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Monday, August 19, 2019

Sunset Park’s Muslim Community Center Robbed Before Eid

SUNSET PARK - The Muslim Community Center, home of the non-profit Muslims Giving Back, was robbed just six days before Eid Al-Adha. The robbery took place on Monday, August 5. One man entered the Mosque,...

Muslims Will Celebrate Eid Next Sunday, August 11

For Muslims, these next ten days are the most blessed ten days. Many Muslims all over the world including right here in Brooklyn, will be fasting for nine days. If not all of the...

‘Young Muslims’ On Brotherhood And Being Young Muslims In America

MIDWOOD - In a country where the president spews anti-Muslim rhetoric, and in a world where many Muslim-majority countries did not join the United Nations’ call to end the mass detention of Uighur Muslims...

Noted: Longer Reads & Listens About Streets, Shores, And History

The Last Stand of Brooklyn’s Underground Railroad - A rowhouse with a storied history is facing demolition (Atlas Obscura) The Brooklyn Heights Promenade Was a Robert Moses Head Fake - Thomas J. Campanella writes in...
Flatbush Presbyterian Church on Foster and East 23rd in November of 2018. Liena Zagare/Bklyner

120-Year-Old Gothic Church in Flatbush Sold for More than $3 Mil

FLATBUSH — A church in Flatbush that some neighborhood residents have wanted to save via landmarking in recent years has been sold for more than $3 million. The 120-year-old decommissioned Flatbush Presbyterian Church, located on East...

Fight For Accountability At Makki Masjid Goes To Court

MIDWOOD - The fight for accountability at the beloved Makki Masjid in Little Pakistan has found its way out the doors of the mosque and into the court. Makki Masjid, officially the Muslim Community Center...

‘Jayden is Brooklyn’s Champion’: Graduation Held at Hospital For Recently Shot 11-Year-Old

BOROUGH PARK— Jayden Grant, an 11-year-old boy who was recently hit by a stray bullet in Crown Heights, graduated from elementary school on Monday, at a bittersweet ceremony at the hospital where he’s recovering.   Joined...

Yoni Katz Can Take You on a ‘Messianic’ Tour of Hasidic Crown Heights  

CROWN HEIGHTS—It all started with a fight over bike lanes. Rabbi Yoni Katz, 40, almost 10 years ago noticed “tension” between “hipsters” and Hasidic people in Williamsburg centered around them. “They had their bike lanes running...

Naseem Khan Alizai Keeps The Tradition Of Gold Jewelry Alive

LITTLE PAKISTAN - Naseem Khan Alizai for the last 28 years has spent his days selling gold jewelry on Coney Island Avenue. Some days, he closes his shop making zero bucks. Yet, every day...

With Schools Closing, Is Catholic Education Disappearing in Brooklyn?

This week marked the last day of school for the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Catholic schools, with summer break now underway. But for some of those long-standing schools, their doors will not reopen in September. Earlier...

Building Bridges Between Muslim and Orthodox Jewish Communities in Southern Brooklyn, or How Jabaran...

MIDWOOD - Jabaran Akram, 22, was born in Brooklyn, the third of eight children of Pakistani immigrants who settled in Brighton Beach. These days Akram is the community liaison for Councilmember Chaim Deutsch as...

Arsonist swore to “kill” rabbi whose home was one of three destroyed in Midwood...

A Pennsylvania man who allegedly torched a Brooklyn rabbi’s home and taking two others with it, went before a judge Sunday night smiling after getting arrested for attempted murder and arson charges in connection...

Eid Mubarak From Bklyner!

Ramadan, the month of blessings, has come to an end. Today (and tomorrow depending on whether or not the moon was sighted in other parts of the world, and in this city), Muslims are...

Sacred Sites Open House: Tour 13 Brooklyn Houses Of Worship

The New York Landmarks Conservancy is hosting the Sacred Sites Open House from May 18-19, inviting the public to tour 150 churches, mosques, synagogues, temples, and meeting houses across the state, including 13 sites...

Ramadan Kareem! Here’s What You Need To Know About The Holy Month

It's that time of year again. Ramadan, the holiest month in Islam, is beginning in just a few days (Sunday, May 5 or Monday, May 6 depending on when the new moon is sighted)....
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