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Minoan Art – Restored or Reconstituted?

Culture, History, Western European December 8, 2017 at 3:37 pm

An exhibit and book explore the ways in which Minoan art was “reconstituted,” reports Greek News.

The Braata Folk singers will perform traditional and modern Caribbean Christmas songs at the fifth-annual Old Time Grand Market in Canarsie on Dec. 10. (Photo by Jason Johnson via Brooklyn Daily)

A Caribbean Christmas Fest in Canarsie

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture December 8, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Brooklyn Daily reports that the Old Time Grand Market is relocating to Brooklyn on Dec. 10 for its fifth year in offering a “little taste of what a Caribbean Christmas is like.”

Willie Colón presents his show “Asalto Navideño” on Saturday at Lehman Center.

Willie Colón Brings Back a Very Nuyorican Christmas

Bronx, Culture, Puerto Rican December 7, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Salsa legend Willie Colón talks to El Diario about how he married New York’s street rhythms with Puerto Rican traditional music when he created Puerto Rico’s most famous Christmas record 46 years ago.  

Demonstrators rallied in Manhattan's Union Square to support Salvador Nasralla, one of two presidential candidates to declare victory after Honduras' presidential election on November 26, and protest political repression and electoral fraud by the incumbent administration of Juan Orlando Hernández. (Photo by Joe Catron, Creative Commons license)

Instability in Honduras Stirs Worry Among TPS Beneficiaries

Central American, Immigration, Politics December 7, 2017 at 3:12 pm

Honduran activists are increasingly worried about political upheaval back home and its repercussions for beneficiaries of TPS in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

Kids signed Sinterklaas’s red book to let him know if they were good or bad all year. (Photo by Wyckoff House/Cindy Hu via Brooklyn Paper)

‘An All-Time Record’ Turnout for Sinterklaas

Brooklyn, Culture, Traditions, Western European December 7, 2017 at 3:10 pm

At the Wyckoff House Museum in Canarsie, families met Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas) and enjoyed other Christmas traditions brought by Dutch immigrants, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Adem Bunkeddeko (Photo by Phoebe Taylor Vuolo via Kings County Politics)

In Brooklyn, Challenging Rep. Yvette Clarke

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Immigration December 7, 2017 at 1:19 pm

The son of Ugandan immigrants is challenging Yvette Clarke for the House of Representatives seat she has held for more than a decade. Kings County Politics speaks with Adem Bunkeddeko.

Construction worker Guadalupe Aguirre (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

About Sexual Harassment, Hispanic Female Workers Say #MeToo

Labor, Latino, New York, Women December 6, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Beyond Hollywood and the media, El Diario explores numerous cases of city Latinas sexually harassed in such work environments as construction and restaurants.  

A model ship by Moath al-Alwi

‘Art From Guantanamo Bay’ at John Jay

Culture, Manhattan December 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

News India Times takes a look at “Ode to the Sea: Art from Guantanamo Bay,” an exhibit at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of artwork made by detainees.

Joseph Cancel, 20, (left) looks on as Chris Mercado (center) edits the resume of Bejan Merz, 29 (right). (Photo by Carmen Reincide via The Hunts Point Express)

Tech Classes for Bronx LGBTQ Youth

Bronx, Education, LGBTQ, Technology December 6, 2017 at 11:55 am

Haus of Code classes teach LGBTQ youth in the Bronx tech skills, in a first-of-its-kind program in the borough, reports The Hunts Point Express.

The show will be a display of traditional Puerto Rican dances and music such as bomba and plena.
(Photo by Andres Rodríguez via Caribbean Life)

‘Christmas in El Barrio’

Brooklyn, Culture, Puerto Rican December 6, 2017 at 11:21 am

“Christmas in El Barrio,” a music and dance performance, is scheduled for Dec. 10 at LIU Brooklyn, reports Caribbean Life.

(Photo by Jiaying Yan via World Journal)

Bigbelly Garbage Cans Bring New Trouble to Chinatown

Environment, Manhattan December 5, 2017 at 4:37 pm

The recent installation of high-tech Bigbelly trash cans in Chinatown might be worsening the sanitation problem, say residents and street cleaners interviewed by World Journal.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via BKLYNER)

Congregation Wants Kensington Mosque Reopened

Brooklyn, Muslim, South Asian December 5, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Bklyner reports that the congregation of Masjid Nur Al-Islam in Kensington is taking legal action to unlock the doors of the mosque and take it back from the man with the keys – their former imam.

RiverheadLOCAL Goes Bilingual

RiverheadLOCAL Goes Bilingual

Long Island, Media December 5, 2017 at 12:13 pm

RiverheadLOCAL said it will begin publishing in Spanish.

The Bedford-Union Armory in brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Rezoning Criticized in Neighborhoods of Color

Brooklyn, Housing December 4, 2017 at 5:14 pm

Anti-gentrification activists question the city’s decision to transform Brooklyn’s Bedford-Union Armory into a recreational center, a controversy that adds to the one created by the rezoning of East Harlem, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pundit Deen Bandhu Pokhrel reciting the Bhagavata Mahapurana last August. (Photo via vishwanews.com)

Will Pledges for New York Mahapurana be Paid?

Queens, South Asian, Video December 4, 2017 at 4:40 pm

Last August, donors pledged $1.5 million toward the construction of a Nepalese community center in Queens but most of the donors have yet to contribute the funds they pledged, reports Vishwa News.