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Archbishop Demetrios, honoree and Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at the event celebrating Greek Independence at Gracie Mansion. (Photo by Costas Bej via The National Herald

Celebrating Greek Independence at Gracie Mansion

Manhattan, Western European March 22, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted a celebration of Greek Independence Day at Gracie Mansion, The National Herald reports.

At the 'Defense of the Fatherland' Day. (Photo via 
Russkaya Reklama)

Observing Russia’s ‘Defender of the Fatherland Day’

History, Jewish, New York, Northern Europe March 22, 2018 at 3:45 pm

Holocaust survivors and WWII veterans in the Russian community marked Defender of the Fatherland Day in Brighton Beach, reports Russkaya Reklama.

St. Rosalia Church at 14th Avenue and 63rd Street in Dyker Heights (Screen shot via Google Maps)

Italian Church in Brooklyn to Be Demolished?

Brooklyn, History, Religion, Western European March 22, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Brooklyn Reporter and Brooklyn Paper cover efforts by Dyker Heights residents and preservationists to save St. Rosalia Church, founded in 1902 by Italian immigrants.

Shaheen Pasha (Photo courtesy of Shaheen Pasha, via Bklyner)

‘Pure’ American Stories of Immigrant Life

Brooklyn, Health, Immigration, Muslim, South Asian March 21, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Bklyner profiles UMass journalism professor Shaheen Pasha, who is writing about growing up in an immigrant family in Brooklyn.

Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu visits the High Line on March 18 to study sustainable development in NYC. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Kaohsiung Mayor Visits New York

East Asian, Environment, Government, New York March 21, 2018 at 2:04 pm

The visit of Kaohsiung mayor Chen Chu to New York, marked the first by a Taiwanese government official after President Trump signed the Taiwan Travel Act, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Rubén Díaz Jr., borough president of the Bronx (Photo via El Diario)

Rubén Díaz Jr. Will Seek to Be First Latino Mayor in 2021

Bronx, Latino, New York, Politics March 20, 2018 at 5:22 pm

In an interview with El Diario/La Prensa, Rubén Díaz Jr., only weeks into his third term as borough president of the Bronx, confirms he will run for mayor in 2021.

Streit’s is the only matzo company that uses a convection oven to bake their matzo, allowing it to be browned on both sides. (Photo by Jenny Powers via The Forward)

Streit’s Matzo Now Made in Rockland County

Business, Food, Jewish, Metro Area March 20, 2018 at 4:03 pm

The Forward visits Streit’s, the historic Lower East Side matzo bakery now located in Rockland County, as it makes its “Kosher for Passover” matzo.

Greek-American Community’s New York Rally for Macedonia. (Photo by Costas Bej/The National Herald)

A Greek Rally for ‘Macedonia’

Eastern European, Manhattan March 20, 2018 at 3:59 pm

At a demonstration in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Greeks asserted that the name of “Macedonia” belongs to the northern region of Greece, reports The National Herald.

Queens Latino

Willets Point’s Latino Workers in 360°

Labor, Latino, Queens, Video March 20, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Queens Latino publishes its first 360-degree virtual reality video, which follows Latino workers in Willets Point, in collaboration with CUNY Graduate School of Journalism students.

Protestors at Times Sq. on March 18. (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

In Times Sq., Syrians Mark 7 Years of Protests

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, New York, Video March 19, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Syrians from the tri-state area rallied to commemorate the seventh anniversary of protests against the Assad government in Syria.

Health Commissioner Mary T. Bassett (in pink top) and other officials at the ribbon cutting on March 15 for the Chelsea sexual health clinic. (Photo by Duncan Osborne via Gay City News)

Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic Reopens

Health, Manhattan March 19, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Gay City News reports on the reopening of the Chelsea sexual health clinic.

MOIA on the ‘State of Our Immigrant City’

MOIA on the ‘State of Our Immigrant City’

Immigration, New York March 19, 2018 at 4:37 pm

In its first annual report, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs describes the services and programs it has offered and provides information on the city’s immigrant population.

Parents from M.S. 325 at the PEP meeting on February 28 where the decision on the school closing was made. (Photo by Nancy Rodriguez-Delgado via Bronx Times)

Bronx School Closing – Too Few ESL Teachers?

Bronx, Education March 19, 2018 at 12:11 pm

The president of the Parent Association at M.S. 325 says the school does not have enough resources to serve its large number of English language learners, report Bronx Times and Amsterdam News.

Robert Cornegy (Photo via City Council website)

Cornegy Questions Motives of AQE

Black, Brooklyn, Education March 16, 2018 at 6:03 pm

City Council member Robert Cornegy, along with a Black ministers organization, voiced his concerns about the Alliance for Quality Education, which “purports to speak on behalf of black and brown students,” writes Kings County Politics.

Narbada Chettri, in red patterned attire at right. (Photo via Everest Times)

Congressman Crowley Honors Nepalese Activist Chhetri

Queens, South Asian, Women March 16, 2018 at 3:48 pm

Nepalese activist Narbada Chhetri was honored by Rep. Joseph Crowley for International Women’s Day, Everest Times reports.