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New York's Muslims Celebrate Eid Al Fitr

Saturday, October 13, 2007

This weekend the Muslim world celebrates Eid. The holiday marks the end of Ramadan and is a high point in the Islamic calendar. In New York, many of the city’s Muslims will gather today for festive meals with family and friends. WNYC’s Siddhartha Mitter reports.

MITTER: At the Balady halal supermarket ...

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New York's Senegalese Community Reaches out to Visiting Dignitaries

Friday, September 28, 2007

This week world leaders have been gathering for the U. N. General Assembly, delivering speeches and holding summit meetings and snarling up traffic on the East Side. But for some presidents and prime ministers, the trip to New York has a local dimension too. It’s a way to connect with ...

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Corona Plaza: Center of Everywhere

Friday, September 14, 2007

INTRO: There’s been a multi media art project going on all summer in Corona Plaza, off Roosevelt Avenue in Queens. But walking by, you might not even know it was there. Siddhartha Mitter caught up with some artists working to connect their art with their communities.

MUSIC IN: “El Rey,” mariachi ...

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9/ll Ceremony Draws Large Numbers of Tourists

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The 9/11 commemoration drew large numbers of out-of-town visitors to Lower Manhattan today to pay respects or voice their opinions near Ground Zero. Members of a Mennonite community from Russell, Massachusetts handed out gospel CDs on Broadway near Fulton Street. One of them was Phil Mullet.

MULLET: I praise God for ...

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East Village Hosts Howl Festival

Sunday, September 09, 2007

This weekend the East Village celebrates its offbeat cultural legacy with the Howl Festival. The event is named for the famous 1957 poem by Allen Ginsberg, who died ten years ago. The neighborhood has gone through big changes, but the festival shows it hasn't lost its quirkiness. WNYC's Siddhartha Mitter ...

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Jazz Drummer Max Roach Memorialized

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Drummer Max Roach, who died last week, was one of the pioneers of modern jazz, and musicians and poets came out in force for his funeral Friday. WNYC's Siddhartha Mitter reports.

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Remembering Legendary Drummer Max Roach

Friday, August 24, 2007

The jazz world mourned one of its pioneers today at the funeral of drummer Max Roach, who died last week at the age of 83. Musicians, writers, activists and several generations of jazz fans packed Riverside Church in Manhattan for a funeral that featured performances by artists like pianist Billy ...

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At Newark Funerals "It's Sadness All Over"

Monday, August 13, 2007

Newark police are seeking a fourth suspect in the execution style murders of three college-age young people on August 4th. Newark mayor Cory Booker announced the warrant for Rodolfo Godinez on Saturday morning at a brief press conference wedged between funerals. The victims were buried on Saturday after funerals at ...

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Harlem Book Fair

Saturday, July 21, 2007

The ninth edition of the Harlem Book Fair takes place today. Up to 70,000 visitors are expected on 135th Street between Fifth and Seventh Avenues, along with 300 exhibitors from the spectrum of African-American publishing. WNYC’s Siddhartha Mitter checked in on the uptown book scene.

CUSTOMER: …An old pamphlet from ...

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Harlem Book Fair

Saturday, July 21, 2007

The ninth edition of the Harlem Book Fair took place this weekend. Up to 70,000 visitors were expected on 135th Street between Fifth and Seventh Avenues, along with 300 exhibitors from the spectrum of African-American publishing. WNYC’s Siddhartha Mitter checked in on the uptown book scene.

CUSTOMER: An old pamphlet from ...

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Governors Island Design Competition Under Way

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

What to do with Governors Island has been a running question for a decade, ever since the Coast Guard stopped using the 192-acre island off the tip of Manhattan. So far, efforts to develop the island have never gotten off the ground. Now a design competition is under way to ...

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Is Militant Islam in the Caribbean a New Phenomenon?

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

The alleged plot that was revealed this weekend to bomb the fuel lines leading into JFK airport has cast light on Islamic militancy from an unexpected corner: the Caribbean. The three men being held by officials, and a fourth man who's still at large, are Muslims from Trinidad and Guyana. ...

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All Night Indian Music Concert

Monday, May 14, 2007

Even the most obsessive music lover might think twice about a concert that lasted more than 3 or 4 hours. But in Indian music, all-night concerts that run from dusk to dawn are highly appreciated. This weekend some of India’s most revered musicians played all night at St John the ...

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Young Artists Bring Langston Hughes's Home Back to Life

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The poet Langston Hughes died of cancer 40 years ago this month. His work spanned the time from the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Power movement, and he is recognized as one of the great figures of American literature. But Hughes’s longtime home in Harlem hasn’t fared as well as ...

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Langston Hughes House Reborn

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The poet Langston Hughes died of cancer 40 years ago this month. His work spanned the time from the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Power movement, and he is recognized as one of the great figures of American literature. But Hughes’s longtime home in Harlem hasn’t fared as well as ...

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Hometown Cricket Fans

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Cricket World Cup is down to its final four. In the U.S, cricket is still obscure, and the Cup has only made news for a tragic incident early on. But for many expatriates and immigrants in New York, cricket is a way of life, and a connection to each ...

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100's Grieve at Funeral for Bronx Fire Victims

Monday, March 12, 2007

An emotional moment for a West African community today, as the ten victims of the deadly Bronx fire last Wednesday were remembered, prayed over, and laid to rest. Nine of those victims were children.

The deaths have brought forth an outpouring of support from the Malian community, and from across the ...

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NY's Ghanaian Community Celebrates Independence

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Today, the West African nation of Ghana celebrates 50 years of independence. After a turbulent history, Ghana is now a democracy. There's a large Ghanaian community in New York and the ties between New York and Ghana go all the way back to the birth of the US civil rights ...

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Starrett City: the Character of an Unusual Urban Community

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The proposed buyers of Brooklyn's Starrett City have received nothing but bad press since putting up their $1.3 billion bid. Most of it has been directed at developer David Bistricer. The latest allegations - from the housing advocacy group Acorn - are that he refuses to rent apartments to people ...

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On the Street, a Fashion Classic is New Again

Thursday, February 08, 2007

It's Fashion Week and on the runways models strut, celebrities gawk and the trends are set. But for some fashion conscious folks, there’s no substitute for the judgment of the streets. WNYC’s Siddhartha Mitter reports.

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