Manhattan

Winn telling said at the town hall that AADELF will file the lawsuit before February. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Residents to Sue City Over Two Bridges Developments

Housing, Manhattan, Real Estate December 17, 2018 at 3:15 pm

The Department of City Planning’s recent approval of three high rise luxury residential buildings in the Two Bridges neighborhood in Lower East Side triggered a new round of outcry from the residents. At a town hall meeting held on Dec. 12, activists and residents vowed to keeping fighting. A lawyerRead More

Protestors at hearings earlier this year on the Inwood rezoning. (Photo by Abigail Savitch-Lew via City Limits)

A Legal Challenge to the Inwood Rezoning

Housing, Manhattan December 14, 2018 at 5:36 pm

Plaintiffs from Inwood are suing to have the City Council’s approval of a rezoning plan overturned, City Limits reports.

Melissa Mark-Viverito, addressing the community and ethnic media Dec. 4, 2018 at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) El Barrio Firehouse. (Photo by Gregg McQueen)

MMV, Seeking Public Advocate Seat, Meets Ethnic Press; Espinal Visits Nightclub

Brooklyn, Manhattan, New York, Politics December 6, 2018 at 3:44 pm

The two most recent candidates to enter the race for the public advocate seat opening because of Letitia James’ election as the next NYS attorney general held meetings in very different settings this week.

Matthew Washington, deputy Manhattan borough president, YLN, Eric Ng, president of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

City Drops Chinatown Jail Plan But Distrust Lingers

East Asian, Government, Manhattan November 30, 2018 at 5:36 pm

Sing Tao Daily covers the mixed reaction to the city announcing it will no longer build a new jail at 80 Centre St. and instead expand the Manhattan Detention Complex.

Students meet with NYPD officers once a month. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

‘Bigs in Blue’: Pairing Up Teens With Police Mentors

Manhattan, Police, Youth November 16, 2018 at 2:04 pm

A Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City mentoring program encourages positive interactions between Washington Heights teenagers and local police officers, reports Manhattan Times.

Thomas “Tommy” Lopez in his apartment. (Photo by Andrea May Sahouri)

A ‘Borinqueneer’ Reflects on Serving in Korea

Featured Posts, History, Manhattan, New York, Puerto Rican November 2, 2018 at 5:57 pm

One of the Puerto Ricans who served with the Borinqueneers 65th Infantry Regiment during the Korean War talks about his experiences.

Announcing the launch of the "Good Chinatown" platform and launched the "Huawei Culture Week" series. (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

‘How to Chinatown’ in the Internet Age

East Asian, Manhattan October 26, 2018 at 3:48 pm

How to Chinatown, a new website that introduces visitors to lesser-known small businesses and cultural sites, brings the neighborhood into the digital era, reports World Journal.

“To mandate a certain percentage of sales is really ridiculous,” said Jeffrey García, Vice President of the NY Latino Restaurant, Bar and Lounge Owners’ Association. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via The Bronx Free Press)

Bar Owners Fuming Over New Hookah Law

Business, Latino, Manhattan October 25, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Restaurant and bar owners say their businesses could be shuttered under new city regulations that went into effect this week, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Puerto Rican artist Suzy Sanchez came to work at La Marqueta after fleeing the devastation of Hurricane Maria. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Aiming to Revitalize La Marqueta, Again

Business, Latino, Manhattan October 23, 2018 at 5:06 pm

Construction efforts for one of El Barrio’s most iconic institutions, La Marqueta, are set to begin in 2020, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Claudia (center), who is still trying to reunite with her son, alongside New Sanctuary Coalition executive director Ravi Ragbir and Assemblymember Harvey Epstein on the far right, in Foley Square on Oct. 15. (Photo by Chelsey Sanchez via The Indypendent)

NY State Legislators Push for Transparency on Separated Children

Government, Immigration, Manhattan October 18, 2018 at 5:48 pm

Public officials and community leaders rallied for support of the Separation of Children Accountability Response Act (SCAR Act), which would require agencies to report on the separated children in their facilities, reports The Indypendent.

Harlem Industrial Kitchen (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Swapping Ceviche for Sushi in El Barrio

Food, Manhattan, Mexican October 18, 2018 at 4:28 pm

A Mexican restaurant in gentrifying East Harlem has reinvented itself, reports Manhattan Times.

Xiang Li helping in the kitchen at the Chinese Continuing Day Treatment Program.  (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Immigrants Suffering from Mental Illness at Risk

East Asian, Health, Manhattan October 15, 2018 at 6:06 pm

The only program in New York City to exclusively serve mentally ill Cantonese speakers could close its doors after more than 30 years, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Youths who took part in the National TPS Alliance traveled to the Vatican to attend the canonization of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero. (Photo by Erik Villalobos via El Diario)

Masses and a Pilgrimage: Immigrants Celebrate Romero Canonization

Immigration, Long Island, Manhattan, Religion October 12, 2018 at 4:24 pm

As 19 tri-state area residents made a pilgrimage to Rome for the canonization of Monsignor Romero and to ask the pope to intercede for TPS beneficiaries, local churches are also celebrating, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Robert Jackson (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Robert Jackson, ‘Never Out’ of Politics

African American, Elections 2018, Manhattan September 27, 2018 at 5:28 pm

Robert Jackson speaks to Amsterdam News following his primary defeat of former Independent Democratic Conference member state Sen. Marisol Alcantara.

Jeremy Lin speaks about mental health issues faced by young people. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Jeremy Lin Shares Thoughts on Mental Health

East Asian, Health, Manhattan September 21, 2018 at 6:22 pm

At a screening of “Looking for Luke,” a documentary on the suicide of a Chinese-American student, basketball player Jeremy Lin spoke about the academic pressure he faced growing up and his views on mental health issues affecting young people, reports Sing Tao Daily.