A downtown exhibit recalls the culture and history of the "Little Syria" neighborhood that made up a section of lower Manhattan at the turn of the 20th century before the construction of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the WTC, reports Downtown Express.
An opinion column on The Jewish Daily Forward does not take well to what it sees as a parade of stereotypes about Jewish women on the upcoming Bravo reality show, "Princesses Long Island."
Lothar Osterburg has lived in New York for 20 years but his immigrant roots have shaped his work, which looks at the city from the perspective of an outsider. Feet in 2 Worlds features an audio podcast on the artist, whose work is currently on display in subway cars.
Complaints stemming from recently-arrived white residents to Moore Street in East Williamsburg has meant tension in the community and fines for longtime Latino shopkeepers who play salsa and merengue music at their stores, reports El Diario-La Prensa.
In light of the tragedy of the Boston Marathon, big events this weekend like the Cinco de Mayo celebrations and the Long Island Marathon, will see increased security measures, reports El Diario-La Prensa, which provides advice on staying clear of trouble.
Brooklyn Industries had plans last year to market its 2013 summer collection through a photo shoot in the Rockaways. Then Sandy hit. But the hipster clothing store forged ahead, a move called out for its insensitivity by Gothamist and Sheepshead Bites.
An Orthodox Jewish activist upset over gay and lesbian groups participation in the Celebrate Israel parade has launched a boycott campaign, warning that LGBT's presence compromises the “moral integrity of the parade.”