Students and teachers at the Council of People’s Organization pre-school.This spring, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the Muslim holidays Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha were designated as official public school holidays, a move that was welcomed with open arms by residents across the city, including in our neighborhood.
Thousands of people gathered on Coney Island Avenue to celebrate Pakistan’s independence in August.Coney Island Avenue is often referred to as “Little Pakistan,” its sidewalks lined with stores promising hot Halal food and the rich fabrics of traditional clothing. Immigrants have brought these customs and delicacies to the
Local politicians and community advocates pose as Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson accepts his Hero Award from Mark Meyer Appel at the Bridge Community Center grand opening.New Yorkers are famous for not knowing – much less understanding – their neighbors. But local advocate Mark Meyer Appel wants to change that. “Our