Best of 2014

Voices of NY’s Best of 2014

Voices of NY’s Best of 2014

Best of 2014, Featured Posts December 19, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Voices of NY’s best stories of 2014 are featured.

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A Night of Protests: Eric Garner

Protesters criss-crossed NYC to express outrage over a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer linked to the death of Eric Garner.

by julius motal

A Night of Protests: Ayotzi 43

Protestors gathered in Times Square Dec. 3, in one of 43 protests around the nation to mark the disappearance in Mexico of students known as the Ayotzi 43.

The dispatch room at Good Luck Car Service in New YOrk. (Photo by Yiqin Shen for Voices of NY)

Chinese Car Service Fends Off Uber

Good Luck Car Service plans to introduce a new mobile app to help it deal with competition from Uber and other e-hailing cab services.

New Yorkers Celebrate Obama’s Executive Order

New Yorkers Celebrate Obama’s Executive Order

In this package of reports, Voices of NY chronicles reactions to President Obama’s historic action to provide immigration relief to millions.

(Photo by Grzegorz Fryc via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Warsaw Uprising Mural Vandalized

Best of 2014, Brooklyn, History, Western European November 17, 2014 at 2:57 pm

A mural in Greenpoint commemorating the Warsaw Uprising of World War II was vandalized early Friday morning, and Polish leaders have vowed it will be restored, Nowy Dziennik reports.

(Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

Opinion: What’s a Life Worth in Chinatown?

Best of 2014, East Asian, Manhattan, Opinion, Transportation November 11, 2014 at 5:50 pm

An opinion piece in Sing Tao Daily asks: Where is Vision Zero in Chinatown? Four recent traffic deaths there have drawn little attention, unlike a death in a Central Park cycling accident.

(Photo via La Voz)

Opinion: Modern-Day Slavery ‘in the Shadow of the Statue of Liberty’

Best of 2014, Crime, Metro Area, Opinion November 7, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Human trafficking is happening right in the Hudson Valley and the majority of investigations against traffickers starts with someone speaking up, says an opinion piece in La Voz.

A Nepali New Year is Celebrated

A Nepali New Year is Celebrated

In Queens on Oct. 24, about 300 Newah people celebrated their Nepali new year and a ritual purification of the self, Mha Puja.

Troubled School Comes Back with S.W.A.G.G.E.R.

Troubled School Comes Back with S.W.A.G.G.E.R.

Best of 2014, Education, Featured Posts, Queens, Voices' Picks October 3, 2014 at 5:52 pm

A new principal and a new approach motivated students at one Far Rockaway middle school.

City Council chair joined the Brides' March. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Women March in NYC Against Domestic Violence

Best of 2014, Dominican, Manhattan, Women September 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Over 300 women marched, dressed in wedding gowns, in the 14th Annual Brides’ March against domestic violence last week, El Diario reports.

Indigenous Communities Lead the Climate March

Indigenous Communities Lead the Climate March

Best of 2014, Communities, Environment, Featured Posts, Video September 24, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Indigenous community representatives spoke of the special meaning the event held for them.

Central Americans Learn About the Law

Central Americans Learn About the Law

On Long Island, recent migrants cope with ankle bracelets and uncertainty about their future.

Mural of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising in progress (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Warsaw Uprising Mural Coming to Greenpoint

Best of 2014, Brooklyn, Eastern European, History July 25, 2014 at 3:13 pm

The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 is being commemorated in Greenpoint by a mural which will be updated annually as a “living memorial,” Nowy Dziennik reports.

Mosques and Islamic centers see increase in the number of visitors during Ramadan. File photo of Muslims praying at Makki Masjid in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

When Does Ramadan Begin?

NYC Muslims seek some consensus on when to start fasting.