Troubled School Comes Back with S.W.A.G.G.E.R.

Troubled School Comes Back with S.W.A.G.G.E.R.

Education, Featured Posts, Queens, Voices' Picks October 3, 2014 at 5:52 pm 1 comment

A new principal and a new approach motivated students at one Far Rockaway middle school.

Brazilians Follow Elections Back Home Closely

Brazilians Follow Elections Back Home Closely

Politics, South American September 30, 2014 at 6:32 pm 0 comments

But Brazilians voting in NY and NJ are discouraged about their choices.

‘Carnival Portraits’ Brings Caribbean to Queens

‘Carnival Portraits’ Brings Caribbean to Queens

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Queens September 30, 2014 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

A York College exhibit displays the work of two photographers who’ve captured Caribbean carnivals for 25 years.

A Taste of the ‘Creativeness of Brooklyn’

A Taste of the ‘Creativeness of Brooklyn’

Brooklyn, Featured Posts September 29, 2014 at 4:12 pm 0 comments

Visitors wrote secrets on a walkway and played sounds with a finger sensor.

Mayra Hidalgo has advocated to make the campus at Sarah Lawrence immigrant-friendly. (Photo by Julius Motal/Voices of NY)

A Life Measured in Two-Year Increments

As the Obama administration delays executive action on immigration reform, a DREAMer is left in limbo.

Political dissent can be advertised atop a cab. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Pakistan’s Political Divide on Display in NYC

Opposition and government supporters staged noisy rallies as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressed the U.N.

‘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.

Bakwas (‘Nonsense’ in Punjabi) Returns to NY

Bakwas (‘Nonsense’ in Punjabi) Returns to NY

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, South Asian September 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

Bakwas, showcasing Indian performers in different contexts, returns to the city.

Puerto Ricans in Bronx Cheer Venezuelan President

Puerto Ricans in Bronx Cheer Venezuelan President

Nicolás Maduro urged the release of long-time political prisoner Oscar López Rivera.

Portuguese Flavors, Sky-High in Westchester

Portuguese Flavors, Sky-High in Westchester

Featured Posts, Food, Voices' Picks, Western European September 24, 2014 at 4:08 pm 0 comments

Anthony Gonçalves never attended cooking school, but his dishes dazzle diners at the White Plains Ritz-Carlton.

Indigenous Communities Lead the Climate March

Indigenous Communities Lead the Climate March

Communities, Environment, Featured Posts September 24, 2014 at 3:35 pm 0 comments

Indigenous community representatives spoke of the special meaning the event held for them.

Polish Block Party in Greenpoint

Polish Block Party in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Western European September 23, 2014 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

Old-timers and newcomers alike celebrated in a neighborhood in transition.

Ebola Hits Home for a Brooklyn Nonprofit

Ebola Hits Home for a Brooklyn Nonprofit

African, Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Health September 22, 2014 at 7:06 pm 1 comment

Imani House’s director talks about the disease, the clinic, and plans to collect much-needed protective gear.

South Bronx Marches for Climate Change

South Bronx Marches for Climate Change

Bronx, Environment, Featured Posts September 22, 2014 at 5:43 pm 1 comment

Tired of being the “junk yard” of the city, residents say they want “green jobs.”

Folk band Vatan (Photo via Vatan Facebook page)

Iranian Artists Come to Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Middle Eastern September 22, 2014 at 5:08 pm 0 comments

Music, storytelling and photography will blend the traditional and the modern.