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A traditional Swedish meal of roasted pork belly over sautéed salsify and creamy kale, along with a Danish appetizer of Swedish country pâté with Ligonberry sauce, smoked trout and salmon with mustard cream and picked beet with garnishes of dill, onions, chives and parsley as plated by chef Matteus Brogi of the Maidstone Arms restaurant in East Hampton. (Photo by Michael Heller via The Sag Harbor Express)

A Taste of a Swedish Christmas on Long Island

Food, Long Island, Traditions, Western European December 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Chef Mathias Brogie of The Living Room Restaurant on Long Island tells the The Sag Harbor Express how he has adapted the traditional Swedish Christmas smorgasbord to the American dinner table.

DRUM and CAAAV rallied against police brutality in front of Rego Park Mall in Queens.  (Photo from Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence via World Journal)

Some Chinese Call for Indictment of Peter Liang

Criminal Justice, East Asian, New York, Police December 19, 2014 at 1:42 pm

In stories from the World Journal, City Council member Margaret Chin and local Asian groups are calling for the indictment of Officer Peter Liang over the shooting death of Akai Gurley.

A classroom in Banana Kelly HIgh School (Photo via The Hunts Point Express)

Renewal to Help Bronx Schools Turn Around

Bronx, Education, Uncategorized December 18, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Four schools in the Bronx have been selected for the city’s School Renewal Program, and another has been named a Community School. All will receive assistance to help in turning performance around, reports The Hunts Point Express.

First place winner Vander Carter (Photo by Gregg Richards via Brooklyn brief)

Brooklyn Start-Ups Get a Boost

Brooklyn, Business December 18, 2014 at 11:53 am

Brooklyn start-ups got a boost from the Brooklyn Public Library’s 11th annual PowerUP! competition, Brooklyn brief reports.

A candlelight vigil was held the evening of Dec. 16 for victims of the Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan (Photo by Mohsen Zaheer for Voices of NY)

NYC Pakistani Community Shocked by Taliban Attack

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian December 17, 2014 at 6:22 pm

In New York, there was widespread horror at the Taliban attack Dec. 16 that left more than 140 dead at the Army Public School in Peshawar.

‘You Don’t Get Ebola from African Hair Braiding’

‘You Don’t Get Ebola from African Hair Braiding’

African, Manhattan December 17, 2014 at 5:26 pm

In a video on Afrikanspot, the African owner of Assana’s Hair Braiding Center in Harlem says “it’s not fair” and it “really, really hurts” that customers are staying away over fears of getting Ebola.

The Dominican Republic Congress is debating whether to legalize abortion. (Photo via El Diario)

Local Dominicans Divided over Abortion Laws Back Home

Dominican, Health, New York December 17, 2014 at 4:42 pm

El Diario interviewed Dominicans about proposed changes in the abortion law in the Dominican Republic, which is being debated by the country’s Congress.

Volunteer paramedic Kai Chu (Photo by Kimberly Conner for Voices of NY)

In Bensonhurst, Paramedics Need to Know Many Languages

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Health December 17, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Changing demographics in Bensonhurst require that paramedics communicate with residents in many different languages, and volunteers are beginning to help.

Bard High School Early college student Mo Tyler at Foley Square (Photo by Zach Williams via The Lo-Down)

Bard Students Organize Against Police Brutality

Manhattan, Police, Youth December 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Students at Bard High School Early College have been organizing others to protest police brutality, The Lo-Down reports.

Getting a taste at the Coquito Masters competition in Parkchester back in November.  (Photo by Mi Young Park via Hunts Point Express)

Contest Celebrates Puerto Rican Christmas Drink

Bronx, Food, Traditions December 16, 2014 at 4:39 pm

For the Puerto Rican community in the Bronx, the annual coquito competition gives an opportunity to celebrate culture and Christmas, reports Hunts Point Express.

Tenants facing eviction at 590 Bushwick (Photo by Matthew Taub via Brooklyn Brief)

Bushwick Tenants Fight Eviction

Brooklyn, Housing December 16, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Tenants of 590 Bushwick Ave. are fighting eviction by a new owner, following years of paying rent month-to-month, Brooklyn Brief reports.

Michael Blake (Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

Gearing Up to Serve Bronx District

Bronx, Politics December 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Michael Blake, the new assembly member for the 79th district, talks with Norwood News about his plans.

Millions March in NYC

Millions March in NYC

Black, Criminal Justice, Featured Posts, New York December 15, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Thousands of marchers in NYC joined the Millions March protests on Dec. 13, 12014.

Authors of stories that appear in "Bronx Memoir Project – Volume 1" at a book launch.(Photo by Marguerite Ward via City Limits)

A Memoir of the Bronx – Written by Locals

Bronx December 15, 2014 at 2:46 pm

“Bronx Memoir Project–Volume 1″ compiles more than 50 diverse stories from Bronx residents, published in part to combat misconceptions of the borough, reports City Limits.

A Saturday of Protest: Ready for Millions March

A Saturday of Protest: Ready for Millions March

Criminal Justice, Featured Posts, New York, Video December 12, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Protesters prepare for the Millions March on Dec. 13, organized in response to the grand jury decisions in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases.