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Posthumous mural of Jean-Jacques Dessalines (Creative Commons license)

A Controversial Street Co-Naming in Little Haiti?

Brooklyn, Caribbean, History August 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm

A street in Little Haiti is being co-named after Jean-Jacques Dessalines, the first leader of Haiti after independence. Brooklyn Daily Eagle takes a look at why some hesitate to celebrate the ruler.

‘You can’t eat hibachi by yourself’

‘You can’t eat hibachi by yourself’

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian, Food August 9, 2018 at 5:58 pm

Join diners as they enjoy a hibachi show in Park Slope complete with food tossing and sake squirting in a video from BRIC TV.

Peralta vs. Ramos in Queens

Peralta vs. Ramos in Queens

Elections 2018, Queens August 9, 2018 at 5:26 pm

Incumbent Jose Peralta defends his association with the IDC, which challenger Jessica Ramos deems a betrayal. Both candidates for the NYS Senate 13th District seat in Queens spoke with Queens Tribune.

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Cap on Ride-Hail Vehicles Approved by Council

Government, Labor, New York, Transportation August 8, 2018 at 5:30 pm

The City Council passed regulations that put a yearlong cap on new licenses for ride-sharing companies. The move follows a spate of suicides among taxi drivers who faced intense financial burdens.

Protestors at the Monday night really against the Inwood rezoning. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Rodriguez Defends Rezoning Plan for Inwood

Manhattan August 8, 2018 at 4:53 pm

Before the full City Council approved the Inwood rezoning, Council member Ydanis Rodriguez offered Manhattan Times a spirited defense of the plan.

Max Rose (Photo by Ben Fractenberg via The Forward)

Can a Purple Heart Recipient Turn SI Red to Blue?

Elections 2018, Jewish, Staten Island August 8, 2018 at 4:38 pm

Democratic candidate Max Rose speaks to The Forward about how his Jewish faith and Army service led him to run for the only Republican-held Congressional seat in NYC.

A rally held some months ago in support of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Arts. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

A Clue to Carranza’s Approach to Struggling Schools?

Culture, Education, Manhattan, Youth August 8, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Chalkbeat examines the case of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts, saved from closure but now subject to a leadership change, and what this might portend for other Renewal schools.

(Photo courtesy of OLA of Eastern Long Island)

Riverhead Police Complete Diversity Training

Latino, Long Island, Police August 8, 2018 at 2:50 pm

The Riverhead police chief speaks to RiverheadLOCAL about the diversity training program his department participated in with the help of OLA of Eastern Long Island, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

Tony Avella with supporters in the Chinese community. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Tony Avella and John Liu Fight Over Chinese Voters

East Asian, Elections 2018, Queens August 7, 2018 at 5:08 pm

John Liu is running to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella, who’s managed to line up support in the Chinese community. Sing Tao Daily spoke with both candidates about their positions and the rivalry.

Inwood rezoning protest on Aug. 6 (Screen shot via City Limits video)

Protest in Inwood Ahead of Council’s Rezoning Vote

Housing, Manhattan August 7, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Days before the City Council votes on the contentious Inwood rezoning proposal, hundreds turned out in protest, reports City Limits in video coverage of the demonstration.

Transplant Recipient, Now Organ Donor Advocate

Transplant Recipient, Now Organ Donor Advocate

Featured Posts, Health, Immigration, New York, Queens, Video August 7, 2018 at 11:51 am

Meet Nepalese immigrant and double-lung transplant recipient Prasha Tuladhar, who now works to encourage more New Yorkers to register as organ donors.

A vacant storefront on Third Avenue near The Hub. (Photo by Joe Hirsch via Mott Haven Herald)

Connecting Businesses with Rental Prospects in the Bronx

Bronx, Business, Real Estate August 7, 2018 at 11:50 am

A new BID initiative will help connect businesses in the Bronx with rental properties, in an effort to stem high vacancy rates, reports Mott Haven Herald.

47th Assembly District Leader Nancy Tong Nancy Tong (center) and Assemblymember William Colton joined demonstrators in speaking out against anti-Chinese graffiti that appeared in Bensonhurst. (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Denouncing Anti-Chinese Graffiti in Bensonhurst

Brooklyn, Crime, East Asian August 6, 2018 at 6:08 pm

At a rally in Bensonhurst, residents and elected officials condemned anti-Chinese graffiti that appeared on storefronts over the weekend, reports Bklyner.

Julia Salazar is running for the New York Senate, representing Brooklyn’s District 18. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Challenging Powerful State Senator, Salazar Pushes Progressive Agenda

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Latino August 6, 2018 at 6:06 pm

Colombia-born Julia Salazar, 27, seeks to unseat Brooklyn’s powerful state senator Martin Dilan in the September Democratic primaries, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Poster from a reading done in April.

Ancient Chinese Story Coming to Off-Broadway

Culture, East Asian August 6, 2018 at 4:46 pm

The Chinese scholars and students behind “Where is My Maple Town,” a new off-Broadway show set in ancient China, speak to Sing Tao Daily about bringing Chinese stories to theatrical stages in the U.S.