Organizers of the Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church’s Greek Festival in South Brooklyn hope events for kids, a vendor market and Cretan Night will turn the annual celebration, which has “been stagnant in recent years,” into a major community event, reports Sheepshead Bites.
The now former owner of a nail salon mentioned in the New York Times piece on the industry tells World Journal that the story misrepresents salon practices due to miscommunication and an over-reliance on the testimony of workers, who in actuality hold the bargaining power.
Korean parents in New York are trying to remove a novel from a Connecticut school district’s curriculum for its portrayal of Koreans, and are also continuing efforts to get a bill passed requiring that New York State textbooks include references to the East Sea, not just the Sea of Japan.
New Jersey’s biggest city will issue municipal IDs to all of its residents, regardless of their immigration status, El Diario reports.
Inspired by their Pakistani roots, physicians Omar Mirza and Khurram Mehtabdin introduce new superheroes in the historical fiction comic series “Zindan: The Last Ansaars.”
Three environmental advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit against the New York City Housing Authority for failing to separate recyclables as required by city law, reports Mott Haven Herald.
SinoVision headed to the American Museum of Natural History for the “Spotlight Asia: Big Cats” program, held to bring awareness to the endangered state of big cats in Asia and recognize the species’ influence in the art and culture of countries across the continent.
Chinese fishermen who have spent years fishing in the East River tell World Journal they want clarification of the rules after city officials started patrolling the area recently and issuing tickets and summonses.
The August Martin High School in Jamaica and The Future Project hosted a hip-hop culinary competition “to bridge the worlds of culinary arts, visual arts and lyrical art,” reports Queens Courier.
South Africans in New York celebrated 21 years of their country’s independence with a picnic in Riverside Park last month, while keeping in mind what the event organizer called the “senseless killing of foreigners” in South Africa, reports Afrikanspot.
Some 200 children in northeastern Williamsburg may lose their day care centers after the city decided not to renew the leases for Nuestros Niños and Small World, El Diario reports.
A nearly five-month battle to stay open ended in triumph for the Marble Hill International Unisex Salon, which has served as a community gathering spot for 53 years, reports The Riverdale Press.
A new stretch of the boardwalk opened in the Rockaways on May 22, and The Wave reported on the commitment of the city to spending all $480 million in FEMA funds in the Rockaways.
Residents of Cobble Hill were dismayed by two plans put forward by a real estate developer for the Long Island College Hospital site, the Red Hook Star-Revue reports.
The head of the beleaguered Fung Wah Bus line has announced that the company may close for good after losing their Boston stop, perhaps its most profitable destination, reports World Journal.