Tag: brooklyn

On Brooklyn’s black heritage

WNYC News, June 18, 2008 When gentrification comes to a neighborhood it isn’t just the residents who can feel like like they’re being pushed away. It’s also the local history. So how can a community’s past contribute to its future? WNYC’s Siddhartha Mitter reports from Bedford-Stuvesant.

Arab music thrives in New York

WNYC News, March 10, 2008 A major festival of Arab music is taking place in Brooklyn all this month. After 9/11 there were fears that funding and opportunities for Arab artists would dry up. Siddhartha Mitter reports on the thriving scene for Arab music in New York.

New York’s Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr

WNYC News, October 13, 2007 This weekend the Muslim world celebrates Eid. The holiday marks the end of Ramadan and is a high point in the Islamic calendar. In New York, many of the city’s Muslims will gather today for festive meals with family and friends. WNYC’s Siddhartha Mitter reports.

Starrett City: The character of an unusual urban community

WNYC News, February 28, 2007 The proposed buyers of Brooklyn’s Starrett City have received nothing but bad press since putting up their $1.3 billion bid. Most of it has been directed at developer David Bistricer. The latest allegations – from the housing advocacy group Acorn – are that he refuses to rent apartments to people […]

On the street, a fashion classic is new again

WNYC News, February 8, 2007 It’s Fashion Week and on the runways models strut, celebrities gawk and the trends are set. But for some fashion conscious folks, there’s no substitute for the judgment of the streets. WNYC’s Siddhartha Mitter reports.