Friday, 22 August 2014

Caribbean Chefs Cooking for a Cause

Caribbean chefs from St. Lucia, Jamaica and the Bahamas served up some modern twists on classic flavors.

Opinion: ER Waits Are Way Too Long

Delay and neglect in NYC hospitals need to be addressed.

NYC Comptroller Supports Asian Textile Workers

Scott Stringer seconds a proposal requesting that Ralph Lauren Corporation sign a safety accord.

Honoring Ukraine’s National Poet Through His Art

A NY exhibit marks the 200th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko's birth.

‘Coming Out’ as a Russian Immigrant

Playwright and performer Anna Fishbeyn tells her story in "My Stubborn Tongue."

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NY Activists Visiting Ferguson Find a Familiar Situation

NY Activists Visiting Ferguson Find a Familiar Situation

A group of New York Latino activists traveled by car to Ferguson, Missouri, to witness firsthand the fragile situation during the protests against police brutality, El Diario reports.

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Buskers Protest NYPD Treatment

Buskers Protest NYPD Treatment

Buskers in NYC are increasingly being charged with misdemeanors by the NYPD. Manhattan Times reports on a recent protest by some performers on the steps of City Hall.

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Digging into Manhattan’s First African-American ‘Village’

Digging into Manhattan’s First African-American ‘Village’

Historian Cynthia R. Copeland takes CUNY TV's "Independent Sources" to Central Park to the site of what was Seneca Village in the mid-1800s.

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Orchard Beach: Where Sun & Sand Meet Salsa

Orchard Beach: Where Sun & Sand Meet Salsa

At Orchard Beach, the ocean dances salsa, according to the Puerto Rican seniors who meet up at the popular Bronx location also named Nuyorican Riviera, El Diario reports.

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Cases of Immigrant Children in NYC Move Slowly

Cases of Immigrant Children in NYC Move Slowly

After spending a day at a New York immigration court, a reporter for El Diario found that most cases of unaccompanied minors crossing the border are postponed due to a lack of lawyers.

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Preparing for Pre-K

Preparing for Pre-K

Hundreds of teachers at training sessions for the pre-K program set to launch September 4 heard encouraging words from Bill de Blasio and Carmen Fariña, Chalkbeat reports.

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Coney Island Avenue’s Pakistani Treats and Brooklyn ‘Mela’

Coney Island Avenue’s Pakistani Treats and Brooklyn ‘Mela’

Brooklyn's Coney Island Avenue-based MashAllah Sweets and Restaurant is a haven for South Asian food, reports Ditmas Park Corner's Anna Gustafson, who also covers a festival marking Pakistan's 68th independence day.

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Unity Task Force Meets in Bay Ridge

Unity Task Force Meets in Bay Ridge

In the wake of anti-Muslim attacks, leaders of Bay Ridge met to promote understanding across cultures and groups at a Unity Task Force breakfast, reports Home Reporter.

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Korean Independence Day Marked

Korean Independence Day Marked

On August 15 there were numerous observations of Korean Independence Day at events in the New York area, Korea Daily reports.

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‘Arepa Lady’: Colombia in Queens

‘Arepa Lady’: Colombia in Queens

María Piedad Cano's legacy to her children is her title as one of the best-known names in Colombian cuisine in New York, reports El Diario.

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India Day Comes to Madison Avenue

India Day Comes to Madison Avenue

Billed as the largest India Day Parade in the world, the independence day celebrations in Midtown Manhattan saw over 200,000 in attendance, reports Desi Talk.

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