A “March Against Hate” in Bay Ridge and a commemoration event at Queens College are among the events over the weekend in honor of Martin Luther King, neighborhood publications report. Meanwhile, Amsterdam News looks at how King’s birthday comes five days before Donald Trump’s inauguration.
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Aggrieved tenants of rent-controlled properties attended a town hall on Jan. 10 to urge that new legislation force the DOB to penalize landlords using “construction as harassment.”
An exhibit at the Museum at Eldridge Street features postcards from the early 20th century that portray the life of immigrants from Eastern Europe on the Lower East Side, reports Tablet.
Le’Jemalik, opening soon in Bay Ridge, will give peace of mind to women who wear a hijab, according to Brooklyn Reporter.
Created by a group of Mexican friends from Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Trusty Amigos is a dog-walking and pet care cooperative that operates in the five boroughs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
City Limits writes about how NYC originally planned not to retain records as part of its IDNYC program, and how the current controversy over the records could have been averted.
The planned closure of three Bronx schools, among a total of six schools the DOE will close due to poor academic performance, causes worry among the mostly Hispanic parents, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
The Zlatne Uste Golden Festival, featuring Balkan brass bands, runs Jan. 13-14 in Park Slope, reports Brooklyn Paper.
A cooperative from Puebla, Mexico, seeks investors among the Mexican community in New York to create jobs instead of depending on remittances, Diario de México USA reports.
NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, noting the contribution of immigrants to the city economy, said Jan. 11 that “we have not just a moral imperative to be true to our values and stand up to anti-immigrant policies, but an economic imperative as well.”
Bklyner heads to Sheepshead Bay and Brighton Beach to get the reaction of immigrants from the former Soviet Union to the relationship between Russia and the president-elect.
Local 78, a Queens-based union with 1,700 Ecuadorean members, is leading the New York efforts to help victims of the earthquake in Ecuador, Impacto New York reports.
Business owners in Flushing expressed concern about parking spaces taken up by NYPD patrol cars, making it difficult for customers to find a place to park, Korea Daily reports.
Despite post-election fears of massive deportations, the large Mexican community in New Jersey does not show signs of going away, Reporte Hispano reports.
An analyst from the New Jersey Policy Perspective argues that the municipal IDs in New Jersey are safer for immigrants than New York City’s, Reporte Hispano reports.