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Amid financial uncertainty, Haitian radio staple fights on in Brooklyn Can social media help fight gentrification in Astoria? Bay Watch: A city beach for Washington Heights? In New York’s Senegalese community, savings plans are DIY Amtrak backs off rent hikes for yards under Hell Gate Bridge One Spaniard’s Trip Down Memory Lane
 

Amid financial uncertainty, Haitian radio staple fights on in Brooklyn

Online competition and a flood of pirate stations are threatening a once-thriving Haitian radio station in Flatbush.

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.

Bay Watch: A city beach for Washington Heights?

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.

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.

Amtrak backs off rent hikes for yards under Hell Gate Bridge

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

One Spaniard’s Trip Down Memory Lane

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.

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

14 November 2015

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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Bangladeshis split on the lines of free speech

07 November 2015

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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Haitian-Americans climb up the greasy pole of politics in New York

02 November 2015

A year after Rodneyse Bichotte became the first Haitian-American woman elected in New York state, she's learned the sometimes delicate balancing act that’s needed to represent a diverse constituency.

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New hat business continues trend of community representation

01 November 2015

Young Dominicans in Upper Manhattan are making and buying hats that show "uptown pride."

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Straight talk about curls and corporate culture

01 November 2015

Long, thick, curly hair can hold back Dominican women in offices where "professional" means straight hair.

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Embracing English in a Russian haven

19 October 2015

Once a week, several Brighton Beach residents gather to practice a neighborhood rarity: English.

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