Best of 2014

Natalia Gutierrez, a CUNY student with DACA status (Screen shot from video by Gwynne Hogan for Voices of NY)

Dreams Deferred?

Best of 2014, Featured Posts, Immigration, Video May 22, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Undocumented CUNY student Natalia Gutierrez, 21, voices her hopes and worries about the future in this video.

Pedro Pires (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

En Route to World Cup, Ronaldo Plays NJ

Portugal’s national soccer team will train and play for fans in the state.

Photo from video

DanceAfrica Comes to Bed-Stuy

In this video, students in the community perform to welcome DanceAfrica 2014 to Brooklyn.

Tracking NYC’s Pre-K Rollout

Tracking NYC’s Pre-K Rollout

Voices of NY offers maps and data to analyze the new program’s first steps.

Elena Garcia outside her sister's "ghost house." (Photo by Zaira Cortés)

Ghost Houses, Home to No One

In Mexico, a luxurious house sits empty while its owner toils in the Bronx.

Miguel Cabrera, with some of his onyx carving work. (Photo By Zaira Cortés)

Treasures Lost to Immigration: Young People, Old Skills

San Antonio Texcala, Mexico, has become a ghost town after the collapse of its onyx industry.

photo by Zaira Cortés

Puebla to the Bronx: Three Decades of Exodus

Migration from Zapotitlán Salinas has transformed the Mexican region, leaving elderly people and children wandering empty streets.

Salted fish being air-dried outside a residential window. (Photo via World Journal)

Home-Cured Meat Could Trigger Neighbor Wars

Best of 2014, East Asian, Food, In the News, Traditions March 24, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Some Chinese immigrants hang fish, pork and duck meat outside their window to make dried meat at home, much to the irritation, and fright, of their neighbors, reports World Journal.

Explosion In East Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Randy Lemoine, Creative Commons license)

A Traumatized Community Struggles to Move On

Best of 2014, Business, In the News, Latino, Manhattan March 17, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Following the deadly East Harlem explosion and building collapse on March 12, “El Barrio” struggles to return to normal, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Saint Petersburg, a store in Brighton Beach. (Photo by Svetlana Didorenko/Voices of NY)

Crisis in Ukraine Grips Immigrants, Divides Facebook Friends

As Russia signals it may annex Crimea, Brighton Beach residents privately ponder Ukraine’s future.

(Photo by Orin Hassan, Creative Commons License)

Confronting Mental Health Issues at Stuyvesant

Asian, Best of 2014, Education, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks January 21, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Some students experience depression in the elite school’s high-pressure environment, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Elderly Koreans gathering at McDonald's (Photo via The Korea Times)

Elderly Koreans in NY Have Nowhere to Go

Best of 2014, East Asian, Queens, Seniors, Voices' Picks January 9, 2014 at 10:58 am

Following the ejection of six Korean seniors from McDonald’s in Flushing, Queens, experts say the community needs to offer the elderly better alternatives to senior centers.