New York

A street view of the western part of flushing (Photo by Angy Altamirano via Queens Courier)

Flushing Groups Request Input on Plans

Queens, Real Estate November 26, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Community representatives are requesting input on city plans to rezone the Flushing Creek area for residential development, Queens Courier reports.

Michael Guerrieri (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

New York Sandwiches, by Way of Lisbon and Naples

Ethnic Eats, Featured Posts, Manhattan November 25, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Chef Michael Guerrieri has drawn a loyal crowd to City Sandwich in Hell’s Kitchen, where his New York sandwiches combine the tastes of Portugal and Italy.

Protestor in Times Square (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

New Yorkers Protest Ferguson Decision

African American, Criminal Justice, Featured Posts, New York November 25, 2014 at 3:05 pm

On the night of Nov. 24, New Yorkers protested the grand jury’s decision in Missouri not to indict the police officer who killed teenager Michael Brown.

Chinese Consul General Visits Historic Exhibition on Community

Chinese Consul General Visits Historic Exhibition on Community

Culture, East Asian, History, Manhattan, Video November 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Sun Guoxiang, the Chinese consul general in NY, visited “Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion” at the New-York Historical Society, the first large-scale exhibition on the history and culture of Chinese Americans hosted by a mainstream entity, reports SinoVision.

Roberto Domínguez has worked for years in a Brooklyn hatchery. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Thanksgiving Turkeys in Care of Latino Hands

Brooklyn, Latino November 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Many Hispanic customers turn to one of the 80 live poultry markets in the city to get their fresh Thanksgiving turkey, El Diario reports.

A recent rally on the steps of Tweed Hall, where the Dept. of Education's offices are located. (Photo: @UYC_YouthPower via Gotham Gazette)

Rallying to Reform the School Disciplinary Code

Education, New York, Youth November 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Members of the Urban Youth Collaborative rallied recently for revisions in the school disciplinary code, urging the elimination of infraction B21, Gotham Gazette reports.

Dressed up for Halloween (Photo by Alejandro Cartagena via Mott Haven Herald)

Mexico Through Different Lenses

Bronx, Culture, Mexican November 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm

An exhibition of Mexican photographers at the Bronx Documentary Center shows the many facets to life in Mexico, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Steven Salaita, Katherine Franke and Sarah Aly (l. to r.) listen to a question at an event on the silencing of critics of Israel within academia, at Brooklyn College, on November 20, 2014. (Photo by Matt Surrusco for Voices of NY)

Discussing Free Speech at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern November 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Steven Salaita, a Palestinian-American scholar who lost a tenured job offer over tweets criticizing Israel, spoke at a panel discussion at Brooklyn College.

Russian nesting dolls at st. Petersburg Global Trade House (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Checking out ‘Little Odessa’

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Food November 20, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle takes a photographic and mouth-watering tour of the Brighton Beach area, known as “Little Odessa.”

Wan Su Lee in his Flushing medical office. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Fulfills Dream as Flushing MD

East Asian, Health, Queens November 20, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Wan Soo Lee, fulfilled a dream and studied to be a doctor in the Dominican Republic. One third of the Korean pediatrician’s patients are Hispanic, Korea Daily reports.

Comedian Ricky Barrino (left) was the subject of student Lenno Carter's (right) documentary. Barrino spoke of the time he spent in prison, where he found his calling in life to "make people laugh." Barrino's nephew Kaleb (in purple) stands beside Carter's son Taliq, currently in a filmmaking class for kids. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Budding Filmmakers Make ‘Films for Change’

Bronx, Culture November 20, 2014 at 12:52 pm

With the support of a Department of Probation arts education initiative, a documentary filmmaking course in the South Bronx produced budding filmmakers, who screened their “Films for Change” in Harlem, reports Manhattan Times.

Dmitri Daniel Glinski (left) and TBI founder and president Bertha Lewis (PHoto by Kinue Weinstein for Voices of NY)

All Races, All Faces, Unveiled

Immigration, New York November 19, 2014 at 10:27 pm

The Black Institute has issued a new book, “All Races, All Faces: A Guide to New York City’s Immigrant Communities,” with statistics and directories.

Reverends Kahli Mootoo and church board member Harry Isaac at Bright Temple AME Church. (Photo by Danny R. Peralta via Hunts Point Express)

Hunts Point Churches Share the Faith

Bronx, Religion November 19, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Despite being of different denominations, Pentecostal Iglesia Cristiana Emmanuel and Bright Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church are sharing pews and a pulpit in hopes of turning around their financially-strapped situations, reports Hunts Point Express.

(Photo by Robyn Lee, Creative Commons license)

Deli Brings Norwegian Comfort Food to Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Northern Europe November 19, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Located in the historically Norwegian neighborhood of Bay Ridge, Nordic Delicacies cooks up comfort foods from family recipes, reports Home Reporter. And it has found an audience beyond Scandinavians.

Most of the people behind the masks and costumes are Hispanic. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

A License to Be Batwoman?

Government, Labor, New York November 19, 2014 at 12:55 pm

A City Council bill would require people who dress up as characters like Batwoman and work for tips to apply for a license and submit their fingerprints, reports El Diario.