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New York City public school students will have two new official holidays as of the 2015-2016 school year: Eid al-Adha on September 24, and Eid al-Fitr during the summer. The new school holidays are in celebration of two of the major holidays celebrated by Muslims around the world — including the city’s growing Muslim-American population.…

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Alternate side parking regulations are suspended Monday through Wednesday, July 28 to 30 for Eid al-Fitr, and there will be no street cleaning on those days. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and is celebrated by Muslims worldwide. After fasting from dawn to sunset the previous month,…

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Shuttered for more than two years, the former Burger King location at 2481 Knapp Street has been converted into a temporary prayer space for local Muslims to observe Ramadan. The Muslim American Society has taken over the space with a one-month lease, allowing them to celebrate one of the religion’s most important holidays near their…

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Alternate side parking regulations for the purpose of street cleaning will be suspended Monday through Thursday, October 14 to 17, in observance of both Columbus Day and Eid al-Adha. All other regulations, including parking meters, shall remain in effect. You can download your own 2013 Alternate Side Parking Suspension calendar — in English, as well as in Chinese, Haitian…

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Alternate side of the street parking regulations for the purpose of street cleaning will be suspended Wednesday through Friday, August 7-9, in observance of Eid Al-Fitr. All other regulations, including parking meters, shall remain in effect.  You can download your own 2013 Alternate Side Parking Suspension calendar — in English, as well as in Chinese, Haitian Creole, Italian, Korean, Russian or Spanish (all PDFs) — from the…

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The NYPD is being taken to federal court by a group of Muslim New Yorkers, which includes a Kingsborough Community College (2001 Oriental Boulevard) student, over what they allege was an illegal spying sting. WNYC is reporting that 20-year-old Asad Dandia, the Kingsborough student, has joined the suit, which charges that the NYPD violated his…

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Look at what some hate-filled clown did. A reader sent this photo in this morning. It happened on Avenue Z and Haring Street, an area where many of the community’s Muslim residents live. We’re waiting to hear if this was reported to police, and if it’s being investigated as a hate crime. Update (10:45 a.m.): Reader…

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