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Happy Thanksgiving

The Unity Block Association would like to wish all of our friends, family and neighbors a Happy Thanksgiving. May you continually be blessed and be a blessing to others.

BeFitNYC and more…

from Margot the Foodie I met Margot the Foodie on the last day of the ENY Farmer’s Market and she was handing out info about BeFitNYC. She was nice enough to send links to useful info about free and/or low cost fitness programs around Brooklyn and other ways to get through the winter blues. BeFitNYC […]

School Bus Service May Be Disrupted by Strike

By Lori Gross | Bed-Stuy Patch The City is warning parents of the “strong possibility” of an immediate strike affecting all yellow school bus service. The strike would impact over 152,000 students, according to the Department of Education. “The bus drivers’ union has told us that if the bid does not include an Employee Protection Provision—a […]

Brooklyn Second to Bronx in Unemployment

The unemployment rate in Brooklyn is still close to 10%, and though new jobs are being created, employment is still not at pre-recession levels. By Jamie Schuh | Bed-Stuy Patch Brooklyn has the second highest rate of unemployment in New York City, behind the Bronx, according to a new report in the Brooklyn Ink. As […]

Bed-Stuy Food Pantry Seeing Greater Demand

Hunger rates rise across the city as local food pantries, such as the Bed-Stuy Campaign, try to keep up with demand. By Jamie Schuh | Bed-Stuy Patch The Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger’s food pantry has seen more demand than ever this year due to rising hunger rates across New York, according to a report by […]

NYC, Go Sugary Drink-Free Week!

Take a break from sugary drinks for National Food Week, beginning Monday, October 24. By C. Zawadi Morris | Bed-Stuy Patch Food Day is this Monday, October 24, 2011! Food Day is a national effort to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way. On this day, parents, teachers, health professionals, community […]

Nielsen Study Shows African-American Buying Habits

New study claims African Americans’ buying power is expected to reach $1.1 trillion By C. Zawadi Morris | Bed-Stuy Patch With a buying power of nearly $1 trillion annually, if African Americans were a country, they’d be the 16th largest country in the world, according to a recent report entitled, The State of the African-American […]

Pink, Blue or Other?

From Bed-StuyPatch.com | Article by Sung Bin Park | Email the author | June 23, 2011 Before I gave birth to my daughter, I swore I would never dress her in pink or frilly flowers or overly girly ensembles– partly because I resented the omnipresent pink tones that clouded every baby girl related product out […]