Dimitris Kokotos is one of the victims of the notorious financial crisis that has turned thousands of Greeks into immigrants. He moved from Athens to Coney Island, Brooklyn, because of the crisis. Men and women of all ages and educational status are leaving Greece, fleeing from a record unemployment rate of 27 percent and a GDP that contracted by 6 percent in 2012, according to the International Monetary Fund.
Many felt disenchanted with the choice between a Mubarak loyalist and an Islamist, and now worry about a regime dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood.
There are approximately 252,000 Mexican-born immigrants in New York City, according to the Census Bureau. However, few of them participate politically or as active members in their local community.
On January 1, The Arab American Association of New York will lose AmeriCorps support. Hiten Samtani looks at the impact of this decision through the community’s eyes.
Our reporter Omar Akhtar visits a Mormon church that uses English to reach out to Chinese immigrants.
Mastering English is often the steepest slope on an immigrant’s journey, and an imperfect command of the language results in an incomplete integration into mainstream professional and social circles. Hiten Samtani looks at how immigrants tackle English proverbs.
Ana Dricdzic doesn’t want her neighborhood to change. The owner of Staropolski Meat Market & Deli, located on Manhattan Avenue — Greenpoint’s main commercial strip — Dricdzic holds forth on the ethnic character of her neighborhood in between phone calls in Polish and warm transactions with customers. Her small shop is stocked with Polish breads, […]
The controversial federal policy has been dropped, but thats no help to families broken up by its deportations
Giraldo is caught — unjustly, he says — by a federal program aimed at serious criminals and security risks