(Courtesy of Hee Sung Lee)

Korean Artists Come to East Harlem

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Voices' Picks February 23, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Observing the Lunar New Year, Korean style, was a family affair for painter Hee Sung Lee and her flute-playing son Han Chung Eun.

(Photo by Thomas Hawk, Creative commons license)

Remembering Malcolm X, 50 Years After His Death

African American, History, Manhattan February 20, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Scholars and activists recently remembered Malcolm X, who was assassinated on Feb. 21, 1965. The Amsterdam News writes about what they had to say about the Black leader’s legacy.

Melchor Evangelista, chef at Grill 21(Photo via The FilAm)

Sampling Filipino Food

East Asian, Food, Manhattan February 20, 2015 at 4:35 pm

An 8-year-old restaurant in New York’s Gramercy area serves up authentic Filipino dishes such as dinuguan made of ox blood, The FilAm reports.

Jennie Santos stands with her mixed-media sculpture. The piece is supposed to be interactive. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Caribbean Life)

Exhibition Brings Haitian and Dominican Artists Together

Caribbean, Culture, Dominican, Manhattan February 20, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Caribbean Life reports that artists of Haitian and Dominican background are featured in a Washington Heights exhibit, something that might seem “impossible on the island of Hispaniola itself.”

Painting by Frandy Jean (Image via The Haitian Times)

Haitian Paints ‘Art as Narrative’

Caribbean, Culture, Manhattan February 19, 2015 at 12:23 pm

New works by Haitian artist Frandy Jean will be on display at the Theater for the New City, The Haitian Times reports.

Eddie Huang’s creative spirit also created a Jeremy Lin bao during the peak of Linsanity. (Photo via World Journal)

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ and into BaoHaus

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Media February 13, 2015 at 8:07 pm

Taiwanese eatery BaoHaus on East 14th St. is seeing an uptick in business thanks to the success of ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat,” which is based on the memoirs of BaoHaus owner Eddie Huang, reports World Journal.

What is Room 28?

What is Room 28?

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan, Video February 9, 2015 at 4:51 pm

The comedy sketch group Room 28, with Latino roots, wants to entertain people of all backgrounds with their humor, on display Feb. 13 and 14 in East Harlem.

"The Renny" (Photo via Caribbean Life)

A Bid to Save Harlem’s Historic ‘Renny’

Black, Business, History, Manhattan February 6, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Caribbean Life writes about Harlem’s historic theater complex, The Renny, and moves afoot to save it from demolition.

Chinatown Meat Market Closes after Half a Century

Chinatown Meat Market Closes after Half a Century

Business, East Asian, Food, History, Manhattan February 5, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Han May Meat Co., a Chinatown fixture for half a century, has closed, reports World Journal.

Uniqulee (Photo by April Xu via Sing Tao Daily)

Lee Chan’s Shop Adds Fun to Chinatown 

Business, Manhattan February 4, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Uniqulee, a store unlike any other in Chinatown, sells handcrafts and memorabilia collected from around the world by its owner Lee Chan, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Musicians from The Bhakti Center at the Jan. 25 event. (Photo via The Villager)

Different Faiths Make Spiritual Sounds

Culture, Manhattan, Religion February 4, 2015 at 1:02 pm

The sixth annual Spiritual Sounds musical event was held in the East Village on Jan. 25, The Villager reports.

Black Lives Matter: Gathering to Build a Movement

Black Lives Matter: Gathering to Build a Movement

Black, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video February 3, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Grass-roots organizers and civil rights activists met Jan. 30 at The Gathering to discuss ways to promote and sustain the movement Black Lives Matter.

Mural by artist Jessica Blowers at Stanley’s Pharmacy, 31 Ludlow St. (Photo courtesy LES BID via The Lo-Down)

A Plan to Paint 100 LES Gates

Culture, Manhattan January 30, 2015 at 2:56 pm

A Lower East Side project to paint murals on “100 gates” of businesses has received city funding to support the effort, Our Town and The Lo-Down reports.

At the I Love Dan Studio in New york, with director Moon-joo Choi at center in front (Photo via The Korea Times)

K-Pop Dance Classes Promote Korean Culture

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan January 30, 2015 at 11:30 am

“I Love Dance” studio in New York offers K-pop dance classes to a variety of of students, The Korea Times reports.

Sheldon Silver in October with other city officials at the signing of the 25 mph bill. (Photo by NYCDOT, Creative Commons license)

Jewish Voices on Silver’s Fall

Government, Jewish, Manhattan January 28, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Sheldon Silver’s Jewish constituents on the Lower East Side continue, for the most part, to lend their support to the beleaguered Assembly member, reports The Jewish Week.