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Baza Roohi (left) getting ready to serve halal food at the FDR High School shelter in Midwood, Brooklyn. (Photo by Farhan Sheikh)

Small Group Steps Up to Bring Halal Food to Hundreds at Storm Shelter

Brooklyn, Environment, Food, South Asian November 2, 2012 at 6:58 pm

A small women’s rights group took on the big task of serving halal food to hundreds of Muslim victims of Hurricane Sandy at a Brooklyn high school.

A large fallen tree blocks the sidewalk in Astoria the morning after Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Skyler Reid)

Poles Share their Sandy Survival Stories

Communities, Eastern European, Environment, Housing, New York November 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Polish-Americans from New Jersey to Staten Island to Manhattan shared their stories on how Hurricane Sandy impacted them, their families and friends, with the Nowy Dziennik.

A man passes by the top of a tree which was blown down by the heavy winds of Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Skyler Reid)

Opinion: Stop Giving Wimpy Names to Killer Storms!

Environment, Featured Posts, New York, Opinion November 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm

What’s in a name? Plenty. Nobody knows what any given storm will turn into. Therefore, says Dolores Prida in her column in El Diario La Prensa, they should not give teenage nicknames to something that may destroy a city and kill you.

Mohammed Jan, president of Mabni Masjid in Morris Park in the Bronx. (Photo by Sonia Paul/The Bronx Ink)

Bronx Muslims See Disconnect From Images Overseas

Bronx, Demographics, Religion October 26, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Muslim leaders and worshipers from mosques in Parkchester and Morris Park said that the images of violent protests from Muslims abroad conflict with the way they live and worship as followers of Islam.

Baker Nancy Mendes rolls dough for a batch of toasted walnut rye bread. (Photo by Natasha Verma via Northattan).

Women Bakers, New Bakery, Breathe Life into La Marqueta

Economy, Latino, Manhattan, Mexican, Puerto Rican October 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

A non-profit bakery is helping revitalize the once-renowned ethnic food market La Marqueta in East Harlem by offering on-site baking training to immigrant women, reported Natasha Verma in Northattan.

Family Looks for Hospital that Will Take Their Sick Undocumented Relative

Family Looks for Hospital that Will Take Their Sick Undocumented Relative

Health, Latino, Metro Area, Mexican October 22, 2012 at 11:15 am

The family of Román Bermejo, a Mexican day laborer from Yonkers who has been in a coma at a New Jersey hospital for five months, is fighting so he can continue to receive the medical care he needs at a location close to them, El Diario La Prensa reported.

Ismael Duran is happy that cleared his name but want to set a precedent with his case. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario La Prensa)

Bodega Owner Falsely Accused Wants his Case to Help Others

Brooklyn, Business, Crime October 19, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Charges have been dropped against a Brooklyn bodega owner who was wrongfully accused of selling alcohol to an 18-year-old, but he wants to make sure other bodegueros don’t go through the same, El Diario La Prensa reported. The article was translated from Spanish.

People from different communities watching the presidential debate at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights. Organizers also screened a documentary on Malala Yousafzai after the debate. (Photo via VOPA)

Attack on Malala Yousafzai Reverberates in NY’s Desi Enclaves

New York, Politics, South Asian October 19, 2012 at 5:20 pm

The Taliban attack on 15-year-old education activist Malala Yousafzai reverberates in Americans of Pakistan descent 10 days after she was shot in the head while riding in a school bus in Mingora, the largest city of the Swat Valley in Pakistan’s troubled northwest.

Mitt Romney is likely to do well in a few Brooklyn districts. (Photo by Gage Skidmore via City Limits)

Blue Brooklyn has a Few Solidly Red Districts

Brooklyn, Elections 2012, Politics October 17, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Tucked away in a sea of blue, several neighborhoods in Brooklyn consistently vote Republican. The Brooklyn Bureau highlighted these areas, some of which not only lean Republican but vote heavily in the party’s favor.

The Cuban government has announced that it will be easier for Cubans to travel abroad. (Photo via El Diario.)

NY Cubans Applaud Travel Changes in the Island

Latino, Metro Area October 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Cuba’s government announcement that long-held travel restrictions for their citizens will be eased is welcome news for Cubans in the tri-state area, El Diario La Prensa reported.

Roosevelt Avenue at 82nd St. (Photo by Doug Letterman, Flickr Creative Commons)

Report Exposes Fraud Against Immigrants Along Roosevelt Ave.

Crime, Immigration, Latino, Queens October 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm

A new report, entitled “Dreams and Schemes in Queens, New York,” examines how employment agencies and immigration service providers swindle immigrants along Roosevelt Avenue, QueensLatino reported.

According to the organizers, more than 100 people attended the community meeting on Oct. 9. (Photo by Michael Paterakis)

Greek Neo-Nazi Party Meets Resistance in Astoria

Politics, Queens, Western European October 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Plans from Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn to open a chapter in Astoria have met strong resistance from elected officials, local residents and various political groups.

Latinos Support Embattled Long Island Official Mark Bonilla

Latinos Support Embattled Long Island Official Mark Bonilla

Latino, Long Island, Politics October 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Carrying posters with slogans like “Don’t resign” and “No justice, no peace,” more than 50 Latinos gathered to show their support for Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla, who was arrested last month on charges of official misconduct, harassment and attempted robbery, Noticia reported.

Chinese Retail Stores in Broadway (Photo via Korea Times)

Chinese Wholesalers Replacing Koreans on Broadway

Business, East Asian, Economy, Manhattan October 12, 2012 at 11:14 am

The Korean business owners who built and developed the wholesale shopping area on Broadway starting in the 1960s are being displaced by Chinese wholesalers who can offer cheaper prices, the Korea Times reported.

Transsexuals march for their rights in Jackson Heights. (Photo via El Diario)

Queens Transsexuals Learn Self-Defense

Crime, LGBTQ, Queens October 11, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Fearful of being the target of bias attacks, transgender women in Jackson Heights are taking self-defense classes at a local martial arts academy, El Diario La Prensa reported.