Post Tagged with: "Manhattan"

Exhibit Celebrates New York Roots of ‘The Little Prince’

Exhibit Celebrates New York Roots of ‘The Little Prince’

History, Manhattan, Western European January 10, 2014 at 3:55 pm

A new exhibit at the Morgan Library reveals portions of the original manuscript of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s children’s classic, reports France-Amérique.

Juanli Carrión, with a sample of Outer Seed Shadow. (Photo by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer via Manhattan Times)

Planting Immigrant Seeds to Shape Manhattan

Immigration, Manhattan November 13, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Lower Manhattan will house a garden in the shape of Manhattan composed of plants originating in the countries of immigrants interviewed by the project’s artist, Juanli Carrión, himself an immigrant from Spain, reports Manhattan Times.

Immigrant seniors chat in Chinatown's Columbus Park  as the sun goes behind the highrises on the west side. (Photo by Moriza, Flickr Creative Commons Licence)

Immigrant Seniors Heading to Queens

Asian, Demographics, Queens July 30, 2013 at 5:43 pm

A new report by the Center for an Urban Future has found Queens to have the highest number of immigrant seniors, with Flushing topping the list of neighborhoods with the highest concentration of elderly immigrants, reports The Queens Courier.

Big Trouble for Chinatown Lawyers

Big Trouble for Chinatown Lawyers

Crime, East Asian, Immigration April 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm

This Dec. 19, 2012 story from The China Press, about the fallout from the arrest of 26 immigration lawyers in Chinatown, won first prize in the 2013 Ippies Journalism Awards for best investigative or in-depth story.

What New Yorkers Like About the Irish?

What New Yorkers Like About the Irish?

Culture, Western European October 5, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Irish Central’s Darren Redmond hit the street of Midtown Manhattan to find out what New Yorkers like about Irish men or women. Some answers might be a bit predictable — “blue eyes,” “sexy accent, “beautiful red hair” — but it still a fun video to watch.

Children at the Islamic Cultural Center of New York in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. (Photo by Hadear Kandil)

Essay: Ramadan Prayers for Peace and Solidarity

Culture, Featured Posts, Religion August 16, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Hadear Kandil, an Egyptian-American born and raised in Manhattan, shares her reflections on a Ramadan tainted by the recent shooting in a Wisconsin Sikh temple.

Writer and Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction Junot Díaz speaks at Word Up on June 7, 2012. (Photo by Paul Lomax/DNAinfo)

A Tale of Two Independent Bookstores

African American, Business, Culture July 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm

One independent bookstore, Word Up, struggles to stay alive, as another, Hue-Man, closes its doors after 10 years, the Manhattan Times reports. Meanwhile, Amsterdam News highlights other bookstores focused on black culture citywide.

Nom Wah Tea Parlor (Via

A Chinatown Institution Gets its Own Movie

Business, Culture July 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm

A new movie filming in Chinatown tells the story of a 92-year-old dim sum restaurant, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, and “the immigrant lives that pulse through its doors,” Eater NY reported. For those interested in being a part of the action, the filmmakers are looking for volunteer extras.

A monk dabs paint on the eyes of the dragon's head at the prow of the boat, awakening the dragon spirit within it.  (Photo by Aidan Gardiner/DNAinfo)

Photo Finish: Waking a Dragon

Culture July 13, 2012 at 6:30 pm

DNAinfo’s Aiden Gardiner photographed and wrote up the opening event to the 22nd annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Central Park yesterday, in which the spirits of the dragon boats were “awakened.”

Flags from 22 Arab nations hung at last week's festival. (Photo by Hadear Kandil)

As Turmoil Rages at Home, Pan-Arab Unity in NYC

Culture, Politics July 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Despite political, national and sectarian differences in the Arab world, organizers and attendees said that pan-Arab unity was the goal at last weekend’s Arab-American and North African street festival in Greenwich Village.

A still from a slide show by the Jewish Daily Forward.

Photo Finish: A New History of Lower East Side Jews, by an Unlikely Historian

Culture, History June 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm

In an audio slide show and article, The Jewish Daily Forward profiled the editor of an ambitious multi-volume history of Jews in Manhattan’s Lower East Side — and pointed out that he’s not your average Jewish historian. Clayton Patterson, a tattoo enthusiast who is not Jewish, has been a neighborhood fixture since 1979.

Residents packed a hearing at Queens Borough Hall on proposed new legislative district lines.

Voices in Focus: More Anger at Proposed Redistricting Lines

African, African American, Asian, Caribbean, Latino, New York, Politics February 21, 2012 at 4:42 pm

The conversation on controversial proposed redistricting lines continued across New York City and its suburbs over the last few weeks, with hearings and protests by residents. Here is another sampling of coverage from the community and ethnic press.

A group of young people participated on Nov. 15 at a press conference with education officials to push for legislation that would provide college aid to undocumented students in New York State.

Regents Board support college aid for undocumented

Education, Latino, Manhattan November 21, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Education officials met on Nov. 15 with undocumented students and activists on the steps of the New York Public Library on 42nd Street in Manhattan to support enactment of a law that would provide financial assistance to undocumented students in the state.

Number of Korean voters falls

East Asian, In the News, New York, Politics November 14, 2011 at 5:23 pm

The number of Korean Americans registered to vote in New York City has declined by nearly 10 percent over the past year. According to a report released on Nov. 4 by MinKwon Center for Community Action, a non-profit organization, as of the end of October, the total number of KoreanRead More