The cast of the New Brooklyn Theatre production of "Rachel," a play written in 1920, which draws parallels between the lynchings of that time and racially-motivated violence happening today. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn Daily)

‘Rachel': Drawing Parallels Between Lynchings and Today’s Killings

Black, Brooklyn, Culture July 30, 2015 at 1:14 pm

New Brooklyn Theatre is mounting the production of a 95-year-old play, “Rachel,” with audio clips of today’s violence against unarmed Black men, reports Brooklyn Daily.

Majah Hype: Connecting the Caribbean One Joke at a Time

Majah Hype: Connecting the Caribbean One Joke at a Time

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video July 28, 2015 at 7:46 pm

Former MTA employee turned comedian Majah Hype has amassed a large social media following of fans eager to watch him portray the accents and mannerisms of people from across the Caribbean.

Félix Valenzuela, born in Guatemala, was attacked by two white men in Williamsburg. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Victim of Beating in Brooklyn: ‘Being Latino is Not a Crime’

Brooklyn, Crime, Latino July 23, 2015 at 5:24 pm

El Diario interviews Félix Valenzuela, who was attacked by two white men in Williamsburg in an assault that is being investigated as a hate crime.

(Photo by Diana Zeynab Alhindawi via Brooklyn Daily)

A Traditional Bear Dance in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Traditions July 22, 2015 at 10:30 am

Photographer Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi hopes her photos of a regional Romanian traditional bear dance, on display at Brooklyn Bridge Park, will “somehow help to keep it alive,” reports Brooklyn Daily.

Trans activist Bianey Garcia with Councilman Carlos Menchaca a year ago at the LGBT Pride Celebration of the gay and lesbian caucus of the City Council. (Photo by Donna A. Aceto via Gay City News)

Bushwick Demands a Stop to Homophobic Attacks

Brooklyn, LGBTQ July 20, 2015 at 5:39 pm

A call for tolerance and respect was the focus of the 10th Bushwick Pride march, El Diario reports.

The Giglio (Photo by Corazon Aguirre via Home Reporter)

Longstanding Italian Feast Celebrated in Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Culture, Traditions, Western European July 16, 2015 at 3:36 pm

The annual 12-day Giglio Feast in Williamsburg, now in its 128th year, features the lifting of an 80-foot-tall Giglio statue, at the top of which stands the figure of St. Paulinus of Nola, the festival’s saint of honor, report The Greenpoint Gazette and Home Reporter.


The Greenpoint mural is the first and the only U.S. memorial commemorating the heroes and victims of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. (Photo by Grzegorz Fryc via Nowy Dziennik)

Vandalized Polish Warsaw Uprising Mural Repainted

Brooklyn, Eastern European July 14, 2015 at 5:38 pm

The Warsaw Uprising mural in Greenpoint, defaced months after it was first unveiled last summer, has been repainted and will be unveiled in a ceremony Aug. 2, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Brooklyn DA on a Special Prosecutor, Peter Liang, and More

Brooklyn DA on a Special Prosecutor, Peter Liang, and More

Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson spoke on a number of topics at a briefing for community and ethnic media held at the CUNY J-School.

Zofia Rybilas in her cosmetics store in Greenpoint. (Photo by Anna Arciszewska via Nowy Dziennik)

From Greenpoint to Ridgewood, Polish Adapt

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European July 9, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Polish-owned businesses in Brooklyn are changing with the times in Greenpoint or leaving for Ridgewood, where rents are cheaper and business is good, reports Nowy Dziennik.

(Photo provided by Paul Moses via Sheepshead Bites)

From Hate to Love – the ‘Unlikely Union’ of Irish and Italians

Brooklyn, History, Western European July 7, 2015 at 6:42 pm

In an interview with Sheepshead Bites, Paul Moses gives a glimpse into the changing relationship of the Irish and Italian communities, the subject of his new book “An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York’s Irish and Italians.”

Myra Hinesmith said that dialysis facilities should be open “for everyone, not just those with private insurance.” (Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Protesting Dialysis Center Closing in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Health, Real Estate July 7, 2015 at 4:50 pm

The Brooklyn Kidney Center in Park Slope is slated to close, and patients worry about where they will receive care, writes Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Elodie Oriental, 15, (left), and her twin sister, Ismaelle, do homework after school at Brooklyn Generation School. (Photo by Stephanie Snyder via Chalkbeat)

Behind the Scenes at a ‘Renewal’ School

Brooklyn, Education, Youth July 7, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Chalkbeat offers a three-part multimedia series on Brooklyn Generation School, one of the 94 schools in the city’s “school renewal” program which gives the schools three years to turn their results around, or be restructured or closed.

Kindershule (Photo via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Learning Yiddish After School

Brooklyn, Education, Jewish July 1, 2015 at 3:48 pm

The Jewish Daily Forward attends a class of a program that’s “something of a unicorn” – Kindershule, an after-school program in which secular Jewish children learn Yiddish, and Jewish history and culture through songs and stories.

(Photo by Katarina Hybenova via Bushwick Daily)

Wall Art vs. Billboards in Bushwick

Brooklyn, Culture July 1, 2015 at 3:31 pm

More and more billboards are popping up on walls where the Bushwick Collective’s art has appeared, Bushwick Daily reports.

(Photo via News India Times)

Honoring the Best High School Cricket Players

Bronx, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Manhattan, Queens, South Asian, Sports June 30, 2015 at 3:15 pm

News India Times reports on the June 20 competition between high school cricket players from around the city.