Long Island

(Photo from the New York Immigration Coalition via Long Island Wins)

A Campaign for Driver’s Licenses for the Undocumented in NYS

Long Island, Transportation January 7, 2016 at 3:51 pm

Organizers behind the “Driver’s License Campaign Project” on Long Island, which advocates for driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants in New York state, say the issue is a matter of safety, Long Island Wins reports.

Pushing for better language access on Long Island (Photo via Long Island WINS)

Mixed Progress with Language Access on LI

Immigration, Long Island December 10, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Advocates noted some improvement in access to programs and services in other languages on Long Island, but said there is still work to be done, reports Long Island WINS.

Lilia Esperanza Aucapiña disappeared in October and was found by hunter a month later. (Photo via El Diario)

Another Death Rattles Hamptons Hispanic Community

Crime, Latino, Long Island December 9, 2015 at 5:36 pm

Organizations and relatives clamor for a full investigation of an Ecuadorean woman’s death, the second such case in the past year, El Diario reports.

Alexandra Ramón – Andrea Gabriela Armijo's sister – and her partner, Manuel Pucha, at their East Hampton house. Andrea Gabriela Armijo's body was found hanging from a tree on September 28, 2014. The Police deemed it a suicide, but the family is seeking to have the case reopened. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latinos Demand Equal Justice in the Hamptons 

Latino, Long Island, Police November 30, 2015 at 5:34 pm

The death of an Ecuadorean woman in the Hamptons, ruled a suicide by the police, has exposed the chasm between local authorities and the growing Hispanic community, El Diario reports.

The site of what was formerly "Lucy's Spa" massage parlor in Hempstead. (Photo via World Journal)

Nassau County Crackdown on Chinese Massage Parlors

Crime, East Asian, Long Island, Queens October 26, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Chinese massage parlors selling sex services are spreading from Queens into Long Island, law enforcement officials and others tell World Journal in the wake of the recent Nassau County arrest of some Flushing owners and managers.

The Islamic Center of Long Island (Photo via Long Island Press)

A New Interfaith Institute on Long Island

Long Island, Muslim October 22, 2015 at 1:58 pm

The Islamic Center of Long Island is opening an Interfaith Institute to promote understanding of various faiths in the community, especially among students, reports Long Island Press.

Marco Pellegrini, executive chef at the authentic Italian restaurant Caci in Southold. (Photo by Randee Daddona via Long Island Press and Northforker)

An Italian Chef Comes to Southold

Food, Long Island, Western European October 15, 2015 at 1:27 pm

A serendipitous encounter with a couple from Southold, Long Island, brought Marco Pellegrini from his executive chef position at Castello di Reschio near Perugia, Italy, to Caci North Fork, writes Long Island Wine Press.

Seferino Cotzojay, assistant winemaker from Bedell Cellars (Photo via Long Island Wins)

Empowering Latino Wine Workers on Long Island

Labor, Latino, Long Island September 22, 2015 at 4:59 pm

Latino employees working in the wine industry on Long Island’s East End will get the opportunity to organize and receive educational support through the Long Island Latino Vintners Association, reports Long Island Wins.

The Sylvester Manor House on Shelter Island will have guests in the attic as part of Joseph McGill’s Slave Dwelling Project. (Photo by Carrie Ann Salvi via The Sag Harbor Express)

Visiting Slave Dwellings on LI

African American, Black, History, Long Island August 12, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, will visit sites on Long Island where slaves once lived and discuss the need to preserve them, reports The Sag Harbor Express.

Performers at the July 4 fundraiser sponsored by Hellenic Relief Foundation. (Photo via The National Herald)

Helping Greeks in Need

Long Island, Western European July 16, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Hellenic Relief Foundation is sponsoring concerts, including a recent one on Long Island, to raise money to buy food for Greeks suffering during the country’s economic crisis, The National Herald reports.

Nigerian artist Moses Tuki recently graduated from the New York Academy of Art. Photo by Carl Glassman via Tribeca Trib)

Making Art from Scrap: A Nigerian Student Sculpts

African, Culture, Long Island, Manhattan July 15, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Moses Tuki, a Nigerian artist, made a giant sculpture from bike shop scrap and other cast-offs, using a “breakthrough” to avoid welding, Tribeca Trib reports.

Female workers of Quality King on Long Island are planning a protest to call for fair wages. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Hispanic Workers on Long Island Demand Equal Pay

Labor, Long Island, Women July 14, 2015 at 7:16 pm

Female factory employees who repack hair products for Quality King on Long Island say that men earn more while performing the same job, reports El Diario.

Shinnecock native Matauqus Tarrant leads Ross School students in a dance during the Shinnecock Green Corn Festival that was held on the grounds of the Ross Lower School on Wednesday, 6/17/15

Learning the Ways of the Shinnecock Nation

Culture, Education, Long Island, Native American July 2, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Members of the Shinnecock Nation on Long Island guided students in learning about Native American culture, The Sag Harbor Express reports.

Blimpie's franchisees Rahul Arora, left, and brother Rohit Arora, right, with Pat Conlin, a Long Island area developer. (Photo via Desi Talk)

Indian Americans and Franchises

Business, East Asian, Long Island June 19, 2015 at 4:53 pm

With many Indian Americans finding success in the franchise business, they are likely to have a noticeable presence at the International Franchise Expo at the Javits Center, reports Desi Talk, which profiles two brothers running a sub shop on Long Island.

(Photo by Ciorra Photography, Creative Commons license)

Latinos Sue Long Island Police Department for Profiling, Theft

Crime, Long Island, Police May 1, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Twenty-one Latino immigrants filed a class-action lawsuit against the Suffolk County Police Department claiming racial profiling and theft, El Diario reports.