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Bronx resident Yolanda Rodriguez shares her ideas at "What Creates Health? A Community Conversation." (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

A Conversation on ‘What Creates Health?’

Bronx, Featured Posts, Health September 27, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Community groups, activists, artists and locals came together in the Bronx to address health inequities at an event organized by the NYC Department of Health’s Center for Health Equity.

(Photo by Héctor Calderón via Diario de México)

Protesters Mark 2nd Anniversary of Ayotzinapa

Manhattan, Mexican September 27, 2016 at 4:01 pm

A group of mostly Mexican protesters in Times Square and the U.N. commemorated the second anniversary of the disappearance of the 43 students, Diario de México USA reports.

Image via IAmMuslimNYC campaign page

#IAmMuslimNYC Campaign Launched

Government, Muslim, New York September 27, 2016 at 2:32 pm

The city has launched a new campaign, #IAmMuslimNYC, to fight anti-Muslim sentiment in NYC.

Tenants in chinatown protest harassment by landlords on the pretext of "renovation." (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinatown Tenants Fight Against Eviction

East Asian, Housing, New York September 27, 2016 at 11:11 am

Chinese tenants recently protested against harassment by their landlords, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Alfredo Rodriguez (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Foundation Will Help Dominicans in the U.S.

Dominican, Government, Metro Area September 27, 2016 at 10:31 am

The Dominican government has created an institution to help nationals in the U.S.in several areas, including repatriating bodies to be buried in the Dominican Republic, Reporte Hispano reports.

Argentines protest in front of the hotel where President Mauricio Macri stayed in New York. (Photo by Mexican American Photography via Queens Latino)

Argentina President Faces Protests During NY Visit

Government, South American September 26, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Anti-neoliberal activists protested in front of the hotel where Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri was staying during his visit to New York, Queens Latino reports.

NYC DCAS outreach specialist Achmat Akkad talking with job seekers at a job fair in chinatown recently. (Photo via World Journal)

The City Recruits in Chinatown

African American, East Asian, Government, Labor September 26, 2016 at 5:54 pm

The city’s main hiring agency, the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services, and private employers recently came to Chinatown for a job fair, World Journal reports.

Go to Diario de México to see more photos and videos of the Mexican Independence Day festivities from Gery Vereau.

Passaic Celebrates First Mexican and Bolivian Parades

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican, South American September 26, 2016 at 5:52 pm

Passaic, New Jersey, celebrated its first Mexican Independence Day celebration and Bolivian Parade this past weekend, Diario de México USA and Reporte Hispano report.

On Saturday Sept. 25, a community block party in Chelsea informed residents and others about plans for "The Women's Building." (Photos by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

A Block Party for ‘The Women’s Building’

Manhattan, Women, Youth September 26, 2016 at 5:28 pm

A block party was held to celebrate and publicize the effort to transform the former Bayview Correctional Facility on West 20th Street into The Women’s Center.

"Earth" - a  ceramic ball filled with soil from different parts of the world and covered with clay tiles (Photo by Wojtek Maślanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Soil From All Over the World to Fill ‘Earth’ in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Immigration September 26, 2016 at 3:30 pm

“Ziemia” (The Earth), the work of Polish-born artist Martynka Wawrzyniak, to be installed in McGolrick Park, will feature a ceramic ball filled with soil from the U.S., Poland and other parts of the world of importance to Greenpoint residents, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Rev. Patricia Singletary, of the Elmendorf Reformed Church and co-chair of the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force, at the open house last week. She voiced her support for “a memorial that respects the past, educates those in the present and offers peace and solace.” (Photo by Emily Dixon via The Uptowner)

What’s Next for the Harlem African Burial Ground

African, History, Manhattan September 26, 2016 at 3:23 pm

As the city initiates the planning process for redeveloping the African Burial Ground in Harlem – formerly a bus depot – these next few months will involve meeting with the local community, reports The Uptowner.

Julissa Arce speaks at Strand Bookstore in New York after her interview with El Diario. (Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

Secrets of an Undocumented Wall Street Executive

Immigration, Latino, Manhattan September 23, 2016 at 10:24 pm

Former undocumented immigrant and Wall Street executive Julissa Arce encouraged Latinos to vote as she presented her memoir “My (Underground) American Dream,” El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Immigrants rally in support of Martín Batalla Vidal, who filed a lawsuit stating that the Texas decision blocking DACA and DAPA does not apply in New York.  (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Dreamer Begins Far-Reaching Immigration Case Among Cheers

Immigration, New York September 23, 2016 at 5:12 pm

There was a big show of support at a New York court for Martín Batalla Vidal, a Dreamer who is suing over a Texas court decision that blocked expanded DACA and DAPA, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Because Pete McGuinness Senior Center is located in Greenpoint, most of its patrons are Polish immigrants. Each day some 130 people visit the center. (Photo by Marta Kustek via Nowy Dziennik)

A Home for Polish Seniors in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Seniors September 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm

A Nowy Dziennik reporter visits the Pete McGuinness Senior Center in Greenpoint which serves mostly Polish seniors regardless of their immigration or financial status.

(Photo by Katrina Shakarian via Mott Haven Herald)

A Mom-and-Pop Bakery in the South Bronx

Bronx, Business, Food, South American September 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm

Mott Haven Herald profiles Pitusa Bakery and the Ecuadorean family whose close relationship with staff and customers has kept the store running despite the fast food chains moving in.