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Isio-Maya Nuwere performing "Phenomenal Woman" at the Harlem School of the Arts' Sept 16 open house. (Photo by Michael Palma Nir, courtesy of HSA)

Harlem School of the Arts: a New Cultural Hub?

Culture, Education, Featured Posts, Manhattan October 18, 2017 at 9:25 pm

A new digital lab, new adult classes and many more public programs and exhibits are among the offerings at the Harlem School of the Arts.

HUB street festival circa 1980 (Photo courtesy of Joe Conzo)

‘Born in the Bronx’ – Joe Conzo’s Life, Story and Business

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts, History, Puerto Rican October 17, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Joe Conzo Jr.’s photos captured an era in the South Bronx. Conzo talked about his work, the borough, and the business of photography in an interview.

Old San Juan. (photo by Maite Junco)

From New York to San Juan, with Our Bags Filled

Featured Posts, Puerto Rican October 16, 2017 at 4:39 pm

A New Yorker describes her five-day visit to family and friends in Puerto Rico.

Wearing the Catalan flag in Washington Square Park on Oct. 7 (Photo by Talib Visram for Voices of NY)

NYC’s Spaniards Debate Catalan Independence Movement

Featured Posts, Manhattan, New York, Western European October 12, 2017 at 5:51 pm

Catalan-born New Yorkers differ over whether the region should secede from Spain.

An Intimate View of Celebrating Dashain

An Intimate View of Celebrating Dashain

Featured Posts, Immigration, Queens, Video October 6, 2017 at 5:33 pm

This 360 video offers an intimate look at the Hindu festival of Dashain.

Ewer in the shape of a Lotus Bud Goryeo dynasty. (Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum)

Korean Art in a New Display

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts September 29, 2017 at 4:31 pm

The Brooklyn Museum has reopened its Korean gallery, the first of the Asian galleries open for viewing again.

A festival volunteer poses with a figure of Taiwan’s Third Prince, known as Nezha (哪吒).

Bubble Tea Fest Celebrates Taiwan’s Food and Culture

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Food, Manhattan September 26, 2017 at 4:21 pm

New York’s first Bubble Tea Festival promoted food, culture and more from Taiwan.

Organizer George Gonzalez and volunteer Felicia Gil stand outside of A&G Child Care, where they collected donations all weekend to send to Puerto Rico. (Photo by Willa Rubin for Voices of NY)

A Grass-Roots Effort to Help Puerto Rico

Bronx, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican September 25, 2017 at 5:23 pm

In the Bronx, a local business owner moved quickly to organize a relief drive for Puerto Rico, and was surprised by the outpouring of donations.

Nora Treviño, 62, Colombian. She cleaned in the area around the WTC site from Sept. 17, 2001 until March 2002. In 2005, she was diagnosed with asthma, reflux and other diseases. She takes 20 pills a day and is completely disabled. "My life totally changed ... I forget everything, I get dizzy and I fall."

The Other Victims of 9/11

Featured Posts, Health, History, Immigration, New York September 11, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Undocumented Latinos who worked in the 9/11 cleanup and rescue efforts suffer from chronic diseases and fear of being deported 16 years after the terrorist attacks.

Hundreds Rally Against DACA Decision at Trump Tower

Hundreds Rally Against DACA Decision at Trump Tower

Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, Video, Youth September 5, 2017 at 8:53 pm

At a protest against the president’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, many said they will continue to fight for permanent immigration reform.

(Photo by Mike Hong for Voices of NY)

Reducing Smoking in the Chinese Community

East Asian, Featured Posts, Health, New York August 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Special smoking cessation programs are being targeted at smokers in the Chinese community.

Gaston Almonte (Courtesy of the artist)

‘Speak Up, Rise Up’: A Storytelling Festival

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Politics August 10, 2017 at 5:39 pm

Combining activism and storytelling, Asher Novek organizes six days of storytelling in NYC.

Pam, at left, and my mother Earline having fun under an umbrella on a sunny day. (Photo courtesy of Priscilla Mensah)

Out of Despair, Hope: Pam’s Story

Black, Featured Posts, Health, New York August 9, 2017 at 4:16 pm

A relative opens up about being HIV positive.

Guillerma Martínez (left) explains to Dominga Ortiz the effects of an asthma attack. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda)

Community Health in the Hands of Neighbors

Featured Posts, Health, Latino, New York, Video July 31, 2017 at 5:40 pm

Residents of NYCHA public housing receive training to raise awareness and help others stay healthy.

Rally at Diversity Plaza on July 28 in support of Imran Khan. (Photo by Jehangir Khattak for Voices of NY)

NYC Pakistanis Welcome Political Accountability, But…

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Video July 31, 2017 at 5:37 pm

Supporters of politician Imran Khan met at Diversity Plaza to celebrate the Pakistani Supreme Court’s decision against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. But not everyone agrees with the decision, and many believe it will take a long time to eradicate corruption.