Archive for the ‘Queens’ Category
The role of New Life Community Development Corporation in kicking off the gardening idea in Elmhurst illustrates the growing role of religious groups in initiating civic and political action in New York City.
A community garden near New Life Fellowship in Elmhurst, Queens sparked a community renaissance despite being closed by a developer.
In 2013 a faith-based group kicked off the idea of building a garden in the elbow bend of a short street just off Queens Boulevard, in Elmhurst. The garden was closed this year by developers, but it continues to inspire art and neighborly relations.
Update: This Summer of 2015, the garden is closed because the landowner decided to sale to a developer, and the city was unwilling to come up with the money. We will run several art pieces this month that were inspired by the garden.
Imam Shamsi Ali is chairman of the Al-Hikmah Mosque in Astoria and the director of Jamaica Muslim Center in Queens.
Knowing what to do for the martyrs of Charleston, South Carolina
The state holiday originated as a way to honor the Sabbath school movement. Part 10 of A Journey through Williamsburg-Greenpoint religions.
Included are details of Memorial for NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos & Wenjian Liu. Part 3 The #Millennial_MegaChurch
Journeying through the peoples of New York City