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For Tribeca Doorman, Path to Citizenship Began on a Whim

For Tribeca Doorman, Path to Citizenship Began on a Whim

Immigration September 7, 2012 at 11:55 am

Tribeca doorman Limmy Lala had never planned to leave Albania or became an American citizen, the Tribeca Trib reported, but he applied for the citizenship lottery to humor a friend. Now he has built a life here.

Su Zhen Chen and her son Private Danny Chen. (Facebook via DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: First Military Trial in Death of Pvt. Danny Chen

Crime, Politics July 23, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Today’s stories include army trials in the death of Pvt. Danny Chen, the “purging” of Florida and Colorado’s voter rolls, an update on the sex abuse scandal in Brooklyn’s Orthodox community and the announcement that President Barack Obama has recruited an Indian-American celebrity to help him register voters.

A new exhibit surveys more than two centuries of Caribbean art. (Photo by Justin Mitchell/Fi2W)

Voices in Focus: How Were Translation Services at Yesterday’s Primary?

Crime, Culture, Politics June 27, 2012 at 10:07 am

In today’s roundup, we’re asking how translation services went during yesterday’s primary; we have news of a new concession from the Brooklyn District Attorney in the ongoing Orthodox child sex abuse scandals; and a report on an ambitious exhibit of Caribbean art.

(Photo by Zaira Cortes / EDLP)

Fund Seeks to Address Police Profiling of Transgender Women

Crime, LGBTQ May 22, 2012 at 2:15 pm

El Diario La Prensa has reported that transgender women often face harassment from police, who assume they’re prostitutes. Last week the publication profiled Lorena Borjas, who has started a fund to provide transgender people in Queens, especially immigrants, with financial and legal aid after being arrested.

President’s Same-Sex Marriage Stance Wins Accolades in Ethnic, Local Press

President’s Same-Sex Marriage Stance Wins Accolades in Ethnic, Local Press

LGBTQ, Media May 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm

President Barack Obama’s revelation that he “personally” supports same-sex marriage — in a taped interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts — has sparked a range of reactions from the ethnic press and New York City’s community media. Many took the opportunity to debunk assumptions about their community’s stance on same-sex marriage.

Photo via New York Ilbo

Japanese Effort to Remove N.J. ‘Comfort Women’ Monument Angers Koreans

History, Politics May 10, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Efforts by Japanese government officials to remove the first U.S. monument to the Asian women forced into sexual slavery by Japan’s army during World War II has infuriated Koreans. New Jersey town officials say that Japanese legislators offered library books and trees in return for removing a monument to the “Comfort Women.”

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes says the ‘tight-knit’ nature of the Orthodox community makes it impossible to disclose the identities of abuse suspects without also identifying their victims. (KINGS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE)

Newspaper Presses For Names of Orthodox Sex Abuse Suspects

Crime, Opinion May 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm

The Jewish Daily Forward continues its call for the release of the names of Orthodox Jews charged in sex abuse cases. Brooklyn prosecutors have refused to release the names of Hasidic suspects, arguing that the community’s close ties make it easy to identify victims of abuse.

LGBT Advocates Say State Budget for Homeless Youth Falls Short

LGBT Advocates Say State Budget for Homeless Youth Falls Short

Housing, LGBTQ April 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Since state funding to programs for runaway and homeless youth was drastically cut in last year’s budget, advocates have fought to restore the funding. This year’s allocation saw a slight uptick, but the increase fell far short of the restoration they had hoped for.

An image of Drake dancing at his first bar mitzvah, from his latest hip hop video. (Photo via YouTube)

Drake’s ‘Re-Bar Mitzvah’ Video: Respectful or Offensive?

Culture, Video April 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm

The Jewish Week explored the flap over hip-hop superstar Drake’s latest music video, which features scenes of him and fellow rapper Lil Wayne partying at his own “re-bar mitzvah” at a synagogue in Miami, while performing a song that contains profanities and sexual references.

Rubber checks: Dominican Consulate in N.Y. suffers financial trouble

Uncategorized May 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

Contrary to its reputation as the “gold mine” for its strong collecting power, the Dominican Consulate of New York wrote several bad checks in the beginning of April. In other words, their checks bounced like balls. This situation, which spread like wildfire, left the check recipients bewildered. One of theRead More