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Junot Díaz. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Junot Díaz on Becoming a Writer

Culture, Dominican, New York February 1, 2018 at 5:29 pm

Risk-taking and a tolerance of failure are some of the qualities writers require, Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz told young writers, Manhattan Times reports.

Flatbush Caton Market (Screen shot via Brooklyn Daily Eagle video)

A Temporary Home for Flatbush Caton Market

Brooklyn, Business, Caribbean February 1, 2018 at 5:21 pm

See Flatbush Caton Market during its reopening weekend in a story and video from Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Catalina Cruz (Photo via El Diario)

Dreamer Catalina Cruz Seeks NY Assembly Seat

Elections 2018, Immigration, Latino, Politics, Queens January 31, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Queens Latina Dreamer and pro-immigrant activist Catalina Cruz seeks to represent Assembly District 39, comprising the neighborhoods of Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Fausto Pichardo at Coogan's. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

NYPD Promotes Pichardo

Dominican, New York, Police January 31, 2018 at 5:01 pm

Dominican-American Fausto Pichardo of the NYPD was promoted to the two-star chief level, Manhattan Times reports.

(Photo via Diario de México)

Mexican Runners Will Be Honored in New York

Mexican, New York, Sports January 31, 2018 at 4:53 pm

A group of runners comprised mostly of Mexican and Latin American immigrants will be honored by the New York Road Runners organization and the city, Diario de México USA reports.

Our Lady of China Comes to Chinatown

Our Lady of China Comes to Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Religion, Video January 31, 2018 at 3:57 pm

St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Chinatown, a second home for many of its Chinese immigrant congregation, welcomed an Our Lady of China statue, reports SinoVision English Channel.

New York City Immigration Court is located at 26 Federal Plaza (Screen shot via video by Kate Ryan)

Delays in NY Immigration Courts on the Rise

Immigration, Metro Area, New York January 30, 2018 at 5:34 pm

New York’s immigration courts between the metropolitan area and Long Island are among the most overworked in the country, leaving as many as 80,000 immigrants waiting in limbo for years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Immigration lawyer Christopher Worth speaking at a Riverhead session for Salvadorans with TPS (Photo by Kelly Zegers via Riverhead News-Review)

Advising North Fork Salvadorans

Central American, Economy, Labor, Long Island January 30, 2018 at 5:20 pm

An immigration session was held on Long Island for Salvadorans with TPS, some of whom make up the large number of farmworkers in the area and whose departure could leave a sizable economic impact, reports Riverhead News-Review.

This month, Murat Uyaroglu opened the fifth location of his coffee-bar-and-café chain, Hungry Ghost (Photos courtesy of Hungry Ghost, via the Bridge)

Turkish Roots of a Brooklyn Coffee Bar

Brooklyn, Business, Food January 30, 2018 at 4:58 pm

A Turkish entrepreneur has found success with the Hungry Ghost, a small chain of coffee bars, most of them located in Brooklyn, reports The Bridge.

Rosa Santana (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

An ‘Urgent’ Need for Pro Bono Lawyers in NJ’s Immigration Courts

Immigration, Metro Area, Social Services January 29, 2018 at 3:26 pm

A member of a New Jersey organization that visits immigration detainees talks to Reporte Hispano about two recent deaths under custody, and asks the new governor for more pro bono immigration lawyers.

New Jersey State Sen. Vin Gopal being sworn in by Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, Jan. 16, as his parents Indu and Kris Gopal, look on. (Photo courtesy of Vin Gopal via News India Times)

‘It’s Important to Assimilate’

Metro Area, Politics, South Asian January 29, 2018 at 3:13 pm

In a News India Times story, Vin Gopal, the first Indian-American elected to the New Jersey Senate, gives some advice to the community about becoming politically active.

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng helped swear in the all-star executive board of the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association of Queens. (Photo via Queens Tribune)

South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association Swearing-In

Caribbean, Queens, South Asian January 29, 2018 at 2:47 pm

The executive board of the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association of Queens, sworn in last week, will work to support the growing number of community members in the field of law, reports Queens Tribune.

NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer (Photo by Gustavo Martínez Contreras for Voices of NY)

Stringer Launches an M/WBE ‘University’

Business, New York January 26, 2018 at 10:03 pm

Comptroller Scott M. Stringer announced a yearlong series of workshops, known as M/WBE University, to help expand opportunities for minority and women-owned business enterprises.

Up and running: Caribbean shopping center Flatbush Caton Market reopens tonight inside a new temporary space with back-to-back festivities for customers new and old. (File photo by Jason Speakman via Brooklyn Paper)

Flatbush Caton Market Reopens

Brooklyn, Business, Caribbean January 26, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Two days of Caribbean food and activities mark the return of the Flatbush Caton Market, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Mark Gjonaj (Photo by Laura Stone via Bronx Times)

Gjonaj on Transportation ‘Deserts’ and More

Bronx, Politics January 26, 2018 at 4:57 pm

City Council member Mark Gjonaj talked about the issues facing the 13th district in the Bronx at a community swearing-in, reports Bronx Times.