Trinidadian history comes to life in the musical “Flambeaux.”
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.
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.
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.
Immigrant and former waiter Gonzalo Bava opened the first Uruguayan restaurant in Manhattan on the Lower East Side, El Diario reports.
Times Square was the site of protests over the recent killing in Mexico City of a photojournalist, an activist and others.
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.
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.
Thousands celebrated Dominican culture and cheered baseball star Pedro Martínez at Sunday’s Dominican Day Parade, El Diario reports.
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.
The Minisink Townhouse will celebrate half a century of working to break the cycle of poverty for New Yorkers, reports Amsterdam News.
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.
An exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York documents the history and influence of hip-hop through photos.
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.
OnDelivery.com, 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.