Manhattan

An Interfaith ‘Prayer for the World’

An Interfaith ‘Prayer for the World’

Manhattan, Religion October 24, 2014 at 6:12 pm

An interfaith exhibit of life-size sculptures in different poses of prayer from Muslim, Christian and Jewish artists is on view at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine and featured in a video report from NYCity News Service.

Michael Moskowitz will be Old Broadway Synagogue's first rabbi in 14 years. (Photo via The Uptowner)

The Only Living Synagogue in Harlem

Jewish, Manhattan October 24, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Nearly a century since a Jewish community last flourished in Harlem, Old Broadway Synagogue looks to build a promising future, starting with the hiring of its first rabbi in 14 years, reports The Uptowner.

Mark Bustos and Graham, whose story is posted on Bustos' Instagram page

Filipino Roots Behind Stylist’s Haircuts for the Homeless

Manhattan, Southeast Asian October 23, 2014 at 3:38 pm

An Asian Journal piece looks at how a trip to his parents’ native Philippines influenced hair stylist Mark Bustos to cut the hair of people living on the streets of Manhattan.

Lady Liberty, Age and Identity, and Helping Domestic Abuse Victims

Lady Liberty, Age and Identity, and Helping Domestic Abuse Victims

History, Manhattan, Women October 23, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Hear how Bartholdi’s Lady Liberty is the inspiration for a new musical in one of three reports on this episode of the CUNY TV show “Independent Sources.”

Singing Ukrainian folk songs (Photo by Irina Ivanova for Voices of NY)

Ukrainian Folk Singing Offers a Path Through Trauma

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Western European October 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm

As the one year anniversary of Maidan approaches, singers and non-singers alike joined in Ukrainian folk singing in New York’s East Village.

Día de los Muertos at El Museo del Barrio

Día de los Muertos at El Museo del Barrio

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Mexican October 21, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, was marked at El Museo del Barrio with face painting, storytelling and performances, as shown in this video.

Kwang Young Chun in front of one of the works in his "Aggregation" series on view at Hasted Kraeutler Gallery in New York (Photo by Yehyun Kim for Voices of NY))

Korean Artists on View in New York

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan October 21, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Three Korean artists currently are on exhibit in New York, with works using very different materials but demonstrating a common interest in humanity.

The team behind "Mari en Maraña" – writers Lourdes Carrasco and Ian Jackson of Washington Heights. (Photo by Sherry Mazzocchi via Manhattan Times)

A Dominican-Haitian Love Story Made in the Heights

Caribbean, Culture, Dominican, Manhattan October 17, 2014 at 5:43 pm

“Mari en Maraña,” a “Romeo and Juliet”-inspired film on a Dominican woman who falls in love with a Haitian man, is in the works, reports Manhattan Times. The Washington Heights filmmakers say the theme is particularly relevant now.

Sculpture of Frederick Douglass by Gabriel Koren, at 110th St. and Frederick Douglass Blvd. (Photo via The Amsterdam News)

Hungarian Sculpts Famous African Americans

African American, Culture, Manhattan October 16, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Hungarian sculptor Gabriel Koren, who has sculpted famous African-American figures, needs financial assistance to complete her commissions, reports Amsterdam News.

(Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Cafés Go Organic

East Asian, Food, Manhattan October 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Korean cafés and restaurants in New York are adding many organic items to their menus, The Korea Times reports.

Khumariyaan lead guitarist Sparlay Rawail claps during their performance on Sunday. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Pashto Music Comes to New York

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, South Asian October 15, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Members of the instrumental group Khumariyaan held their fourth concert of a U.S. tour at the Asia Society in New York on Oct. 12, melding traditional folk music and modern music.

Diversity on Display at the Hispanic Day Parade

Diversity on Display at the Hispanic Day Parade

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan October 14, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Participants and viewers came from many nations and communities to celebrate the 50th Hispanic Day Parade on Fifth Avenue on Oct. 12.

The Pickle Guys are the last pickle merchants on the Lower East Side. (Photo by Hannah Griffin via Our Town Downtown)

Pickled Pineapple, Anyone?

Food, Manhattan October 10, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Pickled pineapple will be among the selections on hand at Pickle Day on Oct. 19 on the Lower East Side, Our Town Downtown reports.

Cop Watch training (Photo by Alex-Quan Pham via Gotham Gazette)

How to Cop Watch

Manhattan, Police October 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Mindful of recent high-profile cases of police brutality, workshops train residents on how to monitor police conduct by “holding smartphones, not guns.” 

Sukkah decorations among other religious items for sale last week. (Photo by Zachary Schrieber, via Tablet Magazine)

Upper West Side’s Judaica Store Hurting

Business, Jewish, Manhattan October 9, 2014 at 3:50 pm

High rent, as well as competition from online vendors and a Jewish museum, spell an uncertain future for one of Manhattan’s last two Judaica stores, reports Tablet Magazine.