Articles by: karenpennar

Housing 2.0: ‘The Power of Advocacy’

Housing 2.0: ‘The Power of Advocacy’

Government, Housing, New York November 16, 2017 at 4:50 pm

City Limits sees some changes in the city’s housing policy reflected in its new plan.

City Agencies: Doing a Bit Better on Minority Contracting

City Agencies: Doing a Bit Better on Minority Contracting

Business, New York November 16, 2017 at 3:33 pm

City Comptroller Scott Stringer found “promising signs” in his assessment of city agencies contracting with minority- and women-owned businesses.

Honorees of the 2017 Ambassador Awards, presented by TimesLedger newspapers to Queens immigrants who have made a difference in our community in the fields of medicine, art, business, law and philanthropy. (Photo by Michael Shain via Times Ledger)

‘Queens Heroes’ Celebrated

Twenty-five immigrants from different fields were honored by Times Ledger.

Members of the Street Vendor project join hands and chant "Vendor power!" and "Se, se puede!" at the end of the International Street Vendors Day celebration.(Photo by Samantha Maldonado for Voices of NY)

Street Vendors Celebrate and Organize

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, New York November 15, 2017 at 5:04 pm

At the fifth annual International Street Vendors Day celebration, organizers brought attention to a Council bill that would add nearly 4,500 vending permits in the city.

The Jwan Kanj family in Bay Ridge. (Photo by Georgine Benvenuto via Brooklyn Paper)

Help in Resettling in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern November 15, 2017 at 4:40 pm

Displaced persons get help from a new special fund begun by the Arab American Family Support Center, reports Brooklyn Paper.

An "UpStander" training workshop. (Photo courtesy of the Center for Anti-Violence Education)

How to Be an ‘Upstander’

Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, New York November 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Learn how to be an “upstander,” not a bystander, when you see someone being harassed for who they are or what they look like.

(Photo by Tequila Minksy)

A Walk in East Harlem

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan November 10, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Photos from a photo walk in East Harlem in October.

Ram Kumar, Untitled, Oil on canvas, 1961, 20.0 x 31.0 in. 50.8 x 78.7 cm. Signed in HIndi and dated in English (lower left) ‘Ram Kumar 61’. (Photo via News India Times)

Art, Music and Dance of India

Culture, New York, South Asian November 9, 2017 at 2:45 pm

News India Times reports on dance, music and visual arts from India on display in NYC.

Margaret Chin and supporters (Photo by Carl Glassman via Tribeca Trib)

How Key Council Races Shook Out

Elections 2017, New York November 8, 2017 at 4:02 pm

There were few surprises in the results of many council races across the city on Nov. 7.

(Photo via Long Island Wins)

Remembering Marcelo Lucero

Immigration, Latino, Long Island November 8, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Long Island Wins notes the 9th anniversary of the killing of Ecuadorean Marcelo Lucero.

Protest in favor of TPS extension at 26 Federal Plaza. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

New Yorkers Call for TPS Extension

Central American, Immigration, New York November 7, 2017 at 4:42 pm

As Central Americans are at risk of deportation because of termination of protection status, New York activists and advocates warn of devastating consequences for hundreds of thousands of families across the country, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jayshukh and Aruna Bulsara help their son to put on his robes after he was officially sworn in, while his wife Christine DeLorenzo looked on. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

First South Asian Judge for 2nd Circuit in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, South Asian November 7, 2017 at 4:18 pm

After being sworn in during an investiture ceremony in Brooklyn, Sanket Bulsara became the first judge of South Asian descent for the Second Circuit, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Rufino Ortiz (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Paterson Guitarist Starts Peruvian Cultural Project

Culture, Latino, Metro Area November 7, 2017 at 3:23 pm

A Peruvian guitarist who has lived in Paterson, New Jersey, for 40 years founded an organization to preserve his country’s cultural heritage in the U.S., Reporte Hispano reports.  

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (far back) presides at hearing on the Jerome Avenue rezoning plan.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

In the Bronx, Complaints About Jerome Ave. Rezoning

Bronx, Business, Housing November 7, 2017 at 2:45 pm

City plans to rezone the Jerome Avenue corridor were challenged at a hearing held by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., reports Norwood News.

Three Latinas Seek to Lead Belleville Board of Education

Three Latinas Seek to Lead Belleville Board of Education

Education, Elections 2017, Latino, Women November 6, 2017 at 5:35 pm

Three New Jersey Latinas are joining forces seeking to increase the number of Latino officials on the Belleville Board of Education, Reporte Hispano reports.