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(L-R) Monvelyno and Riva Nyri Precil performing during the I Am Kreyol capsule collection preview. (Photo by Delfine Kernizan via The Haitian Times)

‘I Am Kréyol’ for Haitian Women

Business, Caribbean, Labor, Manhattan, Women April 17, 2018 at 5:36 pm

Joelle Fontaine, the designer behind the I Am Kréyol fashion line, speaks to The Haitian Times about her goal of producing an entire collection in Haiti and creating jobs for women.

Herbert and Virginia Kee at a function of the political club they helped co-found, the United Democratic Organization, in 2015. (Photo via The Villager)

Chinatown Leader Herbert Kee Dies

East Asian, Manhattan, Social Services April 12, 2018 at 3:33 pm

The Villager describes the numerous contributions of Dr. Herbert Kee who, along with his wife Virginia, founded the Chinese-American Planning Council, the largest Asian-American social services organization.

An attendee expressing his joy at the Turban Day celebration of Vaisakhi in Times Square April 7. (Photo by Peter Ferreira via News India Times)

World Record Set at Turban Day

Manhattan, Metro Area, Queens April 11, 2018 at 4:34 pm

Turban Day is one of several events held in the New York metro area in April to celebrate the Vaisakhi festival, which marks the founding of the Sikh faith, writes News India Times.

The Escuela de Mariachi Angeles de NY at the Consulate General Of Hungary in New York in February (Photo via Facebook)

School Keeps Mariachi Tradition Alive in New York

Culture, Manhattan, Mexican, New York, Youth April 11, 2018 at 11:47 am

Founded in East Harlem in 2016, the Escuela de Mariachi Ángeles de NY teaches mariachi to children as young as 6, Diario de México USA reports.

Everyday Chinatown

Sharing ’Everyday Chinatown’ Stories

East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan, Video April 10, 2018 at 5:34 pm

Everyday objects accompanied by stories from Chinese immigrant families are on display in select Chinatown stores as part of a THINK!CHINATOWN project, reports SinoVision English Channel.

Guatemalan immigrant Aura Hernández with her children, Camila and Daniel, in the Upper West Side church Fourth Universalist Society. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘I’m No Fugitive,’ Says 2nd Immigrant Refugee in Manhattan Church

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan, Religion April 2, 2018 at 5:41 pm

Aura Hernández, the second Guatemalan mother who has sought refuge in a Manhattan church fearing deportation, says she was abused by a Border Patrol officer and vows to resist ICE, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Thai-inspired ice cream rolls at 10Below (Screen shot via SinoVision video)

10Below in ‘My Town, Chinatown’

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Video March 27, 2018 at 5:26 pm

A Thai-inspired ice cream shop is one of the Chinatown businesses profiled in “My Town, Chinatown,” a “first of its kind” series from SinoVision.

Amanda Morales (Photo by Marisa Scheinfeld via The Forward)

Finding Refuge, 75 Years Ago, and Today

History, Immigration, Jewish, Latino, Manhattan March 26, 2018 at 5:03 pm

The Forward tells the story of refugees in Washington Heights – from 75 years ago to the present day.

‘Saturday Chinese’ in Chinatown

‘Saturday Chinese’ in Chinatown

Culture, East Asian, Education, Manhattan, Video, Youth March 26, 2018 at 4:19 pm

Get a glimpse inside a Chinese language school for children in Chinatown through a series produced by SinoVision.

Manhattan Borough Presdient Gale Brewer with Congressman Adriano Espaillat on March 18. (Screen shot from video by Sherry Mazzocchi and Michael Scully via Manhattan Times)

Espaillat’s Walking Tour of Inwood

Business, Housing, Manhattan, Real Estate March 23, 2018 at 3:21 pm

Inwood resident Congressman Adriano Espaillat gave a walking tour of the area on March 18, pointing out lots that could be developed for affordable housing, reports Manhattan Times.

P.S. 15 Roberto Clemente is one of the District 1 schools that met enrollment targets under a new diversity plan. (Photo by Christine Veiga via Chalkbeat)

Initial Progress on NYC Schools Diversity Plan?

Education, Manhattan March 23, 2018 at 2:52 pm

Chalkbeat reports on early indications that a school diversity plan for NYC’s District 1 is working.

Patrick Charpenel leads El Museo del Barrio’s renovation and new path. (Photo by Jesús García via El Diario)

El Museo del Barrio Reinvents Itself

Culture, Latino, Manhattan March 22, 2018 at 5:31 pm

In an interview with El Diario/La Prensa, Patrick Charpenel, the new director of El Museo del Barrio, which will turn 50 next year, lays out his ambitious plans.

Archbishop Demetrios, honoree and Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at the event celebrating Greek Independence at Gracie Mansion. (Photo by Costas Bej via The National Herald

Celebrating Greek Independence at Gracie Mansion

Manhattan, Western European March 22, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted a celebration of Greek Independence Day at Gracie Mansion, The National Herald reports.

Greek-American Community’s New York Rally for Macedonia. (Photo by Costas Bej/The National Herald)

A Greek Rally for ‘Macedonia’

Eastern European, Manhattan March 20, 2018 at 3:59 pm

At a demonstration in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Greeks asserted that the name of “Macedonia” belongs to the northern region of Greece, reports The National Herald.

Health Commissioner Mary T. Bassett (in pink top) and other officials at the ribbon cutting on March 15 for the Chelsea sexual health clinic. (Photo by Duncan Osborne via Gay City News)

Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic Reopens

Health, Manhattan March 19, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Gay City News reports on the reopening of the Chelsea sexual health clinic.