Immigrants turn to so-called “fringe” financial services to do their banking where they do not face the impediments found at formal financial institutions, finds a report released by the Northwest Queens Financial Education Network.
Ahead of the release of Flor de Toloache’s debut album, Manhattan Times profiles the seven-member group who sometimes raises a few eyebrows among traditional circles.
NYPD officers, a private investigator, and a Jewish center representative advised parents from the Russian-speaking community in South Brooklyn on how to combat drug abuse among teens, reports Russkaya Reklama.
Chef Dale Talde talks to Asian Journal about running his namesake restaurant, his close relationship with his family, and how his upbringing as a Filipino American influences the food he makes.
A parade, dance performances and a calligraphy exhibit marked some of the Lunar New Year celebrations in Queens this year.
A new movement called Artify Norwood is bringing artists and businesses together, Norwood News reports.
An after-school program looks to fill in the dearth of African history in the Ethical Culture Fieldston School’s curriculum and will culminate in a trip to Ghana, reports The Riverdale Press.
KACE has started a petition drive among Korean Americans to oppose an address to a joint session of Congress by Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, Korea Daily reports.
A bill before the City Council would help to promote greater “waste equity” and relieve three neighborhoods – the South Bronx, North Brooklyn and Southeast Queens – of the heavy waste processing burden they carry for the city’s trash, reports New York Environment Report.
Over 300 Mexicans came together to mark the beginning of Lent in New York City, recreating the way they celebrate the occasion in their native city of Puebla, reports Diario de México.
A beacon for the community in Crown Heights, the Nigerian American Muslim Integrated Community center fights misconceptions about Muslims.
There are many coffee houses in Brooklyn like Bed-Stuy’s Georges-André, but this one is run with an iron fist by ‘SuperFrench,’ French Morning reports.
From Staten Island to Sunset Park and Flushing, up to the Bronx and of course Chinatown, check out articles, photos and videos from the community and ethnic press of celebrations that took place for the Lunar New Year.
City Comptroller Scott Stringer urged better translation and interpretation services at housing courts in the city, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.
Observing the Lunar New Year, Korean style, was a family affair for painter Hee Sung Lee and her flute-playing son Han Chung Eun.