Day: November 27, 2013


Indoor “Block Party” Celebrates “Our Man, Al Vann”

For 38 years, Albert “Al” Vann has represented the communities of Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights in the halls of power, serving these communities with integrity and respect. Two weeks ago, Central Brooklyn came together to say “thank you” with a block party style tribute. The event was held at the Memorial Hall of Concord […]readmore

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The People’s Garden: A Tour Of NYCHA Gardens

Over 700 gardens charm developments across the city; glory blooms in the County of Kings! When does one season end and another begin?  Chuck Vasser, a NYCHA Garden and Greening Program consultant, sniffs the air while scanning a new planting at Red Hook Houses as if divining the future.  Rituals like these mark the cycles […]readmore


November Is Native American Heritage Month

December 5 6p: Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Black Power TV. Join Black Power TV author Devorah Heitner as she discusses the rise of African-American public television: New York’s Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant and Boston’s Say Brother, as well as Black America’s Soul! and Black Journal. Her special guest will be Madeline Anderson. Schomburg. Call for hours. […]readmore

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Leaving It All Behind

A briefing on the importance  of estate planning By Saira Toppin 2014 is steadfastly approaching. Why not make a New Year’s resolution that you need to keep? Create a living will, begin to put your life after death in order. Do not place your family in a stress-induced situation if you do not survive the […]readmore

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Elite Stars (and Stripes) of 256

On Monday, November 18, 2013 Ms. L. Gray welcomed everyone to the 7th Annual Student Council Assembly. “Are you ready? Let’s get started,” she said. She turned the reigns over to Ms. R. Meekins (Mistress of Ceremony). The crowd was going wild with enthusiasm, waving their state’s banners, yelling their state’s names and blowing the […]readmore