Manhattan

At the memorial services for victims of the Holodomor on Nov. 18. (Photo by Irena Reyant-Saviano)

Victims of Holodomor in Ukraine Remembered

Eastern European, History, Manhattan December 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm

Ukrainians in NYC marked the death of millions in 1932-33, reports Svoboda.

“It’s really a spirit of the island,” said Miriam Barbosa (right, with partner Ralph) of pitorro. 
(Photo by Desiree Johnson via Manhattan Times)

La Marqueta Returns

Business, Manhattan, Puerto Rican November 30, 2017 at 3:28 pm

La Marqueta has been renamed “La Marqueta Retoña” (The Market Returns) in time for the holidays in the latest effort to revive the historic East Harlem marketplace, reports Manhattan Times.

‘The Inscrutable Chinese’ on Display

‘The Inscrutable Chinese’ on Display

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Video November 30, 2017 at 3:05 pm

SinoVision English Channel speaks to Homer Shew, the artist behind “The Inscrutable Chinese,” an exhibit that features paintings of Chinese-American faces and explores themes of immigration and representation.

Clara Cardelle has saved the life of several Latino men who have overdosed on heroin in Washington Heights. The Upper Manhattan resident, born in Cuba, has resuscitated addicts by injecting them with the antidote Naloxone. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Saving Lives on a Washington Heights Corner

Health, Latino, Manhattan, Social Services November 27, 2017 at 5:38 pm

The Washington Heights CORNER Project helps people suffering from opioid and heroin addiction in the largely Latino neighborhood, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Juan Minaya of Inwood. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

‘Eviction Fiction’ in Inwood

Housing, Manhattan November 27, 2017 at 3:55 pm

In Inwood, landlords are trying to evict tenants they say aren’t using their apartments as primary residents, and tenants are getting free legal help fighting off spurious charges, reports Manhattan Times.

Hawa Bah and attorney Randolph McLaughlin speaks to the press after the verdict. (Screen shot via Afrikanspot video)

Mohamed Bah’s Family Awarded $2.2M

African, Manhattan, Police, Video November 20, 2017 at 5:16 pm

Hawa Bah, the mother of Mohamed Bah, a mentally ill Guinean immigrant fatally shot by police in 2012, speaks to Amsterdam News following a civil trial verdict that awarded the family $2.2 million.

Members of the Street Vendor project join hands and chant "Vendor power!" and "Se, se puede!" at the end of the International Street Vendors Day celebration.(Photo by Samantha Maldonado for Voices of NY)

Street Vendors Celebrate and Organize

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, New York November 15, 2017 at 5:04 pm

At the fifth annual International Street Vendors Day celebration, organizers brought attention to a Council bill that would add nearly 4,500 vending permits in the city.

A Conversation with Yuh-Line Niou

A Conversation with Yuh-Line Niou

Asian, Government, Health, Manhattan, Video November 14, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Yuh-Line Niou, the first Asian-American to represent Chinatown in the state Assembly, speaks to CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” about her first year in office. The episode also covers Korean-American reaction to North Korea, and smoking in the Asian community.

An "UpStander" training workshop. (Photo courtesy of the Center for Anti-Violence Education)

How to Be an ‘Upstander’

Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, New York November 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Learn how to be an “upstander,” not a bystander, when you see someone being harassed for who they are or what they look like.

(Photo by Tequila Minksy)

A Walk in East Harlem

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan November 10, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Photos from a photo walk in East Harlem in October.

Imam Al-Hajj Talib 'Abdur-Rashid

A Harlem Imam ‘Raised in a Spirit of Resistance’

Manhattan, Muslim, Video November 3, 2017 at 5:28 pm

In a BRIC TV video, Imam Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid speaks about fighting for social justice as the leader of the predominantly African-American congregation of the Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood in Harlem.

M.S. 51 in Park Slope is one of the most selective middle schools in District 15. (Photo by Patrick Wall via Chalkbeat)

Efforts to Diversify NYC Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Manhattan November 2, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Chalkbeat and The Villager report on plans to promote racial inclusion in two school districts.

The Harlem Japanese Gospel Choir (Photo via The Brooklyn Ink)

A Japanese Gospel Choir in Harlem

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan October 25, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Members of an all-Japanese gospel choir in Harlem tell The Uptowner how the group provides a sense of comfort as they adjust to life in New York.

Artist Dingding Hu beside her mural at the information kiosk in Chinatown. (Photo courtesy of Hu)

New Mural Brightens up Chinatown Kiosk

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan October 25, 2017 at 11:50 am

World Journal profiles the Chinese illustrator behind a new mural at the information kiosk in Chinatown that depicts the culture of the neighborhood.

The statue of a young girl in traditional Korean clothing sits in the Museum of Korean American Heritage in Manhattan as a memorial to “comfort women.” It has become a symbol for human rights everywhere, especially women and girls, whom scholars say are most vulnerable to exploitation. (Photo by Annabelle Blair via Times Ledger)

First NYC ‘Comfort Women’ Statue Unveiled

East Asian, Manhattan, Queens October 24, 2017 at 4:24 pm

The Korean American Association of Greater New York installed the city’s first comfort women statue at its Museum of Korean American Heritage in Manhattan, reports Times Ledger.