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On April 24, Assemblymember Ron Kim, middle, speaks at a press conference at Flushing Town Hall in Queens, joined by members of taxi driver associations and South Asian community organizations. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Kim Reintroduces Bill to Raise Penalties for Assault on Taxi Drivers

Immigration, New York, Transportation April 25, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Assemblyman Ron Kim has reintroduced a bill raising the penalties for assault on taxi drivers, Korea Daily reports.

Two Brothers and Two Decades of Peruvian Flavor in Brooklyn   

Two Brothers and Two Decades of Peruvian Flavor in Brooklyn  

Brooklyn, Business, Food, South American April 25, 2017 at 1:19 pm

Coco Roco restaurant, a pioneer of Peruvian cuisine in Brooklyn founded by two brothers from Cuzco, is celebrating its first 20 years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Signs along 40 Road in Flushing. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Shops in Flushing Told to Revamp Signage

Business, East Asian, Queens April 25, 2017 at 1:12 pm

Flushing businesses have been given summonses for having incorrect signage, but many are uncertain how to make fixes that will be acceptable to the Department of Buildings, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Candlelight vigil at Diversity Plaza. (Photos by Dipika Shrestha for Voices of NY)

Remembering Nepal’s Earthquake

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian April 25, 2017 at 12:44 pm

People gathered in Queens to remember the victims of the earthquake which devastated Nepal two years ago.

Grace Chung, Dee Raymond (Photo via Sunnyside Post)

Protesting Displacement in Queens

Housing, Queens April 24, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Protesters say three city plans will lead to displacement and more gentrification in Queens, Sunnyside Post reports.

Sung Park in front of his Brooklyn restaurant, Bistrot Petit. (Photo via French Morning)

Bistro Petit: Where French Tradition Meets Korean Seasonings

Brooklyn, East Asian, Food, Western European April 24, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Chef Sung Park offers a personal Korean touch and popular prices to Bistro Petit, a French restaurant in Brooklyn, French Morning reports.

Paola Zuniga-Tellez (Photo via Riverhead News-Review)

First Latina Named to LI Community Board

Latino, Long Island, Women April 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm

On the East End of Long Island, Paola Zuniga-Tellez has become the first Latina named to a local community board, Riverhead News-Review reports.

Some of the members of Lavender Light (Screen shot via NY City Lens video)

Can NYC’s First Black, Gay Gospel Choir Survive?

Black, Culture, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Religion April 24, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Founded in 1985, Lavender Light hopes to continue spreading its message of diversity and acceptance, reports NY City Lens.

The Haitian Times

A Dream Realized for Haitian Dancer at Dance Theatre of Harlem

Caribbean, Culture, Manhattan April 24, 2017 at 3:24 pm

The Haitian Times profiles Haitian ballet dancer, Sanford Placide, for whom performing with the Dance Theatre of Harlem holds particular significance.

Turks Here Question Referendum Results

Turks Here Question Referendum Results

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, New York April 21, 2017 at 5:10 pm

Turks in the metropolitan New York area were discouraged by the results of the recent referendum in Turkey, and expressed concern for the country’s future.

(Photo via Our Time Press)

A Storyteller in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, Culture April 21, 2017 at 4:34 pm

Our Time Press profiles Cynthia Goodison Tompkins, a Brooklyn resident who after teaching for three decades, is focusing on storytelling.

Irvin Morazan's "Border Crossing Headdress" is an artistic interpretation of a "coyote," who smuggle people across the border for a fee. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal for The Riverdale Press)

Borders and Neighbors – Perceived Through Art

Bronx, Culture, Latino April 21, 2017 at 3:21 pm

A new exhibit in the Bronx offers conceptual views on borders and neighbors, The Riverdale Press reports.

Rev. Khader El-Yateem says he is the only Democratic candidate in the Bay Ridge City Council race who is not employed by a politician. (Photo courtesy of South Brooklyn Progressive Resistance via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Can El-Yateem Win Over Republican Voters?

Brooklyn, Elections 2017 April 21, 2017 at 2:06 pm

Rev. Khader El-Yateem, who is running for the 43rd District Council seat, said at a South Brooklyn Progressive Resistance forum he was confident Republicans will cross party lines and vote for him in the general election, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Tom Cat employees (Photo via Brandworkers)

Tom Cat Bakery Workers Call for a ‘Day Without Bread’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Labor, Queens April 20, 2017 at 2:08 pm

On April 21, immigrant workers of Tom Cat Bakery will protest outside the business as part of their “Day Without Bread” initiative, reports LIC Post. BKLYNER reports on two Brooklyn restaurants supporting the campaign.

Assemblyman Bill Colton and Democratic District Leader Nancy Tong at the Southwest Marine Waste Transfer Station last summer after yet another environmental violation was discovered. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Continuing to Fight Against New SW Brooklyn Waste Transfer Station

Brooklyn, Business, Transportation April 20, 2017 at 1:23 pm

The city just signed a $3.3 billion agreement with Waste Management which will cover hauling garbage from the new Southwest Marine Transfer Station, but local officials vow to keep opposing the transfer station, writes Kings County Politics.