A nearly five-month battle to stay open ended in triumph for the Marble Hill International Unisex Salon, which has served as a community gathering spot for 53 years, reports The Riverdale Press.
A new stretch of the boardwalk opened in the Rockaways on May 22, and The Wave reported on the commitment of the city to spending all $480 million in FEMA funds in the Rockaways.
Residents of Cobble Hill were dismayed by two plans put forward by a real estate developer for the Long Island College Hospital site, the Red Hook Star-Revue reports.
The head of the beleaguered Fung Wah Bus line has announced that the company may close for good after losing their Boston stop, perhaps its most profitable destination, reports World Journal.
A Polish foundation called Culture Shock is sponsoring a series of workshops and events in Greenpoint, reports Greenpoint Gazette.
The Viking Fest on May 16 and the 17th of May Parade the day after made up a weekend of Norwegian and Scandinavian festivities in Bay Ridge.
New York City has adopted a cultural plan that will evaluate the city’s cultural assets and explore collaborations and other ways to promote culture in various communities, Gotham Gazette reports.
Ahead of the Lower East Side celebration of Latino culture, the Loisaida Festival, Manhattan Times looks at the its sponsor, Loisaida Inc., and its efforts to keep the history and culture of the Latino community intact in the neighborhood.
Members of the DanceAfrica troupe and the Balé Folclórico da Bahia explored Afro-Brazilian roots and traditions at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn May 19.
City politicians and tenant leaders assess the 10-year plan to turn NYCHA’s finances around, City Limits reports.
Home to the largest Sri Lankan community in the United States, Staten Island has “several extraordinary Sri Lankan restaurants.” A Gay City News reporter pays a visit to one of them, Lakruwana.
The New York Botanical Garden recreates Frida Kahlo’s studio and garden in an exhibition that focuses on the renowned Mexican artist’s nature pieces, reports Diario de México.
May 19 would have been the day that President Obama’s immigration relief program took effect, but it is stalled in the courts. Protestors rallied for — and against — in Lower Manhattan.
Politicians in the Korean community met with industry representatives to discuss ways to avoid a crackdown by state authorities on the salons, Korea Daily reports.
The United Business Cooperative supports and educates local immigrant entrepreneurs in the food industry, as new clientele and businesses move in to Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.