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Sung Park in front of his Brooklyn restaurant, Bistrot Petit. (Photo via French Morning)

Bistro Petit: Where French Tradition Meets Korean Seasonings

Brooklyn, East Asian, Food, Western European April 24, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Chef Sung Park offers a personal Korean touch and popular prices to Bistro Petit, a French restaurant in Brooklyn, French Morning reports.

Paola Zuniga-Tellez (Photo via Riverhead News-Review)

First Latina Named to LI Community Board

Latino, Long Island, Women April 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm

On the East End of Long Island, Paola Zuniga-Tellez has become the first Latina named to a local community board, Riverhead News-Review reports.

Some of the members of Lavender Light (Screen shot via NY City Lens video)

Can NYC’s First Black, Gay Gospel Choir Survive?

Black, Culture, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Religion April 24, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Founded in 1985, Lavender Light hopes to continue spreading its message of diversity and acceptance, reports NY City Lens.

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A Dream Realized for Haitian Dancer at Dance Theatre of Harlem

Caribbean, Culture, Manhattan April 24, 2017 at 3:24 pm

The Haitian Times profiles Haitian ballet dancer, Sanford Placide, for whom performing with the Dance Theatre of Harlem holds particular significance.

Park ranger Ernie Hernandez at Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Great Falls Become Symbol of Paterson’s Diversity

Environment, Latino April 21, 2017 at 4:52 pm

The waterfalls in Paterson, New Jersey, which have experienced a boom in visitors since President Obama declared them a national historical park, has become a source of pride for the town’s growing Hispanic community, Reporte Hispano reports.

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A Storyteller in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, Culture April 21, 2017 at 4:34 pm

Our Time Press profiles Cynthia Goodison Tompkins, a Brooklyn resident who after teaching for three decades, is focusing on storytelling.

G. C. Khagendra (Photo via Everest Times)

A New Advisor from the Nepali Disapora

Immigration, South Asian April 21, 2017 at 4:17 pm

Recognizing the Nepali diaspora, the government has appointed New York-based lawyer Khagendra G.C. as a non-resident Nepali advisor, Everest Times reports.

Irvin Morazan's "Border Crossing Headdress" is an artistic interpretation of a "coyote," who smuggle people across the border for a fee. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal for The Riverdale Press)

Borders and Neighbors – Perceived Through Art

Bronx, Culture, Latino April 21, 2017 at 3:21 pm

A new exhibit in the Bronx offers conceptual views on borders and neighbors, The Riverdale Press reports.

Rev. Khader El-Yateem says he is the only Democratic candidate in the Bay Ridge City Council race who is not employed by a politician. (Photo courtesy of South Brooklyn Progressive Resistance via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Can El-Yateem Win Over Republican Voters?

Brooklyn, Elections 2017 April 21, 2017 at 2:06 pm

Rev. Khader El-Yateem, who is running for the 43rd District Council seat, said at a South Brooklyn Progressive Resistance forum he was confident Republicans will cross party lines and vote for him in the general election, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Packages are still piled up in an office of DCS. (Photo by Yiyi Huang via World Journal)

Chinese-Run Delivery Company Suspected of Smuggling

Business, East Asian April 21, 2017 at 12:41 pm

Clients of a delivery company in NYC, which shipped packages to China, may get some answers about the disappearance of their goods after customs officials in Fuzhou, China, busted a smuggling operation, reports World Journal.

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Poles, Others, Wait Longer for Citizenship

Eastern European, Immigration April 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm

Gaining citizenship is a longer process than it once was. Nowy Dziennik explores some of the reasons why.

Tom Cat employees (Photo via Brandworkers)

Tom Cat Bakery Workers Call for a ‘Day Without Bread’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Labor, Queens April 20, 2017 at 2:08 pm

On April 21, immigrant workers of Tom Cat Bakery will protest outside the business as part of their “Day Without Bread” initiative, reports LIC Post. BKLYNER reports on two Brooklyn restaurants supporting the campaign.

Assemblyman Bill Colton and Democratic District Leader Nancy Tong at the Southwest Marine Waste Transfer Station last summer after yet another environmental violation was discovered. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Continuing to Fight Against New SW Brooklyn Waste Transfer Station

Brooklyn, Business, Transportation April 20, 2017 at 1:23 pm

The city just signed a $3.3 billion agreement with Waste Management which will cover hauling garbage from the new Southwest Marine Transfer Station, but local officials vow to keep opposing the transfer station, writes Kings County Politics.

Rev. José Félix Ortega, at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY, where cremation services are performed. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Archdiocese to Help Hispanic Families Bury Their Dead

Latino, New York, Religion April 20, 2017 at 1:17 pm

In a bid to help Hispanic families worried about costs, the Archdiocese of New York promotes low rates at Catholic cemeteries to allow believers to bury the bodies and ashes of their loved ones, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Zaira Cortes via Diario de México)

Workers Laid Off for Joining ‘Day without Immigrants’ Announce Lawsuit

Immigration, Labor, Latino, Long Island April 19, 2017 at 10:07 pm

While 10 Long Island workers fired for participating in the Day Without Immigrants protest are suing their former employers, labor activists help workers avoid being fired if they participate in the next strike, El Diario/La Prensa and Diario de México report.