Manhattan

Hawa Bah and attorney Randolph McLaughlin speaks to the press after the verdict. (Screen shot via Afrikanspot video)

Mohamed Bah’s Family Awarded $2.2M

African, Manhattan, Police, Video November 20, 2017 at 5:16 pm

Hawa Bah, the mother of Mohamed Bah, a mentally ill Guinean immigrant fatally shot by police in 2012, speaks to Amsterdam News following a civil trial verdict that awarded the family $2.2 million.

Members of the Street Vendor project join hands and chant "Vendor power!" and "Se, se puede!" at the end of the International Street Vendors Day celebration.(Photo by Samantha Maldonado for Voices of NY)

Street Vendors Celebrate and Organize

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, New York November 15, 2017 at 5:04 pm

At the fifth annual International Street Vendors Day celebration, organizers brought attention to a Council bill that would add nearly 4,500 vending permits in the city.

A Conversation with Yuh-Line Niou

A Conversation with Yuh-Line Niou

Asian, Government, Health, Manhattan, Video November 14, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Yuh-Line Niou, the first Asian-American to represent Chinatown in the state Assembly, speaks to CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” about her first year in office. The episode also covers Korean-American reaction to North Korea, and smoking in the Asian community.

An "UpStander" training workshop. (Photo courtesy of the Center for Anti-Violence Education)

How to Be an ‘Upstander’

Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, New York November 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Learn how to be an “upstander,” not a bystander, when you see someone being harassed for who they are or what they look like.

(Photo by Tequila Minksy)

A Walk in East Harlem

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan November 10, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Photos from a photo walk in East Harlem in October.

Imam Al-Hajj Talib 'Abdur-Rashid

A Harlem Imam ‘Raised in a Spirit of Resistance’

Manhattan, Muslim, Video November 3, 2017 at 5:28 pm

In a BRIC TV video, Imam Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid speaks about fighting for social justice as the leader of the predominantly African-American congregation of the Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood in Harlem.

M.S. 51 in Park Slope is one of the most selective middle schools in District 15. (Photo by Patrick Wall via Chalkbeat)

Efforts to Diversify NYC Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Manhattan November 2, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Chalkbeat and The Villager report on plans to promote racial inclusion in two school districts.

The Harlem Japanese Gospel Choir (Photo via The Brooklyn Ink)

A Japanese Gospel Choir in Harlem

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan October 25, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Members of an all-Japanese gospel choir in Harlem tell The Uptowner how the group provides a sense of comfort as they adjust to life in New York.

Artist Dingding Hu beside her mural at the information kiosk in Chinatown. (Photo courtesy of Hu)

New Mural Brightens up Chinatown Kiosk

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan October 25, 2017 at 11:50 am

World Journal profiles the Chinese illustrator behind a new mural at the information kiosk in Chinatown that depicts the culture of the neighborhood.

The statue of a young girl in traditional Korean clothing sits in the Museum of Korean American Heritage in Manhattan as a memorial to “comfort women.” It has become a symbol for human rights everywhere, especially women and girls, whom scholars say are most vulnerable to exploitation. (Photo by Annabelle Blair via Times Ledger)

First NYC ‘Comfort Women’ Statue Unveiled

East Asian, Manhattan, Queens October 24, 2017 at 4:24 pm

The Korean American Association of Greater New York installed the city’s first comfort women statue at its Museum of Korean American Heritage in Manhattan, reports Times Ledger.

Arturo Rodríguez, from the Dominican Republic, admits to be a frequent hookah user. (Photo via El Diario)

City is Fuming Over Hookah Fad Among Youths

Government, Latino, Manhattan, New York October 23, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Legislation signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio curbs access to hookah pipes, which have become popular among young Latinos in Upper Manhattan, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Amanda Morales-Guerra, with her son David in Holyrood Church, a month after seeking sanctuary to ask for a solution to her immigration situation. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario NY)

Guatemalan Mother Still Waits for a Second Chance

Government, Immigration, Manhattan October 20, 2017 at 5:05 pm

Amanda Morales-Guerra and her three children continue to live in Manhattan’s Holyrood Church, as immigration authorities refuse to reopen her case to allow her attorneys to contest her deportation order, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Fraunces Tavern Museum (Photo by Magdalena Mazurek via Nowy Dziennik)

Kosciuszko at the Fraunces Tavern Museum

Eastern European, History, Manhattan October 20, 2017 at 3:52 pm

A discussion on Polish-American hero and freedom fighter Gen. Tadeusz Kosciuszko, who joined the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, will be held at the Fraunces Tavern Museum on Oct. 26, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Isio-Maya Nuwere performing "Phenomenal Woman" at the Harlem School of the Arts' Sept 16 open house. (Photo by Michael Palma Nir, courtesy of HSA)

Harlem School of the Arts: a New Cultural Hub?

Culture, Education, Featured Posts, Manhattan October 18, 2017 at 9:25 pm

A new digital lab, new adult classes and many more public programs and exhibits are among the offerings at the Harlem School of the Arts.

Eddie Chiu at left (photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Community Mourns the Passing of a Controversial Lion

East Asian, Manhattan, New York, Politics October 16, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Eddie Chiu’s death has prompted an outpouring of remembrances, Sing Tao Daily reports.