Demographics

Mariel Fiori (Photo via La Voz)

Opinion: ‘Why Are We Marginalized?’

Demographics, Latino, Media, Opinion November 6, 2017 at 4:59 pm

La Voz managing editor Mariel Fiori discusses how Latinos are marginalized “in the news and media in general, not to mention other spaces.”

(Photo by Garry Pierre-Pierre via The Haitian Times)

Opinion: The Message of the Debate Over ‘Little Haiti’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Demographics, Opinion October 10, 2017 at 2:10 pm

Can Brooklyn’s “Little Caribbean” also encompass “Little Haiti”? The debate, including some vitriolic comments, tells The Haitian Times’ founder that there is more the community needs to do to achieve economic empowerment.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (center) at the event designating the Little Caribbean, along with Shelley Worrell of CaribBEING (right) who led the campaign for the designation. (Photo via BKLYNER)

‘Little Caribbean’ Naming in Flatbush Premature?

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Demographics September 28, 2017 at 5:03 pm

Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte took issue with the designation of “Little Caribbean” in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, report BKLYNER and Kings County Politics.

(Photo by Alan Petersime via Chalkbeat)

School Integration Beyond Demographics

Demographics, Education, New York August 10, 2017 at 5:36 pm

In a Chalkbeat story, three city teachers describe how an inclusive classroom means more than just having students from different backgrounds.

Nancy Tong, with Mark Treyger in blue tie to her right and William Colton to her left (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Will a NYS Bill Detailing Asian Demographics be Divisive?

Asian, Brooklyn, Demographics July 25, 2017 at 12:54 pm

Brooklyn politicians including Nancy Tong are opposed to a NYS bill which mandates that the state collect demographic information specifying the particular ancestry of Asian residents, reports Kings County Politics.

A stand with Polish food was among the most popular during the festival (Photo by Basia Sala-Maslanka)

Multicultural Ridgewood Church Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Brooklyn, Demographics, Religion June 22, 2017 at 2:51 pm

St. Aloysius Church in Ridgewood, built in 1892 by German immigrants, celebrated its 125th anniversary with an ethnic festival to reflect the multiethnic congregation it serves, reports Nowy Dziennik.

La Pera Bros manager Carlo Formisano (Photo by Jingwen Wang via World Journal)

Poultry Store in Dyker Heights Caters to Chinese Immigrants

Brooklyn, Business, Demographics, East Asian June 2, 2017 at 8:11 am

Carlo Formisano, the manager of La Pera Bros in Dyker Heights, tells World Journal how the more than 50-year-old business has adapted to the influx of Chinese residents in the Brooklyn neighborhood.

Data: New York City Bureau of Tuberculosis Control Annual Report, 2016

Plateau of Overall TB Rate in NYC Masks Disparities

Demographics, Health, New York March 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm

The Department of Health’s Bureau of Tuberculosis Control released its 2016 report March 24, which showed disparities in TB incidence across some neighborhoods and races and ethnicities.

Antonio Chavez, owner of Grandma’s Bakery on 13th Ave. in Dyker Heights. (Photo by Paul Frangipane)

Italian Businesses in Dyker Heights Cater to New Customers

Asian, Brooklyn, Business, Demographics, Latino March 8, 2017 at 12:44 pm

BKLYNER speaks to Italians in Dyker Heights who have handed their businesses over to more recent immigrants as Asian and Hispanic residents move into the historically Italian neighborhood.

Phagwah (or Holi) celebrations in Richmond Hill, Queens. (Photo by Roup Hardowar, Creative Commons license)

‘Little Guyana’ Grows in Queens

Demographics, Immigration, Queens, South American June 2, 2016 at 5:31 pm

Queens Tribune looks at the growth of the Guyanese community in South Queens, and how the second largest immigrant group in the borough has shaped the region.

Tracey Dixon-Neverson demonstrates the Suzuki technique with her daughter in her home studio. (Photo by Joy Notoma for Voices of NY)

Classical Musician Confronts Cultural Norms in East Flatbush

A Jamaican-American classical strings instructor, Tracey Dixon-Neverson, is offering private instruction through a new studio based in her home.

Dominicans celebrated the country's independence day at the Brooklyn Arbor School in Williamsburg on Feb. 25. (Photo via Greenpoint Star)

While Celebrating Dominican Independence, Williamsburg Residents Remember Past

Brooklyn, Demographics, Dominican March 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm

Greenpoint Star attends a Dominican Independence Day celebration in Williamsburg, and speaks to longtime residents who lament, and praise, the changes in a neighborhood once home to a large Dominican community.

Red Rooster boasts 150 local employees, founder Marcus Samuelsson says, plus another 50 contractors. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Supporting Future Chefs of Color

Demographics, Food, New York March 2, 2016 at 2:37 pm

City Limits looks at culinary nonprofits that provide support to underprivileged and underrepresented communities in hopes of diversifying the food service industry.

New York City, in Translation
Fueled by the economy, immigration and strong local laws and initiatives, the translation and interpretation sector thrives, Voices of NY reports in a series beginning today.

New York City, in Translation

Fueled by the economy, immigration and strong local laws and initiatives, the translation and interpretation sector thrives, Voices of NY reports in a series beginning today.

New York City, in Translation
Fueled by the economy, immigration and strong local laws and initiatives, the translation and interpretation sector thrives, Voices of NY reports in a series beginning today.

Nueva York Traducida

Tanto en Nueva York como en todo Estados Unidos, la industria de la traducción e interpretación está en pleno apogeo gracias a la demanda generada por un gran influjo de inmigrantes y a tendencias económicas nacionales y mundiales.