New York

Indo-American Arts Council presents “Festival of [email protected]


The Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), the organization dedicated to celebrating and showcasing the arts in North America, is proud to present a collection of New York-based events to honor the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence Day on August 15, 2022.  Headline events and exhibitions are part of the highly anticipated Festival of [email protected], a...

Coalition of South Asian community leaders back Sen. Anna Kaplan’s re-election bid


With two weeks to go before the August 23 primary, New York State Senator Anna M. Kaplan (D-North Hills) announced that she’s earned endorsements from a diverse coalition of prominent South Asian community leaders and officials in recognition of her tireless support for South Asian communities and issues. The coalition of leaders includes State...

City workers & their families to get free access to dietitians under MetroPlusHealth’s Gold Plan


With healthy food costs and diet-related illnesses on the rise in the City, MetroPlusHealth, New York City's high-quality and affordable health plan announced its $0 dietitian benefit expansion for City workers enrolled in its Gold Plan. MetroPlusHealth is the first commercial insurance provider to offer free dietitian visits in the country. The expanded offer...

All 11 NYC Health+Hospitals receive American Heart Association’s recognition for quality care


NYC Health + Hospitals today announced all 11 of its hospitals were again recognized by the American Heart Association for commitment to quality care in heart failure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and resuscitation. The Association’s Get with the Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline awards recognize hospitals nationwide that adhere to science-based practices and provide the highest...

NYC Health+Hospitals, Mayor’s office conduct Healthcare Week of Action


The Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit (PEU) and NYC Health + Hospitals hosted a “Healthcare Week of Action” last week to connect New Yorkers across the five boroughs to NYC Care and GetCoveredNYC and to encourage them to access healthcare. NYC Care is the city healthcare access program for those who aren’t eligible or can’t...

NYC declares monkeypox a public health emergency


Officials in New York City have declared a public health emergency due to the spread of the monkeypox virus, calling the city "the epicentre" of the outbreak. The announcement Saturday by Mayor Eric Adams and health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan said as many as 1,50,000 city residents could be at risk of infection. The declaration...

Syosset Indian American community awards scholarships to high schoolers


On a balmy Sunday afternoon, the Indian American community of Syosset awarded scholarships to three deserving graduating high schoolers: Shivaangi Salhotra, Rhea Sharma and Noora Zakaria.  The event was held at the palatial home of Dr. Rajiv and Vandana Jauhar.   Dr. Tom Rogers, Superintendent of the Syosset School District gave an inspirational commencement speech to the...

NYC issues emergency procurement declaration to speedup availability of shelter, services for asylum seekers


New York City Mayor Eric Adams has announced an emergency procurement declaration to rapidly procure shelter and other services for people seeking asylum in New York City.   “New York is a city of immigrants, and we will always welcome newcomers with open arms. Over the past two months, we have seen a significant increase in...