(Photo via Diario de México)

Day of the Dead Celebration in Manhattan

Culture, Manhattan, Mexican October 21, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Mexicans celebrated the Day of the Dead at Manhattan’s El Museo del Barrio with dance performances, traditional costumes and masks and even a moment of prayer, Diario de México USA reports.

Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez, Senator Adriano Espaillat and elected Assembly Member Carmen de la Rosa met with tenants living at 78 Thayer Street in Upper Manhattan to make their claim. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Uptown Landlords Accused of Warehousing Apartments

Housing, Latino, Manhattan October 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm

Washington Heights elected officials and residents denounced landlords who keep their apartments empty as a dirty tactic to end affordable housing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Agustina Candelario, 69, is the “quinceañera” of the group. She used to work at travel agencies before retiring and being diagnosed with diabetes. (Photo by Maritza Villela via El Diario)

Will a Beloved Senior Center Close?

Manhattan, Seniors, Women October 18, 2016 at 2:06 pm

A group of immigrant senior women in Washington Heights expressed worry about how the possible closing of the ARC XVI Fort Washington Senior Center will affect their lives, El Diario/La Prensa reports.


‘Sour Sweet Bitter Spicy’ at MOCA

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Video October 13, 2016 at 4:39 pm

“Sour Sweet Bitter Spicy,” a new exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America, looks at the intertwining of Chinese food and identity in the U.S., reports SinoVision.

Manhattan Way to Kung Fu

Manhattan Way to Kung Fu

East Asian, Featured Posts, Jewish, Manhattan, Sports, Video October 12, 2016 at 6:12 pm

A Jewish kung fu master teaches the martial art in places like a Chinatown park and an assisted-living facility.

(Photo by Mike Hong via Bowery Boogie)

Illuminating Chinatown With Anti-Gentrification Messages

Housing, Manhattan October 11, 2016 at 5:41 pm

The founders of Chinatown Art Brigade, a cultural collective responsible for recent nighttime projections in the neighborhood, speak to Bowery Boogie about their efforts to stop the gentrification of Chinatown.

Members of the Panamanian delegation march to the beat of one their country’s traditional rhythms. (Photo by Víctor Matos via El Diario)

52nd Hispanic Day Parade Caps Heritage Month

Culture, Latino, Manhattan October 11, 2016 at 5:34 pm

The 52nd Hispanic Day Parade was held on Fifth Avenue with former Miss Universe Alicia Machado as grand marshal, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

"Going Hawk" members (l. to r.) Katherine Chann, Helen Eng, Marcella Dear, Norma Chu, with writer and moderator Ava Chin at the Museum of Chinese in America on Sept. 25 (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

‘Ging Hawk’ Women Gather After 50 Years

East Asian, History, Manhattan, New York, Women October 7, 2016 at 11:27 am

Some surviving members of the Chinese women’s social club Ging Hawk talked about their experiences decades ago at the Museum of Chinese in America, Sing Tao Daily reports.

After the memorial service for Pvt. Danny Chen, attendees marched to the stretch of Elizabeth Street that was co-named for the soldier in 2014. (Photo by Wellington Chen)

Remembering Danny Chen, Five Years On

East Asian, Manhattan October 6, 2016 at 4:04 pm

Chinatown residents attended a memorial for Pvt. Danny Chen, held every year since his death while stationed in Afghanistan, reports Downtown Express.

Tong Ren Tang executives and local partners cut the ribbon at the new Manhattan clinic store. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Oldest Chinese Medicine Brand Lands in New York

East Asian, Health, Manhattan, Queens October 4, 2016 at 12:31 pm

Tong Ren Tang, a venerable brand in traditional Chinese medicine for three and half centuries, just opened in two New York City locations, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Protesters outside the meeting chanted in English, Spanish and Cantonese. (Photo by Janaki Chadha in City Limits)

Aiming to Protect Lower Manhattan Residents in Rezoning

Business, Housing, Immigration, Manhattan October 3, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Community Board 3’s Land Use Committee heard from city planners recently, while local residents protested for greater inclusion, City Limits reports.

María, originally from Mexico, has been close to losing the apartment where she has lived for 11 years due to her landlord’s constant harassment and eviction attempts. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Disappearing Housing Affects the Health of El Barrio Residents

Health, Housing, Manhattan September 30, 2016 at 12:50 pm

The quick disappearance of affordable housing in East Harlem has a negative impact on the general well-being of its residents, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Héctor Calderón via Diario de México)

Protesters Mark 2nd Anniversary of Ayotzinapa

Manhattan, Mexican September 27, 2016 at 4:01 pm

A group of mostly Mexican protesters in Times Square and the U.N. commemorated the second anniversary of the disappearance of the 43 students, Diario de México USA reports.

On Saturday Sept. 25, a community block party in Chelsea informed residents and others about plans for "The Women's Building." (Photos by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

A Block Party for ‘The Women’s Building’

Manhattan, Women, Youth September 26, 2016 at 5:28 pm

A block party was held to celebrate and publicize the effort to transform the former Bayview Correctional Facility on West 20th Street into The Women’s Center.

Rev. Patricia Singletary, of the Elmendorf Reformed Church and co-chair of the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force, at the open house last week. She voiced her support for “a memorial that respects the past, educates those in the present and offers peace and solace.” (Photo by Emily Dixon via The Uptowner)

What’s Next for the Harlem African Burial Ground

African, History, Manhattan September 26, 2016 at 3:23 pm

As the city initiates the planning process for redeveloping the African Burial Ground in Harlem – formerly a bus depot – these next few months will involve meeting with the local community, reports The Uptowner.