‘Flambeaux’ Brings Caribbean History to Stage 

‘Flambeaux’ Brings Caribbean History to Stage 

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video September 2, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Trinidadian history comes to life in the musical “Flambeaux.”

Jeb Bush Jr. at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Chinatown on August 21. (Photo via World Journal)

Jeb Bush Jr. Visits Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics August 31, 2015 at 9:30 pm

Jeb Bush Jr. visited Chinatown on Aug. 21 – before his father’s controversial remarks concerning “anchor babies” – to campaign among Chinese Republicans in the community, reports World Journal in a couple of articles.

John Dunleavy ( left), Command Master Chief Christian Detje from the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, and other leaders at the 2015 Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan. (Photo by Lt. Matthew Stroup, Creative Commons license)

Ousted Chair of St. Patrick’s Parade Threatens Legal Action

Culture, Manhattan, Queens, Western European August 26, 2015 at 4:19 pm

At a meeting with supporters, the former chair of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade, John Dunleavy, had strong words for the organization, LGBT supporters, the Irish government, and the Irish Voice, which reported on the event.

Alex Belanchuk of Alex Shoe Repair in Flatbush. (Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)

A Tale of Two Shoe Repairs

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European, Manhattan August 25, 2015 at 1:19 pm

Weeks after The Lo-Down covered the shuttering of Alex Shoe Repair on the Lower East Side, Ditmas Park Corner reports on the impending closure of Alex’s Shoe Repair in Flatbush. After at least two decades in business, both faced rent hikes.

Gonzalo Bava started out working as a waiter, as many other immigrants do when they first arrive.  (Photo by Gerardo Romo for Voices of NY)

Charrúa: The First Uruguayan Restaurant in Manhattan

Business, Food, Manhattan August 19, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Immigrant and former waiter Gonzalo Bava opened the first Uruguayan restaurant in Manhattan on the Lower East Side, El Diario reports.

Activists gathered August 15 at Times Square to protest the murder of five people in Mexico City, including a photojournalist and activist (Photo by Roxanne L. Scott for Voices of NY)

Mexican Activists Protest Photojournalist’s Murder

Featured Posts, Manhattan, Mexican August 18, 2015 at 5:33 pm

Times Square was the site of protests over the recent killing in Mexico City of a photojournalist, an activist and others.

Yiddish folk arts program KlezKamp will continue in the form of Yiddish New York. (Photo by Bob Blacksberg via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Yiddish Cultural Gathering Comes to Manhattan

Culture, Jewish, Manhattan August 13, 2015 at 10:25 am

Yiddish New York, the successor to the long-running KlezKamp program, will offer workshops and performances on Yiddish culture during the week of Christmas, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

From Henna to Latter Day Santos

From Henna to Latter Day Santos

Culture, Manhattan, Queens August 12, 2015 at 9:02 am

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” interviews two female artists – Farzana Fatema, a henna artist who demonstrates her skills on camera, and Rodríguez “Roca” Calero, who intertwines spirituality and urban culture in her artwork.

Celebrants at the Dominican Day Parade (Photo courtesy of New York Governor's office via El Diario)

Vibrant Dominican Rhythms Take Manhattan

Culture, Dominican, Manhattan, Traditions August 11, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Thousands celebrated Dominican culture and cheered baseball star Pedro Martínez at Sunday’s Dominican Day Parade, El Diario reports.

(Photo by Kinue Imai Weinstein for Voices of NY)

Marking 70 Years Since Hiroshima and Nagasaki

East Asian, Featured Posts, History, Manhattan, Voices' Picks August 10, 2015 at 2:19 pm

The 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima was marked at a “Peace Gathering” at the New York Society for Ethical Culture on Aug. 5.

Minisink Townhouse (Photo by Jim Henderson via Amsterdam News)

Minisink Celebrates 50 Years in Central Harlem

Manhattan, Social Services August 7, 2015 at 7:12 am

The Minisink Townhouse will celebrate half a century of working to break the cycle of poverty for New Yorkers, reports Amsterdam News.

St. Joseph’s Church (Photo by Joe Chen via The Lo-Down)

Fujianese Parishoners Lose Church in Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Religion August 6, 2015 at 10:45 am

The Chinese congregation of the now-shuttered St. Joseph’s Church, the majority of whom come from Fujian province in China, have been encouraged to attend the Church of the Transfiguration. But “ninety-nine percent won’t go,” a parishioner tells The Lo-Down.

Hip-Hop Revolution

The History of Hip-Hop, in Photos and More

African American, Black, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video August 5, 2015 at 3:50 pm

An exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York documents the history and influence of hip-hop through photos.

Gigi Li with her supporters at a fundraising event in Chinatown. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Gigi Li Off the Ballot for District Leader

Government, Manhattan August 4, 2015 at 5:44 pm

CB 3 chair Gigi Li will not go on the ballot for district leader against incumbent Jenifer Rajkumar, and Sing Tao Daily examines some of the reaction to the news.

Division Street in Chinatown (Photo by jqpubliq, Creative Commons license)

Chinatown Restaurants Turn to Website to Draw More Customers

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan August 3, 2015 at 5:11 pm, an online delivery service for Chinatown restaurants that otherwise wouldn’t offer delivery, could help boost business for an industry beleaguered by rising costs and fewer tourists, reports Sing Tao Daily.