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Teachers Recreate Haitian Folk Tales With a New Beat

Two high school teachers are bringing a creative twist to Haitian folk tales, setting them to full orchestration.

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Are Esrogim the Perfect Fruit?

Italian-born Rabbi Leizer Rodal opened shop in Crown Heights to sell esrogim, traditional fruit for Sukkot.

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As Tech Costs Decline, Haitian PirateRadio Thrives

With New York’s usable radio frequencies entirely snatched up, an increasing number of Creole-language radio stations are broadcasting illegally.

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Russian Orthodox in Brighton Beach Struggle to Keep Their Place

A Russian Orthodox Church in the predominantly Jewish area of Brighton Beach is now in dire financial straits, after years of community-building — a growth that reflects a broader turn toward Orthodoxy among both Russian citizens and immigrants.

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Crown Heights Gallery Show Aims to Defend Israel Through Art

An Orthodox-owned gallery in Crown Heights held a “Spiritual Defense” group art show, seeking to spiritually protect Israel through the power of good deeds and creativity.

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Russian Comic Seeks Humor Bridge for Generation Gap

Gary Spielberg fills the gap in the market for Russian-American comedy with video series “Sh– Russian Grandmas Say.”

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Luxury Supermarket Gourmanoff Underlines Change in Brighton Beach

With its gilded chandeliers and valet parking, the newly opened supermarket Gourmanoff is a glittering symbol of the growing income disparities in Brighton Beach.

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Creole, Haiti’s Mother Tongue, Brings People Back to Their Roots

Creole lessons empower the Haitian diaspora in the small Two Moon Art and House Cafe in Brooklyn by the founder of the Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York, Wynnie Lamour.

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Transit Museum Digs Up Time Capsule, Finds Next to Nothing

After 64 years, the New York Transit Museum dug up a box buried outside the former New York City Transit Authority headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn, only to find that its contents had been ravaged by the elements.

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Brooklyn DA to Investigate Suspected Police Violence Against Pregnant Woman

The Brooklyn DA’s office will conduct an independent investigation on the officers suspected/ of slamming a pregnant woman to the ground last week in Brooklyn.

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