New York

Images like St. Patrick's Day 1867 anger the Hibernians.

Irish see red over honor for Nast

Metro Area, Western European November 17, 2011 at 11:35 am

Thomas Nast created the image of Santa Claus and Uncle Sam’s beard, but an Irish Catholic organization in NJ says he doesn’t belong in the state’s Hall of Fame.

Catholic churches in Queens at service of Latinos

Catholic churches in Queens at service of Latinos

In the News, Latino, Queens November 17, 2011 at 11:33 am

Catholic churches in Queens offer various services to the community, something few Hispanics realize.

Jeff Yang talks about for a Feet in Two Worlds podcast.

Future of journalism can be found in Chinatown

East Asian, In the News, Manhattan November 16, 2011 at 4:52 pm

In a podcast for Feet in 2 Worlds, Yang talks about how the fledgling hyperlocal website seeks to spark debate and conversation within the Chinatown community, as well as reshape conceptions among outsiders of what Chinatown is.

Community members attend a candlelight vigil for murder victim Bimal Chanda Tuesday night.

Small turnout at vigil shows fear reigns

Bronx, South Asian November 16, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Community members held a candlelight vigil Tuesday night (Nov. 15) in honor of Bimal Chanda, a Bangladeshi immigrant who was beaten to death and some say, because of his ethnicity. Only four turned out, much less than expected, but a friend of Chanda said that the local South Asian community was staying away out of fear, not out of disrespect.

Living wage battle heats up

Bronx, Economy November 16, 2011 at 4:28 pm

As the City Council prepares for its Nov. 22 debate on so-called living wage legislation, which would require businesses getting city subsidies to pay their workers at least $10 per hour with benefits or $11.50 per hour without benefits, advocates are stepping up their publicity campaign.

Elias Garcia, a third grader at P.S. 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Dual-language schools face challenges

Brooklyn, Education, In the News, Latino November 16, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Ninety New York City public schools use a dual-language curriculum to teach children from Spanish-speaking homes. But students at many of those schools are not faring well on standardized tests.

Celebrating in Englewood Cliffs, with Gloria Oh.

Communities see victories in NJ elections

Metro Area, Politics November 16, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Several communities saw their members get elected to local and state positions in New Jersey last Tuesday, Nov. 8. Some made history by becoming the first in their community to be elected to public office.

Middle school students in the Bronx spend their Saturday in test prep classes in hopes of gaining admission to elite high schools.

Program aims at opening elite school doors

Bronx, Education November 16, 2011 at 2:25 pm

The Science Schools Initiative began providing free prep classes to middle school students in the Bronx whose families cannot afford expensive test prep programs. The organization hopes to make the city’s elite high schools within the students’ reach.

‘We feel snubbed,’ say non-Korean pols

East Asian, In the News, Politics, Queens November 16, 2011 at 2:22 pm

While the Korean community praised Mayor Michael Bloomberg for dedicating a town hall meeting to its concerns last month, his decision has caused a backlash. Queens elected officials, including two Chinese-American representatives, want to know why they weren’t invited.

Turmoil in Greece touches Astoria

Economy, Immigration, In the News, Queens November 16, 2011 at 2:18 pm

The collapsing economy of Greece has revitalized the Greek population in Astoria, which in recent years had been declining.

At a redistricting hearing in Manhattan earlier this fall. Asians called for the new boundaries to reflect their growing presence in the city.

Immigrants want redistricting to reflect changing city

East Asian, In the News, New York, Politics November 16, 2011 at 2:12 pm

A decade ago, not one elected official in New York state was of Asian descent. Since then, Asian Americans now hold one seat in the State Assembly, two in the City Council, and the position of NYC comptroller. While this comes from the growing population and increased participation in voting, it also results from redistricting. With a new redistricting process in the works, immigrants hope that the new boundaries will reflect the true face of New York.

Number of Korean voters falls

East Asian, In the News, New York, Politics November 14, 2011 at 5:23 pm

The number of Korean Americans registered to vote in New York City has declined by nearly 10 percent over the past year. According to a report released on Nov. 4 by MinKwon Center for Community Action, a non-profit organization, as of the end of October, the total number of KoreanRead More

Medicare fraud debate in Korean community

East Asian, Health, In the News, Metro Area, Opinion November 14, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Medicare fraud occurs in the Korean American community often because the elderly do not realize the gravity of committing the fraud, and because of hospitals taking advantage of elderly men and women with limited English-language skills.

Dr. Jorge Piña, founder of the Metapoesía Movement in the Dominican Republic.

Latino writers between a feather and a hard place

Bronx, Culture, Education, Latino November 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Hispanic writers stress the need for local publishing houses that would publish and distribute the works of writers who write in Spanish, as well as media coverage and cultural spaces to present their work.

Members of the New York Coalition to Expand Voting Rights, activists, and students rallied on Nov. 7 to highlight that thousands of legal residents will not be able to vote in the following day's elections because they are not citizens.

Queens neighborhoods shortchanged

Featured Posts, Immigration, Politics, Queens November 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm

A press conference was held on Nov. 7 calling to allow legal residents the right to vote in local elections.