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Retracing the Steps of Harriet Tubman, Ken Johnston Comes to BK on His Walk to Freedom

Retracing the Steps of Harriet Tubman, Ken Johnston Comes to BK on His Walk to Freedom

This weekend, Ken Johnston will complete a 265 mile journey he started in 2019 to encourage people to fight for our civil rights.
Community Pitches in for Hernan Pagan, Heart of Bushwick's 'People's Garden'

Community Pitches in for Hernan Pagan, Heart of Bushwick's 'People's Garden'

Hernan Pagan has created a safe space where all are welcome at Bushwick's 'People's Garden,' and now the community wants to help him out
NYC Parks Need Vision, Investment and Equity Planning, Advocates Say

NYC Parks Need Vision, Investment and Equity Planning, Advocates Say

Advocacy group New Yorkers for Parks has released a Five Point Plan for Park Equity, calling on future planning for city parks
NYC Tenants in COVID Hotspots Four Times More Likely to Face Eviction at End of Moratorium

NYC Tenants in COVID Hotspots Four Times More Likely to Face Eviction at End of Moratorium

State records show neighborhoods with large percentages of people of color and essential workers face the highest eviction filing rates
Exploring History Out of School, BPL's History Day Proves a Hit with Students

Exploring History Out of School, BPL's History Day Proves a Hit with Students

Students covered everything from Rockettes to the last American slave ship in this year’s annual history day contest

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Gets Funding to Create Tree Management Plan for 5,000 Trees

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation granted the garden almost $50,000 to go towards tree care
Bed-Stuy Elementary School Leads the Way on Social Justice

Bed-Stuy Elementary School Leads the Way on Social Justice

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries visited Ronald E. McNair P.S. 5 to see the work the school was doing to empower its students
United for Brownsville Launches $50K Grant for a Local Small Business in Need

United for Brownsville Launches $50K Grant for a Local Small Business in Need

The nonprofit has created the fund to give relief to essential small businesses that serve families and young children in Brownsville

Comptroller and 100+ Community Orgs Call for Creation of $25M Food Fund for Undocumented NYers

The coalition is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to spend FEMA reimbursement funds on New Yorkers unable to access federal benefit programs

Bushwick Family Residence Recognizes BK Leaders in Women’s History Month Celebration

NYPD Assistant Chief Judith R. Harrison and Department of Education Liaison Jeanette Wright were honored by the community for their service