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5-Story Mosque Could Rise In Brighton Beach

A 5-story community mosque could rise on a vacant lot in Brighton Beach at 651 Banner Avenue near Brighton 8th Street. Brooklyn-based congregation Masjid Al-Arqam has filed...

“This Will Not Scare Us” Brighton Beach Mosque Condemns Threats From...

Last week, a well-known Turkish mosque in Brighton Beach received a death threat letter signed by "Muslim Slayer" in what could be a national hate...

Mayor Names A Day In Honor Of Voorhies Mosque Opening

In recognition of the obstacles overcome to build their mosque, Mayor Bill de Blasio named a day in honor of Thursday's opening ceremony for...

‘Round Brooklyn: Bike Lanes, The Best Tacos, Spumoni Gardens, And More

We're in the midst of the warmest part of the year and the news from around Brooklyn is hot, hot, hot! Find a comfy...

Suspect In Mosque Beating Surrenders To Police

A suspect has been charged in the attack on two Muslin teens outside a Sunset Park mosque over Independence Day weekend, according to police. Sunset Park...

Ramadan Mubarak! 6 Things To Know About The Muslim Holiday

If you live in southern Brooklyn, you will most likely encounter someone observing Ramadan this month. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar,...

ICYMI: Intolerable ‘Dirty Diaper’ Smell, New Uzbek Restaurant, Pushback Against Halfway...

In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): Here are some of the big stories you may have missed this week. You can keep up with what’s...

Stuck In A Makeshift Burger King Mosque, A Congregation Perseveres

When a local Muslim group rented out the long-abandoned Burger King on Knapp Street in the summer of 2014, it was supposed to serve...

Paving A Bridge Between Brooklyn’s Muslims And The Police

At first, Kenan Taskent doesn't distinguish himself as a particularly pious man. His thick Brooklyn accent, proclivity for Marlboro cigarettes, and charmingly abrasive personality...

BP Adams Slams Daily News Over Portrayal Of Brighton Mosque

Borough President Adams joined with leaders from the Turkish Muslim community Friday to denounce the Daily News' insensitive portrayal of a Brighton Beach mosque. "This...

In 30 Years, Russians Will No Longer Be Brighton Beach’s Majority

A Voices of NY article reveals a major change in local demographics within the next 30 years. It states: According to the Faiths and Freedom Project for...

NY Times: Voorhies Mosque Still Faces Opposition, Though Numbers Have Dwindled

The ongoing issue of the proposed mosque and Islamic community center slated to be built in Sheepshead Bay has the community divided and the...

Islamic Group Hosts Book Bag Giveaway At Voorhies Mosque This Saturday

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfqXwgPbpRw?rel=0] To celebrate the new school year, local Muslims, the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) are teaming...

More Fliers Fly In Sheepshead Bay Mosque Controversy

These two fliers landed in my inbox this week, in the wake of a Brooklyn Supreme Court ruling that tossed out Bay People's lawsuit...

Sheepshead Bay Mosque Wins First Court Battle, Bay People Push Forward

A Kings County Supreme Court judge refused yesterday to issue an injunction against the proposed mosque at 2812 Voorhies Avenue that would have required...