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Members of the New York Coalition to Expand Voting Rights, activists, and students rallied on Nov. 7 to highlight that thousands of legal residents will not be able to vote in the following day's elections because they are not citizens.

Queens neighborhoods shortchanged

Featured Posts, Immigration, Politics, Queens November 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm

A press conference was held on Nov. 7 calling to allow legal residents the right to vote in local elections.

Patel Brothers, a South Asian food store in Jackson Heights.

South Asian flavors in Jackson Heights

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens November 11, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Take a taste tour of a new hub of South Asian food in Jackson Heights.

Remembering Flight 587

Remembering Flight 587

Dominican, Featured Posts, Latino, Queens November 11, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Saturday, November 12, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587.

Marching for victims of gun violence

Marching for victims of gun violence

Brooklyn, Featured Posts November 11, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Several hundred gathered in Brownsville on Saturday afternoon (11/5) to march to confront inner city violence.

Demonstrators march in the End-to-End for 99% march from Washington Heights to Wall Street, with State Senator Adriano Espaillat, who helped coordinate the march.

“Occupy Wall Street” media wrap-up #5

Economy, Featured Posts, New York November 9, 2011 at 5:36 pm

“Occupy Wall Street” continues to be in the headlines of ethnic and community media.

Student cyber-scammers get light sentences

Student cyber-scammers get light sentences

Featured Posts, Immigration, New York, Opinion November 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Light sentences for scammers blamed for $3m bank fraud raise questions about law enforcement and the J-1 visa program.

Kingsbridge resident Fikadu Lemma and friend, Alem Ashebir, pose outside Central Park.

Finding Ethiopian marathoners in the Bronx

African, Bronx, Featured Posts, Immigration November 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm

The Bronx is home to 14 athletes from Ethiopia. While New York offers opportunities for them, they face many challenges.

Veterans look for work at the “Be a Hero, Hire a Hero” job fair at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum at Pier 86 on Monday.

Veterans struggling to find employment

Economy, Featured Posts, New York November 8, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Employers wary of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Many Latin American immigrants send the remains of loved ones home after death, part of their strong traditional belief in the afterlife as illustrated by these decorative skulls used to celebrate Mexico's Day of the Dead.

The dead won’t sleep in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino November 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Mexicans in the South Bronx follow the ritual of sending the bodies of the deceased back to their native land.

The battle over living wages began with a skirmish in 2009 over plans to redevelop the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx. Community groups wanted a guarantee of living wages; the Bloomberg administration refused.

$1m City report used questionable data

Economy, Featured Posts, New York November 3, 2011 at 11:43 am

A study that says a proposed city living wage law would kill 13,000 jobs based its analysis on questionable data.

Cabbage, green peppers, apples and kale are just some of the seasonal fruits and vegetables Lenox Finest Food Market will sell as part of the Fresh Bodegas initiative.

Rounding-up food in NY

Culture, Education, Featured Posts, Health, Immigration, New York November 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm

A sample of articles from the ethnic and local press that cover various angles on food.

Heroes for the 99 percent: Superheroes and supervillains converged outside of the New York Stock Exchange on Halloween morning for a piece of street theatre organized by performance artist and Occupy Wall Street activist Gan Golan (in orange).

“Occupy Wall Street” media wrap-up #4

Economy, Featured Posts, New York November 2, 2011 at 3:39 pm

More coverage from the ethnic and community press on “Occupy Wall Street.”

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.

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.

Celebrating the Dashain Festival

Nepalese community preserves culture

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian October 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm

The small, but growing, Nepalese community in Queens celebrates festivals like Dashain to bring a sense of home to their lives.