The East River is a gathering place for many local fishermen. (Photo via World Journal)

East River Fishing Faces Uncertain Regulations, Interruptions

East Asian, Manhattan, Sports May 26, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Chinese fishermen who have spent years fishing in the East River tell World Journal they want clarification of the rules after city officials started patrolling the area recently and issuing tickets and summons.

South African independence day celebration (Photo via Afrikanspot

South Africans Mark Independence Day in Riverside Park

African, Manhattan, Video May 26, 2015 at 4:12 pm

South Africans in New York celebrated 21 years of their country’s independence with a picnic in Riverside Park, while keeping in mind what the event organizer called the “senseless killing of foreigners” in South Africa.

Boston’s Fung Wah bus stop has not been returned to the company’s use, likely triggering its permanent closure. (Photo via World Journal)

The End of Chinatown’s Fung Wah Bus?

Manhattan, Transportation May 22, 2015 at 4:31 pm

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.

The team at the Loisaida Center includes (from left to right): Libertad Guerra, Chief Curator and Artistic Director; Alejandro Epifanio Juan, Technical and Media Manager; Lymaris Alboris, Acacia’s Director of Project Management, Communications and External Affairs; and Carlos “Tato” Torres, Deputy of Community Affairs. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Loisaida: Celebrating Latino Pride on the LES

Culture, Latino, Manhattan May 20, 2015 at 6:21 pm

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.

Mark Harrington, James Krellenstein, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, and Jim Eigo following a May 15 meeting of health department officials, AIDS activists, and elected officials. (Photo via Gay City News)

Pressing for More AIDS Services in Chelsea

Health, LGBTQ, Manhattan, New York May 18, 2015 at 7:33 pm

AIDS activists met with city health officials to ask that more be done to replace services lost when the sexually transmitted diseases clinic in Chelsea was closed for renovations in March, Gay City News reports.

Image via Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "New York Slave Market About 1730."

Recognizing How Slaves Helped Build NYC

Black, Brooklyn, Business, History, Manhattan May 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm

A marker or monument recognizing the contribution of slaves to the founding and growth of NYC has been approved by the City Council and should go up some time this summer in Lower Manhattan, The Amsterdam News reports.

Kulwinder "Jani" Singh, co-owner of Punjabi Grocery & Deli, from Tribeca Film Festival video.

A Taxi Stand to Save Punjabi Deli – But ‘There’s a Catch’

Business, Manhattan, South Asian May 14, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Punjabi Deli on the Lower East side relies on the business of cabbies. A proposal for a “temporary stand” hasn’t mollified the deli owners, The Lo-Down reports.

Dalia Ramadan, Nadeen Odeh and Sophia Alissa from left to right perform at rehearsals. (Photo via Women's eNews video)

All-Girl Palestinian Rap Trio Bring Message to NYC

Culture, Manhattan, Middle Eastern May 14, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Shoruq, an all-female rap group from a refugee camp in Bethlehem, use hip-hop to bring awareness to the plight of Palestinians. During a visit to New York, which included a performance in Downtown Manhattan, they spoke to Women’s eNews.

‘The Five Elements’ of Ching Ho Cheng

‘The Five Elements’ of Ching Ho Cheng

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Video May 13, 2015 at 1:04 pm

The late Chinese-American artist Ching Ho Cheng was well-respected for his work at a time when almost no Asian-American artists were visible in the New York City art scene. SinoVision visits Shepherd Gallery where his pieces are on display through May 16.

Native American Post-Modernism on Display

Native American Post-Modernism on Display

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Native American May 12, 2015 at 3:28 pm

The “How to Catch an Eel and Grow Corn” exhibit showcases the best indigenous women artists in New York.

Extending Health Care to the Undocumented?

Extending Health Care to the Undocumented?

Health, History, Manhattan, New York, Western European May 8, 2015 at 6:35 pm

A look at efforts to expand health care access to undocumented immigrants in NYC, and a documentary on the little-known enclave of “Little Spain” on West 14th Street, are part of this week’s episode of “Independent Sources” from CUNY TV.

Brain Tolle (in the dark-colored suit jacket), the artist behind the Irish Hunger Memorial, speaks to the Walk & Talk group.
(Photo by Frances Mulraney via Irish Central)

A Memorial to Those Lost in the Irish Famine

History, Manhattan, Western European May 7, 2015 at 2:52 pm

An Irish Central reporter joins a “Walk & Talk” organized by the Irish Hunger Memorial, also attended by its artist, Brian Tolle. The site pays tribute to the Irish who lost their lives to the Great Hunger in Ireland and those who made it to New York but still succumbed to illness.

(Photo courtesy of Jesús Hidalgo)

‘Medicine Music’ on the Lower East Side

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, South American May 5, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Jesús Hidalgo speaks about his “medicine music” before performing at the Teatro LATEA on May 9 and 10.

Public Advocate Letitia James rallying support for the Nail Salon Health and Safety Bill. (Photo courtesy of @TishJames via Queens Courier)

Letitia James Advocates for Nail Salon Safety Bill

Business, Government, Health, Manhattan May 5, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Public Advocate Letitia James spoke outside City Hall in support of the City Council bill, which would require nail salons to register with the Health Department, reports Queens Courier.

Batalla de Puebla Celebrations in East Harlem

Batalla de Puebla Celebrations in East Harlem

Manhattan, Mexican, Traditions May 4, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Mexicans gathered to mark the Batalla de Puebla in East Harlem on May 3, Diario de México reports.