Imam Shamsi Ali is chairman of the Al-Hikmah Mosque in Astoria and the director of Jamaica Muslim Center in Queens.
First funerals for East Harlem Explosion victims raises hopes for a better New York and questions of blame
When Cecilio Hernandez said goodbye to his wife and daughter on Wednesday morning in East Harlem, he had no clue that their hugs would be his last until they meet again in the after-life. About half an hour later, the family’s apartment building and an adjacent building exploded and collapsed.
Updated Sat 11:30pm: Clergy help to pull the pieces of a neighborhood back together after East Harlem Explosion. Founder’s Bible recovered
Plan fund for the victims. How can you help? Prayer gathering Sat 12N
A small group in Brooklyn sees the skyscrapers in Manhattan and think of the great pyramids of ancient Egypt.
Mayor De Blasio’s inauguration poet mixes activism with Jesus. Part 4 in the series Jesus the New Yorker.
108th mayor of New York City closes out his term with an interfaith breakfast held at the New York Public Library yesterday.
How Midwesterner Mac Pier turned on a power system for evangelical churches. Part 3 in series “Jesus the New Yorker”