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Far From Home, Beauty Pageants Remain Popular Teachers Recreate Haitian Folk Tales With a New Beat New York City Khodorkovsky’s Largely Unheard Message to the Russian Diaspora Unable to Work, Indian Immigrant Women Feel Trapped by H4 Visas Dominican Wine Bar Brings Community Together
 

Far From Home, Beauty Pageants Remain Popular

Every Saturday morning, Marcela Barrera of Jackson Heights hair sprays her daughter's ringlets, helps her pick out an outfit appropriate for the season, and then brings her daughter to a modeling class at Super Star Dance Studio. It is there that Barbara, 6, learns how to strut, pose and shuffle her feet to the quick beats of a Bachata tune.

Teachers Recreate Haitian Folk Tales With a New Beat

Two high school teachers are bringing a creative twist to Haitian folk tales, setting them to full orchestration.

New York City’s Marathon

Global City NYC reports on the global runners in New York's marathon.

Khodorkovsky’s Largely Unheard Message to the Russian Diaspora

When dissident Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky toured the U.S. this month to promote his civil society movement Open Russia, he took care to reach out to Russian emigres. “The Russian diaspora outside of Russia could – and I hope will still – play a huge role in the effective development of our own country,” said […]

Unable to Work, Indian Immigrant Women Feel Trapped by H4 Visas

Legal Indian immigrant women, and holders of the H4 visa, speak out about the visa restrictions they're facing, starting from their ineligibility to apply for jobs to obtaining a driver's license. Many are eagerly awaiting Obama's delayed immigration policies.

Dominican Wine Bar Brings Community Together

In Corcho Wine Room, Benlly Polanco hoped to create a place where people from his mainly Dominican neighborhood in Inwood could enjoy wine, food, art, music and a nice conversation, and could “feel at home.”

The Renegade Boy Scouts of Washington Heights

18 November 2014

Boy Scout Troop 729 thrives in Washington Heights.

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Far From Home, Beauty Pageants Remain Popular

18 November 2014

Every Saturday morning, Marcela Barrera of Jackson Heights hair sprays her daughter's ringlets, helps her pick out an outfit appropriate for the season, and then brings her daughter to a modeling class at Super Star Dance Studio. It is there that Barbara, 6, learns how to strut, pose and shuffle her feet to the quick beats of a Bachata tune.

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Teachers Recreate Haitian Folk Tales With a New Beat

11 November 2014

Two high school teachers are bringing a creative twist to Haitian folk tales, setting them to full orchestration.

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New York City’s Marathon

10 November 2014

Global City NYC reports on the global runners in New York's marathon.

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Khodorkovsky’s Largely Unheard Message to the Russian Diaspora

31 October 2014

When dissident Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky toured the U.S. this month to promote his civil society movement Open Russia, he took care to reach out to Russian emigres. “The Russian diaspora outside of Russia could – and I hope will still – play a huge role in the effective development of our own country,” said […]

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Unable to Work, Indian Immigrant Women Feel Trapped by H4 Visas

26 October 2014

Legal Indian immigrant women, and holders of the H4 visa, speak out about the visa restrictions they're facing, starting from their ineligibility to apply for jobs to obtaining a driver's license. Many are eagerly awaiting Obama's delayed immigration policies.

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Dominican Wine Bar Brings Community Together

23 October 2014

In Corcho Wine Room, Benlly Polanco hoped to create a place where people from his mainly Dominican neighborhood in Inwood could enjoy wine, food, art, music and a nice conversation, and could “feel at home.”

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Interest in Contemporary Russian Literature Grows in US

21 October 2014

One cultural consequence of the international crisis in Ukraine and the worsening of U.S.–Russian relations is that Americans are more interested in engaging with Russian culture than they have been in the last decade.

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Big Sense of Stigmatization in Little Liberia

21 October 2014

The growing fear over the deadly Ebola virus has translated to an increased sense of stigmatization among Liberians living in Staten Island's Little Liberia community

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Are Esrogim the Perfect Fruit?

20 October 2014

Italian-born Rabbi Leizer Rodal opened shop in Crown Heights to sell esrogim, traditional fruit for Sukkot.

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