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A triple threat: Rising rent, gentrification and coronavirus push Haitians out of NYC
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A triple threat: Rising rent, gentrification and coronavirus push Haitians out of NYC

Across Brooklyn, rents have steadily been rising for decades. But in recent years, neighborhoods like Flatbush that had been somewhat insulated have seen spikes in housing costs as higher-income residents flock deeper and farther across the borough than before.

Reconnecting: Growing artist residency program seeks community members for projects
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Reconnecting: Growing artist residency program seeks community members for projects

Now in its fifth year, the year-long Lakou Nou artist residency program allows artists to connect their skills to community needs. Through the program, four artists will each receive $7,000 to implement community art projects in Canarsie, Flatbush, Crown Heights and East Flatbush.

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Book truck brings English and French-language books to Flatbush’s Little Haiti

“We are always looking for opportunities to bring books into communities that aren’t necessarily well-served by bookstores, he said. “We just want to open it up to everyone and part of that means bringing collections of books that are multilingual into our multilingual neighborhoods.”

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