As the Obama administration delays executive action on immigration reform, a DREAMer is left in limbo.
Articles by: Indrani Sen
The city’s new program will allow many in low-income communities to take up paid work.
Treating “somatic” ailments offers a path to addressing mental illness in the Asian-American community.
An Indian immigrant rediscovers his Punjabi language and identity in New York City.
In Mexico, a luxurious house sits empty while its owner toils in the Bronx.
San Antonio Texcala, Mexico, has become a ghost town after the collapse of its onyx industry.
Migration from Zapotitlán Salinas has transformed the Mexican region, leaving elderly people and children wandering empty streets.
Getting old in New York City, it turns out, can actually be pretty fun. Voices of NY’s four-part multimedia project reports on how some of the city’s senior centers are finding new ways to create welcoming environments for seniors of all cultures, help seniors to stay in their longtime communities, and encourage seniors themselves to help fill the gaps caused by tight budgets and inadequate staffing.
In New York City, there’s no rest for the retired. As senior centers struggle to serve a growing and increasingly diverse elderly population, they often find themselves turning to the seniors themselves for help, as volunteers and part-time workers.
What happens when a whole block or housing development gets older together? “Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities,” known as NORCs, sometimes compel the city to bring the services to the seniors.
A center for LGBT seniors and another for visually impaired seniors are among a handful of new, “innovative” centers that tailor their environment to seniors’ particular needs and interests. Other centers include community gardening programs, vegetarian cuisine, swimming and watercize classes and training on everything from using Skype to bird-watching.
Two Bangladeshis will run next year for a city council seat in the Bronx, but some worry that the Bangladeshis – a new but growing immigrant community – are reaching for too much too early. They question the value of fielding a Bangladeshi candidate against a political machine that favors Latinos. For many, the question hinges on who wins this week’s 87th Assembly District primary.
To serve New York City’s growing – and increasingly diverse – elderly population, senior center organizers are abandoning the “one size fits all” approach to senior care, and instead gearing programs to specific populations and cultures.
In case you haven’t decided who you’ll vote for in this Thursday’s primary elections, there are plenty of voter guides and candidate profiles in the city’s community press to help you make up your mind. Here’s a sampling, including a video of a singing candidate from the Bronx.
We have three thought-provoking pieces from the ethnic and community press today, as we go into the weekend: a look into school security in the Bronx; an analysis of U.S. circumcision rates; and a portrait of an Aztec dance group that worships and performs in city parks.