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Literacy Center Serving Pakistani Women Struggles To Remain Open
Central Brooklyn

Literacy Center Serving Pakistani Women Struggles To Remain Open

English literacy students at BRICK. (Photo: Ditmas Park Corner)A program that serves — and empowers — immigrant women in our community may be in danger of closing. The Female Literacy Center [/blog/neighbors/brick-opens-female-literacy-center-in-response-to-the-loss-of-adult-literacy-classes/] housed at Brooklyn Rebuild Immigrant Community and Knowledge (BRICK) [/blog/neighbors/breaking-barriers-new-community-center-aims-celebrate-pakistani-culture-connect-neighbors/] has a funding gap of

Little Pakistan’s Year-Old Civilian Patrol Reports Progress In Crime Fighting
Central Brooklyn

Little Pakistan’s Year-Old Civilian Patrol Reports Progress In Crime Fighting

Coney Island Avenue. (Photo: Google Maps)Kensington’s Pakistani community [/photos/thousands-of-people-celebrate-pakistans-independence-day-at-brooklyn-mela-on-coney-island-avenue/#.VrO7yDYrJ8c] is taking a leading role in keeping the area safe. A civilian patrol, created last summer to protect the Little Pakistan commercial district along Coney Island Avenue following a series of armed robberies in 2014, reports that

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

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
COPO

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 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

How NYPD Spying Changed Demographics And Faith In Little Pakistan
Ethnic Profiling

How NYPD Spying Changed Demographics And Faith In Little Pakistan

Conor Friedersdorf’s recent piece in The Atlantic [http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/03/the-horrifying-impacts-of-nypd-ethnic-profiling-on-innocent-muslim-americans/274434/] details the effects of the NYPD’s decade-long surveillance in Muslim communities. As one of Brooklyn’s most diverse areas [http://project.wnyc.org/census-maps/nyc-diversity/index.html] and the neighborhood that

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