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Saturday, December 15, 2018

A Bit Of History – Flatbush Church Looking For Developer

FLATBUSH – As the borough shuffles to house all the city’s newcomers, part of its history will inevitably be gutted or succumb to full demolition. Religious institutions, with their architecturally exciting structures, brought families...

Hear “Muslims In Brooklyn”, In Their Own Voices

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - "There is no one way to be Muslim," Zaheer Ali, the project director of "Muslims in Brooklyn" said. "Islam is not a box that you put people in. It is a box...
Artist Nitzan Bartov and journalist Miriam Kramer discuss what cultural and religious observances could look like for Jews in space at the Brooklyn Children's Museum. (Photo congress: Mushka Lightstone/Tech Tribe)

Can Jewish Life Thrive In Space?

CROWN HEIGHTS — NASA is working on sending humans to Mars as early as 2030 and some people are already planning for the trip. Space was the theme for a couple of dozen people that came out...

Brooklyn Historical Society Presents “Muslims In Brooklyn” Next Week

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - Next week, Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) will present its "Muslims in Brooklyn" oral history project to the world. "Muslims in Brooklyn" includes 50 oral histories from various Muslims across the borough. "These 50...

Swastika Discovered at Brighton Beach Library

BRIGHTON BEACH - The number of anti-Semitic incidents is up so much that it seems we are reporting about one a day some weeks. Earlier in November, two teenagers were arrested for drawing swastikas in...

Another Church Looking For A Developer – Flatbush Presbyterian Church Is On The Market

DITMAS PARK - The Flatbush Presbyterian Church is for sale and will likely follow the trend of church operators who lease a portion of their space to large residential developers. Colliers International, a Canadian acquisition...

Fight For Ownership In ‘Little Pakistan’ Continues — This Time Over A Beloved Mosque

MIDWOOD - An ivory colored structure stands sandwiched between two typical brick-colored three-story buildings between Avenue H and Glenwood Road on Coney Island Avenue. Though the stores next to it have closed and new...

Rise in Anti-Semitic Crimes Across Brooklyn Brings Condemnation, Calls to Action from Politicians

An uptick in anti-Semitic crimes across Brooklyn in the weeks following the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, which left 11 people dead, has put residents on edge and led...

Political Event Canceled After Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found At Union Temple of Brooklyn

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Someone wrote anti-semitic messages, inside the Union Temple of Brooklyn at 17 Eastern Parkway in Prospect Heights near Grand Army Plaza. The temple was about to host a political event by Ilana Glazer...

She may not call herself a feminist, but Ruchie Freier is smashing the patriarchy...

BORO PARK - "This is a universal story of women's empowerment that takes place in a very particular setting. We're all fighting in some way in whatever communities we're in," filmmaker Paula Eiselt said....

Permits Filed for 18-Story Community Facility on Fort Hamilton Parkway

An 18-story mixed-use building is set to replace a religious center on the corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway and 43rd Street, and now new renderings are out, revealing the white, multi-tiered marvel. The building will...

Day Of Visibility Follows Avenue H “Take It Off” Incident

FLATBUSH - Members and volunteers at the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) and the NYC Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) spread across three subway stations in the borough to hand out fliers encouraging Brooklynites...

New House of Worship Replaces 147-Year-Old Church

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT: Penny Grinage was five years old when she began Sunday School at St. Stephen & St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Bedford Stuyvesant. Back then, the church boasted a white wood façade, stained windows and...

New Apartments to Surround Bushwick Avenue Church

BUSHWICK - An unusual residential development is coming to Bushwick Avenue, with the latest renderings showing a pair of structures rising on either side of a church—which will stay an active house of worship. The...

Salazar Meets Fellow Jews of Color After Twitter-storm

BUSHWICK - New York State Senate hopeful Julia Salazar (27) focused on their shared identity while claiming her Jewishness is not central to the campaign at a meet-and-greet this Wednesday afternoon, August 29,...
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