Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Category: Demographics

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Eastward-moving Bushwick Debates its Future

Eastward-moving Bushwick Debates its Future

The Brooklyn Ink captures some of the debate generated by the gentrification-driven changing demographics of Bushwick.

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Salvadorans: the Largest Minority on Long Island

Salvadorans: the Largest Minority on Long Island

Four decades after Salvadorans began arriving on Long Island, they are gaining political empowerment, El Diario reports.

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A Bangladeshi ‘Living Room’ in the Bronx

A Bangladeshi ‘Living Room’ in the Bronx

A restaurant in Parkchester is contributing to the rise and growth of the Bangladeshi community in the Bronx, reports Real Cheap Eats.

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Opinion: Art, Race, and the Nature of Cultural Participation

Opinion: Art, Race, and the Nature of Cultural Participation

Jamilah King of Colorlines visits the Kara Walker exhibit and writes about race, art and viewership.

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Opinion: ‘Latino’ or ‘Hispanic’?

Opinion: ‘Latino’ or ‘Hispanic’?

A piece in La Voz looks at the difference between the two terms and the problems that can arise when using either of them.

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In NYC, Changing Neighborhoods Lose Their Latino Identity

In NYC, Changing Neighborhoods Lose Their Latino Identity

Gentrification is not only leaving minorities and the poor with few housing options, but also stripping entire neighborhoods of their Hispanic identity, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Italian Character Remains in Changing Belmont Area

Italian Character Remains in Changing Belmont Area

The Belmont BID promotes the Italian traditions of a Bronx neighborhood that is now largely Mexican and Albanian, Norwood News reports.

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Changing Demographics Stir Aesthetic Divide in Sunset Park

Changing Demographics Stir Aesthetic Divide in Sunset Park

A growing Chinese population in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn has created an aesthetic divide by replacing ironwork with stainless steel, reports Open City.

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Cemetery Records Bring History to Life

Cemetery Records Bring History to Life

As many as 20 million people may trace their roots to the people interred at the Green-Wood Cemetery, which now offers genealogy research, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

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Poverty, Cultural Barriers Haunt Desi Youth

Poverty, Cultural Barriers Haunt Desi Youth

A new study paints a grim picture of the plight of South Asian youth in New York City, with many living below poverty line and struggling against cultural barriers at home, reports Desi Talk.

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Long Island Republican Softening Position on Immigration

Long Island Republican Softening Position on Immigration

Once a vocal opponent of a path to citizenship for immigrants, Congressman Peter King has eased his position on immigration reform, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

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