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A War to Enter Hunter High Move over, France; Korean skin care moves into U.S. markets One City, Many Cultures New York has fewer Greeks, but one more Greek grocery Colombians Want a Woman at the UN China changes its one-child policy, but maybe not enough to affect asylum claims
 

A War to Enter Hunter High

On a brisk December morning, it was impossible to walk down Flushing’s Main Street without having flyers thrust at you for “cram school,” where sixth graders from many Chinese families study for entrance exams to the city's elite public schools.

Move over, France; Korean skin care moves into U.S. markets

At the Macy's store in Queens, the latest cosmetic arrival is the small Peach & Lily shop. Every product here comes from Korea, the world's fastest-growing beauty marketer.

One City, Many Cultures

Global City NYC reporters explore religious, culinary and cultural traditions in the city’s ethnic neighborhoods. We learn flamenco, watch Chinatown's chess wars, uncover the secrets of homemade phyllo -- and more.

New York has fewer Greeks, but one more Greek grocery

Astoria's Greek community is shrinking, but not the appetite for Greek food. The venerable Mediterranean Foods just opened its third outlet there, in time to sell Christopsoumo, a traditional bread, for Christmas.

Colombians Want a Woman at the UN

Colombia's female ambassador to the UN is pushing for the international body to elect its first-ever woman Secretary General next year. But it wouldn't be a female from Colombia.

China changes its one-child policy, but maybe not enough to affect asylum claims

China's one-child policy pushed some women to seek asylum in the U.S. The one-child rule was relaxed last month, but maybe not enough to affect any new asylum claims.

A War to Enter Hunter High

31 January 2016

On a brisk December morning, it was impossible to walk down Flushing’s Main Street without having flyers thrust at you for “cram school,” where sixth graders from many Chinese families study for entrance exams to the city's elite public schools.

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Move over, France; Korean skin care moves into U.S. markets

27 December 2015

At the Macy's store in Queens, the latest cosmetic arrival is the small Peach & Lily shop. Every product here comes from Korea, the world's fastest-growing beauty marketer.

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Posted in Business, Featured, News, Queens0 Comments

One City, Many Cultures

27 December 2015

Global City NYC reporters explore religious, culinary and cultural traditions in the city’s ethnic neighborhoods. We learn flamenco, watch Chinatown's chess wars, uncover the secrets of homemade phyllo -- and more.

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Posted in Arts and Culture, Boroughs, Business, Chinese, Communities, Featured, Greek, Manhattan, Queens0 Comments

New York has fewer Greeks, but one more Greek grocery

24 December 2015

Astoria's Greek community is shrinking, but not the appetite for Greek food. The venerable Mediterranean Foods just opened its third outlet there, in time to sell Christopsoumo, a traditional bread, for Christmas.

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Posted in Arts and Culture, Boroughs, Business, Communities, Featured, Greek, Queens0 Comments

Colombians Want a Woman at the UN

24 December 2015

Colombia's female ambassador to the UN is pushing for the international body to elect its first-ever woman Secretary General next year. But it wouldn't be a female from Colombia.

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Posted in Colombian, Communities, Featured, News, Politics0 Comments

China changes its one-child policy, but maybe not enough to affect asylum claims

23 December 2015

China's one-child policy pushed some women to seek asylum in the U.S. The one-child rule was relaxed last month, but maybe not enough to affect any new asylum claims.

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Posted in Chinese, Featured, Immigration, Uncategorized0 Comments

A new political era in Burma beckons those in the New York diaspora

11 December 2015

Burmese exiles long for home, but some will wait awhile before deciding when to go.

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Spanish Restaurant Mogul Bids Farewell to 14th Street

11 December 2015

One of New York City's oldest restaurants, La Nacional, closes next month -- then reopens in the spring under the new, nonprofit management of the Spanish Benevolent Society.

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Posted in Arts and Culture, Boroughs, Communities, Featured, Manhattan, News0 Comments

As city rents rise, artists flock to affordable neighborhoods for work space

14 November 2015

For years, creative professionals have been pushed out of Manhattan by gentrification. Now, one artist and entrepreneur is providing cheaper studios in East Harlem to keep the community of Latino artists there alive and encourage the public to discover and appreciate the area's unique art.

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Bangladeshis split on the lines of free speech

07 November 2015

Despite the continuous spate of blogger killings in Bangladesh, free speech activists in New York find themselves battling an apathetic ethnic media

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Posted in Bangladeshi, Bronx, Brooklyn, Crime, Featured, Issues, Manhattan, News, Queens, Religion0 Comments

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