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Brooklyn: New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams on Tuesday denounce what he characterized as Hudson Yard’s “wealthy-focused business practices,” which includes “many cashless businesses and the unsavory use of the EB-5 program to claim funds intended for economically distressed areas.” Comment

Queens group bolsters visibility of city’s queer Caribbean community

Queens: The Caribbean Equality Project is a dominate force for the Caribbean LGBTQ community, helming their issues and bringing them to the forefront. Comment
New York: She’s bringing empowerment into real estate. New York-based realtor Jennifer Saavedra founded her agency, The Real Sisters Real Estate, with her sister Renatta seven years ago. A former international journalist and a self-proclaimed feminist — her day-to-day task is not just focused on showing potential buyers and renters properties. She is also navigating her career with a progressive and woman-centric world view. Comment
Food: And the award goes to… A Bedford-Stuyvesant Caribbean eatery is an honoree of the James Beard Foundation’s American Classics award. The notable dining honor was bestowed to Noel and Greeta Brown’s A&A Bake and Doubles and Roti Shop on Fulton Street, which serves up popular Trinidadian fare as its name suggests — doubles and roti, along with other dishes from the twin-island republic. Comment

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