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Seeds, Spices, and Rare Family-Business Success

MaryAlice Parks – Syrian-American beat reporter Last Monday, for the first time in 64 years, Sahadi’s Importing Co. in downtown Brooklyn did not open for business. Although the closure was temporary – just a week for remodeling – the gourmet food store’s owner, Charlie Sahadi, was nervous. As the patriarch of his family’s 117-year-old business, […]

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Slideshow: Mexico Independence Day Attracts Thousands to Festival

by Griselda Denise Ramirez, Mexican Beat Reporter — Mexico declared its independence from Spain on September 16, 1810, a day known to Mexicans as “El Grito de la Independencia,” or the Cry of Independence The declaration marked the beginning of the Mexican War, which lasted until Spain recognized Mexicans as a free people about a […]

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Slideshow: West Indians Celebrate Trinidad’s 50 Years of Independence

by Stephen Jiwanmall, Trinidadian Beat Reporter — The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago turned 50 on August 31, and festivities in Brooklyn marked the occasion. In addition, Labor Day Weekend was full of events celebrating West Indian culture. The main event was the West Indian American Day Carnival, the 45th annual Labor Day parade down […]

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