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‘Living More Fulfilling Lives, Through Kimchi’

Kimchi is making inroads in markets like Whole Foods as New Yorkers and Americans embrace the traditional fermented dish, and its new variants.

Data: New York City Bureau of Tuberculosis Control Annual Report, 2016

Plateau of Overall TB Rate in NYC Masks Disparities

Demographics, Health, New York March 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm

The Department of Health’s Bureau of Tuberculosis Control released its 2016 report March 24, which showed disparities in TB incidence across some neighborhoods and races and ethnicities.

Jenny Hou’s family and supporters (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Jenny Hou Avoids Deportation

East Asian, Immigration, New York, Politics March 24, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Jenny Hou, the former treasurer of John Liu’s mayoral campaign who was convicted over fundraising irregularities in 2013, will not be deported, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Protesting the Bedford Union Armory development. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

The ‘Whitening’ of Crown Heights

Brooklyn, Housing March 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Amsterdam News reports on a new study that challenges the affordability of planned development at the Bedford Union Armory in Crown Heights.

A scene in Greenpoint. (Photo by Anna Arciszewska via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish, and Living in the U.S. without Papers

Eastern European, Immigration, New York March 24, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Nowy Dziennik spoke with Poles working without papers, some for many years.

Belgian Cécile Walschaerts, one of the organizers of the exhibition. (Photo via French Morning)

Pop-Up Exhibit Takes on ‘Francophonie’ in New York

Culture, Manhattan, Western European March 24, 2017 at 12:05 pm

A pop-up exhibit about the meaning of francophonie in New York will take place this Sunday in Harlem, French Morning reports.

Activists call on city authorities to keep adult education programs going, particularly English classes. (Photo via El Diario)

Activists Plead to Save Adult Literacy Program

Education, Immigration, New York March 23, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Activists, students and teachers asked City Hall to keep funding English classes for adults, which benefit some 6,000 New Yorkers, in the new budget, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Bayside resident Ted Han placed an advertisement celebrating the United States-South Korea alliance at the intersection of Northern and Parsons boulevards in Flushing. He worries that the states’ relationship will be hurt by the front-runner to become president of South Korea. (Photo provided to Queens Chronicle)

Generational Divide in Queens on Park’s Impeachment

East Asian, Politics, Queens March 23, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Queens Chronicle finds that much of the reaction among Korean Americans in the borough to the impeachment of the South Korean president is split along age lines.

Republican mayoral candidate Paul Massey dining in Chinatown recently with community leaders. (Photo by April Xu via Sing Tao Daily)

Paul Massey Visits Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics March 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Republican mayoral candidate Paul Massey recently visited Chinatown, Sing Tao Daily reports.

(Photo via Bushwick Daily)

‘While in Kathmandu’ to Open in Ridgewood

Brooklyn, Food, South Asian March 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm

A new Himalayan restaurant is planned for Ridgewood, reports Bushwick Daily.

Our Lady of Loreto, now closed, with recently built low-income housing behind it. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Can an Italian Church in Brownsville Be Saved?

Brooklyn, History, Religion, Western European March 23, 2017 at 1:38 pm

Our Lady of Loreto, the century-old church built by Italian immigrants, faces demolition but supporters, and a Queens senator, hope to save the historic building, report Brooklyn Downtown Star and Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Juliet Payabyab (right) with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz during the celebration of Philippine American Friendship Day in June 2016. (Photo via The FilAm)

A FilAm Leader’s Foray into Politics

Politics, Queens, Southeast Asian March 23, 2017 at 1:14 pm

The FilAm profiles Filipino-American community leader Juliet Payabyab who, after more than four decades of living in Astoria, is getting involved in local politics and applying for a community board seat.

Yaharia Burgos, who works as a doorwoman, is asking ICE to free her husband, Juan Vivares. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

New ICE Detention Becomes Rallying Cry for Pro-Immigrant Groups

Immigration, New York March 22, 2017 at 4:17 pm

Union members, elected officials and community leaders come together to ask to halt the deportation of a Colombian man whose wife and children are U.S. citizens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jenifer Rajkumar, Gov. Cuomo’s Director of Immigration Affairs meets an immigrant family in New York. (Photo by Sultan Khan via News India Times))

Rajkumar on New NYS Immigration Affairs Post

Immigration, New York, Politics, South Asian March 22, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Jenifer Rajkumar has been named by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to be the new director of Immigration Affairs for New York State, News India Times reports.

Maria Torres-Springer (Photo by Lambert Parong/ Kababayan Media via The FilAm)

Putting Political Hopes in Torres-Springer

Government, Manhattan, Politics, Southeast Asian March 22, 2017 at 2:42 pm

At a Philippine Consulate event for International Women’s Day, attendees praised Housing Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer for her political success, reports The FilAm.