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"A City Seen: Todd Webb's Postwar New York 1945 - 1960" – Lexington Avenue, near 110th Street, Harlem, 1946. (Courtesy Museum of the City of New York, Todd Webb Archive)

From Harlem to the Lower East Side, Postwar Images of NYC

Culture, New York April 19, 2017 at 9:19 pm

A new exhibit of mid-century photographer Todd Webb’s work at the Museum of the City of New York captures the sense of “community” in NYC.

(Photo from ICE)

Tightened Immigration Enforcement May Put Chinese Restaurants at Risk

East Asian, Immigration, Labor April 19, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Attorneys tell World Journal that Chinese restaurant owners could soon become targeted by immigration authorities under the new priorities for federal prosecutors announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Marjorie Velázquez has a long trajectory as an activist in her district. (Photo via El Diario)

Marjorie Velázquez Seeks to Be First Latina to Represent 13th District

Bronx, Elections 2017, Puerto Rican April 18, 2017 at 4:17 pm

El Diario/La Prensa interviews Bronx activist and City Council candidate Marjorie Velázquez, who aspires to be the first Latina elected to the 13th District seat.

(Photo via @NYGov on Twitter)

Undocumented Students Disappointed By Cuomo’s Free College Plan

Education, Immigration, New York April 18, 2017 at 3:55 pm

While many cheer Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s free tuition for college plan, undocumented immigrants are disappointed that they have not been included, Diario de México reports.

Ribbon cutting at the Manara Institute (Photo via Al Hawadeth)

Manara Institute in NJ: Adopting Moderate Thought

Metro Area, Muslim April 18, 2017 at 2:25 pm

The directors of the Manara Institute in New Jersey talked about their objectives at the ribbon cutting for the institute’s new permanent location, Al Hawadeth reports.

On ‘Brown Ballerinas’ and the Dance Theatre of Harlem

On ‘Brown Ballerinas’ and the Dance Theatre of Harlem

Black, Culture, Manhattan, Video April 18, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Virginia Johnson, founding member of the Dance Theatre of Harlem and now its artistic director, speaks to Carol Jenkins of CUNY TV’s “Black America” about how Black dancers make their way in the world of ballet.

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini announced a $25,000 reward for information related to the death of four youths in Central Islip. (Photo via Twitter video)

On LI, Asking for Measures to Stop Gang Violence

Crime, Latino, Long Island April 17, 2017 at 9:46 pm

The Latino community on Long Island, horrified at the death of four youths allegedly because of gang violence, is asking the authorities for help, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Volunteers stretch colorful meters of cloth to help tie turbans at Times Square April 15, for Turban Day, organized by Sikhs of New York (Photo by H.P. Singh via Desi Talk)

Turbans in Times Square

Manhattan, Religion, South Asian April 17, 2017 at 9:02 pm

Organizers of the second annual Turban Day in Times Square tied 8,000 turbans during the event held to celebrate Vaisakhi, the Sikh New Year, and spread awareness of the faith, reports Desi Talk.

More than 100 people attended the memorial service for Peter Kwong. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Hundreds Bid Farewell to Peter Kwong

East Asian, Labor, Manhattan April 17, 2017 at 2:35 pm

At a memorial held in Chinatown, hundreds remembered Peter Kwong, the director of the Asian studies program at Hunter College, and an immigrant and labor advocate, reports Sing Tao Daily.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Organizations Propose Path to Sanctuary State for NJ

Immigration, Metro Area April 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Pro-immigrant activists are proposing an eight-step path to declare New Jersey a “sanctuary state,” Reporte Hispano reports.

John Chen, the head of the Coalition of Asian American for Civil Rights, speaking at a gathering of community leaders condemning United Airlines for its forcible ejection of a passenger on April (Photo by Jingwen Wang, via World Journal)

Chinese Community Demands Resignation of United Airlines CEO

Brooklyn, East Asian, Transportation April 14, 2017 at 5:20 pm

A group of community leaders urged Chinese in the U.S. and in China to join forces to boycott United Airlines in the wake of the violent removal of a Chinese-Vietnamese passenger from a United flight on April 9, World Journal reports.

Rogelio Pérez wants to join the march. (Photo via El Diario)

Upper Manhattan Residents Plan Pro-Immigrant March

Immigration, Latino, Manhattan April 14, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Washington Heights volunteers distributed flyers urging people to join a March for Immigrants’ Rights on April 23, ahead of the nationwide protest to be held on May 1, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo courtesy of AbunDance Academy)

AbunDance Academy: Nurturing Talent

Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Featured Posts, Video April 14, 2017 at 5:02 pm

AbunDance Academy of the Arts, which attracts students of all ages, is seeking a new home.

Empowering Sanctuary Cities

Empowering Sanctuary Cities

Immigration, New York, Puerto Rican, Video April 14, 2017 at 1:06 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at efforts to bolster sanctuary cities as the federal government moves to cut funding. Meanwhile, as many immigrants stop going to hospitals, officials seek to dispel their fears.

Bedford Union Armory in Brooklyn (Photo via Kings County Politics)

A Job Training Deal for a Brooklyn Armory Development

Brooklyn, Labor, Real Estate April 14, 2017 at 12:31 pm

The developer of the Bedford Union Armory in Brooklyn has reached an agreement with 32BJ SEIU to provide on-site training to help local residents to obtain employment in the buildings services business, Kings County Politics reports.