community members and nurses to demand that SUNY, Fortis Property Group and NYU-Langone keep their commitment to reopen the ER at Long Island College Hospital (LICH). (Photo by Mary Frost, via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Leaders Urge Better Health Care for Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Health September 25, 2014 at 4:11 pm

The latest development in the saga over what will happen to Long Island College Hospital worries leaders who want better health care for Brooklyn, Brooklyn Eagle reports.

Polish Block Party in Greenpoint

Polish Block Party in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Western European September 23, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Old-timers and newcomers alike celebrated in a neighborhood in transition.

Ebola Hits Home for a Brooklyn Nonprofit

Ebola Hits Home for a Brooklyn Nonprofit

African, Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Health September 22, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Imani House’s director talks about the disease, the clinic, and plans to collect much-needed protective gear.