‘Anyone Can Be a Ninja’

‘Anyone Can Be a Ninja’

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan April 23, 2015 at 12:11 pm

SinoVision attends the opening night of the Old School Kung Fu Fest 2015. The four-day event included “old school” martial arts and action films involving this year’s theme – ninjas.

María de Jesús Tlatenpa-Bello, mother of one of the disappeared students. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Parents of Ayotzinapa Students Arrive in New York

Manhattan, Mexican April 22, 2015 at 3:20 pm

As the parents of the 43 Ayotzinapa students who disappeared in Mexico present a petition to the U.N., local activists complain of lack of community involvement, El Diario reports.

The Little-Known Chinese-American Artist Behind Bambi

The Little-Known Chinese-American Artist Behind Bambi

Culture, East Asian, History, Manhattan April 17, 2015 at 1:30 pm

SinoVision tours “Water to Paper, Paint to Sky,” an exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America on the Chinese-born artist Tyrus Wong whose work for Bambi and other productions was influenced by traditional Chinese art.

George Mendes (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

Bringing Rustic Portuguese Food to Manhattan

Ethnic Eats, Featured Posts, Food, Manhattan, Western European April 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm

With the opening of his second restaurant next week, chef George Mendes is tapping his roots.

Customers admire the beauty of the colorful objects. (Photo by Guadalupe Ramos via Diario de Mexico)

A Bit of Mexico in NY at ‘La Sirena’

Culture, Manhattan, Mexican April 15, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Diario de México pays a visit to La Sirena Mexican Folk Art, the East Village store where Dina Leor sells objects that she purchased over the past 15 years on numerous visits to Mexico.

Meet the Fil-Am Cast Members of ‘The King and I’

Meet the Fil-Am Cast Members of ‘The King and I’

Culture, Manhattan, Southeast Asian April 13, 2015 at 5:28 pm

In anticipation of the April 16 revival of “The King and I,” Asian Journal speaks to some of the Filipino-American cast members of the show.

Remembering Kenya’s Students in NYC: #AfricanLivesMatter

Remembering Kenya’s Students in NYC: #AfricanLivesMatter

African, Featured Posts, Manhattan April 13, 2015 at 2:39 pm

In Union Square, people gathered April 11 to remember the students killed at Garissa University, and proclaimed that #AfricanLivesMatter.

Teariffic Cafe, a milk tea shop at 51 Mott St., was forced to close because of burdensome rental costs. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

High Rent Pushes Shops out of Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Real Estate April 10, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Chinatown rents are rising for many businesses, forcing some to move to Brooklyn or Queens and others to go out of business, Sing Tao Daily reports.

(Photo by Gene Han, Creative Commons license)

A Remembrance of Pearl River Mart

Business, East Asian, Manhattan April 7, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Michelle Chen, daughter of the owners, reflects on the humble Chinatown roots of the store and its expansion over more than four decades in business, in a piece for Open City.

Over 30,000 rescue workers and survivors are still enduring injuries or illnesses. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanic Workers Request Reauthorization of Zadroga Law

Government, Health, Manhattan April 7, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Thousands of Latinos who served as 9/11 first responders hope that the legislation will be extended for another 25 years, El Diario reports.

Trying to Fill the Gap After Chelsea STD Clinic Closes

Trying to Fill the Gap After Chelsea STD Clinic Closes

Health, LGBTQ, Manhattan April 3, 2015 at 4:07 pm

The city’s Chelsea-based STD clinic is shuttered for renovations, and community leaders are trying to get local nonprofits to serve more local patients, reports Gay City News.

Gale Brewer and The Halal Guys co-owner Muhammed Abouelenein (Photo by Mónica Barnkow via Manhattan Times)

A Borough President’s Push to Help Small Businesses Survive

Business, Manhattan April 3, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer announced proposals to help the city’s small businesses succeed, citing The Halal Guys as an example of one that has grown and prospered, reports Manhattan Times.

“Consider the legacy,” one of the many elements in the Ark of Return memorial at U.N. Plaza. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Caribbean Life)

Memorial to Slavery’s Victims Unveiled

African, African American, Caribbean, History, Manhattan April 2, 2015 at 4:45 pm

“The Ark of Return,” a memorial to slavery’s victims, was recently unveiled at the United Nations Visitors Plaza, Caribbean Life reports.

Folksbiene and Museum of Jewish Heritage officials (Photo courtesy of MJH via The Jewish Week)

Folksbiene and Museum of Jewish Heritage ‘Engaged’

Culture, Jewish, Manhattan April 1, 2015 at 3:16 pm

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust have entered an agreement which could result in a merger within two years, The Jewish Week reports.

Children, adolescents, and adults attend services to bless their palms and branches in churches throughout New York. (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Celebrating Holy Week in El Barrio

Manhattan, Mexican, Traditions April 1, 2015 at 11:16 am

Mexicans living in the tri-state area follow the Catholic tradition to the letter, Diario de México reports.