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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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Bangladeshis split on the lines of free speech

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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Muslim activists cheer as court reinstates lawsuit against NYPD’s spying

A federal court ruling says the Constitution doesn’t tolerate blanket surveillance solely on the basis of religion.

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NYC taxi drivers protest against Uber

Medallion taxi owners and drivers speak out about Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing apps.

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Fight for $15? NYC ethnic communities respond to minimum wage proposal

The proposal to raise minimum wage for all New York workers drew mixed reaction from workers and employers.

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Teachers Recreate Haitian Folk Tales With a New Beat

Two high school teachers are bringing a creative twist to Haitian folk tales, setting them to full orchestration.

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New York City’s Marathon

Global City NYC reports on the global runners in New York’s marathon.

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Unable to Work, Indian Immigrant Women Feel Trapped by H4 Visas

Legal Indian immigrant women, and holders of the H4 visa, speak out about the visa restrictions they’re facing, starting from their ineligibility to apply for jobs to obtaining a driver’s license. Many are eagerly awaiting Obama’s delayed immigration policies.

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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

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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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