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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.

A scene from "Refuge." Left to right: Eshref Durmishi and Ilire Vinca of Teatri Oda, Perri Yaniv and Becca Schneider of Blessed Unrest. (Photo by Maria Baranova)

A Little-Known Story: ‘Refuge’

The theater companies Blessed Unrest and Teatri Oda tell the story of Eastern European Jews being taken in by Albanians during WWII.

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.

Queens Night Market Opens for 5th Season

Queens Night Market Opens for 5th Season

Culture, Featured Posts, Food, Immigration, Queens April 30, 2019 at 5:07 pm

The Queens Night Market at Flushing Meadows Corona Park features more than 50 food vendors and 20 art vendors this year.

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.

Students from Kenya performed “Jambo" at the International Festival of Language and Culture in NYC on April 27. (Photo by Orhan Akkurt for Voices of NY)

‘International Festival of Language and Culture’ Comes to NYC

Culture, Manhattan April 29, 2019 at 6:15 pm

The International Festival of Language and Culture held its 17th annual event in NYC on Saturday.

Hispanic Fulton Houses residents weigh in on the mayor’s plan to tear down and rebuild some buildings. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYCHA Residents Wary of Chelsea Private Rebuilding Plans

Housing, Manhattan April 26, 2019 at 4:49 pm

Plans to demolish part of NYCHA’s Fulton Houses in Chelsea to build new housing with private investment has longtime Hispanic residents worried about displacement, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Members of The Movement to Protect the People say shadows from planned developments would harm plants in Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s greenhouses. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Crown Heights High-Rise Opponents Garner More Funds

Brooklyn, Real Estate April 26, 2019 at 4:39 pm

A Crown Heights group, Movement to Protect the People, has received a spike in donations since its petition against developments in Crown Heights led to a temporary restraining order on construction, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

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