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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a media availability following a visit to a facility accepting children separated from their families at the border on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

 
(Photo by Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office via Flickr/nycmayorsoffice)

De Blasio: the Separated Families Policy has ‘Come Home to NYC’

Immigration, New York, Youth June 20, 2018 at 6:53 pm

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio visited a center where 239 children separated from their families at the border are receiving services and instruction, while protests and editorials continued to urge the Trump administration to reverse course.

(Photo via Bklyner)

Eastern European Market Open 24 Hours in Sheepshead Bay

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European, Food June 20, 2018 at 6:49 pm

NetCost Market, the largest grocery store in Brooklyn to serve customers from Eastern European, opened a new 24-hour location in Sheepshead Bay. Bklyner pays a visit.

In NYC, Trying to Get Victims to Report Discrimination

In NYC, Trying to Get Victims to Report Discrimination

Jewish, Muslim, New York June 19, 2018 at 7:40 pm

The NYC Commission on Human Rights released a study documenting bias, harassment, discrimination and acts of hate against Muslim, Arab, South Asian, Jewish and Sikh New Yorkers – and suggested recommendations for getting more victims to report incidents.

Taxi drivers demand better conditions after the recent wave of suicides. (Photo via El Diario)

Taxi Drivers Demand Solutions to End Driver Suicides

Labor, New York, Transportation June 19, 2018 at 6:18 pm

After six New York taxi drivers have taken their lives in the last few months because they cannot afford to pay for their medallions – most of them immigrants – a group of colleagues protested in front of City Hall asking for more regulation of ride-hailing apps, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Participants at the Juneteenth seder organized by the Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
(Photo by Laylah Amatullah via The Forward)

A Juneteenth Seder in Manhattan

African American, Jewish, Manhattan June 19, 2018 at 6:14 pm

The Black Caucus, of the activist group Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, held a Juneteenth Seder by the East River. The Forward covered the event.

Yumei Chen, holding a poster with a picture of her family, and her husband's lawyer, Yee Ling Poon, at the June 18 rally. (Photo via Soing Tao Daily)

A Chinese Family Torn Apart by ICE

East Asian, Immigration, New York June 19, 2018 at 12:19 pm

Community supporters and advocacy groups held a rally in Foley Square June 18 to support Xiu Qing You, who was seized by ICE during what he and his wife thought would be a routine meeting with immigration officials overseeing You’s green card application. Sing Tao Daily reports on the rally.

José Antonio Ventura and his son, Carlos. Tenants of 331 Keap St., Brooklyn, complain about landlord harassment. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Los Sures’ Tenants Unite to Fight Evictions

Brooklyn, Housing, Latino June 18, 2018 at 5:31 pm

A group of Hispanic tenants in South Williamsburg is teaming up with lawyers, community groups and elected officials to confront increasing cases of landlord harassment and eviction, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Seniors partaking in BCAA activities in Sunset Park. (photo via Sing Tao Daily)

The 30-Year Saga of the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association

Brooklyn, East Asian, Seniors, Social Services June 18, 2018 at 5:13 pm

Sing Tao Daily looks at 30 years of supporting the Sunset Park community by the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association.

(Photo via vishwanews.com)

Nepal’s Bajeko Sekuwa (‘Grandpa’s Grilled Meat’) Comes to NYC

Business, Food, Queens, South Asian June 18, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Bajeko Sekuwa (Grandpa’s Grilled Meat), a trusted name in Nepal, comes to NYC, reports Vishwa News.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

From the Jungle to NJ: A Celebration of Amazonian Heritage

Culture, Metro Area, South American June 18, 2018 at 3:08 pm

Peruvian artisans, artists and entrepreneurs will display products and traditions from the Amazon basin at the 4th Amazonian Festival, Reporte Hispano reports.  

Pilar Moya Mancera (left), director of Housing Help Inc., and Rosa, a Central American immigrant worried about losing her job as a school bus driver in Huntington once her TPS protection expires in a few months. (Photo by Sandra Torres via Noticia Long Island)

As TPS End Approaches, a Final Push To Save Families and Communities

Immigration, Latino, Long Island June 15, 2018 at 5:56 pm

As organizations make a last call to Congress to prevent TPS from expiring starting next January, a Nicaraguan immigrant on Long Island contemplates the prospect of losing her job, house and American-born children, Noticia Long Island reports.

“Many people have their lives ruined because they’re unable to afford cash bail,” said Julian. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via the Bronx Free Press)

Evaluating the Bail Bond System

Criminal Justice, Economy, New York June 15, 2018 at 5:45 pm

The Bronx Free Press reports on a roundtable discussion.

Dinagyang Festival Dancers from Iloilo City, Philippines, perform “warriors’ tribal dance.” (Photo by RJ Ensalada via Philippine Daily Mirror)

Philippine Independence Day Parade Marks 120 Years

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian June 15, 2018 at 5:40 pm

After a lawsuit against the Philippine Independence Day Council was dismissed, the group held the 28th Philippine Independence Day Parade which saw a reportedly different vibe from previous years, writes Philippine Daily Mirror.

Ángelo Falcón’s characteristic pose. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Without Ángelo Falcón, Chances of Dialogue Among NY Latinos Fade

Latino, New York June 15, 2018 at 5:38 pm

Queens Latino editor Javier Castaño fondly remembers the late political scientist and founder of the Institute for Latino Policy Angelo Falcón.

Mexican-born Harry Flores supports “El Tri.” (Photo via El Diario)

Catching World Cup Fever

Latino, New York, Sports June 14, 2018 at 6:03 pm

Excitement about the World Cup – which just started – is palpable from El Barrio to Jackson Heights, where Mexico, Colombia and Argentina are the teams with the most fans, El Diario/La Prensa reports.