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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.

Reverends Kahli Mootoo and church board member Harry Isaac at Bright Temple AME Church. (Photo by Danny R. Peralta via Hunts Point Express)

Hunts Point Churches Share the Faith

Bronx, Religion November 19, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Despite being of different denominations, Pentecostal Iglesia Cristiana Emmanuel and Bright Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church are sharing pews and a pulpit in hopes of turning around their financially-strapped situations, reports Hunts Point Express.

(Photo by Billie Ward, Creative Commons license)

Undocumented and Irish: How One Man Has Lived

Immigration, Western European November 19, 2014 at 5:22 pm

One Irishman interviewed by Irish Central explains how President Obama’s executive action on immigration should help normalize life for him.

(Photo by Robyn Lee, Creative Commons license)

Deli Brings Norwegian Comfort Food to Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Northern Europe November 19, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Located in the historically Norwegian neighborhood of Bay Ridge, Nordic Delicacies cooks up comfort foods from family recipes, reports Home Reporter. And it has found an audience beyond Scandinavians.

Most of the people behind the masks and costumes are Hispanic. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

A License to Be Batwoman?

Government, Labor, New York November 19, 2014 at 12:55 pm

A City Council bill would require people who dress up as characters like Batwoman and work for tips to apply for a license and submit their fingerprints, reports El Diario.

Chinese Art Group Brings Collectivism to Queens

Chinese Art Group Brings Collectivism to Queens

Culture, East Asian, Queens, Video November 19, 2014 at 12:44 pm

The Queens Museum exhibited works of Chinese art group Polit Sheer Form Office, which draw on the artists’ experiences growing up in a collective society. reports SinoVision.

According to Census figures, 54.6% of the population of the Bronx is of Latino origin. (Photo by Franklin Ramos via El Diario)

A New Bronx?

Bronx, Business, Housing, Latino November 18, 2014 at 10:27 pm

In the new Bronx, there are new businesses and new developments but there’s still poverty and housing displacement, El Diario reports.

VIP Community Services in the Tremont area of the Bronx, where heroin addicts can get treatment.
(Photo by Anton K. Nilsson via Norwood News)

Heroin in the Bronx: A Constant

Bronx, Health November 18, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Norwood News reports on the trafficking and use of heroin in the Bronx, and the fatal overdoses that result.

Marchers at the recent Korean Day Parade in New York (Photo by Yehyun Kim for Voices of NY)

A Korean American Day in New York?

East Asian, New York November 18, 2014 at 3:57 pm

The City Council will soon take up Council member Peter Koo’s resolution to make Jan. 13 Korean American Day.

BOOM!Health in the Bronx and Ending ‘Secure Communities’

BOOM!Health in the Bronx and Ending ‘Secure Communities’

Bronx, Health, Immigration, Labor, New York, Video November 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm

In this episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources”: The City Council opts out of the Secure Communities program, New Immigrant Community Empowerment talks about using a graphic novel to fight employment agency fraud, and a syringe exchange program not without controversy.