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Trump’s Pakistani Supporter Faces Rejection

Trump’s Pakistani Supporter Faces Rejection

Muslim, New York, South Asian October 27, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Sajid Tarar says he is receiving “provocative and hate-filled” emails from some members of his community but support from some second-generation American Muslims.

Aerial view of Spofford (Photo via Hunts Point Express)

Developing the Spofford Property

Bronx, Business, History, Youth October 27, 2016 at 4:20 pm

The Hunts Point Express reports on the project selected to replace the notorious juvenile detention center, known as Spofford.

Bangladesh Society members celebrate outside the voting booths on Avenue C in Kensington (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

Bangladesh Society Elects New Officers

Brooklyn, South Asian October 27, 2016 at 3:39 pm

The Bagladesh Society elections for 19 officers drew a crowd in Kensington. Ditmas Park Corner covered the event.

Protestors at the Oct. 20 City Hall rally. (Photo by Gregg McQueen for The Bronx Free Times)

Protesting Over NYCHA ‘Infill’ Development

Housing, New York October 27, 2016 at 3:34 pm

Protestors at City Hall on Oct. 20 demanded that the city reveal names of NYCHA properties slated for “infill” development, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Sandra Jiménez and her 4-year-old son Taylor Durán. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Hall Launches Parenting Website

Government, Health, New York, Youth October 26, 2016 at 3:36 pm

The Growing Up NYC platform makes it easier to access services, programs and events available for children and their families, including undocumented immigrants, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Sukkah outside Congregation Beth Elohim (Photo by Eric Petschek via Tablet)

For Sukkot, Brooklyn Synagogue Spotlights Refugees

Brooklyn, Jewish October 26, 2016 at 2:10 pm

For the holiday of Sukkot, Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn has put up a sukkah that focuses on the theme of the refugee crisis. The synagogue’s rabbi tells Tablet the issue parallels the purpose of a sukkah.

(Photo by drp, Creative Commons license)

Latino Activists and LGBT Students Support Anti-Bullying Bill

Education, LGBTQ, New York October 26, 2016 at 11:27 am

The City Council is reviewing a bullying law arguing that hundreds of youths continue to be victims of harassment and intimidation due to their sexual orientation, race or appearance, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Workers at a construction site in New York (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Seeks to Halt Hispanic Construction Worker Deaths

Labor, Latino, New York October 25, 2016 at 5:52 pm

The Manhattan district attorney has launched a campaign to crack down on fake OSHA cards, which may be behind the death of many Hispanic construction workers, and exchange them for free safety training hours, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Hazel Ingram (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Clinton, the $15 Wage and More: One Electoral College Member’s Views

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Elections 2016, Labor, New York October 25, 2016 at 2:53 pm

A 93-year-old woman, the granddaughter of a slave, speaks to Amsterdam News about her support of the $15 minimum wage, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and more.

For some of the mothers who do not turn to a yue sao after giving birth, they use meal services like Chen Mommy Kitchen, which prepares foods fitting for a postpartum diet. Here, the required five items: breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages and dessert. (Photo by Liz Chow via Open City)

Taking Care of Newborn Babies, and Their Mothers

Brooklyn, East Asian, New York, Traditions, Women October 25, 2016 at 2:24 pm

Yuen Yang works as a nanny who takes care of mothers and their newborn babies during a monthlong “postpartum confinement” known as “sitting the month” in Chinese culture. Open City takes a look at the tradition and how it remains intact in NYC.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

In NJ, Renewing the Fight for Immigrant Driver’s Licenses

Metro Area, Transportation October 25, 2016 at 12:54 pm

Community leaders resumed calls for New Jersey legislators to approve the bill that would issue driver’s licenses to the state’s undocumented immigrants, which was first introduced in 2014, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Images via El Diario de Mexico)

Program Brings 100 Emotional Mexican Family Reunions

Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican October 24, 2016 at 4:55 pm

A binational program called Raíces de Puebla facilitated the reunion of 100 families in the tri-state area with their relatives back in Mexico, Diario de México USA and Report Hispano report.

Bangladeshi community members in Kensington join community liaison Rubina “Ruby” Abdul (second from the left) and City Council member Brad Lander (holding ribbon) in announcing a new office annex for Bangla speakers. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

Brad Lander Opens Office for Bangla Speakers

Brooklyn, Government, Social Services, South Asian October 24, 2016 at 4:05 pm

City Council member Brad Lander will open an office annex in Kensington to help the Bangladeshi community access city services, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

New Jersey Latinos Break Voter Registration Record

Elections 2016, Latino, Metro Area October 24, 2016 at 4:02 pm

By the end of the legal deadline, 20 percent more Latinos had registered to vote in New Jersey this year than in the 2012 election, according to the Democratic Party, Reporte Hispano reports.

The cooking style of Chaley Ngoepa, a stir fry of beef tongue with vegetables, “says ‘China,’ the spiciness ‘India,’ and the choice of meat screams ‘Tibet,’” writes Suzanne Parker on the dish she sampled. (Photo by Suzanne Parker via Times Ledger)

Himalayan Cuisine Arrives in Jackson Heights

Food, Queens, South Asian October 24, 2016 at 1:51 pm

Times Ledger heads to the Little Tibet restaurant in Jackson Heights to get a taste of one of the latest emerging cuisines in Queens – Himalayan food.