Sunday, 21 September 2014

One Million ‘Keys to the City’ by 2020?

NYC official Nisha Agarwal discusses the municipal ID, language barriers and other immigrant issues in this video.

Recovery and Redemption in the Bronx

A documentary, "The Fix," follows patients recovering from heroin addiction and hepatitis C.

Preparing for New Immigrant Students

The Internationals Network for Public Schools welcomes youth from Central America as well as many other nations.

‘Lolita’ Fashion Comes to the Lower East Side

Child-like? Cute? Elegant? This Japanese fashion trend has avid followers.

West Indian Americans Celebrate

Paraders down Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway sported plumage and national colors on September 1.

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Black-Latino Power Struggle Within NYPD?

Black-Latino Power Struggle Within NYPD?

The forced retirement of the NYPD’s highest-ranked Latino, Rafael Piñeiro, has prompted speculation that it is due to a pressure to increase the number of African-American officers in the department, El Diario reports.

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Mexicans in NY: The Promise of More Political Clout

Mexicans in NY: The Promise of More Political Clout

Mexicans are the fastest growing Latino group in New York, and their political clout is likely to increase as they overcome some challenges, Gotham Gazette reports.

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Checking Out ‘Conservative Couture’

Checking Out ‘Conservative Couture’

In this episode of CUNY TV's "Independent Sources," Muslim and Jewish designers specialize in "conservative couture," and a body products site caters to the often untapped market of "brown women."

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Jewish Leaders Demand Protection Against Hate Crimes

Jewish Leaders Demand Protection Against Hate Crimes

A spike in anti-Semitic incidents has prompted some lawmakers and New York's Jewish leaders to ask the city to protect the community ahead of the Jewish High Holidays, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

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Doing More for LGBT Students

Doing More for LGBT Students

Concerns of LGBT students are being addressed, but more could be done, Chalkbeat reports.

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Making Handmade Tortillas in Brooklyn

Making Handmade Tortillas in Brooklyn

Elsa Salas Lázaro makes handmade tortillas in Brooklyn that are much in demand, reports Diario de Mexico.

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Ask for Help, Korean Families Told

Ask for Help, Korean Families Told

Local politicians and Korean social services organizations recently urged Korean families to ask for help to avoid tragedies such as the murder-suicide that took place on September 9 in Flushing, Korea Times reports.

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Jewish Groups Mobilize for NYC Climate March

Jewish Groups Mobilize for NYC Climate March

From the national BBYO Jewish youth movement to the Park Slope Moishe House, nearly 100 Jewish groups have joined the list of sponsors for the September 21 People's Climate March, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

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Caller ID Spoofing Scam Hits Flushing

Caller ID Spoofing Scam Hits Flushing

Scammers spoof a caller ID to defraud one business in Flushing, and the owner warns non-English speaking businessmen may be an easier target, reports World Journal.

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What Does it Mean to be Latino in Queens?

What Does it Mean to be Latino in Queens?

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Queens Latino asks a few of the 620,000 Latinos in the borough what it means to be Latino in Queens.

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‘A Flying Dodo Society’ Lands in Brooklyn

‘A Flying Dodo Society’ Lands in Brooklyn

Members of the Puerto Rican band, which settled in Brooklyn for its music scene, tell Brooklyn Daily Eagle that they write from a world described as "a jungle made out of cereal boxes."

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