Post Tagged with: "Lower East Side"

Boricua Pride, and a New Currency, at Loisaida Fest

Boricua Pride, and a New Currency, at Loisaida Fest

The Loisaida Festival on Sunday drew crowds, including some who were waiting to learn about and obtain a new community currency, the Puerto Rican peso, part of a project called Valor y Cambio.

View of Chinatown from 1925 (Photo from the Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views at the NYPL)

‘Deviant Female Dining’ in Chinese Restaurants

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Women April 5, 2019 at 3:43 pm

At a New-York Historical Society event, Professor Heather Lee described how Chinese restaurants once “provided a space of freedom and possibility for women” in New York, writes West Side Spirit.

Edafe Okporo speaks about his experience seeking asylum in the United States. (Photo by Mazin Sidahmed via Documented)

Stories of Immigrant Detention

Immigration, Manhattan December 20, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Immigrant stories of detention were told at The Art of Return, a performance series held on the Lower East Side, reports Documented.

Winn telling said at the town hall that AADELF will file the lawsuit before February. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Residents to Sue City Over Two Bridges Developments

Housing, Manhattan, Real Estate December 17, 2018 at 3:15 pm

The Department of City Planning’s recent approval of three high rise luxury residential buildings in the Two Bridges neighborhood in Lower East Side triggered a new round of outcry from the residents. At a town hall meeting held on Dec. 12, activists and residents vowed to keeping fighting. A lawyerRead More

Xiang Li helping in the kitchen at the Chinese Continuing Day Treatment Program.  (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Immigrants Suffering from Mental Illness at Risk

East Asian, Health, Manhattan October 15, 2018 at 6:06 pm

The only program in New York City to exclusively serve mentally ill Cantonese speakers could close its doors after more than 30 years, reports Sing Tao Daily.

At the 31st annual Loisaida Festival. (Photo by Cristóbal Vivar for Manhattan Times)

Resilience on Display at Loisaida Fest

Latino, Manhattan, Puerto Rican, Traditions May 31, 2018 at 5:15 pm

Manhattan Times reports on the 31st annual Loisaida Festival.

Immigrant Memories, Via Objects, on Display

Immigrant Memories, Via Objects, on Display

Culture, Immigration, Manhattan, New York, Queens May 7, 2018 at 4:49 pm

Times Ledger reports on City Lore’s new exhibit, “What We Bring,” featuring works with special meaning for 31 immigrant artists.

Adela Fargas always offered her customers a warm welcome. (Photo via El Diario)

Puerto Ricans Mourn Founder of Casa Adela

Food, Manhattan, Puerto Rican January 17, 2018 at 5:28 pm

The Puerto Rican community, including Rep. Nydia Velázquez, bid farewell to Adela Fargas, the beloved matriarch who in 1973 founded the restaurant Casa Adela on the Lower East Side, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Melissa Freeman (Photo via Amsterdam News)

At 91, Treating Opioid Addiction

African American, Health, Manhattan, Women January 16, 2018 at 5:42 pm

Melissa Freeman, the granddaughter of a slave, treated patients during the early stages of the opioid crisis and at the age of 91 runs a methadone clinic and a medical practice in Manhattan, reports Amsterdam News.

M.S. 51 in Park Slope is one of the most selective middle schools in District 15. (Photo by Patrick Wall via Chalkbeat)

Efforts to Diversify NYC Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Manhattan November 2, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Chalkbeat and The Villager report on plans to promote racial inclusion in two school districts.

Tenement Stories ‘Under One Roof’

Tenement Stories ‘Under One Roof’

History, Housing, Immigration, Manhattan, Video October 2, 2017 at 4:09 pm

A new Tenement Museum exhibition features the stories of three immigrant families who lived in a Lower East Side tenement building in the decades after World War II, reports SinoVision English Channel.

On August 9, 2017, volunteers and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
did an outreach event to help preserve the Yiddish Theater Walk of Fame. (Photo by GVSHP, Creative Commons license)

The Future of the Yiddish Theatre Walk of Fame

Culture, Jewish, Manhattan September 6, 2017 at 3:42 pm

Tablet reports on efforts to preserve the Yiddish Theatre Walk of Fame on the Lower East Side.

Gui Chang (left) and Huilian Chang (right) speak with City Council member Margaret Chin (Photo via World Journal)

History, Politics and Senior Housing in Chinatown

East Asian, Elections 2017, History, Housing, Politics August 25, 2017 at 5:09 pm

World Journal and Sing Tao Daily provide some special perspective on housing for seniors on the Lower East Side.

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.

The mural, almost finished. (Photo provided to El Diario by the Loisaida Center)

Restoration of LES Mural Honors the Struggle of Immigrants

Culture, Immigration, Manhattan, Puerto Rican June 7, 2017 at 1:25 pm

The restoration of a 30-year-old mural seeks to link the Lower East Side Puerto Rican arts movement in the 1980s with the current immigrant struggle, El Diario/La Prensa reports.