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Cranberry chutney (Photo by Subbu Arumugam, Creative Commons license)

Turkey Biryani on Thanksgiving

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian, Traditions November 22, 2017 at 1:54 pm

Indian-American millennials speak to News India Times about how they celebrate Thanksgiving and what the holiday means to them.

Jackson Heights Islamic Center and Mosque President Mirza Rahman. (Photo by Richard Loria via Queens Chronicle)

Bangladeshis Help the Rohingya: ‘It Is Only Natural’

Queens, South Asian November 22, 2017 at 12:26 pm

The Bangladeshi community in NYC is raising money, and awareness, in support of the Rohingya, reports Queens Chronicle.

Shiyu Lu (left) (Provided to World Journal by Lu)

New Film Inspired by Brooklyn Murder of a Chinese Family

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian November 21, 2017 at 3:46 pm

World Journal speaks to Shiyu “Rhyme” Lu, the director of “Gold Fortune,” a short film based on the case of Mingdong Chen, who murdered his relatives in Sunset Park in 2013.

City Council member Vincent Gentile introduced legislation earlier this year that imposes strict fines on landlords that make illegal conversions into multi-family homes.

Impact of Illegal Conversion Law in Southern Brooklyn

Brooklyn, East Asian, Housing November 21, 2017 at 3:33 pm

Critics of the new illegal home conversion law say it does not provide alternative options to displaced tenants as the city faces an affordable housing crisis, reports Kings County Politics.

Talukder came to the United States in the 1980s, when he was still a teenager, and qualified for the late amnesty program for green cards in 1990, he said. He later filed for asylum after receiving death threats from the Jamaat Islami Party, a fundamentalist party, while visiting Bangladesh, he said. (Photo by Katie Honan via City Limits)

Bangladeshi Father in Queens ‘Fears the Worst’

Immigration, Queens, South Asian November 17, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Riaz Talukder “fears the worst” ahead of his ICE check-in on Nov. 20 after agents told him last month “to return with a passport and a plane ticket back to Bangladesh,” writes City Limits.

Photo by Mustafa Z. Mirza via BKLYNER

Learning Desi Cooking at a Tax Office

Brooklyn, Social Services, South Asian, Women November 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm

On weekends, Bibi Jan Corp in “Little Pakistan” becomes a makeshift kitchen where Pakistani women learn to cook healthy South Asian meals, writes Bklyner.

Honorees of the 2017 Ambassador Awards, presented by TimesLedger newspapers to Queens immigrants who have made a difference in our community in the fields of medicine, art, business, law and philanthropy. (Photo by Michael Shain via Times Ledger)

‘Queens Heroes’ Celebrated

Twenty-five immigrants from different fields were honored by Times Ledger.

Lt. Col. Kamal Singh Kalsi (Photo courtesy of Sikh Coalition via News India Times)

Sikh Army Doctor Joins Murphy’s Transition Team

Metro Area, South Asian November 15, 2017 at 5:12 pm

Lt. Col. Kamal Singh Kalsi is one of several Indian Americans named to Gov.-Elect Phil Murphy’s transition team, reports News India Times.

A Conversation with Yuh-Line Niou

A Conversation with Yuh-Line Niou

Asian, Government, Health, Manhattan, Video November 14, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Yuh-Line Niou, the first Asian-American to represent Chinatown in the state Assembly, speaks to CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” about her first year in office. The episode also covers Korean-American reaction to North Korea, and smoking in the Asian community.

(Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Chinese Supermarket Opens in Nassau County

Business, East Asian, Long Island November 13, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Super FL Mart, a 50,000-square-foot supermarket, opened over the weekend in Mineola, reports World Journal.

Mehnaz Afridi, a professor of religious studies at Manhattan College, talks about the crisis facing Rohingya in Myanmar at a rally in Riverdale in September. In the course of a month, over half a million Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in their home country.

Making the Rohingya Crisis ‘Real’ in the NW Bronx

Bronx, Southeast Asian November 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

The Riverdale Press speaks to a religious studies professor and Rohingya activist on the plight of the ethnic group.

Our Lady of Perpetual Church celebrates 125 years. (Photo by Jaime DeJesus via Brooklyn Reporter)

Sunset Park Parish Marks 125 Years

Asian, Brooklyn, Latino, Religion November 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Sunset Park is celebrating its 125th anniversary by holding masses and events that reflect its immigrant communities, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

Nina Macapinlac at ‘Marcos is No Hero’ rally outside the Philippine Consulate building on Fifth Avenue. (Photo via Facebook)

NYC FilAms on Duterte’s War on Drugs

New York, Southeast Asian November 9, 2017 at 5:32 pm

Ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to the Philippines, Filipino-Americans weigh in on President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, in a story from The FilAm.

A Trilingual Chinese Church in Sunset Park

A Trilingual Chinese Church in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, East Asian, Immigration, Religion, Video November 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm

A video from BRIC TV gives a glimpse inside The Church of Grace to Fujianese NY in Sunset Park, one of the largest Chinese churches in NYC.

Ram Kumar, Untitled, Oil on canvas, 1961, 20.0 x 31.0 in. 50.8 x 78.7 cm. Signed in HIndi and dated in English (lower left) ‘Ram Kumar 61’. (Photo via News India Times)

Art, Music and Dance of India

Culture, New York, South Asian November 9, 2017 at 2:45 pm

News India Times reports on dance, music and visual arts from India on display in NYC.