Dog walkers navigating the east side of Central Park often encounter other pooch-toting people taking advantage of off-leash hours. Mixed in with barks and growls are conversations about dog breeds and commands spoken in Brazilian Portuguese — “senta!” (sit) and “fica!” (stay). Over the past decade, an increasing number of Brazilian immigrants have joined the [...]
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East Harlem School serves an entirely vegetarian, locally sourced lunch to its 130 middle school students each school day. EHS, which has been dishing up veggie meals for 15 years, made the switch to an uber-healthy menu this year with the help of Executive Chef Jonah Chasin. More…
Like many Harlem-based churches and houses of worship, Elmendorf Reformed Church has a loyal local congregation. It also has a global congregation; each Sunday its sanctuary is filled with dozens of international visitors from Europe and beyond. “We might be the religious ambassadors,” said Reverend Patricia A. Singletary. “All over Europe they are trying to [...]
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