Culture

A woman’s place

Brooklyn, Culture, In the News, Opinion October 28, 2011 at 4:53 pm

In this editorial, the issue of a woman’s place in Jewish-American society is explored and compared to that of the Israeli woman: “Relegating women to the back of the bus, forcing them to walk on separate sidewalks, excising them from all public appearance is not Torah or Talmud. It’s abuseRead More

Celebrating the Dashain Festival

Nepalese community preserves culture

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian October 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm

The small, but growing, Nepalese community in Queens celebrates festivals like Dashain to bring a sense of home to their lives.

Aurora Anaya-Cerda plans to open La Casa Azul, an independent bookseller in East Harlem after raising money through crowdsourcing.

East Harlem’s first bookstore planned

Culture, Manhattan October 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm

There’s no place to buy a book in East Harlem. But Aurora Anaya-Cerda hopes to change that. After five years of planning, including interning at other independent booksellers, Anaya-Cerda is in the final week of trying to raise $40,000 to launch La Casa Azul, an independent book store she plans to open.

MTA to offer better Korean translation

Culture, East Asian, In the News, New York October 24, 2011 at 11:18 am

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will correct its translation system for Korean. In response to the Korea Daily’s report on its improper Korean translation of subway safety information, the MTA has promised to take Korean culture and sentiment into consideration when it comes to translation in the future. “It is aRead More

Dressing the First Lady

Dressing the First Lady

Culture, In the News, New York October 23, 2011 at 10:12 am

Doo-Ri Chung, a Korean American fashion designer based in New York, made headlines after First Lady Michelle Obama wore a dress she designed at the official dinner with South Korea. The Korean-American fashion designer Doo-Ri Chung made headlines when First Lady Michelle Obama wore her dress at the official dinner withRead More

"Start talking with your compatriots."

Russian promotes new site for immigrants

Culture, Immigration October 17, 2011 at 4:06 pm

RadarSpeak, a new social network for immigrants and tourists, has been launched. Once the user’s location has been determined, they can choose to communicate only with people in their location and who speak the same language.

Bollywood music for sale in Jackson Heights, Queens.

What you never knew about Queens

Culture, Featured Posts, Housing, Immigration, Queens October 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm

A tour of the city’s most diverse borough, complete with photos and sound bites.

Harlem hosts ‘Day of Action’

African, African American, Culture, In the News, Manhattan October 15, 2011 at 12:19 pm

A candidate to become president of Senegal, a New York City Councilman and activists from the Nation of Islam, the New Black Panther Party and other organizations rallied at a Methodist church in Harlem in an effort to foster what they called “a united front of African people across theRead More

Times Square billboards turn purple Wednesday night in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Times Square turns purple

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan October 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Nine Times Square billboards turned purple Wednesday night in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Diwali festival celebrates non-violence

Diwali festival celebrates non-violence

Culture, In the News, Manhattan, South Asian October 14, 2011 at 4:37 pm

As thousands of Indians and non-Indians alike celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, at South Street Seaport the celebration’s auspicious date — Mahatma Ghandi’s birthday — provided the theme for the festival: “Nonviolence in Today’s World.”

A journey of art, from Caracas to Millerton

A journey of art, from Caracas to Millerton

Culture, Metro Area, South American, Uncategorized October 12, 2011 at 4:53 pm

“The price that is put on a piece of art should be in accordance to what the artist has achieved.” This was what Camilo Rojas, distinguished artist and professor, told me before wishing me goodbye alongside his wife, artist Virginia Lavado. Camilo and Virginia are two of the most inspiringRead More

Angel Rodriguez and Former Bronx Coucil of the Arts director Bill Aguado in front of the site of the future Bronx Heritage Center.

New hope for aging Latino musicians

Bronx, Culture, In the News October 12, 2011 at 1:10 pm

A Bronx Developer is looking to help aging musicians keep Latin music alive by building apartments they can afford to rent. The space will also house a performing arts venue, an area highlighting the borough’s musical history, and a music-themed high school. Many Latino music performers often get paid in cash for shows, and receive no benefits. At an age when many are planning to retire with pensions, they are left to fend for themselves.

Harlem’s mixed feelings about Starbucks

Harlem’s mixed feelings about Starbucks

Culture, Economy, In the News, Manhattan October 8, 2011 at 5:22 pm

As some Harlem residents watch over Starbucks’s presence in their neighborhood with a weary eye, the corporation is trying to build bridges with the local community.

Writers during the opening of the New York Book Fair at the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Book Fair opens in Queens Museum of Art

Culture, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, Queens October 7, 2011 at 6:45 pm

The NY Book Fair 2011 begins this week at the Queens Museum of Art and the Spanish Benevolent Society (Centro Español) in Manhattan. “This event lets us enjoy and celebrate our culture,” Jacqueline Donado, founder and director of the fair, said (interview below). The NY Book Fair 2011 celebrates theRead More

Mott Haven's newest resident gets a big hello.

Chickens come to roost in Brook Park

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts October 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Bronx organizations brought a chicken coop to Brook Park in an effort to give the neighborhood healthier food options.