Protestors near the U.N. on Nov. 23 (Photo by Lucina Melesia for Voices of NY)

Mexican Protests: Is This Time Different?

Featured Posts, Manhattan, Mexican November 26, 2014 at 2:02 pm

At Columbia University, panelists at a forum discussed the possibility of “transitional justice” after the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Mexico.

Michael Guerrieri (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

New York Sandwiches, by Way of Lisbon and Naples

Ethnic Eats, Featured Posts, Manhattan November 25, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Chef Michael Guerrieri has drawn a loyal crowd to City Sandwich in Hell’s Kitchen, where his New York sandwiches combine the tastes of Portugal and Italy.

Chinese Consul General Visits Historic Exhibition on Community

Chinese Consul General Visits Historic Exhibition on Community

Culture, East Asian, History, Manhattan, Video November 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Sun Guoxiang, the Chinese consul general in NY, visited “Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion” at the New-York Historical Society, the first large-scale exhibition on the history and culture of Chinese Americans hosted by a mainstream entity, reports SinoVision.

French Bookstore Albertine Kicks off with Festival

French Bookstore Albertine Kicks off with Festival

Culture, Manhattan, Video, Western European November 17, 2014 at 3:58 pm

CUNY TV’s French program Canapé features a glimpse into the five-day festival of “provocative public conversations” to celebrate the opening of Albertine, the only French-language bookstore in the city.

Samuel "Sam" Hargress Jr., owner of Paris Blues. (Photo by Ron Scott via Amsterdam News)

Getting the ‘Paris Blues’ in Harlem

African American, Business, Manhattan November 14, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Harlem bar and jazz club Paris Blues celebrates 45 years as a Harlem institution. Amsterdam News speaks to owner Samuel “Sam” Hargress Jr., who has been there since its opening in 1969.

The space under the foot of Manhattan Bridge is slated to be transformed into Forsyth Street Plaza. (Photo by Chen Chen via The China Journal)

A ‘Mini High Line’ for Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan November 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Construction begins next year to create Forsyth Street Plaza in Chinatown in an area now frequented by the homeless, The China Press reports.

(Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

Opinion: What’s a Life Worth in Chinatown?

East Asian, Manhattan, Opinion, Transportation November 11, 2014 at 5:50 pm

An opinion piece in Sing Tao Daily asks: Where is Vision Zero in Chinatown? Four recent traffic deaths there have drawn little attention, unlike a death in a Central Park cycling accident.

The Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz is the "is the first and only Catholic church dedicated to Filipinos in the United States," according to its website. (Photo via The FilAm)

NY’s Only Filipino Church Sees Modest Following

Manhattan, Religion, Southeast Asian November 7, 2014 at 4:17 pm

The FilAm investigates why the Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz, the only Filipino church in the metro area, sees just a few dozen regular congregants.

Jin Ha Kim (Photo via The Korea Times)

Meet Jin Ha Kim, Violin Maker and Restorer Extraordinaire

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan November 7, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Jin Ha Kim, a Korean immigrant and violin maker now focused on repairing violins and bows, tells his life story to The Korea Times.

Dancers of the Mikhailovsky Ballet performing "Le Halte De Cavalerie" (Photo courtesy of Mikhailovsky Ballet)

Mikhailovsky Ballet’s First NYC Visit

Culture, Eastern European, Manhattan November 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Later this month, the Mikhailovsky Ballet comes to New York for the first time to perform several signature ballets, Russkaya Reklama reports.

Chef Marcus Samuelsson and team at the recently held launch party for the West Harlem Community Healthy Food Hub (Photo via Manhattan Times)

New Harlem Food Pantry Promotes Healthy Eating

Food, Manhattan November 4, 2014 at 5:33 pm

The West Harlem Community Healthy Food Hub does more than provide low-income locals with access to nutritious foods, it aims to change their clients’ lifestyles, reports Manhattan Times.

Immigrants at the Senegalese Association (Photo via The Uptowner)

Harlem’s Little Senegal Loses Residents

African, Immigration, Manhattan October 31, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Rising rents are pushing residents out of the Little Senegal community in Harlem, The Uptowner reports.

(Photo via Manhattan Times)

Marching to Protect Rent Regulations

Housing, Manhattan, New York October 31, 2014 at 5:33 pm

In northern Manhattan, politicians and community members marched on Oct. 25 in support of rent regulations that will “keep affordable housing affordable,” Manhattan Times reports.

Substitute for a horse-drawn carriage? Council member Fernando Cabrera promotes the e-carriage (Photo by Catharina Thuemling via Norwood News)

A Look at What Might Replace Horse-Drawn Carriages

Bronx, Manhattan October 31, 2014 at 4:36 pm

City Council member Fernando Cabrera endorses the “e-carriage” as a substitute for horse-drawn carriages. Norwood News went to an unveiling.

Junior Cruz (Photo by Asthaa Chaturvedi via The Uptowner)

Now with Legal Status, Teens Reflect

Immigration, Manhattan, Youth October 28, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Two students from Manhattan look back on their experiences as undocumented immigrants and ahead to what the future holds as green card recipients, in this audio piece from The Uptowner.