Hookah Crackdown in Bay RidgeBy Aparna Narayanan
In July last year, state legislators expanded upon existing law to add hookahwater pipesand shishathe mix of fruit, herbs, and tobacco smoked in the pipesto the list of tobacco products that merchants are banned from selling to minors.
Taking Back the StreetsBy Aparna Narayanan
The granite arch and support piers of the Manhattan Bridge, spanning streets and sidewalks paved with cobblestones, frame vistas of DUMBO's vaunted gritty eleganceindustrial warehouses, dock storehouses, and remnants of a defunct railroad.
Arab-Americans Head for the Ballot BoxBy Aparna Narayanan
On a cold morning in early April, six immigrant women in puffer coats, denim jackets, and headscarves gathered for a citizenship class at a center for Arab Americans in Bay Ridge.