Aftermath of the 1920 Wall St. bombing, blamed first on Russian bolsheviks and later on Italian anarchists. (Photo via City Limits)

Some Perspective on Admitting Syrian Refugees

History, Immigration, Middle Eastern, New York, Opinion November 17, 2015 at 4:47 pm

In the wake of the Paris attacks, some counterarguments to the worries over admitting refugees, in City Limits – and from Mayor Bill de Blasio.

La Rogativa, a sculpture in San Juan depicting the local resistance to the British naval blockade in 1797. (Photo by Oscar F. Hevia, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Time for New Ideas for Puerto Rico

Featured Posts, Opinion, Puerto Rican, Voices' Picks October 14, 2015 at 1:37 pm

In this opinion piece, a member of the Humanities Department at the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, puts forward some new ideas for solving the island’s crisis.

Representatives of the Korean community in Palisades Park at a briefing on July 15 following the revocation of the parking fee increase. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Opinion: In Palisades Park, Korean Clout at Work

Business, East Asian, Metro Area, Opinion July 22, 2015 at 5:53 pm

The Korean community in Palisades Park, New Jersey, has succeeded in getting the mayor to reverse a plan to increase parking fees in the business area, which is dominated by Korean-owned businesses, Korea Daily reports.

(Photo via The Haitian Times)

Opinion: ‘We Are All Immigrants of Some Nation’

Caribbean, Dominican, Opinion July 8, 2015 at 4:53 pm

An editorial in The Haitian Times explores the broader implications of the Dominican Republic’s actions against Dominico-Haitians.

The entrance to Queens Theatre in Flushing Park and its director, Taryn Sacramone. (Photos via Queens Latino)

Opinion: An End to Latino Artistic Expression in Queens

Culture, Latino, Opinion, Queens June 11, 2015 at 4:32 pm

In an opinion piece, Javier Castaño of Queens Latino mourns the loss of the Latino Cultural Festival, which comes at a time when city officials say they want to encourage cultural activities in city neighborhoods.

Roosevelt Avenue in Queens (Photo via Queens Latino)

Opinion: Supporters of Roosevelt Avenue BID Engage in ‘Magical Thinking’

Business, Immigration, Opinion, Queens May 15, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Supporters of the Roosevelt Avenue BID haven’t analyzed how local, immigrant-owned businesses may be affected, argues an opinion piece in Queens Latino.

A recent demonstration against the expansion of the 82nd BID to Roosevelt Avenue. (Photo by Javier Castaño for Queens Latino)

Opinion: 82nd Street Partnership and the ‘Politics of Exclusion’

Business, Opinion, Queens March 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm

An opinion piece in Queens Latino argues that the recent agreement on the expansion of the 82nd Street BID to Roosevelt Avenue does not take sufficient account of dissenting views.

Since his campaign for the mayoral position in 2013, Mayor de Blasio has rarely made an appearance in Chinatown, writes Sing Tao Daily's Lotus Chau. De Blasio is pictured here during his public advocate tenure at Better Chinatown Society's Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival on Feb. 9, 2013. (Photo via Flickr/Creative Commons license)

Opinion: de Blasio Doesn’t Care About Asians

Asian, Government, New York, Opinion March 19, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Failure so far to add the Lunar New Year to the school calendar, participate in Asian-related celebration events, or set foot in Chinatown suggests Mayor Bill de Blasio has been disregarding the Asian community, argues a commentary piece in Sing Tao Daily.

De Blasio at the 2015 Rockaway St. Patrick's Day parade (Photo via Irish Central)

Opinion: How de Blasio has ‘Angered’ the Irish

New York, Opinion, Western European March 13, 2015 at 5:07 pm

In an opinion piece, Irish Central enumerates the ways in which Mayor Bill de Blasio has “angered” the Irish community in NYC.

Peter Liang in Brooklyn court on Feb. 11 (Photo via World Journal)

Opinion: No Chinese Should be a Scapegoat

Brooklyn, East Asian, Opinion, Police February 16, 2015 at 10:43 am

In an editorial, World Journal says that many Chinese worry that NYPD officer Peter Liang, indicted by a grand jury for murder, may be made into a scapegoat for racial tensions between the police and Black communities. But the paper warns against a rush to judgment.

Mariel Fiori, managing editor of La Voz. (Photo via La Voz)

Opinion: 2015, the Year of Citizenship

Immigration, Latino, Opinion February 13, 2015 at 2:34 pm

In an editorial, Mariel Fiori, managing editor of the Hudson Valley-based publication La Voz, urges immigrants, especially Mexicans and other Latinos, to seek citizenship in 2015.

Carlos Menchaca at a Red Hook event last year. (Photo via The Red Hook Star Revue)

Opinion: Menchaca ‘Has Held Fast to Principles’

Brooklyn, Business, Opinion, Politics February 6, 2015 at 5:40 pm

The Red Hook Star-Revue offers a spirited defense of Carlos Menchaca, who was ousted as co-leader of the Brooklyn City Council delegation on Feb. 5.

(Photo by Thomas Hawk, Creative commons license)

Opinion: The Rockaways Need More Than a Ferry

Opinion, Politics, Queens February 6, 2015 at 5:16 pm

An editorial in The Wave expresses disappointment at what Mayor Bill de Blasio had to say about the Rockaways.

Angelo Cabrera in Mott Haven (Photo by Natalie Fertig for Mott Haven Herald)

Editor Urges Help for Cabrera

Bronx, Education, Immigration, Mexican, New York, Opinion January 21, 2015 at 5:12 pm

The founder of MASA has been denied legal immigration status to the U.S., and Mott Haven Herald’s Bernard L. Stein urges action to help him.

Waving a Haitian flag to show support for protesters during "Millions March." (Photo via Haitian Times)

Opinion: Haitians and African Americans ‘Trapped in the Same Story’

Black, Caribbean, Government, Opinion January 13, 2015 at 2:20 pm

On the anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, Jean McGianni Celestin writes in the Haitian Times about the parallels between the struggles of the Haitian people and Black communities in the U.S.