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Protesters on Wednesday had harsh words for the mayor, and claimed their neighborhood was being denied the protections afforded to others. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Chinatown and LES Protest Against Mayor Draws Citywide Supporters

Housing, Manhattan, New York December 9, 2016 at 4:39 pm

Protesters from neighborhoods across the city joined the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side in front of City Hall to rally against the mayor’s rezoning plans, reports City Limits.

Students at Junior High School 189 in Flushing sampling Korean food at lunchtime. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Cuisine Comes to Flushing School

East Asian, Education, Food December 9, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Kimchi came to a Flushing junior high school as part of a program to bring Korean cuisine to schools in Queens with large numbers of Korean students, reports Korea Daily.

A community member tells a panel of her concerns about a proposed shelter plan in Coney Island. (Photo by Jerry Del Priore via Bensonhurst Bean)

Concerns about a Proposed Shelter in Coney Island

Brooklyn, Housing, Women December 9, 2016 at 2:54 pm

Locals voiced their opposition to a proposed shelter for mothers and their children at a public meeting attended by officials and the director of the nonprofit Women in Need, Christine Quinn, reports Bensonhurst Bean.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Human Rights Commissioner Carmelyn Malalis (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Mayoral Roundtable on IDNYC, Immigrant Rights and More

Government, Immigration, New York December 8, 2016 at 10:03 pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to defend immigrants against potential attacks from the Trump administration at a meeting with representatives of the ethnic press held at City Hall, Queens Latino reports.

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DACA Students: Between Anguish and Hope

Immigration, Long Island December 8, 2016 at 4:49 pm

Noticia interviews devastated DACA students on Long Island whose dreams to study and work protected from deportation are put on hold by the election of Donald Trump.

Jangjung Rae, community organizer at MinKwon Center for Community Action, speaks at post-election immigration workshop on Dec. 6 in Flushing, Queens. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Immigrants Learn About Rights

East Asian, Immigration, Queens December 8, 2016 at 2:41 pm

MinKwon Center for Community Action held a briefing in Flushing to inform Korean immigrants about their rights, Korea Daily reports.

Stars of black theater, from left, Brandon Dirden, Douglas Turner Ward, Woodie King, Jr. and Rubin Santiago-Hudson, at Theatre 80 St Marks on Nov. 16. (Photo by Amy Russo via The Villager)

Black Theater Pioneers Honored in the East Village

African American, Culture, New York December 8, 2016 at 2:26 pm

A sidewalk ceremony honored Douglas Turner Ward and Woodie King Jr. as trailblazers in the Black theatre scene, reports The Villager.

Jonnel C. Doris, senior advisor for the City’s Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise program. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Opening the Bronx’s Doors to Minority and Women Entrepreneurs

Business, Government, New York, Women December 8, 2016 at 1:38 pm

Seeking to offer more access to contracts and better financing for minority and women-owned small businesses, the city is hosting a forum in the Bronx on Dec. 8, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Experts Warn Immigrants Against ‘Marriage Of Convenience’

Crime, Immigration December 8, 2016 at 12:04 pm

With the arrival of a Trump presidency, some immigrants are considering resorting to marriage fraud to protect themselves. However, experts warn that the risk is too high, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito at a press conference. The Council voted to pass a resolution to allow New York City to remain a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

New York Will Remain a Sanctuary City for Immigrants

Government, Immigration, New York December 7, 2016 at 5:02 pm

The City Council unanimously approved the resolution to reaffirm the city’s support for immigrants in a plenary session, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

At the community forum in East Flatbush, a police officer joins community resident in a discussion group. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

Exploring NYPD-Community Relations

Brooklyn, Communities, Police, Queens December 7, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Community-NYPD forums to explore stop-and-frisk and other police activities in various communities are being held by the court-mandated NYC Joint Remedial Process (JRP). Ditmas Park Corner and Times Ledger reported on two recent meetings.

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Kim on Attacks Against Asian Food Delivery Workers

Asian, Crime, Food, Labor December 7, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Assemblymember Ron Kim of Flushing is asking in an online survey whether attacks on Asian food delivery workers merit stiffer punishment, QNS reports.

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Little Oaxaca: How Mexican Immigrants Revived Poughkeepsie

Business, Mexican, New York December 7, 2016 at 1:37 pm

The rising Mexican population in the Hudson Valley, coupled with the success of the Guelaguetza Festival, has been instrumental in the revitalization of Poughkeepsie, now nicknamed “Little Oaxaca,” Diario de Mexico reports.

New York City Commissioner on Human Rights Carmelyn P. Malalis in her office. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Three-Day Hotline to Inform Trump-Wary Immigrants on Their Rights

Government, Immigration, New York December 6, 2016 at 5:27 pm

El Diario, other Hispanic media and pro-immigrant groups are partnering with the New York City Commission on Human Rights to offer an information hotline for three days for immigrants who want to know about how the Trump administration will affect them, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Volunteer Pam Sporn (background center) hangs a sign inside a beauty salon window on Bainbridge Avenue. She works alongside fellow volunteer John Losasso. (Photo by Wendy Joan Biddlecombe via Norwood News)

A Sign of Unity in the Bronx

Bronx, Muslim December 6, 2016 at 4:55 pm

A group of volunteers have reached out to businesses in Norwood, asking them to display a sign that reads “Standing with Muslims against Islamophobia and racism.” Norwood News speaks to some of the shop owners to get their reaction to the sign.