Post Tagged with: "Staten Island"

Police abuse reports declined 22% between January and June 2015.
(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A Year after Eric Garner’s Death, Signs of Change

Black, New York, Police, Staten Island July 17, 2015 at 2:57 pm

A year after the death of Eric Garner there are signs of improvement in the relationship between the police and the community, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A street scene on Staten Island October 30 after Hurricane Sandy hit (Photo by Rob Gross, Creative Commons license)

Defending Staten Island Against Future Storms

Environment, Staten Island April 17, 2015 at 6:28 pm

New York Environment Report details progress on various proposals to protect the borough, which was battered during Hurricane Sandy, from future storm damage.

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A Night of Protests: Eric Garner

Protesters criss-crossed NYC to express outrage over a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer linked to the death of Eric Garner.

Liberian market on Staten Island (Photo by Yiqin Shen for Voices of NY)

‘Little Liberia’ Market Suffers on Staten Island

The spread of Ebola in Liberia is disrupting trade and keeping customers away.

Gabriela Galván is the first Mexican to exhibit, for one year, a sculpture based on migration. (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Gabriela Galván: Bringing ‘Aquatic’ Art to NY

Culture, Mexican, Staten Island May 19, 2014 at 11:30 am

As the first Mexican artist to present a yearlong exhibit of a sculpture on immigration, Galván used the theme of water in her work, reports Diario de Mexico.

(Photo courtesy of Island Voice)

Liberian Women Miss Income from Summer Market

African, Featured Posts, Staten Island, Voices' Picks January 8, 2014 at 3:03 pm

The Staten Island African food market is suspended in the frigid winter.

Jannett Rosero and her family saw their New Jersey house submerged under 22 feet of water. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario-La Prensa)

A Year After Sandy, Still Poor, Displaced

Environment, In the News, Metro Area October 25, 2013 at 5:04 pm

As the first year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, El Diario-La Prensa reports on Latinos in Staten Island and New Jersey who are far from recovered. One family left their native Honduras after the devastation of Hurricane Mitch to find the same fate in New York 14 years later.

A pre-mural painting by teen participants in Groundswell’s Recovery Diaspora Project Photo: All photos courtesy of Groundswell via Colorline

Teen Artists Portray Sandy Stories in Murals

Brooklyn, Culture, Environment August 6, 2013 at 6:49 pm

A community organization in Brooklyn’s Park Slope is working on a series of murals to restore some of what Hurricane Sandy washed away. Groundswell is employing teenage artists from across the city to paint their Sandy stories, reports Jamilah King in Colorlines.

A Staten Island Family Struggles for Normalcy

A Staten Island Family Struggles for Normalcy

Environment, Featured Posts, Housing, Staten Island, Video February 15, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Most New Yorkers survived hurricane Sandy mostly unscathed and have since returned to their routine. But three months later, many coastline residents are still struggling with its consequences. Frank and Mary Barcia lost everything in the superstorm and they are still piecing their life together in one of the most damaged neighborhoods in Staten Island.

Undocumented immigrants in Staten Island protest a lack of assistance in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Second from right, holding the sign, is Maria Raquel. (Photo from Make the Road NY/City Limits)

Undocumented Immigrants Have Nowhere to Turn for Sandy Help

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the challenges faced by undocumented immigrants have accumulated with lost jobs, lost housing, denial of help, and for some, an increased fear of being exposed, reports City Limitsfrom Staten Island.

Three Months On, Still Struggling After Sandy

Three Months On, Still Struggling After Sandy

Business, Environment, Featured Posts, Housing, Social Services February 4, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Residents and businesses in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island continue to rebuild their livelihoods three months after Hurricane Sandy destroyed much of it. The community and ethnic press looks at neighborhoods and groups still struggling to recover.

Day Laborers Aid in Sandy Rebuilding

Day Laborers Aid in Sandy Rebuilding

Economy, Environment, Immigration, Latino, Staten Island, Video December 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Day laborers looking for work are a common sight on street-corner shape-up sites around the city. Some immigrant workers, though, aren’t waiting to be hired. They’re volunteering on weekends to help Staten Islanders rebound from Sandy, reported NYCity News Service.

Immigrants have been struggling in the aftermath of Sandy, living in cold, damp homes with mold and other health challenges and unable to get FEMA help. (Photo by Saundi Wilson via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Immigrants Face Bigger Hurdles in Sandy Recovery

Communities, Environment, Featured Posts, Health, Social Services December 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Language and cultural barriers in immigrant communities are complicating efforts by nonprofit and government relief workers to provide assistance, raising the prospect of serious health and financial consequences for this already-vulnerable population.

The Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union will open its first Staten Island location at Hylan-Seaver Mall at 1919 Hylan Blvd (Photo by )

Polish Briefs: Poles Grow on Staten Island, Paper Wins Award

Culture, Demographics, Eastern European, Media September 28, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Nowy Dziennik reports on the opening of a Polish-Slavic credit union in Staten Island, pointing to the community’s growth in the borough and on a businessman who’s behind the city’s first Polish night club.

At Staten Island Sikh Temple, a Meal For All

At Staten Island Sikh Temple, a Meal For All

Food, Religion, Video September 5, 2012 at 10:40 am

This mouth-watering video by City Spoonful exploring the Sikh tradition of the “langar meal” caught our eye this morning. City Spoonful’s Arpita Aneja visited the Staten Island Gurudwara, in Concord, to take part in the tradition of a free, communally prepared vegetarian meal following the religious service.