How community gardens are helping to transform Brooklyn neighborhoods.
A growing number of religious activists within the larger Occupy Wall Street movement are urging their flocks to see the connection between faith and action. Juan Carlos Ruiz, a Mexican immigrant who assists a Lutheran parish in Sunset Park, is one of them.
Community activists in a Brooklyn neighborhood with a diverse immigrant population are trying to translate the Occupy movement’s goals into local action.
For our Food in Two Worlds series, Adeola Oladele-Fayehun from AfricanSpotlight.com brings us this video report and interview with Lookman Afolayan Mashood, a man who was once an ice cream vendor on the streets of Lagos and is now the owner of Buka, a popular Nigerian restaurant in Brooklyn, NY.
New York’s “Little Pakistan” was mostly ignored by the candidates and is largely unaware there’s an election happening today. What does it mean when an immigrant community does not participate in mainstream politics?
The recession and budget cuts create tough choices for older Polish immigrants in New York.
Many older immigrants in New York City’s Polish community have lived on very modest incomes for years. The economic recession has exacerbated their situation, forcing some to make tough choices.
After low participation in the 2000 Census, one Brooklyn neighborhood struggles to provide its predominantly Hispanic residents with basic services. Also: Reporter Annie Correal on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Delilah Montoya’s photo project Sed: The Trail of Thirst shows a desolate borderland scene dotted with plastic water jugs. The jugs are road signs, stretching into the uncertainty that lurks on the horizon. Human presence is only implied by the…