Manhattan

Kids Say ‘Hello’ to Japan

Kids Say ‘Hello’ to Japan

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Voices' Picks, Youth January 20, 2015 at 5:09 pm

A new exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan offers a window on Japan for NYC kids.

Central Harlem (Screenshot via video)

Renaissance or Gentrification in Central Harlem?

Business, Manhattan January 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Locals and business owners weigh in on the new faces, businesses and prices in Central Harlem, in a video in City Limits.

The scene at a vigil in Chinatown for slain NYPD officers. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via The Villager)

A Vigil in Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Police January 8, 2015 at 3:24 pm

A vigil was held in remembrance of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, sponsored by numerous associations in the neighborhood, The Villager reports.

St. Joseph's Church in Chinatown (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

St. Joseph’s Church in Chinatown To Close

East Asian, Manhattan, Religion January 5, 2015 at 3:07 pm

The planned closing of St. Joseph’s Church in Chinatown has upset congregation members, many of whom are Chinese immigrants, Sing Tao Daily reports.

City Council member Margaret Chin (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Criticized, City Council Member Chin Holds Firm

East Asian, Manhattan, Police, Politics December 29, 2014 at 1:23 pm

City Council member Margaret Chin, despite being criticized, continues to favor the indictment of policeman Peter Liang, Sing Tao Daily reports.

‘You Don’t Get Ebola from African Hair Braiding’

‘You Don’t Get Ebola from African Hair Braiding’

African, Manhattan December 17, 2014 at 5:26 pm

In a video on Afrikanspot, the African owner of Assana’s Hair Braiding Center in Harlem says “it’s not fair” and it “really, really hurts” that customers are staying away over fears of getting Ebola.

Bard High School Early college student Mo Tyler at Foley Square (Photo by Zach Williams via The Lo-Down)

Bard Students Organize Against Police Brutality

Manhattan, Police, Youth December 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Students at Bard High School Early College have been organizing others to protest police brutality, The Lo-Down reports.

Protestors from Picture the Homeless said housing and jobs would help curb petty crime better than "Broken Windows" policing. (Photo by Caroline Lewis for Voices of NY)

Homeless Opponents of ‘Broken Windows’ Protest Think Tank

Criminal Justice, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Police, Voices' Picks December 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Advocacy group Picture the Homeless rallied outside the Manhattan Institute with the intent of challenging pundit Heather Mac Donald’s support of the “broken windows” policing practice.

Shuck Seid (right) (Photo via World Journal)

Legendary Chinatown Auxiliary Officer Steps Down

East Asian, Manhattan, Police December 10, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Shuck Seid, 90, had worked in the NYPD’s auxiliary police force in Chinatown for 40 years, reports World Journal.

Juan Camilo (Photo via El Diario)

Dominican Puts ‘Cerveza’ on the Upper Manhattan Map

Business, Dominican, Manhattan December 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Less than two years ago, Juan Camilo left his Wall Street job to establish Dyckman Beer, El Diario reports.

Panelists at the Schomburg Center's Dec. 2 event, "Building a Vibrant Black LGBT Community: Using Kwanzaa Principles Every Day." (Photo by Eseosa Olumhense for Voices of NY)

Applying the Principles of Kwanzaa to the Black LGBT Community

African American, Featured Posts, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Voices' Picks December 8, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Applying the principles of Kwanzaa to the Black LGBT Community was the subject of a recent panel discussion at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.

Shekh Tumis addressing the African Advisory Council: “Please, let’s tell Americans what Ebola is—how it’s affecting us.” (Photo by Kristen Clark for Voices of NY)

Ebola Fallout Still Affecting Africans

African, Bronx, Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan, Voices' Picks December 5, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Ebola – how it affects family and friends in West Africa, and how stigmatization affects immigrants here – remains a concern for New York’s West African community.

(Photo via Amsterdam News)

Exhibit Traces History of Black Theater in NYC

Black, Culture, Manhattan December 5, 2014 at 4:28 pm

A revamped version of the “Harlem Is…Theater” exhibition is on display at the Interchurch Center and chronicles the history of Black theater in the city, with an emphasis on Harlem, reports Amsterdam News.

(Photo by somosos, Creative Commons license)

Horse and Carriage Ban in 2016?

Manhattan December 5, 2014 at 3:34 pm

A bill proposing a horse and carriage ban in the city was introduced by City Council member Daniel Dromm, Queens Chronicle reports.

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A Night of Protests: Eric Garner

Protesters criss-crossed NYC to express outrage over a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer linked to the death of Eric Garner.