The semi-pro league, which attracts top Latin American players, is heading into the stretch run of its 56th season.
At the southwest corner of Himrod Street and Wilson Avenue in Bushwick stands the Himrod Wilson Community Garden, where tomatoes, basil, summer squash, string beans, eggplant, mint and more grow from four plots. Luis A. Ramos, 46, who lives next door, started clearing the lot two years ago. “When I came to this lot, it […]
By Kim Chakanetsa On the third floor of the Brooklyn Court House, the judge sits high and straight-backed, framed by two flags and a wooden plaque. She looks up. “Chris,” she says, “we’re ready.” With that a clerk dressed in two shades of olive leaves the room. He returns with a troop of 24 men and […]
By Lea Khayata On a late weekday afternoon, Valentino Pier Park, in the south west end of Red Hook, looks like any neighborhood park. Kids on their scooters and bikes are playing around the pier while their parents watch over them, enjoying a breathtaking view of the Statue of Liberty, before walking home on cobblestoned […]
By Joi-Marie McKenzie “Baby, baby, baby, where did our love go?” Diana Ross’ voice slides over the speakers in Re/Dress Brooklyn, a vintage clothing shop in Cobble Hill. Three volunteers, wearing coordinated black T-shirts, greeted guests as they came in. While one urged them to pick up flyers promoting the Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s latest […]
by Joi-Marie McKenzie and Joe Proudman Twenty-four hours after a tornado swept through Brooklyn, longtime Clinton Hill resident James Randall is picking up the pieces. The tree that once stood in front of his house and shaded the street now fills his front yard. Its branches cracked his window, broke off a piece of his […]
by Michael Keller You’ve never seen so many hands reaching for matzo balls. And then there’s the Kugel: Broccoli Kugel, Butternut squash Kugel, Spinach Kugel, Sweet Noodle Kugel, Apple Cherry Kugel, Apple Blueberry Kugel, Champagne Grape Kugel and Salt and Pepper Kugel for the purist, all packed in neat plastic containers, their names properly visible. […]
Crazy children bring both sides of the neighborhood together.
Read Yepoka Yeebo’s poetic take on the burst of noise that shattered the morning quiet in Brownsville.