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Friday, September 20, 2019

Lander Announces Winning PBNYC Projects For District 39

PARK SLOPE - Council Member Brad Lander announced the winners of this year's District 39 Participatory Budgeting (PBNYC) projects last week. The seven capital projects and ten expense projects on the ballot were presented at a Project...

Food Bank For NYC Offering Free Tax Assistance For Low-Income New Yorkers

BED-STUY/DOWNTOWN/SUNSET PARK - Tax Day is Monday, April 15. If you haven't filed your taxes yet—and need help doing so—Food Bank For New York City has set up tax assistance sites across the five boroughs...

Nurturing Young Minds At READ 718

BOERUM HILL - Reading can introduce children to new worlds, educating and entertaining them as they develop a skill that will be crucial throughout their lives. If their reading skills lag behind those of...

Election Day Alert: Vote For Public Advocate Tomorrow, February 26

BROOKLYN — New York City residents will cast their votes tomorrow, Tuesday, February 26, for the city's next public advocate in a special election to fill the seat Letitia James left after she was sworn in as...

An Extraordinary Neighbor: Anita Bulan Is Making A Direct Impact

SUNSET PARK - Anita Bulan immigrated to America 15 years ago with her now ex-husband. She was born and raised in Australia, but the island never felt like home. Fortunately for her, she found...
Onlookers at the the International Woment's Chabad-Lubavitch Women's Emissary Conference at the New York State Armory)

From Crown Heights To The Congo – 3,000 Chabad-Lubavitch Women Gather To Make The...

WILLIAMSBURG — There are roughly 60 Chabad-Lubavitch synagogues in Brooklyn. A thriving retail corridor along Kingston Avenue hums with shoppers daily, just down the block from the movement's international headquarters. But where do you get those services when...

Muslim Community Patrol & Services Is Here To Stay

SUNSET PARK - "This is basically a neighborhood community patrol on steroids," said Noor Rabah of the new Muslim Community Patrol & Services, "and people are intimidated." Last November, neighbors in Sunset Park formed a...

“We Are Not Pawns!”

BARCLAYS CENTER - "We want to get paid," Department of Justice worker Yolunda Silva said. "Stop holding our checks hostage." Food and resources were provided to over 600 New Yorkers impacted by the shutdown at...

Books Through Bars: Brooklyn Program Provides Books To Inmates Across The Country

RED HOOK - You might have to watch your head as you walk down the steep cement stairs that lead into a basement stacked floor to ceiling with books, the headquarters of NYC Books Through...

Share Your Vision for the “Gateway to Greenpoint”

GREENPOINT - As the Newtown Creek Alliance looks to develop an empty parcel of city land into an environmental "Gateway to Greenpoint," they're reaching out to the community to contribute their vision of the...

How to Help the Family of the Girls Killed in Bushwick Apartment Fire

A fundraiser has been set up to help the family of the two girls who were killed in a Bushwick apartment fire over the weekend. Haley Harris, 8, and Payton Gomez, 7, were visiting from...

Give in Brooklyn Today! #BrooklynGives

We are joining Brooklyn Community Foundation in its call to ask you all to give in your neighborhood, in our borough, and help raise $1 million today for these 138 local nonprofit organizations working tirelessly...

Here’s Where You Can Still Volunteer On Thanksgiving Day

BROOKLYN - Is this the first time you'll spend Thanksgiving dinner with your new mate's family? Are you lucky enough to travel somewhere warmer than what's expected to be the coldest Thanksgiving in a...

Feed Your Neighbors this Thanksgiving through CAMBA’s Holiday Meal Drive

FLATBUSH - It would have been easy for 76-year old Marcella to stay home rather than brave the cold and rainy Tuesday morning.  But that was not an option. Her $700 monthly Social Security...

Give Where You Live this Giving Tuesday – #BrooklynGives

Instead of unloading your bank account on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, consider participating in Giving Tuesday—the world’s biggest day of giving—this November 27th! And it’s never been easier to support nonprofits right here in...
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