New York

Steve Choi, from the NYIC, wants more funding allocated to promoting the 2020 Census. (Photo via El Diario)

Demanding Funds for NY’s 2020 Census Count

Demographics, Immigration, New York April 24, 2019 at 3:48 pm

Pro-immigration advocates urged the city and the state to double the funds allocated to the 2020 Census, arguing that a thorough counting of all immigrant communities is vital for New York’s political and financial strength, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Sadef Ali Kully)

City’s Bushwick Rezoning Plan Unveiled

Brooklyn, Housing April 24, 2019 at 3:37 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle and City Limits write about the mixed reception for the city’s rezoning proposal for Bushwick.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Elizabeth, NJ Joins Global Celebration of Uruguayan Candombe

Culture, Latino, Metro Area April 24, 2019 at 3:15 pm

The New Jersey Uruguayan community will join a global homage to their national dance, Candombe, in Elizabeth next Sunday, Reporte Hispano reports.

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez speaking out in support of One Fair Wage Act. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Debating a ‘Fair Wage’ vs. Tipped Wage

Brooklyn, Labor, New York April 24, 2019 at 2:09 pm

Legislators made a pitch for replacing the tipped wage with a higher minimum wage, but not all servers favor the change, Kings County Politics reports.

Senator José Serrano, Jr. (Photo via El Diario)

Will NYS Pass Sanctuary State Legislation?

Immigration, New York April 24, 2019 at 2:04 pm

State Senator from the Bronx Jose Serrano Jr. has introduced a bill in Albany that would make New York the third sanctuary state in the U.S., El Diario La Prensa reports.

The Essex County Correctional Correctional Facility (Google maps image, via Documented)

Immigrant Detainees Complain of Poor Mental Health Care in NJ Facility

Criminal Justice, Immigration, Metro Area April 22, 2019 at 5:15 pm

Mental health needs are going unaddressed in the facility, and 60 immigrant detainees have been placed on suicide watch since 2015, reports Documented.

ESL students pretesting at the Bronx County Courthouse. (Photo by Karina Hernandez via Mott Haven Herald)

Urging NYC Not to Cut Funds for ESL Classes

Bronx, Education, Immigration, New York April 22, 2019 at 3:52 pm

Immigrant students want the city to restore funding for ESL classes, Mott Haven Herald reports.

Tenants from Brooklyn to Buffalo are facing rent increases, abusive landlords and an extreme shortage of affordable housing. (Photo via El Diario)

Report: Tenant Laws Fail to Protect New York Immigrants

Housing, New York April 19, 2019 at 3:40 pm

According to a Make the Road New York report, New York’s current tenant laws leave immigrants vulnerable to abusive landlords, a pattern that appears also in the suburbs and the rest of the state, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Opinion: A Tale of Two Cities, One in Chinatown

Culture, Manhattan, Opinion April 19, 2019 at 1:34 pm

A Sing Tao commentary contrasts the cultural allure of Hudson Yards and other prosperous entities to Chinatown, just miles away, still awaiting a performance center.

Tomashi Jackson (Photo by Tsubasa Berg via KCP)

Property Seizure Series Inspires Artwork

Black, Brooklyn, Housing April 19, 2019 at 12:44 pm

A Kings County Politics investigation into the city seizing property from predominantly Black owners has inspired artist Tomashi Jackson to draw parallels between present-day central Brooklyn and Seneca Village in the mid-1800s.

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams alongside 45th Council District candidate Monique Chandler-Waterman. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Williams Supports Activist Chandler-Waterman in Council Bid

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Politics April 18, 2019 at 4:55 pm

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams endorsed community activist Monique Chandler-Waterman in next month’s special election for his former City Council seat, reports Kings County Politics.

‘The Prince of East New York’ Riffs on Immigrant Dreams

‘The Prince of East New York’ Riffs on Immigrant Dreams

Brooklyn, Culture, Dominican April 18, 2019 at 4:50 pm

The story of his parents’ journey from the Dominican Republic figures in comedian Gastor Almonte’s debut album, “Immigrant Made,” reports BK Reader.

Senator Jessica Ramos and Eusebio Veras, who is an immigrant, at the new AAFE headquarters. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

AAFE Opens New Office to Serve Queens’ Immigrants

Asian, Immigration, Latino, Queens April 18, 2019 at 4:47 pm

The Asian American organization seeks to offer services to all of Queens’ immigrant communities, particularly Latinos, in Jackson Heights, Queens Latino reports.

Andres Silva (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Inspections Ordered after Hispanic Construction Workers Die

Labor, Latino, New York April 17, 2019 at 5:49 pm

Workers tell El Diario La Prensa that more training and supervision are needed.

A worker at the Lubavitch Matzah Bakery in Crown Heights wraps a bundle of shmurah matzos. (Photo courtesy of Rabbi Chaim Landa, Chabad Lubavitch, via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Making Matzo in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish April 17, 2019 at 5:36 pm

Ahead of Passover, Brooklyn Daily Eagle looks at two kinds of matzo being produced in the borough, one made in Orthodox Jewish-run bakeries and the other by a company taking a “culturally-based” approach.