Measles Outbreak: MMR booster

More than 600 cases of measles have been confirmed in New York State since September. Of those cases, 466 are in Brooklyn and Queens as of May 6, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Many New Yorkers may need an MMR vaccine booster shot.

Brooklyn measles outbreak

Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency Tuesday in the wake of the rising number of measles cases centered in Williamsburg's Orthodox Jewish community. Health officials ordered nearly everyone in Williamsburg to be vaccinated for measles or face fines.

Sikh-focused lesson plans

Members of the New York City Department of Education and United Sikhs came together in Jamaica, Queens, to celebrate a new curriculum. Fifth and sixth graders in all five boroughs will learn about Sikhism. Sikh children are bullied in school at more than double the national rate, city officials said.

GQ: Skip the Bible

The Bible is the greatest bestseller in the history of the printed word. But GQ added it to its "skip list" at No. 12, calling it "repetitive, self-contradictory, sententious, foolish and even at times ill-intentioned."

Finding Faith: Science and religion

Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno is a theologian and accomplished scientist with advanced degrees from MIT and Harvard University. He also holds another distinctive title. As the director of the Vatican Observatory, he is known as the "Pope's astronomer." On a recent night, he shared his passions of science and spirituality with Catholic high school students at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in Manhattan.

Prom for people with special needs [Finding Faith]

A cheering crowd welcomed some young adults as they walked the red carpet before an unforgettable experience. For the proud parents, watching their son or daughter go to prom is something many never dreamed would be possible.

Social media bishop

Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport has Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat accounts. He explained that social media is a powerful force in young people's lives. It has affected the way they speak, socialize, and communicate. So three years ago, the bishop decided to tap into that power. In doing so, he is following the holy father's example.

Jehovah's Witnesses world HQ

About 40 miles northwest of a bustling New York City, a 45-acre complex sits on a tranquil lake in Warwick, New York. The new world headquarters, which opened last year, is home to about 800 Jehovah's Witnesses, who are volunteers that live, eat, and work here. Brooklyn was their home base for more than 100 years; 60 of those years inside the iconic Watchtower building in Brooklyn Heights. When they came to Warwick to build, the group tried to impact the natural environment as little as possible.