Post Tagged with: "Lower East Side"

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.

The 30th Anniversary of the festival is dedicated to the "Spirit of the Immigrant and Migrant Community." (Photo provided to El Diario)

Loisaida Festival and Uptown Arts Stroll Kick Off Summer Cultural Season

Culture, Latino, Manhattan, Puerto Rican May 26, 2017 at 6:20 pm

As the Loisaida Festival will celebrate 30 years this Sunday, the monthlong Uptown Arts Stroll will feature more than 150 cultural events around Inwood and Upper Manhattan starting next week, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A Former LES Gang Member Reflects

A Former LES Gang Member Reflects

East Asian, Manhattan, Video May 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In the short documentary “Excuse My Gangsta Ways,” Davina Wan recalls her life in a Lower East Side gang from what led her to join it, to the event that pushed her to leave it behind.

Lydia Pacheco, a 61-year-old Puerto Rican who suffers from anxiety attacks, is concerned about the possible closing of the Roberto Clemente Center in the Lower East Side. (Photo by Pedro Frisneda via El Diario)

LES Community Clinic Fights to Survive

Health, Latino, Manhattan May 12, 2017 at 5:04 pm

The 35-year-old Roberto Clemente Center, on the Lower East Side, does not have enough personnel to serve its mostly Hispanic patients, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Kehila Kenosha Janina at 280 Broome St. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Remembering Greek Jews Who Perished

History, Jewish, Manhattan, Western European May 1, 2017 at 5:29 pm

At Kehila Kedosha Janina on the Lower East Side, the deaths during the Holocaust of almost all the Jews from Ioannina were remembered, and one survivor who recently penned a memoir spoke, The National Herald reports.

The Clemente Cultural Center (Photo via The Lo-Down)

More Changes at Clemente on LES

Culture, Latino, Manhattan January 19, 2017 at 2:37 pm

The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center is getting a new executive director, in addition to continued renovations, reports The Lo-Down.

A postcard of Essex and Hester streets on the Lower East Side. (Image courtesy of the Blavatnik Archive Foundation)

The ‘Jewish Ghetto’ Through Postcards

History, Immigration, Jewish, Manhattan January 13, 2017 at 3:39 pm

An exhibit at the Museum at Eldridge Street features postcards from the early 20th century that portray the life of immigrants from Eastern Europe on the Lower East Side, reports Tablet.

Protesters on Wednesday had harsh words for the mayor, and claimed their neighborhood was being denied the protections afforded to others. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Chinatown and LES Protest Against Mayor Draws Citywide Supporters

Housing, Manhattan, New York December 9, 2016 at 4:39 pm

Protesters from neighborhoods across the city joined the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side in front of City Hall to rally against the mayor’s rezoning plans, reports City Limits.

Protesters outside the meeting chanted in English, Spanish and Cantonese. (Photo by Janaki Chadha in City Limits)

Aiming to Protect Lower Manhattan Residents in Rezoning

Business, Housing, Immigration, Manhattan October 3, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Community Board 3’s Land Use Committee heard from city planners recently, while local residents protested for greater inclusion, City Limits reports.

Kehila Kedosha Janina synagogue, located at 280 Broome St. on the Lower East Side (Photo by Jonathan Dawkins, Creative Commons license)

LES Street Co-Naming Honors Greek Jewish Community Leader

Government, Jewish, Manhattan August 9, 2016 at 1:16 pm

The section of Broome Street in front of the Kehila Kedosha Janina synagogue on the Lower East Side will be designated as “Hy Genee Way” in honor of the historic synagogue’s former president, reports Bowery Boogie.

Greek Jewish Festival 2016 (Photo via the Greek Consulate NY's Twitter page)

Celebrating Greek Jews on the Lower East Side

Culture, History, Jewish, Manhattan May 23, 2016 at 3:12 pm

The Greek Jewish Festival celebrates a community that first came to the Lower East Side more than a century ago, reports the Forward.

Residents of different nationalities gathered on Wednesday to condemn the construction of a luxury building in Chinatown. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Chinatown and LES Residents Unite Against Skyscraper

Housing, Manhattan March 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm

A diverse group of residents gathered on Wednesday to condemn the construction of a luxury 80-story skyscraper on the Lower East Side, El Diario/La Prensa reports.