Q Cigars in Inwood has been family-operated since 1891 and providing quality cigars throughout decades of severed ties between Cuba and the U.S., reports Manhattan Times.
A report by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, obtained under FOIL, found that CB3 chair Gigi Li wasn’t biased in her appointments, says The Villager.
BRIC is hosting a town hall on gentrification in Brooklyn on Jan. 28, urging all voices in the borough to #BHeard.
Miguel, 29, is a Mexican immigrant working in a Brooklyn deli. Rahim Chagani follows him at his job in this photo essay.
Korean community organizations and the Korean Consulate General are providing aid in the wake of the fire in Edgewater, New Jersey, that destroyed most of the Avalon apartment complex, reports The Korea Times. Twenty percent of the residents are of Korean descent.
The 7 train that serves Flushing, plagued by construction delays, will have normal service during the Lunar New Year in February, World Journal reports.
New York’s Irish pubs, old and new, as well as some cultural centers, are the subject of an article in Irish Central.
After 53 years of cutting hair at Marble Hill International Unisex Salon, owner Roosevelt “Rosey” Spivey received a 30-day notice to vacate the premises. Patrons tell The Riverdale Press what the barbershop has meant to them and the neighborhood.
Domício Coutinho studied to spread the word of God, but ended up promoting the work of Brazilian writers through the Brazilian Endowment for the Arts in New York, which he founded.
El Diario investigates the lucrative yet dangerous business of selling untaxed cigarettes on the streets with a report from Yonkers.
A New York-based Korean association is launching a campaign, The Korea Times reports, to encourage Americans to use the term “Lunar New Year” rather than “Chinese New Year” to refer to the celebration, which falls on Feb. 19 this year.
The founder of MASA has been denied legal immigration status to the U.S., and Mott Haven Herald’s Bernard L. Stein urges action to help him.
A coalition of 40 housing activists wants the city to halt development in the Broadway Triangle neighborhood, claiming apartments are being constructed to serve mostly Hasidic Jewish families, The Brooklyn Paper reports.
In “Tala,” Korean-Chilean playwright Kyoung H. Park blends stories of couples around the time of Sept. 11 – of 1973 in Chile and 2001 in the U.S. – who get tangled up in conflicts of identity, government and immigration, reports Downtown Express.
More people not of Korean background are taking Korean language lessons, schools in the city report to The Korea Times.