In the second article in FI2W’s series on New York’s ethnic newspapers, the editor of Nowy Dziennik talks about the challenges facing the Polish-language daily as it marks its 40th year of publication.
Writer Suketu Mehta arrived in Jackson Heights in 1977, having moved with his family from Mumbai. He recently toured the neighborhood with Urban Omnibus, an online publication of the Architectural League of New York focused on new ways of looking at and intervening in the built environment of New York.
The first round of data from the 2010 Census has been released, and it shows that immigrants, particularly Hispanics, were responsible for much of the population growth over the last decade.
To celebrate the feast day of Mexico’s patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe, and spiritually unite families, a torch was carried on a 72-day journey from Mexico City to New York City.
Young advocates for the DREAM Act say the postponement of a Senate vote gives them more time to convince senators of their cause.
In New York, just as certain job sectors are dominated by immigrants, so are the unions representing workers in those fields. Many are new citizens who enthusiastically participate in the electoral process and are an important asset for local candidates.
With help from grassroots groups, Asian Americans are becoming a rising force in New York City politics. Watch Larry Tung’s video documenting their ascent.
New York City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez says he will introduce a resolution calling on Governor Paterson to remove New York from the controversial immigration enforcement program known as Secure Communities.
Part of the effort is encouraging new citizens to represent those who can’t vote at the polls–the undocumented.
Secure Communities is a federal program designed to find and deport undocumented immigrants who have committed serious crimes like murder, kidnapping and crimes that threaten national security. But advocates say it makes immigrants less secure.