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Chinese robocalls target Mandarin speakers in latest international phone scams Karate Champ from Brooklyn Competes in a Hijab Proposed Hotel Divides Local Leaders and Community in Little Bangladesh Haitians fight to extend their temporary legal status among larger DACA talk In Polonia, a New Generation Connects with its Heritage Harlem schools helps immigrant families preserve their heritage
 

Chinese robocalls target Mandarin speakers in latest international phone scams

In April, the New York Police Department warned about a robocall scam that had bilked at least 21 Chinese immigrants of $2.5 million. Five months later, people in Flushing's Chinatown say they are still getting the calls -- and some are still getting scammed.

Karate Champ from Brooklyn Competes in a Hijab

Aprar Hassan, 16, won the U.S. girls’ national championship in karate last year. In her bright blue and purple floral-patterned hijab, Brooklynite Hassan is an athletic trailblazer: the first Muslim girl to compete on the Amateur Athletic Union’s USA National Karate Team.

Proposed Hotel Divides Local Leaders and Community in Little Bangladesh

A proposed hotel in Little Bangladesh is dividing a community already at odds over the narrow strip, where long-time Jackson Heights residents live alongside South Asian immigrants.

Haitians fight to extend their temporary legal status among larger DACA talk

Thousands of Haitians are fearing mass deportation to Haiti as the deadline for Trump to extend their TPS status inches nearer - and activists say the dominating conversation over DACA isn't helping.

In Polonia, a New Generation Connects with its Heritage

Polish-American students talk about their ties to a community at risk of assimilation.

Harlem schools helps immigrant families preserve their heritage

Nationalities and traditions vary in the Harlem community known as Little Senegal, but one thing West Africans in this neighborhood share is the French language.

Chinese robocalls target Mandarin speakers in latest international phone scams

26 October 2018

In April, the New York Police Department warned about a robocall scam that had bilked at least 21 Chinese immigrants of $2.5 million. Five months later, people in Flushing's Chinatown say they are still getting the calls -- and some are still getting scammed.

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Karate Champ from Brooklyn Competes in a Hijab

24 October 2018

Aprar Hassan, 16, won the U.S. girls’ national championship in karate last year. In her bright blue and purple floral-patterned hijab, Brooklynite Hassan is an athletic trailblazer: the first Muslim girl to compete on the Amateur Athletic Union’s USA National Karate Team.

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Proposed Hotel Divides Local Leaders and Community in Little Bangladesh

01 November 2017

A proposed hotel in Little Bangladesh is dividing a community already at odds over the narrow strip, where long-time Jackson Heights residents live alongside South Asian immigrants.

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Haitians fight to extend their temporary legal status among larger DACA talk

30 October 2017

Thousands of Haitians are fearing mass deportation to Haiti as the deadline for Trump to extend their TPS status inches nearer - and activists say the dominating conversation over DACA isn't helping.

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In Polonia, a New Generation Connects with its Heritage

26 October 2017

Polish-American students talk about their ties to a community at risk of assimilation.

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Harlem schools helps immigrant families preserve their heritage

26 October 2017

Nationalities and traditions vary in the Harlem community known as Little Senegal, but one thing West Africans in this neighborhood share is the French language.

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Identity politics and the hotly contested race for Chinatown’s vote in District One

25 October 2017

A little-known election rule has allowed Christopher Marte, 28, to fight on as a third-party candidate for Lower Manhattan's District One City Council seat, and he has set his campaigning sights on Margaret Chin’s electoral base in Chinatown.

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Manhattan’s Tenement Museum remembers Chinatown’s Garment Factory Past

23 October 2017

For the first time, an exhibit at the Tenement Museum, Under One Roof, will show visitors scenes from the lives of Chinese workers, illuminating a history that many current residents of Manhattan’s Chinatown still remember.  

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Amid financial uncertainty, Haitian radio staple fights on in Brooklyn

13 October 2017

Online competition and a flood of pirate stations are threatening a once-thriving Haitian radio station in Flatbush.

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Can social media help fight gentrification in Astoria?

22 October 2016

As Astoria rapidly gentrifies, a handful of locals have taken to social media to try to preserve memories – and just possibly slow the pace of change.

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