The spread of Ebola in Liberia is disrupting trade and keeping customers away.
Better police training won’t fix the broken windows policy, which is deeply flawed, argues sociologist Mike Rowan in an opinion piece in City Limits.
Many Latino groups and protesters marched last Saturday on Staten Island demanding justice for victims of police brutality in the wake of Eric Garner’s death, El Diario reports.
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.
The Staten Island African food market is suspended in the frigid winter.
A survey has found that 20 percent of the New York area Jewish community lives in poor households, reports the Jewish Daily Forward, with senior citizens, children, and those from the former Soviet Union or Hasidic being the most vulnerable.
Rep. Michael Grimm, whose district represents large Polish enclaves, has become a co-chair of the Congressional Polish Caucus. The congressman has build support in the community by learning the issues important to them, reports Nowy Dziennik.
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.
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.
The congregation of the House of Prayer, a Russian Protestant church in Brooklyn, rallies to support its leader after Hurricane Sandy left the pastor’s home on Staten Island in ruins.
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.
Muslim relief workers are providing medical care, helping clean up homes and delivering warm meals, a duty that is part of their Islamic faith, they say. “We were seen as people coming to provide help,” said a volunteer from the Arab American Association of NY. “We were seen as New Yorkers.”
Michaelle Solages became the first person of Haitian descent elected to New York State Assembly on November 6. However, instead of celebrating, the former photojournalist is helping her Sandy-stricken frustrated neighbors in Nassau’s District 22, reports The Haitian Times.
The Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration drew over 600 visitors to Snug Harbor’s Chinese Scholar’s Garden.