Communities

Protesters march against voter ID law in NY

Hundreds march for voters’ rights

African American, New York, Politics December 19, 2011 at 10:04 am

About 500 New Yorkers staged a march for voters rights, and against proposed state election laws requiring photo identification at the polls. It’s not an issue that affects New Yorkers, but voters in other states will be required to show government issued photo id to vote in the next election.

Special visa for the Irish?

Immigration, In the News, Opinion, Politics, Western European December 17, 2011 at 10:25 pm

The Irish Echo is making a case for special US immigrant visas for residents of Ireland. In a Dec. 14 editorial, the paper argues that the Irish have watched from the sidelines since the 1960s, as America turned to other nations to boost diversity.

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.

Pierogi making in full swing at St Theresa of the Child Jesus church in Linden, New Jersey

Parishioners pinch 5,000 pierogi – in one day!

Communities, Culture, Featured Posts December 14, 2011 at 5:44 pm

A group of parishioners from St Theresa of the Child Jesus church in Linden, New Jersey took up a big challenge – to produce 5,000 pierogi in one day, as part of a fundraiser to support the parish.

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.