Kaia Zawadi

Bed-Stuy Muslim community reacts to NYPD’s Islamophobic video

Many people in Central Brooklyn’s Muslim community are feeling more and more targeted after a controversial documentary film called The Third Jihad, which depicts American Muslims as radical extremists, was shown on a loop over a period of three months to a year to over 1,400 officers receiving antiterrorism training in 2010. Some Muslims in […]Read More

Two Lawmakers Trash State Plan to Sell Office Building

With whispers that the Shirley Chisholm State Office Building, located at 55 Hanson Place, is being put up for sale to an unnamed buyer, two local state lawmakers have vowed to keep it open. The 100-year-old, 13-story building currently houses several agencies including the Office of Children and Family Services and the Department of Taxation. […]Read More

Jeffries Proposes a Laptop in The Home of Every Student

If Assemblyman and 10th Congressional District candidate Hakeem Jeffries had his way every city public school student would have at least one laptop computer in his or her home within the next five years. Thus, Jeffries rolled out a new “One Child, One Laptop” initiative in delivering his fifth State of the District address given […]Read More

City’s Commitment To Vocational Schools Questioned

Reorganization of Maxwell could spell end of cosmetology program — If Brooklyn students want to take up a trade such as cosmetology, medical assisting or fashion, William H. Maxwell High School in East New York was historically the school to attend, but with the city now slating to close or drastically change the vocational school […]Read More

Hakeem Jeffries Enters 10th CD Race Joins City Councilman Charles

They came, they saw and they chanted his name over and over again as Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries officially announced last Sunday on the steps of Borough Hall that he is running for the 10th Congressional District seat. The expected announcement, before about 100 loyal supporters on a cold and windy day, sets the stage for […]Read More

Bedford Armory Revitalization Plans Draws Large Crowd and Ideas

The residents of Crown Heights and surrounding neighborhoods packed the auditorium at Medgar Evers College for a town hall meeting to discuss revitalization plans for the defunct Bedford Armory in Crown Heights. The event, which took place from 6 to 9 pm on Jan. 9, offered an open house at the armory preceding the meeting. […]Read More