Tag: Immigrants in the City

Stories about immigrant communities in American cities.
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Food in 2 Worlds: The Adoration of the Maggi

Maggi seasoning was invented in the 19th Century in Switzerland. Today immigrants from across the globe call it a “taste of home.”
In this podcast reporter Aurora Almendral explores the magical world of Maggi, complete with recipes.

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa
Food In 2 Worlds

Meet Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, Columbia University’s First Hindu Chaplain

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan brings us an audio slideshow portrait of Indian American Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, who tends to the spiritual life of students at Columbia University.

John Liu gets a hug from a longtime supporter at a recent fundraiser

Podcast: The John Liu Fundraising Scandal – The Top Political Issue for Asian Americans in NY

NYC Comptroller John Liu is a role model for Asian Americans. A federal investigation of his campaign fundraising practices has had a chilling effect on his possible mayoral campaign in 2013.

John Liu with supporters

Pulling Back the Curtain – What Asian Americans Are Saying about the John Liu Fundraising Scandal

Asians Americans are divided over whether a federal investigation of New York City’s Comptroller will derail his potential bid to be the city’s first Asian mayor.

A coalition of interfaith organizations called "Today I Am a Muslim Too" rallied against the upcoming Congressional hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims

Podcast: New Media Outlet Seeks to Serve Muslim-American Community in New York

Muslim Community Report just launched as a print newspaper and website. Fi2w’s John Rudolph speaks with the paper’s primary reporter and editor, Arao Ameny, and publisher Sheikh Moussa Drammeh about the mission and target audience of the new venture.

chinatown dollar van
Food In 2 Worlds

Things You May Not Know About Queens: the Food, the Immigrant Housing, the Scamming ‘Notario’

Streetwise New York offers tours of “old and new immigrant New York.” We sent reporter Cristina DC Pastor and audio producer Dimple Patel to check out the tour in the city’s largest borough.

Henryk Siwiak, a Polish immigrant, was fatally shot on September 11, 2001

Revisiting the City’s Lone And Unsolved Homicide on 9/11

A Polish immigrant was the victim of the only homicide reported on September 11, 2001. Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska produced a radio story about Henryk Siwiak for our partner, WNYC Radio.

Monica Alcota and Cristina

Gay Immigrant Couple’s Future Remains Uncertain After Judge Postpones Deportation Hearing

A judge has postponed Monica Alcota’s deportation in light of President Obama’s decision to consider the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. But her case is far from settled. Feet in Two Worlds’ Von Diaz sat down with Alcota and her partner Cristina Ojeda to talk about their situation.

The Stonewall Inn - Photo: SpecialKRB/flickr

New Report Shows Gays Are Most Targeted for Hate Crimes

The report by the Southern Poverty Law Center follows a rash of anti-gay crimes in New York. A gay advocate says immigrant members of the LGBTQ community are especially vulnerable.

Council Member Julissa Ferrras (left), with and Council Member Margaret Chin

Taking the Measure of Immigrant Electoral Power

As new generations of immigrants emerge, is NY’s political character changing? A recent forum focused on how immigrant communities gain influence in government.