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Weeksville Heritage Center Receives City Designation
Central Brooklyn

Weeksville Heritage Center Receives City Designation

Weeksville by Nic LehouxCROWN HEIGHTS— Weeksville Heritage Center [https://www.weeksvillesociety.org/] has received Cultural Institutions Group [https://www.nycgo.com/venues/cultural-institutions-group] designation, joining 32 other cultural institutions the city supports with grants. “Weeksville is sacred African American ground,” Council Member Laurie Cumbo who represents Crown Heights said in

Flatbush Is Finally Designated As “Little Haiti” Business And Cultural District
Announcements

Flatbush Is Finally Designated As “Little Haiti” Business And Cultural District

L to R: Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and Council Member Jumaane Williams. (Photo: John McCarten)FLATBUSH – The Little Haiti Cultural & Business District [https://www.littlehaitibk.org/] resolution designating Flatbush as “Little Haiti” was passed by the City Council last week. “Little Haiti” will be defined as

City Planning Commission Approves Bedford-Union Armory Redevelopment Plan
Central Brooklyn

City Planning Commission Approves Bedford-Union Armory Redevelopment Plan

CROWN HEIGHTS – The City Planning Commission [https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/about/commission.page] voted 11-1 on Monday to give the go-ahead to the divisive Bedford-Union Armory redevelopment project [/one-way-crown-heights-feel-armory-decision-communitys-hands/]. Bedford-Union Armory (Ben Foldy / BKLYNER)In 2014, the mayor’s Economic Development Corporation requested proposals to convert the vacant

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