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Many who attended the town hall held signs of opposition to the proposed jail, which would straddle the Civic Center and Chinatown. (Photo by Carl Glassman via Tribeca Trib)

Anger Boils Over at Town Hall on Chinatown Jail Plan

East Asian, Government, Manhattan September 17, 2018 at 2:20 pm

A town hall meeting for city officials to explain plans to build a new jail by Chinatown “quickly descended into a shoutfest,” reports Tribeca Trib.

Curator Carmen Ramos explains a portion of the exhibit, which features 10 Latino artists. (Photo by Jesús García via El Diario)

El Museo del Barrio Reopens with a Message on Latinx Power

Culture, Latino, Manhattan September 17, 2018 at 2:08 pm

Approaching its 50th anniversary and after a year closed for renovations, El Museo del Barrio reopens with a Liliana Porter retrospective and a photo exhibit, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

First Chinese Baptist Church

Chinatown Church Marks 92 Years

East Asian, Manhattan, Religion, Video September 6, 2018 at 4:15 pm

SinoVision English Channel visits the First Chinese Baptist Church, founded 92 years ago in response to Chinatown gang violence.

Amanda Morales, a Guatemalan mother, took shelter in a Washington Heights church a year ago. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Guatemalan Immigrant Has Been Sheltered in NYC Church for a Year

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan August 31, 2018 at 3:17 pm

For the past year, Amanda Morales has lived in a church in Washington Heights with her U.S.-born children to avoid being deported to Guatemala, a harsh step that other immigrants have also taken since then, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Zellnor Y. Myrie, running for the 20th district NYS Senate seat in Brooklyn, was endorsed by the New York Amsterdam News. (Photo from zellnorforstatesenate.com)

AmNews Endorses IDC Opponents

Bronx, Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Manhattan, Queens August 31, 2018 at 2:33 pm

The New York Amsterdam News published its second round of endorsements for the Sept. 13 primary elections.

Manhattan’s First Italian Dual Language Program

Manhattan’s First Italian Dual Language Program

Education, Manhattan, Western European August 28, 2018 at 4:42 pm

An episode of CUNY TV’s “Italics” features two “tiger moms of Italian bilingualism” who speak about starting an Italian dual language program in a Harlem elementary school.

Nova and daughter Amara Felder (Photo provided to Amsterdam News)

A Harlem Teacher and His ‘Outside Classroom’

Black, Education, Manhattan August 28, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Amsterdam News profiles Nova M. Felder, a fixture on 125th Street in Harlem where he raises awareness of African-American history.

‘Little Man, Little Man,’ Baldwin Book Set in Harlem, Reissued

‘Little Man, Little Man,’ Baldwin Book Set in Harlem, Reissued

Culture, Manhattan August 24, 2018 at 5:26 pm

Colorlines reports on the reprinting of James Baldwin’s 1976 book “Little Man, Little Man: a Story of Childhood.”

NYS Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou (holding mic), who represents Chinatown, held an emergency meeting about the City's decision to build a new determination center downtown. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinatown Furious at New Jail Plan

Asian, Criminal Justice, East Asian, Manhattan, New York August 17, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Community leaders in Chinatown are angry that the city planned a new detention center without consulting the community, reports Sing Tao Daily.

A student holds image of slave remains placed in a pile. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

A Push to Recognize an Inwood Slave Burial Ground

African, History, Manhattan August 15, 2018 at 2:37 pm

Community leaders in Upper Manhattan are calling on the city to preserve an African burial ground in Inwood, reports Manhattan Times.

Protestors at the Monday night really against the Inwood rezoning. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Rodriguez Defends Rezoning Plan for Inwood

Manhattan August 8, 2018 at 4:53 pm

Before the full City Council approved the Inwood rezoning, Council member Ydanis Rodriguez offered Manhattan Times a spirited defense of the plan.

A rally held some months ago in support of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Arts. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

A Clue to Carranza’s Approach to Struggling Schools?

Culture, Education, Manhattan, Youth August 8, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Chalkbeat examines the case of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts, saved from closure but now subject to a leadership change, and what this might portend for other Renewal schools.

Inwood rezoning protest on Aug. 6 (Screen shot via City Limits video)

Protest in Inwood Ahead of Council’s Rezoning Vote

Housing, Manhattan August 7, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Days before the City Council votes on the contentious Inwood rezoning proposal, hundreds turned out in protest, reports City Limits in video coverage of the demonstration.

Screen shot of Dance Theatre of Harlem performance video featured in episode of CUNY TV’s “Black America."

On 50 Years of the Dance Theatre of Harlem

Black, Culture, Manhattan August 2, 2018 at 11:08 pm

Ahead of events this weekend marking the 50th anniversary of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, former and current dancers reflect on the opportunities provided by the historic ballet company in an Amsterdam News story.

Pedro Adorno Irizarry in "Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story" (Screen shot from the International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC)

‘Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story’

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Puerto Rican August 2, 2018 at 2:53 pm

“Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story,” which tells the story of seven people who died following María, premieres at the International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC on Aug. 10.