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Ñandutí (Paraguayan embroidered lace exhibition) at White Plains Library. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Westchester Paraguayan Community Celebrates 208th Independence Day

Culture, New York, South American May 20, 2019 at 4:47 pm

The Paraguayan community in Westchester is celebrating their country’s independence day with a festival in White Plains that will include the international premiere of a Guarani movie, Westchester Hispano reports.

Gerardo Cruz, from Puerto Rico, does not think Bill de Blasio can beat Trump. (Photo by Ramón Frisneda via El Diario)

Hispanics Like de Blasio, But Do They Think He Can Beat Trump?

Latino, New York, Politics May 17, 2019 at 6:03 pm

While Hispanics widely respect Bill de Blasio’s work as mayor, some doubt he can run for president while managing the city, or that he can beat Trump in 2020, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Assemblywoman Rodneyse BIchotte, City Council member-elect Farah Louis and Male Democratic District Leader Josue Pierre. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Rodneyse Bichotte: ‘Queen Maker’ of Brooklyn?

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Politics May 17, 2019 at 6:02 pm

“Bichotte wins again,” writes Kings County Politics in a story on her political power in Brooklyn given her recent victories.

Consul General Huang Ping (second from left), Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and CCA President Ning Yuan (Photo by Lan My via World Journal)

China Developer Sees No Trade War-Related Tension in US

Housing, Metro Area May 17, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Amid the trade war between China and the U.S., a luxury residential building in Yonkers developed by a Chinese company with the support of the local government, opened to great fanfare, reports World Journal.

Kim is standing in front of Pyongyang Gymnasium in 2008 (Photo courtesy of Dong-Chul Kim)

Korean Businessman, in Flushing, Tells All about North Korea

New York, Queens, Southeast Asian May 17, 2019 at 5:26 pm

Dong-chul Kim talks with The Korea Daily about his “love-hate” relationship with North Korea, and his imprisonment.

A past Viking Fest (Photo via Brooklyn Reporter)

A Viking Fest and Norwegian Parade in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Northern Europe May 17, 2019 at 4:01 pm

Brooklyn Reporter covers a weekend of Scandinavian festivities in Bay Ridge.

Lovely Tejada during the demonstration to demand more funds for immigration programs. (Photo by Edwin Martinez via El Diario)

Activists Press for More City Funding for Immigrants in 2020 Budget

Government, Immigration, New York May 16, 2019 at 5:27 pm

Only weeks away from the approval of the fiscal year 2020 budget, activists and organizations step up the pressure to increase funds for programs that help immigrants and those most vulnerable, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Yasmin Abdelsalam and Suzanna Moustafa handing out dates. (Photo by Arthur de Gaeta via Brooklyn Reporter)

An Iftar in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Food, Muslim May 16, 2019 at 4:43 pm

For the first time, public officials in southern Brooklyn hosted an iftar to break the fast during Ramadan, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

Sahra Nguyen, founder of the country's first specialty Vietnamese coffee importer. (Photo courtesy of Nguyen Coffee Supply via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Vietnamese Coffee and Empowerment in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Food May 16, 2019 at 4:08 pm

Nguyen Coffee Supply offers more than just coffee, founder Sahra Nguyen tells Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Farah Louis, flanked by Haitian American New York State Assemblywoman, Rodneyse Bichotte (to Louis’s immediate right) delivers victory speech Tuesday night at the Juicy Box, a Haitian-owned restaurant and lounge in Flatbush, Brooklyn. (Photo by Photo by Nelson A. King via Caribbean Life)

Farah Louis Wins Brooklyn Special Election

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Politics May 15, 2019 at 5:38 pm

After a contentious race to fill Public Advocate Jumaane Williams’ City Council seat in central Brooklyn, Farah Louis emerged victorious. Caribbean, Jewish and Brooklyn publications covered her win.

Saviana Stanescu next to a poster for her play "New York with an Accent" showing in 2014 at the International Theatre Festival in Sibiu, Transylvania (Photo courtesy of Saviana Stanescu)

A Romanian Writer’s Take on the Immigrant Life in NYC

Culture, Immigration May 15, 2019 at 5:18 pm

An immigrant artist from Romania offers a “performative lecture” with photos, monologues and poems, reflecting on the life she left behind and her new life here.

Claudia Corcino and Flor Jimenez (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Delivery Workers Fed Up With Police Harassment and ‘Illegal’ Bike Seizures

Labor, Latino, New York May 14, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Delivery workers – estimated to be between 25,000 and 50,000 in New York, mostly immigrants – are denouncing police harassment and bike seizures while the restaurants that hire them avoid accountability, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Jorge Quinteros, Creative Commons License)

Puerto Rican Parade Slated for Bushwick

Brooklyn, Culture, Puerto Rican May 14, 2019 at 5:35 pm

The Knickerbocker Avenue Puerto Rican Day Parade returns to Bushwick after 15 years, reports Bushwick Daily.

Rendering of "Our Destiny, Our Democracy," the planned monument to Shirley Chisholm by  Amanda Williams and Olalekan Jeyifous (Courtesy of the artists, via BK Reader)

Monument to Honor Chisholm Selected

Culture, History, Politics, Women May 14, 2019 at 4:24 pm

The artists say their design for the monument to Rep. Shirley Chisholm “celebrates [her] legacy as a civil servant who ‘left the door open’ to make room for others to follow in her path toward equity.” BK Reader reports on the selection and its attributes.

Farah Louis (left) and Monique Chandler-Waterman (Photos via The Haitian Times)

On Haitian Americans and the Brooklyn Special Election

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Politics May 13, 2019 at 5:36 pm

Ahead of the May 14 special election for Public Advocate Jumaane Williams’ City Council seat, The Haitian Times takes a look at the role of Haitian-American voters in the district.

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