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A traditional Swedish meal of roasted pork belly over sautéed salsify and creamy kale, along with a Danish appetizer of Swedish country pâté with Ligonberry sauce, smoked trout and salmon with mustard cream and picked beet with garnishes of dill, onions, chives and parsley as plated by chef Matteus Brogi of the Maidstone Arms restaurant in East Hampton. (Photo by Michael Heller via The Sag Harbor Express)

A Taste of a Swedish Christmas on Long Island

Food, Long Island, Traditions, Western European December 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Chef Mathias Brogie of The Living Room Restaurant on Long Island tells the The Sag Harbor Express how he has adapted the traditional Swedish Christmas smorgasbord to the American dinner table.

DRUM and CAAAV rallied against police brutality in front of Rego Park Mall in Queens.  (Photo from Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence via World Journal)

Some Chinese Call for Indictment of Peter Liang

Criminal Justice, East Asian, New York, Police December 19, 2014 at 1:42 pm

In stories from the World Journal, City Council member Margaret Chin and local Asian groups are calling for the indictment of Officer Peter Liang over the shooting death of Akai Gurley.

Dozens of Colombians living in New York protested in front of the consulate. (Photo by Alexandra Ochoa via El Diario)

Local Colombians to Government Back Home: ‘We Do Exist’

Government, South American December 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm

In front of the Colombian Consulate in New York, Colombians protested plans to eliminate the seat representing them in their country’s Congress, El Diario reports.

Finding Beijing Opera in NY

Finding Beijing Opera in NY

Culture, East Asian, Video December 18, 2014 at 5:23 pm

The New York Chinese Opera Society wants to broaden the reach of the Beijing opera to mainstream audiences in NY and other international cities, reports SinoVision, which attended a staging of the famous opera, “The Orphan of Zhao.”

(Photo via El Diario)

Cubans in NJ Critical of New U.S.-Cuba Relations

Government, Latino December 18, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Cuban exiles in New Jersey do not welcome the U.S. government’s announcement that it will reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, El Diario reports.

A classroom in Banana Kelly HIgh School (Photo via The Hunts Point Express)

Renewal to Help Bronx Schools Turn Around

Bronx, Education, Uncategorized December 18, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Four schools in the Bronx have been selected for the city’s School Renewal Program, and another has been named a Community School. All will receive assistance to help in turning performance around, reports The Hunts Point Express.

First place winner Vander Carter (Photo by Gregg Richards via Brooklyn brief)

Brooklyn Start-Ups Get a Boost

Brooklyn, Business December 18, 2014 at 11:53 am

Brooklyn start-ups got a boost from the Brooklyn Public Library’s 11th annual PowerUP! competition, Brooklyn brief reports.

A candlelight vigil was held the evening of Dec. 16 for victims of the Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan (Photo by Mohsen Zaheer for Voices of NY)

NYC Pakistani Community Shocked by Taliban Attack

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian December 17, 2014 at 6:22 pm

In New York, there was widespread horror at the Taliban attack Dec. 16 that left more than 140 dead at the Army Public School in Peshawar.

‘You Don’t Get Ebola from African Hair Braiding’

‘You Don’t Get Ebola from African Hair Braiding’

African, Manhattan December 17, 2014 at 5:26 pm

In a video on Afrikanspot, the African owner of Assana’s Hair Braiding Center in Harlem says “it’s not fair” and it “really, really hurts” that customers are staying away over fears of getting Ebola.

The Dominican Republic Congress is debating whether to legalize abortion. (Photo via El Diario)

Local Dominicans Divided over Abortion Laws Back Home

Dominican, Health, New York December 17, 2014 at 4:42 pm

El Diario interviewed Dominicans about proposed changes in the abortion law in the Dominican Republic, which is being debated by the country’s Congress.

Volunteer paramedic Kai Chu (Photo by Kimberly Conner for Voices of NY)

In Bensonhurst, Paramedics Need to Know Many Languages

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Health December 17, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Changing demographics in Bensonhurst require that paramedics communicate with residents in many different languages, and volunteers are beginning to help.

From left: Yoonhee Choi, of the Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York, and Paul Yoo, of the Korean American Association of Queens, speak about their plan to  Korean Air, on Dec. 12 at Leonard Square in Flushing. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Groups in NY Call for Boycott of Korean Air

East Asian, Transportation December 17, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Following the “nut rage” incident on Korean Air, Korean-American groups are calling for a boycott of the airline over the company’s actions, reports Korea Daily.

Bard High School Early college student Mo Tyler at Foley Square (Photo by Zach Williams via The Lo-Down)

Bard Students Organize Against Police Brutality

Manhattan, Police, Youth December 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Students at Bard High School Early College have been organizing others to protest police brutality, The Lo-Down reports.

Getting a taste at the Coquito Masters competition in Parkchester back in November.  (Photo by Mi Young Park via Hunts Point Express)

Contest Celebrates Puerto Rican Christmas Drink

Bronx, Food, Traditions December 16, 2014 at 4:39 pm

For the Puerto Rican community in the Bronx, the annual coquito competition gives an opportunity to celebrate culture and Christmas, reports Hunts Point Express.

Tenants facing eviction at 590 Bushwick (Photo by Matthew Taub via Brooklyn Brief)

Bushwick Tenants Fight Eviction

Brooklyn, Housing December 16, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Tenants of 590 Bushwick Ave. are fighting eviction by a new owner, following years of paying rent month-to-month, Brooklyn Brief reports.