New York

Dialogues bring Muslims and Jews together

Culture, In the News, Manhattan November 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Muslim and Jewish women were brought together as part of a Foundation for Ethnic Understanding project.

Lali Guras restaurant on 76th St. and 37th Road in Jackson Heights, Queens

South Asian businesses cry foul

Economy, Immigration, Queens, South Asian November 29, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Business owners in Jackson Heights, Queens blame the city–which converted their street into a pedestrian mall–for a drop in business.

Captain Tadeusz Wrona at the Polish & Slavic Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Polish Americans outraged over SNL skit

Brooklyn, Eastern European November 29, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Polish Americans are outraged over a “Saturday Night Live” skit that took an ethnic jab at Polish Airlines pilot Tadeusz Wrona, dubbed the “Polish Sully” after he safely landed a plane with malfunctioning landing gear in early November.

Dominicans react to terror suspect’s arrest

Dominican, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, Opinion November 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Audio interviews of reactions from Dominicans in Washington Heights to the arrest of Jose Pimentel.

Anti-violence town hall attracts crowd

Brooklyn, In the News November 29, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Town hall meeting held to combat violence in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Health officials want to share HIV data

Health, In the News, New York November 29, 2011 at 11:55 am

A potentially controversial proposal concerns some in the LGBT community.

Rallying against the Congressional hearing on the "extent of radicalization" in the American Muslim community back in March 2011.

New news outlet serves Muslims

African, In the News, Metro Area November 29, 2011 at 11:43 am

Muslim Community Report will cover the diverse Muslim and African communities in the New York metropolitan area.

Indian discuss diaspora issues

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, South Asian November 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm

The Indian ambassador joined over 200 people of Indian descent from the Americas to discuss issues important to the diaspora.

The Langston Hughes House, located at 20 East 127th St.

A historic walk through Harlem

African American, Culture, In the News, Manhattan November 25, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Take a walk through historic Harlem where Black icons and culture flourished.

City councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito and other elected officials presented the Youth Violence Task Force outside the James Weldon Johnson Community Center

Halting violence in El Barrio

Economy, Latino, Manhattan November 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

In response to shootings and gang activity in East Harlem, city council member Melissa Mark-Viverito, together with other elected officials, presented the Youth Violence Task Force.

Former immigrants tell why they returned to Mexico and what advice they have for others.

Former Mexican immigrants tell their story

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Metro Area, Mexican November 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Five former immigrants in Neza, Mexico tell why they returned and what advice they have for those still living in the US.

NY’s gay Irish keep mass attendance alive

Manhattan, Uncategorized, Western European November 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Despite the Roman Catholic Church’s condemnation of homosexuality, gay Irish Catholics have found a welcoming place of worship in a Greenwich Village church. Each Sunday evening, roughly 100 members of Dignity, a Catholic non-profit organization for homosexual and trans-gender persons, transform the Episcopal Church St John into an unusual CatholicRead More

Tim Gay, Jerry Skurnik, Keesha Gaskins, and Senator Michael Gianaris at an October 26 Stonewall Democrats’ forum on redistricting.

LGBT groups quiet on redistricting

In the News, New York, Politics November 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm

The future of legislation sought by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community could hinge on whether New York State Senate districts are redrawn by the members of that body or by an independent commission, but the organizations that advocate for the community aren’t playing a role in theRead More

Activist Daniel Sieradski addresses the Occupy Wall Street crowd. He says that Jews know very well that exile does not mean the end of a movement or idea.

“Occupy Wall Street” media wrap-up #7

Economy, Featured Posts, New York November 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Seventh week of coverage on OWS from the ethnic and community press.

Protesters call a Bellerose, Queens butcher shop unsanitary. But the owner says it is a "racial issue."

Protests target Halal butcher

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian November 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Protesters call a Queens butcher shop unsanitary but the owner says the dispute pits white residents against South Asians.