Day: July 27, 2018

Real Estate

Talking About Rent

The pace at which new construction and housing rehabilitation is occurring in Brooklyn is literally unsettling for many people. Three- and four-story walk-ups are being reconstructed to stand six-stories and taller. Soon, housing costs will be out of reach for households with incomes below $75,000. It’s essential that Brooklynites get side hustles or upgrade job […]readmore

Arts-Theater

QUEENS EMBRACE THEIR CROWNS

30,000 Women Celebrated Hair and Beauty in Prospect Park By Yaasantewa Mensah with Bernice Elizabeth Green Sunday, July 15th may have been loaded with a number of exciting events throughout the city, but none matched the energy of this year’s 5th Annual Curl Fest event in Brooklyn. Some 30,000 women of color – of all […]readmore

Education

Culture Passes Give Library’s New Life

As time progresses, it becomes extremely evident that institutions such as libraries are not really taken advantage of. This is likely because advances in technology have allowed people to access whatever books they want at the swipe and click of a finger. The people that do still visit libraries tend to only do so for […]readmore

Community News

The Women’s League of Science and Medicine Awards 27 Scholars

For nearly 60 years, Brooklyn’s own, The Women’s League of Science and Medicine, has been flying under the radar in comparison to many of the borough’s larger nonprofits, but its grassroots strength in awarding scholarships to students continues to grow. And on Saturday, the organization gave out 27 scholarships to young students at its 58th Annual […]readmore

Sports

Tumble in the Bronx

The New York Yankees have started out the second half in an inauspicious way. The team lost the first of three games to the cross-river rival New York Mets, escaped a victory in the second game. The third game was rained out and the team headed to Florida to battle division rival Tampa Bay Rays, […]readmore