A new housing development in East Harlem to be located on the site of a 111th Street park has prompted protests that it is not truly affordable to low-income neighbors, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
The City Council turned down an Upper Manhattan rezoning project after residents complained that the 15-story building would hike up prices and rentals in the area, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Dominicans in New York celebrated the 35th Dominican Day Parade with music, traditional costumes and dancing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Chinatown community leaders and public officials seek a solution to a perceived increase in incidents attributed to homeless people, reports World Journal.
The Asian-American New York State Primary Candidate Forum, attended by activists and candidates, sought to encourage communities to vote on Primary Day in September, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Kamala Gauchan, owner of Dhaulagiri Kitchen, moved her location from Jackson Heights to Manhattan and hopes to attract non-Nepalese as well as Nepalese diners.
The artwork of Alma Thomas, known for painting in bright colors using abstract elements and sights from nature, is featured in an exhibit at the Studio Museum in Harlem, reports Amsterdam News.
An annual interfaith gathering in Manhattan commemorated the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 71 years ago. This year’s event recognized President Obama’s historic visit to the city in May.
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.
Business owners in Koreatown would like to close 32nd Street between 5th Avenue and Broadway to traffic on Friday and Saturday evenings, The Korea Times reports.
The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors has mounted a “walking exhibit” to describe the rich and textured history of the 1.25-mile-long thoroughfare, reports Irish Central.
The Black Girl Movement is building on the success of its first conference this spring to work in communities across the nation to address issues specific to Black girls ages 8-18.
A group of Chinese immigrants meets every week in Columbus Park to perform songs from the Cantonese opera, not just to keep their cultural roots intact but also to stave off mental health issues, reports Open City.
Community members continue to oppose the development of a mixed-use apartment building in Inwood, the first planned project under Mayor de Blasio’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing rezoning plan, Manhattan Times reports.
World Journal profiles two Chinese-run unique ice cream parlors in Chinatown, 10Below Ice Cream and Penguin Ice Cream.