Manhattan

Boricua Pride, and a New Currency, at Loisaida Fest

Boricua Pride, and a New Currency, at Loisaida Fest

The Loisaida Festival on Sunday drew crowds, including some who were waiting to learn about and obtain a new community currency, the Puerto Rican peso, part of a project called Valor y Cambio.

NYU College of Dentistry (Photo by Heejeong Yu for voices of NY)

Korean Dentist at NYUCD: ‘I was discriminated against’

East Asian, Manhattan May 23, 2019 at 3:27 pm

A Korean-American dentist is suing NYU College of Dentistry over its hiring and promotion practices. She speaks to The Korea Daily.

Visiting nurse in tenement yard, circa 1912. Photo by Jessie Tarbox Beals (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives)

‘The Lung Block’ – Disrupting the Narrative of Italian Immigrants

How genealogical research on an Italian ancestor resulted in a re-evaluation of immigrant history in a square block of Lower Manhattan.

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A Cuban Artist’s Take on Identity

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan May 3, 2019 at 5:10 pm

Cuban-born artist Armando Mariño has a solo show in Harlem that explores themes of identity, gender and acceptance.

A scene from "Refuge." Left to right: Eshref Durmishi and Ilire Vinca of Teatri Oda, Perri Yaniv and Becca Schneider of Blessed Unrest. (Photo by Maria Baranova)

A Little-Known Story: ‘Refuge’

The theater companies Blessed Unrest and Teatri Oda tell the story of Eastern European Jews being taken in by Albanians during WWII.

Dozens of Venezuelans protest in front of the Venezuela consulate in New York. (Photo by Ramón Frisneda via El Diario)

Dozens of Venezuelans Support Caracas Protest at New York Consulate

Manhattan, South American May 1, 2019 at 5:34 pm

As turmoil engulfed Caracas on Tuesday, dozens of Venezuelan New Yorkers protested against the Maduro government in front of the Manhattan consulate, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Three years after a fire nearly destroyed it on Easter Sunday, the Cathedral of St. Sava may soon have a new roof. (Photo via NY City Lens)

Rebuilding a Serbian Church After an Easter Fire

Eastern European, Manhattan, Religion April 30, 2019 at 2:52 pm

During the week of Easter, members of the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava expressed hope that reconstruction efforts on the church can start in May after it burned down in an Easter fire three years ago, writes NY City Lens.

Students from Kenya performed “Jambo" at the International Festival of Language and Culture in NYC on April 27. (Photo by Orhan Akkurt for Voices of NY)

‘International Festival of Language and Culture’ Comes to NYC

Culture, Manhattan April 29, 2019 at 6:15 pm

The International Festival of Language and Culture held its 17th annual event in NYC on Saturday.

Hispanic Fulton Houses residents weigh in on the mayor’s plan to tear down and rebuild some buildings. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYCHA Residents Wary of Chelsea Private Rebuilding Plans

Housing, Manhattan April 26, 2019 at 4:49 pm

Plans to demolish part of NYCHA’s Fulton Houses in Chelsea to build new housing with private investment has longtime Hispanic residents worried about displacement, El Diario La Prensa reports.

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Opinion: A Tale of Two Cities, One in Chinatown

Culture, Manhattan, Opinion April 19, 2019 at 1:34 pm

A Sing Tao commentary contrasts the cultural allure of Hudson Yards and other prosperous entities to Chinatown, just miles away, still awaiting a performance center.

Chinese railroad workers (Photo courtesy of MOCA via World Journal)

MOCA Program Highlights Chinese Railroad Workers

East Asian, History, Manhattan April 17, 2019 at 5:34 pm

To mark the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, the Museum of Chinese in America is organizing a 15,000-mile run with 1,500 runners and gathering 150 immigrant stories, reports World Journal.

El Taller Latino Americano director Bernardo Palombo teaching a workshop. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

El Taller Latino Americano Celebrates 40 Years with New Green Building

Culture, Latino, Manhattan April 16, 2019 at 4:19 pm

As it celebrates its 40th anniversary, El Barrio cultural organization El Taller Latino Americano will relocate to an abandoned NYCHA site that will be transformed into a “green space,” El Diario La Prensa reports.

The current Manhattan Detention Center, which would be replaced by the land jail. (Photo by Beyond my Ken, via Wikimedia)

Opinion: Why Was a Community Meeting on the Chinatown Jail Closed to the Media?

Criminal Justice, East Asian, Manhattan, Opinion April 15, 2019 at 5:14 pm

A Sing Tao Daily opinion piece takes the city to task for excluding the media from community conversations about plans for the new Chinatown jail.

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‘Hope of Another Possible World’ on Display

Culture, Immigration, Latino, Manhattan April 12, 2019 at 4:01 pm

Francisco Donoso and Maria De Los Angeles, both DACA recipients, explore themes of place and immigration in their work, on display in an Upper East Side exhibit through April 18, reports Our Town Downtown.

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First Synagogue Recognized in Lower Manhattan

History, Jewish, Manhattan April 10, 2019 at 5:16 pm

A street in Lower Manhattan has been co-named “Mill Street Synagogue/Seixas Way” in honor of the first synagogue in the U.S., founded by a congregation of Spanish and Portuguese origin, reports The Broadsheet.