Best of 2015

The Best of 2015 from Voices of NY

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Voices of NY’s Best of 2015

Best of 2015, Environment, Featured Posts December 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm

A wide range of stories about immigrant communities and concerns made the Voices of NY Best of 2015 list.

A 'Win' for the Ayotzinapa 43 at the NYC Marathon

The disappeared Aytozinapa 43 were remembered by Mexican runners, including the father of one, in the NYC Marathon.

A ‘Win’ for the Ayotzinapa 43 at the NYC Marathon

Best of 2015, Mexican, New York, Sports November 2, 2015 at 5:56 pm

The disappeared Aytozinapa 43 were remembered by Mexican runners, including the father of one, in the NYC Marathon.

Landlord Threatens to Call Immigration

 A Manhattan landlord has sent a Mexican couple a letter threatening to notify police and immigration officials if they don't leave their rent-stabilized Manhattan apartment, El Diario reports.

Landlord Threatens to Call Immigration

Best of 2015, Housing, Immigration, Manhattan, Mexican October 19, 2015 at 3:38 pm

A Manhattan landlord has sent a Mexican couple a letter threatening to notify police and immigration officials if they don’t leave their rent-stabilized Manhattan apartment, El Diario reports.

Fifty Years Later, a Norwegian Finds a Different Sunset Park

 A Norwegian American who grew up in Sunset Park returns to find many  changes, and the area is due for still more modernization as a hub of New York's Chinese community. Sing Tao Daily writes about the neighborhood in three articles.

Fifty Years Later, a Norwegian Finds a Different Sunset Park

A Norwegian American who grew up in Sunset Park returns to find many changes, and the area is due for still more modernization as a hub of New York’s Chinese community. Sing Tao Daily writes about the neighborhood in three articles.

Where to Get Your Goat

 Once a mainstay of a wide variety of immigrant cuisines, goat meat has crossed over into the mainstream, and commands relatively hefty prices.

Where to Get Your Goat

Once a mainstay of a wide variety of immigrant cuisines, goat meat has crossed over into the mainstream, and commands relatively hefty prices.

One Man’s Return to Nepal: Mourning 17 Relatives

New Yorker Bishnu Man Pradhan lost 17 members of his family as an auspicious religious celebration turned deadly on April 25.

One Man’s Return to Nepal: Mourning 17 Relatives

New Yorker Bishnu Man Pradhan lost 17 members of his family as an auspicious religious celebration turned deadly on April 25.

One Nepali Woman’s Violation: The High Price of Immigrating to the U.S.

The editor of Khasokhas speaks with a Nepalese immigrant about her harrowing account of being raped repeatedly as she traveled from Honduras through Mexico to a new life in the U.S.

One Nepali Woman’s Violation: The High Price of Immigrating to the U.S.

Best of 2015, Immigration, New York, South Asian August 18, 2015 at 3:37 pm

The editor of Khasokhas speaks with a Nepalese immigrant about her harrowing account of being raped repeatedly as she traveled from Honduras through Mexico to a new life in the U.S.

Hawaiian? Filipino? Chinese? How Asians are Perceived in NYC

 A Korean living in New York for the past year asks people who "look" East Asian  how they self-identify and how others view them.

Hawaiian? Filipino? Chinese? How Asians are Perceived in NYC

A Korean living in New York for the past year asks people who “look” East Asian how they self-identify and how others view them.

Couple Brings Traditional South African Meat Snack to U.S.

 Warren and Nicolle Pala make biltong out of their New Jersey factory using techniques from their native South Africa and ingredients found stateside.

Couple Brings Traditional South African Meat Snack to U.S.

African, Best of 2015, Featured Posts, Food, Video July 9, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Warren and Nicolle Pala make biltong out of their New Jersey factory using techniques from their native South Africa and ingredients found stateside.

In Astoria, OXI Spells Solidarity with Greece

 Greek Americans disagree about many things related to the crisis in their home country, but all agree that their government has the right to negotiate.

In Astoria, OXI Spells Solidarity with Greece

Greek Americans disagree about many things related to the crisis in their home country, but all agree that their government has the right to negotiate.

‘In Gaza There are Missiles and Here There are Tourists’

 Two Palestinians from Gaza, now in New York City, reflect on the Gaza war on its one-year anniversary.

‘In Gaza There are Missiles and Here There are Tourists’

Two Palestinians from Gaza, now in New York City, reflect on the Gaza war on its one-year anniversary.

Gwen DeVoe at the Indie Designer Showcase held at the Full Figured Fashion Week June 14-20 in New York City (Photo courtesy of Rick Jones Photography)

Designing for the Full-Figured Woman

Fashion for the full-figured woman is gaining in popularity among a highly diverse customer base.

Marta Avilés is one of the documentary’s protagonists. (Photo via Uniondocs)

‘Los Sures’ Comes Back to Life

Best of 2015, Brooklyn, History, Puerto Rican June 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

An expansive multimedia project recovers the memory of Williamsburg’s Puerto Rican enclave.

Behind the Mask: Artists Explore Puerto Rico’s Afro-Latino Heritage

 Puerto Rican artists explore the history and mythology of vejigante masks.

Behind the Mask: Artists Explore Puerto Rico’s Afro-Latino Heritage

Puerto Rican artists explore the history and mythology of vejigante masks.

Pakistani-Americans Create Comic Series

 Inspired by their Pakistani roots, physicians Omar Mirza and Khurram Mehtabdin introduce new superheroes in the historical fiction comic series "Zindan: The Last Ansaars."

Pakistani-Americans Create Comic Series

Best of 2015, History, South Asian May 27, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Inspired by their Pakistani roots, physicians Omar Mirza and Khurram Mehtabdin introduce new superheroes in the historical fiction comic series “Zindan: The Last Ansaars.”