Friday, 19 September 2014

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‘A Flying Dodo Society’ Lands in Brooklyn

‘A Flying Dodo Society’ Lands in Brooklyn

Members of the Puerto Rican band, which settled in Brooklyn for its music scene, tell Brooklyn Daily Eagle that they write from a world described as "a jungle made out of cereal boxes."

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Bringing ‘Vulgar Colors’ to Brooklyn

Bringing ‘Vulgar Colors’ to Brooklyn

The group "Vulgar Colors" is hosting events, helping the community and promoting music in Brooklyn, reports Brooklyn Brief.

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Brooklyn ‘Canners’ Collective Faces Uncertain Future

Brooklyn ‘Canners’ Collective Faces Uncertain Future

A Bushwick-based nonprofit that buys cans from people living on the extreme margins of society is facing an uncertain future after its landlord gave it only one option for staying – by purchasing the property at $3.9 million, reports Brooklyn Brief.

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Helping Fight Ebola

Helping Fight Ebola

Brooklyn's Imani House is trying to raise $75,000 to help its Liberian clinic upgrade an isolation clinic to help treat Ebola victims, the Amsterdam News reports.

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West Indian Americans Celebrate

West Indian Americans Celebrate

Paraders down Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway sported plumage and national colors on September 1.

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Italian Processions March On

Italian Processions March On

CUNY TV's "Italics" takes viewers to two major religious processions in the Italian community – one honoring Santa Fortunata and the other, St. Rocco.

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Afro Soca in Brooklyn

Afro Soca in Brooklyn

Shakira Marshall leads her students in blending dance moves from Africa and the Caribbean.

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Eastward-moving Bushwick Debates its Future

Eastward-moving Bushwick Debates its Future

The Brooklyn Ink captures some of the debate generated by the gentrification-driven changing demographics of Bushwick.

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Coney Island Avenue’s Pakistani Treats and Brooklyn ‘Mela’

Coney Island Avenue’s Pakistani Treats and Brooklyn ‘Mela’

Brooklyn's Coney Island Avenue-based MashAllah Sweets and Restaurant is a haven for South Asian food, reports Ditmas Park Corner's Anna Gustafson, who also covers a festival marking Pakistan's 68th independence day.

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Unity Task Force Meets in Bay Ridge

Unity Task Force Meets in Bay Ridge

In the wake of anti-Muslim attacks, leaders of Bay Ridge met to promote understanding across cultures and groups at a Unity Task Force breakfast, reports Home Reporter.

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Keep Sunset Park Working Class, Says Professor

Keep Sunset Park Working Class, Says Professor

Real estate development in Sunset Park is pricing working families out of the neighborhood, CUNY Professor Tarry Hum told World Journal. Hum, who grew up there, just published a book on the neighborhood's evolution over the past 50 years.

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