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Rodman Serrano fears that his Salvadoran parents, who have lived in New York for 24 years, may lose their TPS and are once again put at risk of deportation. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Salvadorans Live through a Nightmare with Possible End of TPS

Central American, Long Island May 25, 2017 at 5:27 pm

While Salvadorans in the NY area fear that the Trump administration will not extend their TPS protection or that it will do so only for six months as it did with Haitians, Long Island braces for a potential exodus that could undermine its economy, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis visited the Community News Group newsroom on May 18 to discuss her campaign for mayor. (Photo by Jordan Rathkopf via Times Ledger)

Malliotakis on de Blasio’s Policies

New York, Politics May 25, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Time Ledger published a wide-ranging interview with Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis.

Recovery work from Hurricane Sandy has finally begun at NYCHA's Coney Island Houses (photo via Kings County Politics)

Sandy Recovery Work Begins at Coney Island Houses

Brooklyn May 25, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Work has begun at NYCHA’s Coney Island Houses to repair the buildings four and half years after Hurricane Sandy hit, and to protect the buildings against damage in future storms, Kings County Politics reports.

Korean Grill Replaces Polish Icon in Greenpoint

Korean Grill Replaces Polish Icon in Greenpoint

East Asian, Eastern European, Food May 25, 2017 at 4:21 pm

While the owner of the Polish restaurant Lomzynianka was renovating, the landlord rented the space to a Korean restaurateur, reports Nowy Dziennik. The owner of Lomzynianka hopes to reopen elsewhere.

Hotel 50 Bowery (Photo by Shuhan Yu via World Journal)

‘Opium Den’ in New Chinatown Hotel Stirs Controversy

East Asian, Manhattan May 24, 2017 at 5:28 pm

World Journal finds differing views in Chinatown to news that Hotel 50 Bowery will have an opium den-themed lounge.

A visitor at the Viking Fest (Photo by Georgine Benvenuto via Brooklyn Daily)

Viking Fest Held in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Northern Europe, Traditions May 24, 2017 at 4:38 pm

The 17th annual Viking Fest was held May 22, Brooklyn Daily reports.

Protestors outside the 92nd Street Y’s gala May 15. (Photo via New York Jewish Week)

Protesting Over ‘Kosher Style’

Food, Jewish, Manhattan May 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The Jewish Week reports on a controversy over the food served at the 92nd Street Y’s gala on May 15.

Students from the BAM-Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation partnership who participated in the DanceAfrica education program performed at the DanceAfrica 2014 festival. (Screen shot via video)

Forty Years of DanceAfrica

African, Brooklyn, Culture May 24, 2017 at 3:22 pm

The performances at this year’s DanceAfrica, the country’s largest African dance festival, will follow the theme “The Healing Light of Rhythm: Tradition and Beyond” while honoring founder Chuck Davis who recently passed away, report Brooklyn media outlets.

Natalio Martinez, from Mexico, works at a street food cart in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard for Voices of NY)

Council Advances Bill Grading Food Carts Like Restaurants

Food, Government, New York May 23, 2017 at 10:29 pm

As the City Council Health Committee approved a bill requiring sanitary grades for food carts, some street vendors support it while expressing concerns about out of control inspections, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

City Launches New Anti-Bias Campaign

City Launches New Anti-Bias Campaign

Communities, Immigration, Media, New York May 23, 2017 at 4:49 pm

New York City is launching a new anti-discrimination campaign, #YouHaveRightsNYC.

Boricuas at the 32BJ SEIU headquarters (Photo via El Diario)

Show of Support for Embattled Puerto Rican Day Parade Board

Culture, Manhattan, Puerto Rican May 23, 2017 at 4:35 pm

As the National Puerto Rican Day Parade keeps losing sponsors, a group of Puerto Ricans rallied yesterday in support of the board’s controversial decision to honor Oscar López-Rivera, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The ‘Invisible Hands’ Supporting the NY Economy

The ‘Invisible Hands’ Supporting the NY Economy

Immigration, Labor, Video May 23, 2017 at 4:25 pm

NYCity News Service’s multimedia report, “Invisible Hands,” documents the contribution of hundreds of thousands of unauthorized laborers in New York City.

Ernesto Fidel Carpio, from Colombia, at his home in Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Colombia Seeks Victims of Civil Conflict to Offer Reparations

New York, South American May 23, 2017 at 1:03 pm

The Colombian consulate in New York is asking for nationals who may have been victims of the country’s decades-long armed conflict to register and apply for compensation under the recently signed peace accord, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

ReConnect Café Empowers Young Men in Bed-Stuy

ReConnect Café Empowers Young Men in Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn, Business, Youth May 22, 2017 at 5:11 pm

BRIC TV visits ReConnect Café, which gives economic opportunities to young men in Bed-Stuy who have been impacted by violence or the criminal justice system.

Leaders from the five organizations that form the Westchester Labor Alliance, during the press conference. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Alliance Defending Westchester Immigrant Workers Turns Five

Immigration, Labor, Metro Area May 22, 2017 at 4:47 pm

The Westchester Labor Alliance, which includes five activist groups, celebrated its fifth anniversary vowing to defend immigrant workers and fight wage theft, Westchester Hispano reports.