Post Tagged with: "Bangladeshi"

(Photo by Liam La Guerre via Queens Courier)

Vigil on Anniversary of Bangladeshi Factory Collapse

Queens, South Asian April 24, 2014 at 5:44 pm

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

Muslim men, mainly Bangladeshis, observed the end of Ramadan, or Eid, in an East New York parking lot. (Photo by Abigail Savitch-Lew via Brooklyn Bureau)

Brooklyn’s Growing Bangladeshi Enclave

Brooklyn, Culture, Demographics, In the News, South Asian August 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm

The City Line area of East New York is fast becoming an enclave of the burgeoning Bangladeshi community, reports the Brooklyn Bureau. The area has undergone a rapid demographic change over the last decade.

Bangladeshi Childhood Spurs Life in Journalism

Bangladeshi Childhood Spurs Life in Journalism

Abu Taher, editor of the weekly Bangla Patrika, wrote his first story at age 14.

Jasmeet Sidhu/The Bronx Ink

Bangladeshi Hub Grows in North Bronx

Bronx, Demographics, South Asian December 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm

The Parkchester area of the Bronx, Astoria in Queens and Kensington in Brooklyn have long been known for their Bangladeshi enclaves, but there is another Bangladeshi hub growing in the Bronx’s Norwood, reports Bangla Patrika in its print edition.

DRUM members take part in "Stop and Frisk: Silent March Against Racial Profiling," on Fathers' Day 2012 in New York. (Photo via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Questioning the NYPD’s Use of ‘Entrapment’ Methods

Crime, Opinion, South Asian December 11, 2012 at 3:26 pm

In a piece in the Bangladeshi weekly Thikana, opinion writer Kazi Fauzia raises concerns over the NYPD’s use of “entrapment” methods in the war on terror, particularly around the October arrest of a 21-year-old Bangladeshi student.

On Latino Turf, Bangladeshis Seek Sliver of Power

On Latino Turf, Bangladeshis Seek Sliver of Power

Elections 2012, Featured Posts, Politics, South Asian, Video September 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Two Bangladeshis will run next year for a city council seat in the Bronx, but some worry that the Bangladeshis – a new but growing immigrant community – are reaching for too much too early. They question the value of fielding a Bangladeshi candidate against a political machine that favors Latinos. For many, the question hinges on who wins this week’s 87th Assembly District primary.

Bronx Bangladeshis to Float a Council Candidate

Politics, South Asian February 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Bangladeshis from three Bronx neighborhoods where Bengali is so common that one street is known as “Bangla Bazar” are planning ahead for the September 2013 city council primary, banding together to float one Bangladeshi candidate that the whole community can get behind.

Some Bangladeshis worry that the new Resort World Casino in Queens will attact young people to gambling.

Casinos, Crime and Corrupted Youth in Bangladeshi Community

Crime, Culture, In the News, South Asian February 16, 2012 at 5:16 pm

The Weekly Thikana has reported extensively of late on dangers facing New York City’s Bangladeshi community, and especially to its young people.

The 37th Road pedestrian plaza has not been a hit with local business owners.

‘Mother Language Day’ May Bring New Life to Jackson Heights Plaza

Culture, Queens, South Asian February 13, 2012 at 11:32 am

Some Jackson Heights merchants have complained that the pedestrianized plaza on 37th Road has hurt their business, but it may become the site of a new city tradition, reported the Queens Chronicle: Bangladeshi groups in Jackson Heights are seeking the city’s permission to observe International Mother Language Day on Feb. 21.

This striking photo from The Jackson Heights Herald shows the controversial pedestrian plaza on 37th Road. (Photo by The Jackson Heights Herald)

Street plaza infuriates Jackson Heights businesses

Featured Posts, Queens February 2, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Jackson Heights in Queens may not have the traffic of Times Square, but the city has installed a pedestrian plaza in the heart of this South-Asian hub. While the city has won accolades for pedestrian plazas elsewhere, the Jackson Heights plaza has infuriated local merchants.

Plan to turn foreclosures into rentals

Economy, Housing, In the News, South Asian January 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has announced a pilot program to put families back into 250,000 foreclosed houses. The plan involves selling the abandoned homes in bulk to investors, who will rehabilitate the homes and turn them into rental properties.

Mali women in traditional African dress in the Bronx

Africans, Albanians, Bengalis thrive in Bronx

Ethnic communities are making progress in the Bronx. A series of reports in The Bronx Ink highlights three groups that experienced significant growth spurts in recent years.

Credit books come to NY’s Bangladeshi groceries

Economy, In the News, New York, South Asian December 20, 2011 at 11:20 am

Bangladeshi grocery stores in New York are switching to a deferred payment system from back home. They use “arrears books,” or “credit books” to extend lines of credit to customers who don’t have credit cards, and for stores that have no ability to process credit cards.