As a local news organization, Patch covers stories of all kinds, from heartbreaking tragedies to nitty-gritty breakdowns of government and school district issues. But some stories are simply inspiring, often showing that at the heart of our communities is a desire to do good. Here are some of the touching headlines from the past seven days.
For at least one day a year, the numerous mobile food vendors around NYC have their day in the sun at the annual 'Vendy Awards'.
Over the weekend, over 20 trucks and tables gathered at Sunset Park's Industry City, and Red Hook's own El Olomega took home top honors as the 'Top Vendy'.
Bed-Stuy civic leaders turned out in droves earlier this week — not to vote in the city elections, but to unveil the new and improved Restoration Plaza.
The community hub, which had fallen into disrepair in recent years, got a much-needed facelift that was finished earlier this month.
The Macon Library in Bed-Stuy has been recognized as the local gem that it is — and is now getting an even greater chance to shine.
The local resource has been selected as one of ten finalists — out of every New York City library — for the first NYC Neighborhood Library Award. It was recognized for its community contributions and commitment to improving the lives of local residents. It was one of three Brooklyn libraries selected.
The Metro-Forest Chamber of Commerce is back in action and starting a process to develop a business improvement district following a three-year lapse.
The group, which initially formed in 1991, will host its first meeting in three years at 9 a.m. on Sept. 19 at American Legion Post 1424, located at 107-15 Metropolitan Ave.
Chefs doles out sandwiches at the Amazing Garden on Carroll Street over the weekend to help raise over $1,000 to maintain the park.
The proceeds allow the volunteer-run garden to maintain public spaces and the composting facility.