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Francisco Curiel studies Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Queens College, part of CUNY system. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Campaign Will Push To Make CUNY Tuition-Free

Education, New York September 3, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Several unions and community organizations are advocating to make CUNY tuition-free again, El Diario reports.

‘Snapline’ Re-Envisions How to Make Lines

‘Snapline’ Re-Envisions How to Make Lines

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Video September 3, 2015 at 3:53 pm

SinoVision attends the debut solo exhibition of Chinese artist Hung Yao, who started out in traditional Chinese brush painting before developing the “snapline” technique to add innovative elements to his work.

The NYPD strategy seeks to build a more direct relationship with neighbors to combat crime. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Residents Pleased With NYPD Outreach Efforts

New York, Police September 2, 2015 at 8:29 pm

According to a report in El Diario, the new programs to bring the NYPD closer to the community are working as planned.

Sudipta Bhawmik (Photo via Desi Talk)

Engineer Broadcasts Ancient Indian Epic

History, South Asian September 2, 2015 at 8:23 pm

Semiconductor design engineer Sudipta Bhawmik produces an audio podcast that tells the stories of the ancient Indian epic, the “Mahabharata,” in part to pass the epic on to young Indian Americans, he tells Desi Talk.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Brooklyn Female Day Laborers Demand Better Working Conditions

Brooklyn, Jewish, Labor, Latino September 1, 2015 at 5:13 pm

House cleaners in Williamsburg ask for a raise to $15 per hour, resting time and adequate cleaning materials and protection, El Diario reports.

The Korean School of Long Island (Photo courtesy of the Korean School of Long Island)

New Programs at Korean Language Schools

East Asian, Education, New York September 1, 2015 at 5:04 pm

The students are getting younger and younger at Korean language schools in the New York metropolitan area, The Korea Times reports.

The final mural in the “Transform/Restore: Brownsville” series, a project that looks to change perceptions of the neighborhood. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A Mural to ‘Transform/Restore’ Brownsville

Brooklyn, Culture, Youth September 1, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Young adults on probation helped to create a mural in Brownsville intended to boost community spirits and “flip” others’ impressions of the neighborhood, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Public officials including, City Council member Peter Koo (front row, second from left), state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, State Assembly member Ron Kim (second from right), spoke out  at Flushing Town Hall against Jeb Bush’s “anchor babies” remark. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Asians React to Jeb Bush’s ‘Anchor Babies’ Remarks

East Asian, New York September 1, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Members of the Chinese and Korean communities reacted swiftly to Jeb Bush’s “anchor babies” remarks, stories in Sing Tao Daily and The Korea Times report.

Jeb Bush Jr. at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Chinatown on August 21. (Photo via World Journal)

Jeb Bush Jr. Visits Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics August 31, 2015 at 9:30 pm

Jeb Bush Jr. visited Chinatown on Aug. 21 – before his father’s controversial remarks concerning “anchor babies” – to campaign among Chinese Republicans in the community, reports World Journal in a couple of articles.

(Photo courtesy of "No Le Digas a Nadie" via Queens Courier)

Documentary Captures Life of Flushing Immigrant

Immigration, Queens August 31, 2015 at 9:24 pm

“No Le Digas A Nadie” (Don’t Tell Anyone) follows the life of Angy Rivera as she goes from an undocumented immigrant to a DACA recipient and will be screened Sept. 2 in Long Island City, reports Queens Courier.

Mexican Consul Sandra Fuentes-Berain and City officials signed a new alliance agreement to promote workers’ rights. 
(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City, Mexican Consulate Team Up to Prevent Worker Abuse

Business, Labor, Latino, Mexican, New York August 31, 2015 at 6:19 pm

The Mexican Consulate and OSHA have created an alliance to prevent abuse of Mexican laborers in the tri-state area, El Diario reports.

The Mental Health Network initiated by the Visiting Nurse was launched at Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association on August 17. (Photo by Yue Li via World Journal)

New Network in Chinatown Addresses Mental Health Issues

East Asian, Health, New York August 28, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Two articles in World Journal explore, respectively, a new network to address mental health issues in the Chinese community and one psychologist’s account of stresses experienced by some members of the community.

(Photo by Shannon Geis via Kensington BK)

Summer Session: Studying Urdu in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, South Asian August 28, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Sixty-five students studied Urdu in Brooklyn this summer in a program meant to help connect them with their families, reports Kensington BK.

Art and Used Books in ‘Nueva York’

Art and Used Books in ‘Nueva York’

Culture, Latino, New York August 28, 2015 at 4:41 pm

CUNY TV’s “Nueva York” features the Nohra Haime Gallery, which exhibits diverse contemporary artwork; Spanish actress and writer Concha Buika; radio personality Mario Murillo; and Donceles Bookstore, home to 25,000 used books in Spanish.

Willets Point, as seen from Citi Field in April, may stay much the same in the near future as plans to redevelop the area are on hold. (Photo by Michael Gannon via Queens Chronicle)

Whither Willets Point?

Business, Queens, Real Estate August 28, 2015 at 3:46 pm

The development of a mall, affordable housing and other parts of a plan for Willets Point are in jeopardy now that the de Blasio administration has declined to join real estate developers in contesting a July ruling against them, reports Queens Chronicle.