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A store on Union St. near Flushing Commons (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Merchants Suffer During Flushing Commons Construction

Business, East Asian, Queens July 31, 2015 at 11:03 pm

Korean merchants along Union Street in Flushing are suffering declining sales and blame the Flushing Commons development, Korea Daily reports.

Port Isabel Detention Center in Texas (Photo via Khasokhas)

Nepalese in Detention Centers Hope TPS Will Aid Them

Immigration, New York, South Asian July 31, 2015 at 2:49 pm

There are 111 Nepalese in detention across the U.S., with seven of them being held on criminal charges. Lawyers hope that the U.S. government’s recent decision to permit Nepalese in the U.S. to apply for temporary protected status might help some of those in detention, writes Kishor Panthi in Khasokhas.

Bodega owner Juan Soto opened his 103 Manhattan Grocery Corp. in 1995 in the Upper West Side. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

The Legacy of the Dominican Bodega

Business, Dominican, New York July 31, 2015 at 2:30 pm

El Diario takes a look at a history of tenacity and determination, even through hard times.

View of the area around Coney Island where the proposed stadium would be built. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Uphill Battle for Soccer Stadium Plans in NYC

New York, Sports July 31, 2015 at 2:12 pm

As fútbol is becoming more popular, and with three professional clubs in the city, plans to build a soccer stadium still seem far away, El Diario reports.

The entrance to the Spanish Benevolent Society on 14th Street in Manhattan. (Photo from Celia Novis via El Diario)

Documentary Tells the Story of La Nacional and Little Spain

Culture, History, Western European July 30, 2015 at 3:42 pm

A filmmaker is raising funds to finish a documentary about La Nacional, a mainstay of the city’s Spanish immigrant community, El Diario reports.

The cast of the New Brooklyn Theatre production of "Rachel," a play written in 1920, which draws parallels between the lynchings of that time and racially-motivated violence happening today. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn Daily)

‘Rachel': Drawing Parallels Between Lynchings and Today’s Killings

Black, Brooklyn, Culture July 30, 2015 at 1:14 pm

New Brooklyn Theatre is mounting the production of a 95-year-old play, “Rachel,” with audio clips of today’s violence against unarmed Black men, reports Brooklyn Daily.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

They Came to Morristown from Montenegro – That’s Montenegro, Colombia

Metro Area, South American July 30, 2015 at 11:32 am

For more than 40 years, immigrants from Montenegro, Colombia, have settled in Morristown, New Jersey, finds El Diario.

Protests over Puerto Rico's economic crisis, held earlier this month on Park Ave.  (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Puerto Rican Diaspora Demands Federal Action On Debt Crisis

Government, Puerto Rican July 29, 2015 at 6:11 pm

New York politicians and activists are urging the U.S. government to act in the Puerto Rico debt crisis, El Diario reports.

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The ‘Dirty Laundry’ of Timothy Liu

Culture, East Asian July 29, 2015 at 6:09 pm

SinoVision speaks to poet Timothy Liu, an openly gay Mormon whose latest book, “Don’t Go Back To Sleep,” explores for the first time the “dirty laundry” of growing up as a Chinese American in the ’70s and ’80s.

Cilantro is a mainstay in Mexican kitchens (Photo by Edison Esparza via El Diario de Mexico)

Despite Ban, Mexican Cilantro is Easily Found in Queens

Food, Health, Mexican July 29, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Although the FDA announced a ban on cilantro imported from the state of Puebla, Mexico, some New York Mexican restaurants still use it, Diario de México reports.

Rendition of the new Irish Arts Center, planned for completion in 2016 (Image courtesy of the Irish Arts Center)

A $1 Million Pledge for the Irish Arts Center

Culture, Manhattan, Western European July 29, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Irish actress Roma Downey has pledged $1 million toward the new Irish Arts Center planned for Manhattan’s West Side, Irish Central reports.

Parishioners of the Church of the Holy Agony in El Barrio organized a flea market to raise funds and try to avoid the closing. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Thousands of NYC Catholics Say Goodbye to Their Churches

New York, Religion July 28, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Some 7,000 parishioners went to Mass for the last time this weekend at Catholic churches set to close later this summer because of budget cuts, El Diario reports.

At the Colombian Day Parade in Queens (Photo by Andrea González-Ramírez via El Diario)

A Weekend of Parades

Bronx, Culture, Dominican, Queens, South American July 27, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Three national parades – of the Dominican, Peruvian and Colombian communities – took place last weekend in the tri-state area, El Diario reports.

Rigoberto Meneses, from NY Communities for Change, shows his new municipal ID. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

400,000 New Yorkers Already Have Their Municipal ID

Government, New York July 27, 2015 at 3:01 pm

After only six months, 5.5 percent of New York City residents have a municipal ID card, which is issued regardless of immigration status, El Diario reports.

Polish Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki (center), NY Consul General of Poland Urszula Gacek and Consul Sabina Klimek, together with importers and distributors of Polish products in the U.S. (Photo by Aleksandra Słabisz  via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Eggs and Other Foods May Soon Enter US

Eastern European, Food, New York July 27, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Poland’s agriculture minister recently visited Washington and New York to discuss the export of eggs, poultry and other foods from Poland to the U.S. He met with U.S. officials and importers and distributors of Polish products, Nowy Dziennik reports.