A design by Yvonne Jewnell (Photo by Ken Watson)

‘Female as Warrior’ – Fashions from a Young Black Designer

Black, Business, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, New York February 22, 2017 at 2:14 pm

From cowry shells to combat fatigues, fashions from young designer Yvonne Jewnell celebrate the strength of women of color.

Participants in a silent march memorializing Japanese-American imprisonment during World War II, many of them survivors, gather in front of the Japanese-American United Church on Seventh Avenue. (Photo by Nomin  Ujiyediin for Voices of NY)

Japanese-Americans Mark WWII Internment Order

Featured Posts, Government, History, Manhattan, Video February 20, 2017 at 9:44 pm

A silent march, a series of speakers and an exhibit and performances marked the 75th anniversary of FDR’s executive order which resulted in the internment of 100,000 Japanese Americans on the West Coast during World War II.

Boots by Luiseño and Shoshone-Bannock designer, Jaime Okuma, are displayed at the National Museum of the American Indian. (Photo by Alejandra O'Connell for Voices of NY)

‘Native Fashion Now’ Comes to NYC

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Native American February 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

A collection of nearly 70 pieces by Native American designers is on display at the Museum of the American Indian until Sept. 4.

Bills Perkins (Photo via Amsterdam News)

A Winner for 9th Council District Seat, for Now

Elections 2017, Government, Manhattan, Politics February 15, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Bill Perkins, who served on the City Council from 1998-2005, handily won a special election for the 9th district seat. But he’ll have to run again in the primary, reports Amsterdam News.

B&H warehouse employees protest outside the store's Ninth Avenue location in Manhattan. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin for Voices of NY)

B&H Workers Protest Electronics Store’s Move to New Jersey

Labor, Latino, Manhattan February 13, 2017 at 1:56 pm

B&H Photo Video warehouse workers and their supporters rallied on Feb. 12 to protest the company’s plans to relocate the warehouse to New Jersey.

Chinatown Art to Bridge Generation Gaps?

Chinatown Art to Bridge Generation Gaps?

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Video February 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Inspired by the stories she collected of Chinatown residents, Wing on Wo & Co.’s artist-in-residence created an installation she hopes will help bridge the gap between generations, reports SinoVision English Channel.

Brandi Concepción talks about her gender-affirming surgery at the Metropolitan Hospital’s LGBTQ Health Center in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latina Transgender Talks About Her Transformation

Latino, LGBTQ, Manhattan February 7, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Brandi Concepción, from Puerto Rico, will be the first person to undergo a gender-affirming surgery at a public hospital in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez, center, announcing the bill. To his immediate left is state senator Marisol Alcántara, and to her left is Assembly member Carmen de la Rosa. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Rodriguez Urges Curbs on Hookah Sales

Government, Health, Latino, Manhattan, Youth February 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Legislators from Northern Manhattan are supporting a new NYC bill to curb hookah use and sales, Manhattan Times reports.

Hyong Nam Ahn in front of "Lonely Heart" (Photo by Munyoung Cho for Voices of NY)

Korean Artist’s ‘Finding Dignity’ on Exhibit

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan February 6, 2017 at 3:29 pm

How humans cope with information and conflict are questions that motivate Korean artist Hyong Nam Ahn, some of whose works comprise the exhibit “Finding Dignity” at the Korea Society in New York.

Example of stained glass design by Sara Ouhaddou (Courtesy of Washington St. Historical Society)

Little Syria’s Writers to be Memorialized

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Middle Eastern January 30, 2017 at 3:38 pm

Plans for a public art commemoration of the writers of Little Syria in lower Manhattan were approved on Jan. 25.

Adriano Espaillat, Democratic congressman for New York’s 13th District. (Photo via El Diario)

Upper Manhattan Celebrates Espaillat’s Swearing-In

Dominican, Latino, Manhattan January 30, 2017 at 2:46 pm

Adriano Espaillat, the first Dominican congressman in U.S. history, celebrated his swearing-in with crowds in his Upper Manhattan district, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The priests and parishioners of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians celebrate the Epiphany in Battery Park with a Blessing of the Waters and a plunge for the Holy Cross. (Image via video from The National Herald)

A Plunge for the Epiphany at Battery Park

Manhattan, Religion January 23, 2017 at 1:43 pm

The congregation of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians in America commemorated the Epiphany with a procession and a retrieval of the Holy Cross at the southern tip of Manhattan, reports The National Herald.

The Clemente Cultural Center (Photo via The Lo-Down)

More Changes at Clemente on LES

Culture, Latino, Manhattan January 19, 2017 at 2:37 pm

The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center is getting a new executive director, in addition to continued renovations, reports The Lo-Down.

Photos documenting substandard living conditions and construction harassment in Chinatown. (Photo by Betty Yu via The Villager)

Chinatown ‘Resilience / Resistance’ at Pearl River Mart

East Asian, Housing, Manhattan January 19, 2017 at 2:15 pm

The multimedia exhibition “Resilience / Resistance,” which runs through Jan. 22, examines the effects of displacement and gentrification through the works and stories of Chinatown residents, reports The Villager.

Artist Cecilia Villar-Eljuri is one of the organizers at the Women’s March on New York. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Latinas Get Ready for Women’s March on NYC

Latino, Manhattan, Women January 18, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Many Latinas will be front and center at the historic New York demonstration against President Trump in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, El Diario/La Prensa reports.