New York News
New Yorkers send message of solidarity, support to Marathon victims
BROOKLYN (WABC) -- From Bensonhurst to Boston, several dozen came out to pray and remember the victims of the marathon bombing. Arab Americans also joined in the call for peace, insisting diversity will make America stronger, not weaker.
New Yorkers began with prayers and a moment of silence.
On Sunday night, Brooklyn paused to remember the Boston victims.
Former State Senator David Storobin was born in the same place where the alleged terrorist brothers were born. Storobin, too received asylum. However, instead of turning on the country that welcomed him, he became a public servant and got involved in politics. Storobin says you can't always explain why some become radicalized, and others do not.
With the Verrazano Bridge in the background, and red, white and blue in the top, many Arab-Americans joined the candlelight vigil to condemn the attack and gather as one.
Many at the vigil said they will not forget Boston, just as other cities did not forget New York after the terrorist attacks on September 11th. Many also said that they are hoping to take a trip to Boston in the near future to show their support.
new york city, boston marathon bombings, boston marathon, boston marathon explosions, tamerlan tsarnaev, new york news, lucy yang
- Americans on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight ID'd 6 min ago
- AccuWeather: Milder, maybe a shower
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- Get WATCH ABC for your mobile device
- LI man accused of killing uncle, burying him in backyard
- Man in coma after Long Island City hit and run
- Photo released of Queens bank robbery suspect
- Hicksville car crash kills 81-year old woman 14 min ago
- Newtown to DC bike ride to push for gun control
- Mom accused of driving into surf with kids goes to court
- Mega Millions jackpot at $309 million after no winner
- Spring forward: Time to set the clocks ahead
- Sheila MacRae of 'The Honeymooners' dies at 92
- Photos: Famous deaths in 2014
- Americans on board missing Malaysia...
6 min ago
Eyewitness News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos