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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.

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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Haitian diaspora prepares for presidential election

17 October 2015

Haitians in the diaspora think that only their increased involvement in the country's politics will produce progress. But they don't have the right to vote in the country's Oct. 25 election, and few expect that to change any time soon.

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Indian curry, made by Bangladeshi hands

17 October 2015

Most Mid-range Indian restaurants in New York city, have a Bangladeshi touch to it

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