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The controversial sculpture by Marc and Gillie. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Sculpture to Celebrate Year of the Dog Stirs Controversy in Chinatown 

East Asian, Manhattan February 16, 2018 at 4:48 pm

The unveiling of a statue to mark the Lunar New Year was cancelled after drawing criticism from Chinatown residents, reports Sing Tao Daily. The head of the Chinatown Partnership defended the decision to introduce the sculpture.

Farah Larrieux (Photo via The Haitian Times)

Farah Larrieux: Faces of TPS

Caribbean, Immigration February 16, 2018 at 4:17 pm

TPS recipient Farah Larrieux speaks to The Haitian Times about the impact of the end of the status on Haitians in the U.S. and in Haiti.

Calamitous state of an apartment in Columbia Street, Hempstead. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

On LI, Hispanic Tenants Afraid to Denounce Bad Landlords

African American, Housing, Latino, Long Island February 16, 2018 at 11:56 am

A new coalition in Hempstead seeks to defend the rights of tenants affected by bad housing conditions, but local Hispanics are afraid to speak up, Noticia Long Island reports.

Adilka Pimentel, a youth coordinator with Make the Road, with students Stephanie Valera and Julián Alejandro. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Students Take on the Fight Against Bullying

Brooklyn, Youth February 15, 2018 at 4:38 pm

As community organization Make the Road New York is providing anti-bullying training in city schools, its representatives are also asking the DOE to become more involved, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Lunar New Year in NYC

Lunar New Year in NYC

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, New York, Traditions, Video February 15, 2018 at 3:49 pm

SinoVision and other community media outlets covered city events and news related to the Lunar New Year, which begins on Feb. 16.

Jean Montrevil’s 14-year-old son Jahsiah. (Photo by Erin Sheridan via The Indypendent)

Montrevil and Family, Post-Deportation

Caribbean, Immigration February 14, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Haitian activist Jean Montrevil and his family talk to The Indypendent about coping following his Jan. 16 deportation to Haiti.

(Photo by Justin Fox via Bklyner)

South African Restaurant Madiba Closes

Brooklyn, Business, Food February 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm

Madiba Restaurant, known for its owner’s political activism, has closed after 19 years, Bklyner reports in a roundup of recently shuttered eateries.

Immigrants are not shopping or spending the way they used to. The cancellation of TPS is hitting Long Island businesses. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

LI Businesses Feel the Pinch of End of TPS

Business, Central American, Long Island February 14, 2018 at 5:17 pm

The effects of the cancellation of TPS for Salvadorans is already felt in local Long Island businesses as customers are trying to save money and it’s more difficult to find workers, Noticia Long Island reports.

Protesting (Photo by Chunxiang Jin via World Journal)

Chinese Rally for Family-Based Immigration

East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan February 13, 2018 at 4:29 pm

Some 100 protesters, many of them Chinese, spoke out against the Trump administration’s proposal to restrict family-based visas, reports World Journal.

Sahadi's co-owner Christine Sahadi Whelan and her husband Pat. (Photo via Brooklyn Reporter)

Sahadi’s to Open in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, Business, Middle Eastern February 13, 2018 at 4:07 pm

Sahadi’s, the famed Middle Eastern grocery store in Brooklyn, is opening its second location after seven decades on Atlantic Avenue, report Brooklyn Reporter and Brooklyn Paper.

Community advocate Melissa Enriquez-Rada is running for a Bayonne City Council seat. (Photo provided to the Philippine Daily Mirror)

FilAm Runs for NJ Council Seat

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Politics, Southeast Asian February 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm

The Philippine Daily Mirror speaks to Melissa Enriquez-Rada, the first Filipino American to run for a city council seat in Bayonne, New Jersey.

(Photo by Andrew Tobia via Bushwick Daily)

The ‘First Tortilla Factory Remains as One of the Last’

Brooklyn, Business, Food, Mexican February 13, 2018 at 3:11 pm

Bushwick Daily visits Mi Barrio Tortilleria, one of the few surviving tortilla factories in the neighborhood.

Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon, left, Undersheriff Steve Kuehhas and Chief Michael Sharkey today at a roundtable discussion with the media in Yaphank. (Photo by Denise Civiletti via RiverheadLOCAL)

Suffolk County Sheriff: ‘ICE Will Stay in This Jail’

Immigration, Long Island, Police February 9, 2018 at 6:03 pm

New sheriff Errol Toulon Jr. said he will continue Suffolk County’s policy of honoring ICE detainer requests, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

TD has committed $10 million to a NYC loan fund for small businesses and M/WBEs. (Photo by Mike Mozart, Creative commons license)

More Loans for M/WBEs

Business, Communities, Government, Women February 9, 2018 at 5:44 pm

The city announced that three city-designated banks are committing funds to triple the size of loan funds for small businesses and M/WBEs.

Muslim Student Association members Sophia Singh, Fatoumata Saho, Rabea Ali, and Isatou Kebbeh helped organize a World Hijab Day event at Manhattan College. (Photo by Aaron Mayorga via The Riverdale Press)

World Hijab Day at a Catholic College

Bronx, Muslim, Women February 9, 2018 at 5:32 pm

A sophomore at Manhattan College introduced World Hijab Day to fellow students and faculty of the Roman Catholic college, reports The Riverdale Press.