Tag: Crown Heights

Elijah G. Stroud Playground.

Elijah G. Stroud Playground Reopens After $5M Overhaul

The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, joined by City Council Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo, Prospect Park Alliance’s President Sue Donoghue and local community members celebrated the reopening of the Elijah G. Stroud Playground in Prospect Heights / Crown Heights. ...

The Brooklyn Supreme Court restraining order prohibits the city from issuing permits to the developers until a pending court hearing on May 3.

Judge Temporarily Blocks Controversial Crown Heights Towers

The Brooklyn Supreme Court issued a temporary restraining order against a Crown Heights development that would block sunlight from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, reports Gothamist. The Movement to Protect the People, a Crown Heights community group that organizes against overdevelopment, ...

Passover – A Celebration of Freedom

Passover – A Celebration of Freedom

As the Jewish communities in Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights are preparing for the holiday, BK Reader is taking a look at the Passover celebration, its origin and traditions. The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, ...

Shirley Chisholm

Feb 4: Black History Maker, Shirley Chisholm

As the first African-American woman elected to Congress, and the first woman and African American to seek the Democratic presidential nomination, Shirley Chisholm was a true trailblazer who remained Unbought and Unbossed --  her motto and the title of her first ...

Lincoln Terrace Park, BK Reader

Central Brooklyn Parks to Receive Much-Needed Overhauls

Three Crown Heights parks will undergo some much-needed renovations, localize.city reports.  Lincoln Terrace Park, Fulton Park and Weeksville Playground haven’t seen improvements since the 1980s and ‘90s, but this will change now. According to the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, ...

L’Shanah Tovah (Happy New Year)!

The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah will begin at sundown on Sunday, September 9. At its core is the teaching that G-d gives second chances and invites everyone to do the same. In Hebrew, “rosh” means “head.” The prefix “ha” ...

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