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Second Year for Nepal Day Parade in NYC

Second Year for Nepal Day Parade in NYC

Featured Posts, Manhattan, South Asian, Traditions May 22, 2017 at 5:37 pm

More than 5,000 Nepalese were estimated to have taken part on May 21 in the Nepal Day Parade, only the second year the parade has been held, in NYC.

A Former LES Gang Member Reflects

A Former LES Gang Member Reflects

East Asian, Manhattan, Video May 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In the short documentary “Excuse My Gangsta Ways,” Davina Wan recalls her life in a Lower East Side gang from what led her to join it, to the event that pushed her to leave it behind.

Lydia Pacheco, a 61-year-old Puerto Rican who suffers from anxiety attacks, is concerned about the possible closing of the Roberto Clemente Center in the Lower East Side. (Photo by Pedro Frisneda via El Diario)

LES Community Clinic Fights to Survive

Health, Latino, Manhattan May 12, 2017 at 5:04 pm

The 35-year-old Roberto Clemente Center, on the Lower East Side, does not have enough personnel to serve its mostly Hispanic patients, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Shuhan Yu via World Journal)

Chinatown Angered by Parking Placard Abuse

Manhattan, Police May 11, 2017 at 5:31 pm

After a police crackdown on placard abuse in Chinatown, the private cars of city employees with parking placards have reemerged in public parking spaces to the ire of business owners, reports World Journal.

Preparing for Second Nepal Day Parade

Preparing for Second Nepal Day Parade

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian, Traditions May 11, 2017 at 4:45 pm

The Nepalese community is preparing for the May 21 Nepal Day Parade, the second year the community will gather in Manhattan to mark the day, Everest Times and Nepalaya report.

(Screen shot from Theatre of the Oppressed NYC video)

Fifth ‘Legislative Festival’ of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC

BRIC TV talks to members of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC about their current “Legislative Fest.”

The cast of Old New Year (Photo by Marina Levitskaya via Tablet)

‘Lost & Found’ Stages Russian-Jewish-American Stories

Culture, Eastern European, Jewish, Manhattan May 10, 2017 at 2:53 pm

The Lost & Found Project stages theatrical shows based on the stories of Russian-Jewish-Americans. Tablet takes a look at its latest play, “Old New Year,” which runs through May 13.

(Photo via France-Amérique)

Cheering France’s Election Returns, in NYC

Manhattan, Politics, Western European May 9, 2017 at 12:34 pm

France-Amérique reports on a “watch party” where supporters of Emmanuel Macron were cheered by Sunday’s runoff results.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance (second from right) at the event announcing the distribution of nearly $12 million to service organizations that help vulnerable and at risk populations who have been victims of crime. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

DA Vance Helping Those Who Help Most Vulnerable

Immigration, Manhattan, Social Services May 8, 2017 at 4:38 pm

The Criminal Justice Investment Initiative will distribute nearly $12 million to organizations in NYC that work with at-risk victims of crime, Manhattan Times reports.

A band of Dhol Tasha Lezhim artists performed (Photo via News India Times)

Indian States Celebrated in Times Square

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian May 3, 2017 at 5:08 pm

Drumming and dance performances, as well as workshops, brought together the cultures of the Indian states of Maharashtra and Gujarat at an event in Times Square, report News India Times and The American Bazaar.

Kehila Kenosha Janina at 280 Broome St. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Remembering Greek Jews Who Perished

History, Jewish, Manhattan, Western European May 1, 2017 at 5:29 pm

At Kehila Kedosha Janina on the Lower East Side, the deaths during the Holocaust of almost all the Jews from Ioannina were remembered, and one survivor who recently penned a memoir spoke, The National Herald reports.

Helping the Homeless Ages 21 to 24

Helping the Homeless Ages 21 to 24

Housing, LGBTQ, Manhattan April 28, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Homeless advocates worried that there aren’t enough beds for the homeless aged 21-24 held a rally at City Hall on April 26, reports Gay City News.

Video by Stephanie Daniel

In East Harlem, Kids Go on ‘Concrete Safaris’

Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan, Video, Youth April 27, 2017 at 3:42 pm

Kids in East Harlem are gardening and doing other outdoor activities as part of a program offered by Concrete Safaris in collaboration with the Department of Health and the local Neighborhood Health Action Center.

Some of the members of Lavender Light (Screen shot via NY City Lens video)

Can NYC’s First Black, Gay Gospel Choir Survive?

Black, Culture, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Religion April 24, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Founded in 1985, Lavender Light hopes to continue spreading its message of diversity and acceptance, reports NY City Lens.

The Haitian Times

A Dream Realized for Haitian Dancer at Dance Theatre of Harlem

Caribbean, Culture, Manhattan April 24, 2017 at 3:24 pm

The Haitian Times profiles Haitian ballet dancer, Sanford Placide, for whom performing with the Dance Theatre of Harlem holds particular significance.