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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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The Endless Pursuit of Fair Skin

Along Harlem’s commercial centers like 125th and 116th Streets, almost every beauty shop and general store sells an assortment of skin-lightening products, many of them popular imports from West Africa.

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Corona Immigration Clinic Offers Advice, But Little Hope

Latin Women in Action partnered with the Queens Library to present a free legal clinic on immigration issues to approximately thirty Latinos from Corona, Queens.

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The Renegade Boy Scouts of Washington Heights

Boy Scout Troop 729 thrives in Washington Heights.

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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.”

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Former Assemblywoman Rosa Starts One-Year Sentence Next Month

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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Sunday Shkola: Judaism in Translation

Sunday Shkola claims to be the first Sunday School in the U.S. to teach Judaism exclusively in Russia. When it opened in the Park East Synagogue three years ago, it had about 12 children. In just two years, it tripled its enrollment.

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The Untold Stories of Early Chinese Americans

Chinese American: Exclusion and Inclusion, an exhibit that opened at the New York History Society this week, explores the Chinese American saga as a key part of American history.

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East Harlem Prepares for Fight Against Luxury Development

Many East Harlem residents are protesting a luxury high-rise development at the site of a shopping center in their neighborhood.

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You Say Malcolm X Blvd., They Say Lenox

Many West African immigrants choose not to call Harlem’s streets by their official commemorative names, even though their old names are not on any street signs.

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