From the Daily News:
Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) is creating a multilingual and multicultural pamphlet providing immigrants with a crash course in English and locals with a way to communicate.
The pamphlet - to be published by year's end - is expected to feature translations of phrases such as "Can you help me please?" and "Are you open tomorrow?" into languages including Spanish and Mandarin.
There will also be a section on courtesy reminding newcomers not to cut in line and not to sell items on the street without a permit.
The pamphlet will not only help newcomers, Meng said, but also encourage longtime residents to shop in stores that speak a different language than they do.
"We want to encourage people to learn the language and to welcome customers whether the stores speak English or not," Meng said.