Hanukkah begins the evening of Thursday, December 7th and ends the evening of Friday, December 15th. Hanukkah is also known as the Festival of Lights.  The Hebrew word Hanukkah means "dedication," as the holiday commemorates the Jewish people's rededication to the Temple in Jerusalem. The

When we came into office, we promised that we would ensure that our prosperity would be felt across the five boroughs. And the health of our people is key to that prosperity. But despite coming out of a once-in-a-century pandemic, life expectancy in this city

Brooklyn, NY – Sons of a King Lodge #123, a prominent community organization, successfully  hosted their 5th Annual Edward Swire Memorial Blood Drive on Saturday, September 23. The  event occurred at Vanderveer Park United Methodist Church, where residents and lodge  members gathered to support this

For the past nine years, Anaya has been actively traveling locally, nationally and internationally to promote her four published books, promote literary and the empowerment of our youth. Anaya has also been actively running track during the spring season while playing soccer at school and

A phenomenon called subsidence could be the result of poor soil quality or rising water levels — but not all cases are reported to the city.Alvin Henry was on his way to work on a Wednesday morning in April when his daughter called from his

The publisher and staff at the Canarsie Courier would like to extend our warmest wishes to the entire Jewish community. L’Shanah Tovah May your New Year be filled with good health and happiness!  During this High Holy season of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we

Members of Community District Education Council 22 (CEC 22) held their first meeting of the 2023-2024 school year at the District Office, located at 5619 Flatlands Avenue, on Tuesday, September 5th, which was also livestreamed to the public via Zoom. At the meeting, members addressed

America’s Food Basket supermarket opened its doors in Canarsie, offering residents a wide variety of food and household products at competitive prices. The store, which is located at 1380 Rockaway Pkwy, is family-owned. The grand opening on Saturday, August 5th, which started at 12 p.m.

Last week, we announced our plan to take down unsightly sidewalk sheds and reclaim our streets. Sidewalk sheds — which many New Yorkers also known as scaffolding — are the ugly green and metal boxes that cover our sidewalks. They block the sunlight, keep pedestrians

Free Yoga in Canarsie Park Presented by Assemblywoman Jaime Williams Meet in front of the flagpole Seaview Avenue and East 88th Street entrance Saturday, July 29th All sessions start promptly at 9 a.m. Please bring water and a mat. For more info, call 718-252-2124. Free

Firefighters removed six e-bikes and lithium-ion batteries from a restaurant fire at 1553 Nostrand Avenue, near Albemarle Road, on Saturday, June 3rd. Fire Department personnel were met with heavy fire conditions on the first floor of the restaurant around 1:45 p.m., and the fire extended

The NYPD is investigating a shooting that left a woman wounded at the intersection of Hegeman and Miller Avenues on Tuesday, March 14th. Officers from the 75th Precinct found the 35-year-old woman who was walking on the street when she was shot in her left leg

The Nieuw Amersfort Community Association (NACA) began the year by meeting the commanding officer of the 63rd Precinct and the constituent liaison from their City Council member’s office for the first time at the January 24th meeting held in the basement of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at

Tis The Season For Streaming! Holiday Movie Tool Simplifies Movie Night (NAPSI) The next few months will be filled with holiday cheer – not just in spirit, but on our screens. From Thanksgiving hits to Christmas classics, there’s no shortage of holiday movies to snuggle

In observation of National Faith & Blue weekend (October 7th to October 10th), officers from the 69th Precinct collaborated with clergy members in Canarsie and conducted an outreach program intended to educate the community about, and instill trust in, law enforcement. Similar to clergy councils that function