Browsing: racism

News & Features
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Ari Kagan, the Russian-American journalist and community liaison for Comptroller John Liu, dropped us a note informing us that the Avenue Z Jewish Center (875 Avenue Z)  was hit again by anti-Semitic vandals over the weekend, making it the second incident in a little over a year. According to Kagan: Graffiti appeared on the entrance…

Events
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The Turkish Cultural Center of Brooklyn’s forum on anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, originally scheduled for this afternoon, has been postponed. A new date has yet to be selected. On the upside, the organization’s director has told Sheepshead Bites they’ll be using the time between now and the rescheduled forum to tweak the program, taking feedback from Sheepshead…

Opinion
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Neil S. Friedman is a veteran reporter and photographer, and spent the last 15 years as a features editor at Canarsie Courier. Aside from reporting, he did public relations work for brands including Showtime, The Rolling Stones and Michael Jackson. In addition to his freelance reporting for Sheepshead Bites, Friedman contributes occasional columns on life, culture…

News & Features
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Councilman Jumaane Williams, who represents the 46th district which overlaps portions of Community Board 15, was detained this weekend during the West Indian Day Parade, along with an aide to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. Williams claims the police handled him roughly and unnecessarily, even while he presented his City Council bonafides and explained that NYPD…

News & Features
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Murders, slum lords, fires and now… hate crimes! Sheepshead Bay is just kicking today… A hate-filled cretin burglarized and vandalized the Avenue Z Jewish Center (875 Avenue Z), stealing hundreds of dollars and desecrating religious artifacts. According to Councilman Michael Nelson’s office, which is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and…

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The Department of Buildings has lifted the controversial hold they placed on the proposed 2812 Voorhies Avenue mosque today, providing the ultimate green-light for construction to begin immediately. Backers of the Sheepshead Bay Islamic Community Center met with DOB officials today to clarify on certain points of their plan. Their final paperwork passed DOB muster,…

News & Features
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A spokesperson for the Department of Buildings has told Sheepshead Bites that additional reviews of buildings are “not uncommon,” and that the issues that spurred the latest review of the proposed mosque’s plans are “easily rectified.” The main issue behind the third review of 2812 Voorhies Avenue, just days after it was approved twice by…

News & Features
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After a year-long Department of Buildings review of the proposed Voorhies Avenue mosque finally passed examiner’s muster last week, the city stunned the center’s proponents by placing a hold on the project. The agency’s records show that the plan for 2812 Voorhies Avenue was approved on Wednesday, then reviewed and approved a second time on…