A downtown exhibit recalls the culture and history of the "Little Syria" neighborhood that made up a section of lower Manhattan at the turn of the 20th century before the construction of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the WTC, reports Downtown Express.
Lothar Osterburg has lived in New York for 20 years but his immigrant roots have shaped his work, which looks at the city from the perspective of an outsider. Feet in 2 Worlds features an audio podcast on the artist, whose work is currently on display in subway cars.
Edwin Hercules spent his teen years as an undocumented immigrant in a new country, shrouded in fear from school bullies and ICE, he tells ImmigraNation. But Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has meant new opportunities for a young man who serves as his family's lifeline.
The City Council is once again considering legislation that would give legal residents the right to vote in municipal elections but this time supporters believe they can override a potential veto from Mayor Bloomberg, reports El Diario and Queens Latino.
Nearly 13 percent of Asian Americans in New York State lack health insurance but the Filipino community ranks high in terms of coverage, reports Cristina DC Pastor in a story published in The FilAm.
Esthela Multiservices, Inc. in Jackson Heights advertised that they would find apartments for their clients but some of the primarily immigrant clients now allege that the company took their money and have yet to find housing, reports El Diario-La Prensa.
The crowded New York premiere of the Nepali movie “Visa Girl” became more than a testimony to the rising popularity of South Asian filmmaking. Profits were directed to the non-profit organization Empower1, which helps the street children of Nepal.