On a normal day, the large and brightly lit cafeteria at St. John’s Bread and Life bustles with people, who sit at round tables and enjoy their freshly cooked meals. At breakfast, there might be scrambled eggs, bacon and pancakes, and at lunchtime, chicken and fries. But these are not normal days. Over the past […]
In 1979, Kermit the Frog sang: “Someday we’ll find it The Rainbow Connection The lovers, the dreamers, and me” In 2020 during the Coronavirus Pandemic, Brooklynites finally found it. All across Brooklyn, families are placing rainbow drawings and paintings in their windows, creating a makeshift I-Spy game for children in the neighborhood as social distancing […]
Islanders to return to Nassau roots—and many New York City hockey fans shrug
Damion Badalamenti, chocolate maker at Kah Kow U.S.A. the first Dominican chocolate factory in New York City, explains what makes Dominican chocolate unique. The Rizek Cacao company is a family-owned business that has been exporting cacao beans from the Dominican Republic for over 100 years. Fifth-generation Nadia Rizek wants to share the potential of Dominican […]
Updated: March 7, 2020, 8:54 p.m. Overcrowded public schools, jammed traffic circles, flooded streets—these are the problems residents of Windsor Terrace say they face, too many for them to welcome a 13-story luxury building to their neighborhood with open arms. A proposed mixed-use complex at 312 Coney Island Avenue has enraged residents of the […]
Police are investigating a series of similar apartment break-ins, and they suspect the same person is behind them all
At the Macon library in Bed-Stuy, residents gather to learn about African American history through names, objects, food, and memories
The diocese in Brooklyn and Queens doesn’t want to risk anyone getting sick
Many building walls all over Brooklyn are covered by 40-foot advertisements or sleek glass floor-to-ceiling windows. But the borough is also a gallery for muralists, cultivating waves of activist artists who seek to represent the communities around them. Sunset Park in particular, with its diverse immigrant population and sizable industrial buildings, is one neighborhood that […]
Community activists gather outside Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn to wait for news on the victim
As sales at retail stores like Victoria’s Secret fall, one small lingerie shop in Boreum Hill benefits from its custom touch.
The Brooklyn Shoe Space allows shoemakers to teach and create
Meet a teenager who’s fallen in love with her “magical” cello
After Mayor de Blasio’s public health emergency declaration, health care workers deal with worried residents
A measles outbreak has largely been concentrated in the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn. They are split about how to proceed.