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Mott St., in the heart of Chinatown, is in the planned preservation zone. (Photo by Ken Lund, Creative Commons license)

Chinatown Merchants Oppose Preservation Proposals

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Real Estate April 28, 2014 at 3:31 pm

The Chinatown Working Group, which has representatives from the community, stresses that the most controversial part of its blueprint for preservation has not yet been put to a vote, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Orazio Carciotto, owner of Casa Della Moazzarella in the Belmont BID in the Bronx (Photo by Justin McCallum via Norwood News)

Italian Character Remains in Changing Belmont Area

Bronx, Business, Demographics, In the News, Western European March 12, 2014 at 11:59 am

The Belmont BID promotes the Italian traditions of a Bronx neighborhood that is now largely Mexican and Albanian, Norwood News reports.

Poststickers from A-Pou's Taste, in Manhattan's Financial District. (Photo by Justin Chan)

In Land of Halal, a Dumpling Cart Stands Out

Business, Food July 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Our very own Justin Chan recently interviewed a Taiwanese dumpling vendor for the blog of chef Marcus Samuelsson, asking the owner of A-Pou’s Taste, Doris Yao, about the secrets of her success selling dumplings in Manhattan’s Financial District, as well as her thoughts on recent street vendor protests.

An image from Voices of NY's video on the Rego Park Senior Center. (Video by Channon Hodge and Cheryl Chan)

Special Project: Graying in Color

Demographics, Featured Posts, Social Services, Video September 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Getting old in New York City, it turns out, can actually be pretty fun. Voices of NY’s four-part multimedia project reports on how some of the city’s senior centers are finding new ways to create welcoming environments for seniors of all cultures, help seniors to stay in their longtime communities, and encourage seniors themselves to help fill the gaps caused by tight budgets and inadequate staffing.

At the Baruch Elders Services Team program in the Lower East Side, seniors help serve meals. (Still from a video by Channon Hodge)

Graying in Color: Seniors Helping Seniors

Demographics, Social Services, Video September 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm

In New York City, there’s no rest for the retired. As senior centers struggle to serve a growing and increasingly diverse elderly population, they often find themselves turning to the seniors themselves for help, as volunteers and part-time workers.

At Baruch Houses, a development in the Lower East Side, the residents have aged together, and now need senior services nearby. (Still from a video by Channon Hodge)

Graying in Color: Aging in Place

Social Services, Video September 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm

What happens when a whole block or housing development gets older together? “Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities,” known as NORCs, sometimes compel the city to bring the services to the seniors.

Seniors from the LGBT community celebrated the opening of a senior center designed to meet their needs, SAGE. (Photo by Channon Hodge)

Graying in Color: A Haven For LGBT Seniors

Demographics, LGBTQ, Social Services, Video September 12, 2012 at 10:21 pm

A center for LGBT seniors and another for visually impaired seniors are among a handful of new, “innovative” centers that tailor their environment to seniors’ particular needs and interests. Other centers include community gardening programs, vegetarian cuisine, swimming and watercize classes and training on everything from using Skype to bird-watching.

An image from Voices of NY's video on the Rego Park Senior Center. (Video by Channon Hodge and Cheryl Chan)

Graying in Color: Aging Actively Among Your Own

Demographics, Social Services, Video September 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm

To serve New York City’s growing – and increasingly diverse – elderly population, senior center organizers are abandoning the “one size fits all” approach to senior care, and instead gearing programs to specific populations and cultures.

After the government shut down three bus companies in Chinatown, Allen Street has become less crowded, to the dismay of local business owners. (Photo by Fan Meng/World Journal)

Bus Companies’ Shutdown Leaves Chinatown Shops Struggling

Business, East Asian June 25, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Chinatown business owners complain that the shutdown of three major Chinatown bus companies have hurt local supermarkets, restaurants and beverage shops that had relied on bus passengers for business.

Asia Society President Vishakha N. Desai speaks to Citibank's Ida Liu and Goldman Sachs' Gloria W. Lio about the Asian American workforce. (Photo via World Journal)

Despite Population Growth, Asian-Americans Feel Marginalized at Work

Asian, Business June 21, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Although Asian-Americans are the fastest growing demographic in the country, many Asian-Americans in business say they do not feel a sense of belonging at work and that they face a glass ceiling when it comes to top jobs.

Elected officials jointed activists in Washington Heights to protest the growing number of domestic violence cases in the city. (Photo via DNAinfo)

Murder-Suicide Underlines Domestic Violence in Dominican Community

Crime, Latino June 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm

After a murder-suicide in which a 29-year-old man reportedly shot his girlfriend and then himself in Washington Heights last Tuesday, organizations dedicated to ending domestic violence, Dominican community groups and elected officials staged a protest outside the scene of the crime, El Diario La Prensa reported.

Anju said she has had difficulty finding an employer that treats her fairly. (Photo by Kamana Shrestha/Women's eNews)

Profile: Raising Others’ Children, a Nanny Misses Her Own

Labor, South Asian June 14, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Women’s eNews put a human face on the plight of the 1.8 million domestic workers who make $20,000 or less per year, with a profile of a Nepalese nanny who lives in Queens. “Anju” described employers who ranged from inhumane to abusive — as well as the pain of being away from her own daughter.

19 Years After ‘Golden Venture’ Tragedy, Survivors Have Moved on

East Asian, Immigration June 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Nineteen years after a Chinese ship named “Golden Venture” left its 300 passengers in cold waters off Rockaway Beach, killing 10 of them, Fujianese immigrants recall the horrific incident, and what happened to its survivors, World Journal reports.

Chinatown Residents Indifferent to Voter Registration Efforts

East Asian, In the News, Politics June 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Some recent efforts to convince Chinatown residents to register to vote have fallen flat, Sing Tao Daily’s print edition reported. Organizers say this is a symptom of voter apathy in the Chinese community.

Stranded customers try to figure out how to get home after three Chinatown bus companies were shut down. (Photo by Dai-Chen Liu/World Journal)

Confusion Reigns After Chinatown Bus Companies’ Shutdown

East Asian, In the News, Transportation June 6, 2012 at 5:39 pm

The shutdown of three bus companies in Chinatown have left their owners and customers confused.