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.
On Friday, a group of Sudanese Americans gathered outside the United Nations headquarters in New York, calling for U.N. condemnation of military rule, and civilian government now.
Trump’s clampdown on Iranian imports is hurting the carpet trade in the city
It didn’t matter if the photo was taken from far away or from up close. It was fine to miss the perfect angle. It wasn’t relevant if the line was too long. The limited space to walk through the crowd of dozens was not an obstacle to get the coveted selfie either. Almost no […]
A Jamaican-American woman wants to become a star in the Korean pop music industry. Can she make it as a foreigner?
In less than two months, the life of Rose Knuckles Bull, a Liberian immigrant, will change forever. After more than 20 years of living in the United States, most of those years in Staten Island, the 68-year-old retiree will have to pack her belongings and leave the country before the end of March when her […]
As Nigeria begins to vote, Nigerians in New York City discuss the economy, the youth, and corruption
For the 20th year, celebrations for the Lunar New Year, a tradition brought to the United States by immigrants not only from China, but also from other Asian countries, took place Tuesday with Chinese-Americans heralding the arrival of the Year of the Pig with song, dance, and firecrackers. The celebration in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, […]
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. […]
Fifty-one-year-old Pemala Sherpa was 16 when she married a man she didn’t know, in a remote region in the mountainous country of Nepal. She gave birth to two children—a boy and a girl. It wasn’t long, she said, before her husband began to beat her. As the years passed, Sherpa says, she realized that she […]