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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.

Bay Watch: A city beach for Washington Heights?

19 October 2016

In the ultimate urban landscape that is New York City, you might not expect to find beaches. But they are there, on the waterfront borders of every city borough – except Manhattan.

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

18 October 2016

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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Amtrak backs off rent hikes for yards under Hell Gate Bridge

15 October 2016

After 70 years, the federal government told the Paratores the rent on their yard was going up -- way up.

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One Spaniard’s Trip Down Memory Lane

07 February 2016

Maximino "Max" Vazquez, born and raised in New York, is almost the last vestige of Little Spain, a vibrant ethnic neighborhood that once dominated a stretch of West 14th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.

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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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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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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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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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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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