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Victor Khan shows off two of his plants growing from his rooftop garden along Putnam Place. Khan’s been growing his plants for about three years. (Photo by Christy Rae Ammons via Norwood News)

Above a Bronx Restaurant, a Garden Flourishes

Bronx, Environment, South Asian August 17, 2018 at 11:00 am

Norwood News speaks to Victor Khan, whose interest in tending to a thriving rooftop garden stems from childhood trips in his native Pakistan.

Make the Road New York and New York Communities for Change are plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the Town of Islip for violating the Voting Rights Act. (Photo courtesy of Make the Road New York)

Hispanics Sue Islip for Discrimination in the Voting System

Environment, Latino, Long Island, Politics June 26, 2018 at 3:18 pm

Long Island Hispanic residents filed a lawsuit against the Town of Islip claiming that the voting system has prevented them from electing their preferred candidates to the Town Board, Noticia Long Island reports.

Chef Yolanda Yax expresses her gratitude for the large amounts of donations made for the victims of the volcano eruption in Guatemala. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Guatemalans in NY Come Together to Help Volcano Victims

Guatemalan organizations and volunteers in the tri-state area are working nonstop to promptly send supplies to people affected by the Fuego volcano eruption, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu visits the High Line on March 18 to study sustainable development in NYC. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Kaohsiung Mayor Visits New York

East Asian, Environment, Government, New York March 21, 2018 at 2:04 pm

The visit of Kaohsiung mayor Chen Chu to New York, marked the first by a Taiwanese government official after President Trump signed the Taiwan Travel Act, reports Sing Tao Daily.

“Most of the items are related to providing light,
power or food,” explained Mejías, shown here at work. (Via Manhattan Times)

The Team Behind ‘Eco Kit Puerto Rico’

Environment, Manhattan, Puerto Rican January 24, 2018 at 3:41 pm

“Eco Kit Puerto Rico” was the brainchild of three artists and activists, and the kits are put together at the Loisaida Center, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Reflecting on the Earthquake in Haiti

Reflecting on the Earthquake in Haiti

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Environment, Video January 5, 2018 at 10:55 am

Laurent, who arrived in Brooklyn soon after the earthquake in Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, speaks to BRIC TV about turning to music to cope with the emotional stress and trauma resulting from the natural disaster.

After Sandy, Resiliency in Red Hook

After Sandy, Resiliency in Red Hook

Brooklyn, Environment, Social Services, Video December 18, 2017 at 12:08 pm

BRIC TV takes a look at how residents of the Red Hook Houses are preparing for the next natural disaster.

(Photo by Jiaying Yan via World Journal)

Bigbelly Garbage Cans Bring New Trouble to Chinatown

Environment, Manhattan December 5, 2017 at 4:37 pm

The recent installation of high-tech Bigbelly trash cans in Chinatown might be worsening the sanitation problem, say residents and street cleaners interviewed by World Journal.

Category 4 Hurricane Maria destroyed Santa Isabel's seafront, which was under reconstruction. (Photo by Vanessa Colón Almenas for Voices of NY)

‘I Cry For Puerto Rico Every Day’

Environment, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican October 30, 2017 at 5:17 pm

A first person account of a 19-day return to Puerto Rico – before, during and after Hurricane María struck.

Category 4 Hurricane Maria destroyed Santa Isabel's seafront, which was under reconstruction. (Photo by Vanessa Colón Almenas for Voices of NY)

‘Lloro todos los días por Puerto Rico’

Environment, New York, Puerto Rican October 30, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Relato de estudiante de CUNY antes, durante y después del azote del huracán María.

Destruction left behind by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo courtesy of Rockaway Youth Task Force via Amsterdam News)

Sandy, Five Years On

Brooklyn, Environment, Metro Area, Queens October 27, 2017 at 8:48 pm

For the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, numerous community publications marked the occasion.

Cristopher Quiñones, his wife Charline Márquez, their children – Krysariel, 14 months, and Krisliany, 5 – and his mother Rosa arrived at the home of his father Raúl Quiñones (in the Yankees’ hat). (Photo by Mariela Lombard  via El Diario)

‘María Took Everything Except our Hope’

Environment, New York, Puerto Rican October 27, 2017 at 6:13 pm

More than 300 Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricane María have turned to East Harlem’s Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, where the city established an assistance hub, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Old San Juan. (photo by Maite Junco)

From New York to San Juan, with Our Bags Filled

Environment, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican October 16, 2017 at 4:39 pm

A New Yorker describes her five-day visit to family and friends in Puerto Rico.

Old San Juan. (photo by Maite Junco)

De Nueva York a San Juan, con las maletas llenas

Environment, Puerto Rican October 16, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Una neoyorquina describe su visita de cinco días a amigos y familiares en Puerto Rico.

Hundreds of Puerto Ricans whose families were affected by Hurricane María demonstrate in Foley Square. (Photo via el Diario)

City Introduces Plan to Assist Incoming Puerto Ricans  

Environment, Latino, New York, Puerto Rican October 13, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Public Advocate Letitia James unveiled a new plan to assist people who have been displaced from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands seeking shelter in New York City, El Diario/La Prensa reports.