Ali El-Sayed is the charismatic personality behind the one-man operation that is Kabab Cafe on Steinway Street in Astoria, Queens. He’s known for his eccentricity, his warmth, his goat with pomegranate reduction… and how he’s always teetering on the edge of a belligerent tirade. Ali was the first Egyptian to open up shop in the […]
As President Obama and President Putin traded barbs inside the U.N. General Assembly on as it gathered for its 70th annual meeting, the reporters of NYCity Lens zeroed in on the action outside the United Nations.
The first morning at the Bukharian school Sha’arei Zion may thrum with steady send-offs, but no crazed whirlwind of tearful stress.
A donation drive in Jackson Heights, Sunday raised thousands of dollars for quake victims as hundreds gather in Diversity Plaza. For some unable to reach loved ones in Nepal though, the uncertainty is too much to bear.
People frantically made calls to see if their loved ones survived, and now they worry about the coming days.
A Movement to Legalize “Accessory Dwelling Units” for more affordable housing.
The Chibok schoolgirl-kidnapping, the gang rape case in India, young women joining Jihad, and women’s rights in war-torn regions were on the agenda for the Sixth Annual Women in the World Summit.
A string of robberies of Chinese women in Borough Park stirs talk about why immigrants react to crimes differently.
Purple and red lights and a prayer vigil marked the one-year anniversary of the kidnapping of 219 Nigerian schoolgirls.
At his funeral, a scholar of African Studies gets a celebratory sendoff.
Songkran includes traditional dancing, food, and a water ceremony.
As the conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues, some Polish-Americans wonder if Russia’s invasion of Crimea is a step away from an attempt to dominate other territories, maybe even Poland.
“I’m cautiously optimistic,” says Dr. Okome, a professor of African history.
A hunger strike failed to push Cuomo this year, but the students are already looking to the next budget.
After police took a local fast food employee into custody, his neighbors and co-workers can’t make sense of it all.
Many Chinese Americans think so. They believe the charges against him for shooting a Brooklyn man are too harsh.