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The 30th Anniversary of the festival is dedicated to the "Spirit of the Immigrant and Migrant Community." (Photo provided to El Diario)

Loisaida Festival and Uptown Arts Stroll Kick Off Summer Cultural Season

Culture, Latino, Manhattan, Puerto Rican May 26, 2017 at 6:20 pm

As the Loisaida Festival will celebrate 30 years this Sunday, the monthlong Uptown Arts Stroll will feature more than 150 cultural events around Inwood and Upper Manhattan starting next week, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Hispanic New Jersey Mayors Blast Trump Budget

Hispanic New Jersey Mayors Blast Trump Budget

Government, Latino, Metro Area, Politics May 26, 2017 at 6:10 pm

Several Hispanic mayors of New Jersey towns fret that President Donald Trump’s budget will have devastating effects on the local economy and education, Reporte Hispano reports.

Shimon Waronker will become the superintendent of Hempstead Union Free School District in the fall (Photo by Jessica Huseman via The Forward)

Hasidic Educator to Run Hempstead Schools

Education, Jewish, Long Island May 26, 2017 at 3:22 pm

The Forward interviews Shimon Waronker, a Hasidic Jew originally from Chile, who will become the superintendent of the Hempstead Union Free School District in the fall.

Third graders from P.S. 145 in Manhattan, with their collage work. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Inspired by Zao Wou-Ki, Students Show off Artworks

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Western European May 26, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Students took inspiration from a deceased Chinese-French artist in making artwork at the Asia Society, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Preparing to stir a giant bowl of bibimbap at the May 20 Korean Street Festival in Harlem. 9Photo via Newsroh)

‘Korean Street Festival’ Held in Harlem

Culture, East Asian, Education, Manhattan, Traditions May 26, 2017 at 12:12 pm

Democracy Prep, a Harlem charter school that adapted a Korean education curriculum, held its fourth annual Korean Street Festival, reports Newsroh.

Rodman Serrano fears that his Salvadoran parents, who have lived in New York for 24 years, may lose their TPS and are once again put at risk of deportation. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Salvadorans Live through a Nightmare with Possible End of TPS

Central American, Long Island May 25, 2017 at 5:27 pm

While Salvadorans in the NY area fear that the Trump administration will not extend their TPS protection or that it will do so only for six months as it did with Haitians, Long Island braces for a potential exodus that could undermine its economy, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis visited the Community News Group newsroom on May 18 to discuss her campaign for mayor. (Photo by Jordan Rathkopf via Times Ledger)

Malliotakis on de Blasio’s Policies

New York, Politics May 25, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Time Ledger published a wide-ranging interview with Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis.

Recovery work from Hurricane Sandy has finally begun at NYCHA's Coney Island Houses (photo via Kings County Politics)

Sandy Recovery Work Begins at Coney Island Houses

Brooklyn, Housing May 25, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Work has begun at NYCHA’s Coney Island Houses to repair the buildings four and half years after Hurricane Sandy hit, and to protect the buildings against damage in future storms, Kings County Politics reports.

Korean Grill Replaces Polish Icon in Greenpoint

Korean Grill Replaces Polish Icon in Greenpoint

East Asian, Eastern European, Food May 25, 2017 at 4:21 pm

While the owner of the Polish restaurant Lomzynianka was renovating, the landlord rented the space to a Korean restaurateur, reports Nowy Dziennik. The owner of Lomzynianka hopes to reopen elsewhere.

Hotel 50 Bowery (Photo by Shuhan Yu via World Journal)

‘Opium Den’ in New Chinatown Hotel Stirs Controversy

East Asian, Manhattan May 24, 2017 at 5:28 pm

World Journal finds differing views in Chinatown to news that Hotel 50 Bowery will have an opium den-themed lounge.

A visitor at the Viking Fest (Photo by Georgine Benvenuto via Brooklyn Daily)

Viking Fest Held in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Northern Europe, Traditions May 24, 2017 at 4:38 pm

The 17th annual Viking Fest was held May 22, Brooklyn Daily reports.

Protestors outside the 92nd Street Y’s gala May 15. (Photo via New York Jewish Week)

Protesting Over ‘Kosher Style’

Food, Jewish, Manhattan May 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The Jewish Week reports on a controversy over the food served at the 92nd Street Y’s gala on May 15.

Lili Gil Valleta giving the keynote speech during the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) Corporate Achievers Summit held on April 28-30, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo courtesy of CIEN+)

Colombian Aims to Alter Views of Multicultural Markets

Lili Gil Valletta is co-founder and CEO of CIEN+, a business that is revolutionizing the way big businesses see multicultural markets.

Students from the BAM-Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation partnership who participated in the DanceAfrica education program performed at the DanceAfrica 2014 festival. (Screen shot via video)

Forty Years of DanceAfrica

African, Brooklyn, Culture May 24, 2017 at 3:22 pm

The performances at this year’s DanceAfrica, the country’s largest African dance festival, will follow the theme “The Healing Light of Rhythm: Tradition and Beyond” while honoring founder Chuck Davis who recently passed away, report Brooklyn media outlets.

Natalio Martinez, from Mexico, works at a street food cart in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard for Voices of NY)

Council Advances Bill Grading Food Carts Like Restaurants

Food, Government, New York May 23, 2017 at 10:29 pm

As the City Council Health Committee approved a bill requiring sanitary grades for food carts, some street vendors support it while expressing concerns about out of control inspections, El Diario/La Prensa reports.