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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 Identity politics and the hotly contested race for Chinatown’s vote in District One Manhattan’s Tenement Museum remembers Chinatown’s Garment Factory Past
 

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.

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

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.

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

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.  

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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A new political era in Burma beckons those in the New York diaspora

11 December 2015

Burmese exiles long for home, but some will wait awhile before deciding when to go.

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Spanish Restaurant Mogul Bids Farewell to 14th Street

11 December 2015

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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