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Last year's Afro-Latino Festival. Photo by Mario Ruben Carrion

¡Wepa! Dance the weekend away to Afro-Latino beats

July 10 | Kelly Mena

Thousands will flock to Downtown Brooklyn this weekend to celebrate the rich culture and influence of Caribbean and Latinx culture and music in Brooklyn — and to dance late, late into the night. The the seventh annual Afro-Latino Festival begins on Friday. This year’s theme is Reclaiming Spaces & Culture, a tribute to Brooklyn’s own […]

Speed the F up: Express F train service coming this September

July 10 | Meaghan McGoldrick

Limited express train service is coming to the F line this fall, the MTA announced Tuesday. Starting this September, two peak-hour Manhattan-bound F trains will run express from Church Avenue to Jay Street-Metrotech between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. A pair of peak-hour Coney Island-bound trains will do the same between 5 p.m. and 5:40 […]

The home to the left of the Brooklyn Brewhouse sign is 227 Duffield St., which activists are trying to save from demolition. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

The movement to save the Downtown Brooklyn house of two abolitionists

July 9 | Lore Croghan

Advocates are making a last-ditch effort to stop the demolition of a Downtown Brooklyn house where prominent abolitionists Thomas and Harriet Truesdell once lived. The Circle for Justice Innovations launched a petition urging the city Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate 227 Duffield St. as a landmark. This would protect the 19th-century house — which the […]

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