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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.

El Cocotero in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York (Photo by Niurka Vidal for Voices of NY)

El Cocotero: One Venezuelan’s Dream

Venezuelan immigrant Luis Quintero dreams of opening El Cocotero restaurants all around the world, but for now, he has two: The first one that opened in Chelsea in 2004, and the second which he and his business partner opened a few months ago in Jersey City.

Sarah Al-Silwi (Photo by Mallory Moench for Voices of NY)

Debating the US Role in Yemen’s Conflict

Bronx, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Muslim, New York June 1, 2017 at 12:33 pm

The Yemeni community worries about the conflict in Yemen, and debates the U.S. role in providing arms to Saudi Arabia, which supports the ousted Yemeni leaders against rebel Houthis.

Lili Gil Valleta giving the keynote speech during the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) Corporate Achievers Summit held on April 28-30, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo courtesy of CIEN+)

Colombian Aims to Alter Views of Multicultural Markets

Lili Gil Valletta is co-founder and CEO of CIEN+, a business that is revolutionizing the way big businesses see multicultural markets.

Turkish Day Parade May 20 in Manhattan (Photos by Orhan Akkurt for Voices  of NY)

36th Annual Turkish Parade Held in New York

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Middle Eastern May 23, 2017 at 2:57 pm

The Turkish Day Parade was held in Manhattan on May 20.

Alireza Eatemadpour, 34, an American-Iranian business lawyer, dropping his vote in a ballot box in Manhattan polling site. (Photo by Sharif Hassan for Voices of NY)

Iranians in NYC Vote to Stop Hardline Candidate Back Home

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern May 22, 2017 at 6:50 pm

Iranians in the NYC area turned out in force to re-elect president Hassan Rouhani and stop cleric Ebrahim Raisi from taking over.

Second Year for Nepal Day Parade in NYC

Second Year for Nepal Day Parade in NYC

Featured Posts, Manhattan, South Asian, Traditions May 22, 2017 at 5:37 pm

More than 5,000 Nepalese were estimated to have taken part on May 21 in the Nepal Day Parade, only the second year the parade has been held, in NYC.

First Lady Chirlane McCray speaking at Mamre Seventh Day Adventist in Brooklyn.  (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

A ‘Weekend of Faith for Mental Health’

Brooklyn, Communities, Featured Posts, Health, New York, Religion May 22, 2017 at 12:24 pm

NYC First Lady Charlene McCray speaks on mental health and substance abuse at a Brooklyn church.

New York City Council member and chair of the Immigration Committee Carlos Menchaca, addressing the 15th Annual Ippies Awards. (Screen shot from CCEM video)

15th Year Ippies Are Awarded

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Government, Media, New York, Video May 19, 2017 at 4:12 pm

City Council member Carlos Menchaca addressed the 15th annual Ippies Awards May 18, which were held by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. The Red Hook Star-Revue, BKLYNER and BRIC TV were among the first place winners.

Munyoung Cho displaying the stamp proving that she voted (Photo by Munyoung Cho for Voices of NY)

My First Vote in a Korean Presidential Election – in New York

East Asian, Featured Posts, Politics May 1, 2017 at 5:54 pm

Voices of NY intern Munyoung Cho writes an account of the first vote she cast in a Korean presidential election, in Flushing, Queens.