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‘Little Liberia’ Market Suffers on Staten Island

‘Little Liberia’ Market Suffers on Staten Island

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

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Opinion: Better Policing Won’t Fix ‘Broken Windows’

African American, Crime, Metro Area, Opinion, Staten Island September 17, 2014 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

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.

(Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

Latino Groups Join Eric Garner March

African American, Staten Island August 25, 2014 at 3:09 pm 0 comments

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.

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 0 comments

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.

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Liberian Women Miss Income from Summer Market

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

(Photo by Claudio Papapietro via Jewish Daily Forward)

Jewish Poverty Doubles in 12 Years

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 during a meeting with Ryszard Schnepf. (Photo from Grimm's Facebook via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Reap Support from Rep. Grimm

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.

A Staten Island Family Struggles for Normalcy

A Staten Island Family Struggles for Normalcy

Featured Posts, Housing, Staten Island February 15, 2013 at 5:04 pm 0 comments

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.

When the Congregation Leader is in Need

When the Congregation Leader is in Need

Brooklyn, In the News, Religion, Staten Island December 21, 2012 at 4:50 pm 1 comment

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 Aid in Sandy Rebuilding

Day Laborers Aid in Sandy Rebuilding

Economy, Immigration, Latino, Staten Island December 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm 0 comments

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.

Post Sandy, Muslims Seen ‘Through a Different Lens’

Post Sandy, Muslims Seen ‘Through a Different Lens’

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.”

On Nov. 6, 2012, Michaelle Solages became the first Haitian elected to the New York State Assembly. (Photo courtesy of Michaelle Solages via The Haitian Times)

Nassau Woman Becomes First Haitian in NYS Assembly

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.

Staten Island celebrates Chinese culture

Staten Island celebrates Chinese culture

Asian, Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Staten Island September 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm 0 comments

The Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration drew over 600 visitors to Snug Harbor’s Chinese Scholar’s Garden.