Good works for MLK Day Weekend: Brooklyn migrants, volunteers give back at greenspace

Volunteers, elected officials, and migrants joined together in Brooklyn on Sunday to work for a better community and honor of the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King.

According to locals, newly arrived African migrants have taken to spending time in the local greenspace dubbed Bushwick City Farm at 354 Stockton St.; their work serves as something of a respit from the hardships experienced while in shelter.

With very little assistance aside from a few sandwiches a day, the asylum seekers use the community garden to cook food, wash dishes, and more. On Jan. 14, a long line even formed just outside the fencing as one migrant man cut the hair of his fellow new arrivals.