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Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez, Senator Adriano Espaillat and elected Assembly Member Carmen de la Rosa met with tenants living at 78 Thayer Street in Upper Manhattan to make their claim. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Uptown Landlords Accused of Warehousing Apartments

Housing, Latino, Manhattan October 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm

Washington Heights elected officials and residents denounced landlords who keep their apartments empty as a dirty tactic to end affordable housing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A protester holds a sign at the 19th silent march against domestic violence in Flushing. (Photo by Gina Martinez via Times Ledger)

Marching in Flushing Against Domestic Violence

East Asian, Queens, Social Services October 20, 2016 at 2:02 pm

The 19th annual march against domestic violence sponsored by the Korean American Family Service Center was held in Flushing, and drew community members and local politicians, Times Ledger reports.

The official version of the app will be launched in Spanish on November 2. (Photo by Camille Padilla-Dalmau via El Diario)

New App to Protect Minority Voters Launched

Elections 2016, Latino, New York October 20, 2016 at 1:54 pm

The New York-based LatinoJustice organization has created an app in which minority voters will be able to report complaints at the polls in several states on Nov. 8, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Steven Banks, NYC Commissioner of the Department of Social Services at the Oct. 19 briefing at the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (Photo by Julius Motal for CCEM)

Stopping the Growth Trajectory in NYC Homeless

Government, Housing, New York, Social Services October 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Steven Banks, New York City commissioner of the Department of Social Services, told community and ethnic reporters Oct. 19 at a briefing at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism that the city had succeeded in stopping the trajectory of growth in homelessness.

Osman Canales (third from the right) and Dr. Fernández (in the gray suit) with some of the collaborators. (Photo via NoticiaLI)

Hope and Lessons at Long Island DREAMers Conference

Education, Immigration, Latino, Long Island October 19, 2016 at 5:32 pm

More than 500 students participated in an emotional Second Annual Long Island DREAMers Conference, Noticia reports.

City Campaigns Against Islamophobia, State Helps ‘Naturalize NY’

City Campaigns Against Islamophobia, State Helps ‘Naturalize NY’

Immigration, Muslim, New York, Video October 19, 2016 at 5:04 pm

The latest episode of “Independent Sources” examines the city’s “I Am Muslim, I Am NYC” campaign and a state program to help immigrants pay for the cost of applying for citizenship.

Juan Carlos Segarra with a typical Andean dish. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Queens Latino)

In Queens, a Host of New Restaurants Add Flavor

Food, Latino, Queens October 19, 2016 at 5:03 pm

A series of restaurant reviews by Queens Latino for the past few months reflect a boom of new culinary offerings – including Brazilian, Bolivian and Andean fusion – in the borough.

(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.

(Photo by Dave Hosford, Creative Commons license)

Hope, Distrust as NYPD Expands Neighborhood Watch Program

Latino, New York, Police October 19, 2016 at 12:54 pm

As the city is expanding its program to improve relations and collaboration between the NYPD and local communities, some Hispanic residents welcome the initiative and others are skeptical, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Trump lighting the lamp in Humanity United Against Terror event in Edison, New Jersey. (Photo by Mohammed Jaffer/SnapsIndia)

Some Came for the Bollywood Show, Others for Trump

Elections 2016, Metro Area, South Asian October 18, 2016 at 6:54 pm

While not everyone who attended the Bollywood-themed “Humanity United Against Terror” event in Edison, New Jersey, turned out to see Trump, those who did tell Desi Talk why they support the Republican candidate for president.

L. to r.: Lindsay Lloyd, deputy director of the Human Freedom initiative at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, Oh Joon, ambassador and permanent representative of Republic of Korea to the United Nations in New York, Joseph Kim, North Korea human rights activist and student at Bard College, Victor Cha, fellow at the George W. Bush institute and senior advisor and Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Kang Chol Hwan, president of the North Korea Strategy center and journalist at the Chosun Ilbo. (Photo via Korea Daily)

A New Initiative to Help North Koreans in U.S.

East Asian, Education, Immigration October 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm

A new initiative to provide financial support to North Korean refugees in the U.S. was announced at The Korea Society, reports Korea Daily.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Youths Preserve Traditional Afro-Peruvian Dance

Culture, Metro Area, South American, Youth October 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Young Peruvian Americans in Paterson, New Jersey, are learning festejo, a traditional Afro-Peruvian dance, Reporte Hispano reports.

A food vendor in Flushing (Photo via World Journal)

In Flushing, Doubts on Food Vendor Bills

East Asian, Food, Queens October 18, 2016 at 3:24 pm

In two stories, World Journal reports on Chinese food vendors in Flushing – their mixed reaction to the news that the City Council might double the number of permits, and what businesses and residents in Flushing say about the smoke and garbage food vendors create.

Agustina Candelario, 69, is the “quinceañera” of the group. She used to work at travel agencies before retiring and being diagnosed with diabetes. (Photo by Maritza Villela via El Diario)

Will a Beloved Senior Center Close?

Manhattan, Seniors, Women October 18, 2016 at 2:06 pm

A group of immigrant senior women in Washington Heights expressed worry about how the possible closing of the ARC XVI Fort Washington Senior Center will affect their lives, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Sandra Mejías, at the training offered to Latino religious leaders on mental health. (Photo from the DOHMH)

Hispanic Religious Leaders Learn about Mental Health

Health, Latino, New York, Queens, Religion October 17, 2016 at 6:21 pm

The city’s health department is reaching out to Hispanic religious leaders to train them to deal with mental illnesses that most affect Latinos, El Diario/La Prensa reports.