Post Tagged with: "Lower East Side"

The 30th Anniversary of the festival is dedicated to the "Spirit of the Immigrant and Migrant Community." (Photo provided to El Diario)

Loisaida Festival and Uptown Arts Stroll Kick Off Summer Cultural Season

Culture, Latino, Manhattan, Puerto Rican May 26, 2017 at 6:20 pm

As the Loisaida Festival will celebrate 30 years this Sunday, the monthlong Uptown Arts Stroll will feature more than 150 cultural events around Inwood and Upper Manhattan starting next week, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A Former LES Gang Member Reflects

A Former LES Gang Member Reflects

East Asian, Manhattan, Video May 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In the short documentary “Excuse My Gangsta Ways,” Davina Wan recalls her life in a Lower East Side gang from what led her to join it, to the event that pushed her to leave it behind.

Lydia Pacheco, a 61-year-old Puerto Rican who suffers from anxiety attacks, is concerned about the possible closing of the Roberto Clemente Center in the Lower East Side. (Photo by Pedro Frisneda via El Diario)

LES Community Clinic Fights to Survive

Health, Latino, Manhattan May 12, 2017 at 5:04 pm

The 35-year-old Roberto Clemente Center, on the Lower East Side, does not have enough personnel to serve its mostly Hispanic patients, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Kehila Kenosha Janina at 280 Broome St. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Remembering Greek Jews Who Perished

History, Jewish, Manhattan, Western European May 1, 2017 at 5:29 pm

At Kehila Kedosha Janina on the Lower East Side, the deaths during the Holocaust of almost all the Jews from Ioannina were remembered, and one survivor who recently penned a memoir spoke, The National Herald reports.

Greek Jewish Festival 2016 (Photo via the Greek Consulate NY's Twitter page)

Celebrating Greek Jews on the Lower East Side

Culture, History, Jewish, Manhattan May 23, 2016 at 3:12 pm

The Greek Jewish Festival celebrates a community that first came to the Lower East Side more than a century ago, reports the Forward.

The Clemente Cultural Center (Photo via The Lo-Down)

More Changes at Clemente on LES

Culture, Latino, Manhattan January 19, 2017 at 2:37 pm

The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center is getting a new executive director, in addition to continued renovations, reports The Lo-Down.

A postcard of Essex and Hester streets on the Lower East Side. (Image courtesy of the Blavatnik Archive Foundation)

The ‘Jewish Ghetto’ Through Postcards

History, Immigration, Jewish, Manhattan January 13, 2017 at 3:39 pm

An exhibit at the Museum at Eldridge Street features postcards from the early 20th century that portray the life of immigrants from Eastern Europe on the Lower East Side, reports Tablet.

Protesters on Wednesday had harsh words for the mayor, and claimed their neighborhood was being denied the protections afforded to others. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Chinatown and LES Protest Against Mayor Draws Citywide Supporters

Housing, Manhattan, New York December 9, 2016 at 4:39 pm

Protesters from neighborhoods across the city joined the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side in front of City Hall to rally against the mayor’s rezoning plans, reports City Limits.

Residents of different nationalities gathered on Wednesday to condemn the construction of a luxury building in Chinatown. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Chinatown and LES Residents Unite Against Skyscraper

Housing, Manhattan March 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm

A diverse group of residents gathered on Wednesday to condemn the construction of a luxury 80-story skyscraper on the Lower East Side, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Haijing Bai (Photo by Mengzi Gao via World Journal)

Chinese New Yorker Quits Wall Street Job to Sell Fried Rice

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan January 26, 2016 at 11:17 am

Haijing Bai opened Zing’s Awesome Rice on the Lower East Side to prove that Chinese food “can be beautiful, elegant and even sexy,” she tells World Journal.

Fung Tu Chef Digs Into His Roots

Fung Tu Chef Digs Into His Roots

East Asian, Food, Manhattan January 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm

The dishes at Fung Tu, a Chinese-American restaurant located between the Lower East Side and Chinatown, are inspired in part by the favorite foods of executive chef Jonathan Wu’s grandparents, SinoVision reports.

Protesters outside the meeting chanted in English, Spanish and Cantonese. (Photo by Janaki Chadha in City Limits)

Aiming to Protect Lower Manhattan Residents in Rezoning

Business, Housing, Immigration, Manhattan October 3, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Community Board 3’s Land Use Committee heard from city planners recently, while local residents protested for greater inclusion, City Limits reports.

Tenement facades on the Lower East Side (Photo by Dave Glass, Creative Commons license)

Landmarking Tenements on the Lower East Side?

History, Housing, Manhattan, Real Estate November 10, 2015 at 3:43 pm

Support is growing to designate part of the Lower East Side as a historic district, The Lo-Down reports.

A Chinatown resident at the October 28 march organized by the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side (Photo by Samantha Lee for Voices of NY)

Protesting Displacement in Lower Manhattan

Housing, Manhattan October 29, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Protesters marched from Chinatown to the steps of City Hall on Oct. 28 to voice their opposition to luxury high-rise development in Chinatown and the Lower East Side.

Kehila Kedosha Janina synagogue, located at 280 Broome St. on the Lower East Side (Photo by Jonathan Dawkins, Creative Commons license)

LES Street Co-Naming Honors Greek Jewish Community Leader

Government, Jewish, Manhattan August 9, 2016 at 1:16 pm

The section of Broome Street in front of the Kehila Kedosha Janina synagogue on the Lower East Side will be designated as “Hy Genee Way” in honor of the historic synagogue’s former president, reports Bowery Boogie.