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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
MinKwon Center for Community Action held a briefing in Flushing to inform Korean immigrants about their rights, Korea Daily reports.
A sidewalk ceremony honored Douglas Turner Ward and Woodie King Jr. as trailblazers in the Black theatre scene, reports The Villager.
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.
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.
The City Council unanimously approved the resolution to reaffirm the city’s support for immigrants in a plenary session, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
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.
Assemblymember Ron Kim of Flushing is asking in an online survey whether attacks on Asian food delivery workers merit stiffer punishment, QNS reports.
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.
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.
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.