Marisol Alcantara has the support of Adriano Espaillat, the state senator – and likely soon-to-be member of Congress – whose seat she is looking to take over. However, her affiliation with the Senate Independent Democratic Conference has some concerned, including two of her opponents, reports Gotham Gazette.
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The Brooklyn Paper and The Jewish Press report on Crown Heights, 25 years after the turmoil that divided Black and Orthodox Jewish neighbors.
The City Council approved a law aiming to guarantee the rights of caregivers, many of whom are immigrant women of color, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Thousands lined the parade route for the India Day Parade marking the nation’s independence in 1947, reports News India Times.
Bangladeshi community members, religious leaders and elected officials were among those who attended the Peace and Unity Rally on Aug. 21 held in response to the shooting deaths of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin, reports Ditmas Park Corner.
Thirteen Korean-American organizations endorsed deployment of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) system in the Korean peninsula, Korea Daily reports.
Hundreds of tenants, especially Hispanics, are hoping for the passage of a bill guaranteeing attorneys to low-income tenants facing eviction, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
In a series of photos in Open City, a World Journal reporter identifies notable spots in her adapted home of Flushing that reflect the many Chinese and immigrant residents who make up the neighborhood.
A new lawsuit charges that Democratic party leaders in the Bronx have defrauded voters by controlling the process whereby candidates for office are chosen and receive backing, reports Hunts Point Express.
As Indians celebrate their country’s 70th Independence Day, Queens Tribune reports on how the community has grown and thrived in the borough.
A new mapping tool can help housing justice advocates in Brooklyn’s Bushwick, reports Bushwick Daily.
The Kauffman Foundation’s current Index of Entrepreneurs points to a noteworthy vitality in these communities when it comes to starting businesses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
The program director of the Bronx Culture Collective tells The Bronx Free Press that he hopes the art organization can help change the “Bronx is burning” image that continues to this day.
Rep. Grace Meng (D–NY) spoke with The Korea Times about her accomplishments and her concerns for immigrant, Asian and Korean issues as she seeks a third term in Congress representing the 6th Congressional District in NY.
The festive cultural manifestation of the Taíno Indians known as areíto has inspired the creation of a cultural, nonpartisan organization formed by New York Dominicans, El Diario/La Prensa reports.