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An Astoria Man’s ‘Bosnia List’

Eastern European, Queens November 26, 2014 at 4:59 pm

In his memoir Kenan Trebinčević confronts the war and people of his childhood homeland. And it starts off with a lounge in Astoria named after a Yugoslavian leader, reports Queens Chronicle.

A street view of the western part of flushing (Photo by Angy Altamirano via Queens Courier)

Flushing Groups Request Input on Plans

Queens, Real Estate November 26, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Community representatives are requesting input on city plans to rezone the Flushing Creek area for residential development, Queens Courier reports.

Chinese Consul General Visits Historic Exhibition on Community

Chinese Consul General Visits Historic Exhibition on Community

Culture, East Asian, History, Manhattan, Video November 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Sun Guoxiang, the Chinese consul general in NY, visited “Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion” at the New-York Historical Society, the first large-scale exhibition on the history and culture of Chinese Americans hosted by a mainstream entity, reports SinoVision.

Roberto Domínguez has worked for years in a Brooklyn hatchery. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Thanksgiving Turkeys in Care of Latino Hands

Brooklyn, Latino November 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Many Hispanic customers turn to one of the 80 live poultry markets in the city to get their fresh Thanksgiving turkey, El Diario reports.

A recent rally on the steps of Tweed Hall, where the Dept. of Education's offices are located. (Photo: @UYC_YouthPower via Gotham Gazette)

Rallying to Reform the School Disciplinary Code

Education, New York, Youth November 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Members of the Urban Youth Collaborative rallied recently for revisions in the school disciplinary code, urging the elimination of infraction B21, Gotham Gazette reports.

Dressed up for Halloween (Photo by Alejandro Cartagena via Mott Haven Herald)

Mexico Through Different Lenses

Bronx, Culture, Mexican November 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm

An exhibition of Mexican photographers at the Bronx Documentary Center shows the many facets to life in Mexico, reports Mott Haven Herald.

"Beauty of Beijing" float for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Photo via The China Press)

First-Ever Chinese Float to Debut at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Culture, East Asian November 24, 2014 at 2:29 pm

The first-ever Chinese float, “Beauty of Beijing,” debuts this year at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The China Press reports.

A Different Kind of Thanksgiving

A Different Kind of Thanksgiving

Food, History, Social Services November 24, 2014 at 1:24 pm

On this episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources”: Educating Americans on indigenous history; a pantry’s Thousand Turkey Challenge; and adding Latino flavors to Thanksgiving dinner.

New Yorkers Celebrate Obama’s Executive Order

New Yorkers Celebrate Obama’s Executive Order

Featured Posts, Government, Immigration, Voices' Picks November 21, 2014 at 4:04 pm

In this package of reports, Voices of NY chronicles reactions to President Obama’s historic action to provide immigration relief to millions.

Russian nesting dolls at st. Petersburg Global Trade House (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Checking out ‘Little Odessa’

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Food November 20, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle takes a photographic and mouth-watering tour of the Brighton Beach area, known as “Little Odessa.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio at the Puerto Rican Day Parade in June (Photo by Diana Robinson for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio, via City Limits)

Behind the Push for Latino Representation

Latino, Politics November 20, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Latino representation in NYC government is inadequate, say leaders of a new campaign aimed at persuading the de Blasio administration to do more, reports City Limits.

Wan Su Lee in his Flushing medical office. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Fulfills Dream as Flushing MD

East Asian, Health, Queens November 20, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Wan Soo Lee, fulfilled a dream and studied to be a doctor in the Dominican Republic. One third of the Korean pediatrician’s patients are Hispanic, Korea Daily reports.

Pro-immigrant organizations are calling upon undocumented people to stay informed. Left to right: Maritza Mejia Ming, Kings County District Attorney Immigrant Fraud Unit; Rosemary Yu, Assistant District Attorney and co-director of the Immigrant Affairs Program; Carmen Cerrada, affected immigrant, parent of DACA recipient; Steven Choi, executive director, NYIC; Neena Dutta, attorney and Chair of New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association; Izaskun Pineda, Consul for Political Affairs, Consul General of Mexico in New York; Valeria Treves, executive director, New Immigrant Community Empowerment." (Photo by Photo: Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

Activists Warn of Immigration Scams

Immigration November 20, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Immigration activists are warning of scams in connection with President Obama’s immigration relief plan, El Diario reports.

Comedian Ricky Barrino (left) was the subject of student Lenno Carter's (right) documentary. Barrino spoke of the time he spent in prison, where he found his calling in life to "make people laugh." Barrino's nephew Kaleb (in purple) stands beside Carter's son Taliq, currently in a filmmaking class for kids. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Budding Filmmakers Make ‘Films for Change’

Bronx, Culture November 20, 2014 at 12:52 pm

With the support of a Department of Probation arts education initiative, a documentary filmmaking course in the South Bronx produced budding filmmakers, who screened their “Films for Change” in Harlem, reports Manhattan Times.

Dmitri Daniel Glinski (left) and TBI founder and president Bertha Lewis (PHoto by Kinue Weinstein for Voices of NY)

All Races, All Faces, Unveiled

Immigration, New York November 19, 2014 at 10:27 pm

The Black Institute has issued a new book, “All Races, All Faces: A Guide to New York City’s Immigrant Communities,” with statistics and directories.