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Thursday, February 21, 2019

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...

4th Graders Host Empty Bowls Event To Support Food Bank NYC

COBBLE HILL - Dozens of fourth graders at Success Academy Cobble Hill participated in the school's first-ever Empty Bowls fundraiser to help feed hungry New Yorkers. Students of Sarah Mallory's art class and members of...

Brooklyn Nets Hand Out Basketballs, Run Drills With Local Youth on “Biggie” Courts

CLINTON HILL - Members of the Brooklyn Nets stopped by the Christopher "Biggie" Wallace Courts at Crispus Attucks Park in Clinton Hill yesterday to spread love, the Brooklyn (basketball) way. In the late afternoon, Nets players D’Angelo...

On A Community Board, Frustration (And Hurt Feelings) Over Term Limits

CONEY ISLAND - This is not a good year to be part of the political establishment. Officials at all levels of government have found themselves suddenly under scrutiny as the possibility of losing their...

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....

Campaign Office Turns Into A Bay Ridge Community Center and Political Club

BAY RIDGE - Former State Senate candidate Ross Barkan announced Wednesday that he’s turning his campaign office into a much-needed community center in Bay Ridge.  Named Solidarity Space, it is located at 307 82nd...

Local Group Challenges State Senator Golden At Bay Ridge Summer Stroll

BAY RIDGE – "Would you like a balloon? It's from State Senator Marty Golden," a man carrying a bundle of yellow balloons asked everyone who passed by the table that read "Re-Elect Marty Golden." In...
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