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Archive for January, 2013

Seawanhaka Press 01-24-13

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Fort Greene Close-Up: No Sleep Till Brooklyn

BY: ASHLEY THOMPSON One of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods is located just blocks away from LIU Brooklyn. In fact, it’s closely associated with the rise of the “Hipster Brooklynite.” It’s also a tourist-friendly, brownstone-filled mecca where TV and film crews regularly shoot productions. And in a few months, the neighborhood’s outdoor cafés will come […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service At LIU

BY: DESIREE RUCKER LIU Brooklyn hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. event on Monday, which attracted a diverse gathering of the Brooklyn community. The audience included several LIU students and faculty as well as politicians and activists. Brooklyn Councilman Mathieu Eugene greeted the crowd while fondly speaking about the memory of Dr. King. “We need […]

News In Brief: President Obama Inauguration 2013

BY: KEELEY IBRAHIM President Barack Obama was once again sworn into his role as Commander-in-Chief in front of a D.C. crowd of roughly 800,000 on Monday. The inauguration event began as early as 9 am and lasted long into the night. Sworn into office on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President Obama’s inaugural address to […]

20 Years On, LIU Brooklyn Grad Still Raising Voices

BY: MAYLEE GRIFFIN Carolyn A. Butts is clearly in her element. As the faint sounds of jazz fills Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, her life’s work is on display for all to see – namely, the striking covers of African Voices magazine from the past two decades. Butts – alongside some of […]

As Downtown Brooklyn Changes, Bed-Stuy View Is Mixed

  BY: MICHELLE LAWTON As the economic restoration of Downtown Brooklyn continues, many of Bedford-Stuyvesant’s neighboring residents don’t feel personally impacted by the changes – including James McTaggart. McTaggart, a 40-year-old who has lived in Bed-Stuy for 10 years, goes about his daily routines without giving much thought to the rejuvenation of Downtown Brooklyn, which […]

Dining Out In Brooklyn: The Inside Scoop

BY: ADRIENNE BLACK The restaurant business has always been very fickle. As one shuts down, another one opens up. Often these restaurants are being shut down as a result of failing inspections. For people in the restaurant business, the grade their establishment gets can make or break them. Since July 2010, restaurants in New York […]

Park Slope Bookstore Enjoys State of Independence

BY: MICHAEL GARCIA The Park Slope Community Bookstore, like many independent bookstores across the nation, has long had to operate in the shadows of major retailers. But as the book-selling trade increasingly shifts online, local independent bookstores have been forced to become more innovative to stay in business and fend off fiercer competition. The number […]

Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

BY: YANA NADELYAEVA Almost 3 months have passed since Hurricane Sandy, but looking at neighboring houses of my street, I still notice some repercussions. I live in Sheepshead Bay area in Brooklyn – it’s near Coney Island, and as I’ve already written an op-ed article right after Hurricane Sandy, our district suffered severely in that […]

LIU Glaucoma Awareness Month

  BY: RALPHNIE EDMOND This month isn’t just flu season but it’s also Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is an eye condition that leads to damage of the optic nerve. This nerve carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In most cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the […]