Manhattan

"Between Harlem and Heaven,"

Afro-Asian Cuisine Featured in New Cookbook

African, Asian, Food, Manhattan February 9, 2018 at 5:25 pm

African, Asian, and African-American cultures intertwine in the recently released cookbook, “Between Harlem and Heaven,” reports Amsterdam News.

(Photos via Manhattan Times)

Displacement of Dominicans in Northern Manhattan

Dominican, Housing, Manhattan February 8, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Manhattan Times reports on a new study by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute that notes the shrinking share of Dominicans in Northern Manhattan’s population.

The new store, with the old name, on Mott St. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Suspicious Twin of an Old Brand Name, in Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Manhattan February 7, 2018 at 4:44 pm

What’s in a name? Paul Eng, whose family owned and ran the original Fong Inn Too in Chinatown, charges trademark infringement by a new shop in the same location, Sing Tao Daily reports.

The Hungarian House on East 82nd Street (Photo by Anna Brooks via Our Town)

The Hungarian House – Then and Now

Culture, History, Manhattan February 7, 2018 at 3:39 pm

Our Town traces the history of the Hungarian House on the Upper East Side, from its early years as a refuge to more recent decades when it “started to lose its identity.”

‘Chinese in New York’ Photo Exhibit

‘Chinese in New York’ Photo Exhibit

East Asian, Manhattan, Video February 6, 2018 at 4:55 pm

A physicist is among the Chinese professionals in a photo exhibit, “Chinese in New York,” on display on Eldridge Street, reports SinoVision English Channel.

Our Lady of China Comes to Chinatown

Our Lady of China Comes to Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Religion, Video January 31, 2018 at 3:57 pm

St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Chinatown, a second home for many of its Chinese immigrant congregation, welcomed an Our Lady of China statue, reports SinoVision English Channel.

On August 26, 2017 an unknown vandal spray-painted ‘racist’ on the back of the Sims statue and splashed red paint over his face.

Opinion: J. Marion Sims – Keeping White Supremacy on Its Pedestal

Black, History, Manhattan, Opinion, Women January 25, 2018 at 1:50 pm

A piece in Virtual Boricua describes the city’s failure to remove altogether the state of J. Marion Sims as an “unacceptable insult to the East Harlem community.”

Wong Kee Restaurant at 102 Mott St. (Screen shot via Google Maps)

Another Chinatown Restaurant to Close

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Video January 25, 2018 at 1:45 pm

Wong Kee Restaurant is closing after nearly three decades in business, reports SinoVision.

“Most of the items are related to providing light,
power or food,” explained Mejías, shown here at work. (Via Manhattan Times)

The Team Behind ‘Eco Kit Puerto Rico’

Environment, Manhattan, Puerto Rican January 24, 2018 at 3:41 pm

“Eco Kit Puerto Rico” was the brainchild of three artists and activists, and the kits are put together at the Loisaida Center, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Galicia owner Ramón Calo (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Upper Manhattan Residents Hope to Save Another Restaurant

Business, Food, Latino, Manhattan January 18, 2018 at 5:24 pm

Following the local support that kept Coogan’s in business, Upper Manhattan residents hope the same can happen with Galicia, a Spanish restaurant in business for 30 years, reports Manhattan Times.

Adela Fargas always offered her customers a warm welcome. (Photo via El Diario)

Puerto Ricans Mourn Founder of Casa Adela

Food, Manhattan, Puerto Rican January 17, 2018 at 5:28 pm

The Puerto Rican community, including Rep. Nydia Velázquez, bid farewell to Adela Fargas, the beloved matriarch who in 1973 founded the restaurant Casa Adela on the Lower East Side, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Melissa Freeman (Photo via Amsterdam News)

At 91, Treating Opioid Addiction

African American, Health, Manhattan, Women January 16, 2018 at 5:42 pm

Melissa Freeman, the granddaughter of a slave, treated patients during the early stages of the opioid crisis and at the age of 91 runs a methadone clinic and a medical practice in Manhattan, reports Amsterdam News.

The First Lady of the Dominican Republic, Cándida Montilla de Medina, with fellow Dominicans at St. Patrick's Cathedral. (Photo via Impacto Latino)

St. Patrick’s Mass Kicks Off Dominican Heritage Month

Dominican, Manhattan, Religion January 16, 2018 at 5:17 pm

A Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in honor of the Virgin of Altagracia kicked off Dominican Heritage Month, while environmentalists protested the presence of the Dominican first lady, Impacto Latino and Dominican Today report.

Rev. Fabian Arias (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Sanctuary Churches: ICE is Ramping Up Harassment

Immigration, Manhattan, Religion January 12, 2018 at 5:35 pm

In the wake of the controversial detention of immigrant rights leader Ravi Ragbir, the city’s sanctuary churches denounced the increased presence of ICE agents in their houses of worship, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

‘I Am King’ on MLK Day

‘I Am King’ on MLK Day

African American, Manhattan, Youth January 12, 2018 at 3:57 pm

Antonio Javar Hairston hosts the third annual “I Am King” seminar in Harlem to educate and inspire 100 young Black men, reports Amsterdam News.