Along Roosevelt Avenue, men yell, "Chicas!" and hand out cards with pictures of scantily clad women. For Kika Cerpa, those cards bring back memories of her harrowing ordeal as one of those "chicas."
Author: Rima Abdelkader
Nour Abbas was a translator for the U.S. military in Iraq when she and her father were shot by insurgents in 2005. He was killed. She still carries the scars, physical and otherwise.
Joseph Mbangu wants cell phone and laptop users to know a key ingredient in their devices has been fueling fighting in the Congo.
Baghdad-born musician Rahim AlHaj is a master of the oud, an ancient guitar-like instrument. He recently gave lessons in Lower Manhattan.
Liquor store owners are battling a state plan to sell wine in grocery stores and supermarkets, charging the competition will hurt their small businesses.
The Black Muslim teen beaten on Staten Island after Barack Obama's historic election victory vowed the suspected hate attack wouldn't deter him from his goal of becoming a pediatrician.
They can't vote, but many children have strong opinions about the presidential candidates and the issues. On Election Day, they discussed who they would vote for – and why.
Age: 25 Neighborhood: St. George, Staten Island Occupation: Waiter First…