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A Giant Bubble Will Take Over Grand Army Plaza for Bklyn Library's 'Democracy Lab'

Democracy Lab, housed in a massive inflatable bubble, will present workshops and talks on social justice and civic engagement with The Simpsons writer Mike Reiss, New Yorker writer Rachel Aviv and more.

Brooklyn Public Library Strikes a Chord with Residents and Instrument Lending Program

Brooklynites who are members of the Brooklyn Public Libary members can now explore their musical side and borrow an instrument for up to eight weeks! Photo courtesy Brooklyn Public Library Have you always thought about picking up an instrument, but w

BP Adams Calls on City to Provide Security Guard Funding for All Schools

'All of our children deserve to be safe. Students should be learning math, not massacre,' said BP Adams. BP Adams called at rally on Wednesday for security guard funding for all schools.
At Crown Heights Town Hall, Neighbors Unite to Combat Opioid Crisis in Brooklyn

At Crown Heights Town Hall, Neighbors Unite to Combat Opioid Crisis in Brooklyn

Studies have found that 56 percent of those who become addicted to painkillers found their drugs in their family's medicine cabinet Leaders in the Jewish and African-American communities held a town hall and panel discussion on the opioid epidemic in

East New York -- NYC's Biggest 'Food Swamp?'

East New York has one of the highest concentration of fast-food restaurants in the city, causing serious health implications for its residents. East New York has the highest concentration of fast-food restaurants in NYC. Photo credit; NY Daily News.

Medgar Evers Prep Student Among Congressional Art Competition Winners

The 2018 Congressional Art Competition winner Tanisha Lord will be honored at an annual awards ceremony in Washington D.C.; her winning artwork will be on display at the U.S. Capitol for one year. The 2018 Congressional Art Competition participants.

Photos: Ready, Steady, Go! Brownsville Kids Gear up for Brooklyn Half Marathon with Free, New Running Shoes

The youngsters, all participants of Rising New York Road Runners, an initiative created to develop movement skills through running and fitness activities, received free New Balance running shoes.

Video: Domestic Violence Survivors Get Mother's Day Pampering in Bed-Stuy

Jericho Road, Inc.'s 'Sponsor a Survivor' event used makeup and motivational speakers to help domestic violence survivors feel beautiful inside and out. Cosmetology school students give makeovers to domestic violence survivors.

'Benefit Kitchen' App Helps Fort Greene and Clinton Hill Residents Unlock Federal, State and Local Benefits

The Benefit Kitchen platform empowers local residents with financial information about their eligibility for benefits, how to apply and how it can impact their budgets.

A Brooklyn Food Truck that Serves Social Justice

Drive Change is a "vehicle for social justice" that provides formerly incarcerated adults with culinary arts training to obtain meaningful employment within the hospitality industry. And more.