Tag Archives: New York City

May Day: Immigrant Rights Protest-Live Blog

Posted on 01. May, 2010 by .

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Reporter: Amy Yensi Today, May 1, 2010, there is a protest against the new Arizona law sb1070, starting at 12 p.m. There are protests in several other cities around the country. The New York City rallies will happen at Union Square, 14th St and Foley Square at Thomas Paine Park. The protesters feel the legislation […]

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Subway performers network

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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Like them or not, New York City subway performers are just as much a fixture to the city as Times Square and the Statue of Liberty. But did you know that there are certain rules of engagement that subway performers have to abide by and there is even a governing body that apportions performance licenses […]

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At New York City holiday markets, green is the new black

Posted on 07. Dec, 2009 by .

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Going green seems to be the new trend. From supermarkets to clothing stores, businesses are moving towards organic materials and renewable products. As I walked through the holiday markets at Union Square, Columbus Circle, and Grand Central Station, I also saw more eco-friendly vendors than I expected. ┬áSome are here for the first time, while […]

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U Visa: an exit from domestic violence

Posted on 07. Dec, 2009 by .

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Graciela Beines is a survivor. She arrived in the United States from Argentina ten years ago. She was undocumented, unmarried, had no children in the U.S. and barely spoke English. In 2002, Beines, 50, was victim of brutal domestic violence. After enduring two years with her abuser, she helped put him in jail. She moved […]

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Too Close to Home?

Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by .

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Last week, US Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the 9/11 trials would be held in New York City. Eight years after the terrible events of that day, many people still feel as if it were yesterday. Pain was felt all over the world. Lives were ended too early, families were shattered, and hearts were […]

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Thoughts on homelessness

Posted on 20. Nov, 2009 by .

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As the homeless shelter population reaches an all-time high in New York City, newly released data show, the homeless of the city are often overlooked or mistreated. The NYC Coalition for the Homeless fights for the rights of the homeless, while the NYC Department of Homeless Services compiles information and statistics on the number of […]

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New York sports: A national joke

Posted on 19. Nov, 2009 by .

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For those of you that caught the Yankees ticker tape parade celebrating their World Series championship: enjoy it. Because their New York counterparts in baseball, football, basketball, and hockey (yes, it still exists) don’t look like they’ll be basking in the glow of the Canyon of Heroes anytime soon. As George Vecsey pointed out in […]

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Christmas Cometh Early

Posted on 17. Nov, 2009 by .

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Not only has Starbucks launched its special drinks early this year, they are already handing out the red cups and setting up the Christmas displays.

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Muslim New Yorkers Respond to Fairness of American Media Coverage of the Fort Hood Killings

Posted on 13. Nov, 2009 by .

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The Fort Hood killings that took place on Thursday, November 5 and resulted in the deaths of 13 American have caused a wave of media coverage on various aspects of the incident and its ramifications, including attention to the fact that the alleged killer, Nidal Malik Hasan,was Muslim. News outlets seem to be insinuating a […]

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And the best of New York is…

Posted on 06. Nov, 2009 by .

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New York City’s popularity is nowhere near fading. Now that the city is in the spotlight both nationally and internationally because of the re-election of mayor Bloomberg, who just won his third term in a close race, I thought it would be interesting to ask New Yorkers what their favorite thing about the city was […]

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