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The youth service organization The Door serves more than 11,000 youth a year and offers job training sessions.

Group helps immigrant youth gain independence

Immigration, In the News, Manhattan November 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm

The youth services organization, The Door, which is located at 555 Broome St., handles a significant number of national applications for a little-known immigration status that allows immigrants under age 21 who suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment by their parents to become permanent, legal U.S. residents.

Asian American designers share experiences with fans

Culture, East Asian, In the News, Manhattan November 1, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Successful fashion designers, including Chinese American designers Jason Wu, Alexander Wang and Peter Som, appeared at Times Square on Oct. 22, to share the stories behind their achievement, drawing an audience of young people who dream of working in fashion.

NYC’s changing ethnic outlook

NYC’s changing ethnic outlook

Featured Posts, Immigration, New York November 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Census data reveals greater movement and complexity among ethnic groups in NYC.

Can Kosher butcher shops survive?

Can Kosher butcher shops survive?

Culture, Economy, In the News, Metro Area October 31, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Jewish shoppers who once detoured from the supermarket to the Kosher butcher shop aren’t making that second stop now. Instead they troll the Kosher meat aisles of supermarkets and big box stores. As a result, according to Jewish Week, the mom-and-pop butcher shop is an endangered species.

A woman’s place

Brooklyn, Culture, In the News, Opinion October 28, 2011 at 4:53 pm

In this editorial, the issue of a woman’s place in Jewish-American society is explored and compared to that of the Israeli woman: “Relegating women to the back of the bus, forcing them to walk on separate sidewalks, excising them from all public appearance is not Torah or Talmud. It’s abuseRead More

Jacob Ma, founder of the World Journal

Founder of Chinese newspaper dies

East Asian, Manhattan October 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Jacob Ma, who founded the World Journal in New York’s Chinatown in 1976 and nurtured it to become one of the most-read Chinese-language newspapers in America, with a nationwide audience, passed away at the age of 88.

Fed up with guns, Brownsville neighbors rally

Fed up with guns, Brownsville neighbors rally

Brooklyn, In the News October 28, 2011 at 4:43 pm

The anger and disgust of residents helped propel three suspects in the killing of a mother of 12. As funeral preparations for Zurana Horton were made, outraged activists held a community prayer vigil and prayer walk for peace at Pitkin Avenue and Watkins Street. They demanded the immediate apprehension ofRead More

Indian languages will appear on ballots

In the News, Politics, Queens, South Asian October 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Indian/South Asian languages will soon be featured on bilingual ballots in four jurisdictions where Indian Americans and South Asians are a significant part of the electorate. According to a Census Bureau announcement, Los Angeles County, California; Cook County, Illinois; and Queens, N.Y. will have “Indian” languages added on to ballots,Read More

Elderly dance their way to cancer care

African American, East Asian, Health, Latino, Manhattan October 26, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Senior citizens jumped from their folding chairs to dance the Macarena, placing their hands on their arms, ears and hips in time to the music. The dance was part of a program designed to encourage seniors to be more active in detecting breast cancer.

Celebrating the Dashain Festival

Nepalese community preserves culture

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian October 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm

The small, but growing, Nepalese community in Queens celebrates festivals like Dashain to bring a sense of home to their lives.

“Occupy Wall Street” media wrap-up #3

“Occupy Wall Street” media wrap-up #3

Economy, Featured Posts, New York October 26, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Continuing coverage from the ethnic and community press, this time digging underneath the surface of the protests.

Students clean up Aqueduct Walk Park in the Bronx.

Bronx parks wait for their own clean-up

Bronx, Environment, Featured Posts October 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm

In the Bronx, parks are as dirty as ever. No one seems to care, except the people who live there.

Pakistani family faces deportation

Pakistani family faces deportation

Health, Immigration, Queens, South Asian October 26, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Shahid Ali Khan came to the US so his son could undergo surgical treatment. A rare side effect left his son severely disabled. Now as the family fights poverty, they also face the threat of deportation.

School resource centers launched for immigrants

Education, Immigration, In the News, New York October 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) has launched school-based Family Resource Centers (FRC) in all five boroughs. The centers intend to combat immigrant student dropout rates, give immigrant parents access to ID documents that will allow them to enter schools, as well as provide workshops for parents and facilitate accessRead More

Korean stores target Chinese customers

East Asian, Economy, In the News, Queens October 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Korean American businesses in Flushing are increasingly focusing their marketing on Chinese customers. Some are promoting themselves actively in the Chinese media. Some are hiring Chinese-speaking staff to secure as many Chinese patrons as possible. The entire staff of Star Skin & Wellbeing on 147th Street can speak Chinese asRead More