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One Brooklyn Health Celebrates Breast Cancer Warriors with Glam Day

For breast cancer awareness month, One Brooklyn Health went all out. OBH saluted the lives of its breast cancer paitents and survivors with a fabulous glam day at Brookdale Hospital in Brownsville where each ‘warrior’ got pampered and acknowledged for their bravery. Twenty-six of Brookdale‘s current breast cancer patients received a chair massage from ASA […]

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The Pandemic Has Made it Even Harder for One in Three Americans to Obtain Healthy, Affordable Food

By: Sheril Kirshenbaum, Michigan State University and Douglas Buhler, Michigan State University COVID-19 has made food access more challenging for many communities. In Michigan State University’s Fall 2021 Food Literacy and Engagement Poll, 31% of the people we talked to said the pandemic had affected their household’s ability to obtain food. This included 28% of […]

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Youth Justice Network Is Using Art for Rehab for Teens Coming From Rikers Island

Over the last 10 years, Anthony DeJesus has come full circle at the Youth Justice Network, formerly Friends of the Island Academy. DeJesus was first connected with the nonprofit, which supports young people transitioning out of Rikers Island and back into their communities, in 2008 as a program participant. Now, 13 years later, he is […]

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Politicians Arrested at Protest Over NYC Taxi Medallion Bailout

Elected officials hitched a ride all the way to jail with angry taxi drivers who blocked streets outside City Hall Monday to protest a debt bailout plan they said doesn’t go far enough. Brooklyn Councilman Carlos Menchaca, Manhattan state Assemblyman Harvey Epstein and City Council candidate Shahana Hanif were among those slapped in cuffs during […]

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Car Crashes Into Brooklyn Funeral Home, Police Say Driver May Have Been Involved In Carjacking

A car crashed into a funeral home in Brooklyn on Tuesday, and police say the driver may have been involved in a carjacking. The blue sedan crushed a fence outside House of Hills Funeral Home on St. John’s Place in Crown Heights around 6:30 p.m. Dozens of people were gathered outside for a wake at the time. “Kids were […]

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After Weathering Noise Complaints, Downpours, Crown Heights Marching Band Finally Gets a Place to Call Home

Three weeks ago, the Brooklyn United Marching Band (BU) was on its usual corner in Crown Heights practicing, when a sudden downpour sent band leader Ty Brown scrambling to get tents up over his drummers. Brown decided he needed to do something immediately to protect the kids from the weather before it gets too cold. […]

Posted inNon-Profit & Community

20 Brooklyn Nonprofit Finalists Selected for $100K SPARK Prize

After a year’s hiatus with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brooklyn Community Foundation SPARK Prize has returned for 2021 — and the organization has announced the 20 nonprofit finalists for the $100,000 prize. The SPARK Prize was launched in 2015  honoring long-standing nonprofits that have sparked change across Brooklyn, with previous winners including The Brownsville Community Justice Center, The Noel […]

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Why Is Brooklyn Car Insurance So High?

Car insurance in Brooklyn is no joke. If you’ve tried to insure your car while living in Brooklyn, you’ve probably discovered this for yourself. Car insurance in Brooklyn is much higher than anywhere else in the country — the average car insurance rates nationwide range from $700 to $1,000 yearly, depending on your age group. […]

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Federal Govt. to Investigate North BK Pipeline Approval Process

For more than a year, Brooklyn activists have been fighting against the completion of National Grid’s North Brooklyn natural gas pipeline, arguing that its construction discriminated against communities of color. Now, after filing a federal civil rights complaint in August, the groups opposing the pipeline have got the attention of the United States Environmental Protection […]

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Group Protesting Vaccine Mandate Shows Kyrie Irving Support Ahead of Brooklyn Nets’ Home Opener

A group of protesters gathered outside Barclays Center waving flags and signs while chanting, “No vaccine mandate, stand with Kyrie” before the Brooklyn Nets lost their home opener to Charlotte Hornets 111-95 on Sunday. Around 100 people stood in the plaza outside the arena and on the street blocking traffic on Flatbush Avenue, many showing their […]

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The Spirit of Mutual Aid Endures Among Puerto Ricans

Puerto Rico has endured a lot over the years. This includes state-sponsored violence, natural disasters and social engineering by the government over the past century. Poverty remains widespread, and its status as a U.S. territory continues to cause a range of problems. Federal law makes consumer goods more expensive on the island while Wall Street lending has resulted in an enormous amount of municipal […]

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New Yorkers Come Out in Modest Numbers for First Weekend of Early Voting in Mayoral, Citywide Contests

New Yorkers went to the polls over the weekend for the first days of early voting in the city’s general election — and as expected, the turnout wasn’t at the fever pitch the city experienced during last year’s presidential race. Voting locations opened Saturday morning, Oct. 23, and despite many races being effectively decided in […]

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City Responds After 3 BK Community Boards Demand Fix for Potholed, Dangerous Broadway

The Department of Transport (DOT) has broken its silence after three adjacent Brooklyn community boards joined in the same message this month: We want Broadway fixed. Two weeks ago, Community Boards 3, 4 and 16 spoke up, saying they all want the roadway between Flushing and Van Sinderen Avenues repaired and reconstructed. Each of them is […]

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How Love, Art and Her UPS Driver Have Got Bushwick Artist Allie Olson Through Breast Cancer Treatment

‘I love you. I love me. I love us.’ That’s how Allie Olson, who has lived in Bushwick for 10 years, ends each of her informational (and often hilarious) videos, where she shares her breast cancer journey through wacky made-up songs and amusing stories. When she was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer […]

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BK Woman Dedicated to Making Safe Spaces for Others Gets Community Support After Horrific Accident

Simona Miu is the kind of person used to giving to her community. As a founder of Bushwick safe space Sucia Brooklyn, when Miu wasn’t working, she was helping someone, and if she wasn’t helping someone, she was organizing a community event, her fiancé Luis Cortes says. But when a horrific car accident earlier this […]

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Two BK Men Indicted For Attempted Murder as a Hate Crime Following Anti-Gay Attack in Bushwick

Two Brooklyn men have been indicted for attempted murder as a hate crime and other charges in connection with an alleged anti-gay attack against two men at a Bushwick bodega in September. Both victims were assaulted and stabbed and suffered numerous injuries, including collapsed lungs. The alleged attackers are Christopher Clemente, 37, of Bedford-Stuyvesant and […]