Manhattan

Diana Ayala chats with seniors living in her district. (Photo via El Diario)

Meet Diana Ayala, Running for Mark-Viverito’s Seat

Bronx, Elections 2017, Latino, Manhattan, Women June 22, 2017 at 5:39 pm

El Diario interviews Puerto Rico-born Diana Ayala, who is running in the Democratic primary for the mostly-Latino 8th District, currently represented by Council member Melissa Mark-Viverito.

(Screen shot from "East Harlemites talk Rezoning")

A Confusing ‘No’ Vote on East Harlem Rezoning

Latino, Manhattan June 22, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Amid chaos and opposition, the city’s plan for rezoning East Harlem was voted down by Community Board 11, with the condition that task force recommendations be adopted. For some, the voting process raised questions, and they remain worried about the changing face of El Barrio, and its affordability in the future, reports City Limits.

The West 88th Street entrance of B'nai Jeshurun (Photo by Jim Henderson via Wikimedia Commons)

B’nai Jeshurun to Conduct Interfaith Weddings

Jewish, Manhattan June 21, 2017 at 5:32 pm

B’nai Jeshurun, described as an influential and post-denominational synagogue, announced it will start to perform interfaith weddings between Jews and non-Jews in response to demographic changes, report The Forward and The Jewish Week.

(Photo by Lambert Parong/ Kababayan Media via The FilAm)

Jose Antonio Vargas Considered Moving to Canada

Immigration, Manhattan, Southeast Asian June 20, 2017 at 5:03 pm

At a Know Your Rights forum in Manhattan, Jose Antonio Vargas revealed that he had thought about moving to Canada until he received a call from Nancy Pelosi, reports The FilAm.

Cynthia Koo (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Dim Sum Stories Told Through Cartoon Illustrations

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan June 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Cynthia Koo came up with the idea of turning dim sum dishes into cartoon characters while eating in her father’s restaurant, writes World Journal. She now runs the successful online business Wonton In A Million.

Chee Seok Hwang, in front of her reproduction of "King Cheoljong's Royal Wedding Procession." (Photo by Kyeongmin Park for Voices of NY)

Recreating Korea’s Royal Court Paintings

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, History, Manhattan June 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Meticulously drawn reproductions of Royal Court Paintings of the Joseon dynasty are on view at the Korean Cultural Center.

Hunter Students Call for an Asian American Studies Department

Hunter Students Call for an Asian American Studies Department

Asian, Education, Manhattan, Video June 14, 2017 at 1:12 pm

SinoVision English Channel takes a look at efforts to establish an Asian American Studies department at Hunter College where 30 percent of the student body is Asian American.

(Photo by Christian Miles via Gay City News)

Protesting the Anti-Gay Crackdown in Chechnya and Indonesia

Eastern European, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Southeast Asian June 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm

In separate protests organized by Rise and Resist, demonstrators spoke out against the government crackdown on gay men in Chechnya and Indonesia, reports Gay City News.

US Pinoys for Good Governance protest by the UN (Screen shot via Balitang American video)

Filipino Group Rallies Over Sea Dispute

Asian, Manhattan, Southeast Asian June 13, 2017 at 1:45 pm

On Philippine Independence Day, members of US Pinoys for Good Governance rallied outside the UN calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to uphold a ruling in favor of the Philippines over the South China Sea dispute.

The new Dominican studies program will be a natural for City College, which houses  The Dominican Studies Institute, founded in 1992. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

A New Dominican Studies Masters at CUNY

Dominican, Education, Manhattan June 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm

A new Dominican studies masters program will be offered by the City College of the City University of New York, Manhattan Times reports.

Students performing Alertez! (Photo via France-Amérique)

Students Perform a Play About Refugees

Brooklyn, Communities, Culture, Manhattan, Youth June 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm

France-Amérique reports on a play created and performed by students at a Brooklyn school that dramatizes the plight of refugees.

Imam Al-Hajj Talib Abdur-Rashid (Photo provided to Amsterdam News)

A Harlem Imam from the South Bronx

African American, Manhattan, Muslim June 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm

In an interview with Amsterdam News, Imam Al-Hajj Talib Abdur-Rashid of the Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood in Harlem describes how the “Autobiography of Malcolm X” and other texts led him to become a Muslim.

The mural, almost finished. (Photo provided to El Diario by the Loisaida Center)

Restoration of LES Mural Honors the Struggle of Immigrants

Culture, Immigration, Manhattan, Puerto Rican June 7, 2017 at 1:25 pm

The restoration of a 30-year-old mural seeks to link the Lower East Side Puerto Rican arts movement in the 1980s with the current immigrant struggle, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

135th Street during Harlem Week 2016 (Photo by j-No, Creative Commons license)

Harlem Week to Highlight Immigrant Communities

Culture, Immigration, Manhattan June 7, 2017 at 11:25 am

This theme for this year’s monthlong Harlem Week will be “Harlem: Home of Immigrants – Honoring New York’s International Diversity,” reports Amsterdam News.

Artwork by Philip Tsiaras. (Photo courtesy of the artist, via The National Herald)

Exhibit of Works by Greek Artists ‘On Paper’ Opens

Culture, Manhattan, Western European June 6, 2017 at 2:25 pm

“On Paper,” an exhibit of works by 20 Greek and Greek-American artists, opened on West 28th Street, reports The National Herald.