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Martín Batalla, 25, filed a lawsuit hoping to establish a new front to fight for President Obama’s administrative measures. (photo via El Diario)

“Dreamer” Files Lawsuit for Immigration Relief in New York

Immigration, New York August 26, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Original DACA beneficiary Martín Batalla is challenging in the New York courts the application of immigration relief by a Texas federal judge, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The trio with their teacher, Daisy Wu. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Non-Chinese Trio Triumphs Playing Chinese Instruments

Culture, East Asian, New York August 26, 2016 at 2:47 pm

A trio of non-Chinese current and former students won a music competition playing the guzheng, a Chinese string instrument, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Michael Bloomberg, then Mayor, greeted in 2009 by jubilee director Pat Singer, while Russian-language media mogul Gregory Davidzon, left, looks on. (Photo by Butch Moran via Brooklyn Paper)

A Festival in ‘Little Odessa’

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European August 26, 2016 at 1:54 pm

On Aug. 28 Brighton Beach will host its 40th Jubilee, which draws thousands to “Little Odessa,” writes Brooklyn Paper.

(Photo by Wally Gobetz, Creative Commons license)

Urging Polish Americans to Vote

Eastern European, New York, Politics August 26, 2016 at 1:53 pm

Polish American organizations are urging immigrants and Polish Americans to be sure to vote, Nowy Dziennik reports.

Rep. Charles Rangel shaking hands with state Sen. Adriano Espaillat while City Council member Inez Dickens looks on. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

A Tribute to Charles Rangel at Harlem Week

African American, Manhattan, Politics August 25, 2016 at 4:50 pm

Public officials and civic leaders praised Rep. Charles Rangel, now serving his final term as congressman, at a tribute event during Harlem Week, reports Amsterdam News.

Hyuk Man Kwon, at left, addressing an earlier meeting of the Borough Council of Palisades Park on July 26. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Urging Korean Interpretation in Palisades Park

East Asian, Metro Area August 25, 2016 at 2:54 pm

The Borough of Palisades Park, half of whose population is Korean, may soon have Korean interpretation at council meetings, Korea Daily reports.

Dominican candidates Marisol Alcantara (r.) and Carmen de la Rosa (m.) are presented by Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and State Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

What the Race to Replace Espaillat Could Mean for the Senate

Dominican, Manhattan, New York, Politics August 24, 2016 at 6:12 pm

Marisol Alcantara has the support of Adriano Espaillat, the state senator – and likely soon-to-be member of Congress – whose seat she is looking to take over. However, her affiliation with the Senate Independent Democratic Conference has some concerned, including two of her opponents, reports Gotham Gazette.

Rabbi Eli Cohen of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council and Mike Joseph from steel pan group Harmony Music Makers shake hands at the One Crown Heights festival on August 21. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini in Brooklyn Paper)

An Anniversary Marked in a Changed Crown Heights

African American, Brooklyn, History, Jewish August 24, 2016 at 6:05 pm

The Brooklyn Paper and The Jewish Press report on Crown Heights, 25 years after the turmoil that divided Black and Orthodox Jewish neighbors.

Caregiver Bárbara Rodríguez talks about how tough her job is. (Photo by Mariela Lombard for El Diario)

City Offers Assistance to Caregivers

Labor, New York, Women August 24, 2016 at 5:45 pm

The City Council approved a law aiming to guarantee the rights of caregivers, many of whom are immigrant women of color, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via News India Times)

India’s Independence Day Celebrated

Manhattan, South Asian August 24, 2016 at 5:20 pm

Thousands lined the parade route for the India Day Parade marking the nation’s independence in 1947, reports News India Times.

(Photo courtesy of  Shahana Hanif's Twitter page)

Kensington Rally Unites Local Mosques for the First Time

Brooklyn, Muslim, South Asian August 23, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Bangladeshi community members, religious leaders and elected officials were among those who attended the Peace and Unity Rally on Aug. 21 held in response to the shooting deaths of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

Minsun Kim, president of the Korean American Association of New York (in orange blouse) and Jae-gun Jung, president of the National Unification Advisory Council in New York (in grey suit next to her), at a press briefing in Flushing, Queens on Aug 22. (Photo by the National Unification Advisory Council in New York)

Endorsing Missile Defense of South Korea

East Asian, New York August 23, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Thirteen Korean-American organizations endorsed deployment of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) system in the Korean peninsula, Korea Daily reports.

Luciano Manzueta, who lives at 1225 Sherman Avenue, is at risk of eviction from his apartment. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Anxious Tenants Wait For Bill Providing Free Legal Help

Bronx, Government, Housing, Latino August 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Hundreds of tenants, especially Hispanics, are hoping for the passage of a bill guaranteeing attorneys to low-income tenants facing eviction, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Yichen Tu in front of a bulletin board filled with housing ads, which she calls the “Craigslist for immigrants.” She holds the Chinese character for “housing.” (Photo by Joseph Hsu via Open City)

‘My Flushing’ through Photos

East Asian, Immigration, Queens August 23, 2016 at 2:46 pm

In a series of photos in Open City, a World Journal reporter identifies notable spots in her adapted home of Flushing that reflect the many Chinese and immigrant residents who make up the neighborhood.

Uniting the Cultures of Indonesia through Food

Uniting the Cultures of Indonesia through Food

Ethnic Eats, Featured Posts, Food, Queens, Southeast Asian August 22, 2016 at 4:27 pm

A food festival in Queens brings together the disparate cultures and languages of Indonesia.