Communities

‘Flatbush Girl’ Challenges Kagan for District Leader

‘Flatbush Girl’ Challenges Kagan for District Leader

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Jewish August 1, 2018 at 6:11 pm

Kings County Politics profiles the two candidates for the 45th Assembly District’s female district leader: incumbent Margarita Kagan and Instagram star Adina Miles.

(Photo via El Diario)

Worker, Back in Ecuador, Recovers 40K in Stolen Wages

Labor, New York, South American August 1, 2018 at 6:06 pm

Thanks to the help of a union, the Consulate General of Ecuador and the city comptroller’s office, an Ecuadorean worker recovered $40,000 in wages stolen by his employer years after moving back to his country, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

One of Andre Trenier’s murals featuring other artists’ tags in Beatstro. (Photo by Alex Mitchell via Bronx Times)

South Bronx Eatery Hearkens Back to Hip-hop Days

Bronx, Culture, Food August 1, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Beatstro is a new restaurant in the South Bronx with a nostalgic nod to the hip-hop era, reports Bronx Times.

Slawomir Platta (Photo by Marcin Żurawicz via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish-American Running for NY State Senate Seat

Eastern European, Elections 2018, Queens July 31, 2018 at 5:24 pm

Polish-born lawyer Slawomir Platta is running on the Republican ticket for the NY Senate District 15 seat in Queens – and also starting a new political party, reports Nowy Dziennik.

First Latino Burger Chain in the U.S. Sizzles in Westchester

First Latino Burger Chain in the U.S. Sizzles in Westchester

Food, New York, South American July 31, 2018 at 4:40 pm

Colombian immigrant and fan of Argentine cuisine Moisés Mera started in White Plains the first Latino-owned burger chain in the U.S., Gaucho Burger Company, Westchester Hispano reports.

‘Fighting for Justice’ in Ozone Park

‘Fighting for Justice’ in Ozone Park

Crime, Muslim, Queens, Video July 31, 2018 at 11:44 am

CUNY TV’s “Short Docs Web Series” speaks to multimedia journalist Anuz Thapa about his new documentary, “Fighting for Justice,” on the aftermath of the murder of Imam Maulana Akonjee and his assistant Thara Uddin in 2016.

Latinos in Bushwick Have a New Community Health Center

Latinos in Bushwick Have a New Community Health Center

Brooklyn, Health, Latino July 30, 2018 at 5:29 pm

The Betances Health Center inaugurated a branch in this Brooklyn neighborhood, home to many low-income Hispanics who are sick and uninsured, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Khan's supporters at a victory rally in Jackson Heights on July 26. (Photo by Mohammad Farrukh)

In NYC’s Pakistani Enclaves, Most Cheer Imran Khan

Featured Posts, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian July 30, 2018 at 5:22 pm

Most members of the Pakistani community hope Imran Khan will usher in cleaner government and improving relations with the U.S.

At the opening of the Kazakh exhibition. (Photo via Russkaya Reklama)

Celebrating Bukharian and Kazakh Heritage

Central American, Culture, Queens July 30, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Russkaya Reklama covered some events that were part of last month’s “Our Heritage” festival sponsored by the Russian American Federation.

Pablo Villavicencio, at his home with his daughters Luciana and Antonia after ICE released him. (Photo via El Diario)

‘They Gave Me My Life Back After I Went Through Hell’

Immigration, Latino, New York July 26, 2018 at 7:47 pm

After spending 53 days in an ICE detention center, pizza delivery man Pablo Villavicencio speaks about returning home to his wife and daughters and about the future, hoping that his permanent residence application is approved, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pritpal Singh, left, senior policy advisor for United Sikhs, announces new Sikh lesson plans for 5th and 6th grade alongside Assemblyman David Weprin, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, right, and members of the Sikh community. (Photo by Anna Sackel via Queens Chronicle)

Sikhism Added to NYC School Curriculum

Education, New York, Religion July 26, 2018 at 4:44 pm

Lessons on Sikhism will be added to the fifth and sixth grade curriculum in NYC public schools, reports Queens Chronicle.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Queens’ Flushing Meadows Park. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Ocasio-Cortez: A Political Revolutionary Still Catching Up on Her District’s Issues

Elections 2018, Latino, Queens July 26, 2018 at 2:21 pm

In an interview with Queens Latino, rising political star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez touts her commitment to Latinos and against lobbyists, but shows lack of familiarity with some local issues affecting areas of Queens that she will represent.

The 8th SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival will be held August 25 and 26 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Garden City, NY. (Photo from Cindy via Noticia Long Island)

Peruvian Food Festival Chef Promises More Than Ceviche

Food, Long Island, South American July 26, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Diego Sánchez, chef of the year at the 8th SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival, to be celebrated in August in Garden City, vows to venture beyond traditional Peruvian fare, Noticia Long Island reports.

Luz García, Inwood resident. (Photo via El Diario)

Why Hispanic Residents Need Help to Remain Uptown

Dominican, Housing, Latino, Manhattan July 25, 2018 at 10:38 pm

As the city launches an anti-displacement pilot program uptown, a Dominican family reflects on how difficult it is to retain rent-stabilized apartments in Washington Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A recent rally at City Hall in support of medallion owners. (Photo via Queens Press)

Talking with Taxi Drivers

Immigration, New York, Queens, Transportation July 25, 2018 at 9:52 am

Queens Press talks to several taxi drivers about the continued pressures they are facing.