Manhattan

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.

The band TROMBEATZ performing at La Marqueta in East Harlem. (photo by Kathleen O'Donnell via Amsterdam News)

Reviving La Marqueta

Food, Manhattan October 28, 2014 at 4:18 pm

A new effort is being launched to revive La Marqueta, the historic food market in East Harlem, by bringing in new vendors and music for court weekends, Amsterdam News reports.

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

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, Voices' Picks 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, Voices' Picks 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.