Culture

Yocheved Lerner-Miller and other women seek to join the Hatzalah ambulance service.

Orthodox women seek role as EMTs

Brooklyn, Culture December 2, 2011 at 4:56 pm

A group of Orthodox Jewish women is agitating to join the ranks of the Brooklyn branch of the Hatzalah, the volunteer ambulance corps born in the Hasidic neighborhoods of the borough that has grown to a worldwide organization.

Queens officials and clergy sign tolerance pledge in Flushing.

Queens hears pleas for tolerance

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens November 30, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Queens community leaders signed a pledge to foster ethnic and religious tolerance.

L.I. Jewish center unites religions

L.I. Jewish center unites religions

Culture, In the News, Metro Area November 30, 2011 at 2:21 pm

It’s called the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center in Commack, L.I., but twice a week a Roman Catholic nun serves food to seniors there; a Muslim imam works with high school and college students from a variety of backgrounds; and once a week, the pool is closed so that observant Jewish and Muslim women can swim together while preserving their modesty.

“Legendary graffiti artist Lee Quinones pays homage to Notorious B.I.G. and Che Guevara with his latest mural.

Legendary artist finishes mural in Fort Greene

African American, Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts November 30, 2011 at 1:44 pm

A new mural in Brooklyn pays tribute to gangsta-rap artist Notorious B.I.G., a hip-hop pioneer gunned down in 1997.

Dialogues bring Muslims and Jews together

Culture, In the News, Manhattan November 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Muslim and Jewish women were brought together as part of a Foundation for Ethnic Understanding project.

The Langston Hughes House, located at 20 East 127th St.

A historic walk through Harlem

African American, Culture, In the News, Manhattan November 25, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Take a walk through historic Harlem where Black icons and culture flourished.

Protesters call a Bellerose, Queens butcher shop unsanitary. But the owner says it is a "racial issue."

Protests target Halal butcher

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian November 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Protesters call a Queens butcher shop unsanitary but the owner says the dispute pits white residents against South Asians.

Dr. Jorge Piña, founder of the Metapoesía Movement in the Dominican Republic.

Latino writers between a feather and a hard place

Bronx, Culture, Education, Latino November 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Hispanic writers stress the need for local publishing houses that would publish and distribute the works of writers who write in Spanish, as well as media coverage and cultural spaces to present their work.

Patel Brothers, a South Asian food store in Jackson Heights.

South Asian flavors in Jackson Heights

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens November 11, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Take a taste tour of a new hub of South Asian food in Jackson Heights.

Morgan Powell during his walking historical tour of the African-American experience near the Bronx River.

‘The Bronx River’s Afro-American heritage’

African American, Bronx, Culture, History November 9, 2011 at 10:36 am

The Bronx River Alliance joins a passionate historian to reveal a hidden history along the shore of the Bronx River, unearthing the sites where slaves toiled, where blacks fought alongside the British in exchange for their freedom and where an angry mob resisted the Civil War draft.

Many Latin American immigrants send the remains of loved ones home after death, part of their strong traditional belief in the afterlife as illustrated by these decorative skulls used to celebrate Mexico's Day of the Dead.

The dead won’t sleep in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino November 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Mexicans in the South Bronx follow the ritual of sending the bodies of the deceased back to their native land.

Zafaryab Ali and Peerzada Shah stand outside their new shop.

Muslim bakers save a Jewish icon

Brooklyn, Culture, In the News November 4, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Finding real bialys, those doughy, onion-filled kissing cousins of bagels that are among Eastern European Jewry’s great gifts to New York City, becomes harder and harder. But two Muslim businessmen have rescued New York’s oldest purveyor of bialys. After 91 years, Coney Island Bialys & Bagels went out of businessRead More

Give us air time, Black pickets tell ABC

Give us air time, Black pickets tell ABC

African American, Culture, In the News, New York November 4, 2011 at 4:04 pm

When a stroke incapacitated Gil Noble, host of the WABC-TV show “Like It Is,” the Black community in New York lost one of the few mainstream media news programs devoted to the city’s African-Americans. Activist organizations are demanding a say in how the show and its host will be replaced.

Cabbage, green peppers, apples and kale are just some of the seasonal fruits and vegetables Lenox Finest Food Market will sell as part of the Fresh Bodegas initiative.

Rounding-up food in NY

Culture, Education, Featured Posts, Health, Immigration, New York November 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm

A sample of articles from the ethnic and local press that cover various angles on food.

Venues spotlight Islam

Culture, In the News, Manhattan November 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Three sites–Poets House in Battery Park City, the Morgan Library and Museum at 225 Madison Ave. and the Metropolitan Museum of Art–are featuring exhibits and programs that inform the public about Islam, a culture and religion often misunderstood and misinterpreted, especially in the current political climate.