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The Chinatown Partnership and Chinatown Business Improvement District present a free outdoor film screening of $UPERCAPITALIST, part of Asian CineVision's 2012/13 National Festival Tour. The National Festival Tour features the year's best independent cinema-narrative and documentary features and shorts programs-from the 2012 Asian American International Film Festival, and offers institutions and organizations the rare opportunity to bring new, independent Asian and Asian American films to local communities across the country.

Screening takes place under Columbus Park Pavilion, and will go on rain or shine. 

Director Simon Yin | USA/Hong Kong | 101 min 

A maverick New York hedge fund trader, Conner (Derek Ting), moves to Hong Kong and manages a mega-deal that swiftly escalates beyond his control. Caught between competing forces in a ruthless culture of profits, $upercapitalist inherits the legacy of financial classics such as Wall Street, captivatingly intertwines contemporary and translocal issues in the financial drama, and reiterates the perpetual conflict between ambition, greed, and humanity. Directed by Simon Yin, starring Linus Roache, Kenneth Tsang, Richard Ng, Michael Park, Derek Ting, Darren E. Scott and Kathy Uyen. $UPERCAPITALIST was the Centerpiece of the 35th Asian American International Film Festival in New York City, 2012.

Film Trailer: http://youtu.be/_cpk8Z2mu2c 

Film Info: http://www.asiancinevision.org/supercapitalist/ 



New DOT Pedestrian Maps Can Also Direct Old Pros 

It was hard to blame a group of tourists from Iowa needing a little help Monday as they tried to navigate Chinatown. With pedestrians everywhere in mind, the Department of Transportation is rolling out WALKNYC, a plan to install maps across the five boroughs.


The maps show where you are, nearby subways, points of interest, and how long it should take you to get there.


"We had to calculate, okay go this far, then go north," said one tourist.

"It's very good, because we didn't have a map and we don't know where to get one," noted another tourist.


The DOT says it's not just tourists who can find themselves turned around, that a study showed one in three New Yorkers don't know which way is north. And one in 10 are lost at any given time. That works out to be about 800,000 of us not knowing where we are.


One hundred of the maps are supposed to be in places like the Fashion District, Long Island City, Prospect Heights and Crown Heights this summer. By next summer they'll be in all five boroughs. Similar maps are already on the sides of every Citi Bike station.


"More and more New Yorkers are stepping out to explore new parts of the city, it's really important that they have a way to know how they're getting around," said DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.


Each of the new maps costs about $15,000. Overall it's a $6 million program paid for mostly with federal money.


Business leaders who partnered with the DOT say it could be a wise investment, when pedestrians know where they're going, they're likely to walk farther and shop more.


"When people know where they're headed they're much more likely to explore the city with their wallets," Sadik-Khan said.


The DOT is also partnering with the MTA to put these maps at Select Bus stations and in the subways.




Care Is Closer Than You Think


Living well in New York is just a matter of knowing where to look. In 2013, EmblemHealth is offering free fitness classes, cooking demos and health care education in partnership with our trusted nonprofit partners in your neighborhood.


Click Here for More Info



Summer Camp for Kids


A Place for Kids:  Summer's right around the corner. Come enroll your child in our summer program today (program starts 7/1; ends on 8/16)!  



Restaurants to Try


Lamb stew and fried fish dishes at newly open Cafe Hong Kong, 51 Bayard St

Dinner at Grand Harmony, 94 Mott St

Cancer is a random killer. It can strike any one of us at any time. For many patients suffering from leukemia, lymphoma, other cancers and genetic diseases, there is hope of a cure through a bone marrow transplant. That is, of course, if a donor can be found. 

Chinatown Cares Community Coalition will hold a donor recruitment drive at Columbus Park in Chinatown to register potential bone marrow donors. The drive will benefit Nina Polvanich Louie, who is in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. The event, scheduled on Saturday, 29th will run from 9:am to 5:00pm.

A loving mother, 33 year old Nina Polvanich Louie has lymphoma and is in need of a donor so she can receive a transplant that will save her life. A match has yet to be found. Tissue type is inherited, so Nina's best chance of finding a genetic match lies with donors of Asian descent. Nina and other patients like her, needs to find a donor that is her perfect match. That perfect match could be YOU. So please come down and support this cause. There will be games and music for all. Hope is all we need, so let's do everything we can to save her live.

Volunteers of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to join the registry. If you are between the ages of 18 and 60 and in general good health, you are eligible to be screened and join the worldwide registry for patients in need. A simple swab from the inside of your cheek is all it takes to determine if you are a match for Nina or another person in need. 

For the drive location and more information about Nina Polvanich Louie, please visit www.savenina.org or also visit www.chinatowncares.org

Sponsored by:
David J. Louie, Inc., Golden Lion Club, 384 Grand St. HDFC Inc., The Boil, Manna House Bakery Inc, T-House Inc., H & L Baltic, M Wholesale, GT Good Distribution LLC, Breakroom  

NAPAWF*NYC Health Resource Guide

In the spring of 2013, NAPAWF*NYC launched the first Health Resource Guide (HRG) for Asian American and Pacific Islander Women in NYC. The culmination of half a year of work, the HRG serves to inform and connect AAPI English-speaking women, ages 20-35 with local community centers, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies according to their health interests or needs. 

This guide also aims to spread awareness of prevalent health issues impacting women and girls in the AAPI community. While the HRG is not an all-encompassing guide, it aims to start conversations about the needs and disparities within our community.

Click HERE to see.

Chinatown Thanks You
Condolences to the family of Mao Ling Mei, Chinatown BID Clean Street ambassador, who passed away suddenly this month. We will miss him and all his devoted contributions in making Chinatown shine.

Restaurants to Try


Mou mou cha cha, mango fruit bar & mango wrap @InDessert, 1 East Broadway
Ox tongue in red wine sauce with rice, chicken wings and waffle fries @ Cutting Board, 53 Bayard St


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