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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

Sandra Garcia-Betancourt, executive director of NOMA. Courtesy Artistic Performance during the annual Paseo Arts Manhattan.

An incubator of art in Upper Manhattan

Culture, In the News, Manhattan September 7, 2011 at 6:37 pm

For five years, the Arts Alliance has cultivated Hispanic artists. The fruits of their labor are on display… When the Arts Alliance of Northern Manhattan (NoMAA) was created in 2007, the artistic community of Washington Heights and Inwood had no resources and support services and was not connected to anyRead More