🌱 Yeshivas upset with new rule + Mayor Adams backs Brian Cunningham
Hey, neighbors! It’s me again, Dashiell Allen, your host for the Ditmas Park-Flatbush Daily.
First, today’s weather forecast:
Rather sunny and mild. High: 59 Low: 44.
Here are the top stories at Ditmas Park-Flatbush today:
- The 2020 census undercounted Black, Hispanic and Native American Brooklynites and residents across the country, according to recent analysis. The data miscounted around 19 million people, wrongly categorizing them as the wrong racial or ethnic group. Notably, the final results were similar to the census of previous non-pandemic years. (Brooklyn Reader)
- Mayor Eric Adams is backing Brian Cunningham for State Assembly in the ongoing special election in Crown Heights and parts of Flatbush. The area largely overlaps with the former Adams State Senate District. While he has the Democratic nomination, Cunningham faces opposition from Working Families Party-backed Jelanie DeShong, who is backed by Rep. Yvette Clarke. (Twitter)
- Leaders of Yeshivas — Orthodox Jewish religious private schools — upset over new guidelines for all New York private schools, which would require them to provide education in secular (non-religious) subjects equivalent to that found in public schools. Many Yeshivas are located in the Borough Park – Flatbush – Midwood area. (New York City crest)
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Today in Ditmas Park-Flatbush:
- Community Wellness Food Distribution with Board Member Rita Joseph, 2221 Church Avenue (4 p.m.)
- Waste, Environment and Race: A Community Conversation, online (6:30 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- Here’s a roundup of real estate in the Ditmas Park-Flatbush area. (Ditmas Park-Flatbush Patch)
- Kings Theater is partnering with local small business Aunts Et. Uncles will provide vegan bites to eat at upcoming performances. (Twitter)
- A local organization is advocating for the repair of Flatbush streets and improved traffic and pedestrian safety. (Twitter)
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