Friday, 29 August 2014

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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Brooklyn’s Growing Bangladeshi Enclave

Brooklyn’s Growing Bangladeshi Enclave

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 ch ...

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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. ...

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Bangladeshi Hub Grows in North Bronx

Bangladeshi Hub Grows in North Bronx

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 i ...

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

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

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 ...

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On Latino Turf, Bangladeshis Seek Sliver of Power

On Latino Turf, Bangladeshis Seek Sliver of Power

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 ...

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Bronx Bangladeshis to Float a Council Candidate

Bronx Bangladeshis to Float a Council Candidate

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, b ...

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Casinos, Crime and Corrupted Youth in Bangladeshi Community

Casinos, Crime and Corrupted Youth in Bangladeshi Community

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

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

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

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 ...

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Street plaza infuriates Jackson Heights businesses

Street plaza infuriates Jackson Heights businesses

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 acco ...

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Plan to turn foreclosures into rentals

Plan to turn foreclosures into rentals

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 i ...

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