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(Campaign ad for Farah Louis via Flatbush Jewish Journal)

Reacting to a Council Race Ad in a Brooklyn Jewish Paper

Brooklyn, Jewish, Media, Politics May 7, 2019 at 4:13 pm

In the race for the 45th City Council District seat, a campaign ad for candidate Farah Louis in the Flatbush Jewish Journal has “exposed a raw nerve,” writes Kings County Politics.

A meeting was held at NYPD headquarters to discuss the protection of Muslim houses of worship during Ramadan. (Photo by Ahmed Mourad via Al Hawadeth)

Ensuring the Safety of Muslims in NYC During Ramadan

Brooklyn, Muslim, New York, Police May 7, 2019 at 3:15 pm

The NYPD sought to reassure the Muslim community that worshippers would be protected during the holy month of Ramadan, while Muslim Community Patrol talked about stepping up its volunteer activities, Al Hawadeth reports.

Delivery workers, such as Jinhua Li, coalesced in Corona Plaza to support a new state bill on e-bikes and scooters which they claim will counteract city policies viewed as discriminatory. (Photo: Mark Hallum via QNS)

Urging Legalization of E-Bikes

Asian, Food, Labor, Latino, New York May 6, 2019 at 5:22 pm

Delivery workers described being targeted by law enforcement for using e-bikes on the job at a press conference on a bill that would legalize the bikes, reports QNS.

Models wear Herero-inspired creations by aspiring Brooklyn designers. (Photo by Paul Frangipane via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Aspiring Designers Have a Show at Brooklyn Library

Brooklyn, Culture May 6, 2019 at 5:17 pm

Designers from Brooklyn Public Library’s BKLYN Fashion Academy celebrated the Herero women of Namibia in a fashion show, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Mary Jobaida (Photo courtesy of Jobaida's campaign via QNS)

First Primary Challenger in Queens District in a Decade

Politics, Queens, South Asian May 3, 2019 at 5:24 pm

Citing a need for a “true, democratic process,” Mary Jobaida is running in the 2020 Democratic primary for the 37th Assembly District seat currently held by longtime incumbent Catherine Nolan, reports QNS.

Mariel Fiori (Photo via La Voz)

Driving Licenses: The Time is Now!

Immigration, New York, Transportation May 3, 2019 at 4:22 pm

An editorial in La Voz, based in the Hudson Valley, writes why it is an opportune time for the New York State Legislature to pass the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act.

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Serving Trinidadian Doubles in Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn, Business, Food, Video May 3, 2019 at 4:12 pm

BRIC TV takes viewers inside the A&A Bake & Doubles and Roti Shop, a winner of this year’s America’s Classics Award from the James Beard Foundation.

Hindu Samaj Temple of Mahwah. (Photo courtesy of the temple, via the News India Times)

Pressing for Attack of Indian Priest to Be Considered a Bias Crime

Crime, Metro Area, South Asian May 2, 2019 at 10:03 pm

News India Times and India West report on an incident in Northern NJ.

Demonstration at Amazon’s offices to protest the company’s cooperation with ICE. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A May Day to Demand Respect for Immigrants

Immigration, Labor, New York May 2, 2019 at 3:03 pm

Immigrant rights, the Census citizenship question and fair wages were at the forefront of issues raised at this year’s May 1 events in New York and Los Angeles, El Diario La Prensa and La Opinión report.

Dozens of Venezuelans protest in front of the Venezuela consulate in New York. (Photo by Ramón Frisneda via El Diario)

Dozens of Venezuelans Support Caracas Protest at New York Consulate

Manhattan, South American May 1, 2019 at 5:34 pm

As turmoil engulfed Caracas on Tuesday, dozens of Venezuelan New Yorkers protested against the Maduro government in front of the Manhattan consulate, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Kane's Flushing Diner closes its doors on May 1. (Photo by Lan Mu via World Journal)

Kane’s Flushing Diner Sold to Chinese Developer

East Asian, Food, Queens April 30, 2019 at 6:14 pm

Ahead of the shuttering of Kane’s Flushing Diner on May 1, a family member speaks to World Journal about the changes she witnessed in the more than 50 years the restaurant has been in business.

Strong police presence after the murder. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Corona Residents Concerned about Police Anti-Gang Actions

Queens April 30, 2019 at 5:50 pm

After a daytime shooting at a train station prompted a crackdown on gangs, Hispanic youths in Corona feel more police harassment and activists warn of discrimination, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Three years after a fire nearly destroyed it on Easter Sunday, the Cathedral of St. Sava may soon have a new roof. (Photo via NY City Lens)

Rebuilding a Serbian Church After an Easter Fire

Eastern European, Manhattan, Religion April 30, 2019 at 2:52 pm

During the week of Easter, members of the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava expressed hope that reconstruction efforts on the church can start in May after it burned down in an Easter fire three years ago, writes NY City Lens.

Live razor fish being promoted on WeChat. (Screen shot via World Journal)

Live Seafood Smuggling on the Rise among Chinese Immigrants

East Asian, Food, Transportation April 29, 2019 at 6:18 pm

World Journal reports on how smuggling live seafood into the U.S. from China has become a lucrative business conducted over WeChat.

Denora Getachew with student Jayden López and instructor Karla Modesto. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanic Youths Learn about Democracy to be Agents of Change

Government, Latino, New York, Politics, Youth April 29, 2019 at 6:16 pm

Working with 40 schools in marginalized communities, the organization Generation Citizen seeks to empower and introduce youths, mostly Hispanics, to politics, El Diario La Prensa reports.