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

Ukrainian Folk Singing Offers a Path Through Trauma

Culture, Manhattan, Western European October 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

“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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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.

(Photo via The Uptowner)

Childhood Obesity Reaches Soaring ‘Heights’

Dominican, Health, Manhattan, Youth October 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm 0 comments

Nearly 50 percent of children in Washington Heights are overweight. An Uptowner article explores why that is and what residents are doing to make their neighborhood healthier.

Iqbal Ahmed, manager of Next Fragrances. (Photo by  Joanna Socha, via The Uptowner)

East Harlem Businesses Question Loan Program

Business, Manhattan October 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm 0 comments

Business owners in East Harlem affected by a gas explosion last March have mixed views about a loan program aimed at helping them, reports The Uptowner.

Moses Walton (Photo by Emrys Eller via Gotham Gazette)

Do You Feel Safer Since Sandy?

Brooklyn, Environment, Manhattan October 6, 2014 at 7:02 pm 0 comments

Reporters from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, climate news site AdaptNY, and NY Environment Report went to two neighborhoods hit hard by Sandy two years ago, and early reports are in Gotham Gazette.

Thirty-Five Years of Chinese ‘Waves of Identity’

Thirty-Five Years of Chinese ‘Waves of Identity’

East Asian, History, Manhattan October 6, 2014 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

Organizers of the “Waves of Identity” exhibition on the Chinese-American experience tell SinoVision that it’s relevant to all, especially a series of “provocative” questions whose answers lie in the exhibition and in one’s own experiences.