Manhattan

Julissa Arce speaks at Strand Bookstore in New York after her interview with El Diario. (Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

Secrets of an Undocumented Wall Street Executive

Immigration, Latino, Manhattan September 23, 2016 at 10:24 pm

Former undocumented immigrant and Wall Street executive Julissa Arce encouraged Latinos to vote as she presented her memoir “My (Underground) American Dream,” El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Gilbert Cruz (left) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Photo by C. Vivar via Manhattan Times)

A Conversation with Lin-Manuel Miranda

Culture, Latino, Manhattan September 22, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Lin-Manuel Miranda speaks to New York Times TV Editor Gilbert Cruz about his work and why some Latinos related more to “In the Heights” over “Hamilton,” in a panel held to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, reports Manhattan Times.

Franco “the Great” Gaskin’s piece promotes education equality for all people, according to the Not A Crime campaign’s website. (Photo by  Kylee Tsuru via The Uptowner)

Education is #NotACrime Murals in Harlem

Asian, Education, Manhattan September 20, 2016 at 3:34 pm

In time for the UN General Assembly, murals in Harlem make up part of Not A Crime, a global campaign that strives for education equality for the Bahá’ís, a religious minority in Iran, reports The Uptowner.

Employees of the Selena Rosa Mexicana restaurant announce the agreement they reached with the Rosa Mexicano restaurant to avoid closing and leaving 40 Latinos unemployed. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mexican Restaurant Reaches Agreement on Name Rights

Business, Food, Manhattan, Mexican September 20, 2016 at 12:23 pm

Small Manhattan restaurant Selena Rosa Mexicana reached an agreement with the Rosa Mexicano conglomerate, which sued for naming rights and put 40 jobs in jeopardy, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Ana Carina Castillo via Diario de México)

Mexicans Paint Manhattan Red, White and Green

Culture, Manhattan, Metro Area September 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Hundreds of Mexicans living in the Big Apple celebrated their culture as they gathered to celebrate the 206th anniversary of Mexico’s Declaration of Independence in Manhattan, Diario de México reports.

Workforce1 Career Center ribbon-cutting ceremony with, from left to right, Council member Ydanis Rodríguez, Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks, Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop, Robin Hood Foundation President Reynold Levy

First City-Run Career Center for Immigrants Opens

Labor, Manhattan September 16, 2016 at 2:02 pm

The Workforce1 Career Center in Washington Heights will offer customized classes and resources aimed at foreign-born job seekers, such as ESL support and workshops on the American workplace, reports Manhattan Times.

Yuh-Line Niou visiting Open Door Senior Center to thank her supporters (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Votes Key to Niou’s Victory  

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics September 16, 2016 at 12:06 pm

[Editor’s note: After Yuh-Line Niou won the primary election in Assembly District 65, Sing Tao Daily examines the votes the six candidates received in the Chinatown poll sites and concluded that now voters in Chinatown are statistically significant enough to send a candidate to a public office alone. The dataRead More

Yuh-Line Niou hugs a supporter at her victory party (Photo via World Journal)

Niou Wins Despite Dilution of Chinese Votes

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics September 14, 2016 at 11:20 pm

The victory of Yuh-Line Niou in the Democratic primary race in the 65th district for the Assembly seat long held by Sheldon Silver, shows that Chinese candidates are not only able to get the support of the majority of Chinese voters but also are able to rally voters from diverse communities, writes World Journal.

Feast of San Gennaro in 2015 (Image via Voices of NY video)

On Little Italy and the Feast of San Gennaro

Culture, Immigration, Manhattan, Western European September 14, 2016 at 6:36 pm

Little Italy resident John Fratta speaks to Our Town about the Feast of San Gennaro, celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, as well as on growing up in Little Italy and the relationship between Italians in the neighborhood and the Chinese in Chinatown.

(Photo by Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons license)

In Chinatown, Surprising Support for Trump from New Immigrants

Asian, East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan, New York, Politics September 14, 2016 at 2:36 pm

In City LImits, Sing Tao Daily reporter Rong Xiaoqing writes about the surprising support for Donald Trump among recent Chinese immigrants in Chinatown.

A monthly demonstration is held by Mexicans in front of their country’s consulate in Manhattan. (Photo by Mexican American Photography via Queens Latino)

Mexicans in NYC Protest against Their Country’s Government

Manhattan, Mexican September 7, 2016 at 1:22 pm

Mexican activists stage monthly protests against their “corrupted and criminal” native country’s government in front of the Mexican consulate, Queens Latino reports.

Competing campaign flyers on a storefront window in Chinatown. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Assembly District 65 Candidates Wooing Voters with Tricks

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics September 2, 2016 at 6:02 pm

The competition for Sheldon Silver’s seat in lower Manhattan is strong, and some candidates are resorting to questionable tactics, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Catalina Santiago is arrested by police outside of Trump Tower.

Labor Activists Arrested at Trump Tower

Movimiento Cosecha protested in front of Trump Tower on August 3, saying that undocumented immigrant labor held build the

DUSA Volunteers registering voters in Upper Manhattan. (Photo via El Diario)

Turning Dominican Growth Into Votes

Bronx, Dominican, Latino, Manhattan, New York, Politics August 30, 2016 at 5:29 pm

New York-based Dominican community organization Dominicanos USA (DUSA) have registered 100,000 new voters in the East Coast, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Pakistan Day Celebrated

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, South Asian, Voices' Picks August 29, 2016 at 4:49 pm

Pakistani dignitaries were among the many celebrating Pakistan Independence Day at a parade August 28 in Manhattan.