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Belgian Cécile Walschaerts, one of the organizers of the exhibition. (Photo via French Morning)

Pop-Up Exhibit Takes on ‘Francophonie’ in New York

Culture, Manhattan, Western European March 24, 2017 at 12:05 pm

A pop-up exhibit about the meaning of francophonie in New York will take place this Sunday in Harlem, French Morning reports.

Republican mayoral candidate Paul Massey dining in Chinatown recently with community leaders. (Photo by April Xu via Sing Tao Daily)

Paul Massey Visits Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics March 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Republican mayoral candidate Paul Massey recently visited Chinatown, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Maria Torres-Springer (Photo by Lambert Parong/ Kababayan Media via The FilAm)

Putting Political Hopes in Torres-Springer

Government, Manhattan, Politics, Southeast Asian March 22, 2017 at 2:42 pm

At a Philippine Consulate event for International Women’s Day, attendees praised Housing Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer for her political success, reports The FilAm.

From the exhibition (Photo by Louis Chan)

Chinese-American Homes in Louis Chan’s Lens

Culture, East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan March 22, 2017 at 1:49 pm

A photo exhibit by Louis Chan, the artist-in-residence at Pearl River Mart, gives a glimpse into the homes of Chinese Americans and the “Chinese characteristics” they keep intact, reports World Journal.

Carlina Rivera (Photo via El Diario)

Housing and Immigration, Priorities For Latina Running For City Council

Latino, Manhattan, Politics, Women March 21, 2017 at 5:18 pm

City Council candidate Carlina Rivera, of Puerto Rican heritage, seeks to bring on a new generation of Latina leaders in the city, as 3 of 4 Latina council members end their term this year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

One of the earliest items in the “Tattooed New York” exhibit are these mezzotints from 1710. They feature portraits of four Mohawk and Mohican leaders. The “Tattooed New York” exhibit has a number of representations of Native American tattoos. (Photo by Leeanne Root for Indian Country Media Network)

Native American Bodywork’s Influence on Tattoo Art

Immigration, Manhattan, Native American March 21, 2017 at 5:02 pm

An exhibit at the New-York Historical Society features numerous examples of Native American body art, reports Indian Country Media Network.

Yuh-Line Niou at a budget hearing on Feb. 15. (Photo via @yuhline/Twitter)

Yuh-Line Niou in Albany

Asian, Manhattan, New York, Politics March 21, 2017 at 4:03 pm

Gotham Gazette catches up with Yuh-Line Niou after her first month and a half as the Assembly member representing Sheldon Silver’s former seat.

"Black America"

On Schomburg and Poetry

Black, Culture, Manhattan, Video March 20, 2017 at 2:45 pm

In an episode of CUNY TV’s “Black America,” scholar and poet Kevin Young talks about his role as the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and his works of poetry.

Karen Ash holds up quilt square at the Women’s Health and Activism Summit in Harlem. March 18, 2017. (Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

In Harlem, a Women’s Health Summit

Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan, Women, Youth March 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Women from across the city met at a health summit in Harlem on March 18 to discuss health equity issues around HIV/AIDS treatment and other health care in the city.

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.

Benoit Cohen driving his taxi (Photo via French Morning)

French Filmmaker Becomes New York Cab Driver for a Year

Culture, Manhattan, New York, Transportation, Western European March 14, 2017 at 5:39 pm

French filmmaker Benoit Cohen worked for a year as a New York taxi driver to research for a future film and a book that will be presented March 15 in Manhattan, French Morning reports.

Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (Photo by Marco Reza via Diario de México)

Contentious New York Visit by Mexican Presidential Candidate

Manhattan, Mexican March 14, 2017 at 1:46 pm

During a meeting with the New York Mexican community in which he vowed to defend migrants, Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López-Obrador was met with cheers and protests, Diario de México USA reports.

Julia Álvarez hugs a young fan. (Photo by Emmanuel Abreu via Manhattan Times)

A New Book from Julia Álvarez

Culture, Dominican, Latino, Manhattan, Youth March 10, 2017 at 5:35 pm

The Bronx Free Press reports on a reading of a new book by Julia Álvarez.

Dublin-born writer Colum McCann, now living in New York, will be among those at the Irish Stand on St. Patrick's Day. (Photo by Peter McDermott via Irish Echo)

Taking an ‘Irish Stand’ on St. Patrick’s Day

Immigration, Manhattan, Western European March 9, 2017 at 2:16 pm

Prominent Irish figures will take the stage at Riverside Church on St. Patrick’s Day for the “Irish Stand” rally and concert, billed as a “global call for justice and equality,” reports Irish Echo.

The building at 58 East Broadway which will house Winnie's on the second floor. (Photo via World Journal)

Winnie’s Bar to Make a Comeback in Chinatown

East Asian, Food, Manhattan March 7, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Winnie’s Bar is slated to make a comeback in a second-floor location in Chinatown, World Journal reports.