Post Tagged with: "Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association"

Manhattan Chinatown Urges Newark to Commemorate Its Own

Manhattan Chinatown Urges Newark to Commemorate Its Own

East Asian, History, Metro Area March 29, 2019 at 5:40 pm

World Journal reports on efforts to recognize and celebrate Newark’s Chinatown, now long gone.

The bronze statue of Sun Yat-sen was permanently placed in Columbus Park and was named "Sun Yat-sen Square" in that section of the park. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Mayor’s Makeup Gift to Chinatown: A Permanent Home for Sun Yat-sen Statue

East Asian, Manhattan February 6, 2019 at 5:25 pm

Announcement of a resolution of a years-old problem gave Mayor Bill de Blasio an opportunity to make amends with the Chinese community, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Melissa Mark-Viverito at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New York on Jan. 31 (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Mark-Viverito Gets Mixed Reception in Chinatown

East Asian, New York, Politics February 4, 2019 at 5:55 pm

NYC Public Advocate candidate and former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito visited the Chinese community on Jan. 31 to discuss her positions on various issues, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Cakes sold at Fay Da before it closed. (Photo by Jiaying Yan via World Journal)

Can Traditional Chinatown Bakeries Survive?

Business, East Asian, Manhattan July 6, 2018 at 4:35 pm

In two stories on the history of bakeries in Chinatown, World Journal examines how rising rent and a decline in the garment industry have affected the neighborhood’s traditional bakeries.

Jerry Shiao (Image via World Journal video)

Controversy over Donations to Peter Liang Continues

East Asian, Manhattan, Social Services October 11, 2017 at 5:03 pm

Questions regarding their use of funds raised for the Peter Liang case has prompted two Chinese organizations to clarify what will happen with the money, reports World Journal.

Elected officials, community leaders  and members of the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force met at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association on April 22. (Photo by Tina Yang via Ming Pao Daily)

Forum about Hate Crime Held in Chinatown 

Crime, East Asian, Police May 2, 2016 at 5:34 pm

Recently elected officials, community leaders and representatives of the NYPD’s hate crimes task force met in Chinatown to discuss hate crimes against members of the Chinese community, reports Ming Pao Daily.

Peter Liang (left) joined by his mother and Karlin Chan (center), founder of the Chinese Action Network. (Photo by Mengzi Gao via World Journal)

Where Do Funds Raised for Peter Liang Go?

East Asian, New York, Police December 12, 2016 at 4:34 pm

The organizations that raised funds for former officer Peter Liang’s legal fees say they are either returning the money or giving it to help other Chinese, reports World Journal. But one activist says the money should still go to Liang.

NYC DCAS outreach specialist Achmat Akkad talking with job seekers at a job fair in chinatown recently. (Photo via World Journal)

The City Recruits in Chinatown

African American, East Asian, Government, Labor September 26, 2016 at 5:54 pm

The city’s main hiring agency, the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services, and private employers recently came to Chinatown for a job fair, World Journal reports.

Sheldon Silver attending the 43rd anniversary of the Open Door senior center. The third from the left in the back row is Pauline Ng (Photo by Yingzi Yin via World Journal)

Sheldon Silver Still Supported in Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics December 1, 2015 at 10:32 pm

Residents of Chinatown expressed support for Assemblyman Sheldon Silver, convicted on seven counts of corruption on Nov. 30, and mused about the possibility of a Chinese candidate being elected to fill his seat, according to reports in Sing Tao Daily and World Journal.

Eric Ng has donated items documenting Chinese-American history from his personal collection to the Chinese School and other sites. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Historical Photos of Chinatown Donated to MOCA

East Asian, History, Immigration, Manhattan November 25, 2015 at 5:22 pm

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.

New Network in Chinatown Addresses Mental Health Issues

New Network in Chinatown Addresses Mental Health Issues

East Asian, Health, New York August 28, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Two articles in World Journal explore, respectively, a new network to address mental health issues in the Chinese community and one psychologist’s account of stresses experienced by some members of the community.

Postcard depicting 7-9 Mott St., with Port Arthur Restaurant above Soy Kee. (Photo via The China Press)

A Stretch of Mott Street Remembered

Culture, East Asian, History, Manhattan September 8, 2014 at 2:18 pm

An article in The China Press describes Chinatown of a century ago, where the Port Arthur Chinese Restaurant and the merchant Soy Kee & Co. did business at 7-9 Mott St.

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.

Chinatown has plenty of iconic sights – the signs, the shops, the crowds –but not one all-encompassing landmark. That soon may change. (Photo by Adam Fagen, Creative Commons license)

Chinatown BID Pushes Dream of a Gate

Unlike Chinatowns across the world, the one in Manhattan has no arch beckoning New Yorkers and tourists. But a plan that started four decades ago may finally be coming into fruition, reports World Journal.

The large heart graffiti showed up overnight on the rooftop of the CCBA in Chinatown. (Photo via xxxx)

Huge Heart Graffiti Drawn on Chinatown’s Agency Rooftop

Asian, Crime October 2, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Teenage trespassers painted a huge graffiti of a red heart on the rooftop of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, the oldest service organization in Chinatown, the Sing Tao Daily reported.