Many families will be affected by the closure of the day cares in Williamsburg. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Two Beloved Williamsburg Day Cares at Risk of Closing

Brooklyn, Education, Latino, Youth May 26, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Some 200 children in northeastern Williamsburg may lose their day care centers after the city decided not to renew the leases for Nuestros Niños and Small World, El Diario reports.

A rendering of one the proposed plans for the LICH site put forward by the Fortis Group (Photo via Red Hook star-Revue)

High Rise(s) for LICH Site in Cobble Hill?

Brooklyn, Real Estate May 22, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Residents of Cobble Hill were dismayed by two plans put forward by a real estate developer for the Long Island College Hospital site, the Red Hook Star-Revue reports.

(Image via Culture Shock Facebook page)

Festival to Mark Greenpoint in Transition

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European May 21, 2015 at 5:36 pm

A Polish foundation called Culture Shock is sponsoring a series of workshops and events in Greenpoint, reports Greenpoint Gazette.

Thanking the Elders through Dance

Thanking the Elders through Dance

Members of the DanceAfrica troupe and the Balé Folclórico da Bahia explored Afro-Brazilian roots and traditions at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn May 19.

Council member and museum founder Laurie Cumbo and rapper Blitz the Ambassador. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn Daily)

A Masquerade Ball at MoCADA

Brooklyn, Culture May 18, 2015 at 5:42 pm

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Fort Greene held a masquerade ball to celebrate 15 years, and a new home, reports Brooklyn Daily.

A ‘So Fukien Poetic’ Reading in Brooklyn

A ‘So Fukien Poetic’ Reading in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Health, Immigration May 15, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Asian-American poets Monica Ong and Wo Chan read works concerning issues often silenced in their communities, at the “So Fukien Poetic” poetry reading in Dumbo. SinoVision attended the event at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop.

Image via Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "New York Slave Market About 1730."

Recognizing How Slaves Helped Build NYC

Black, Brooklyn, Business, History, Manhattan May 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm

A marker or monument recognizing the contribution of slaves to the founding and growth of NYC has been approved by the City Council and should go up some time this summer in Lower Manhattan, The Amsterdam News reports.

(Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

Famous Polish Grocer Closing

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European, Real Estate May 15, 2015 at 3:03 pm

A famous Polish grocer in Greenwood Heights is closing and the building will be converted into apartments, Nowy Dziennik reports.

East New York (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Rezoning Plans Bring Hope, Worry To East New York

Brooklyn, Housing May 13, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Hundreds of residents demand more affordable housing in East New York before rezoning plans are unveiled, El Diario reports.

Asya Gindina, 90. Go to Brooklyn Daily Eagle for more photos from the commemoration events by Mario Bulluomo.

Russians in Brooklyn Commemorate WWII Victory

Brooklyn, Eastern European, History May 12, 2015 at 2:41 pm

At events in Brighton Beach and Downtown Brooklyn, Russians commemorated the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Allied forces over Nazi Germany, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Yisrael Mizrachi (Photo by Marisa Scheinfeld via The Jewish Daily Forward)

In Brooklyn, a ‘Little Bit of a Missionary’ for Jewish Texts

Brooklyn, Business, Jewish May 11, 2015 at 5:42 pm

Yisrael Mizrahi runs Mizrahi Bookstore, a shop with more than 60,000 books in stock – some dating as far back as the Middle Ages – that also relies on an Internet connection. The Jewish Daily Forward pays a visit.

A store at 8th Avenue and 50th Street in Sunset Park is accused of selling services to help IDNYC applicants process their applications at official IDNYC sites. (Photo via World Journal)

Fees Charged by Storefront Biz for IDNYC

Brooklyn, East Asian, Government May 11, 2015 at 5:40 pm

A Brooklyn resident accuses a Sunset Park business of taking advantage of new immigrants and charging for IDNYC application services, reports World Journal.

Stacy Kovacs, co-founder and director of Batala NYC. (Photo courtesy of Batala NYC via Brooklyn Daily)

‘Celebration Continues’ for All-Women Afro-Brazilian Drum Group

Brooklyn, Culture, South American May 7, 2015 at 1:12 pm

The dozens of members of Batala NYC, described as an “Afro-Brazilian samba reggae percussion band,” will celebrate the group’s third birthday at “The Carnival Project” in Gowanus.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors visited Brooklyn Friends School to dedicate a Peace Pole, and speak to students about the effects of atomic weapons. (Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Remembing Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a ‘Peace Pole’

Brooklyn, East Asian, Education, History, Seniors April 30, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Students at Brooklyn Friends School heard from Hibakusha, survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and witnessed the dedication of a “peace pole” at their school, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Women of Reggae Take Brooklyn Stage

Women of Reggae Take Brooklyn Stage

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video April 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music celebrated 10 years with performances from female reggae artists at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts on April 25.