Like most immigrants, Jose Oscar left his native El Salvador looking for a better life, a way to support his two children and aging parents. He didnt expect Americas streets to be paved with gold and didnt expect dollar bills to be hanging from trees. But he did expect to be given a chance to succeed.
How two Muslim Americans who came of age in the aftermath of 9/11 are attempting to rebrand the Ground Zero Mosque
Im from Brooklyn. I mean, Im really from Brooklyn. I was actually born here.
Lincoln Restler, a district leader in North Brooklyn, strikes one as a go-getting and earnest young man with an objective. I encountered him in person in July as he was going door to door on my block in Williamsburg asking people, What issues are important to you?
It was a hot afternoon in July when I first felt the sting. As I approached my destination on the D train, the conductor announced the stops new name, Atlantic Ave.-Barclays Center.