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(Photo courtesy of Creole Food Festival)

Changing Perceptions Re Creole Food

Caribbean, Food, Manhattan February 19, 2019 at 1:59 pm

The Haitian Times interviews the organizer of the forthcoming Creole Food Festival.

Sonia Herrera de Burgas at left in background, and Sabrina Rosado at right in foreground. (Photo by José Martinez via El Diario)

The Latin American Hands behind Fashion Week

Business, Labor, Latino, Manhattan, New York February 13, 2019 at 4:33 pm

El Diario La Prensa takes a close look at the Latin American labor and talent in the Garment District that makes Fashion Week possible.

The 2010 Grand st. fire. (Photo via World Journal)

Victims of Grand Street Fire Receive Compensation after Eight Years

East Asian, History, Housing, Manhattan February 7, 2019 at 4:33 pm

After eight years, victims and their families received compensation for the fire that engulfed their homes on Grand Street, World Journal reports.

The bronze statue of Sun Yat-sen was permanently placed in Columbus Park and was named "Sun Yat-sen Square" in that section of the park. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Mayor’s Makeup Gift to Chinatown: A Permanent Home for Sun Yat-sen Statue

East Asian, Manhattan February 6, 2019 at 5:25 pm

Announcement of a resolution of a years-old problem gave Mayor Bill de Blasio an opportunity to make amends with the Chinese community, reports Sing Tao Daily.

NYU's Lipton Dining Hall now fully halal. (Photo from the Islamic Center at NYU via The Villager)

Halal Dining Hall Opens at NYU

Food, Manhattan, Muslim February 6, 2019 at 1:20 pm

NYU has opened its first dining hall to serve entirely halal food, reports The Villager.

Mayada Anjari (Photo by Liz Clayman via West Side Rag)

How a Syrian Refugee’s NYC Dinners Led to a Cookbook

Food, Manhattan, Middle Eastern, Religion February 4, 2019 at 5:33 pm

West Side Rag reports on how the cookbook “The Bread and Salt Between Us” by Mayada Anjari came together with the help of members of an Upper West Side church.

Protesting the elimination of the "tip credit." (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Workers Oppose Eliminating Tip Credit

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan, New York January 31, 2019 at 5:39 pm

In Chinatown workers and owners of restaurants and nail salons criticize Gov. Cuomo’s plan to eliminate the tip credit, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Tommy Ong, a Vietnam War-era veteran, at a Veterans Day parade in a Chinatown. (Photo courtesy of Tommy Ong via The Villager)

Remembering Chinese-American Vets in Chinatown

East Asian, History, Manhattan January 28, 2019 at 3:40 pm

The Villager pays a visit to the American Legion Lt. B. R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291 on Canal Street, home to more than 500 members including 46 World War II veterans.

Irene Rodríguez’s Cuban-Infused Flamenco Dance at Joyce Theater

Irene Rodríguez’s Cuban-Infused Flamenco Dance at Joyce Theater

Culture, Latino, Manhattan January 18, 2019 at 4:23 pm

Cuban dancer-choreographer Irene Rodríguez brings her flamenco-inspired company this weekend to New York’s Joyce Theater, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Protestors in front of 26 Federal Plaza during a 2018 march against the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policies. (Photo by Max Siegelbaum via Documented)

Immigration Court Chaos Thanks to Shutdown

Immigration, Manhattan January 16, 2019 at 4:51 pm

Documented looks at the impact of the partial government shutdown on the immigration courts.

Students and parents wait to enter the building to take the entrance exam. (Photo via World Journal)

Asians Swarm to Take Hunter College H.S. Entrance Exam

East Asian, Education, Manhattan January 14, 2019 at 5:31 pm

Parents waiting as their children took the Hunter College High School entrance exam spoke to World Journal with some saying the test only served as a learning experience while others took a jab at the mayor.

NYC Health Profiles, Community by Community

NYC Health Profiles, Community by Community

Bronx, Brooklyn, Communities, Health, Manhattan, New York, Queens, Staten Island January 11, 2019 at 5:50 pm

NYC’s Health Department released the 2018 Community Health Profiles, which showed improvements in some measures – but room for further improvement in others.

Zengyun Li of Spicy Village in Chinatown, at right. (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Restaurateurs React to Min Wage Hike

Business, East Asian, Labor, Manhattan January 8, 2019 at 3:49 pm

World Journal spoke to Chinese restaurant owners about the impact of higher minimum wages.

The 42nd Three Kings Day Parade in which El Museo celebrates with children, artists, politicians and camels in El Barrio. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Three Kings Keep Tradition Alive in El Barrio

Culture, Latino, Manhattan January 7, 2019 at 4:05 pm

Attracting some 5,000 people and the mayor, the Three Kings Day tradition was kept alive in El Barrio through its 42nd parade, after last year’s was suspended because of a blizzard, El Diario La Prensa reports.

From left: Peter J., 4th-generation ironworker. Mohawk name: Kwan "ne' let; John, 3rd-generation ironworker. Mohawk name: Tionerahto':Kon (Under the Clovers). Tintypes by Melissa Cacciola, reproduction photography by D. Primiano (Via Tribeca Trib)

Mohawk Ironworkers at the WTC: aka ‘Skywalkers’

Manhattan, Native American, Real Estate January 7, 2019 at 11:59 am

Tribeca Trib reports on the 9/11 Museum’s photographic exhibit of Mohawk Nation steelworkers who helped build the WTC and the buildings that replaced the towers downtown.