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Public schools to close for Muslim holiday
The Coalition for Muslim School Holidays rallied and petitioned for years for Muslim holiday inclusion in New York.
Papal protesters flock to city
The protesters passed around flyers featuring lists of biblical quotes and wore t-shirts that read “You Repent” and “Fear God” printed on them.
Gang violence grows in Brooklyn
According to the NYPD, in North Brooklyn alone, there are 73 separate gangs.
Postal Service union protests outsources of jobs
protesters were concerned about the loss of existing Postal Service jobs – and along with them, the training, higher wages, and health care benefits they offered.
The Pope in NYC
Poep Francis brings his message of love, hope and acceptance to the city. But he also brings inconvenience and controversy.
Lawmakers press to make Stonewall Inn a National Park
As one of the few bars that openly welcomed LGBT people in the 1950s and 1960s, it became a place of acceptance for the poorest and most discriminated LGBT members. Police raids on gay bars were common and eventually protests and violence erupted at Stonewall Inn after LGBT members fought back.
Palestinian anger over Al Aqsa Mosque heard in Times Square
About 200 people attended the Times Square demonstration, which was part of a two day effort.
A plea to fix Human Trafficking Intervention Courts
Human trafficking is a big problem in New York, and still largely affects areas in the Queens and the Bronx.
Dozens march against gun violence
City officials, residents, chaplains, community outreach organizations, and residents of all races, walked a mile, praying and chanting to Ebbets Field.
OWS Anniversary met with a cry for more affordable housing
But the impact of high housing prices on their lives wasn’t the only thing drawing people to the park.