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(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.

The National Bakery on Jerome Avenue near East Gun Hill Road, which has an A grading from the health department. (Photo by Wendy Joan Biddlecombe)

Restaurant Health Grades, in the Bronx and Beyond

Featured Posts, Food, Health, New York July 24, 2017 at 12:46 pm

Some Bronx restaurant owners talk about the letter grading process, and what it means for their business.

Burmese New Year Marked in Elmhurst

Burmese New Year Marked in Elmhurst

The Burmese community marked the New Year in Elmhurst, at a time when the weather is similar to that in Myanmar, where it is celebrated in April.

Safety liaison Arsecio Ludeña leads a 10-hour construction safety class for immigrant workers in Brooklyn. (Photo by Samia Bouzid for Voices of NY)

‘Safety Liaisons’ for Immigrant Workers

Featured Posts, Immigration, Labor, New York July 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm

Members of the Worker’s Justice Project known as “safety liaisons” train Hispanic construction workers in recognizing safety hazards and understanding their rights, in an effort to prevent injuries and deaths on the job.

Janice Ginger & Ramesh Palaniandi

‘As a US Citizen I Don’t Feel Safe’

Featured Posts, Immigration, Video July 13, 2017 at 1:52 pm

Dozens of volunteers accompany detainees to immigration court and support them in other ways. Listen to one of them talk about her experiences helping her husband and others.

Executive chef Aaron Bludorn (second from left),  Kiran Kim, chef de tournant (center), and other chefs and cooks  in the kitchen of Café Boulud. (Photo by Joeun Lee for Voices of New York)

A Korean Chef Refines Traditions for Fine Diners

East Asian, Featured Posts, Food, Manhattan July 6, 2017 at 5:15 pm

At Café Boulud, Korean-born chef de tournant Kiran Kim has offered refined adaptations of her grandmother’s Korean specialties.

Khalil Chistee. History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake II, 2017 (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

‘Lucid Dreams’: Art of the South Asian Diaspora

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, New York, South Asian June 27, 2017 at 6:37 pm

“Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora,” on view at the Asia Society, seeks to give visibility in NYC to artists from the South Asian diaspora.

Maureen Choi (Photo by Kyeongmin Park for Voices of NY)

Spanish Jazz, from Korean American Maureen Choi

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Queens June 26, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Maureen Choi trained first as a classical violinist in Michigan, then was drawn to the freedom and improvisation of jazz. Now living in Spain, she’s on tour with her quartet in the U.S., and will have two NYC performances.

Chee Seok Hwang, in front of her reproduction of "King Cheoljong's Royal Wedding Procession." (Photo by Kyeongmin Park for Voices of NY)

Recreating Korea’s Royal Court Paintings

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, History, Manhattan June 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Meticulously drawn reproductions of Royal Court Paintings of the Joseon dynasty are on view at the Korean Cultural Center.

(Photo by Melvin Audaz)

Why I Marched on 5th Avenue with a Machete and a Clown Nose

Culture, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican June 12, 2017 at 11:01 pm

Street theater artists from Puerto Rico, joined by some Puerto Ricans in New York, offered a special form of protest at the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 11.

Tino Fuentes demonstrates how to test heroin for fentanyl, in the Bronx. (Photo by Michael O’Brien for Voices of NY)

Testing for Fentanyl to Avoid Overdoses

Bronx, Featured Posts, Health, New York June 8, 2017 at 5:01 pm

Some experts in harm reduction are recommending that drug users test for the presence of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, which is believed to play a role in the surge in drug overdoses recently.