New York

Lizette Delgado-Polanco, one of New Jersey’s 17 superdelegates to the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, with candidate Hillary Clinton. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Latina Superdelegate at the Democratic Convention

Dominican, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Politics, Women July 29, 2016 at 3:59 pm

At the Democratic convention, Reporte Hispano talked with superdelegate Lizette Delgado Polanco, a Dominican from NJ, as well as delegates from both the Clinton and Sanders camps.

Agustina Vazquez and her husband, Miguel de la Cruz sell ices on West 125th Street in Harlem. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘We Are Afraid of Working Like This, but Do Not Have a Choice’

Labor, Mexican, New York July 28, 2016 at 3:38 pm

Street vendors ask the city to resolve the issue of licenses already, as fines of up to a thousand dollars become a frequent occurrence, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

A Bowery Boy in the street fashions of the 1860s. (Photo via Irish Central)

Remembering the Bowery of Long Ago

History, Immigration, Jewish, Manhattan, Western European July 28, 2016 at 2:14 pm

The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors has mounted a “walking exhibit” to describe the rich and textured history of the 1.25-mile-long thoroughfare, reports Irish Central.

Farah Jasmine Griffin in her office at Columbia University (Photo by Arriel Vinson for Voices of NY)

Next Steps for the Black Girl Movement

The Black Girl Movement is building on the success of its first conference this spring to work in communities across the nation to address issues specific to Black girls ages 8-18.

The qinqin, gaohu, and zhonghu, traditional Chinese instruments, accompany a Cantonese opera performance in Columbus Park (Photo by Huiying Bernice Chan via Open City)

In Chinatown, Immigrant Retirees Turn to Music

East Asian, Health, Manhattan, Seniors July 28, 2016 at 11:04 am

A group of Chinese immigrants meets every week in Columbus Park to perform songs from the Cantonese opera, not just to keep their cultural roots intact but also to stave off mental health issues, reports Open City.

Eunrim Park (Photo via The Korea Times)

First Woman President of Korean Association Reflects on Inaugural Year

East Asian, Metro Area, Social Services, Women July 27, 2016 at 5:14 pm

The Korea Times profiles Eunrim Park, the first woman to run the Korean-American Association of New Jersey in the organization’s 40-year history.

Jack Martins (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

For Republican Jack Martins, an Immigrant Story Worth Telling

Portuguese-American Jack Martins, running on the Republican ticket for the 3rd congressional district seat on Long Island, talks about the immigrants’ journey.

Aixa Padillo, Felipe M. Adison Valdez, and teacher Carmine Guirland. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Teens on Juvenile Probation Graduate

Education, New York, Youth July 27, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Ten teens graduated July 22 after taking advantage of a program through the Department of Probation and the Department of Education, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

At the recent "collective" bratabandha in Queens. (Photo via Everest Times)

The First ‘Collective’ Bratabandha for Young Nepalese in NYC

Queens, South Asian, Traditions July 27, 2016 at 9:57 am

A significant rite of passage for young Nepalese was conducted in Queens recently, Everest Times reports.

Consul of Colombia in New York María Isabel Pérez (left). (Photo by Camille Padilla Dalmau via El Diario)

Colombians Celebrate Independence and Peace in Queens

Culture, Latino, Queens, South American July 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm

Native Colombians and those by heritage, along with other Latinos, came together to celebrate their culture, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Lina Montoya’s exhibit in Staten Island. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Love, Art, and Color for NY

Culture, South American, Staten Island July 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm

Colombian artist Lina Montoya, aka Ele Eme, puts in effort, energy, and creativity to highlight the unexplored beauty – both material and human – of Staten Island, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Opponents of the Sherman Plaza development in Inwood. (Facebook photo via Manhattan Times)

Opposing a New Development in Inwood

Government, Housing, Manhattan July 25, 2016 at 5:21 pm

Community members continue to oppose the development of a mixed-use apartment building in Inwood, the first planned project under Mayor de Blasio’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing rezoning plan, Manhattan Times reports.

Members of the new cooperative planning to start a child care business on Staten Island. (Photo by Hector Calderon via Diario de Mexico)

SI Workers’ Cooperative to Open Child Care Center

Business, Immigration, Labor, Staten Island, Youth July 25, 2016 at 4:50 pm

A new child care cooperative is being organized on Staten Island, reports Diario de México.

10Below Ice Cream (Photo by Yingzi Yin via World Journal)

Innovative Ice Cream in Chinatown to Cool Down the Summer

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Youth July 25, 2016 at 1:28 pm

World Journal profiles two Chinese-run unique ice cream parlors in Chinatown, 10Below Ice Cream and Penguin Ice Cream.

Billy Thai (l.) and Charles Ragusa (Photos via Kings County Politics)

Is a Brooklyn District Race Dividing the Chinese Community?

Brooklyn, East Asian, Politics July 21, 2016 at 4:21 pm

A challenge against signatures collected by Billy Thai, a candidate for male Democratic district leader of the 47th Assembly District in South Brooklyn, has increased the hostility in the battle for control of a district with a large Chinese population, reports Kings County Politics.