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Muslim fashion hits runway

Muslim fashion hits runway

African American, Brooklyn, Economy, Featured Posts September 12, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Nailah Lymus, an African-American single Muslim mother, sees Fashion Week as an opportunity to shed new light on Islamic culture and to break stereotypes.

Korean community owns piece of NJ

East Asian, Economy, In the News, Metro Area September 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm

The Korea Daily News, 31 August, 2011. Korean-Americans own six of the 10 commercial buildings on Broad Avenue in Palisades Park, and 57 percent of all the buildings on the street between Route 46 E. Edsall Blvd. All told, according to information from the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service, asRead More

Muslims gathered at Jamaica High School to mark the end of Ramadan.

Muslims face hostile neighbors

In the News, Queens September 10, 2011 at 11:51 am

Before the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Kew Gardens resident Moviz Siddiqi was never targeted for being a Muslim-American. He and his family easily walked the streets of Queens, enjoying the country he has called home since leaving Pakistan 15 years ago. Now, Siddiqi and other Muslims andRead More

A field of dreams

A field of dreams

New York September 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm

After the initial shock subsided, Americans wrestled with many issues of importance: one minute wondering why a group of people could hate them this much, the next pondering the place of ordinary things in a world thieved of normality. Or pick up the remote and watch a show other than news on the television?

Irish workers rebuild Trade Center

Irish workers rebuild Trade Center

In the News, Manhattan, New York, Western European September 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm

A 16-acre site the redevelopment of Ground Zero is visibly progressing as the rebirth of Lower Manhattan takes form. Molly Muldoon talks to some Irish workers who are helping shape the future of the New York skyline.
Patrick O’Shea was only 11 when the planes hit the World Trade Center SeptemberRead More

‘Cricket diplomacy’

‘Cricket diplomacy’

New York, South Asian, Video September 9, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Mohsin Zaheer reports that at a time when diplomatic relations between the United States and Pakistan are tense, local law enforcement and Pakistani diplomats based in New York tried to find common ground and friendship through sport.

Famed musician comes home to Bronx

Famed musician comes home to Bronx

Bronx, Culture, In the News September 8, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Twenty-two years after Sammy Garcia left the South Bronx to become a professional percussionist, he came home to make good on a promise he made to himself and his community more than two decades earlier. He brought his band to play a free concert at the park across the streetRead More

Spanish-language media stays strong as English-language media struggles

Spanish-language media stays strong as English-language media struggles

Caribbean, Central American, In the News, New York, South American September 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Over the past year, Hispanic media performed better than its English-language counterparts in the U.S., according to a news study from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. Spanish-language print circulation declined overall, but not nearly as much as English-language print publications. In fact, Spanish-language daily newspaper circulation actuallyRead More

Police stand guard at Riverdale Temple, the target of would-be bombers.

Keeping doors open, but not too open

In the News, New York September 7, 2011 at 8:34 pm

To help them and other nonprofits increase their physical security, the federal Department of Homeland Security last month awarded $19 million in grants to groups across the country. Nearly 90 percent of the $5.1 million awarded in New York went to Jewish institutions to help them buy and install suchRead More

Pakistani Americans saying Eid prayers at Makki mosque in Brooklyn, New York, August 31st.

Muslims observe anniversary with anxiety and hope

Culture, New York, Politics September 7, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Jehangir Khattak reports that American Muslims will observe the 9/11 anniversary with mixed feelings of anguish, anxiety and hope. The community endured public backlash, discrimination and government surveillance. But it remains confident about its future in America.

Event organizers Danny Barber (left) and P.O. Irizarry (right) talking with a local resident at National Night Out on Crime.

Cops, residents seek to thaw icy relations

Bronx, In the News, New York September 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Danny Barber, an outspoken tenant advocate from the Andrew Jackson Houses in the Melrose section of the Bronx, had a less-than-flattering opinion of anyone who wore a blue uniform and an NYPD badge. Officer Angel Irizarry didn’t think much of Barber, either. Now the two are friends, and last monthRead More

The memorial fountain in the footprint of the  World Trade Center.

For many, the pain of 9/11 hasn’t eased

New York, South Asian September 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm

The 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks is, of course, being commemorated nationwide, but the events of 2001 have a special poignancy in the neighborhoods near Ground Zero. The many, many articles focused on the anniversary include the recollections of victims and their families and expressions of concern about ethnic stereotyping.

Changing New York: Census 2010

Changing New York: Census 2010

Culture, New York September 7, 2011 at 7:35 pm

There are eight million stories in the Naked City — or 8,175,133, to be more precise, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau figures. NYCity News Service reporters hit the streets to put faces to the numbers in a series of stories that offer snapshots of who we are, howRead More

Muhammed Harby organizes his stock of perfumed oils.

Celebrating Eid with Charity

Culture, In the News, Middle Eastern, New York September 7, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Muhammad Harby’s small store, a dark and cramped former storage unit in the Masjid At-Taqwa mosque, is packed to the ceiling with books, Islamic candles and perfumed oils.The bearded Egyptian also keeps stacks of 100-pound bags of rice in stock, but these bags are not for sale.  Mr. Harby likesRead More

Census data provides surprises on same-sex couples

Census data provides surprises on same-sex couples

New York September 7, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Paul Schindler says that LGBT folks in New York who think they are at the center of the queer universe will get a few jolts from the 2010 Census data. Manhattan ranks high amongst counties, but New York City is 28th amongst comparable large cities.