(Photo via The Riverdale Press)

Riverdale Islamic Center in Search of a Home

Bronx, Muslim February 13, 2015 at 3:35 pm

The “spiritually homeless” congregation of the Riverdale Islamic Center rents out space at an Episcopalian church while looking for a permanent location, reports The Riverdale Press.

LaGuardia Students Capture the ‘Faces of Islam’

LaGuardia Students Capture the ‘Faces of Islam’

Education, Muslim, Queens February 9, 2015 at 6:11 pm

The photo exhibit at the Queens Museum displays the diverse faces of LaGuardia students and staff as well as city officials and activists, reports Times Ledger.

Atticus Lish at a Sunset Park mosque, where he did research for his book “Preparation for the Next Life.” (Photo by Tyler J. Kelley via The Brooklyn Paper)

Brooklyn Author’s Sources of Inspiration

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Muslim February 3, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Different neighborhoods and spots in New York, including a mosque and Islamic school, served as inspiration for a critically acclaimed new novel, The Brooklyn Paper reports.

(Photo by Eric Jankiewicz via Queens Courier)

Proposals for Mosque in Flushing Rejected by Locals

Muslim, Queens January 14, 2015 at 12:25 pm

The mosque would have given the 400-strong South Asian and African congregation a permanent home, reports Queens Courier.

Drawing by Richard Borge

‘Not Charlie’ and ‘Charlie’ – but Both Saddened

Muslim, Western European January 13, 2015 at 6:25 pm

One local Muslim leader and one artist both express their sadness over the Charlie Hebdo and kosher market killings in Paris, in different ways.

Laurence Rosenbaum serving his Kosher-Halal cheese at the interfaith meeting at the Islamic Center of Morris County in Rockaway, NJ (Photo by   Ramaa Reddy Raghavan for Voices of NY)

Making Cheese for Peace

Featured Posts, Jewish, Muslim, Voices' Picks November 11, 2014 at 6:11 pm

At the Islamic Center of Morris County in Rockaway, New Jersey, a Muslim-Jewish interfaith meeting was held to promote peace and understanding.

Linda Sarsour (Photo by Miriam Fogelson via Colorlines)

Arab American Activist on Racism and Ferguson

African American, Middle Eastern, Muslim October 24, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Arab-American activist Linda Sarsour visited Ferguson, Missouri, recently and in an interview with Colorlines reflects on the connections between communities suffering from racism and violence.

A First for Islamic Center of LI

A First for Islamic Center of LI

In the News, Long Island, Muslim, Video October 2, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Pakistani-born Isma Chaudhry will become the first-ever female president of the Islamic Center of Long Island as of Jan. 1, 2015, reports Long Island Press.

Checking Out ‘Conservative Couture’

Checking Out ‘Conservative Couture’

Culture, Jewish, Muslim, Video, Women September 19, 2014 at 5:25 pm

In this episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources,” Muslim and Jewish designers specialize in “conservative couture,” and a body products site caters to the often untapped market of “brown women.”

Attendees at the Unity Task Force breakfast on August 19 (Photo by Jaime De Jesus via Home Reporter News)

Unity Task Force Meets in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Culture, Jewish, Muslim, Religion August 20, 2014 at 4:09 pm

In the wake of anti-Muslim attacks, leaders of Bay Ridge met to promote understanding across cultures and groups at a Unity Task Force breakfast, reports Home Reporter.

Dr. Husam Rimawi, president of the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge, at the July 22 press conference (Photo by Paula Katinas via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Denouncing Mosque Attacks in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Crime, In the News, Middle Eastern, Muslim July 23, 2014 at 4:55 pm

A coalition of Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders gathered to condemn attacks that occurred in Brooklyn over the weekend, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Dr. R. Harris (left), chats with Afshan Haque, Director of Islamic Speakers Bureau of NY (Photo by Kinue Imai Weinstein for Voices of NY)

An Interfaith Iftar in New York

Featured Posts, Jewish, Muslim, Religion, Traditions, Voices' Picks July 17, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Jews, Christians, Buddhists, and Muslims shared the dinner that breaks the daytime fast Muslims observe during Ramadan.

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. (Photo via office of the Queens borough president)

Queens Borough President Honors Voices of NY

In the News, Media, Muslim, Queens July 7, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz honored Voices of NY for serving as a bridge between mainstream society, immigrant populations and communities of color.

(Photo by Rob Erichsen via Sheepshead Bites)

Temporary Mosque in Former Burger King

Brooklyn, Muslim July 1, 2014 at 5:03 pm

While they await completion of an Islamic center on Voorhies Avenue, Muslim worshippers will be praying at the one-time location of a Burger King, Sheepshead Bites reports.

Mosques and Islamic centers see increase in the number of visitors during Ramadan. File photo of Muslims praying at Makki Masjid in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

When Does Ramadan Begin?

NYC Muslims seek some consensus on when to start fasting.