Manhattan

Dialogues bring Muslims and Jews together

Culture, In the News, Manhattan November 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Muslim and Jewish women were brought together as part of a Foundation for Ethnic Understanding project.

Dominicans react to terror suspect’s arrest

Dominican, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, Opinion November 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Audio interviews of reactions from Dominicans in Washington Heights to the arrest of Jose Pimentel.

The Langston Hughes House, located at 20 East 127th St.

A historic walk through Harlem

African American, Culture, In the News, Manhattan November 25, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Take a walk through historic Harlem where Black icons and culture flourished.

City councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito and other elected officials presented the Youth Violence Task Force outside the James Weldon Johnson Community Center

Halting violence in El Barrio

Economy, Latino, Manhattan November 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

In response to shootings and gang activity in East Harlem, city council member Melissa Mark-Viverito, together with other elected officials, presented the Youth Violence Task Force.

NY’s gay Irish keep mass attendance alive

Manhattan, Western European November 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Despite the Roman Catholic Church’s condemnation of homosexuality, gay Irish Catholics have found a welcoming place of worship in a Greenwich Village church. Each Sunday evening, roughly 100 members of Dignity, a Catholic non-profit organization for homosexual and trans-gender persons, transform the Episcopal Church St John into an unusual CatholicRead More

A group of young people participated on Nov. 15 at a press conference with education officials to push for legislation that would provide college aid to undocumented students in New York State.

Regents Board support college aid for undocumented

Education, Latino, Manhattan November 21, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Education officials met on Nov. 15 with undocumented students and activists on the steps of the New York Public Library on 42nd Street in Manhattan to support enactment of a law that would provide financial assistance to undocumented students in the state.

Job fair is snapshot of economy

Economy, In the News, Manhattan November 18, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Thousands of job-seekers turned up at City College for Rep. Charles Rangel’s career fair. They told stories of their long efforts to find work as they waited in long lines for the chance to talk to recruiters from some of the city’s biggest companies.

Jeff Yang talks about OurChinatown.org for a Feet in Two Worlds podcast.

Future of journalism can be found in Chinatown

East Asian, In the News, Manhattan November 16, 2011 at 4:52 pm

In a podcast for Feet in 2 Worlds, Yang talks about how the fledgling hyperlocal website seeks to spark debate and conversation within the Chinatown community, as well as reshape conceptions among outsiders of what Chinatown is.

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah’s current Westbeth home.

LGBT synagogue: Exodus to Garment District by 2013

Manhattan November 8, 2011 at 2:39 pm

The city’s only synagogue for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jews has been hidden away for years in a windowless, out-of-the-way loft on Bethune Street. Now it’s coming out of the closet—to a new home in the heart of the Garment District.

Students from Emma Lazarus High School.

A high school for ESL students

Education, In the News, Manhattan November 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Emma Lazarus High School caters to students, 16 and older, who are not native English speakers and looking to pursue higher education.

Accusations against Chinatown market found false

Accusations against Chinatown market found false

East Asian, Manhattan November 7, 2011 at 12:39 pm

After a worker at the Dak Cheong Meat Market misheard “dog” for “duck,” a report out of a Minneapolis TV station accused the store of animal cruelty and of participating in the dog meat trade. The accusations were found to be false.

Venues spotlight Islam

Culture, In the News, Manhattan November 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Three sites–Poets House in Battery Park City, the Morgan Library and Museum at 225 Madison Ave. and the Metropolitan Museum of Art–are featuring exhibits and programs that inform the public about Islam, a culture and religion often misunderstood and misinterpreted, especially in the current political climate.

The youth service organization The Door serves more than 11,000 youth a year and offers job training sessions.

Group helps immigrant youth gain independence

Immigration, In the News, Manhattan November 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm

The youth services organization, The Door, which is located at 555 Broome St., handles a significant number of national applications for a little-known immigration status that allows immigrants under age 21 who suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment by their parents to become permanent, legal U.S. residents.

Asian American designers share experiences with fans

Culture, East Asian, In the News, Manhattan November 1, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Successful fashion designers, including Chinese American designers Jason Wu, Alexander Wang and Peter Som, appeared at Times Square on Oct. 22, to share the stories behind their achievement, drawing an audience of young people who dream of working in fashion.

Jacob Ma, founder of the World Journal

Founder of Chinese newspaper dies

East Asian, Manhattan October 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Jacob Ma, who founded the World Journal in New York’s Chinatown in 1976 and nurtured it to become one of the most-read Chinese-language newspapers in America, with a nationwide audience, passed away at the age of 88.