Culture

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.

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.

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.

One thousand pounds of donated Halal meat will be distributed throughout New York City.

Muslims donate meat to New York’s hungry

Culture, Featured Posts, New York December 13, 2011 at 11:24 am

Just in time for the holidays, Muslim New Yorkers are donating 1,000 pounds of meat to feed the hungry.

Chef Zarela Martinez opened the doors for sophisticated Mexican cuisine in New York.

Martinez brings true flavor of Mexico to NYC

Culture, Latino, Mexican, New York December 13, 2011 at 11:15 am

Twenty-five years ago, you couldn’t get a decent taco in New York. Today, thanks to Zarela Martinez, you can experience culinary delights like pescado con coco (fish with coconut and fresh mint) and costillas con longaniza (baby back ribs and sausage marinated in lime), garlic and oregano. Feet In TwoRead More

A Polish American radio station comes to the New York region.

Polish American radio coming to NY

Culture, Eastern European, In the News, Metro Area December 6, 2011 at 2:25 pm

A new Polish language radio station launches in December. Polskie Radio USA will air from Teaneck, NJ at frequencies 1160 AM and 1520 AM. The idea for the new station came from Ewa Strzałkowska, formerly a program director for Polskie Radio Nowy Jork 910 AM, which was dissolved half aRead More

New York vs. Galway Connacht 2010 championship game at Gaelic Park.

NY to host Irish football kickoff

Bronx, Culture, Western European December 6, 2011 at 9:13 am

The honor of hosting the first game in the All-Ireland senior football championship will fall to New York next year. Gaelic Park in Riverdale will host a local team against an Irish team in May.

Knishes

Hunt for the perfect knish

Culture, In the News, New York December 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm

The Tablet, a magazine of Jewish culture, offers a guide that includes a Brooklyn eatery owned by a Muslim where the knishes are made by a Latino baker.

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.