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View of Chinatown from 1925 (Photo from the Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views at the NYPL)

‘Deviant Female Dining’ in Chinese Restaurants

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Women April 5, 2019 at 3:43 pm

At a New-York Historical Society event, Professor Heather Lee described how Chinese restaurants once “provided a space of freedom and possibility for women” in New York, writes West Side Spirit.

Fabiana Rosales speaks to the Venezuelan community at St. Teresa’s Church on March 26. (Photo via NY City Lens)

Venezuelans in NYC Meet with Fabiana Rosales, Wife of Guaidó

Manhattan, South American March 27, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Members of the Venezuelan community in New York felt encouraged by a visit from Fabiana Rosales, reports NY City Lens.

Dancing the Lindy Hop

Dancing the Lindy Hop

Today’s Lindy Hoppers practice their moves at a school in Harlem – and on the streets of NYC.

Algerian protesters in Union Square on Sunday. (Photo via New Morning)

At NYC Algerian Demonstration, a Hope to Return

Immigration, Manhattan, North African March 25, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Between 150 and 200 Algerians gathered on Sunday in Union Square to demand the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and in support of unprecedented anti-government protests back home, French Morning reports.

Sarina Prabasi talks about writing her memoir, 'The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times.' Prabasi had to balance the demands of her nonprofit career, her family and Buunni Coffee, an independent cafe chain she runs with her husband. Her memoir will be released April 9. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

‘The Coffeehouse Resistance’ in Washington Heights

Business, Culture, Immigration, Manhattan March 21, 2019 at 5:53 pm

Sarina Prabasi, the co-owner of a popular coffee shop, shares with The Riverdale Press how the Washington Heights location inspired her forthcoming memoir on her immigrant experience.

BRIC TV

The National Black Theatre Company at 50

Black, Culture, Manhattan, Video March 20, 2019 at 5:05 pm

National Black Theatre Company CEO Sade Lythcott, the daughter of founder Barbara Ann Teer, speaks to BRIC TV about the Harlem institution’s continuing work in using art as activism and empowering communities.

Musical Based on ‘El Cóndor Pasa’ Premieres in NYC

Musical Based on ‘El Cóndor Pasa’ Premieres in NYC

Culture, Latino, Manhattan February 27, 2019 at 3:32 pm

“El Cóndor Pasa Esperanza Andina,” by Peruvian composer and director Dante Valdéz, will premiere at Manhattan’s Skirball Center, Impacto Latino reports.

Venezuelans protesting in Central Park (Photo via Noticia)

Dueling Venezuela Protests Ask For – and Reject – International Help

Manhattan, South American February 26, 2019 at 6:01 pm

On Saturday, members of the Venezuelan community asked the international community to intervene to end the humanitarian crisis back home, while demonstrators at another rally chanted “Hands off Venezuela,” Noticia Long Island and Queens Latino report.

Eddie Palmieri told anecdotes between songs. (Photo by Jesús García via El Diario)

Eddie Palmieri Brings Flavor to Majestic El Teatro Reopening

Culture, Manhattan February 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm

With a lively show, salsa legend Eddie Palmieri reopened the refurbished theater at El Museo del Barrio after a thorough $5 million renovation, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(Photo courtesy of Creole Food Festival)

Changing Perceptions Re Creole Food

Caribbean, Food, Manhattan February 19, 2019 at 1:59 pm

The Haitian Times interviews the organizer of the forthcoming Creole Food Festival.

Sonia Herrera de Burgas at left in background, and Sabrina Rosado at right in foreground. (Photo by José Martinez via El Diario)

The Latin American Hands behind Fashion Week

Business, Labor, Latino, Manhattan, New York February 13, 2019 at 4:33 pm

El Diario La Prensa takes a close look at the Latin American labor and talent in the Garment District that makes Fashion Week possible.

The 2010 Grand st. fire. (Photo via World Journal)

Victims of Grand Street Fire Receive Compensation after Eight Years

East Asian, History, Housing, Manhattan February 7, 2019 at 4:33 pm

After eight years, victims and their families received compensation for the fire that engulfed their homes on Grand Street, World Journal reports.

The bronze statue of Sun Yat-sen was permanently placed in Columbus Park and was named "Sun Yat-sen Square" in that section of the park. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Mayor’s Makeup Gift to Chinatown: A Permanent Home for Sun Yat-sen Statue

East Asian, Manhattan February 6, 2019 at 5:25 pm

Announcement of a resolution of a years-old problem gave Mayor Bill de Blasio an opportunity to make amends with the Chinese community, reports Sing Tao Daily.

NYU's Lipton Dining Hall now fully halal. (Photo from the Islamic Center at NYU via The Villager)

Halal Dining Hall Opens at NYU

Food, Manhattan, Muslim February 6, 2019 at 1:20 pm

NYU has opened its first dining hall to serve entirely halal food, reports The Villager.

Mayada Anjari (Photo by Liz Clayman via West Side Rag)

How a Syrian Refugee’s NYC Dinners Led to a Cookbook

Food, Manhattan, Middle Eastern, Religion February 4, 2019 at 5:33 pm

West Side Rag reports on how the cookbook “The Bread and Salt Between Us” by Mayada Anjari came together with the help of members of an Upper West Side church.

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