Post Tagged with: "East Village"

M.S. 51 in Park Slope is one of the most selective middle schools in District 15. (Photo by Patrick Wall via Chalkbeat)

Efforts to Diversify NYC Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Manhattan November 2, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Chalkbeat and The Villager report on plans to promote racial inclusion in two school districts.

Some of the members of Lavender Light (Screen shot via NY City Lens video)

Can NYC’s First Black, Gay Gospel Choir Survive?

Black, Culture, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Religion April 24, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Founded in 1985, Lavender Light hopes to continue spreading its message of diversity and acceptance, reports NY City Lens.

On the stage at Theatre 80 St. Marks, from left, Genie Otway, Karen Brown, Charles Weldon and Lorcan Otway. (Photo by Amy Russo via The Villager)

Negro Ensemble Company Heading to the East Village

Black, Culture, Manhattan March 17, 2017 at 3:28 pm

In reporting on the renowned Negro Ensemble Company’s planned move to the East Village, The Villager covers a discussion between directors from NEC and Theatre 80 St. Marks, its new home.

Michael "Mikey" Cole (Photo by Cyril Josh Barker via Amsterdam News)

Paying It Forward at Mikey Likes It Ice Cream

Business, Food, Manhattan April 18, 2016 at 12:34 pm

At Mikey Likes It Ice Cream, parlor owner Michael “Mikey” Cole hires people who served time in prison, as a way of paying it forward, writes the Amsterdam News.

A tree planted on the site where the Paderewski red oak was will be dedicated to the great Pole this year (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Paderewski Tree Back in Tompkins Square Park

Eastern European, History, Manhattan April 15, 2016 at 10:48 am

An oak tree honoring the life of Polish composer and politician Ignacy Jan Paderewski once again stands in Tompkins Square Park thanks to the efforts of a longtime East Village resident, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Part of a postcard promoting the mural, which will mark the 1,050th anniversary of the Christianization of Poland. (Photo courtesy of the Polish Culture Institute via Nowy Dziennik)

New Polish Mural Coming to NYC

Eastern European, Manhattan, Religion April 8, 2016 at 2:02 pm

A mural commemorating the 1,050th anniversary of Poland’s Christianization will go up in the East Village – once considered the Greenpoint of Manhattan – on the property of one of the oldest Polish churches in the city, reports Nowy Dziennik.

An Interfaith Play Date in the East Village

An Interfaith Play Date in the East Village

Featured Posts, Jewish, Manhattan, Muslim, Religion, Video, Youth January 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Children of different faiths gathered at the Madina Masjid on Jan. 8 to play games and eat pizza, to demonstrate in the wake of Donald Trump’s election win, that it’s possible to unite and play together.

Offering Taiwanese Food in the East Village

Offering Taiwanese Food in the East Village

TK Kitchen in the East Village draws a crowd – and some famous guests.

Customers admire the beauty of the colorful objects. (Photo by Guadalupe Ramos via Diario de Mexico)

A Bit of Mexico in NY at ‘La Sirena’

Culture, Manhattan, Mexican April 15, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Diario de México pays a visit to La Sirena Mexican Folk Art, the East Village store where Dina Leor sells objects that she purchased over the past 15 years on numerous visits to Mexico.

From the SinoVision video

Getting ‘Tea Drunk’ in the East Village

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Video July 1, 2014 at 3:50 pm

SinoVision stops by the recently opened tea room to get familiar with one aspect of authentic Chinese culture.

Activists spread the word about civil unrest in Ukraine (Photo via The Villager)

Ukrainian Protests Get a Local Hearing

Eastern European, Manhattan January 31, 2014 at 11:03 am

A group of activists is raising money to support Ukrainians injured in recent anti-government protests, The Villager reports.

115 Noble Street in Greenpoint is one of two properties set to be sold off (Photo via Google)

Polish Group Sells NY Properties with Polonia Roots

Eastern European, History, Real Estate October 17, 2013 at 5:35 pm

The Chicago-based Polish National Alliance, one of the oldest U.S. Polish fraternal organizations, is selling two buildings it owns in NY that hold connections to the Polonia, including its former office in Greenpoint, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Mohammad Sharif cleaned off his cab — parked in a No Parking zone in front of the Madina mosque on First Ave. — as he waited for his food from the halal truck. (Photo by Paul Bufano via The Villager)

Halal Truck and Mosque Hurt Business, East Village Merchants Say

Business, Food, In the News, Manhattan, Religion, Transportation April 4, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Police in the East Village are dealing with complaints from some merchants that traffic to a mosque and a nearby halal food truck blocks access to their businesses, affecting sales, says a report in The Villager.

Joel Stones, owner of Lower East Side music store Tropicalia in Furs, showcases Tim Maia's rare 1975 record, "Racional, Volume 1."

70th Birthday Party for Brazilian Soul Pioneer

Culture, Featured Posts, South American September 28, 2012 at 12:33 am

The father of Brazilian soul music, the legendary Tim Maia, will be feted in New York and 10 other cities Sept. 28 on what would have been his 70th birthday.

Yoshihide Yonezawa, the director of Yo-C Salon on East Fifth Street, gives Nobuko Miyazaki an initial "chop cut."(photo by Serena Solomon)

Japanese Hair Salons Bring Harajuku Style to East Village

Business, Immigration May 11, 2012 at 4:43 pm

The Harajuku suburb in Tokyo is famous for its wild street fashion, popularized internationally by the singer Gwen Stefani. Now New Yorkers can bring a bit of authentic Harajuku style to their own looks, at one of a dozen or so Japanese-style hair salons clustered in the East Village, DNAinfo reported.

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