Meet the Azerbaijani journalist turned Brooklynite restaurant owner

Ramel Huseynov ran a talk show back in Azerbaijan, but it got shut down after he started discussing revenues at the state-controlled oil company in the energy-rich country. Unable to find work after that, he recently moved to Brooklyn, where he’s opened a Turkish restaurant. Turkish food is similar to Azerbaijani, but more recognizable for Americans, according to him. My latest words/pics:


Gender-segregated beaches in New York City

A councilman has proposed having two beach days, one solely for men and one solely for women, at a public college this summer to accommodate observant Jewish and Muslim swimmers who don’t go to beaches with members of the opposite sex. But now the school that agreed to host the events is looking into whether they can legally do so: