Happy Mother's Day!  Come Celebrate in Chinatown.

Miss Connecticut 2013 Kaitlyn Tarpey:  
"A beautiful woman is a strong woman" (all mothers)

  - Wishing Every Beautiful and Strong Woman A Happy Mother's Day!  

NY Rescue Mission Celebrates Mother's Day at Their New 90 Lafayette Street Location:


May 31 and June 28 | Chinatown Partnership, Chinatown Weekend Walk Family Festivals, New York City 

The annual event draws more than 50,000 pedestrians into the historic streets of Chinatown as traffic is closed off for the biggest block party in the community, filled with fun, food, games, and cultural performances to encourage visitors and business in the neighborhood.

Southwest Airlines roundtrip tickets will be provided as prizes in drawings at each festival amongst festival attendees who patronize at least three neighborhood businesses.



2013 Weekend Walk Festival   

For more information to weekend walk events contact us at Tel/Fax: 212-346-9288 or email us at info@ChinatownPartnership.org. 


Aaww Fellowships For Emerging Writers

The Asian American Writers' Workshop is excited to announce the call for two separate fellowships for emerging Asian American writers tied to the magazines we publish. The Open City Fellowship, now in its fourth year, gives five writers the opportunity to write and publish short-form and long-form narrative nonfiction on the vibrant immigrant communities of New York City. This year we're announcing a new opportunity, The Margins Fellowship, which gives three emerging creative writers (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction) aged thirty and under the chance to establish a home for their writing and a space to develop their careers. The deadline is Friday, May 16, by 11 pmFor more info, see our fellowship page, which links to our FAQ and the application: http://www.aaww.org/fellowships/

Each of our fellows will receive $5,000, access to the AAWW space, publishing opportunities in our magazines, free workshops, and more. The Margins fellows will also receive residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts, an innovative seven-acre artists retreat space at the former house and gardens of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. All fellows will serve as writers-in-residence with our online magazines, which have published Chang-rae Lee, Jessica Hagedorn, Ashok Kondabolu, Sarah Gambito, Jad Abumrad, and been linked to by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and The New Inquiry.

For More Information Click HERE.

April 30 Storm Resources - Insurance And Reporting


Sandy Survivors may have flood coverage under the FEMA NFIP Group Insurance Policy. For more information please see the two flyers HERE and HERE.


New Yorkers should also report flooded areas and any damages to home or business due to yesterday's storm/flooding by phone (311) or online (www.NYC.gov/311).   The New York City Office of Emergency Management encourages New Yorkers affected by yesterday's storm to report damage to their homes and businesses to 311. The data will be collected and mapped, and used to assess the damage in areas affected by the April 30 rainstorm and subsequent flooding.  The City must meet certain damage thresholds to qualify for federal disaster assistance programs. Information reported to 311, either by phone or online (NYC.gov/311) about damage to homes and businesses will not be used for any purpose other than assisting OEM in developing a more accurate assessment of the impact from the storm and flooding.



  • For anyone that may be experiencing emotional distress related to flooding (for example, overwhelming feelings of anxiety; isolation and limited access to health/mental health appointments or related needs; trouble sleeping; etc.), LifeNet (NYC's crisis assessment, information and referral hotline) offers 24/7 confidential support:

o   1-800-LIFENET (1-800-543-3638)

o   For Spanish-speakers: 1-800-AYUDESE (1-800-293-3373)

o   For Chinese-language (Cantonese & Mandarin) speakers: 1-877-990-8585

o   For those inside/outside NYC, the national Disaster Distress Helpline also offers 24/7 emotional support: 1-800-985-5990 / text "TalkWithUs" to 66746

o   Warning signs of emotional distress, information, coping and preparedness resources

Tickets: $15 for Adults / $10 for Members, Seniors & Students   

Click Here to Register 


Wilson Tang, renowned dim sum place Nom Wah Tea Parlor's next generation proprietor, and Jonathan Wu, chef/partner of Fung Tu, a modern restaurant on the Lower East Side featuring creative Chinese American cuisine, discuss their creative partnership, love for comfort food, and the evolution of Chinese-American food in the 21st century. This talk is moderated by writer/columnist Jeff Yang (Wall Street Journal), and includes a sampling of Nom Wah's delectable dim sum.    

As part of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and Lower East Side History Month, MOCA pays tribute to generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States and salutes their contributions.


This program is part of MOCAEATS, MOCA's signature public program series that mines the rich field of New York's local, regional and global cuisines and culture with food writers, restaurateurs and chefs.

Happy Mother's Day! Celebrate yours with a Chinatown Ice Cream Factory special ice cream cakes this weekend!,

On May 13 visit Häagen-Dazs in Chinatown for Free Cone Day at 53 1/2 Mott St.

The line will be long, the taste will be unforgettable.

Job Posting: School Crossing Guard

School Crossing Guards help children safely cross busy intersections on their way to and from school, and control traffic flow around schools in the morning, at lunch time and at the end of the school day.


Great Part Time Jobs Are Available Now!

Good Pay - $9.88/Hour To Start, $12.90/Hour After 3 Years.


Health Benefits - Health Insurance with 20+ Hours Worked Per Week. Work Close to Home - Go To Your Local Precinct For An Applicaton..


The Police Department is interested in recruiting School Crossing Guard candidates for all Precincts.  At this time there is particular interest in recruiting School Crossing Guard candidates in the 1st, 5th, 9th, 17th, 19th, 23rd, 26th, 30th, 32nd, 42nd, 43rd, 45th, 50th, 60th, 61st, 81st, 83rd, 94th, 106th, 107th, 108th, and 112th Precincts.


There are no formal education or experience requirements for this job, but all candidates must be able to understand and be understood in English.


For More Info Click HERE.


MOCATALKS: Celebrating Mothers 
(May 10th)

Join MOCA this Mother's Day weekend for a celebratory tea & talk with Chinese American writers Deanna Fei (A Thread of Sky: A Novel, 'Battle Plan Of A Tiger Daughter') and Betty Ming Liu ('Parents like Amy Chua are the reason why Asian-Americans like me are in therapy'). United by a passion for illuminating the lives of women and mothers, these distinguished writers and bloggers will share their unique voice on motherhood and parenting, as well as honor the many women - young and old; mothers and daughters - who grace our lives and communities. Attendees will also enjoy fine teas and pastries, and free admission to MOCA's new exhibition, Oil and Water: Reinterpreting Ink. This panel is moderated by Dorothy Yang MSW, LCSW, Psychoanalyst/Psychotherapist. As part of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, MOCA pays tribute to generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States and salutes their contributions. 
For more information click HERE.

Canal Street Turned Into a Slow Zone to Increase Safety 

Photo by:  DNAinfo/Ben Fractenberg

Article By Lisha Arino on May 1, 2014

LOWER MANHATTAN - Expect to see slower-moving traffic on Canal Street this summer.

The mile-and-a-half stretch of Canal Street from West Street to East Broadway is one of nine new arterial slow zones announced Thursday by the Department of Transportation.


Traffic on Canal Street will be reduced to 25 miles per hour and accompanied by signal timing changes, distinctive signage and increased enforcement by the NYPD. That will include temporary speed boards installed in key locations to make motorists aware of the new speed limit, the DOT said in a statement.

The new designation is intended to make the roadway safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. Canal Street has seen six fatalities since 2008, according to the DOT


"Sometimes it seems as if Canal Street is a perpetual slow zone - but slowing down traffic on Canal, which bustles with bicycles, pedestrians and vehicles all day long, is the right thing to do," said State Sen. Daniel Squadron. "This heavy volume of road use is exactly what makes Canal Street a candidate for an arterial slow zone.


State Sen. Brad Hoylman also praised the new slow zone, saying that Broadway and Canal Street are "two of the most dangerous roadways in my district."

Eight other slow zones across the city were announced Thursday, including Atlantic Avenue and Grand Concourse corridors in Brooklyn and the Bronx, respectively, which have seen more than 20 fatalities since 2008, according to the DOT. The slow zones are part of the city's Vision Zero Action Plan to end traffic deaths and injuries. 


Read More Here 


Baruch College Students Visit 

Ken Guest's Baruch College class visits CPLDC.

Pvt. Danny Chen Way 
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A new "Chinatown" mural painted by Dceve (Smart Crew) sponsored by Klughaus Gallery.
It is located on Allen St. and Division St. (at 1 Allen St.)





Earth Day 2014, The Horse of New Hope, Why We Love Chinatown, And Chinatown Cleanup/Planting



NeighborFood food tour, Photo by Laura Jung


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