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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.  

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

15 October 2015

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

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In a changing Harlem, West African vendors struggled to preserve business

08 October 2015

In Harlem, some longtime West African vendors are threatened as construction encroaches on their locations.

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