Post Tagged with: "Bangladeshis"

Watch party in Kensington (Photo by Hasiba Haq via Ditmas Park Corner)

Kensington Immigrants React to Trump Win

Brooklyn, Elections 2016, South Asian November 9, 2016 at 6:03 pm

Reaction in Kensington to Donald Trump’s win was mixed, finds Ditmas Park Corner.

Bangladeshi community members in Kensington join community liaison Rubina “Ruby” Abdul (second from the left) and City Council member Brad Lander (holding ribbon) in announcing a new office annex for Bangla speakers. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

Brad Lander Opens Office for Bangla Speakers

Brooklyn, Government, Social Services, South Asian October 24, 2016 at 4:05 pm

City Council member Brad Lander will open an office annex in Kensington to help the Bangladeshi community access city services, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

(Photo by Rahima Nasa via Open City)

Bangladeshi Theater Troupe Addresses Trauma

Culture, Queens, South Asian, Women, Youth October 19, 2016 at 12:58 pm

A group of young Bangladeshi-American women use folk theater to open up dialogue about trauma in their community, reports Open City.

One of Zakaria Ahmed's photos in the exhibit "The Other Side of Me" at LaGuardia Community College (Courtesy of Zakaria Ahmed)

Bangladesh Through an Immigrant’s Lens

Culture, Environment, Queens, South Asian September 9, 2016 at 2:32 pm

“The Other Side of Me,” a photo exhibit on display at LaGuardia Community College, features photos by alumnus Zakaria Ahmed, taken during a trip back to his native country of Bangladesh.

(Photo courtesy of  Shahana Hanif's Twitter page)

Kensington Rally Unites Local Mosques for the First Time

Brooklyn, Muslim, South Asian August 23, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Bangladeshi community members, religious leaders and elected officials were among those who attended the Peace and Unity Rally on Aug. 21 held in response to the shooting deaths of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

In the wake of the killings of a Queens imam and his assistant, Brooklynites rallied. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

‘Muslim Lives Matter’ – Communities React to Killings

Brooklyn, Muslim, Queens, South Asian August 16, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Ditmas Park Corner and Queens Chronicle report on Muslim community members in Brooklyn and Queens reacting to the killings of an imam and his assistant over the weekend.

Kensington women organized an August vigil for 13-year-old Samiul Alam Rajon, who was attacked and killed in Sylhet. (Photo by Sania Ahmed via Open City Magazine)

Bangladeshi in Brooklyn Rally

Brooklyn, South Asian September 8, 2015 at 11:52 am

Bangladeshi in Brooklyn came together to rally against violent incidents in Bangladesh, Open City reports.

Mohammed "Khokon" Rahman hosts a World Cup viewing at his restaurant in Parkchester. [Photograph by Chris Crowley]

A Bangladeshi ‘Living Room’ in the Bronx

Bronx, Business, Demographics, Food, Housing, In the News, South Asian August 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm

A restaurant in Parkchester is contributing to the rise and growth of the Bangladeshi community in the Bronx, reports Real Cheap Eats.

(Photo by Tanwi Nandini Islam via Open City)

Strength through Samosas

Bronx, Food, In the News, Manhattan, Video, Women July 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

A Bangladeshi women’s workers cooperative based in East Harlem is selling samosas to local businesses to economically empower its members, reports Open City.

Bangla Boom in the Bronx

Bangla Boom in the Bronx

Bronx, In the News, South Asian, Video June 27, 2014 at 4:03 pm

CUNY TV’s Independent Sources visits Parkchester to find out how Bengalis found their way to the neighborhood in the eastern Bronx.

In Jackson Heights (Photo by Fran Simó, Creative Commons license)

Indian Elections Could Have Local Effects

Immigration, In the News, LGBTQ, Politics, South Asian May 15, 2014 at 9:29 pm

With Narendra Modi as the next prime minister of India, New York could see an increase in the number of Indian immigrants, due to stronger economic ties as well as his party’s stance on homosexuality, reports Gotham Gazette.

(Photo by Liam La Guerre via Queens Courier)

Vigil on Anniversary of Bangladeshi Factory Collapse

Queens, South Asian April 24, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Together with the local Bangladeshi community, officials in Queens honored the over 1,000 who perished in the garment factory disaster, reports Queens Courier.

Muslim men, mainly Bangladeshis, observed the end of Ramadan, or Eid, in an East New York parking lot. (Photo by Abigail Savitch-Lew via Brooklyn Bureau)

Brooklyn’s Growing Bangladeshi Enclave

Brooklyn, Culture, Demographics, In the News, South Asian August 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm

The City Line area of East New York is fast becoming an enclave of the burgeoning Bangladeshi community, reports the Brooklyn Bureau. The area has undergone a rapid demographic change over the last decade.

Bangladeshi Childhood Spurs Life in Journalism

Bangladeshi Childhood Spurs Life in Journalism

Abu Taher, editor of the weekly Bangla Patrika, wrote his first story at age 14.

Jasmeet Sidhu/The Bronx Ink

Bangladeshi Hub Grows in North Bronx

Bronx, Demographics, South Asian December 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm

The Parkchester area of the Bronx, Astoria in Queens and Kensington in Brooklyn have long been known for their Bangladeshi enclaves, but there is another Bangladeshi hub growing in the Bronx’s Norwood, reports Bangla Patrika in its print edition.