New York

DA refuses to name Orthodox Jewish sex offenders

Brooklyn, Communities, In the News, Politics December 17, 2011 at 10:04 pm

In an apparent policy shift, the District Attorney has stepped up prosecution of child sex abuse cases in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities. About 85 people have been charged with sexual abuse, attempted kidnapping and sodomy over the past three years.

50 Cent signs autographs at J&R Music World

50 Cent launches line of headphones

African American, Culture, Manhattan, Queens December 17, 2011 at 2:26 pm

To the delight of over 200 fans, 50 Cent showed up at J&R in Lower Manhattan to promote his headphones while also working with the non-profit, Feeding America.

Queens children appeal for release of detained dad

Kids press for detained dad’s release

Immigration, Metro Area, Queens December 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Two Queens children are asking the federal government to release their dad from an immigration detention center in New Jersey. Bangladesh national Taimur Hussain has been detained at the Elizabeth Detention Center for eight months.

Black Star News' website

Newsman steers African paper through recession

African, In the News, New York December 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Ugandans Abroad interviewed Milton Allimadi, founder of Black Star News, a New York-based publication that covers Uganda and the New York metro area.

Press release from the Office of the District Attorney on the indictment of Dr. Kulik and his wife, Oksana Shulim.

Medicaid fraud charges for Russian-American doctor, wife

Brooklyn, Health, In the News, Metro Area December 14, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Dr. Pavel Kulik, a specialist in internal organs, wouldn’t want anyone to investigate his internal affairs. Kulik’s name translates in English to mean sandpiper. And while Russians refer to the old proverb “Every sandpiper swaggers about his swamp,” this is probably not a swamp he’d like to swagger about.

Backpackers bring Korean Bibimbap to NY

Backpackers bring Korean Bibimbap to NY

Culture, In the News, New York December 14, 2011 at 3:17 pm

The ‘Bibimbap Backpackers’ have landed in Times Square. The five-member group converged on the Big Apple to promote Bibimbap, one of Korea’s most famous foods.

On Leong Chinese Merchants Association building at 38 Mott Street in Chinatown.

WTC tourists lured to Chinatown and Little Italy

Culture, Manhattan December 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Organizations in Chinatown and Little Italy have put up banners in hopes of attracting some of the 4-5 million tourists that visit the World Trade Center site every year.

Queens bank gives home to Polish non-profit

Queens bank gives home to Polish non-profit

Communities, Economy, In the News, Queens December 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm

A Polish-American non-profit Polonians Organized to Minister to Our Community has found a new home at the Maspeth Federal Savings Bank in Ridgewood, Queens.

A conference from the Islamic Circle of North America kicked off a year-long campaign to fight intolerance against Muslims in the US.

Scholars’ campaign to protect religious freedom

Featured Posts, New York, Politics December 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm

A leading Muslim organization has launched a new campaign to protect religious freedom in the US.

City proposes adding bike lanes like these in East Harlem.

East Harlem divided over bike lanes

Environment, Featured Posts, Manhattan December 14, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Despite their success in other parts of Manhattan, many business owners in El Barrio view bike lanes as obstacles.

David Brooks installs Desert Rooftop exhibit in Times Square

Urban sprawl art exhibit near Times Square

Environment, Featured Posts, Housing, Manhattan December 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Artist David Brooks created an art exhibit of rooftops by Times Square to create awareness of “desertification.”

Congressman Andre Carson

Congressman calls Muslim women to politics

Communities, Culture, Metro Area, Politics December 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm

At a dinner held in New York, Congressman André Carson of Indiana called for Muslims, women in particular, to get involved in American politics.

Turkish cooking classes in New Jersey provide more than lessons in preparing dishes.

Turkish dishes for the holidays

Eastern European, In the News, Metro Area December 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm

The women’s branch of Turkish Cultural Center in New Jersey (TCCNJ) held Turkish cooking classes, just in time for students to include Turkish dishes in their holiday menus.

One thousand pounds of donated Halal meat will be distributed throughout New York City.

Muslims donate meat to New York’s hungry

Culture, Featured Posts, New York December 13, 2011 at 11:24 am

Just in time for the holidays, Muslim New Yorkers are donating 1,000 pounds of meat to feed the hungry.

Chef Zarela Martinez opened the doors for sophisticated Mexican cuisine in New York.

Martinez brings true flavor of Mexico to NYC

Culture, Latino, Mexican, New York December 13, 2011 at 11:15 am

Twenty-five years ago, you couldn’t get a decent taco in New York. Today, thanks to Zarela Martinez, you can experience culinary delights like pescado con coco (fish with coconut and fresh mint) and costillas con longaniza (baby back ribs and sausage marinated in lime), garlic and oregano. Feet In TwoRead More