From Gotham Gazette
For New York's immigrants, health
care can be confusing and frustrating. Some hospitals are
trying to change the situation.
The Flushing Chinese Cultural
Center held a Health Awareness day for Asian senior citizens.
From Arab Voice
A New York City Imam describes
his work to make Islamic religious traditions better understood
in the United States.
From Irish Voice
Fiodna O'Grady, an immigrant
who felt "instantly at home" in New York,
now works to build the name of an Irish charity stateside.
to His Ovens
A French chef reflects
on his 56 years in the kitchen of Manhattan's Cote Basque,
and how the city's French restaurant scene has changed.
Museo del Barrio Examines its Roots
The Museo del Barrio is at the
center of a debate: should the institution stay true to its
beginnings in the Puerto-Rican community, or develop into
a museum for Latin American art in general?
From World Journal
Chinese business owners have hired a company to sweep
Flushing's streets and clean up the neighborhood's trash.
From Pleznaya Gazeta
A Russian newspaper gives advice on how to avoid inheritance
do Polish Jokes Come From?
From Nowy Dziennik
Professors, students and others
spent a day trying to get to the bottom of the phenomenon.
Bilingual Education Passé?
From El Diario
New York City bilingual education
programs are giving way to other ways of teaching to immigrants,
like English as a second language and immersion.
From Gotham Gazette
In the South Asian communities
of crowded Queens, landlords are not always villains, but
victims along with the tenants they are evicting.
Going for Dollar Vans
From Carib News
Drivers of the so-called "dollar
vans," which actually carry passengers in Brooklyn for
$1.25 a ride, provided the only transportation for Queens
commuters during this summer's bus strike. But now they are
being accused of driving unsafely and breaking the law.
Ninety percent of New York City's
deli workers are Mexican immigrants, many of whom work illegally
long hours. After a campaign for better working conditions,
20 delis have now signed a code of conduct.
hidden tribute to New York City immigration--one
of several tile panels--can be found at the intersection
of Baxter and White Streets in Chinatown.