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P.O. Joseph Vincent addressing the crowd attending the first 6th precinct NYPD Build The Block meeting for sector Charlie in Greenwich Village. The meeting took place On the evening of April 18th in space provided by Saint Johns Lutheran Church on Christopher Street. In attendance were about 25 residents of the area. P.O. Joseph Vincent, P.O.Nicholas Virgilio and their Boss Sargent Christopher Carlsen conducted the meeting. Some topics discussed at the meeting were late night noise by neighbors, Street vendors, Pan handlers, package thefts, drug sales, people riding bicycles on sidewalks, noisy kids on stoops late at night. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Neighborhood NYPD Meetings Have ‘a Long Way to Go’

Labor, New York, Police, Youth April 24, 2018 at 4:56 pm

City Limits reporters observed that neighborhood policing initiatives like “Build the Block” meetings have not reached intended audiences such as youths and police skeptics, as well as street vendors.

(L-R) Monvelyno and Riva Nyri Precil performing during the I Am Kreyol capsule collection preview. (Photo by Delfine Kernizan via The Haitian Times)

‘I Am Kréyol’ for Haitian Women

Business, Caribbean, Labor, Manhattan, Women April 17, 2018 at 5:36 pm

Joelle Fontaine, the designer behind the I Am Kréyol fashion line, speaks to The Haitian Times about her goal of producing an entire collection in Haiti and creating jobs for women.

Do Lee (Photo by Rachel Ramirez via CUNY Graduate Center)

The Immigrants Who Rely on E-Bikes

East Asian, Immigration, Labor, New York, Transportation April 5, 2018 at 4:46 pm

In his study on e-bikes, Ph.D. candidate Do Lee finds that immigrant workers, especially older Chinese workers, rely heavily on the mode of transportation, reports World Journal.

Delivery workers use electric bicycles in New York City. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Relief for Delivery Workers as Mayor Moves to Ease E-Bike Ban

Government, Labor, New York, Transportation April 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Delivery workers – mostly immigrants – expressed relief as the mayor announced that the city will allow some e-bikes on streets after multiple complaints over increased fines and confiscations by the NYPD, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Taxi drivers like Víctor Salazar fear that more drivers may attempt to take their own lives if no solution is found to the crisis. (Photo via El Diario)

Taxi Drivers Demand Regulations to Prevent Driver Suicides

Labor, New York, Transportation March 29, 2018 at 5:14 pm

After the suicide of four drivers, two of them Hispanic, overwhelmed by the disruption generated by ride-hailing apps, activists and leaders demanded action from City Hall, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A Close Look at Paid Care Work in NYC

A Close Look at Paid Care Work in NYC

Asian, Black, Caribbean, Immigration, Labor, Latino, New York, Women March 27, 2018 at 5:57 pm

The Paid Care Division of the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs released a first-year report on its activities.

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Willets Point’s Latino Workers in 360°

Labor, Latino, Queens, Video March 20, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Queens Latino publishes its first 360-degree virtual reality video, which follows Latino workers in Willets Point, in collaboration with CUNY Graduate School of Journalism students.

(Photo via RiverheadLOCAL)

Guilty Pleas in Latina Group Diner Labor Abuse Case

Food, Labor, Latino, Long Island, Women March 16, 2018 at 11:42 am

In a case raised by Latina justice advocacy group SEPA Mujer, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the guilty pleas of the managers of a Southampton diner who stole wages from workers, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

Andrew Yang (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Once a Bullied Asian Kid, Now a 2020 Hopeful

East Asian, Labor, Politics March 2, 2018 at 5:39 pm

In an interview with Sing Tao Daily, presidential candidate and entrepreneur Andrew Yang pushes for a universal basic income and speaks about running as an Asian American.

Day Laborers must take safety course OSHA 10 or their employers will be fined. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Deadline Arrives for Day Laborers to Get Safety Training

Immigration, Labor, New York February 28, 2018 at 4:57 pm

Starting on March 1, employers or construction companies will be fined if they hire workers – including day laborers – who have not passed an OSHA safety training course, Queens Latino reports.

Photographing Chinese Restaurant Workers

Photographing Chinese Restaurant Workers

Brooklyn, Food, Labor, Video February 27, 2018 at 4:09 pm

Katie Salisbury speaks to BRIC TV about her photojournalism project on the stories of Chinese takeout workers in Brooklyn.

Pausing to take a break in front of the bottle recycling center on 62nd street, between 6th and 7th Avenue, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. (Photo by Janie Shen via Feet in 2 Worlds)

‘For These Grandparents, Every Bottle Counts’

Brooklyn, East Asian, Labor, Seniors February 2, 2018 at 2:17 pm

A photo essay in Feet in 2 Worlds gives a glimpse into the lives of Chinese seniors who collect bottles for recycling in Sunset Park.

Immigration lawyer Christopher Worth speaking at a Riverhead session for Salvadorans with TPS (Photo by Kelly Zegers via Riverhead News-Review)

Advising North Fork Salvadorans

Central American, Economy, Labor, Long Island January 30, 2018 at 5:20 pm

An immigration session was held on Long Island for Salvadorans with TPS, some of whom make up the large number of farmworkers in the area and whose departure could leave a sizable economic impact, reports Riverhead News-Review.

Fast food workers celebrate a wage increase alongside Public Advocate Tish James and Comptroller Scott Stringer. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Fast Food Workers Launch Support Organization

Labor, New York, Social Services January 11, 2018 at 5:18 pm

More than a thousand fast food workers in New York City, many of them immigrants, joined forces in an organization that seeks to protect their rights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Floyd Rumohr is spearheading an effort at Brooklyn Community Pride Center to create an internship program serving LGBTQ youth. (Photo by Zoe Freilich via Brooklyn Paper)

Funding Awarded to Help Brooklyn LGBTQ Interns

Brooklyn, Labor, LGBTQ, Youth January 11, 2018 at 1:18 pm

Brooklyn Community Pride Center has received a $120,000 grant to fund a paid internship program for the underserved young LGBTQ professionals in Brooklyn, writes Brooklyn Paper.