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Living in Legal Limbo, Always on the Move

Living in Legal Limbo, Always on the Move

Since he came from the Dominican Republic to the U.S. seven years ago, Homero Antonio González’s life has been ruled by uncertainty. Because of his legal status, he can’t find permanent work forcing him to constantly move from one odd job to the next and from one friend’s couch to another.

Carroll Gardens Italians Hold on to Their Last Club

Carroll Gardens Italians Hold on to Their Last Club

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Video, Voices' Picks February 26, 2013 at 3:21 pm

For nearly a century, the Society of the Citizens of Pozzallo has anchored the Italian community in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. In a neighborhood that once housed clubs for every group of relocated immigrants, this society, strictly for ex-residents of a fishing village of nearly 30,000 in Sicily, is all that is left.

A Staten Island Family Struggles for Normalcy

A Staten Island Family Struggles for Normalcy

Environment, Featured Posts, Housing, Staten Island, Video February 15, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Most New Yorkers survived hurricane Sandy mostly unscathed and have since returned to their routine. But three months later, many coastline residents are still struggling with its consequences. Frank and Mary Barcia lost everything in the superstorm and they are still piecing their life together in one of the most damaged neighborhoods in Staten Island.

Legendary Maestro Enthralls Capoeira Followers

Legendary Maestro Enthralls Capoeira Followers

Culture, Featured Posts, Religion, Traditions, Video, Voices' Picks February 13, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Capoeira master João Grande is a legend among followers of the Brazilian martial art that combines music, movement and spirituality. He has taught the style known as Capoeira Angola at his vibrant, full of character New York City studio on 104 W. 14th Street, where he also lives. Capoeira has its origins in dance moves brought by African slaves to Brazil in the 1600s.

African Beats Welcome Brazilian Cultural Center

African Beats Welcome Brazilian Cultural Center

African, Culture, Featured Posts, Food, South American, Video February 7, 2013 at 11:05 am

After years of planning, New York’s first Afro-Brazilian institution – the Ofá Cultural Center – was finally born late last year. The center hopes to celebrate Brazil’s cultural diversity and ethnic richness through music, dance, food and literature events.

When the Congregation Leader is in Need

When the Congregation Leader is in Need

Brooklyn, Environment, In the News, Religion, Staten Island, Video December 21, 2012 at 4:50 pm

The congregation of the House of Prayer, a Russian Protestant church in Brooklyn, rallies to support its leader after Hurricane Sandy left the pastor’s home on Staten Island in ruins.

Ecuadoreans Embrace Folk Dance to Preserve Culture

Ecuadoreans Embrace Folk Dance to Preserve Culture

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Video December 10, 2012 at 11:18 am

Fearful that the rich traditions of their homeland would be lost in the younger generations born here, Ecuadorean Jose Rivera founded the Ayazamana Cultural Center where children can learn ancestral folkloric dances native to different regions Ecuador.

Katherine Tabares (Photo by Peter Moskowitz)

Immigrant’s Success Comes at a Price

Education, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, Video October 10, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Like so many children of immigrant parents, Katherine Tabares, 17, has found opportunities in the U.S. she wouldn’t have had back home. A first-generation immigrant from Colombia, she is the first person in her family to attend college. But for Tabares to be where she is, the family has had to make many sacrifices.

Bhutanese Community Grows Dramatically

Bhutanese Community Grows Dramatically

Demographics, Featured Posts, Immigration, South Asian, Video October 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm

When Subash Sharma came to New York from his native Bhutan in 1999 as a political refugee he knew only one other person in the city from his small South-Asian country. That has changed dramatically in the last few years.

An image from Voices of NY's video on the Rego Park Senior Center. (Video by Channon Hodge and Cheryl Chan)

Special Project: Graying in Color

Demographics, Featured Posts, Social Services, Video September 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Getting old in New York City, it turns out, can actually be pretty fun. Voices of NY’s four-part multimedia project reports on how some of the city’s senior centers are finding new ways to create welcoming environments for seniors of all cultures, help seniors to stay in their longtime communities, and encourage seniors themselves to help fill the gaps caused by tight budgets and inadequate staffing.

At the Baruch Elders Services Team program in the Lower East Side, seniors help serve meals. (Still from a video by Channon Hodge)

Graying in Color: Seniors Helping Seniors

Demographics, Social Services, Video September 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm

In New York City, there’s no rest for the retired. As senior centers struggle to serve a growing and increasingly diverse elderly population, they often find themselves turning to the seniors themselves for help, as volunteers and part-time workers.

At Baruch Houses, a development in the Lower East Side, the residents have aged together, and now need senior services nearby. (Still from a video by Channon Hodge)

Graying in Color: Aging in Place

Social Services, Video September 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm

What happens when a whole block or housing development gets older together? “Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities,” known as NORCs, sometimes compel the city to bring the services to the seniors.

Seniors from the LGBT community celebrated the opening of a senior center designed to meet their needs, SAGE. (Photo by Channon Hodge)

Graying in Color: A Haven For LGBT Seniors

Demographics, LGBTQ, Social Services, Video September 12, 2012 at 10:21 pm

A center for LGBT seniors and another for visually impaired seniors are among a handful of new, “innovative” centers that tailor their environment to seniors’ particular needs and interests. Other centers include community gardening programs, vegetarian cuisine, swimming and watercize classes and training on everything from using Skype to bird-watching.

On Latino Turf, Bangladeshis Seek Sliver of Power

On Latino Turf, Bangladeshis Seek Sliver of Power

Elections 2012, Featured Posts, Politics, South Asian, Video September 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Two Bangladeshis will run next year for a city council seat in the Bronx, but some worry that the Bangladeshis – a new but growing immigrant community – are reaching for too much too early. They question the value of fielding a Bangladeshi candidate against a political machine that favors Latinos. For many, the question hinges on who wins this week’s 87th Assembly District primary.

An image from Voices of NY's video on the Rego Park Senior Center. (Video by Channon Hodge and Cheryl Chan)

Graying in Color: Aging Actively Among Your Own

Demographics, Social Services, Video September 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm

To serve New York City’s growing – and increasingly diverse – elderly population, senior center organizers are abandoning the “one size fits all” approach to senior care, and instead gearing programs to specific populations and cultures.