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Dr. John Flateau of Medgar Evers College spoke about the redistricting in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

Redistricting threatens Brooklyn seat

African American, Brooklyn, Politics November 2, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Because of a big decline in the number of African-Americans living in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, there may be fewer African-Americans in Brooklyn’s congressional delegation after the next election.

Venues spotlight Islam

Culture, In the News, Manhattan November 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Three sites–Poets House in Battery Park City, the Morgan Library and Museum at 225 Madison Ave. and the Metropolitan Museum of Art–are featuring exhibits and programs that inform the public about Islam, a culture and religion often misunderstood and misinterpreted, especially in the current political climate.

Consuelo Quintero in front of Natives in Queens, NY.

Natives restaurant closes its doors

Queens, South American November 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm

The iconic Colombian restaurant Natives, in Jackson Heights, Queens, has closed its doors because of a long legal dispute between the owner of the building and the proprietor. Natives opened its doors in 1990. Through the years, the Colombian restaurant gained popularity amongst the residents in the neighborhood.

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.

Asking the Irish-American question

Culture, In the News, Western European November 2, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Kerry O’Shea remembers when she was a little girl ordering her school uniform and the tailor said, “Kerry O’Shea … Polish, right?” It was her first encounter with the question that dogs all “hyphenated Americans.” “Am I Irish or American? Italian or American? Indian or American?” For hyphenated Americans, identityRead More

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.

Demonstrators gather in Chinatown to call for a new zoning plan.

Chinatown gathering protests development

East Asian, Featured Posts, Housing October 31, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Protesters want a new zoning plan to meet the interests of Chinatown residents and business owners.

Mayor Bloomberg meets with Koreans-Americans at Flushing Town Hall

Bloomberg meets with Korean-Americans

Culture, East Asian, In the News, Politics October 31, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Meeting with the Korean American community for the first time at a town hall meeting on Oct. 26, Mayor Michael Bloomberg promised to establish new restaurant inspection regulations suitable for traditional Korean food, such as kimchi. At the meeting, held at the Flushing branch of Queens Library, the mayor madeRead More

Immigration reform added to movement of “indignant”

Economy, Immigration, In the News, Latino October 31, 2011 at 3:12 pm

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement, which started last month in a small park in New York City and spread quickly to major U.S. cities, could receive an unexpected boost from organizations that are fighting for comprehensive immigration reform. “Immigrants are definitely part of the 99% that has been affected byRead More

Bronx declares war on diabetes

Bronx declares war on diabetes

Health, In the News, Latino October 31, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Ened Fredrick, a 17-year-old Hispanic student in her last year of high school, found out on National Food Day that in the Bronx, the problem of obesity and being overweight will cause 50% of the children born in the borough to suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives.Read More

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