By Mary E. O’Leary Updated 11:10 am EST, Thursday, January 31, 2019 The Blake Hotel, a luxury extended-stay facility officially opened its doors Wednesday. The Blake Hotel, a luxury extended-stay facility officially opened its doors Wednesday. Photo: Contributed Photo Buy photo Photo: Contributed Photo Image 1 of / 32 Caption Close Image 1 of 32 The Blake Hotel, a luxury extended-stay facility officially opened its doors Wednesday. The Blake Hotel, a luxury extended-stay facility officially opened its doors Wednesday. Photo: Contributed Photo Buy photo New luxury extended-stay hotel opens in New Haven 1 / 32 Back to Gallery NEW HAVEN — The Blake Hotel, a luxury … [Read more...] about New luxury extended-stay hotel opens in New Haven
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A few times a week, Jenna Dwyer loads up her 2012 Dodge Caravan to make deliveries and pickups.It’s not her job. Dwyer is one of more than 2,500 people, all volunteers, who make up Pay It Forward CNY.The Facebook group works simply: People who need things ask for them. Then, people who have them give. The roles reverse quickly and seamlessly, sometimes even in the same trip.A man needed some food to get through until his next paycheck. But he had some leftover diapers someone else needed.Dwyer dropped off food for him and picked up the diapers the next person needed. And just like that, in one minivan trip, two overwhelming problems caused by the tyranny of not quite enough were solved by two small acts of kindness.“Most of the working poor live paycheck to paycheck so anything bad that could possibly happen ruins someone’s life for a while,” said Keri Lynn Courtwright. “We have helped people who have lost everything to fires; grandparents who have taken … [Read more...] about Thousands of strangers help each other pay it forward in Central New York
“For you, this is a minor setback,” the worker at the Hurricane Service Center in East Harlem said to me, as a Puerto Rican woman with her child and husband sat nearby. “But for others, it’s their lives.” The Hurricane Service Center was set up by NYC Emergency Management in October of 2017 for displaced residents of Florida, Texas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. I had gone there because I needed help: I’d been living with my grandmother in the northern coastal Puerto Rican town of Arecibo and went through Maria with her when it made a direct hit on the town; though the house suffered no damages, our daily lives became limited to setting up whatever receptacle we could find to gather rainwater and seeking whatever food was available in the small grocery stores nearby. As a video editor and filmmaker working in a small company in the south of the island, I … [Read more...] about Meet the Puerto Ricans Who Fled to New York After Maria
A member of the Al-Furqan Jame Masjid mosque stands near a police sketch of a suspect believed to have shot the mosque's Imam, at the end of an evening prayer service at the mosque in the Ozone Park section of Queens, New York.Craig Ruttle/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by ProPublica. Every night, Alauddin Akonjee set the alarm clock in the bedroom of his home in Ozone Park, Queens, fearful he wouldn’t wake in time for morning prayer. And each morning, he and his wife, Minara, would be awake before the buzzer sounded. Alauddin, a Muslim immigrant from Bangladesh, was the imam at the nearby mosque and devoted to his religious obligations. Minara, his wife of nearly 30 years, was devoted to making sure the imam met those obligations. She would lay his clothes out on the bed, and, after he’d gone off to the mosque, she’d make sure a lunch was ready for him, typically a meal of rice … [Read more...] about An Imam Was Gunned Down in New York City. His Wife Says It Was a Hate Crime.
Every morning in New York's 27th Congressional District, brothers John and Steven Ohol wake up before sunrise and tend their Cambria dairy farm. They load hay and grow corn for cattle feed. They milk their 200 cows. The Ohols' grandparents started this farm eight decades ago. They know how to do this, and they've gotten better at it. "There should be no reason why we can't make money," said John Ohol, 39, who grew up on this farm. Yet they're not making money. Every month, the Ohols hope that maybe they'll manage to break even. Eight miles away, several dozen workers show up at a 35,000-square-foot food factory. They wrap cheese, sauce, pepperoni and dough into a product called Original Pizza Logs, then package and ship it off to be sold in stadiums and grocery stores across the country. If their company does well, the workers do too. Finger Food Products Inc. has a profit-sharing plan, and though owner Jason Cordova doesn't reveal revenues, business seems good. After opening his $3.9 … [Read more...] about The long and winding district: A trip through New York’s 27th