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Voices of NY’s Best of 2017

Featured Posts, New York December 15, 2017 at 5:48 pm

A look at some of 2017’s top stories.

(Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

NYC Speaker Holds Final Roundtable with Ethnic Press

Melissa Mark-Viverito, who is leaving the City Council and her position as speaker at the end of the month, spoke with reporters at her final ethnic media roundtable.

Members of the Street Vendor project join hands and chant "Vendor power!" and "Se, se puede!" at the end of the International Street Vendors Day celebration.(Photo by Samantha Maldonado for Voices of NY)

Street Vendors Celebrate and Organize

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, New York November 15, 2017 at 5:04 pm

At the fifth annual International Street Vendors Day celebration, organizers brought attention to a Council bill that would add nearly 4,500 vending permits in the city.

An "UpStander" training workshop. (Photo courtesy of the Center for Anti-Violence Education)

How to Be an ‘Upstander’

Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, New York November 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Learn how to be an “upstander,” not a bystander, when you see someone being harassed for who they are or what they look like.

(Photo by Tequila Minksy)

A Walk in East Harlem

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan November 10, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Photos from a photo walk in East Harlem in October.

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.

Isio-Maya Nuwere performing "Phenomenal Woman" at the Harlem School of the Arts' Sept 16 open house. (Photo by Michael Palma Nir, courtesy of HSA)

Harlem School of the Arts: a New Cultural Hub?

Culture, Education, Featured Posts, Manhattan October 18, 2017 at 9:25 pm

A new digital lab, new adult classes and many more public programs and exhibits are among the offerings at the Harlem School of the Arts.

HUB street festival circa 1980 (Photo courtesy of Joe Conzo)

‘Born in the Bronx’ – Joe Conzo’s Life, Story and Business

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts, History, Puerto Rican October 17, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Joe Conzo Jr.’s photos captured an era in the South Bronx. Conzo talked about his work, the borough, and the business of photography in an interview.

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.

Wearing the Catalan flag in Washington Square Park on Oct. 7 (Photo by Talib Visram for Voices of NY)

NYC’s Spaniards Debate Catalan Independence Movement

Featured Posts, Manhattan, New York, Western European October 12, 2017 at 5:51 pm

Catalan-born New Yorkers differ over whether the region should secede from Spain.

An Intimate View of Celebrating Dashain

An Intimate View of Celebrating Dashain

Featured Posts, Immigration, Queens, Video October 6, 2017 at 5:33 pm

This 360 video offers an intimate look at the Hindu festival of Dashain.

Ewer in the shape of a Lotus Bud Goryeo dynasty. (Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum)

Korean Art in a New Display

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts September 29, 2017 at 4:31 pm

The Brooklyn Museum has reopened its Korean gallery, the first of the Asian galleries open for viewing again.

A festival volunteer poses with a figure of Taiwan’s Third Prince, known as Nezha (哪吒).

Bubble Tea Fest Celebrates Taiwan’s Food and Culture

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Food, Manhattan September 26, 2017 at 4:21 pm

New York’s first Bubble Tea Festival promoted food, culture and more from Taiwan.

Organizer George Gonzalez and volunteer Felicia Gil stand outside of A&G Child Care, where they collected donations all weekend to send to Puerto Rico. (Photo by Willa Rubin for Voices of NY)

A Grass-Roots Effort to Help Puerto Rico

Bronx, Environment, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican September 25, 2017 at 5:23 pm

In the Bronx, a local business owner moved quickly to organize a relief drive for Puerto Rico, and was surprised by the outpouring of donations.

Nora Treviño, 62, Colombian. She cleaned in the area around the WTC site from Sept. 17, 2001 until March 2002. In 2005, she was diagnosed with asthma, reflux and other diseases. She takes 20 pills a day and is completely disabled. "My life totally changed ... I forget everything, I get dizzy and I fall."

The Other Victims of 9/11

Featured Posts, Health, History, Immigration, New York September 11, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Undocumented Latinos who worked in the 9/11 cleanup and rescue efforts suffer from chronic diseases and fear of being deported 16 years after the terrorist attacks.