LITTLE HAITI, BK.
The Office of NY State Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte, State Senator Kevin Parker, and Councilmember Jumaane Williams along with local organizations and community members have successfully led to the designation of our Flatbush area as the Little Haiti Cultural & Business District.
LATEST NEWS & UPDATES
- A Haitian Slave Turned Emperor Brings Celebration and Controversy to Brooklyn - NY Times
- Haitian Community Gathers In East Flatbush For Jean-Jacques Dessalines Blvd. Unveiling - Haitian Times
- Controversial Haitian Revolutionary Leader Gets Street Co-Naming - Kings County Politics
- Street named after Haitian revolutionary leader - News 12 Brooklyn
- New York City Council approves co-naming street in honor of former Haitian leader - Daily Express
- New York Street Re-Named Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Honoring Haiti's Independence Hero - Black Star News
- New York City’s ‘Little Haiti’ Makes a Big Impression - Wall Street Journal
- Big day in Little Haiti: Pols unveil street co-named for man who ended island’s colonial rule - Brooklyn Paper
- What’s in a Name? Plenty, When It’s a Street in Brooklyn’s ‘Little Haiti’ - New York Times
- Flatbush Is Finally Designated As “Little Haiti” Business And Cultural District - Bklyner
- Little Haiti: The Latest Ethnic District Added To New York - Haitian Times
- Effort To Designate Parts Of Brooklyn As “Little Haiti” Is Called Divisive And Misguided - Haitian Times
- Brooklyn Official Calls For Designation Of “Little Haiti” In Flatbush - Haitian Times
- Little Caribbean v Little Haiti – Not So Simple To Designate A Cultural Area In Flatbush - Bklyner
Featured Article - Brooklyn residents pray for peace in Haiti - PIX11
ABOUT LITTLE HAITI, BK
Why Little Haiti in Brooklyn?
According to the most recent American Community Survey, Haitians are the largest immigrant group in Flatbush and make up more than 20% of the foreign-born population in this neighborhood. Naturally, this neighborhood has become the heart of our Haitian Diaspora’s cultural and commercial corridor. Hundreds of thousands of our community members come to this area to worship, purchase goods and services, and enjoy each other’s company.
However, Brooklyn is facing a wave of gentrification that threatens to displace Flatbush’s Haitian Diaspora. Furthermore, our community is now on the receiving end of unjust rhetoric and anti-immigrant policies that jeopardize our safety and security. This includes: the possible expiration of Temporary Protected Status for 50,000 Haitians, many of whom found refuge in Flatbush after the catastrophic earthquake of 2010.; The ending of H2A and H2B Visa for Haitians; and other immigration policies affecting the Haitian community.
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Now is the time for all of us to come together in solidarity to face these struggles while also celebrating our history, traditions, and values. The designation of a Little Haiti Cultural and Business District is all about increasing support and resources for residents, businesses and nonprofits such as community and faith-based organizations.
Help us foster a strong sense of belonging, security, and pride for the people who have helped to build this community for more than five decades. Brooklyn’s Little Haiti will showcase an authentic Haitian experience via the food, art, music, language, and traditions of residential and commercial stakeholders of the area.
A broad cross-section of the Haitian community – as represented by artist organizations, businesses, community groups, clergy, and media – and our elected officials have aligned behind the Little Haiti Cultural & Business District designation. We have also begun enlisting the support of the necessary City agencies to make the Little Haiti designation possible, but the work doesn’t end there. Your support is crucial to making the Little Haiti Cultural & Business District designation meaningful and impactful for the Haitian Diaspora community.
Immediate US Humanitarian Support for Haiti!
Recent events have purged Haiti in turmoil impacting over 11 million people living abroad. The crisis in Haiti demands the immediate attention from the people of the United States and deliberate action from our federal government. The people of Haiti need our help, and as Americans we stand ready to do our part.
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1401 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, NY 11210