Communities

From left to right: Michael Gao (president of Chinese-American Nail Salon Association), Jerry Lo ( Vice President of the Coalition of Asian Americans for Civil Rights), John Chan (Asian American Community Empowerment President), Kenneth Chiu (Director General Asian American Community Empowerment), Peter Yu (The Chinese Nail Salon Association of East America). (Photo by Ben Robson via Kings County Politics)

The Nail Salon Brawl: ‘Nothing to do with race’

African American, Brooklyn, East Asian August 13, 2018 at 7:14 pm

Kings County Politics reports on a briefing held Sunday at which representatives of the Chinese community spoke out about a recent incident during which nail salon workers struck customers.

Westchester Executive George Latimer and activist Jirandy Martínez condemned the KKK’s attempts to sow fear in upstate NY. (Photo via el Diario)

Latino Community on Alert as KKK Increases Presence in Upstate NY

New York August 13, 2018 at 4:36 pm

The Hispanic community in Westchester is on the alert as the KKK announces a recruiting campaign in upstate New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Celebrating the 12th Salvadorian-American Day Festival (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Long Island Celebrates Its 12th Salvadoran-American Day

Central American, Culture, Long Island August 13, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Long Island celebrated its 12th Salvadoran-American Day Festival in a massive event in Hempstead that included messages of support for immigrants and TPS beneficiaries, Noticia Long Island reports.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Supporting Bangladeshi Students

Brooklyn, South Asian, Women, Youth August 9, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Bklyner covers a rally by members of the Bangladeshi community in support of student protesters in Bangladesh.

Posthumous mural of Jean-Jacques Dessalines (Creative Commons license)

A Controversial Street Co-Naming in Little Haiti?

Brooklyn, Caribbean, History August 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm

A street in Little Haiti is being co-named after Jean-Jacques Dessalines, the first leader of Haiti after independence. Brooklyn Daily Eagle takes a look at why some hesitate to celebrate the ruler.

‘You can’t eat hibachi by yourself’

‘You can’t eat hibachi by yourself’

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian, Food August 9, 2018 at 5:58 pm

Join diners as they enjoy a hibachi show in Park Slope complete with food tossing and sake squirting in a video from BRIC TV.

Peralta vs. Ramos in Queens

Peralta vs. Ramos in Queens

Elections 2018, Queens August 9, 2018 at 5:26 pm

Incumbent Jose Peralta defends his association with the IDC, which challenger Jessica Ramos deems a betrayal. Both candidates for the NYS Senate 13th District seat in Queens spoke with Queens Tribune.

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Cap on Ride-Hail Vehicles Approved by Council

Government, Labor, New York, Transportation August 8, 2018 at 5:30 pm

The City Council passed regulations that put a yearlong cap on new licenses for ride-sharing companies. The move follows a spate of suicides among taxi drivers who faced intense financial burdens.

Protestors at the Monday night really against the Inwood rezoning. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Rodriguez Defends Rezoning Plan for Inwood

Manhattan August 8, 2018 at 4:53 pm

Before the full City Council approved the Inwood rezoning, Council member Ydanis Rodriguez offered Manhattan Times a spirited defense of the plan.

Max Rose (Photo by Ben Fractenberg via The Forward)

Can a Purple Heart Recipient Turn SI Red to Blue?

Elections 2018, Jewish, Staten Island August 8, 2018 at 4:38 pm

Democratic candidate Max Rose speaks to The Forward about how his Jewish faith and Army service led him to run for the only Republican-held Congressional seat in NYC.

A rally held some months ago in support of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Arts. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

A Clue to Carranza’s Approach to Struggling Schools?

Culture, Education, Manhattan, Youth August 8, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Chalkbeat examines the case of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts, saved from closure but now subject to a leadership change, and what this might portend for other Renewal schools.

(Photo courtesy of OLA of Eastern Long Island)

Riverhead Police Complete Diversity Training

Latino, Long Island, Police August 8, 2018 at 2:50 pm

The Riverhead police chief speaks to RiverheadLOCAL about the diversity training program his department participated in with the help of OLA of Eastern Long Island, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

Tony Avella with supporters in the Chinese community. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Tony Avella and John Liu Fight Over Chinese Voters

East Asian, Elections 2018, Queens August 7, 2018 at 5:08 pm

John Liu is running to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella, who’s managed to line up support in the Chinese community. Sing Tao Daily spoke with both candidates about their positions and the rivalry.

Inwood rezoning protest on Aug. 6 (Screen shot via City Limits video)

Protest in Inwood Ahead of Council’s Rezoning Vote

Housing, Manhattan August 7, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Days before the City Council votes on the contentious Inwood rezoning proposal, hundreds turned out in protest, reports City Limits in video coverage of the demonstration.

Transplant Recipient, Now Organ Donor Advocate

Transplant Recipient, Now Organ Donor Advocate

Featured Posts, Health, Immigration, New York, Queens, Video August 7, 2018 at 11:51 am

Meet Nepalese immigrant and double-lung transplant recipient Prasha Tuladhar, who now works to encourage more New Yorkers to register as organ donors.