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Students and parents wait to enter the building to take the entrance exam. (Photo via World Journal)

Asians Swarm to Take Hunter College H.S. Entrance Exam

East Asian, Education, Manhattan January 14, 2019 at 5:31 pm

Parents waiting as their children took the Hunter College High School entrance exam spoke to World Journal with some saying the test only served as a learning experience while others took a jab at the mayor.

NYC Health Profiles, Community by Community

NYC Health Profiles, Community by Community

Bronx, Brooklyn, Communities, Health, Manhattan, New York, Queens, Staten Island January 11, 2019 at 5:50 pm

NYC’s Health Department released the 2018 Community Health Profiles, which showed improvements in some measures – but room for further improvement in others.

Zengyun Li of Spicy Village in Chinatown, at right. (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Restaurateurs React to Min Wage Hike

Business, East Asian, Labor, Manhattan January 8, 2019 at 3:49 pm

World Journal spoke to Chinese restaurant owners about the impact of higher minimum wages.

The 42nd Three Kings Day Parade in which El Museo celebrates with children, artists, politicians and camels in El Barrio. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Three Kings Keep Tradition Alive in El Barrio

Culture, Latino, Manhattan January 7, 2019 at 4:05 pm

Attracting some 5,000 people and the mayor, the Three Kings Day tradition was kept alive in El Barrio through its 42nd parade, after last year’s was suspended because of a blizzard, El Diario La Prensa reports.

From left: Peter J., 4th-generation ironworker. Mohawk name: Kwan "ne' let; John, 3rd-generation ironworker. Mohawk name: Tionerahto':Kon (Under the Clovers). Tintypes by Melissa Cacciola, reproduction photography by D. Primiano (Via Tribeca Trib)

Mohawk Ironworkers at the WTC: aka ‘Skywalkers’

Manhattan, Native American, Real Estate January 7, 2019 at 11:59 am

Tribeca Trib reports on the 9/11 Museum’s photographic exhibit of Mohawk Nation steelworkers who helped build the WTC and the buildings that replaced the towers downtown.

Parents in school district 2 argue that many factors  figure in the specialized high school debate; one  group has urged support of abandoning the SHSAT test. (Photo via World Journal)

Some Parents in District 2 Support Abandoning SHSAT

East Asian, Education, Manhattan January 2, 2019 at 4:19 pm

Numerous parents from Manhattan’s school district 2, including Asian parents, have sent a letter in support of specialized high school reform that would put aside the SHSAT, reports World Journal.

Edafe Okporo speaks about his experience seeking asylum in the United States. (Photo by Mazin Sidahmed via Documented)

Stories of Immigrant Detention

Immigration, Manhattan December 20, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Immigrant stories of detention were told at The Art of Return, a performance series held on the Lower East Side, reports Documented.

Winn telling said at the town hall that AADELF will file the lawsuit before February. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Residents to Sue City Over Two Bridges Developments

Housing, Manhattan, Real Estate December 17, 2018 at 3:15 pm

The Department of City Planning’s recent approval of three high rise luxury residential buildings in the Two Bridges neighborhood in Lower East Side triggered a new round of outcry from the residents. At a town hall meeting held on Dec. 12, activists and residents vowed to keeping fighting. A lawyerRead More

Protestors at hearings earlier this year on the Inwood rezoning. (Photo by Abigail Savitch-Lew via City Limits)

A Legal Challenge to the Inwood Rezoning

Housing, Manhattan December 14, 2018 at 5:36 pm

Plaintiffs from Inwood are suing to have the City Council’s approval of a rezoning plan overturned, City Limits reports.

Melissa Mark-Viverito, addressing the community and ethnic media Dec. 4, 2018 at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) El Barrio Firehouse. (Photo by Gregg McQueen)

MMV, Seeking Public Advocate Seat, Meets Ethnic Press; Espinal Visits Nightclub

Brooklyn, Manhattan, New York, Politics December 6, 2018 at 3:44 pm

The two most recent candidates to enter the race for the public advocate seat opening because of Letitia James’ election as the next NYS attorney general held meetings in very different settings this week.

Matthew Washington, deputy Manhattan borough president, YLN, Eric Ng, president of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

City Drops Chinatown Jail Plan But Distrust Lingers

East Asian, Government, Manhattan November 30, 2018 at 5:36 pm

Sing Tao Daily covers the mixed reaction to the city announcing it will no longer build a new jail at 80 Centre St. and instead expand the Manhattan Detention Complex.

Students meet with NYPD officers once a month. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

‘Bigs in Blue’: Pairing Up Teens With Police Mentors

Manhattan, Police, Youth November 16, 2018 at 2:04 pm

A Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City mentoring program encourages positive interactions between Washington Heights teenagers and local police officers, reports Manhattan Times.

Thomas “Tommy” Lopez in his apartment. (Photo by Andrea May Sahouri)

A ‘Borinqueneer’ Reflects on Serving in Korea

Featured Posts, History, Manhattan, New York, Puerto Rican November 2, 2018 at 5:57 pm

One of the Puerto Ricans who served with the Borinqueneers 65th Infantry Regiment during the Korean War talks about his experiences.

Announcing the launch of the "Good Chinatown" platform and launched the "Huawei Culture Week" series. (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

‘How to Chinatown’ in the Internet Age

East Asian, Manhattan October 26, 2018 at 3:48 pm

How to Chinatown, a new website that introduces visitors to lesser-known small businesses and cultural sites, brings the neighborhood into the digital era, reports World Journal.

“To mandate a certain percentage of sales is really ridiculous,” said Jeffrey García, Vice President of the NY Latino Restaurant, Bar and Lounge Owners’ Association. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via The Bronx Free Press)

Bar Owners Fuming Over New Hookah Law

Business, Latino, Manhattan October 25, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Restaurant and bar owners say their businesses could be shuttered under new city regulations that went into effect this week, reports The Bronx Free Press.