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New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (right) with Mayor Bill de Blasio in the background, at a briefing earlier this year. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Activists Worry As Mayor, Speaker Differ Over Funding for Immigrants

Government, Immigration, Uncategorized May 5, 2017 at 12:13 am

A battle between Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Mark-Viverito over whether the city should offer legal aid for immigrants accused of serious crimes worries pro-immigrant groups, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jong Chul Lee at his swearing in as deputy mayor of Palisades Park (Photo via Korea Times)

Pleasing the Koreans – and Others – in Palisades Park

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area, Politics, Uncategorized August 27, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Jongchul Lee, the deputy mayor of Palisades Park, wants to make the Lunar New York a holiday for public schools in the New Jersey town in which Koreans account for 50 percent of the population. But some suggest he should hold off, reports The Korea Times.

A MOVE Systems food carts at Gantry State Park in Long Island City, Queens. (Photo courtesy of MOVE Systems via Times Ledger)

500 Eco-Friendly Food Carts in New Pilot Program

Uncategorized May 27, 2015 at 1:27 pm

MOVE Systems will distribute 500 environmentally-friendly food carts to vendors as part of a pilot program with the city, reports Times Ledger.

A classroom in Banana Kelly HIgh School (Photo via The Hunts Point Express)

Renewal to Help Bronx Schools Turn Around

Bronx, Education, Uncategorized December 18, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Four schools in the Bronx have been selected for the city’s School Renewal Program, and another has been named a Community School. All will receive assistance to help in turning performance around, reports The Hunts Point Express.

Fashion Over Biking by Áine Pennello

Do Beards a Biker Make?

Featured Posts, Jewish, Uncategorized, Video, Voices' Picks March 17, 2014 at 12:13 pm

In Williamsburg, cycling advocates try to win over Hasidic Jews to the joys of biking.

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Uncategorized June 20, 2013 at 4:18 pm

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(Photo by Heather Martino/Voices of NY)

John Liu Finds Support Among Fellow Immigrants from Mexico

Call it the immigrant factor. Taiwan-born Democratic mayoral candidate John C. Liu seems to be making inroads with Mexican-Americans in the city who identify with his immigrant background.

Teetering Support for an NYPD Inspector General

Teetering Support for an NYPD Inspector General

Considering the widespread criticism of the city’s stop-and-frisk policy, as well as the unchecked surveillance of Muslim residents, some have called for an inspector general to oversee the NYPD. In this article, originally published in the Amsterdam News on April 11, city officials and mayoral candidates explain their reasons to support or oppose the idea.

Big Trouble for Chinatown Lawyers

Big Trouble for Chinatown Lawyers

Crime, East Asian, Immigration, Uncategorized April 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm

This Dec. 19, 2012 story from The China Press, about the fallout from the arrest of 26 immigration lawyers in Chinatown, won first prize in the 2013 Ippies Journalism Awards for best investigative or in-depth story.

Joshua Tang with Rev. Al Sharpton.

Divided by Affirmative Action? A Diversified Asian Community Facing New Challenge

Asian, Education, New York, Uncategorized April 8, 2013 at 12:37 pm

This Dec. 26, 2012 story from Sing Tao Daily, about the pros and cons of affirmative action from an Asian American perspective, won first prize in the 2013 Ippies Journalism Awards for best story about an immigrant community.

Lin-Manuel Miranda (l.) and Karen Olivo, part of the original Broadway cast of "In The Heights," performing at the United Palace Theatre last Monday (Photo by Paul Lomax via the Manhattan Times).

Rousing Welcome Home for ‘In the Heights’

Culture, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, Uncategorized February 15, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Washington Heights offered an enthusiastic welcome home to “In The Heights,” the Tony award-winning musical about that neighborhood that made its Broadway debut five years ago, the Manhattan Times reports.

NY’s gay Irish keep mass attendance alive

Manhattan, Uncategorized, Western European November 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Despite the Roman Catholic Church’s condemnation of homosexuality, gay Irish Catholics have found a welcoming place of worship in a Greenwich Village church. Each Sunday evening, roughly 100 members of Dignity, a Catholic non-profit organization for homosexual and trans-gender persons, transform the Episcopal Church St John into an unusual CatholicRead More

Republicans count votes at election headquarters at the Wallington Exchange restaurant in Wallington, NJ..

Poles elected to city council in N.J.

Eastern European, Metro Area, Politics, Uncategorized November 17, 2011 at 11:49 am

Polish Americans see victory in the Nov. 8 elections.

OWS protesters enter Duarte Square on Nov. 15th, 2011.

“Occupy Wall Street” media wrap-up #6

Economy, Uncategorized November 16, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Weekly coverage on OWS from the ethnic and community press, including on the eviction early Tuesday (Nov. 15) morning.

Filipino wins Jersey election

Metro Area, Opinion, Politics, Southeast Asian, Uncategorized November 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Rolando Lavarro’s win for city councilmember of Jersey City, NJ was a historic moment for the city’s Filipino American community.