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Councilman Ritchie Torres with Washington Avenue tenants in the Bronx. (Photo via El Diario)

Torres vs. Serrano? Potential Primary Challenge Rattles Hispanic Politics

Bronx, Latino, Politics March 19, 2019 at 5:49 pm

Inspired by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortéz’s shocking win last year, Bronx Council member Ritchie Torres is considering challenging veteran congressman José Serrano in the next Democratic primaries, potentially upending three decades of Hispanic politics, El Diario La Prensa reports.

MOIA Reports on the ‘State of our Immigrant City’

MOIA Reports on the ‘State of our Immigrant City’

Government, Immigration, New York March 19, 2019 at 5:19 pm

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs released its second annual report on March 19.

Suechung Koh, a curator of Gallery Yonhee and Sungho Choi, one of the artists who is participating in this exhibition. (Photo via The Korea Daily)

Showcasing Korean Artists in New Jersey

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area March 19, 2019 at 5:13 pm

The curator of an exhibition of Korean artists in New Jersey, and one of the artists, answer questions from Korea Daily.

Celebrating LGBTQ Equality in the Caribbean-American Community

Celebrating LGBTQ Equality in the Caribbean-American Community

Caribbean, Featured Posts, LGBTQ, Queens, Video March 19, 2019 at 12:31 pm

The Caribbean Equality Project recently celebrated its fourth year of empowering LGBTQ members of the Caribbean-American community in NYC.

Johana Ibarra, a Lower Manhattan building resident, asked the city for more action against abusive landlords. (Photo via El Diario)

City Gets Bad Grades on Pro-Tenants’ Laws Implementation

Housing, New York March 18, 2019 at 5:32 pm

Two years after the de Blasio administration implemented sweeping protections against tenant abuse, elected officials and community organizations say enforcement has been disappointing, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Jamaica Muslim Center members and city officials on Friday unveil "JMC Way" at 68th Street from Highland Avenue to Gothic Drive. (Photo by Carlotta Mohamed via QNS)

‘Bittersweet’ Street Co-naming for Jamaica Muslim Center

Muslim, Queens March 18, 2019 at 5:31 pm

A street co-naming ceremony for the congregation of the Jamaica Muslim Center took place soon after the Christchurch mosque attacks, reports QNS.

The students from the DGK School in Brooklyn performed at the event honoring the Greek Language at the Stathakion Center in Astoria. (Photo by Kostas Bej via The National Herald)

A Greek Salute to Education

Culture, Education, Queens, Western European March 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Greek-American educators were honored at a celebration of Greek language and culture in Astoria, reports The National Herald.

Kashif Hussain at Midwood rally (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Brooklyn Reacts to Christchurch Attacks

Brooklyn, Muslim March 15, 2019 at 8:30 pm

Bklyner attended a rally and Brooklyn Daily Eagle spoke to Muslim leaders in the borough to see how the community is coping in the wake of the massacres at two mosques in Christchurch.

(Photo via El Diario)

NYCLU: Stop-and-Frisk is Down but Racial Disparities Persist

Black, Latino, New York, Police March 15, 2019 at 7:42 pm

According to a NYCLU analysis, stop-and-frisk reports by the NYPD are way down in New York City, but they continue to disproportionately affect Black and Latino men, El Diario La Prensa reports.

The Brooklyn Irish LGBTQ Organization (Photo by Gabriele Holtermann-Gorden via Irish Central)

A First for the Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Parade

Brooklyn, Immigration, LGBTQ, Western European March 15, 2019 at 7:36 pm

An LGBTQ contingent will march in the Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year for the first time, reports Irish Central. Meanwhile, The Wave reports that the grand marshal of the Manhattan parade spoke out against anti-immigrant sentiment.

Escovitch (Photo via Red Hook Star-Revue)

Jam’it Brings Jamaican Fusion Food to Red Hook

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Food March 15, 2019 at 7:32 pm

Red Hook Star-Revue pays a visit to the recently opened Jam’it, Red Hook’s sole restaurant to offer Jamaican dishes.

Mariana Romero Toledo Arepas Café restaurant in Astoria. (Photo by Danny Mendoza via Queens Latino)

Venezuelans in Queens: Lives Upended

Immigration, Latino, Queens March 14, 2019 at 6:33 pm

Queens Latino has compiled several voices of Venezuelans in New York distraught by the country’s crisis but hopeful for the future and, in some cases, longing for U.S. intervention.

Farah Louis, a candidate for the 45th District City Council, the office she served as deputy the chief of staff under Jumaane Williams. (Photo by Tsubasa Berg via Kings County Politics)

Farah Louis Looks to Succeed Jumaane Williams

Caribbean, Politics, Women March 14, 2019 at 6:19 pm

Kings County Politics hears from Farah Louis, who worked as Jumaane Williams’ deputy chief of staff and now hopes to succeed him in the City Council seat for the 45th district.

Hydra Mendoza, NYC DOE’s Deputy Chancellor for Community Empowerment, Partnerships and Communications (Photo by Momar G. Visaya via Asian Journal)

The Pinay DOE Deputy Chancellor With the Greek-Spanish Name

South Asian, Women March 14, 2019 at 5:36 pm

Hydra Mendoza, of the Department of Education, made her “introduction to the Filipino-American community” at a Filipina Women’s Network event at the Philippine Center, reports Asian Journal.

Patty Brenes (left), one of the Carriage House’s first chefs, and Dorothy Waggelman (Photo by Pamela Wong via Bklyner)

Granddaughter of Irish Immigrants to Shutter Bar on St. Patrick’s

Brooklyn, Business March 14, 2019 at 5:34 pm

Dorothy Waggelman speaks to Bklyner about running the Old Carriage Inn in Park Slope since 1983.