New York

Marlene Saunders (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Brooklyn Homeowners Hit with Surprise Seizure Notices

Brooklyn, Housing September 21, 2018 at 9:10 pm

Kings County Politics reports on two instances of property being improperly seized from mortgage-free homeowners under the city’s Third Party Transfer Program.

Jeremy Lin speaks about mental health issues faced by young people. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Jeremy Lin Shares Thoughts on Mental Health

East Asian, Health, Manhattan September 21, 2018 at 6:22 pm

At a screening of “Looking for Luke,” a documentary on the suicide of a Chinese-American student, basketball player Jeremy Lin spoke about the academic pressure he faced growing up and his views on mental health issues affecting young people, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Kashif Hussain (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

How Kashif Hussain Started a Political ‘Momentum’

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, South Asian September 21, 2018 at 5:34 pm

For the first time, a district leader race in Brooklyn meant more to the Pakistani community than any other – thanks to Kashif Hussain, writes Bklyner.

Newark (Photo by Axel Drainville, Creative commons license)

Newark Tops List for Immigrant Integration

Business, Immigration, Metro Area September 21, 2018 at 2:48 pm

New American Economy released a list of the 10 U.S. cities with the most suitable environment for immigrants, topped by Newark, Baltimore and New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Janet Guzman (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A Year Later: How Puerto Ricans New to NYC Are Faring

Environment, New York, Puerto Rican, Social Services September 20, 2018 at 6:22 pm

El Diario/La Prensa marks the first anniversary of Hurricane María with a series of stories on how New York responded to the arrival of thousands of Puerto Ricans and the challenges they still face.

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Jumaane Williams, Public Advocate?

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Politics September 20, 2018 at 3:51 pm

Following his narrow loss for the lieutenant governor seat, Jumaane Williams speaks to Amsterdam News on whether he will run for public advocate, the “awe-inspiring” primary results and his record as a Brooklyn council member.

Four of the five members of the vocal ensemble Rosa. (Photo courtesy of Rosa)

Sounds of Serbia Come to Carnegie Hall

Culture, Eastern European, Manhattan September 20, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Serbian music will be heard at Carnegie Hall on Sept. 24.

The city approved a plan to eliminate selective admissions to try to integrate District 15 middle schools. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

A Step Closer to Integration in a Brooklyn School District?

Brooklyn, Education, Government September 20, 2018 at 2:33 pm

The city has approved a plan that would end the selective admissions process at middle schools in a western Brooklyn school district, reports Chalkbeat.

Westchester County legislators Nancy Barr and Christopher A. Johnson, surrounded by workers during the bill's presentation. (Photo via El Diario)

Westchester Looks to Protect Workers from Wage Theft

Immigration, Labor, Latino, Metro Area September 19, 2018 at 5:26 pm

A bill seeks to protect Westchester construction workers – who are mostly immigrants – from such abusive labor practices as wage theft, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Manager Liu Fengyan is reluctant to end the 41-year operation of the store. (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

News from Chinatown: No More Häagen-Dazs, Offensive Murals

Business, East Asian, Manhattan September 19, 2018 at 5:22 pm

In separate stories, World Journal covers the closing of the first Häagen-Dazs in Manhattan after more than four decades, and graffiti art that offended residents.

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church has
undergone a significant restoration. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

The Revival of a Washington Heights Greek Church

Manhattan, Religion, Western European September 19, 2018 at 5:20 pm

A renovation of the St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Washington Heights represents more than just an aesthetic restoration, reports Manhattan Times.

Meah Pace, lead singer and actress in "It Can Happen Here." (Photo via QNS)

In Queens, a New Play Reflects Diverse Hopes and Fears

Culture, Immigration, Queens September 19, 2018 at 4:47 pm

A novel from the 1930s, and recent interviews conducted in Queens, serve as the inspiration for a new play, “It Can Happen Here,” showing on Sept. 30, Queens Daily Eagle and QNS report.

A protester outside the building on the eastern campus of Suffolk County Community College where Rep. Lee Zeldin held a roundtable discussion on immigration issues. (Photo by Maria Piedrabuena via Riverhead Local)

On LI, a Roundtable on Immigrants and Gangs, and a Protest

Crime, Immigration, Long Island September 18, 2018 at 5:32 pm

RiverheadLOCAL reports in two stories on a closed-door meeting about immigration and gang-related violence on Long Island, and why protesters rallied against the meeting.

Jennifer Prezioso with her grandfather Moe Albanese outside the family butcher shop at 238 Elizabeth St. (Photo by Madelyn Segarra via The Villager)

Can a Granddaughter Save a Little Italy Butcher Shop?

Business, Manhattan, Western European September 18, 2018 at 3:39 pm

Jennifer Prezioso hopes to keep Albanese Meats and Poultry going in the face of rising rents and a dwindling customer base, reports The Villager.

Many who attended the town hall held signs of opposition to the proposed jail, which would straddle the Civic Center and Chinatown. (Photo by Carl Glassman via Tribeca Trib)

Anger Boils Over at Town Hall on Chinatown Jail Plan

East Asian, Government, Manhattan September 17, 2018 at 2:20 pm

A town hall meeting for city officials to explain plans to build a new jail by Chinatown “quickly descended into a shoutfest,” reports Tribeca Trib.