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In a kindergarten in Fujian Province, China, many children are U.S. born and raised by grandparents. (Photo courtesy of parents via World Journal)

Adjustment Problems When Children Sent to China Return to U.S.

East Asian, Education, New York March 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm

When Chinese children of immigrants are sent to China at a young age then return, both the children and their parents may suffer adjustment problems, World Journal found in a series of reports.

Raymond Orlando, NYC Dept. of Education's chief financial officer, with NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña testifying earlier this year in Albany on Cuomo's budget. (Photo by Geoff Decker via Chalkbeat)

Evaluating New York’s Teachers

Education, New York March 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Gov. Cuomo wants to toughen teacher evaluations, and his budget includes a $1.1 billion increase in education spending that is contingent on those changes. Chalkbeat and Gotham Gazette explore the issue.

The shell of the old Bay Ridge Theatre, which now houses several chain stores, could also go if the city upzones commercial corridors in Bay Ridge and a developer decides to redevelop the land. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini
via Brooklyn Daily)

Bay Ridge Worries Over Rezoning Proposal

Brooklyn, Real Estate March 27, 2015 at 6:11 pm

Bay Ridge residents worry that a city proposal to ease building height restrictions might change the character of their neighborhood, Brooklyn Daily reports.

Staffers at Englewood  Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey at their first Korean language class. (Photo via Korea Daily)

In NJ, Learning Korean to Better Serve Patients

East Asian, Health, Metro Area March 27, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Staff members at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center eagerly signed up for Korean classes in a bid to better serve and communicate with the Korean patients who use the hospital, Korea Daily reports.

Smoke billowing from the East Village explosion on March 26 (Photo by Gerardo Romo)

East Village Explosion: East Harlem Survivors React

Manhattan March 27, 2015 at 12:31 pm

The East Village explosion brought back the memory of last year’s East Harlem tragedy, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mayor de Blasio with several young Chinese children. (Photo via World Journal)

Children Sent to China May Return for Pre-K

East Asian, Education, Immigration, New York March 26, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Chinese children who were sent back to China by immigrant parents here may soon return to NYC to take advantage of universal pre-K, World Journal’s English edition reports.

IDNYC (Photo via El Diario)

‘Getting the Municipal ID Was That Easy’

Government, Media, New York March 26, 2015 at 4:42 pm

If back in January it was virtually impossible to apply for the new municipal ID in New York, an El Diario reporter shows that the process has been expedited.

Brooklyn choreographer Reggie Gray is hoping his new Park Avenue Armory show, FLEXN, will introduce a new audience to street dancing and serve as a platform for social reform. (Photo via Brooklyn Based)

‘Flexing’ for Justice

Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Manhattan March 26, 2015 at 4:36 pm

A form of street dance employing rhythmic movement and contortions is on view at the Park Avenue Armory through April 4, reports Brooklyn Based.

Students put pressure on state leaders to approve the DREAM Act. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hunger Strike in Support of the New York Dream Act

Education, Immigration, New York March 26, 2015 at 4:17 pm

More than 50 students started a hunger strike to demand that funds be reinstated in the NYS budget to finance the New York Dream Act, El Diario reports.

A Spin on Chinese Ceramics

A Spin on Chinese Ceramics

East Asian, Manhattan, Traditions, Video March 26, 2015 at 11:57 am

Spin Ceramics sells Chinese ceramics with a modern take. Its SoHo location marks its foray into the U.S. market, reports SinoVision.

In Avila, Spain, volunteers unearth the remains of a guerrilla killed in 1950 by Franco's Civil Guard  (Photo courtesy of ARMH)

With Help from NY, Remembering Spain’s ‘Disappeared’

Featured Posts, History, Manhattan, New York, Western European March 25, 2015 at 3:48 pm

The NYC-based Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives has awarded the Association for the Recovery of HIstorical Memory in Spain $100,000 to support their human rights activities.

screen shot #HackHarlem

#HackHarlem Sparks Ideas

Black, Business, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Technology, Video March 25, 2015 at 3:36 pm

On March 21, #HackHarlem was held for 12 hours to develop ideas for new apps to benefit Harlem.

The Attorney general's office has named a new board of directors for the Dominican Parade. (Photo via El Diario)

Fired President of Dominican Day Parade: ‘I’ll be Back in 2017′

Dominican, New York, Traditions March 25, 2015 at 3:11 pm

The former president of the NYC Dominican Day Parade told El Diario that “the attorney general has handed the parade over to politicians.”

Le (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Seniors Walk the Runway in East Harlem

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Seniors, Women March 25, 2015 at 2:21 pm

Chinese seniors, who now account for 10 percent of participants at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program in East Harlem, modeled traditional Chinese dresses at the program’s annual fashion show, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Nearly 800 inmates in local and state prison are under 18. (Photo via El Diario)

Pressure Mounts to Stop Trying Minors as Adults

African American, Criminal Justice, Latino, New York, Youth March 24, 2015 at 6:05 pm

The New York State Legislature debates whether to raise the age for imprisonment as an adult from 16 to 18, a measure that would affect mostly Hispanic and African-American youth, El Diario reports.