Post Tagged with: "Lower East Side"

Wilma Serrano (Photo by Roger Miller via Downtown Express)

Helping the Vulnerable When Disaster Strikes

Brooklyn, Environment, Health, New York, Seniors August 6, 2014 at 4:01 pm

With hurricane season approaching, a new study and an event in Red Hook aim to help people be better prepared when disaster strikes, articles in Downtown Express and Brooklyn Brief report.

Chef Jonathan Wu of Fung Tu. (Photo via The Lo-Down)

‘A Restaurant Unlike Any in Chinatown’

East Asian, Food, Manhattan August 5, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Chef Jonathan Wu speaks to The Lo-Down about Fung Tu, a Chinatown restaurant with some creative takes on Chinese-American fare, like the Mexican-Chinese dish China-quiles.

Aches and Pains Offer Window to Deeper Problems

Aches and Pains Offer Window to Deeper Problems

Treating “somatic” ailments offers a path to addressing mental illness in the Asian-American community.

Luis Batista at the ceremony in his honor at the Essex Street Market. Councilmember Margaret Chin is second from right, and Borough President Gale Brewer is fourth from right. (Photo by Zach Williams via the East Villager)

Building the American Dream Via a Grocery

Business, Dominican, Immigration, In the News, Manhattan July 8, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Dominican-born Luis Batista was honored recently for his contributions at the Essex Street Market on the Lower East Side, the East Villager reports.

‘Feed Me a Story’ of Stuffed Eggplant

‘Feed Me a Story’ of Stuffed Eggplant

East Asian, Food, In the News, Manhattan, Seniors, Video June 16, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Wong Wai Man shares with viewers how to make the Chinese dish, as part of a video series featuring seniors on the LES showing how to prepare a family recipe.

A scene from the on-location musical, "The News." (Photo by Michael Hickey via The Jewish Week)

Songs and Photos Capture Immigrant Tales of Long Ago

Culture, History, Immigration, Manhattan May 20, 2014 at 11:15 am

The Jewish Week reports on two immigration-themed shows – one, a musical that takes the audience on-site to LES locations, and the other, an exhibit of photographs showing the abandoned side of Ellis Island.

Chinatown bus (Photo by Emmanuel N., Creative Commons license)

LES Residents Oppose Long-Distance Buses

East Asian, Manhattan, Transportation May 14, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Lower East Side residents complained about the transformation of their neighborhood into a “bus terminal” for long-distance bus operators at a recent Community Board 3 meeting, The China Press reports.

CB3 member Ayo Harrington charges that leadership positions are not being given to African Americans and Latinos (Photo by Lesley Sussman via The Villager)

CB 3 Leadership Not Diverse, Member Charges

African American, Government, Latino May 1, 2014 at 11:04 am

An African-American member of Community Board 3 has charged the chairperson with discriminating against African Americans and Latinos in appointments to CB3 committees, subcommittees and task forces, The Villager reports.

Businessman Urges More Latino Representation on LES

Businessman Urges More Latino Representation on LES

Latino, Manhattan February 20, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Enrique Cruz believes Latinos are underrepresented on Community Board 3, holding only four of the 50 seats, The Lo-Down reports.

Manual of How To Cook and Bake (translated from "Lehr-bukh ṿi azoy tsu ḳokhen un baḳen") (Image via The Jewish Daily Forward)

‘Celebrity’ Behind First US Yiddish Cookbook

Food, History, In the News, Jewish, Women November 19, 2013 at 3:59 pm

When Hinda Amchanitzky’s tombstone was found, it would uncover the life of a culinary trailblazer who wrote down generations of recipes and self-published them over a century ago in a cookbook that was a hit among Jewish women on the Lower East Side, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

The closing of Noah's Ark in the Lower East Side means the last of the kosher eateries in the historically Jewish neighborhood. The Jewish Week asks: Does this mean the end of an era? (Photo by Michael Dat via The Jewish Week)

Last Kosher Eatery on LES Shuts Doors

Food, Jewish, Manhattan October 23, 2013 at 4:55 pm

The closing of Noah’s Ark means no more full-service kosher restaurants in the neighborhood, a stark contrast to years past when the historically Jewish neighborhood thrived with kosher eateries. The Jewish Week asks: Is this the end of an era?

Citi Bike share stations are a common site in NYC. (Photo by Shinya Suzuki, Creative Commons license)

Bike Shops Assess Citi Bike

Business, Manhattan, Transportation August 27, 2013 at 5:26 pm

The Citi Bike program, despite all the controversies surrounding it in the beginning, is gaining more public acceptability. Now it’s not just putting more pedaling passengers on the city roads, but also affecting local bike businesses, in both positive and negative ways, reports The Villager.

Kulwinder “Jani” Singh, owner of Punjabi Grocery & Deli in the Lower East Side, provides affordable meals and a resting spot for its many cab driver customers. (Photo by Jake Safane via The Lo-Down)

Punjabi Deli Provides Relief to Taxi Drivers

Food, In the News, Labor, South Asian, Transportation July 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Punjabi Grocery & Deli in the Lower East Side provides an eating and resting spot for cab drivers, who make up 80 percent of the store’s customers. The Lo-Down profiles owner Kulwinder “Jani” Singh, whose own experience driving a taxi makes him a vocal supporter of his patrons.

The Edmond J. Safra Synagogue located at 11 East 63rd Street. (Photo via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Syrian Jews Assert Influence in NY and Beyond

Culture, Demographics, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Religion July 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm

New York’s growing Syrian Jewish community is making its mark not just on the demographics of the city, but also extending its influence to the Middle East, reports Yael Even Or in an article in Feet in 2 Worlds.

BGSQD owners Donnie Jochum and Greg Newton with author Edmund White. (Photo by Lee Brozgol via The Lo-Down).

Queer Bookstore Looks for Permanent Home in LES

Business, Culture, LGBTQ February 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm

The pop-up bookstore Bureau of General Services-Queer Division opened last fall in the Lower East Side. The Lo-Down speaks with its owners who explain why they call it a “queer bookstore.”