Manhattan

A New LGBTQ “Haven”

A New LGBTQ “Haven”

LGBTQ, Manhattan, Social Services September 21, 2017 at 4:18 pm

The Uptowner reports on the Dominican Women’s Development Center new location for its programs to help LGBTQ clients.

Harlem Council of Elders members volunteer to read to students. (Photo by Council of Elders/Joe Rogers, Jr. via Chalkbeat)

Elders Speak Up for Harlem Schools

Education, Manhattan, Seniors September 20, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Members of the Harlem Council of Elders speak to Chalkbeat about their primary cause in their mission to improve schools and educational opportunities in the neighborhood.

Amanda Morales-Guerra, with her son David, at Holyrood Church, has spent one month in sanctuary to request a solution to her immigration situation. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Guatemalan Mother Spends 1st Month in Church ‘Living in Agony’

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan September 19, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Guatemalan mother Amanda Morales-Guerra has lived for the past month with her three children in a Washington Heights church as ICE continues to refuse to reopen her case, El Diario/La Prensa reports.   

The Statue of Confucius Speaks

The Statue of Confucius Speaks

East Asian, Manhattan, Video September 19, 2017 at 4:14 pm

The Talking Statues art project gives a voice to statues like Confucius in Chinatown. SinoVision English Channel speaks to the man behind the voice, Chinatown native Geoff Lee.

(Photo by Hozircha Shu via Forum Daily)

Uzbek Independence Day in NYC

Asian, Manhattan September 18, 2017 at 4:24 pm

Uzbekistan Independence Day was marked in Lower Manhattan on Sept. 2, Forum Daily reports.

Jean Lau Chin presented "New York City Chinatown Chinese: Narratives of a Village and Community (Volume II)" at a book signing event in Chinatown. (Photo via World Journal)

Book Presents Oral History of Chinatown

East Asian, History, Manhattan September 15, 2017 at 12:25 pm

In her book “New York City Chinatown Chinese: Narratives of a Village and Community (Volume II),” Professor Jean Lau Chin gathered the stories of an earlier generation of Chinese immigrants, including those of “paper sons,” reports World Journal.

Liza Jessie Peterson (Photo by Ani Berberian via Amsterdam News)

A Drama on ‘America’s Most Urgent Human Rights Crisis’

Criminal Justice, Culture, Manhattan September 8, 2017 at 4:51 pm

A one-woman show about mass incarceration opens Sept. 13 at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, reports Amsterdam News.

When Cambodian Refugees Came to the Bronx

When Cambodian Refugees Came to the Bronx

Asian, Bronx, Business, Immigration, Manhattan, Southeast Asian, Video September 6, 2017 at 3:47 pm

This month’s episode of CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” takes a look at the story of Cambodian refugees who arrived in the Bronx in the 1980s, the history of jazz music in Asian countries, acid attack survivor Monica Singh, and the ordeal endured by the Chinese owners of Abacus Bank.

On August 9, 2017, volunteers and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
did an outreach event to help preserve the Yiddish Theater Walk of Fame. (Photo by GVSHP, Creative Commons license)

The Future of the Yiddish Theatre Walk of Fame

Culture, Jewish, Manhattan September 6, 2017 at 3:42 pm

Tablet reports on efforts to preserve the Yiddish Theatre Walk of Fame on the Lower East Side.

Hundreds Rally Against DACA Decision at Trump Tower

Hundreds Rally Against DACA Decision at Trump Tower

Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, Video, Youth September 5, 2017 at 8:53 pm

At a protest against the president’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, many said they will continue to fight for permanent immigration reform.

El Barrio residents discuss the election of a new District 8 council member. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

District 8 Residents Call for More Protections for the Poor

Elections 2017, Manhattan September 5, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Ahead of the primary election, the residents of the area comprising East Harlem and the South Bronx are hoping that the new council member will protect tenants and small business owners, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Wilfredo Benítez of the Latino/Hispanic Ministries of the Episcopal Church photographed Morales-Guerra as she held her son. “I see Mary and the Christ child in this image,” he said. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Request Denied for Immigrant Living in Manhattan Church

Immigration, Manhattan, Religion August 31, 2017 at 3:44 pm

Amanda Morales-Guerra’s request for asylum has been denied, reports Manhattan Times. The Guatemalan immigrant found refuge in an Upper Manhattan church.

Congressman Espaillat stands in front of Duarte’s statue in Lower Manhattan.

Dominicans Defend Statue of Founding Father

Dominican, Manhattan August 28, 2017 at 3:09 pm

Dominican politicians and community leaders stood up in defense of the statue of founding father Juan Pablo Duarte in Lower Manhattan, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

The City Planning Commission, rightly expecting a large turnout for the East Harlem rezoning hearing, met at 1 Centre Street instead of their usual location.
(Photo by Abigail Savitch-Lew via City Limits)

East Harlem Rezoning Plan: Still Not Good Enough, Say Residents

Housing, Manhattan August 24, 2017 at 5:20 pm

The city’s plan to rezone East Harlem was revised with lower maximum building heights, but residents still strongly oppose the measure, City Limits reports.

City Council member Mark Levine (at podium) with Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito at left and Congressman Adriano Espaillat at right. The statue of Sims is visible in the rear. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Urging Removal of a Symbol of Hate

African American, Black, History, Manhattan August 23, 2017 at 5:30 pm

New York leaders urged removal of a statue honoring a Southern physician who performed surgical experiments on Black women, Manhattan Times reports.