The dynamic arts scene in Newark, New Jersey, isn't just made of new arrivals drawn to cheap rents and industrial grit. WNYC's Siddhartha Mitter visited three indigenous Newarkers who've been making art in the Brick City all along.
Both Amsterdam and New York are multi-cultural cities with immigrants from more than 150 countries. But there are challenges, too. Especially in the schools - where immigrants and their children often run into trouble.
It's a city with over 170 different nationalities and almost half of its people are ethnic minorities. WNYC's Beth Fertig reports on a high school in Amsterdam that's trying to do a better job of assimilating Muslim students.
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