About 40 people gathered at the Bronx Documentary Center on Nov. 21st to hear immigrants from Mexico to Mali share their experiences. If there was one common thread woven through each story, it was the desire to have a better life built on personal achievement.
Much of the congregation at Masjid Ebun Abass hails from West Africa, reflecting an immigration trend taking place across the area. The percentage of West Africans in the South Bronx more than doubled between 2009 and 2013.
A City Council member is sponsoring a new bill that would lift the caps on permits for street vendors, who advocates say serve a vital and underrated function in New York City’s economy.
Mexican restaurants and bodegas along Mott Haven’s main business street have gradually replaced Puerto Rican and Dominican venues, in keeping with the area’s demographic trends.
Employees at a Port Morris cleaning service that delivers sheets and towels to some of the city’s fanciest hotels say they are routinely underpaid and threatened while subjected to dangerous working conditions.