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A Liberian Community Looks Forward In Historic Election

A Liberian Community Looks Forward In Historic Election

A community lot on Staten Island’s Park Hill Avenue transformed into a place of prayer for Liberians living in New York on Saturday. Those in attendance fasted and

After 20 Years, a Playground in Queens to Get $3 Million Makeover

After 20 Years, a Playground in Queens to Get $3 Million Makeover

Consider the Hart Playground in Woodside: The echo of children at play. The rhythmic creaking of swings going back and forth, and kids trying to time their jumps

Woodside Filipino Community Responds to DACA, Looks to Future

Woodside Filipino Community Responds to DACA, Looks to Future

The Filipino community in Queens must get busy helping would-be recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to register, and they must spread the word

Developers, Communities Clash Over Target Expansion

Developers, Communities Clash Over Target Expansion

It’s Saturday morning and Jorge Cabanillas, 26, is speaking to a circle of community organizers in a park square off 82nd Street and Baxter Avenue that intersects the

Hundreds Hit Streets to Protest Domestic Violence

Hundreds Hit Streets to Protest Domestic Violence

As murder rates have dropped around the city, domestic violence homicide rates have not seen the same decline.

Protesters Rally in Support of Immigrants During UN General Assembly

Protesters Rally in Support of Immigrants During UN General Assembly

Roughly 100 protesters representing various immigrant organizations rallied in midtown Manhattan on Monday as the United Nations General Assembly convened for its annual meeting. Their goal: to put pressure on the Trump administration to extend a program that grants temporary relief from deportation to immigrants from 10 war-torn or crisis-torn countries. Close to 450,000 immigrants […]

Vietnam War and 9/11 Hero Honored with Street Co-Naming

Vietnam War and 9/11 Hero Honored with Street Co-Naming

On the day of the World trade Center attacks, fireman Jimmy Lanza rushed downtown with his East Harlem company to assist with rescue efforts. He helped 16 survivors out of the ruins. They were all found in a stairwell, which later became known as the “miracle stairwell.” He survived that day, and worked for months […]

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