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Burmese New Year Marked in Elmhurst

Burmese New Year Marked in Elmhurst

The Burmese community marked the New Year in Elmhurst, at a time when the weather is similar to that in Myanmar, where it is celebrated in April.

Dr. Xiaoliang Zhang's office on Street. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Doctor, Pharmacies and Billing Fraud in Flushing

Crime, East Asian, Health, Queens July 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Two stories in Sing Tao Daily examine Medicaid and Medicare fraud in Flushing – involving a popular Chinese doctor and some neighborhood pharmacies.

Krystyna Godawa has run the Park Deli since 2007 (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

The Last Days of a Polish Deli

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European, Food July 20, 2017 at 1:27 pm

Park Deli, a popular deli in Greenpoint that has been at the same location since 1931, will close down at the end of July due to rising rent. Nowy Dziennik speaks to its Polish owner.

Haitian Chef on Food and Other ‘Recipes for Success’

Haitian Chef on Food and Other ‘Recipes for Success’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Food, Video July 20, 2017 at 10:29 am

BRIC TV speaks to Sendy Chancy, whose passion for cooking Haitian dishes has led her to relaunch her YouTube channel.

‘A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers’

‘A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers’

Culture, New York July 19, 2017 at 5:15 pm

The city released CreateNYC, its cultural plan for the city, which includes special attention to underserved and low-income populations.

(Photos via Kings County Poltiics)

Barron’s Challenger Hormeku to Receive More Matching Funds

Brooklyn, Politics July 19, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Kings County Politics is reporting that the challenger to City Council member Inez Barron is set to receive more matching funds from the city than Barron.

Shane O Keeffe and Peter Lynch race to block a kick during a recent Gaelic football match. (Photo by Rosemarie Byrne via The Sag Harbor Express)

Gaelic Football on the East End

Long Island, Sports, Western European July 19, 2017 at 2:29 pm

The Sag Harbor Express reports on the emergence of Gaelic football on the East End of Long Island this year.

From left: Jorge W. Lopez (Ecuador), Ana Lorena Siria de Lara (El Salvador), Jaime Alberto Acosta (Colombia), Diego Gómez Pickering (México) and Alberto Hart Potestá (Perú)
(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Latin American Consuls Join Forces in the Tri-State Area

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area July 19, 2017 at 12:26 pm

Consuls of different Latin American nations joined efforts in New Jersey to work on issues concerning their immigrant compatriots, including conditions at detention centers, Reporte Hispano reports.

Handicrafts street vendor Segundo Pérez. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

With City Hall in Queens, Residents Offer Praise and Criticism

Government, Immigration, Latino, Queens July 18, 2017 at 5:19 pm

As Mayor de Blasio “moves” to Queens as part of the “City Hall in Your Borough” initiative, Latino immigrants express gratitude for his efforts to maintain a sanctuary city and make specific demands (more schools, affordable housing) while some grumble that he is just pandering for votes, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Attorney Hemalee J. Patel,with her son, Saam, is running for judge In the 6th Municipal District Civil Court primary race. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Patel Running for Civil Court Judgeship

Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Politics, South Asian July 18, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Indian-born Hemalee J. Patel is running for the position of civil court judge in the 6th municipal district in Brooklyn, Kings County Politics reports.

The Bukharian Times

Bukharian-Owned Grocery Reopens on Main Street

Asian, Jewish, Queens July 18, 2017 at 4:29 pm

The grocery store Haim’s International has reopened in Kew Gardens Hills after a fire devastated its original location at the end of last year. The Bukharian Times speaks to its owner, a native of Uzbekistan, about the family business.

(Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Guelaguetza Folk Fair Expands to Staten Island

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican, Staten Island July 18, 2017 at 4:07 pm

The Mexican community will celebrate this summer’s traditional Guelaguetza Oaxacan folk fair in five different places in the tri-state area, including Staten Island for the first time, Diario de México USA and Impacto Latino report.

Venezuelans show the ink on their fingers, proof that they voted. (Photo via El Diario)

Large Venezuelan Turnout in NY for Plebiscite

New York, Politics, South American July 17, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Venezuelans in the tri-state area expressed hope and worry as they participated in large numbers in this Sunday’s unofficial referendum held in restaurants, small businesses and churches, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Tibetan Buddhist monks chanting at the memorial for Liu Xiaobo held at the Taiwan Center in flushing on July 15. (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Shed Tears for Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo 

East Asian, New York July 17, 2017 at 4:50 pm

An overflow crowd turned out at a memorial for Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo held at the Taiwan Center in Flushing, World Journal reports.

Pushkin Society of America president Victoria Kurchenko addresses attendees at the June 30 event. (Photo courtesy of the Pushkin Society of America)

Art Festival Celebrates Alexander Pushkin

Culture, Eastern European, Manhattan July 17, 2017 at 3:42 pm

The Tenri Cultural Institute Gallery hosted an art festival dedicated to the 218th anniversary of the birth of Russian writer Alexander Pushkin, which featured various Russian artists and performers, reports Russkaya Reklama.