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Brooklyn West Indian costume shop working around the clock ahead of parade

CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN (PIX11) – It may not look like much on the outside, but on the inside of 183 Empire Boulevard, its crunch time in the name of all that is West Indian. 229 more words


West Indian American Day Carnival info

(PIX11) – The unofficial end to summer is nearly synonymous with the West Indian American Day Carnival.

This weekend marks the parade’s 47th year. Revelers can descend Sept. 48 more words

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This Crown Heights Building Has Been Replicated All Over the World

If you happened to come across a red-brick spiritual center in both Crown Height’s, Brooklyn and Sao Paulo, Brazil and thought you were seeing double, you were probably right. 325 more words

132 Jamacians vs. Steel Drum Band

I love my neighborhood for many reasons, but one reason in particular is that it is brimming with Caribbean culture. 186 more words


For Sale: Crown Heights Brownstone

Exceptional 2 family Crown Heights Brownstone with over 3500 sq/ft of space.  This large house maintains many original details, high ceilings and tons of light throughout. 36 more words

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My mouth and forehead all wrinkled up with frustration about Ferguson, I walked five blocks to get coffee.  The guy ahead of me on the sidewalk wore a peach and white striped sweater and he looked great in that color and he smelled like weed.   837 more words

After Garner Death, Hikind Fears Cops Won't Stop Anti-Semitic Attacks

Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind claimed on Thursday that police had reportedly told Crown Heights residents they were not arresting and prosecuting potentially anti-Semitic attackers out of fear of stoking racial tensions–especially in the aftermath of Eric Garner’s death. 678 more words