While a number of Latino legislators supported Bill de Blasio's choice of William J. Bratton as the new police commissioner, community leaders expressed disappointment that first deputy commissioner Rafael Piñeiro was not selected, reports El Diario-La Prensa.
The Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice, slated to open in September 2014 within the Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, appears to be garnering community support, reports GothamSchools.
One of the country's largest Reform synagogues has selected Angela Warnick Buchdahl as its Senior Rabbi, reports the Jewish Daily Forward. Her multicultural background reflects the changing faces of the Jewish community.
Women's eNews reports on a new video set to a Jay-Z song of veiled Muslim women in Brooklyn and across the U.S. playing sports, posing in trendy styles and just hanging out, in hopes of turning the tables on mainstream depictions and stereotypes.
Economic hardship has encouraged use of "on credit" purchases at bodegas, where customers may be allowed to defer payment for no more than $100 worth of purchases a week until a paycheck or pension check arrives, reports El Diario-La Prensa.