Immigration Anniversary Action

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

The first anniversary of President Obama’s court-challenged executive action aimed at sparing millions of immigrants from deportation prompted events around the city – ranging from a demonstration at City Hall to a renewed push for the DREAM Act to the showcasing of new software that strives to simplify the complex citizenship application process. Our team covered a busy day for immigration advocates.

Dozens of New Yorkers who would qualify for immigration relief under Obama’s executive actions flocked to City Hall to call on the U.S. Supreme Court to remove the final legal barrier to the White House plan. Olivia Leach reports.

Immigrants Seek Supreme Relief from NYCity News Service on Vimeo.



Some 200 young undocumented immigrants fighting for state financial aid to better afford an education gathered at John Jay College of Criminal Justice for the second annual conference of the CUNY DREAMers. It marked the latest chapter in a  four-year battle to pass the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. Danni Santana reports.

Pursuing a Shared DREAM from NYCity News Service on Vimeo.


More than 700,000 people were sworn in as new citizens between October 2014 and September 2015. But they represented less than 10 percent of the estimated 8.8 million immigrants eligible for citizenship.

Immigration Advocates Network introduced a new beta version of its CitizenshipWorks software this month. It’s a step-by-step online service that helps simplify the complex citizenship application. Developers say the aim is to do for citizenship paperwork what TurboTax has done for tax preparation. Andrew Menezes reports.

From Software to Citizenship from NYCity News Service on Vimeo.

“League of Legends”-Con Booms

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Born in Korea in the 1990s, eSports are growing increasingly popular in the U.S., Europe and parts of Asia. “League of Legends,” with more than 67 million players each month, is the champion of the genre. The online fantasy game, created in 2009, began with 40 characters and now has more than 125.

Scores of fans, many dressed as some of those characters, flocked to a celebration of “League of Legends,” hosted by its creator, Riot Games, and Tribeca Games. Riot Games executives promised that more characters are on tap.


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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Foodies Get a Kickstart

Friday, January 30th, 2015

When Elaine Li of Sweet & Shiny Café experienced costly and unexpected repairs for her café and cake decorating business, she turned to Kickstarter for help.

“It saved my butt,” said Li.


TA’s High-Wired Act Grows

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Wi-Fi’s Free, But Speech Isn’t

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Digital Sandy Relief Demanded

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Tracking Patients During a Crisis

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Photo Finish for B&H in Brooklyn

Monday, October 21st, 2013