Author: ariellekandel

A Day in East Harlem, From Historic Murals to Puerto Rican Markets

Written by Marisa Guerrero East Harlem, sitting in the northeastern corner of Manhattan, reflects the deep immigration roots and constant change that characterize New York City. The longtime Italian and Puerto Rican neighborhood has grown increasingly desirable to newcomers and tourists over the past few years. More expensive real estate — including One Museum Mile, which set a neighborhood record when a unit sold for $3.6 million in 2013 — combined with an influx of whites and Asians over the...

From Kensington to Chittagong: A young activist on the rise

Written by Eliza Relman     Shahana Hanif was cheering on a phuchhka eating contest at a South Asian festival in Jackson Heights the day Bangladeshi-born Imam Alauddin Akonjee and Thara Miah were executed leaving their mosque across the borough in Ozone Park.    A week later, Hanif stepped onto a makeshift stage at Avenue C Plaza in Kensington, Brooklyn to address a crowd of neighbors, public officials, mosque members, and rabbis from the neighboring Orthodox Jewish community. The large, somber,...

Coming to NYC, Authentic Voices of Immigrant Women: Q&A with Galina Oleynik

  Immigrant Heritage Month is the perfect time to celebrate the journeys of immigrants and their contributions to our society, culture, and economy.    At New Women New Yorkers, we are holding our own celebration! On June 20, in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month and of World Refugee Day, we’re hosting our annual benefit – Don’t wait to purchase your tickets here, space is limited.   The event will feature a panel discussion called “Coming to NYC, Authentic Voices of...

Coming to NYC, Authentic Voices of Immigrant Women: Q&A with Fatoumata Diallo

  Immigrant Heritage Month is the perfect time to celebrate the journeys of immigrants and their contributions to our society, culture, and economy.    At New Women New Yorkers, we are holding our own celebration! On June 20, in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month and of World Refugee Day, we’re hosting our annual benefit – Don’t wait to purchase your tickets here, space is limited.   The event will feature a panel discussion called “Coming to NYC, Authentic Voices of...