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Tony Avella with supporters in the Chinese community. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Tony Avella and John Liu Fight Over Chinese Voters

East Asian, Elections 2018, Queens August 7, 2018 at 5:08 pm

John Liu is running to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella, who’s managed to line up support in the Chinese community. Sing Tao Daily spoke with both candidates about their positions and the rivalry.

Inwood rezoning protest on Aug. 6 (Screen shot via City Limits video)

Protest in Inwood Ahead of Council’s Rezoning Vote

Housing, Manhattan August 7, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Days before the City Council votes on the contentious Inwood rezoning proposal, hundreds turned out in protest, reports City Limits in video coverage of the demonstration.

A vacant storefront on Third Avenue near The Hub. (Photo by Joe Hirsch via Mott Haven Herald)

Connecting Businesses with Rental Prospects in the Bronx

Bronx, Business, Real Estate August 7, 2018 at 11:50 am

A new BID initiative will help connect businesses in the Bronx with rental properties, in an effort to stem high vacancy rates, reports Mott Haven Herald.

47th Assembly District Leader Nancy Tong Nancy Tong (center) and Assemblymember William Colton joined demonstrators in speaking out against anti-Chinese graffiti that appeared in Bensonhurst. (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Denouncing Anti-Chinese Graffiti in Bensonhurst

Brooklyn, Crime, East Asian August 6, 2018 at 6:08 pm

At a rally in Bensonhurst, residents and elected officials condemned anti-Chinese graffiti that appeared on storefronts over the weekend, reports Bklyner.

Julia Salazar is running for the New York Senate, representing Brooklyn’s District 18. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Challenging Powerful State Senator, Salazar Pushes Progressive Agenda

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Latino August 6, 2018 at 6:06 pm

Colombia-born Julia Salazar, 27, seeks to unseat Brooklyn’s powerful state senator Martin Dilan in the September Democratic primaries, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Poster from a reading done in April.

Ancient Chinese Story Coming to Off-Broadway

Culture, East Asian August 6, 2018 at 4:46 pm

The Chinese scholars and students behind “Where is My Maple Town,” a new off-Broadway show set in ancient China, speak to Sing Tao Daily about bringing Chinese stories to theatrical stages in the U.S.

Screen shot of Dance Theatre of Harlem performance video featured in episode of CUNY TV’s “Black America."

On 50 Years of the Dance Theatre of Harlem

Black, Culture, Manhattan August 2, 2018 at 11:08 pm

Ahead of events this weekend marking the 50th anniversary of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, former and current dancers reflect on the opportunities provided by the historic ballet company in an Amsterdam News story.

Ajna Dance Company (from Ajna Facebook profile pictures)

‘Embrace Your Hyphen’ and Celebrate Global Diversity

The fifth annual International Day of Friendship will be held in Brooklyn on Aug. 5, BK Reader reports.

Incumbent Marisol Alcantara and Robert Jackson are vying for the 31st district NYS senate seat. (Photos via City Limits)

NYS Primaries: Alcantara vs. Jackson

Black, Elections 2018, Latino, Manhattan, New York August 2, 2018 at 2:08 pm

City Limits details the Alcantara-Jackson rematch for the NYS Senate seat representing Upper Manhattan.

A vigil against racism and xenophobia in fort Tryon Park. Congressman Adriano Espaillat is at center. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

‘No tolerance’ for Hate Groups in Northern Manhattan

Immigration, Manhattan August 1, 2018 at 6:13 pm

Politicians and residents held a vigil on Tuesday to oppose the racist and xenophobic actions in Fort Tryon Park of a white supremacist group, reports Manhattan Times.

‘Flatbush Girl’ Challenges Kagan for District Leader

‘Flatbush Girl’ Challenges Kagan for District Leader

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Jewish August 1, 2018 at 6:11 pm

Kings County Politics profiles the two candidates for the 45th Assembly District’s female district leader: incumbent Margarita Kagan and Instagram star Adina Miles.

(Photo via El Diario)

Worker, Back in Ecuador, Recovers 40K in Stolen Wages

Labor, New York, South American August 1, 2018 at 6:06 pm

Thanks to the help of a union, the Consulate General of Ecuador and the city comptroller’s office, an Ecuadorean worker recovered $40,000 in wages stolen by his employer years after moving back to his country, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

One of Andre Trenier’s murals featuring other artists’ tags in Beatstro. (Photo by Alex Mitchell via Bronx Times)

South Bronx Eatery Hearkens Back to Hip-hop Days

Bronx, Culture, Food August 1, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Beatstro is a new restaurant in the South Bronx with a nostalgic nod to the hip-hop era, reports Bronx Times.

Slawomir Platta (Photo by Marcin Żurawicz via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish-American Running for NY State Senate Seat

Eastern European, Elections 2018, Queens July 31, 2018 at 5:24 pm

Polish-born lawyer Slawomir Platta is running on the Republican ticket for the NY Senate District 15 seat in Queens – and also starting a new political party, reports Nowy Dziennik.

First Latino Burger Chain in the U.S. Sizzles in Westchester

First Latino Burger Chain in the U.S. Sizzles in Westchester

Food, New York, South American July 31, 2018 at 4:40 pm

Colombian immigrant and fan of Argentine cuisine Moisés Mera started in White Plains the first Latino-owned burger chain in the U.S., Gaucho Burger Company, Westchester Hispano reports.