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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.

Incumbent Marisol Alcantara and Robert Jackson are vying for the 31st district NYS senate seat. (Photos via City Limits)

NYS Primaries: Alcantara vs. Jackson

Black, Elections 2018, Latino, Manhattan, New York August 2, 2018 at 2:08 pm

City Limits details the Alcantara-Jackson rematch for the NYS Senate seat representing Upper Manhattan.

A vigil against racism and xenophobia in fort Tryon Park. Congressman Adriano Espaillat is at center. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

‘No tolerance’ for Hate Groups in Northern Manhattan

Immigration, Manhattan August 1, 2018 at 6:13 pm

Politicians and residents held a vigil on Tuesday to oppose the racist and xenophobic actions in Fort Tryon Park of a white supremacist group, reports Manhattan Times.

Luz García, Inwood resident. (Photo via El Diario)

Why Hispanic Residents Need Help to Remain Uptown

Dominican, Housing, Latino, Manhattan July 25, 2018 at 10:38 pm

As the city launches an anti-displacement pilot program uptown, a Dominican family reflects on how difficult it is to retain rent-stabilized apartments in Washington Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

M.F. Husain. Peasant Couple, 1950. Oil on canvas. Peabody Essex Museum, Gift of the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, 2003. Courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. (Photo by Walter Silver via News India Times).

Asia Society Plans Indian ‘Progressive Artists’ Group’ Exhibit

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian July 18, 2018 at 2:57 pm

News India Times previews a forthcoming exhibition of the Progressive Artists Group at the Asia Society.

On July 16, the Roberto Clemente Center was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by its board of directors, patients, members of the community and elected officials. (Photo by Pedro Frisneda via El Diario)

In ‘Victory For The Community,’ LES Clinic Reopens

Health, Manhattan July 18, 2018 at 1:04 pm

The Roberto Clemente Center, a beloved Lower East Side clinic serving Hispanic residents for decades, has been renovated after being on the brink of closing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Storefront for rent, one of many, on East Broadway (Photo by via World Journal)

The Decline of East Broadway?

Business, East Asian, Manhattan July 17, 2018 at 10:34 am

World Journal takes a look at why East Broadway in Chinatown no longer attracts businesses and patrons like it did in decades past.

Catacombs underneath Old St. Patrick’s in Little Italy (Photo by David Bergman via Bowery Boogie)

Irish History and Catacombs in Little Italy

History, Manhattan, Western European July 16, 2018 at 5:14 pm

Join Bowery Boogie on a tour of the only catacombs found in Manhattan.

Jewelle Gomez (Photo via Gay City News)

‘Waiting for Giovanni,’ a Play About James Baldwin, Opens in NYC

Culture, LGBTQ, Manhattan July 12, 2018 at 5:29 pm

“Waiting for Giovanni,” a play about James Baldwin writing “Giovanni’s Room,” opens at The Flea Theater on July 17, reports Gay City News.

Washington Heights and Inwood have a high concentration of Dominican families living in rent stabilized apartments. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A ‘Gentrification Tax’?

Dominican, Housing, Manhattan July 9, 2018 at 5:52 pm

A report by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute recommends applying a tax on the new value of buildings in gentrified areas of Washington Heights and Inwood, to prevent displacement, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Hongjun Yu, owner of Tang’s Noodle, at the Canal Street restaurant. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Immigrant Restaurateur Struggles with Culture Shock

Business, East Asian, Food, Immigration, Manhattan July 9, 2018 at 3:58 pm

For a restauranteur from China, running a restaurant in Chinatown proved more difficult than he imagined as the procedure to open one differs greatly between China and New York. He shares his experience with Sing Tao Daily.

Cakes sold at Fay Da before it closed. (Photo by Jiaying Yan via World Journal)

Can Traditional Chinatown Bakeries Survive?

Business, East Asian, Manhattan July 6, 2018 at 4:35 pm

In two stories on the history of bakeries in Chinatown, World Journal examines how rising rent and a decline in the garment industry have affected the neighborhood’s traditional bakeries.

Officials at the June 28 groundbreaking ceremony for the New York Korea Center on East 32nd St. (Photo via The Korea Times)

The New York Korea Center Breaks Ground

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan July 6, 2018 at 12:04 pm

Construction has started on the New York Korea Center, located by Koreatown in Manhattan, more than nine years after the Korean government bought the site, reports The Korea Times.

Congressman Adriano Espaillat and Guatemalan migrant Yeni González. (Photo via Espaillat's Twitter page)

Guatemalan Mom Reunites with Her Children in NYC

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan July 5, 2018 at 4:54 pm

Guatemalan mom Yeni González was briefly reunited with her three children at the Cayuga Centers in East Harlem after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, El Diario/La Prensa reports.