Bay Ridge activist Linda Sarsour announced she will step down as the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York “to focus my energy on the national level,” reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Rev. Khader El-Yateem of Salam Arabic Lutheran Church in Bay Ridge has joined the race for the 43rd District City Council Seat, reports Kings County Politics.
A new poster campaign expresses support for Arab neighbors in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and elsewhere, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Outside Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport in New York, dozens of Muslim Americans gathered for the Jummah prayer, the Friday prayer service.
Before the Yemeni-owners of bodegas across the city shuttered their doors in protest of the “Muslim ban,” BKLYNER spoke to some of them in Ditmas Park for their take on the executive order.
Brooklyn’s Sahadi food emporium, described as a “bulk bin wonderland,” has won the James Beard Foundation Award, report Brooklyn Paper and Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Protesters came out in force to oppose President Trump’s ban on entry into the U.S. of individuals from seven countries.
Plans for a public art commemoration of the writers of Little Syria in lower Manhattan were approved on Jan. 25.
In an opinion piece in Colorlines, Jamilah Lemieux describes her feelings about an “absence of sisterhood” with white women that is keeping her away from the Women’s March on Washington.
The Salaam Club of New York, formed by Lebanese and Syrian immigrants in Bay Ridge, will hold its annual holiday gala to mark more than seven decades since its founding, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Arab American Association of New York’s annual gala will have particular meaning this year as the organization celebrates 15 years empowering the community, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Feet in Two Worlds interviews a young Arab American and Muslim activist on Trump, Clinton and how to bring marginalized communities together.
Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop spoke with reporters about his agency’s work, and detailed what SBS will do to promote the new ambitious goals of the de Blasio administration for boosting contracting with women and minority-owned businesses.
Mehmet Akkurt wanted to bring genuine baklava from the Antep region of Turkey to the U.S., so he imported all the ingredients, and brought a pastry chef here, to make the famous Turkish dessert.
New York City plans to expand the number of languages in which voter registration forms will be available by adding Russian, Urdu, Haitian Creole, French and Arabic to the existing English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Bangla forms.