Articles by: Voices of NY

Justin Thomas, Lauren Lattimore, and Wi-Moto Nyoka are reading an anti-lynching play from 1919. (Photo by Gwynne Hogan/Voices of NY)

Reviving Anti-Lynching Plays in Brooklyn

Black, Brooklyn, Featured Posts, History, Voices' Picks February 10, 2015 at 12:27 pm

In Brooklyn, staged readings of decades-old anti-lynching plays are part of “Forward Ferguson” activities.

New Yorkers Celebrate Obama’s Executive Order

New Yorkers Celebrate Obama’s Executive Order

In this package of reports, Voices of NY chronicles reactions to President Obama’s historic action to provide immigration relief to millions.

Teaching Dance Moves in Spanish Harlem

Teaching Dance Moves in Spanish Harlem

Culture, Featured Posts, Video, Voices' Picks November 4, 2014 at 4:01 pm

This month Violeta Galagarza celebrates 25 years of teaching at-risk kids in Spanish Harlem how to dance at her school, Keep Rising to the Top (KR3Ts).

Nisha Agarwal (Photo by Yehyun Kim for Voices of NY)

Commish Says Muni ID Will Improve Access to City for All

Featured Posts, Government, Immigration, New York, Video, Voices' Picks October 30, 2014 at 11:47 pm

Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Nisha Agarwal answers reporters’ questions about the municipal ID program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Advocates and community members rallied for more affordable housing at Astoria Cove. (Photo by Gwynne Hogan/ Voices of NY)

Astoria Cove: No Affordable Units for Most Needy

Business, Featured Posts, Housing, Queens, Voices' Picks October 20, 2014 at 6:43 pm

The Astoria Cove rezoning will set the bar for de Blasio’s affordable housing policy over the next few years. But as the plan stands, will it help the New Yorkers who need it most?

Troubled School Comes Back with S.W.A.G.G.E.R.

Troubled School Comes Back with S.W.A.G.G.E.R.

Best of 2014, Education, Featured Posts, Queens, Voices' Picks October 3, 2014 at 5:52 pm

A new principal and a new approach motivated students at one Far Rockaway middle school.

The 9th Annual Bushwick Gay Pride March was organized by the immigration advocacy group Make the Road New York (Photo by Natalia Aristizábal via El Diario).

Bushwick LGBT Parade Focuses on Transgender Rights

Brooklyn, Latino, LGBTQ July 14, 2014 at 2:13 pm

The 9th Annual Bushwick Pride march, organized by the immigration advocacy group Make the Road New York, set out to spotlight the transgender community, El Diario reports.

A public safety program at the Moore Houses isn’t working, say residents, because NYCHA hasn’t been monitoring (Photo by Joe Hirsch via Mott Haven Herald)

Safety Monitors Unwatched in NYCHA Complexes?

Bronx, Crime, Housing July 11, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Residents of some public housing complexes in the Bronx say expensive security systems have done nothing to deter crime, Mott Haven Herald reports.

(Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Make the Road NY: Filling a Community Need

Immigration, Latino, Long Island, Social Services July 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm

La Tribuna Hispana speaks with Irma Solís, a community organizer with Make the Road New York.

Lichuang Zhu (second from left) and Yijun Wang (first from left) urge tenants of Flushing co-ops and condominiums to raise their awareness of their rights. (Photo via Ming Pao)

Chinese Residents Blast Co-op, Condo Managers

East Asian, Housing, Queens July 11, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Chinese residents of poorly run Flushing co-ops and condos are trying to replace management companies and boards, Mingpao reports.

(Photo courtesy of Make the Road New York via Brooklyn Based)

Pride Parade in a Changing Bushwick

Black, Brooklyn, Labor, Latino, LGBTQ July 10, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Brooklyn Based writes about the forthcoming Bushwick Pride parade, whose organizers say there is a long-established black and Latino LGBTQ community that objects to recent arrivals touting a “newer, friendlier gay Bushwick.”

New police recruits getting a tour of Harlem from Rev. Vernon Williams (Photo by Bill Moore via The Amsterdam News)

Confronting Gun Violence in NYC

African American, Brooklyn, Crime, New York, Youth July 10, 2014 at 5:16 pm

In three articles, the Amsterdam News reports on community action to oppose the shootings and violence which appear to have picked up in certain NYC neighborhoods this summer.

Celebrating Argentina's victory in Queens (Photo by Gustavo Martinez)

World Cup Brings Tears of Joy, and Sorrow

Latino, Manhattan, Queens, Sports July 10, 2014 at 4:49 pm

El Diario covers the shifting emotions of the World Cup with stories on Argentina’s win and Brazil’s defeat.

A view of Vinegar Hill in Brooklyn, a neighborhood once heavily populated by the Irish. (Photo by Hetx, Creative Commons license)

When Brooklyn Was Irish

A new novel about the Irish in Brooklyn and a movie based on the Colm Tóibín novel “Brooklyn” both remind of a time when the Irish had a big influence in the borough, Irish Voice notes.

Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Photo by Patrick Wall via  Chalkbeat)

How Will Failing Schools Be Saved?

Education, New York, Youth July 8, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña hasn’t detailed plans to help the city’s troubled schools, but interventions must begin with the school year in September, reports Chalkbeat.