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Businesswoman by day, blogger by night

By Aliza Moorji and Bilal Lakhani This is a story about a Brooklyn mother discovering a digital solution to the age-old problems of loneliness and economic reinvention. Jenna Park, a mother of two girls, runs a bakery with her husband Mark. But her true calling lies elsewhere: Jenna is also a prolific Brooklyn blogger with...


The Weekend

By Bilal Lakhani Good Morning Brooklyn! Friday is here and the Ink wants to help you plan out your weekend. We’ve put together a list of weekend affairs the borough has to offer, which may not have been on your radar, until now. Check out the All-Male Cirquelesque Revue in Dumbo tonight. The men are...


The rapid decline & steady return of Brooklyn’s Muslim community

By Bilal Lakhani After September 11, a wave of detentions by FBI-led task forces caused many Muslim immigrants to flee Brooklyn. Law enforcement authorities were using federal immigration laws to detain aliens, mostly Muslims, suspected of having possible ties to terrorism1.This resulted in a dwindling Muslim population throughout the borough. But in recent years, the...


Cooking up revolutionary fervor in Bushwick

By Bilal Lakhani Isabel Sadurni was on a mission. She had come early to a non-descript room in Bushwick, to personally ensure that everything was in order for the screening of “What’s organic about organic?” a documentary exposé on organic food. Sadurni, an award winning independent filmmaker herself, was hosting the screening inside a multi-purpose...