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Housing Discrimination Persists in Jackson Heights

Housing Discrimination Persists in Jackson Heights

“Normal, white, and straight” remain the unofficial criteria for joining some co-op communities in Jackson Heights. Open City details one couple's experience with housing discrimination in the Queens neighborhood.

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Practicing Puja in Jamaica Bay

Practicing Puja in Jamaica Bay

Environmentalists and Hindu leaders in South Queens met recently to discuss ameliorating the impact of ritual offerings made in Jamaica Bay, Queens Chronicle reports.

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Bangla Boom in the Bronx

Bangla Boom in the Bronx

CUNY TV's Independent Sources visits Parkchester to find out how Bengalis found their way to the neighborhood in the eastern Bronx.

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When Does Ramadan Begin?

When Does Ramadan Begin?

NYC Muslims seek some consensus on when to start fasting.

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How to Become Punjabi in New York City

How to Become Punjabi in New York City

An Indian immigrant rediscovers his Punjabi language and identity in New York City.

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From Eastern Nepal, a Dance and a Prayer

From Eastern Nepal, a Dance and a Prayer

An annual spring celebration of the Kirat people of eastern Nepal brings celebrants to Queens.  

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Pakistani Community Shocked By Karachi Terrorism

Pakistani Community Shocked By Karachi Terrorism

NY's Pakistani community worries about the country's future in the wake of the recent brazen attack.

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Indians Hopeful, and Cautious, over Modi Win

Indians Hopeful, and Cautious, over Modi Win

Many lauded the changes in store under the new leadership but some acknowledged that a long road ahead looms for the new prime minister, reports Desi Talk.

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Indian Elections Could Have Local Effects

Indian Elections Could Have Local Effects

With Narendra Modi as the next prime minister of India, New York could see an increase in the number of Indian immigrants, due to stronger economic ties as well as his party's stance on homosexuality, reports Gotham Gazette.

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Vigil on Anniversary of Bangladeshi Factory Collapse

Vigil on Anniversary of Bangladeshi Factory Collapse

Together with the local Bangladeshi community, officials in Queens honored the over 1,000 who perished in the garment factory disaster, reports Queens Courier.

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Shutdown of NYPD Surveillance Unit Welcomed

Shutdown of NYPD Surveillance Unit Welcomed

Muslim and civil rights groups were pleased, but some have lingering worries about the NYPD.

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