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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.

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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.  

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

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

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Bangladeshis split on the lines of free speech

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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Embracing English in a Russian haven

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

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Indian curry, made by Bangladeshi hands

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

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Jubilation as New York schools close on Muslim holiday. But what next?

The two most sacred Muslim holy days are now New York City school holidays, but activists say it is just a modest step toward further inclusion of a community facing continued suspicion in America.

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Indian-Americans Seek Role in Fight Against Climate Change

Indian-Americans are questioning what they can do to aid the environment in their homeland amid what they say are mixed signals from thew government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Mayoral Agencies Get Low Grades on Hiring Women and Minorities

Two-thirds of New York City mayoral agencies were graded “D” or “F” for their lack of success in hiring minorities and women-owned businesses, in a report card system unveiled on Wednesday by Comptroller Scott Stringer.

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Not in the Business of Power

Due to Sandy South Asian Business owners in Staten Island lost more than electricity.

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