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Opinion: A Tale of Two Cities, One in Chinatown

Culture, Manhattan, Opinion April 19, 2019 at 1:34 pm

A Sing Tao commentary contrasts the cultural allure of Hudson Yards and other prosperous entities to Chinatown, just miles away, still awaiting a performance center.

Chinese railroad workers (Photo courtesy of MOCA via World Journal)

MOCA Program Highlights Chinese Railroad Workers

East Asian, History, Manhattan April 17, 2019 at 5:34 pm

To mark the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, the Museum of Chinese in America is organizing a 15,000-mile run with 1,500 runners and gathering 150 immigrant stories, reports World Journal.

El Taller Latino Americano director Bernardo Palombo teaching a workshop. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

El Taller Latino Americano Celebrates 40 Years with New Green Building

Culture, Latino, Manhattan April 16, 2019 at 4:19 pm

As it celebrates its 40th anniversary, El Barrio cultural organization El Taller Latino Americano will relocate to an abandoned NYCHA site that will be transformed into a “green space,” El Diario La Prensa reports.

The current Manhattan Detention Center, which would be replaced by the land jail. (Photo by Beyond my Ken, via Wikimedia)

Opinion: Why Was a Community Meeting on the Chinatown Jail Closed to the Media?

Criminal Justice, East Asian, Manhattan, Opinion April 15, 2019 at 5:14 pm

A Sing Tao Daily opinion piece takes the city to task for excluding the media from community conversations about plans for the new Chinatown jail.

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‘Hope of Another Possible World’ on Display

Culture, Immigration, Latino, Manhattan April 12, 2019 at 4:01 pm

Francisco Donoso and Maria De Los Angeles, both DACA recipients, explore themes of place and immigration in their work, on display in an Upper East Side exhibit through April 18, reports Our Town Downtown.

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First Synagogue Recognized in Lower Manhattan

History, Jewish, Manhattan April 10, 2019 at 5:16 pm

A street in Lower Manhattan has been co-named “Mill Street Synagogue/Seixas Way” in honor of the first synagogue in the U.S., founded by a congregation of Spanish and Portuguese origin, reports The Broadsheet.

View of Chinatown from 1925 (Photo from the Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views at the NYPL)

‘Deviant Female Dining’ in Chinese Restaurants

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Women April 5, 2019 at 3:43 pm

At a New-York Historical Society event, Professor Heather Lee described how Chinese restaurants once “provided a space of freedom and possibility for women” in New York, writes West Side Spirit.

Fabiana Rosales speaks to the Venezuelan community at St. Teresa’s Church on March 26. (Photo via NY City Lens)

Venezuelans in NYC Meet with Fabiana Rosales, Wife of Guaidó

Manhattan, South American March 27, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Members of the Venezuelan community in New York felt encouraged by a visit from Fabiana Rosales, reports NY City Lens.

Dancing the Lindy Hop

Dancing the Lindy Hop

Today’s Lindy Hoppers practice their moves at a school in Harlem – and on the streets of NYC.

Algerian protesters in Union Square on Sunday. (Photo via New Morning)

At NYC Algerian Demonstration, a Hope to Return

Immigration, Manhattan, North African March 25, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Between 150 and 200 Algerians gathered on Sunday in Union Square to demand the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and in support of unprecedented anti-government protests back home, French Morning reports.

Sarina Prabasi talks about writing her memoir, 'The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times.' Prabasi had to balance the demands of her nonprofit career, her family and Buunni Coffee, an independent cafe chain she runs with her husband. Her memoir will be released April 9. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

‘The Coffeehouse Resistance’ in Washington Heights

Business, Culture, Immigration, Manhattan March 21, 2019 at 5:53 pm

Sarina Prabasi, the co-owner of a popular coffee shop, shares with The Riverdale Press how the Washington Heights location inspired her forthcoming memoir on her immigrant experience.

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The National Black Theatre Company at 50

Black, Culture, Manhattan, Video March 20, 2019 at 5:05 pm

National Black Theatre Company CEO Sade Lythcott, the daughter of founder Barbara Ann Teer, speaks to BRIC TV about the Harlem institution’s continuing work in using art as activism and empowering communities.

Musical Based on ‘El Cóndor Pasa’ Premieres in NYC

Musical Based on ‘El Cóndor Pasa’ Premieres in NYC

Culture, Latino, Manhattan February 27, 2019 at 3:32 pm

“El Cóndor Pasa Esperanza Andina,” by Peruvian composer and director Dante Valdéz, will premiere at Manhattan’s Skirball Center, Impacto Latino reports.

Venezuelans protesting in Central Park (Photo via Noticia)

Dueling Venezuela Protests Ask For – and Reject – International Help

Manhattan, South American February 26, 2019 at 6:01 pm

On Saturday, members of the Venezuelan community asked the international community to intervene to end the humanitarian crisis back home, while demonstrators at another rally chanted “Hands off Venezuela,” Noticia Long Island and Queens Latino report.

Eddie Palmieri told anecdotes between songs. (Photo by Jesús García via El Diario)

Eddie Palmieri Brings Flavor to Majestic El Teatro Reopening

Culture, Manhattan February 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm

With a lively show, salsa legend Eddie Palmieri reopened the refurbished theater at El Museo del Barrio after a thorough $5 million renovation, El Diario La Prensa reports.