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Inspired by Haitian Spirits, Crown Heights Artist Takes Manhattan

The Agora Gallery in Chelsea will be showcasing the work of Brooklyn-based painter Shakespeare Guirand until mid-October.

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Coming To America

New York City is an ethnic mosaic, the adopted home to newcomers from around the world. Global City NYC reporters tell the stories of how a few of these New Yorkers immigrated to America.

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Will Eid Holy Days Become School Holidays?

New York City Muslims want Eid holy days to become school holidays.

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The Church of Haile Selassie I, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

More Than Dreadlocks and Bob Marley

Rastas in New York City say their religion is about discipline and self-reliance – no matter the stereotypes.

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Basement Prayers Bring Solace to Church Devastated by Sandy

Basement Prayers Bring Solace to Church Devastated by Sandy

Parishioners of a 35-year-old Staten Island church ruined by the storm find a new place to worship.

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Birthday Celebrations for Astoria’s Greek Orthodox Community

Eighty-five years after its establishment, the Hellenic Orthodox Community of Astoria celebrates its key members and paves the way for its future leaders.

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Bazah Roohi

Group Helps the Needy Partake in a Meaty Celebration

Women’s group gives the gift of meat to the less fortunate this Muslim holiday season.

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San Pedro

From Rome to New York: Filipinos Celebrate New Saint

“We thank God for giving us a new saint,” says New York priest, of the canonization of a teenaged Filipino missionary martyred three centuries ago.

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Karma on the Half-Shell

The traditional Buddhist practice of releasing turtles into the East River, squashed for environmental and animal welfare reasons, is brought back with the help of Long Island wildlife rehabilitators.

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Pastor Gerald Steele

A House of Prayer for All Nations

A Brazilian church in Astoria is fighting for survival amid changing neighborhood demographics, coming up with some innovative ways to grow and encompass the area’s diversity.

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