Some Ecuadorian immigrants in Queens are moving home, driven away by the poor economy and lured by new business incentives being offered in their homeland.
Archive: June 2009
Ecuadorean immigrants in Queens are sending less money home amid the economic downturn. Some have been forced to ask relatives in Ecuador to wire them cash.
Students at Regis High School are required to do volunteer work at senior citizens centers and other venues. The Regis model may soon extend to city public schools.
Cafe owner Yoko Kubo has lived in Tokyo and Manhattan. But Greenpoint is where the Japanese immigrant feels at home, thanks to friends helping her through a personal tragedy.
Madiba restaurant in Fort Green has been a cultural center for South Africans in the city for the last decade.
There's a movement, born in Brooklyn, to add a Caribbean-American ethnicity option to the Census forms.
A businessman has pledged $2 million to open a tuition-free parochial school in a Bushwick parish that serves many immigrant families. The students and their families must be practicing Catholics.
The award-winning Starrett Judo Club, run by a former Haitian Olympian, mirrors the diversity of Starrett City.