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A New Home for the Irish LGBT Community

Brooklyn, LGBTQ, Western European April 11, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Irish Central covers the opening of 3 Dollar Bill, an LGBT venue owned by a native of Ireland who wants the Irish LGBT community to know “it is their space.”

Marta Martinez in her home in Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Activists: Expand Law That Led to Drop in Evictions

Government, Housing, New York April 11, 2019 at 11:48 am

With the “Right to Counsel” law being credited for a large drop in evictions in the city, Hispanic organizations are asking the mayor to expand the program, El Diario La Prensa reports.

More than 60 demonstrators, primarily Chinese, protested in front of Huntington High School on April 6. (Photo by Lan Mu via World Journal)

Chinese Parents Angered Over Student Musical on LI

Culture, East Asian, Long Island April 10, 2019 at 7:36 pm

Chinese families on Long Island protested the staging of the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at two high schools on Long Island, reports World Journal.

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First Synagogue Recognized in Lower Manhattan

History, Jewish, Manhattan April 10, 2019 at 5:16 pm

A street in Lower Manhattan has been co-named “Mill Street Synagogue/Seixas Way” in honor of the first synagogue in the U.S., founded by a congregation of Spanish and Portuguese origin, reports The Broadsheet.

Creme & Sugar ice cream parlor and cafe (Photo courtesy of Creme & Sugar via Bushwick Daily)

Finding Peruvian Ice Cream in Queens

Food, Queens, South American April 10, 2019 at 4:25 pm

Bushwick Daily writes about the Peruvian ice cream shop Creme & Sugar in Ridgewood which has reopened its doors as warmer weather arrives.

Bernell Grier, the executive director of IMPACCT Brooklyn. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Fighting Gentrification and Making an IMPACCT

Brooklyn, Housing April 9, 2019 at 6:42 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle speaks to Bernell Grier, the executive director of IMPACCT Brooklyn, a housing advocacy organization marking 55 years.

Artists from Teatro Yerbabruja performed at the opening of the company’s new space in Bay Shore. (Photo via Noticia)

LI’s Teatro Yerbabruja Gets New Home

Culture, Latino, Long Island April 9, 2019 at 5:35 pm

After years of promoting Hispanic theater on Long Island, Teatro Experimental Yerbabruja has found a permanent home in a former firehouse, Noticia Long Island reports.

Obdalys Paulino, resident of Los Sures, Brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Brooklyn Measles Outbreak Worries Latinos

Brooklyn, Health, Jewish, Latino April 8, 2019 at 5:38 pm

Hispanic residents in South Williamsburg react to the outbreak of measles in the area, El Diario La Prensa reports.

A six-alarm fire damaged the apartment building at 702 44th Street in Sunset Park on April 3. (Photo by Jieen Yan via World Journal)

Bleak Times Ahead for Victims of Sunset Park Fire

Brooklyn, East Asian, Housing April 8, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Many of the Chinese residents who lost their homes after a massive fire in Sunset Park are encountering problems when applying for assistance, finds World Journal.

“We don’t believe the NYPD narrative,” said Lorna Vassell. “We never did.” (Photo by Paul Frangipane via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A Year Later: Urging Justice for Saheed Vassell

Brooklyn, Police April 5, 2019 at 4:18 pm

At a march in Crown Heights on the anniversary of the death of Saheed Vassell, his family, friends and other supporters continued their push for accountability, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

View of Chinatown from 1925 (Photo from the Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views at the NYPL)

‘Deviant Female Dining’ in Chinese Restaurants

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Women April 5, 2019 at 3:43 pm

At a New-York Historical Society event, Professor Heather Lee described how Chinese restaurants once “provided a space of freedom and possibility for women” in New York, writes West Side Spirit.

Photos above and below: NRIs4BJP supporters held Chowkidar March, car rallies, Chai pe Charchas across the country. In Maryland, Sikhs4Modi organized a car rally where Sikhs of America President Kanwaljit Singh thanked Modi for helping the Sikh community. A car rally was also held in Virginia. A Chowkidar March was held in Woodbridge, NJ, in which supporters walked from Iselin to Edison chanting “Hum Bhi Chowkidar”. (Photo courtesy of Krishna Anugula, OFBJP, via News India Times)

Rallying Voters Ahead of Elections in India

Metro Area, Politics, South Asian April 5, 2019 at 3:04 pm

Indians in the New York area and across the U.S. have participated in phone banking and car rallies before the elections in India start April 11, reports News India Times.

Hasidic children in Monsey, New York, one of the towns in Rockland County with a large Hasidic population. (Photo from Hasidim in USA via The Forward)

Latino Workers Left in the Dark on Measles Outbreak?

Health, Jewish, Latino, New York April 4, 2019 at 4:16 pm

Before Rockland County declared a state of emergency over a measles outbreak, few in the local Latino community heard about the infections, reports The Forward.

Ahead of the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action in the Washington DC, Teaching for Change's D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice and Project Unlearn hosted the "Exploring Race, Representation, and History in Children's Literature" session for early childhood teachers using a diverse collection of books. (Photo from Teaching for Change, Creative Commons license)

A Call for Diverse Books in NYC Schools

Education, New York April 4, 2019 at 3:58 pm

Following a study that found students of color lacked representation in books included in the NYC school curriculum, an educational advocacy group is pushing for changes by the summer, reports Amsterdam News.

Sharmila Shakya (Photo via)

From Nepal to New York: A Teaching Journey

Labor, New York, South Asian, Women April 4, 2019 at 3:35 pm

Sharmila Shakya, who teaches at colleges across NYC, is one of only a few Nepalese in the field in New York, writes Nepalaya News.

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