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Karate Champ from Brooklyn Competes in a Hijab

Aprar Hassan, 16, won the U.S. girls’ national championship in karate last year. In her bright blue and purple floral-patterned hijab, Brooklynite Hassan is an athletic trailblazer: the first Muslim girl to compete on the Amateur Athletic Union’s USA National Karate Team.

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Amid financial uncertainty, Haitian radio staple fights on in Brooklyn

Online competition and a flood of pirate stations are threatening a once-thriving Haitian radio station in Flatbush.

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Embracing English in a Russian haven

Once a week, several Brighton Beach residents gather to practice a neighborhood rarity: English.

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Jubilation as New York schools close on Muslim holiday. But what next?

The two most sacred Muslim holy days are now New York City school holidays, but activists say it is just a modest step toward further inclusion of a community facing continued suspicion in America.

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Not all Russians are from Russia

Brighton Beach is considered the Russian capital of the United States, but not every Russian is from Russia. Even so, Ukrainians, Azerbaijanis and other immigrants from the former Soviet Union embrace the Russian label.

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Fight for $15? NYC ethnic communities respond to minimum wage proposal

The proposal to raise minimum wage for all New York workers drew mixed reaction from workers and employers.

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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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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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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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