New York

Julissa Arce speaks at Strand Bookstore in New York after her interview with El Diario. (Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

Secrets of an Undocumented Wall Street Executive

Immigration, Latino, Manhattan September 23, 2016 at 10:24 pm

Former undocumented immigrant and Wall Street executive Julissa Arce encouraged Latinos to vote as she presented her memoir “My (Underground) American Dream,” El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Immigrants rally in support of Martín Batalla Vidal, who filed a lawsuit stating that the Texas decision blocking DACA and DAPA does not apply in New York.  (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Dreamer Begins Far-Reaching Immigration Case Among Cheers

Immigration, New York September 23, 2016 at 5:12 pm

There was a big show of support at a New York court for Martín Batalla Vidal, a Dreamer who is suing over a Texas court decision that blocked expanded DACA and DAPA, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Because Pete McGuinness Senior Center is located in Greenpoint, most of its patrons are Polish immigrants. Each day some 130 people visit the center. (Photo by Marta Kustek via Nowy Dziennik)

A Home for Polish Seniors in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Seniors September 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm

A Nowy Dziennik reporter visits the Pete McGuinness Senior Center in Greenpoint which serves mostly Polish seniors regardless of their immigration or financial status.

(Photo by Katrina Shakarian via Mott Haven Herald)

A Mom-and-Pop Bakery in the South Bronx

Bronx, Business, Food, South American September 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm

Mott Haven Herald profiles Pitusa Bakery and the Ecuadorean family whose close relationship with staff and customers has kept the store running despite the fast food chains moving in.

Professor Nkechi Agwu and Ndebele dolls (Contributed photo via Amsterdam News)

Teaching Math Through African Dolls and Stories

African, Education, New York September 22, 2016 at 5:38 pm

CUNY Professor Nkechi Agwu looks to increase the number of African-American women in STEM fields by teaching about African cultures who utilized mathematical concepts in their everyday lives, reports Amsterdam News.

Gilbert Cruz (left) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Photo by C. Vivar via Manhattan Times)

A Conversation with Lin-Manuel Miranda

Culture, Latino, Manhattan September 22, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Lin-Manuel Miranda speaks to New York Times TV Editor Gilbert Cruz about his work and why some Latinos related more to “In the Heights” over “Hamilton,” in a panel held to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, reports Manhattan Times.

(Illustration by Bonjourden, Creative Commons license)

Why Non-Francophones Enroll Children in French Programs

Education, New York September 22, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Parents in NYC who do not speak French tell French Morning why they have enrolled their children in a French dual language program.

Combating domestic violence is one of the priorities of the de Blasio administration. (Photo by Aurelia Ventura/La Opinión)

More Resources for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

Latino, New York, Women September 22, 2016 at 4:15 pm

More federal resources for the Violence Intervention Program, among other local organizations, will help immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Gery Vereau via Diario de México)

Newark Opens New Site to Obtain Municipal ID

Government, Immigration, Metro Area September 21, 2016 at 5:23 pm

Looking to be “friendlier and hospitable to its immigrants,” Newark, New Jersey, opened its third center to apply for the city’s municipal ID, Diario de México reports.

(Photo by Garrett Ziegler, Creative Commons license)

‘No Free Walls’ in Bushwick?

Brooklyn, Culture September 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm

The documentary “No Free Wall,” takes a look at the Bushwick Collective and founder Joe Ficalora, who some consider a “harbinger of gentrification,” writes Bushwick Daily.

At a press briefing on Aug. 26, Sangho Lee, middle, president of the Korean Nail Salon Association, discussed its decision to not proceed with a lawsuit against New York State’s new ventilation requirements. Now, asa group of 60 or so salon owners press forward with a class action suit, the association remains opposed to legal action. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Defying Leadership, Korean Nail Salon Owners Press Suit

Business, East Asian, Metro Area September 21, 2016 at 12:37 pm

About 60 Korean nail salon owners are filing a class-action suit to stop NYS from issuing regulations on ventilation in nail salons. The Korean American Nail Salon Association, however, remains opposed to legal action, Korea Daily reports.

Rosa Gil, founder of Comunilife, which runs a program called “Life is Precious” aiming to prevent suicide among Latina teens  (Photo via Twitter)

Why Are Our Girls Taking Their Own Lives?

Health, Latino, New York, Women, Youth September 21, 2016 at 11:34 am

Family problems, lack of adaptation, bullying at school, low self-esteem and, especially, depression are some of the factors leading many teenage Latinas in New York to commit suicide, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Franco “the Great” Gaskin’s piece promotes education equality for all people, according to the Not A Crime campaign’s website. (Photo by  Kylee Tsuru via The Uptowner)

Education is #NotACrime Murals in Harlem

Asian, Education, Manhattan September 20, 2016 at 3:34 pm

In time for the UN General Assembly, murals in Harlem make up part of Not A Crime, a global campaign that strives for education equality for the Bahá’ís, a religious minority in Iran, reports The Uptowner.

Mino (a.k.a. Nouns) with the valiha. (Photo courtesy Mino Razafimpamonjy, via Brooklyn Rail).

From Madagascar to Corona: Making Music in a Basement

African, Asian, Culture, Immigration, Queens September 20, 2016 at 1:22 pm

The Brooklyn Rail shines a light on Malagasy musicians in New York, telling the story of a little-known community of immigrants from Madagascar.

Employees of the Selena Rosa Mexicana restaurant announce the agreement they reached with the Rosa Mexicano restaurant to avoid closing and leaving 40 Latinos unemployed. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mexican Restaurant Reaches Agreement on Name Rights

Business, Food, Manhattan, Mexican September 20, 2016 at 12:23 pm

Small Manhattan restaurant Selena Rosa Mexicana reached an agreement with the Rosa Mexicano conglomerate, which sued for naming rights and put 40 jobs in jeopardy, El Diario/La Prensa reports.