November 4, 2011 After eight years of renovations, the Islamic galleries at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art have finally reopened. Its 15 rooms consist of some 1,200 objects that cover everything from architecture and interior design to images of living things — which Islam discourages — and calligraphy.
November 3, 2011 Nailah Lymus, a 27-year-old aspiring designer and Muslim woman, had her first runway show during New York City's Fashion Week. Her clothing line, Amirah Creations, aims for modesty, but is also "transitional" in catering to both Muslims and non-Muslims.
October 3, 2011 Some of the most creative thinkers of the 20th century lived, worked and played at the Chelsea. Now, the building has been sold and just a handful of longtime residents remain. Still, it is a building with a "life force," says 20-year resident Scott Griffin.
September 21, 2011 "Don't ask, don't tell" is no more. The policy barred openly gay, lesbian or bisexual people from serving in the military. Gay rights groups held Repeal Day celebrations across the country. One celebration took place in New York City at the historic Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the gay rights movement.
September 10, 2011 The city was on high alert this week, even before Thursday night's announcement that there was a "credible but unconfirmed" terrorist threat to New York and Washington, D.C. People reported more bag searches and checkpoints, in addition to a police show of force in subways and train stations.