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A poster at a bus shelter at Northern and Parsons boulevards in Flushing, put up there by Bayside resident Ted Han, urges people not to be deceived by propaganda from North Korea. (Photo by Ted Han via Queens Chronicle)

Queens Koreans Divided Over Olympics

East Asian, Politics, Queens February 8, 2018 at 4:59 pm

Some Korean immigrants in Queens vehemently oppose North and South Korea coming together for the Olympics, reflecting a generational gap on the issue, finds Queens Chronicle.

Andrea Marra of Jackson Heights is running for Jose Peralta's state senate seat. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Marra via QNS)

Andrea Marra Challenges Jose Peralta

East Asian, Politics, Queens February 8, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Jackson Heights resident Andrea Marra would become the first Asian American in the state Senate and the first transgender member of the state legislature if she wins the race for the District 13 seat, reports QNS.

(Photos via Manhattan Times)

Displacement of Dominicans in Northern Manhattan

Dominican, Housing, Manhattan February 8, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Manhattan Times reports on a new study by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute that notes the shrinking share of Dominicans in Northern Manhattan’s population.

The new store, with the old name, on Mott St. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Suspicious Twin of an Old Brand Name, in Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Manhattan February 7, 2018 at 4:44 pm

What’s in a name? Paul Eng, whose family owned and ran the original Fong Inn Too in Chinatown, charges trademark infringement by a new shop in the same location, Sing Tao Daily reports.

(Photo from the Office of Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte via The Haitian Times)

Bichotte: ‘There is Room to Help Those in Haiti’ and US Haitians

Brooklyn, Caribbean February 7, 2018 at 3:55 pm

Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte penned a letter to the editor of The Haitian Times in response to a piece by founder Garry Pierre-Pierre on putting the needs of the diaspora above those of Haiti.

The Hungarian House on East 82nd Street (Photo by Anna Brooks via Our Town)

The Hungarian House – Then and Now

Culture, History, Manhattan February 7, 2018 at 3:39 pm

Our Town traces the history of the Hungarian House on the Upper East Side, from its early years as a refuge to more recent decades when it “started to lose its identity.”

Members of the judiciary singing at Kings County Supreme Court. (Photo by Rob Aburzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Marking Black History Month

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, History, Queens February 7, 2018 at 1:08 pm

A wide range of exhibits, performances and events are planned to mark Black History Month.

Herbie Morscher behind the counter of his family-owned pork store, which has called Ridgewood home since 1955. (Photo by Ryan Kelley via QNS)

A German Butcher Shop Survives in Ridgewood

Business, Food, Queens, Western European February 6, 2018 at 5:33 pm

QNS takes a look at how Morscher’s Pork Store has managed to operate in the same location since 1955 amid changing demographics.

‘Chinese in New York’ Photo Exhibit

‘Chinese in New York’ Photo Exhibit

East Asian, Manhattan, Video February 6, 2018 at 4:55 pm

A physicist is among the Chinese professionals in a photo exhibit, “Chinese in New York,” on display on Eldridge Street, reports SinoVision English Channel.

Ravi Ragbir at the high pulpit in St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church. (Photo by Francesca N. Tate viaBrooklyn Eagle)

Ragbir: Fear of Deportation a Public Health Crisis

Brooklyn, Immigration February 5, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Immigration activist Ravi Ragbir preached at a church in Brooklyn Heights on Sunday and received a special honor, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, only days before his scheduled deportation.

Daniel Beaty (Photo by Lelund Durond Thompson via BK Reader)

Daniel Beaty Plays 43 Roles in ‘Emergency’

African American, Brooklyn, Culture February 5, 2018 at 4:58 pm

Actor Daniel Beaty, who plays 43 characters in his award-winning play “Emergency,” speaks to BK Reader.

Antonio Flores-Lobos and Mariel Fiori (Photo by Manuel Blas via La Voz)

La Voz Launches Daily Radio Show in Kingston

Media, Metro Area February 5, 2018 at 4:55 pm

Editors of the Hudson Valley magazine La Voz started a daily radio show at WKNY Radio Kingston, which switched its programming from commercial music to community-oriented, La Voz reports.

“Mother and Child,” an image that will be part of the Claremont Illuminated project. (Photo: Adeline Lulo, courtesy of Bronx Photo League, via Next City)

‘Claremont Illuminated’ Brings Public Art to the S. Bronx

Bronx, Culture February 5, 2018 at 3:13 pm

A public art project, “Claremont Illuminated,” will project images onto walls in the South Bronx neighborhood this summer, Next City reports.

Attorney Gabriela Castillo, born in El Salvador, wants to re-launch county agency C.A.S.A. and move it out of the basement where it is based to offer a better service to Hispanics in Nassau.
(Photo via Noticia LI)

New C.A.S.A. Director Vows to Treat Nassau Latinos with Dignity

Latino, Long Island, Social Services February 2, 2018 at 3:32 pm

Attorney Gabriela Castillo, born in El Salvador, wants to re-launch county agency C.A.S.A. and move it out of the basement where it is based to offer a better service to Hispanics in Nassau, reports Noticia.

Uzbek Music: ‘Shashmaqam Forever’

Uzbek Music: ‘Shashmaqam Forever’

Asian, Culture, Jewish, Muslim February 2, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Bukharian Times reports on the forthcoming Shashmaqam concert, which features the classical music of Uzbekistan, played by both Muslims and Jews.