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New York City's older Chinese American population faces increasing housing challenges, poverty

In the Chinese American community in New York City, almost half of older adults are living in poverty, and paying rent is tough. Particularly given the gentrification of New York City's traditional Chinatown in lower Manhattan. Some agencies are trying to help them.

New York City's older Chinese American population faces increasing housing challenges, poverty
St. Paul and St. Andrew is located on West 86th street, in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

New York City is trying to turn houses of worship into shelters

New York City is trying to turn houses of worship into shelters
mopeds and motorbikes lined up outside of a hotel

A new underground gig economy is booming in New York City as migrants wait for work permits

A new underground gig economy is booming in New York City as migrants wait for work permits
A visitor takes in the painting “Red Sunset," by Mariupol painter Arkhyp Kuindzhi. 

Art historians debate identity of iconic Mariupol painter

Art historians debate identity of iconic Mariupol painter
Casual photo of middle-aged Bachrach leaning forward

Burt Bacharach mastered the art of the perfect pop song — and that ain’t easy

Burt Bacharach mastered the art of the perfect pop song — and that ain’t easy
The new reception center at a cruise terminal on the Brooklyn waterfront will house 1,000 migrant men until May 1, when cruise ships will be back.

New York City struggles to accommodate new migrants

A controversial housing dispute this week reveals a deep strain on the intake system for migrants. 

New York City struggles to accommodate new migrants
Cars head along FDR Drive next to the Manhattan skyline in New York

A New York proposal could allow noncitizens in the city to vote in elections

If the proposal passes, non-US citizens living in New York City who have a green card or work permit would be able to vote in local elections.

A New York proposal could allow noncitizens in the city to vote in elections
Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks during a news conference with the coronavirus task force at the White House, Nov. 19, 2020.

'We could crush this outbreak' with mass vaccinations, says Dr. Anthony Fauci

The United States' top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, warns the COVID-19 death toll could rise in the next few weeks. But mass vaccination will bring the end of the pandemic.

'We could crush this outbreak' with mass vaccinations, says Dr. Anthony Fauci
A black and white photograph of musician Shirazee wearing a traditional hat and looking up.

‘African in New York’: Shirazee's personal twist on an iconic song by Sting

With Sting's blessing, Benin-born musician Shirazee flipped his 1988 hit "Englishman in New York," to "African in New York." Host Marco Werman speaks to Shirazee about his inspiration for the song.

‘African in New York’: Shirazee's personal twist on an iconic song by Sting
(Clockwise from top left) Meklit Hadero in red lighting, Sinkane stsnding in front of wooden wall, Diana Gameros standing in front of a brick wall and Hello Psychaleppo looking down at a keyboard.

Four musicians grapple with the same question: What is home?

“Movement,” a one-hour special from The World, brings you stories of global migration through music. Together, host Marco Werman and Ethiopian American singer Meklit Hadero blend song and narrative in a meditation on what it means to be American. We follow a once-undocumented singer in San Francisco on a long-awaited trip back to Mexico, reflect on the experience of exile with a Syrian DJ and hear a Sudanese American artist play his first-ever show in Sudan — all guided by Hadero as she reflects on her own American story.

Four musicians grapple with the same question: What is home?
Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Beth Harmon, a child chess prodigy, in Netflix's 'The Queen's Gambit'.

Garry Kasparov on how 'The Queen's Gambit' brilliantly moves chess skills to center stage

The Russian grandmaster provided consulting help for the popular Netflix series, explaining how to make the game look more real and add historical context to epic US-Soviet matches.

Garry Kasparov on how 'The Queen's Gambit' brilliantly moves chess skills to center stage
Several people surrounded by rainbow flags in a crowd cheer together in a parade and two people in front take a selfie

Bars for queer and transgender women are disappearing worldwide. Will they survive the pandemic?

During the pandemic, LGBTQ bars in London received extra help from the government. In the US, queer women are rallying to save and celebrate the last remaining 15 lesbian bars. In other parts of the world, like Turkey, government funding for LGBTQ venues is not a possibility.

Bars for queer and transgender women are disappearing worldwide. Will they survive the pandemic?
Ysabel Turner created an altar in her 2018 exhibit at the New York City Aperture Foundation.

For this Latina artist in New York, goodbye to all that Goya

Artist Ysabel Turner says she realized years ago that she needed to divorce her Puerto Rican identity from the Goya brand. She used her photographic series to do just that.

For this Latina artist in New York, goodbye to all that Goya
Visitors look at a memorial at the site of the arrest of George Floyd, who died while in police custody, in Minneapolis, June 14, 2020.

Why many in public health support anti-racism protests — with some precautions amid coronavirus

Many health care workers say the pandemic and systemic racism are intertwined. But they stress the need for people to take precautions as COVID-19 continues to spread.

Why many in public health support anti-racism protests — with some precautions amid coronavirus
Filipino nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York City, pose with donated food from Meals to Heal, a Filipino American community initiative.

Little Manila's 'Meal to Heal' effort brings food to Filipino health workers

Because so many Filipino Americans are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, it has taken a devastating and outsize toll on their community. A new initiative in New York City is bringing free meals to hospitals and health facilities heavily staffed by Filipinos — while also raising funds to help keep community restaurants afloat.

Little Manila's 'Meal to Heal' effort brings food to Filipino health workers