Muslim leaders and worshipers from mosques in Parkchester and Morris Park said that the images of violent protests from Muslims abroad conflict with the way they live and worship as followers of Islam.
Recent police shootings of unarmed men has put the spotlight back on stop-and-frisk. The Uptowner and Queens Chronicle reported on action taken by protesters and elected officials. Bronx Ink collected the stories of 33 Bronx residents.
Tucked away in a sea of blue, several neighborhoods in Brooklyn consistently vote Republican. The Brooklyn Bureau highlighted these areas, some of which not only lean Republican but vote heavily in the party's favor.
An ex-con motivates Brooklyn teens to stay fit; a report points to an increase in suicide rates for Asian women, while another debunks the idea of Asians as a "model minority"; more on the Queens ponzi scheme that targeted Latinos; and a trial date for the first soldier accused of bullying Pvt. Danny Chen.
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Bronx Ink reports that every weekend a rabbi walks 15 miles from Brooklyn to conduct services at a mosque in the Bronx. For more than two years, members of the Chabad of East Bronx have been worshipping at a shul inside an Islamic Center.