Protest Erupts Outside Bed-Stuy Cafe For Alleged Racist Incident

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A protest erupted outside a Bed-Stuy cafe over the weekend in response to an incident on Halloween where staff allegedly offered candy to white children, but not black children.

People stood outside Strand Cafe on Saturday with signs saying to boycott the coffee shop and restaurant at 492 Nostrand Avenue, between Halsey and Hancock Streets. The incident followed testimony from two Community Board 3 members who claimed they witnessed a staff member at the cafe turning away black children in costume and then handing white children candy. The owner later acknowledged the incident and said he fired the staffer responsible.

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A Star Wars Pop-Up Bar Is Now Open in NYC


The force seems to be with New York this holiday season: A Star Wars-themed pop-up bar has opened in Soho, full of themed drinks, food, and events. DarkSide Bar, at 201 Lafayette Street between Kenmare and Broome Streets, is open through January 14 for all serious Star Wars fans, offering “a truly immersive galactic experience.”

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