Relatives of Eric Garner, who died at the hands of an NYPD officer two years ago, were joined by marchers marking his death at a rally on Staten Island on July 17.
La Colmena, a 250-member organization, seeks to help immigrant workers on Staten Island, Diario de México reports.
The Staten Island Mixtec Carnival featured traditional dances and music performed by groups of immigrant workers from Mexico, Diario de México reports.
The 10th Annual Youth Empowerment Summit on Staten Island advises and honors youth in the borough.
On Staten Island, markers placed at unmarked graves honoring Irish famine victims represent the first of their kind in the U.S. and are part of an effort by the Ireland-based Committee for Commemoration of Irish Famine Victims to unite victims worldwide, reports Irish Central.
The Ñani Migrante Transnational Project made it possible for relatives who had not seen each other in years to reunite in Manhattan, El Diario reports.
A carrier pigeon was released to inaugurate the events commemorating the first anniversary of Eric Garner’s death, El Diario reports.
A year after the death of Eric Garner there are signs of improvement in the relationship between the police and the community, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Home to the largest Sri Lankan community in the United States, Staten Island has “several extraordinary Sri Lankan restaurants.” A Gay City News reporter pays a visit to one of them, Lakruwana.
New York Environment Report details progress on various proposals to protect the borough, which was battered during Hurricane Sandy, from future storm damage.
Expanding on an earlier profile of Raja Rajeswari, Desi Talk goes into greater detail on the Chennai-born judge committed to fighting gender inequality and domestic violence.
Poised to become the city’s first female judge of South Asian descent, Staten Island assistant district attorney Raja Rajeswari is also an accomplished dancer of Bharatnatyam and Kucchipudi, reports Desi Talk.
In this video, Prince Thompson, who came here from Liberia for back surgery and was forced to remain because of the Ebola outbreak, reflects on his circumstances and life in Little Liberia.
Protesters criss-crossed NYC to express outrage over a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer linked to the death of Eric Garner.
The spread of Ebola in Liberia is disrupting trade and keeping customers away.