Post Tagged with: "Center for an Urban Future"

Growing Old as an Immigrant in NYC

Growing Old as an Immigrant in NYC

Immigration, New York, Seniors, Video June 5, 2017 at 3:41 pm

BRIC TV takes a look at the challenges facing older immigrants who, according to a recent study, now make up nearly half of the city’s senior population.

MetroPCS, the cell phone store, led the way in commercial expansion in the Bronx, opening ten stores in the borough in 2015, according to the Center for an Urban Future. Norwood residents frequently stop by this store at 326 E. 204th Street.
(Photo by David Cruz)

In the Bronx, More Chain Stores

National retailers are opening more outlets in the Bronx, one sign of an improving business climate.

A Diversity Disparity in NYC

A Diversity Disparity in NYC

African, Culture, Labor, New York, Technology, Video September 25, 2015 at 5:03 pm

The latest episode of “Independent Sources” looks at how the tech industry can better reflect the city’s demographics, narrowing the racial pay gap through unionization, and an African playwrights festival.

Funding for ESL Classes Not Keeping Up With Demand?

Funding for ESL Classes Not Keeping Up With Demand?

African American, Immigration, Video February 25, 2015 at 4:00 pm

“Independent Sources” explores a recent report that finds the state is failing to keep up with the demand for ESL classes, and a book that pays homage to a relatively unknown Black artist who was active in fighting for civil rights.

Immigrant seniors chat in Chinatown's Columbus Park  as the sun goes behind the highrises on the west side. (Photo by Moriza, Flickr Creative Commons Licence)

Immigrant Seniors Heading to Queens

Asian, Demographics, Queens July 30, 2013 at 5:43 pm

A new report by the Center for an Urban Future has found Queens to have the highest number of immigrant seniors, with Flushing topping the list of neighborhoods with the highest concentration of elderly immigrants, reports The Queens Courier.

(Photo by Norman Oder via Brooklyn Bureau)

Budget Cuts Strain Library Branch Popular with Immigrants

East Asian, Education, In the News, Social Services June 20, 2013 at 7:15 pm

The McKinley Park branch of the Brooklyn Public Library in caters to a heavily Chinese immigrant population. But, as Brooklyn Bureau reports, years of funding cuts have hindered a library that has the particular task of serving immigrant patrons.