Long Island

The site of what was formerly "Lucy's Spa" massage parlor in Hempstead. (Photo via World Journal)

Nassau County Crackdown on Chinese Massage Parlors

Crime, East Asian, Long Island, Queens October 26, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Chinese massage parlors selling sex services are spreading from Queens into Long Island, law enforcement officials and others tell World Journal in the wake of the recent Nassau County arrest of some Flushing owners and managers.

The Islamic Center of Long Island (Photo via Long Island Press)

A New Interfaith Institute on Long Island

Long Island, Muslim October 22, 2015 at 1:58 pm

The Islamic Center of Long Island is opening an Interfaith Institute to promote understanding of various faiths in the community, especially among students, reports Long Island Press.

Marco Pellegrini, executive chef at the authentic Italian restaurant Caci in Southold. (Photo by Randee Daddona via Long Island Press and Northforker)

An Italian Chef Comes to Southold

Food, Long Island, Western European October 15, 2015 at 1:27 pm

A serendipitous encounter with a couple from Southold, Long Island, brought Marco Pellegrini from his executive chef position at Castello di Reschio near Perugia, Italy, to Caci North Fork, writes Long Island Wine Press.

Seferino Cotzojay, assistant winemaker from Bedell Cellars (Photo via Long Island Wins)

Empowering Latino Wine Workers on Long Island

Labor, Latino, Long Island September 22, 2015 at 4:59 pm

Latino employees working in the wine industry on Long Island’s East End will get the opportunity to organize and receive educational support through the Long Island Latino Vintners Association, reports Long Island Wins.

The Sylvester Manor House on Shelter Island will have guests in the attic as part of Joseph McGill’s Slave Dwelling Project. (Photo by Carrie Ann Salvi via The Sag Harbor Express)

Visiting Slave Dwellings on LI

African American, Black, History, Long Island August 12, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, will visit sites on Long Island where slaves once lived and discuss the need to preserve them, reports The Sag Harbor Express.

Performers at the July 4 fundraiser sponsored by Hellenic Relief Foundation. (Photo via The National Herald)

Helping Greeks in Need

Long Island, Western European July 16, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Hellenic Relief Foundation is sponsoring concerts, including a recent one on Long Island, to raise money to buy food for Greeks suffering during the country’s economic crisis, The National Herald reports.

Nigerian artist Moses Tuki recently graduated from the New York Academy of Art. Photo by Carl Glassman via Tribeca Trib)

Making Art from Scrap: A Nigerian Student Sculpts

African, Culture, Long Island, Manhattan July 15, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Moses Tuki, a Nigerian artist, made a giant sculpture from bike shop scrap and other cast-offs, using a “breakthrough” to avoid welding, Tribeca Trib reports.

Female workers of Quality King on Long Island are planning a protest to call for fair wages. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Hispanic Workers on Long Island Demand Equal Pay

Labor, Long Island, Women July 14, 2015 at 7:16 pm

Female factory employees who repack hair products for Quality King on Long Island say that men earn more while performing the same job, reports El Diario.

Shinnecock native Matauqus Tarrant leads Ross School students in a dance during the Shinnecock Green Corn Festival that was held on the grounds of the Ross Lower School on Wednesday, 6/17/15

Learning the Ways of the Shinnecock Nation

Culture, Education, Long Island, Native American July 2, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Members of the Shinnecock Nation on Long Island guided students in learning about Native American culture, The Sag Harbor Express reports.

Blimpie's franchisees Rahul Arora, left, and brother Rohit Arora, right, with Pat Conlin, a Long Island area developer. (Photo via Desi Talk)

Indian Americans and Franchises

Business, East Asian, Long Island June 19, 2015 at 4:53 pm

With many Indian Americans finding success in the franchise business, they are likely to have a noticeable presence at the International Franchise Expo at the Javits Center, reports Desi Talk, which profiles two brothers running a sub shop on Long Island.

(Photo by Ciorra Photography, Creative Commons license)

Latinos Sue Long Island Police Department for Profiling, Theft

Crime, Long Island, Police May 1, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Twenty-one Latino immigrants filed a class-action lawsuit against the Suffolk County Police Department claiming racial profiling and theft, El Diario reports.

Hempstead High School students rally on school grounds (Photo by Rashed Mian via Long Island Press)

A Year Later, LI High School Rallies to ‘Bring Back our Girls’

African, Education, Long Island April 21, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Students and staff at Hempstead High School remembered the Nigerian school girls abducted by Boko Haram at a rally held on the one-year anniversary of the kidnapping.

Students worked on signs for the upcoming Interfaith Museum Exhibition, which opens March 22 at Temple Adas Israel. (Photo by Michael Heller via The Sag Harbor Express)

An Interfaith Museum on the East End of LI

Jewish, Latino, Long Island, Youth March 20, 2015 at 4:44 pm

An interfaith museum opens March 22 with works by Jewish and Hispanic children from the East End of Long Island, The Sag Harbor Express reports.

Sergey Sakhno (left) and Ihor Yantukhovskyy (Photo by Stephen J. Kotz via The Sag Harbor Express)

A Bite of Home for Ukrainian Ice Fishers on Long Island

Eastern European, Long Island February 20, 2015 at 2:47 pm

The Sag Harbor Express follows Ihor Yantukhovskyy and Sergey Sakhno on an ice fishing trip on the eastern end of Long Island as they partake in a hobby that reminds them of growing up in Ukraine.

LGBT Network CEO David Kilmnick, at the podium, announcing plans to open four ‘Q Centers’ in Queens, which will provide a wide range of services to members of the LGBT community. (Photo by Christopher Barca via Queens Chronicle)

LGBT Centers Planned for Queens

LGBTQ, Long Island, Queens February 5, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Long Island-based LGBT Network plans four new centers in Queens, and won’t shun conservative neighborhoods, Queens Chronicle reports.