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Community advocate Melissa Enriquez-Rada is running for a Bayonne City Council seat. (Photo provided to the Philippine Daily Mirror)

FilAm Runs for NJ Council Seat

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Politics, Southeast Asian February 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm

The Philippine Daily Mirror speaks to Melissa Enriquez-Rada, the first Filipino American to run for a city council seat in Bayonne, New Jersey.

(Photo by Andrew Tobia via Bushwick Daily)

The ‘First Tortilla Factory Remains as One of the Last’

Brooklyn, Business, Food, Mexican February 13, 2018 at 3:11 pm

Bushwick Daily visits Mi Barrio Tortilleria, one of the few surviving tortilla factories in the neighborhood.

Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon, left, Undersheriff Steve Kuehhas and Chief Michael Sharkey today at a roundtable discussion with the media in Yaphank. (Photo by Denise Civiletti via RiverheadLOCAL)

Suffolk County Sheriff: ‘ICE Will Stay in This Jail’

Immigration, Long Island, Police February 9, 2018 at 6:03 pm

New sheriff Errol Toulon Jr. said he will continue Suffolk County’s policy of honoring ICE detainer requests, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

TD has committed $10 million to a NYC loan fund for small businesses and M/WBEs. (Photo by Mike Mozart, Creative commons license)

More Loans for M/WBEs

Business, Communities, Government, Women February 9, 2018 at 5:44 pm

The city announced that three city-designated banks are committing funds to triple the size of loan funds for small businesses and M/WBEs.

Muslim Student Association members Sophia Singh, Fatoumata Saho, Rabea Ali, and Isatou Kebbeh helped organize a World Hijab Day event at Manhattan College. (Photo by Aaron Mayorga via The Riverdale Press)

World Hijab Day at a Catholic College

Bronx, Muslim, Women February 9, 2018 at 5:32 pm

A sophomore at Manhattan College introduced World Hijab Day to fellow students and faculty of the Roman Catholic college, reports The Riverdale Press.

"Between Harlem and Heaven,"

Afro-Asian Cuisine Featured in New Cookbook

African, Asian, Food, Manhattan February 9, 2018 at 5:25 pm

African, Asian, and African-American cultures intertwine in the recently released cookbook, “Between Harlem and Heaven,” reports Amsterdam News.

Activists are accusing the NYPD of accusing arresting youths of gang activity without proof, working alongside ICE.’ (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYPD Accused of Helping ICE with False Gang Charges

Immigration, Latino, New York, Police February 8, 2018 at 5:40 pm

Activist groups are accusing the NYPD of aiding Trump’s rhetoric by maintaining a secretive gang database and falsely accusing hundreds of detainees of belonging to MS-13, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A poster at a bus shelter at Northern and Parsons boulevards in Flushing, put up there by Bayside resident Ted Han, urges people not to be deceived by propaganda from North Korea. (Photo by Ted Han via Queens Chronicle)

Queens Koreans Divided Over Olympics

East Asian, Politics, Queens February 8, 2018 at 4:59 pm

Some Korean immigrants in Queens vehemently oppose North and South Korea coming together for the Olympics, reflecting a generational gap on the issue, finds Queens Chronicle.

Andrea Marra of Jackson Heights is running for Jose Peralta's state senate seat. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Marra via QNS)

Andrea Marra Challenges Jose Peralta

East Asian, Politics, Queens February 8, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Jackson Heights resident Andrea Marra would become the first Asian American in the state Senate and the first transgender member of the state legislature if she wins the race for the District 13 seat, reports QNS.

(Photos via Manhattan Times)

Displacement of Dominicans in Northern Manhattan

Dominican, Housing, Manhattan February 8, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Manhattan Times reports on a new study by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute that notes the shrinking share of Dominicans in Northern Manhattan’s population.

The new store, with the old name, on Mott St. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Suspicious Twin of an Old Brand Name, in Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Manhattan February 7, 2018 at 4:44 pm

What’s in a name? Paul Eng, whose family owned and ran the original Fong Inn Too in Chinatown, charges trademark infringement by a new shop in the same location, Sing Tao Daily reports.

(Photo from the Office of Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte via The Haitian Times)

Bichotte: ‘There is Room to Help Those in Haiti’ and US Haitians

Brooklyn, Caribbean February 7, 2018 at 3:55 pm

Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte penned a letter to the editor of The Haitian Times in response to a piece by founder Garry Pierre-Pierre on putting the needs of the diaspora above those of Haiti.

The Hungarian House on East 82nd Street (Photo by Anna Brooks via Our Town)

The Hungarian House – Then and Now

Culture, History, Manhattan February 7, 2018 at 3:39 pm

Our Town traces the history of the Hungarian House on the Upper East Side, from its early years as a refuge to more recent decades when it “started to lose its identity.”

Members of the judiciary singing at Kings County Supreme Court. (Photo by Rob Aburzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Marking Black History Month

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, History, Queens February 7, 2018 at 1:08 pm

A wide range of exhibits, performances and events are planned to mark Black History Month.

Herbie Morscher behind the counter of his family-owned pork store, which has called Ridgewood home since 1955. (Photo by Ryan Kelley via QNS)

A German Butcher Shop Survives in Ridgewood

Business, Food, Queens, Western European February 6, 2018 at 5:33 pm

QNS takes a look at how Morscher’s Pork Store has managed to operate in the same location since 1955 amid changing demographics.