About Helal

aboutpictures.jpgHelal Abu Sheikh came to the United States from Bangladesh at the age of 17 and eventually settled in Woodhaven. Today, he continues to work there as a school teacher and community advocate.

Mr. Sheikh attended New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of The City University of New York (CUNY) in Brooklyn, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in computer information in 2000. At City Tech, he was the first student of Southeast Asian descent to be elected president of the Student Government Association. He also was an active member of the college’s Muslim Student Association, Spanish Club and Asian Club. While in undergraduate school, Mr. Sheikh worked as a waiter and receptionist at the Metropolitan Club.

Following graduation, he went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Adolescent Mathematics Education from Brooklyn College/CUNY. Soon after completing his schooling, he went to work for the New York City Board of Education as a public school teacher.

Mr. Sheikh is a responsible, dedicated and caring person concerned about the well being of the community. He is a former candidate for New York City Council, District 37. An Ozone Park, NY resident for nearly 20 years, he is intimately acquainted with the neighborhoods that comprise Council District 32. As a community advocate, husband to a doctor and father of three, he is committed to making a difference in the lives of all citizens of District 32.

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 Helal Sheikh lives in Ozone Park with his wife, Tania, a doctor practicing internal medicine in New York City, and their three children.

 

 

 

 

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commented 2014-08-22 01:05:07 -0400 · Flag
Mr. Helal Sheikh,
I am M. A. Khaleque, MD., Pacific Group in Bangladesh. I urgently need to contact you. Would you pls let me know your phone numbers or Email Address.

My email Address is " khaleque@pacificgroupbd.net"
commented 2013-11-24 09:30:41 -0500 · Flag
TY :)
commented 2013-09-04 13:46:25 -0400 · Flag
Respected Sir,
I know this may not be on your list of issues or even any concerns but as they saw, a drowning man catches at straws.
I am from Lahore and my wife is a U.S. citizen. We have been married since December 2011. I have applied for an immigrant visa and had my interview back in March 2013. Ever since, I have been put in “Administrative Process” like many other Pakistanis. Unfortunately, there is no check and balance on this process and the embassy people or the Consul Officer can play God in this matter. They never give any satisfactory reply as to when the dreaded administrative process will be over or what is taking them so long. My wife called the department of state twice and she was told that all the name and background checks on me are clear and they are just waiting for the Islamabad embassy to ask them to issue a visa.
I wonder if there is anyone out there, who can and is willing to bring this issue to the respective authorities so the people like me who are stuck in this dark abyss can be united with our loved ones. The only purpose of writing to you is because I see you have access to the resourceful people over there who might voice out and draw some attention to this matter in Congress and maybe, just maybe the government could recognize this as an issue or a problem at hand.
Regards,
Sheraz Mahmood.