New York

Filipino Cuisine Gains Fans in NYC Restaurant Scene

Filipino Cuisine Gains Fans in NYC Restaurant Scene

Asian, Food, New York February 24, 2012 at 1:03 pm

While Chinese, Thai and Indian restaurants are commonplace around New York City, Filipino restaurants have faced an uphill battle, Asian Journal reports in a new “Filipino Foodie guide to Metro New York.” But the tide may be turning.

Egyptians in New Jersey protest Egyptian singer Tamer Hosny for his actions in Tahrir Square and the timing of his concert.

Opinion: Egyptian Singer Deserved Wrath of Protesters at NJ concert

Metro Area, Middle Eastern, North African, Opinion February 23, 2012 at 5:57 pm

In an impassioned editorial for Aramica, journalist Antoine Faisal condemned the Egyptian singer Tamer Hosny, who held a concert on Feb. 4 in Elizabeth, N.J., for his perceived collaboration with government forces in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian revolution.

There are now more Poles in New York City than Chicago.

New York Dethrones Chicago as the ‘Largest Polish City’ Outside of Warsaw

Eastern European, Immigration, New York February 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

New York has surpassed Chicago as the largest “Polish city” in the U.S., with 55,000 Polish immigrants compared to the Windy City’s 46,000.

Around 100 street vendors demonstrated against fines they call excessive last week.

Street Vendors Rally Against City Fines They Call Excessive

Immigration, Manhattan, Politics February 23, 2012 at 9:59 am

Street vendors, at a rally last week, said that they have lost large portions of their income paying fines of up to $1,000 for infractions such as having their vendor licenses in their pockets instead of around their necks or leaving their carts to go to the bathroom.

Bienvenido Hernandez, dean at Village Prep HS in Mott Haven, tries to help students make wise decisions about sex.

Teen Pregnancy Rate Remains High in The Bronx

Bronx, Education, Health February 22, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Even as New York City has begun to mandate a new sex education program for junior high and high schools, the pregnancy rate in the Bronx is alarmingly high, a November report from New York University found. The Mott Haven Herald took a look at what’s being done to address the problem.

Women paramedics will start their own volunteer ambulance corps to tend to Orthodox women patients.

Update: Orthodox Women EMTs to Start Their Own Ambulance Corps

Brooklyn, Health February 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm

After their efforts to join Brooklyn’s all-male Orthodox Hatzalah ambulance corps were thwarted, a group of women emergency medical technicians will start their own volunteer ambulance corps, to be called Ezras Nashim.

Residents packed a hearing at Queens Borough Hall on proposed new legislative district lines.

Voices in Focus: More Anger at Proposed Redistricting Lines

African, African American, Asian, Caribbean, Latino, New York, Politics February 21, 2012 at 4:42 pm

The conversation on controversial proposed redistricting lines continued across New York City and its suburbs over the last few weeks, with hearings and protests by residents. Here is another sampling of coverage from the community and ethnic press.

Over 100 parents and students turned out at a rally in support of the Shuang Wen school's former principal in February. (Photo by Patrick Hedlund/DNAinfo)

Bilingual School Defies DOE For Ousted Principal

Education, Featured Posts, Manhattan February 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm

More than 100 parents and students gathered in front of the Shuang Wen School in the Lower East Side Friday morning, to express their refusal to remove posters dedicated to the school’s beloved former principal, Ling Ling Chou. Chou was ousted amidst an investigation into financial impropriety.

Photo Finish: Fake Snow is Better Than No Snow

Photo Finish: Fake Snow is Better Than No Snow

New York February 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Samantha Darnell, 3, snowboarded on a hill of man-made snow deposited in Union Square last week, DNAinfo reported. With barely any real snow this winter, kids in New York may feel somewhat deprived of their usual winter fun.

Anna Drugova, the manager Silhouettes and Profiles, holds up a vintage dress that had its sleeves and a giant bow removed.

Russian Émigré Finds Her Niche in Satin and Lace

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, New York February 17, 2012 at 5:59 pm

The seamstress Anna Drugova brings artistic flair to vintage clothing, altering and restoring old-fashion dresses to create fresh designs. The manager of Silhouettes and Profiles, Drugova emigrated from Russian when she was young, DNAinfo reported.

Brooklyn Mother Hopes to Close Gap Between Arab Parents and Children

Brooklyn, Culture, In the News, Middle Eastern February 17, 2012 at 5:15 pm

With reports of drug use on the rise among young people in southwest Brooklyn, many parents in the Arab community are finding it difficult to connect with their American-born children. One mother, the Egyptian-born Aziza Hussein, decided to do something about this disconnect.

Community board member Sam Tsang, shop owner Meijiao Chi, and Community Board Chairwoman Theresa Scavo posed outside Chi's store.

City Fines Multiplied as Chinese Shop Owner Struggled to Understand

Brooklyn, East Asian, Economy February 17, 2012 at 1:01 pm

World Journal reported on a Chinese-owned fabric and toy store in Sheepshead’s Bay, Brooklyn, where the owner faced rapidly increasing fines from the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.

Voices in Focus: Seen as a Foe of Immigrants, Pol Becomes Their Benefactor

Culture, Education, Long Island, Metro Area, Politics February 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

In a new video from City Limits’ Brooklyn Bureau, city teenagers drop some wisdom about the importance of education. Also: an unintentional gift to an immigrants’ rights group; a drop in AIDS deaths among the city’s blacks; and an Australian investigation into child sex abuse in the Chabad community extends to the United States.

Avrohom Mondrowitz (left) is in Israel, while Attorney Michael Lesher (right) seeks documents related to his case.

Child Abuse Case Tests the Freedom of Information Law

Brooklyn, Crime, Politics, Religion February 16, 2012 at 4:28 pm

A decades-long investigation into allegations of child molesting against an Orthodox rabbi has also ignited a battle over New York’s Freedom of Information laws that may have ripple effects nationwide.

Hojun Lee

Korean Student is Early Beneficiary of New Policy Curtailing Deportation

East Asian, Immigration, New York February 16, 2012 at 11:24 am

The Korea Times profiled Hojun Lee, a student of Korean descent whose deportation was suspended as part of the Obama administration’s new policy of deprioritizing some deportation cases in favor of others.