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Interest in Contemporary Russian Literature Grows in US Big Sense of Stigmatization in Little Liberia Wang Chen: A Beijing Ping-Pong Star in New York Are Esrogim the Perfect Fruit? Translating America: Bilingual Education in the South Bronx As Tech Costs Decline, Haitian PirateRadio Thrives
 

Interest in Contemporary Russian Literature Grows in US

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.

Big Sense of Stigmatization in Little Liberia

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

Wang Chen: A Beijing Ping-Pong Star in New York

Wang Chen, a former Chinese national table tennis champion, finally got a spot for the Olympics in 2008, when she was 34. But she played not for China, but for the United States.

Are Esrogim the Perfect Fruit?

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

Translating America: Bilingual Education in the South Bronx

A bilingual program at a middle school in the South Bronx helps students from Spanish-speaking households transition to English fluency.

As Tech Costs Decline, Haitian PirateRadio Thrives

With New York's usable radio frequencies entirely snatched up, an increasing number of Creole-language radio stations are broadcasting illegally.

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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Wang Chen: A Beijing Ping-Pong Star in New York

20 October 2014

Wang Chen, a former Chinese national table tennis champion, finally got a spot for the Olympics in 2008, when she was 34. But she played not for China, but for the United States.

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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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Posted in Arts and Culture, Brooklyn, Business, Featured, Religion0 Comments

Translating America: Bilingual Education in the South Bronx

20 October 2014

A bilingual program at a middle school in the South Bronx helps students from Spanish-speaking households transition to English fluency.

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As Tech Costs Decline, Haitian PirateRadio Thrives

19 October 2014

With New York's usable radio frequencies entirely snatched up, an increasing number of Creole-language radio stations are broadcasting illegally.

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Posted in Boroughs, Brooklyn, Communities, Featured, Haitian0 Comments

Russian Orthodox in Brighton Beach Struggle to Keep Their Place

19 October 2014

A Russian Orthodox Church in the predominantly Jewish area of Brighton Beach is now in dire financial straits, after years of community-building — a growth that reflects a broader turn toward Orthodoxy among both Russian citizens and immigrants.

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Indian-Americans Seek Role in Fight Against Climate Change

19 October 2014

Indian-Americans are questioning what they can do to aid the environment in their homeland amid what they say are mixed signals from thew government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Shabbos App: Jewish World Debates Smartphone Application

17 October 2014

A software developer is planning an app that would allow observant Jews to use their smartphones during the Sabbath. But the very concept has been met with skepticism and concern how it would get around religious prohibitions on using electricity.

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Former Assemblywoman Rosa Starts One-Year Sentence Next Month

17 October 2014

Last week’s sentencing of former New York State Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa for marriage and bankruptcy fraud was a final chapter in a short political career. But Rosa’s sentence – a year in prison, three years of probation and repayment of $20,000 owed to creditors – has not ended the scandal’s fallout among uptown politicians and the largely Dominican constituency in Washington Heights and Inwood that Rosa represented.

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