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Documents issued to Bok Ying Chin, grandfather of Amy Chin (Courtesy of Amy Chin)

Chinese Americans Study Their Roots

East Asian, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York May 30, 2019 at 10:41 pm

Chinese Americans rarely explore their genealogy, but interest is growing, and there are expected to be more attendees at the June 8 and 9 meeting of the Chinese American Genealogy Conference in New York.

Julie Menin, New York's director of the Census, addressing the May 29 conference "2020 Census: Making New York Count" at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY (Photo by Jehangir Khattak for Voices of NY)

Making New York Count: A 2020 Census Conference

Demographics, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York May 29, 2019 at 7:46 pm

A half-day conference on the 2020 Census, organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York and the Center for Community and Ethnic Media, was held Wednesday at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Boricua Pride, and a New Currency, at Loisaida Fest

Boricua Pride, and a New Currency, at Loisaida Fest

The Loisaida Festival on Sunday drew crowds, including some who were waiting to learn about and obtain a new community currency, the Puerto Rican peso, part of a project called Valor y Cambio.

Mayor Bill de Blasio holding aloft the executive order he signed on May 22 mandating that at least  50 percent of ad spending by all NYC agencies be allocated to community and ethnic media. To his immediate right is Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner for Immigrant Affairs, and to her right is Lisette Camilo, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (Photo by Jehangir Khattak for Voices of NY)

‘At Least’ Half of City Ad $ to Go to Community and Ethnic Media

Featured Posts, Immigration, Media, Politics May 22, 2019 at 5:10 pm

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order on May 22 mandating that more than 50% of spending by all city agencies on advertising go toward print and digital publication in the community and ethnic media.

Visiting nurse in tenement yard, circa 1912. Photo by Jessie Tarbox Beals (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives)

‘The Lung Block’ – Disrupting the Narrative of Italian Immigrants

How genealogical research on an Italian ancestor resulted in a re-evaluation of immigrant history in a square block of Lower Manhattan.

Armando Mariño, Persona, 2019

A Cuban Artist’s Take on Identity

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan May 3, 2019 at 5:10 pm

Cuban-born artist Armando Mariño has a solo show in Harlem that explores themes of identity, gender and acceptance.

A scene from "Refuge." Left to right: Eshref Durmishi and Ilire Vinca of Teatri Oda, Perri Yaniv and Becca Schneider of Blessed Unrest. (Photo by Maria Baranova)

A Little-Known Story: ‘Refuge’

The theater companies Blessed Unrest and Teatri Oda tell the story of Eastern European Jews being taken in by Albanians during WWII.

Queens Night Market Opens for 5th Season

Queens Night Market Opens for 5th Season

Culture, Featured Posts, Food, Immigration, Queens April 30, 2019 at 5:07 pm

The Queens Night Market at Flushing Meadows Corona Park features more than 50 food vendors and 20 art vendors this year.

Sample images from the US Census Bureau's Brand Guidelines, issued March 4, 2019.

Learn About the 2020 Census Media Campaign

Communities, Demographics, Featured Posts, New York March 27, 2019 at 5:50 pm

The Census Bureau is holding a Media Vendor Day in NYC on April 3, and one in Puerto Rico on April 5. It’s an opportunity for media outlets to learn about how to get Census-related advertising, and they’ll need to file RFPs by May 17.

Dancing the Lindy Hop

Dancing the Lindy Hop

Today’s Lindy Hoppers practice their moves at a school in Harlem – and on the streets of NYC.

Celebrating LGBTQ Equality in the Caribbean-American Community

Celebrating LGBTQ Equality in the Caribbean-American Community

Caribbean, Featured Posts, LGBTQ, Queens, Video March 19, 2019 at 12:31 pm

The Caribbean Equality Project recently celebrated its fourth year of empowering LGBTQ members of the Caribbean-American community in NYC.

Members of Noreum Machi; from left, Uigyun Jung, Hyunju Oh, Juhong Kim, Howon Lee and Taeho Kim.

Korean Percussion Group Finds Its Voice in Traditional Music

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens March 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Korean percussion ensemble Noreum Machi brings its style of traditional folk music to Flushing.

Julie Menin, recently named Director of the Census for NYC, addressing community and ethnic media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. (Photo by Jehangir Khattak)

NYC to ‘Light a Fire’ for a Complete Census Count

Demographics, Featured Posts, Government, Immigration March 7, 2019 at 6:21 pm

The new director of the Census for NYC met with the community and ethnic media on March 7 at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Nepalese Organ Donor Advocate Passes Away

Nepalese Organ Donor Advocate Passes Away

Featured Posts, Health, South Asian, Video February 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Nepali-born Prasha Tuladhar, who had advocated for organ donation, died two days before the third anniversary of her receipt of a double-lung transplant.

Lunar New Year Parade, Flushing, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Heejeong Yu for Voices of NY)

Marking the Lunar New Year in Flushing

East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens, Traditions February 11, 2019 at 4:50 pm

Celebrants gather on Feb. 9 for the Flushing Lunar New Year parade.