Manhattan

‘Saturday Chinese’ in Chinatown

‘Saturday Chinese’ in Chinatown

Culture, East Asian, Education, Manhattan, Video, Youth March 26, 2018 at 4:19 pm

Get a glimpse inside a Chinese language school for children in Chinatown through a series produced by SinoVision.

Manhattan Borough Presdient Gale Brewer with Congressman Adriano Espaillat on March 18. (Screen shot from video by Sherry Mazzocchi and Michael Scully via Manhattan Times)

Espaillat’s Walking Tour of Inwood

Business, Housing, Manhattan, Real Estate March 23, 2018 at 3:21 pm

Inwood resident Congressman Adriano Espaillat gave a walking tour of the area on March 18, pointing out lots that could be developed for affordable housing, reports Manhattan Times.

P.S. 15 Roberto Clemente is one of the District 1 schools that met enrollment targets under a new diversity plan. (Photo by Christine Veiga via Chalkbeat)

Initial Progress on NYC Schools Diversity Plan?

Education, Manhattan March 23, 2018 at 2:52 pm

Chalkbeat reports on early indications that a school diversity plan for NYC’s District 1 is working.

Patrick Charpenel leads El Museo del Barrio’s renovation and new path. (Photo by Jesús García via El Diario)

El Museo del Barrio Reinvents Itself

Culture, Latino, Manhattan March 22, 2018 at 5:31 pm

In an interview with El Diario/La Prensa, Patrick Charpenel, the new director of El Museo del Barrio, which will turn 50 next year, lays out his ambitious plans.

Archbishop Demetrios, honoree and Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at the event celebrating Greek Independence at Gracie Mansion. (Photo by Costas Bej via The National Herald

Celebrating Greek Independence at Gracie Mansion

Manhattan, Western European March 22, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted a celebration of Greek Independence Day at Gracie Mansion, The National Herald reports.

Greek-American Community’s New York Rally for Macedonia. (Photo by Costas Bej/The National Herald)

A Greek Rally for ‘Macedonia’

Eastern European, Manhattan March 20, 2018 at 3:59 pm

At a demonstration in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Greeks asserted that the name of “Macedonia” belongs to the northern region of Greece, reports The National Herald.

Health Commissioner Mary T. Bassett (in pink top) and other officials at the ribbon cutting on March 15 for the Chelsea sexual health clinic. (Photo by Duncan Osborne via Gay City News)

Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic Reopens

Health, Manhattan March 19, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Gay City News reports on the reopening of the Chelsea sexual health clinic.

Photo via the Tenement Museum

Immigrant Stories Told Through Everyday Objects 

East Asian, History, Immigration, Manhattan March 13, 2018 at 2:48 pm

The Chinese-American Planning Council worked with the Tenement Museum to present “Your Story, Our Story,” an exhibition of ordinary objects brought by immigrant families and the stories behind them, reports World Journal.

Lola Flash, "Incarceration." (Courtesy of the artist, via The Brooklyn Rail)

Lola Flash on Incarceration and More

Black, Culture, LGBTQ, Manhattan March 12, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Artist and activist Lola Flash is interviewed in The Brooklyn Rail about her retrospective exhibit.

Lion Dancers in Chinatown

Lion Dancers in Chinatown

East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Traditions, Video March 2, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Lion dancers prepare for the Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown.

Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa (Photo by Jnzl, Creative Commons license)

Chinese Cautious on Popularity of Herbal Supplement

East Asian, Health, Manhattan March 1, 2018 at 4:29 pm

A Chinese herbal cough syrup has gone up in price on Amazon, but sellers in Chinatown who have held their prices urge caution in using the product, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Guillermo Chacón, an 11-year cancer survivor, said terminally ill patients should have the right to decide. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via The Bronx Free Press)

Latino Groups Endorse Medical Aid in Dying Act

Health, Latino, Manhattan February 23, 2018 at 5:50 pm

Some Latino groups have thrown their support behind New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act, reports The Bronx Free Press.

The Feb. 20 memorial service for Peter Wang at Chatham Square.(Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Fujianese Immigrants Mourn Peter Wang

East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan, Youth February 21, 2018 at 5:20 pm

Sing Tao Daily writes about the Fujianese immigrant family of high school student Peter Wang, who was killed in Florida last week.

The controversial sculpture by Marc and Gillie. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Sculpture to Celebrate Year of the Dog Stirs Controversy in Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan February 16, 2018 at 4:48 pm

The unveiling of a statue to mark the Lunar New Year was cancelled after drawing criticism from Chinatown residents, reports Sing Tao Daily. The head of the Chinatown Partnership defended the decision to introduce the sculpture.

Protesting (Photo by Chunxiang Jin via World Journal)

Chinese Rally for Family-Based Immigration

East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan February 13, 2018 at 4:29 pm

Some 100 protesters, many of them Chinese, spoke out against the Trump administration’s proposal to restrict family-based visas, reports World Journal.