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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The “How to Catch an Eel and Grow Corn” exhibit showcases the best indigenous women artists in New York.
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.
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.
Jesús Hidalgo speaks about his “medicine music” before performing at the Teatro LATEA on May 9 and 10.
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.
Mexicans gathered to mark the Batalla de Puebla in East Harlem on May 3, Diario de México reports.