Arab American Association of New York

Sep 032013
Book Detailing NYPD Surveillance Of Muslim Orgs, Mosques Released Today

NEWS: A book by AP journalists Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo detailing the NYPD surveillance program directed at NYC Muslims has been released today. The department has designated at least a dozen Terrorism Enterprise Investigations (TEIs) into NYC mosques and secular organizations, including the Bay Ridge-based Arab American Association of New York, according to the authors in a Huffington Post article last week.

Oct 242012
Golden NYPD Letter Contradicts Statement On Mosque Spying

POLITICS: At a recent candidate forum, State Senate hopeful Andrew Gounardes pointed out some contradictory statements by his opponent Marty Golden about the NYPD’s mosque surveillance program.

Oct 112012
Miss the debate at Dyker Civic? See the candidates again tonight at P.S. 170!

POLITICS: A second chance in three nights to see candidates for local office, including a rematch between Senator Marty Golden and his Democratic challenger, Andrew Gounardes, this time at a candidates’ forum at PS 170, hosted by the Arab American Association of New York.

Jun 272012
News That Makes Odyssey Happy: Bay Ridge Arab-American Activist Appointed To Community Board

Linda Sarsour, the Director of the Bay Ridge-based Arab-American Association of New York, is one of three new members of Community Board 10, according to a report by Will Bredderman on today. Woo! I’m very excited by this. Very, very excited. I really can’t begin to tell you how happy I am over this. [...]

May 312012

The Bay Ridge Community Council is holding its 61st annual dinner dance next at Mill Basin’s El Caribe Country Club next Thursday, June 7. The event, which begins at 7:00 p.m., will include a ceremony honoring two Civic Award recipients. This years’ honorees include Community Board 10 member Reverend Khader El-Yateem, as well as William [...]

Jan 272012
Sarsour: Screening of Islamophobic Film To Police Officers Part Of A "Larger Pattern Of Religious and Ethnic Bias"

BAY RIDGE, POLICE & FIRE: The director of a Bay Ridge-based Arab-American organization has called on Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to step down over his role in appearing in an anti-Muslim film, having it screened during mandatory counter-terrorism training sessions, and for the program of surveillance aimed at Arab and Muslim communities in New York.