Chinatown merchants complain that they get less and less business, and don’t benefit from holiday shopping, World Journal reports.
The Ethiopian-Jewish holiday of Sigd was celebrated by the group Chassida Shmella at a synagogue on East 14th Street on Nov. 22, a way to bring the small community together and share traditions.
A Chinese community leader has donated much of his collection of historical photos and documents, which include a letter from one of the first human rights activists of Chinese descent, to sites in Manhattan in an effort to encourage the public to learn about Chinese-American history, reports Sing Tao Daily.
A Nepalese play is being staged “off-Broadway” for the first time ever, reports Vishwa Sandesh Weekly.
On the first anniversary of Tamir Rice’s death at the hands of the Cleveland police, children marched in Manhattan against police brutality, reports Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.
Hundreds of New Yorkers, mostly African Americans and Latinos, benefited from the Manhattan DA’s Clean Slate program at a Harlem church, El Diario reports.
Tony Hillery founded Harlem Grown to instill healthy eating habits among kids in Harlem. He does so with plots of farmland where kids can grow their own food, including one on West 134th Street that has produced more than a ton of fruits and vegetables, reports The Riverdale Press.
The Taoism-inspired artwork of artist Jon Tsoi, currently on display at WhiteBox, involves slashed canvases, tangled ropes and splashed paint, all created while blindfolded, reports Sing Tao Daily.
As city legislators look to renew a push to put a fee on paper and plastic bags, an Open City piece reflects on what the red plastic bags of Chinatown stores carry symbolically, beyond a potential monetary charge.
Horrified by the terrorist attacks in Paris, hundreds of people, including many French, were drawn to events in New York City mourning the dead.
Art Start’s Family Portrait Exhibit is on display at the South Street Seaport in part to change the public’s perception on homelessness, reports Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.
A Nov. 5 town hall on supporting the LGBT community in Harlem drew a large crowd, Gay City News reports.
Support is growing to designate part of the Lower East Side as a historic district, The Lo-Down reports.
To the relief of many locals and preservationists, the governor announced that the former Bayview Correctional Facility in Chelsea will become the state’s first “Women’s Building,” providing a social support space while retaining the building’s historical aspects, reports Chelsea Now.
El Barrio residents protest new luxury construction plans that City Hall says have not been decided yet, El Diario reports.