New York City’s most populous borough, Brooklyn, is home to nearly 2.6 million residents. If Brooklyn were an independent city it would be the fourth largest city in the United States. While Brooklyn has become the epitome of ‘cool and hip’ in recent years, for those that were born here, raised families here and improved communities over the years, Brooklyn has never been ‘uncool’.

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Tarik Sultan and his students perform a shaabi (vernacular) dance at the 2011 Arab-American Heritage Music Festival in Prospect Park. Eagle photo by Francesca Norsen Tate

Faith In Brooklyn for Aug. 5

August 5 | By Francesca Norsen-Tate, Religion Editor

This week’s column focuses on both the Arab and Jewish communities...

News for those who live, work and play in Brooklyn and beyond