The Haitian Day Parade and Festival, Flatbush, Brooklyn – Nostrand between Newkirk and Foster Avenue, 2009 Photo Credit: Dave Cook

By Vania Andre

BROOKLYN, NY — An effort to name parts of the Flatbush section of Brooklyn “Little Haiti” plunged into controversy last week when a local political operative blasted the idea as divisive and misguided.

Haitian community members and leaders called on support from the mayor for the establishment of “Little Haiti” in the same area that was designated “Little Caribbean” last week.

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