Post Tagged with: "Voices video"

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.

An image from Khazar Fatemi's documentary, "Where My Heart Beats."

Video: Back Home, to a War Zone

Culture, Featured Posts, Immigration, Video August 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Khazar Fatemi and her family fled violence in Afganistan when she was 8, and moved to Sweden, where she grew up to became a successful journalist on a national television station. After September 11, 2001, Fatemi felt a need rediscover her roots, and explore her memories of Afghanistan, so she returned to her birthplace to film her documentary, “Where My Heart Beats.” Fatemi sat down for this video interview with Voices of NY on a recent visit to New York City.

(Photo courtesy of Vikas Khanna)

Video: Immigrant Dishwasher to Presidential Chef

Culture, Featured Posts, Food, Video June 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm

The celebrity chef Vikas Khanna came to America 11 years ago with just a few hundred dollars in his pocket. After years washing dishes in hole-in-the-wall Indian restaurants and handing out flyers, he has risen to the pinnacle of his profession as executive chef at the Michelin-starred Junoon restaurant, and even cooked for the Obamas at a fund-raiser last month. But he hasn’t forgotten the tough times, when he sometimes relied on soup kitchens for sustenance. In the video, Khanna also demonstrates a quick and delicious recipe for a tamarind-spiked vegetable stir-fry.

A still from the YouTube video "Caffe Capri," by Casimir Nozkowski.

Video: Iced Coffee the Italian Way

Business, Featured Posts, Food, Video June 20, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Caffe Capri, run for almost 40 years by Sarah Devita and her brother-in-law Joseph Rinaldi, is an institution in the Italian immigrant community of East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Videographer Casimir Nozkowski offers a glimpse of the coffee shop, its regulars and the iced coffee it is famous for.

A still from Christine Streich's video on Daniela Alulema, a DREAM act advocate.

Video: Immigration Policy Change May ‘Open Doors’

Education, Featured Posts, Immigration, Video June 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Activists from the growing student movement for the DREAM Act cautiously applauded today’s news that President Barack Obama will implement many of its provisions — including 25-year-old Daniela Alulema, an Ecuadorian who has been unable to work legally since she graduated college. Christine Streich shot this video portrait for Voices of NY.

A still from Natalia Osipova's video portrait of Dr. Leonid Isakov.

Video: A Pediatrician Who Rarely Sees His Children

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Video June 14, 2012 at 6:11 pm

A pediatrician with 16 years of experience in Uzbekistan, Leonid Isakov struggled to became a board-certified doctor and open his own clinic in Brooklyn. Now his clinic’s waiting room is filled with his small patients, but Isakov has little time to spend with his own children. Natalia Osipova shot a video portrait of this hard-working immigrant entrepreneur for Voices of NY.