Many building walls all over Brooklyn are covered by 40-foot advertisements or sleek glass floor-to-ceiling windows. But the borough is also a gallery for muralists, cultivating waves of activist artists who seek to represent the communities around them. Sunset Park in particular, with its diverse immigrant population and sizable industrial buildings, is one neighborhood that […]
Community activists gather outside Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn to wait for news on the victim
A young woman in Queens prays to la Santa Muerte, the Saint of Death. She is among thousands like her, Mexican immigrants in the city who have devoted themselves to one of the fastest growing religious movements in the Americas.
From the foothills of the Himalayas to the skyscrapers of the city, Dawa Sherpa carries his Buddhist principles with him wherever he goes. On Friday, the owner of the Land of Buddha boutique spoke to NYCityLens about immigrating, business, and finding inner peace in New York.
Trump’s clampdown on Iranian imports is hurting the carpet trade in the city
Undocumented college students would become eligible for financial aid, but could still face deportation
The City Council passed a resolution Wednesday that will clear the way for immigrants to drive legally. Now it’s the state legislature’s turn
A monthly pop-up food bazaar in Elmhurst was dedicated to helping those who lost homes in last year’s natural catastrophe
Three years ago, Venezuelan Paola Granadillo decided that she couldn’t continue living in the country she was born in. “I had to leave because of the political and economic situation. I simply couldn´t stay there anymore. We had to do lines for everything: for the food, or even for the toilet paper. Everything was regulated. […]
Those whose relatives were lost crossing the border know a special kind of pain
Advocates fear it will lead to an inaccurate count and jeopardize needed funds and seats in government.
New Yorkers rally as the country gears up to choose a successor to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
“People need English proficiency to navigate the city, to navigate civic life.”
The Filipino community in Queens must get busy helping would-be recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to register, and they must spread the word about immigrant rights—going door to door if they have to. This was among the advice Filipino action groups gave during a town hall meeting last Sunday afternoon […]
Hundreds march down Madison Avenue for the 32nd Annual Muslim Day Parade.