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Nov 16, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: De Blasio takes first step in shutting down Rikers Island

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Nov 16, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Bronx man robbed of $190G doesn’t know why he was a target


A Bronx restaurant owner who told police he was robbed of 0,000 in cash says he has no idea who targeted him.


Abdoul Bah, 45, was walking down the stairs of his Foxhurst apartment building when a pair of muggers roughed him up and swiped his white bag packed with cash, cops said.


“Where’s the money? Where’s the money?” one of them yelled, Bah said.


The violent Nov. 7 robbery at the building on Prospect Ave. near E. 169th St. was caught on surveillance video.

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Nine days later, Bah was still in pain from the mugging — and still in the dark over who was responsible.


“Right now I’m stuck,” said Bah, who is in the processing of opening a restaurant in Manhattan.


“It’s a lot of money. You have to pay the landlord, you have to pay the gas, you have to pay the electric, you pay people to work, to cook in the kitchen.”


The surveillance clip shows two men walking into the building just as Bah is coming down the first flight of stairs with the white satchel in his right hand and a garbage bag full of clothes in his right.

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The men pounce on Bah and target the white bag immediately.


One of the men eventually rips it out of his hand and sprints out of the building. His accomplice then lets go of Bah and runs out, the video shows.


Once out the door, the men hopped into a green BMW SUV and headed north on Prospect Ave., a police source said.


One of them dropped a winter hat on the sidewalk during the getaway, the source said.

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“He had me by the neck,” Bah recalled. “I had to push his hand to keep breathing.”


“It still hurt too much,” added Bah. “It hurt to drink. It hurt to breathe.”


A police source said the bandits appeared to be lying in wait for Bah.


“They knew he had the money somehow,” the source said. “They knew he had money and they were waiting for him.”

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Bah told police that the cash was the proceeds from the sale of a house in his home country.


He told investigators that he was bringing the money to his under-construction Manhattan restaurant.


Some of the cash was going towards a down payment on a new house, Bah also told investigators.


Bah said that his friends brought the cash to the U.S. in small installments.

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He told the Daily News that the restaurant he’s opening is called Golody Halal Buffet on First Ave. in Manhattan.


Records show the eatery was registered with the state on Nov. 8.


Bah also told The News that one of the robbers had a gun, but police sources questioned that claim.


The robbery victim moved to the U.S. 17 years ago.


“You can’t feel safe now because you don’t know if it will ever happen again,” he said.


Cops are asking anyone with information about the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at (800)-577-TIPS.  

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Nov 16, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Woman who ripped unborn child from pregnant friend’s womb jailed

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Nov 15, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Bronx school stabber’s lawyer blames victims: ‘He was pummeled’


The lawyer for a bullied Bronx teen charged with fatally slashing his classmate went on the attack Wednesday, portraying the victim as the aggressor.


“He was pummeled before he took any action,” attorney Robert Feldman said of his client, Abdel Cedeno, 18, outside of Bronx Criminal Court.


“They ran up to him, thinking that Abel Cedeno was too much of a sissy, too effeminate, too much of an openly-gay kid to do anything.


“Well, guess what?” Feldman added. “They were wrong.”

Bronx teen who killed classmate was mocked with homophobic slurs


Feldman offered the stirring defense after a glassy-eyed Cedeno pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges.


The courtroom was packed with Cedeno’s supporters, along with friends and relatives of victim Matthew McCree, 15, who shot daggers at the suspect.


Cedeno’s lawyers told the judge that the bisexual teen was relentlessly bullied and attacked by gang members — and routinely ignored by teachers and administrators who failed to protect him.


“This incident occurred not because of some disease and defect of Mr. Cedeno,” defense lawyer Christopher Lynn told the judge. “But some disease and defect in that school.”

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Prosecutors say Cedeno stabbed McCree and a second teen, Ariane Laboy, in front of a class full of horrified students and two teachers at the Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation.


Laboy survived the Sept. 27 attack.


The bisexual Cedeno has claimed that he “snapped” after enduring months of anti-gay slurs and other abuse from classmates.


Cops have said he had no history with the slain McCree.

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Outside the courthouse, McCree’s mother Louna Dennis was joined by dozens of supporters holding signs that read, “Justice for Matthew.”


“Looking at Abel Cedeno for the first time since he killed my son, I was angry. I was pissed,” said Dennis, 34. “Cause he has his life. He lived past 15.”


“Cedeno’s parents can go visit him on his birthday,” she added.


“You know where I gotta go to visit my son? The cemetery …after my son was in his classroom, where I sent him, where he should have been saved, protected, and he was not.”

Family of Bronx school stabbing victim plans to sue city


The grieving mother insisted that she raised a “damn good son” who never bullied Cedeno. And she and her lawyer Sanford Rubenstein called for the firing of Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.


“Certainly the problems at this school not only existed at the time of this wrongful killing, but also exist to this day,” Sanford Rubenstein said.


Education Department officials and Mayor de Blasio reps didn’t respond to a request for comment on the calls for Fariña’s firing.


Cedeno’s tough-talking lawyer Robert Feldman has a history of badmouthing crime victims.

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The attorney — who was once featured on the cover of a gay porn video — got chewed out by a judge last year while defending a Rikers Island bigshot accused of ordering the brutal beating of an inmate.


Feldman took to Facebook to slam the victim as a “lying stoned retard.”  

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Nov 15, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Bronx charter school evacuated after bomb threat


A bomb threat forced the evacuation of a Bronx charter school Tuesday, just 12 days after a similar threat at the same place, officials said.


The Bronx Success Academy on E. 167th St. near Morris Ave. in Morrisania had to be emptied just before 10 a.m. Tuesday after getting a threat investigators believe may be from an expelled student, a school staff member said.


“They told me, ‘It’s the same situation as last time,’ ” the school source told the Daily News.


Students and staff were brought back into the school and no one was allowed in or out for several hours as police conducted a search of the building.

Mercy College’s Midtown campus evacuated over bomb threat


The other threat was phoned in to the school on Nov. 2, a school source said.


“This student said that he or some other person was going to come by the school with a gun or some sort of weapon,” the staff member told the Daily News.


“Since there was a gunman warning, we all had to stay in the building for two or three hours.”


Kids have not been informed about the exact nature of the threats, the school source said.

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“It gets the students frazzled,” he said. “They know it’s not a fire drill. They don’t know exactly, but they know something’s off.”


In the wake of the recent mass shootings in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and Las Vegas, teachers and students are on edge.


“The threats could be baseless or they could not be baseless, we don’t know — that’s the scary part,” said the school source. “It could just be a very angry student who just wants to create chaos. We just don’t know.”


Success Academy officials said the network of charter schools has only expelled one student since it was founded in 2006 — and that student was not from the Bronx school.

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Education Department spokeswoman Miranda Barbot said both threats were ultimately deemed noncredible.


“In both cases the schools followed protocol,” Barbot said.


Meanwhile, sources said there was another threat to a different school in the Bronx on Monday.


A man called 911 and said his grandson was on Snapchat with a 15-year-old boy who threatened to shoot up Lehman High School.


Cops went to the Throgs Neck home of the teen who made the threat and took him into custody. He was questioned and a juvenile report was taken, but he was not charged, sources said.

With Rocco Parascandola

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Nov 15, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: 30 students transfer from Bronx high school where teen was killed


A crush of students and two staffers have fled the Bronx “Zoo School” where a student was killed in a classroom stabbing.


Since the Sept. 27 slaying of 15-year-old Matthew McCree at the Bronx Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, about 30 students have transferred to other schools — and the two teachers who witnessed the attack are on paid leave, city Education Department officials said.


Students at the school said many staffers and kids are still badly traumatized by the incident — and many still feel unsafe.


“I’m leaving. I’ll be honest with you, this school is horrible,” said junior Rafael Rodriquez, 16, of the Bronx.

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“I’ve never felt safe here. This school should be shut down for all time,” he added.


Rodriquez said he would be moving to a new school at the end of the current school year in June.


City Education Department officials said they have granted transfers to all students who requested them for safety reasons.


“We are working closely with each family and staff member to address any requests and concerns and will continue to provide the entire Wildlife community with ongoing support, including training for staff, counseling services and additional safety agents,” said Education Department spokeswoman Toya Holness.

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Wildlife Conservation principal Astrid Jacobo was removed from the school in October and is working at a central office, Holness said.


Bronx Superintendent Fred Walsh tapped Frank Giaimo, formerly an Education Department administrator in the Bronx, to replace Jacobo on a temporary basis, officials said.


Holness said a thorough investigation is being conducted into school staffers’ handling of the classroom killing.


Abel Cedeno, 18, was charged with fatally stabbing Matthew, and slicing his best friend, Ariane LaBoy, 16, in front of horrified students.

Principal out at Bronx school where teen killed classmate


Cedeno told the Daily News in a jailhouse interview that he “just snapped” after enduring constant bullying at school for his bisexuality.


Founded in 2007, the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, is one of more than 200 small-themed high schools largely created under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration. Its enrollment now stands at about 450 students.


The school’s nickname is tied to an animal-focused curriculum and a partnership with the Bronx Zoo. But students say unchecked bullying at the school make it a “Zoo School” as well.


Only 55% of students said they felt safe in school hallways in a city Education Department survey in 2016 — far below the city average of 84%.


Just 19% of teachers reported feeling safe at the school in the same 2016 survey, far below the city average of 75%. 

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Nov 14, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Public Advocate reveals city’s 100 worst landlords


They’re the city’s top landlords — in rat infestations, holes in the wall and leaking ceilings.


Public Advocate Letitia James unveiled this year’s list of the city’s 100 worst landlords Tuesday. The No. 1 spot went to Jonathan Cohen of Silvershore Properties, whose 19 buildings in Brooklyn and Queens racked up 1090 housing code violations.


“There are some unscrupulous property owners who have chosen to exploit the market and the dire need for housing. They subject their tenants to dangerous and unsanitary conditions — apartments infested with vermin and mold, ceilings falling in, no heat or hot water, no electricity, units that are literally falling apart,” James said at a press conference at Foley Square.


“Today, we shame them,” she said.

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Up next on the list were Rawle Isaacs, whose four buildings have 969 violations, and Thomas Steiner, whose four buildings have 843.


The number of violations is an average based on a dozen points in time over the last year.


Sylvia Tapia, 42, who lives in a building owned by Cohen’s company in Sunset Park, said garbage piles up in the courtyard and she’s forced to walk her three kids to school past trespassers in the building using drugs.


“We are human, and we deserve to live in a safe home,” she said. “We don’t want to live for free. We pay rent, so we should get the repairs that we need.”

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After months of complaints, repairmen were finally sent to address mold on the bathroom floor and walls, a leaking sink and toilet, and a sink coming out of the wall — but the job was left half done. “They come today, they make a hole in the wall, they leave,” she said. “They tell me they’re going to come back, but they never come back.”


Tenants at the Silvershore properties have sued over the conditions.


The company said in an email that the 19 buildings on the list were purchased recently. The “majority of the properties have been purchased from long term owners who have neglected the properties and many of the problems causing the violations were inherited at our purchase,” the statement said.


“We have done a tremendous amount of work in these properties and expect the number of violations to be reduced significantly once the [Department of Housing Preservation and Development] dismissal inspections are scheduled this month. We have been extremely proactive about addressing any issues in each of the buildings.”

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The other landlords could not be reached for comment.


Michelle Stamp, whose Crown Heights building is owned by Rubin Dukler, the eleventh worst landlord on the list, said she’s angry for her 98-year grandmother, who has lived there for over 50 years.


“This gentleman does nothing. He doesn’t do any repairs. We are infested with vermin and insects and leaks and mold. You name it, we have it,” said Stamp, 54. “When you call, they’ll ignore you, and when you persist, they’ll harass you until you give up.”


Six of the landlords who were in the top 10 in 2016 are now off the worst landlord list altogether because of improvements in their buildings.

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Later Tuesday, James toured a building on Macon St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant owned by Ervin Johnson, who is No. 14 on the list. There, five of the 16 units are empty because tenants have taken buyouts to leave — and those who have held on say they’re suffering.


“This place is a mess. I’ve never seen a place like this in my whole life,” said tenant Tim Nash, 68. “And things keep breaking down. When they fix it, it breaks down again. Back and forth, back and forth, over and over again.”


Solomon Quick said he was offered just ,000 to move out, and declined.


Quick, 73, is retired, while his wife works as a home health aide. “For her to come home to filth, people having sex in the hallway, urine, and the building being so dirty, there being no heat and hot water- it’s not right,” he said.

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Nov 14, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Lost deer trying to break into Bronx senior citizen home put down


A lost deer caught trying to bust into a Bronx senior citizen home Tuesday morning had to be euthanized hours later, officials said.


The deer was spotted looking for an open door at the Citadel Rehabilitation and Nursing center at Kingsbridge on Cannon Place near Giles Place in Kingsbridge about 8:45 a.m., authorities said.


An NYPD Emergency Services Unit team tranquilized the deer and handed it over to the city’s Animal Care Center of NYC, cops said.


“Nature meets NYC,” Deputy Inspector Terence O’Toole, the commanding officer of the 50th Precinct, said in a tweet Tuesday. “A deer tried to enter 3400 Cannon Place The deer has been contained and will be treated and evaluated.”

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A spokeswoman for Animal Care Centers of NYC said the deer arrived with serious trauma.


“As is protocol with injured deer, humane euthanasia was performed,” the spokeswoman said.


Sources with knowledge of the case said the deer suffered from capture myopathy — muscle damage caused by the stress of being corralled.

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Nov 14, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: NYPD stops deer from trying to bust into Bronx apartment building


Deer me.


Police responded to calls of a four-legged bandit trying to bust into a Bronx apartment building Tuesday morning, officials said.


The deer was spotted looking for an open door on Cannon Place near Giles Place in Kingsbridge about 8:45 a.m., authorities said.


An NYPD Emergency Services Unit team tranquilized the deer and handed it over to the city’s Animal Care Center of NYC, cops said.

SEE IT: Cop car dashcam captures 114 mph collision with deer


“Nature meets NYC,” Deputy Inspector Terence O’Toole, the commanding officer of the 50th Precinct, said in a tweet Tuesday. “A deer tried to enter 3400 Cannon Pl. The deer has been contained and will be treated and evaluated.”


The animal will most likely be released back into the wild at a later date, police sources said.

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Nov 13, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Cops shoot knife-wielding man dead after responding to stabbing


Police fatally shot a knife-wielding man after responding to a stabbing in a Bronx home for the mentally ill on Monday, cop sources said.


The officers were responding to a report of two women stabbed at the Hughes House on Hughes Ave. and E. 178th St. in Tremont at about 7:45 p.m., sources said.


When they arrived, they encountered the man inside, sources said. He refused to drop the knife, and police shot him, critically wounding him, sources said.


Medics took the man, who has not been identified, to St. Barnabas Hospital, but he couldn’t be saved. Police did not release the injuries and conditions of the two women Monday night.


The 55-unit Hughes House is run by Urban Pathways, a nonprofit organization that offers supportive housing for mentally ill and homeless people.


The shooting comes roughly a year after one Hughes House resident fatally stabbed another in the neck, after the victim refused to lend him some money.


Perry Little, 70, died weeks after the Oct. 30 stabbing. Alleged attacker Marcus Graham, 47, remains jailed as he awaits prosecution on murder charges.


Urban Pathways did not immediately return messages seeking comment Monday night.

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Nov 13, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Search for Bronx mom continues nearly 2 years after she vanished


Nearly two years ago, nurse Mahfuza Rahman left work at Bellevue Hospital when her shift ended.


Then she vanished.


Bronx Homicide squad detectives believe the 30-year-old Rahman is dead, the victim of foul play. But the case of the young mother is still technically an open missing persons investigation, police say, because cops have found no evidence of her body.


Rahman was last seen leaving her associate nurse job at Bellevue at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 8, 2015.


Her husband, Mohammad Chowdhury, told officers from the hospital police force that she had rushed back to Bangladesh because her parents had been injured in a car crash. Then he left for Bangladesh himself with the couple’s 9-year-old daughter.


Months passed, and Rahman never called or returned to work, sparking an NYPD investigation in March 2016.


When detectives reached Rahman’s parents, they realized her husband had lied, cops said.


They said they had not been in an accident and hadn’t heard from their daughter since the day before she disappeared, police sources said.


Cops tore up the cement outside Rahman’s E. 198th St. house in Bedford Park, searching with dogs for clues, but found none.


They did discover that Chowdhury used a credit card to buy a camping hatchet two days after his wife’s disappearance, the case detectives told WPIX 11 in January.


Police also found Rahman’s clothes, wallet, credit cards — and passport — in her home.


The NYPD got Chowdhury on the phone shortly after starting its probe. He proclaimed his innocence in Rahman’s disappearance and said he wanted to return to New York but feared for his safety because of tensions with his wife’s family, police sources said.


He hasn’t returned to the states, and it’s not clear if he’s in hiding in Bangladesh, cops said Sunday.


Police are asking the public’s help to find Rahman, who they describe as 5-foot-5, 135 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

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Nov 12, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: CARIBBEAT: Morgan Heritage coming to Wall St. tree lighting event


Reggae meets Wall Street this month when the Grammy Award-winning Morgan Heritage band performs at the New York Stock Exchange’s 94th annual tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 30 at 5:35 p.m.


The tree lighting event — starting at 2:30 p.m. at 11 Wall St. — includes performances, the stock exchange close that day, the tree lighting and more entertainment.


The popular family band is made up of the children of Clarendon, Jamaica-born reggae performer Denroy Morgan, known for his 1981 hit “I’ll Do Anything for You” and other music.


Morgan Heritage is still riding high on its 2016 Best Reggae Album Grammy Award for its “Strictly Roots” release.

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“Avrakedabra,” the latest Morgan Heritage album (on the CTBC Music Group label) was recorded on four different continents and features Ziggy and Stephen Marley. Built on their Jamaican roots, the group’s music mixes pop, rock, country, R&B and hip-hop into a style they call “Rockaz.”


The New York Stock Exchange tree lighting performances are open to public.


The rock band Hollis Brown, country star Jackie Lee, singers Karen Rodriguez and Jesse Campbell, the Harlem Globetrotters, the Radio City Rockettes and are among the other performers. DJ Niko of Z100 radio and Daymond John of “Shark Tank” are the scheduled hosts for the event.


For more on Morgan Heritage, visit their website: www.morganheritagemusic.com. Visit http://bit.ly/nysetree2017 for more on the tree lighting.

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MARKING HISTORIC HAITI BATTLE


The Battle of Vertières — which marked indigenous army of St. Domingue’s decisive 1803 defeat of colonial French forces in Haiti — will be commemorated Thursday with an art exhibition, lecture and reception at the Brooklyn College Library, 2900 Bedford Ave.


The CUNY Haitian Studies Institute is cosponsor of “Celebrating the Battle of Vertières: The Universal Dimension of Haitian Culture: History and Politics of Memory.” The event remembers the key battle that led to Haiti becoming the first black nation to forcefully win independence from its colonizers.


The exhibit of works of nine Haitian artists, who will be present at the display, runs through Nov. 27 and can be seen Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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After the art show, Prof. Pierre Buteau, president of the Haiti Society of History and Geography in Haiti, will present “The National and International Dimensions of the Haitian Revolution,” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


The cultural event ends with a reception by respected caterer, author and entrepreneur Nadege Fleurimond.


“Celebrating the Battle of Vertières” is sponsored by the CUNY Haitian Studies Institute, the Brooklyn Center of Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, the Toussaint Louverture Cultural Foundation, the Haitian Times and the Department of Africana Studies at Brooklyn College.


To RSVP for Thursday’s affair, send email to hsi@brooklyn.cuny.edu. Call (718) 951-5000, ext. 3482 for information.

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COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR


The agencies and organizations offering opportunities for St. Lucians New Yorkers and others — ranging from education and health to workforce training and housing — will be touting their services at the free Community Resource Fair in Brooklyn on Saturday, presented by the St. Lucia Consulate in New York and CARICOM Consular Corps.


The event will be held at the St. Lucia House, 438 E. 49th St. in Brooklyn, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Although there is no admission fee, participants are encouraged to donate new toys to the consulate’s annual diaspora toy drive, benefitting underprivileged children in St. Lucia.


For more information on the Community Resource Fair, call the St. Lucia Consulate at (212) 697-9360, ext. 203 or send email to sluconsulateny@govt.lc.


MELBA MOORE STARS IN RELIEF CONCERT


Tony Award-winning singer/actress Melba Moore is heading the “Benefit for the Caribbean” concert today in the Bronx at Lehman College’s Lovinger Theatre, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Presented by Linnette Harrigan Media Inc. and Caribbean Cause, the fund-raiser will benefit hurricane relief in the U.S. Virgin Islands and other parts of the Caribbean.


Show highlight include R&B music, a Bob Marley tribute, steel pan performances, jazz, hip hop and more. Visit http://bit.ly/caribbeanconcert for tickets and information. Student and group discounts are available.


FASHIONABLE DISASTER RELIEF


Envision a classy and professional fashion show, music, cocktails and more — all benefitting hurricane relief in the Caribbean. This perfectly describes “A Fashion Mingle for Caribbean Disaster Relief,” a benefit on Wednesday in Manhattan benefitting the Caribbean Tourism Organization Hurricane Relief Fund and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Association.


The event will be held at Row NYC, 700 8th Ave. (between 44th and 45th Sts.), from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.


Participating design brands include D’Marsh Couture​ by Glenroy March, @Simply Greta by Greta Wallace​, Malchijah-Hats​ by Marcus Malchijah, ​, Steven Daniel​, and Dwight Thomas​.


There is a traditional mas presentation by Cocorite House​ scheduled along with a performance by reggae ton artist Klass Santana​, followed by music from Dj PrinZe B​. Hors d’oeuvres from MIST Harlem​ are provided by City National Bank of N.J.​ Tickets are only . For ticket, visit http://bit.ly/fashionminglebenefit2017.


FREE SKILLS, FUN — FOR YOUNG AND OLD


Starting next month, the Jamaica Benevolent Art and Cultural Center in the Bronx is offering an array of free activities for young and old under the theme ”Growth and Development,” including computer training; science, reading and math skills, and chess.


The intergenerational Saturday sessions — scheduled to begin Dec. 2 and take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — will be held at 2230 Light St. (near Dyre Ave.) A photo ID must be presented for registration. For information, call (718) 496-2884 or (347) 275-4788.

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