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Can social media help fight gentrification in Astoria?

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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In New York’s Senegalese community, savings plans are DIY

When Aissatou Ndao moved to the U.S. from Senegal in 1986, she struggled to make ends meet. Then she joined a tontine, a savings plan popular in many immigrant communities.

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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.

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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.

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Spanish Restaurant Mogul Bids Farewell to 14th Street

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

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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A story written in Konkani using Devanagari script published on Anandi Kamath's blog. Shloka Kini, GlobalCityNYC.

Will Konkani Survive?

Amit Kantak is a 40-year-old immigrant from India who lives in New Jersey. Growing up in Mumbai, he spoke Konkani at home. It’s one of hundreds of languages spoken in India; globally, about 3 million people speak Konkani.

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One City, Many Cultures

Global City NYC reporters explore religious, culinary and cultural traditions in the city’s ethnic neighborhoods.

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An American Welcome for Polish Holocaust Films

Almost 70 years after Poland’s last concentration camp closed, the Polish public still grapples with how to think about the Holocaust. And so does Polish cinema, whose most recent examinations of Holocaust stories may be more welcomed abroad than they are at home.

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Coming to America

New York City is an ethnic mosaic, the adopted home to newcomers from around the world. Global City NYC reporters tell the stories of how a few of these New Yorkers immigrated to America.

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