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Thousands Of People Celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day At Brooklyn Mela On Coney Island Avenue
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Thousands Of People Celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day At Brooklyn Mela On Coney Island Avenue

Photo by KensingtonBKThousands of people filled Coney Island Avenue Sunday, August 16, to celebrate Pakistan’s independence day with heaps of delicious food, music, dancing and more for the annual Brooklyn Mela [/blog/events/brooklyn-mela-will-be-celebrated-on-coney-island-avenue-this-sunday-watch-out-for-street-closures-and-bus-changes-2] . Held each year in New York City’s largest Pakistani community, the festivities centered around

For Neighbors, Feeling Recognition & Respect After Muslim Holy Days Are Designated As School Holidays
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For Neighbors, Feeling Recognition & Respect After Muslim Holy Days Are Designated As School Holidays

Students and teachers at the Council of People’s Organization pre-school.This spring, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced [http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/147-15/transcript-mayor-de-blasio-chancellor-fari-a-designate-eid-al-fitr-eid-al-adha-official#/0] 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

From Today’s Mud To Tomorrow’s School: Councilman Eugene & Community Leaders Break Ground On PS/IS 338
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From Today’s Mud To Tomorrow’s School: Councilman Eugene & Community Leaders Break Ground On PS/IS 338

Standing in a sea of mud that will soon become a 757-seat school on Coney Island Avenue, Councilman Mathieu Eugene, School Construction Authority President Lorraine Grillo and other community leaders gathered Wednesday morning to break ground on the incoming P.S./I.S. 338 [/blog/education/psis-338k-completion-pushed-back-to-2017-other-updates-on-local-schools] . “I am excited

From Brooklyn’s ‘Little Pakistan,’ Welcoming Immigration Reform With Open Arms
Council of Peoples Organization

From Brooklyn’s ‘Little Pakistan,’ Welcoming Immigration Reform With Open Arms

A food vendor tends to his stall during this year’s Mela, which drew thousands of people to Coney Island Avenue in August to celebrate Pakistan’s independence. Coney Island Avenue is often referred to as “Little Pakistan,” [/events/thousands-celebrate-pakistans-independence-at-brooklyn-mela] its sidewalks lined with stores promising hot Halal food and

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