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Authentic Kung Pao Chicken

Chinese competition gets cookin’ in Times Square

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts September 26, 2011 at 6:50 pm

The Fourth Annual International Chinese Culinary Competition saw 31 contestants competing in five categories of traditional Chinese cuisine.

Members of John Vázquez's family mourn the death of the young man.

Two fatal shootings in the Bronx

Bronx, Featured Posts September 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Residents fear the street gangs, but police harassment doesn’t make anyone feel safer.

New dumpling eating Guiness World Record set in Roosevelt Park

New dumpling eating Guiness World Record set in Roosevelt Park

Culture, Featured Posts, Uncategorized September 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm

And the winner of the first-ever Guinness record for Most Dumplings Eaten in Two Minutes is…

Working at the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger.

New Yorkers go hungry

Economy, Featured Posts, New York September 20, 2011 at 3:38 pm

CUNY J School teamed up with City Limits to report on Brooklyn pantries that are running short on food.

The remains of the World Trade Center on Sept. 25, 2001

September 11 still claiming clean-up workers

Eastern European, Featured Posts, Manhattan September 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm

“Many of them are suffering from illnesses now. The list of the sick is getting longer.”

Staten Island celebrates Chinese culture

Staten Island celebrates Chinese culture

Asian, Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Staten Island September 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm

The Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration drew over 600 visitors to Snug Harbor’s Chinese Scholar’s Garden.

Labor Day incident shows need for change

Labor Day incident shows need for change

Featured Posts, New York, Opinion, Politics September 16, 2011 at 4:48 pm

City Councilman Jumaane Williams and Kirsten Foy offer suggestions for easing relations between the Black community and the NYPD.

The homeless desecrate monument in Greenpoint

The homeless desecrate monument in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European, Featured Posts September 14, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Greenpoint residents complain that homeless people are using a revered park monument as their bathroom.

Does Superman have a green card?

Does Superman have a green card?

Featured Posts, Immigration, Politics, Video September 14, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Rick Perry admires Superman. But isn’t Superman an undocumented immigrant, asks a hip-hop radio show host?

Post-9/11 restaurant respects workers rights

Post-9/11 restaurant respects workers rights

Economy, Featured Posts, Manhattan, New York September 14, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Ted Hesson tells the inspirational story of Colors, a post-9/11 restaurant located in downtown Manhattan.

Parents protest pre-K cuts at P.S. 101

Parents protest pre-K cuts at P.S. 101

Education, Featured Posts, New York September 14, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Chinese families protested outside a Brooklyn school after the Department of Education kicked out 36 pre-k kids, citing over-crowding.

Muslim fashion hits runway

Muslim fashion hits runway

African American, Brooklyn, Economy, Featured Posts September 12, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Nailah Lymus, an African-American single Muslim mother, sees Fashion Week as an opportunity to shed new light on Islamic culture and to break stereotypes.

A new ‘Voices’ for a new decade

A new ‘Voices’ for a new decade

Featured Posts, Opinion September 7, 2011 at 6:18 pm

A compilation of articles from the ethnic and community press, the original version of this website rose from the ashes of the World Trade Center. It began as a counterattack against hatred. Founded by the fledgling Independent Press Association as “Voices That Must Be Heard,” the site was inaugurated inRead More

Senior high school girls at the Al Noor School play hopscotch during a free period December 15, 2010, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Al Noor School is a private, all-Muslim K-12 school with over 600 students.

Muslim in America

Featured Posts, New York September 7, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Photographer Robert Nickelsber documents the experiences of 32 students at NYC’s largest Islamic school.

A view of the mural on 105th Street and 3rd Avenue

East Harlem group looks to restore murals

Featured Posts, Housing September 7, 2011 at 5:31 pm

New York’s blazing summers, icy winters and leaky 100-year-old bricks have taken a toll on East Harlem’s colorful, iconic murals.  Now, as part of a plan to preserve East Harlem’s rich cultural history, a group has begun an effort to restore some of them, starting Saturday from 12 to 8Read More