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Presidential Candidate Gov. Rick Perry clutched Inwood political figure Fernando Mateo as he exited a fundraiser in the neighborhood on Sept. 19, 2011.

Perry visits Inwood

In the News, Manhattan, New York, Politics September 20, 2011 at 11:15 am

Texas governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry made his second New York City trip in two weeks on Sept. 19, this time meeting with Latino business leaders at an Inwood restaurant — a move that ruffled some feathers in the neighborhood.

Pay more for schools

Education, In the News, New York September 19, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Roughly two-thirds of New Yorkers are willing to pay more in taxes to avoid cuts or increase funding to programs that improve high school graduation rates or give kids who’ve dropped out a chance to get their diploma, a survey from the Community Service Society finds.

Hempstead Fire Department drops policy barring non-citizens

Hempstead Fire Department drops policy barring non-citizens

Immigration, Metro Area September 19, 2011 at 2:50 pm

An immigrant needed the help of the New York Civil Liberties Union to be permitted to join a volunteer fire department on Long Island. His successful challenge has led the town of Hempstead to drop its requirement that firefighters be U.S. citizens.

The remains of the World Trade Center on Sept. 25, 2001

September 11 still claiming clean-up workers

Eastern European, Featured Posts, Manhattan September 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm

“Many of them are suffering from illnesses now. The list of the sick is getting longer.”

Staten Island celebrates Chinese culture

Staten Island celebrates Chinese culture

Asian, Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Staten Island September 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm

The Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration drew over 600 visitors to Snug Harbor’s Chinese Scholar’s Garden.

Labor Day incident shows need for change

Labor Day incident shows need for change

Featured Posts, New York, Opinion, Politics September 16, 2011 at 4:48 pm

City Councilman Jumaane Williams and Kirsten Foy offer suggestions for easing relations between the Black community and the NYPD.

Telling tales to learn English

Telling tales to learn English

Education, Immigration, New York September 16, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Story Studio helps immigrant children learn English through telling personal stories they have developed, written and illustrated themselves. Students on Long Island showed off their newfound skills at a graduation ceremony. Five New York City middle schools have tried the program, and the federally-funded Story Studio hopes to persuade others to follow.

The homeless desecrate monument in Greenpoint

The homeless desecrate monument in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European, Featured Posts September 14, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Greenpoint residents complain that homeless people are using a revered park monument as their bathroom.

Post-9/11 restaurant respects workers rights

Post-9/11 restaurant respects workers rights

Economy, Featured Posts, Manhattan, New York September 14, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Ted Hesson tells the inspirational story of Colors, a post-9/11 restaurant located in downtown Manhattan.

Parents protest pre-K cuts at P.S. 101

Parents protest pre-K cuts at P.S. 101

Education, Featured Posts, New York September 14, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Chinese families protested outside a Brooklyn school after the Department of Education kicked out 36 pre-k kids, citing over-crowding.

Firefighter Khalid Baylor honored to serve city

Firefighter Khalid Baylor honored to serve city

African American, In the News, New York September 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Khalid Baylor can fling you over his shoulder and save you from a burning building or he can save your life and cook you a mean fried chicken and collard green dinner. The Harlem chef is an eight-year vet of the FDNY who has been featured all over town inRead More

Polish films at Lincoln Center

Culture, Eastern European, In the News, New York September 14, 2011 at 4:14 pm

“Venice,” by Jan Jakub Kolski, Antoni Krauze’s epic “Black Thursday”, and “All That I Love by Jacek Borcuch” and “Suicide Room” by Jan Komasa are some of the films that are being screened at the Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center until Friday, September 15th. The festival of recent PolishRead More

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