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Come See the Sunday Veterans Day Parade

November 8, 2014

Mott Street to Chatham Square, 12pm Noon

Conversational English & Job Preparation Skills Training 
Workshops for Immigrants

Classes for Job Preparation Skills training & Conversational English are scheduled to start on Monday, Nov 17, 2014, & Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, respectively at the Flushing NYS DOL DEWS offices located @ 138 - 60 Barclay Avenue, 2nd Floor, Flushing, Queens. Please see flyer above for details. The aim of the class is to assist you with improving your English skills and increase your chances of obtaining employment.

The class schedule is as follows:

Job Preparation Skills classes run every Monday from 2:30pm to 4pm for 10 weeks
Conversational English classes run every Tuesday from 2pm to 4:30pm for 10 weeks

Please contact by email or phone if you are interested in attending.

BEST STORE within the East Village / LES / Chinatown Area

Hi Friends of UNIQULEE! 

We want to WIN! 

Uniqulee has been nominated for BEST STORE within the East Village / LES / Chinatown area in Time Out Love New York Awards!  


We need you, our fans, friends and special customers to help promote us for this prestigious award, please vote - IF YOU LOVE US, AND I KNOW YOU DO!!!


VOTE FOR UNIQULEE AT  timeout.com/newyork/votelocal 

Click onto Manhattan


Select BEST STORE and click on UNIQULEE  


Use #TOloveNY and #UNIQUELEE to show everyone why you love us and help get the word out to your friends!  


Voting is happening now through Wednesday November 12; the winners will be announced the week of December 4!


Thank you for all your support and your kindness these past months - we love having each and every one of you at the store. Come see us again soon!  


Wish US Good luck! 



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Best Chinatowns in the USA
travelpulse.com / TOM BASTEK 
Chinatown is more than just a section of town. It is a destination, a place of culture and cuisine; a home. There are people that seek them out before they even check into their hotel.  With the world getting smaller and smaller every day, the Chinatowns are getting bigger and bigger. 

Chinatown in Manhattan boasts the largest number of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere.  Bordering Little Italy, Tribeca, Civic center and the lower east side, there are approximately 100,000 Chinese residing there.


Unlike San Francisco, you won't find a lot of buildings of Asian design, but you will see signage.  Mott St., Canal St., and Grand St. are some of the best to start your stroll.  You can eat about anywhere and it isn't just authentic, it is homemade and fantastic.  Try the Peeking Duck House for a true experience.  The waiter will bring the duck to the table, parade it around and carve it right in front of you.


If you are looking for a hand-pulled noodle house, no one is more authentic than Sheng Wang.  The best part of this place is that you can't even get a soup for more than $6.  You may have a hard time communicating as the English is sparse, but the flavor is not.


To read full article click HERE.

Project AHEAD 

Project Asian Health Education and Development is an 8-week summer internship program designed to give training and experience to college students who have an interest in pursuing a career in healthcare. Project AHEAD 2015 will take place June 22, 2015 to August 14, 2015, and will be located in lower Manhattan. 

Students will be exposed to various healthcare careers, and gain an understanding of the history and dynamics of the New York Asian American community and of current health issues impacting the health status of Asian Americans in the United States. Interns will have the opportunity to create and implement a community health project, attend seminars and workshops and shadow healthcare professionals. 

Interns will receive a $1,000 stipend for the summer program. The Health Center will not be responsible for housing accommodation, food or travel expenses. If accepted applicants are not New York City residents, please contact your school for possible NYC housing opportunities available to interns. 

For more information or to apply click HERE.

Potato Counter

Craving fries? Buy a bucket full from Potato Counter, 234 Canal St

Nov 14 8th Korean American Film Festival in New York
Our friends at KAFFNY are presenting another year's fantastic program of the most cutting-edge and inspiring works by Korean American filmmakers and artists. The festival opens on Nov 14 with the screening and art exhibition of the renowned NY-based artist ROSTARR. 

Mention ACV at door to get a discount to the KAFFNY Opening Night or pre-purchase the ticket HERE to get $10 off.  

An Evening with Jimmy Wong Yu


Jimmy Wong Yu will be presented the New York Asian Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award and will participate in an on-stage discussion before a screening of his massively entertaining martial-arts classic Master of the Flying Guillotine, projected on glorious 35mm. Co-presented with Subway Cinema and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York.

Ticket includes admission to the 5:30pm reception with Jimmy Wong Yu in the Furman Gallery.


For more information or to buy tickets click HERE.
MOCACITIZEN: What's Up with the Hyphen? A Conversation on Chinese American Identity with Eric Liu


What does it mean to be Chinese American in this moment? What are the nuances of "Chinese American", "Chinese-American", and "Chinese/American"? And how does exploring these questions alter our notions of just what an American is and will be? Through the lens of an American-born son raised by immigrant parents and a father raising a Chinese American daughter, Eric Liu, author of A Chinaman's Chance: One Family's Journey and the Chinese American Dream, examines how we compose an American identity and what it means to be a citizen in America.


This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving.

Admission: $12/Adult; $10/Student & Senior; $7/MOCA Member

To learn more or register click HERE.

Modernity and the Bible - 
With Dr. Regina Stein

Who wrote the Bible? Did the events it presents happen as the Bible describes them? Is the text of the Torah scroll accurate? Medieval rabbinic commentators had clear answers to these questions. But modern scientific discoveries, archaeology and literary theories radically challenged many traditional notions. How should we read the Bible in the 21st century? To answer this complex question, we will explore some of the personalities, ideas and debates from the classical rabbinic period to the Middle Ages, and from the Enlightenment to today. Take just one or the whole series of eight classes.


$15 per class; $110 for all 8 classes

To RSVP click HERE.


Best New Restaurants in NYC's Chinatown 
cntraveler.com / Written by John Wogan 
Photo by Alice Gao 
There's a swath of town where the Lower East Side meets Chinatown-a haven between the tourists hunting for knockoff handbags on Canal Street and those lining up for a slice in Little Italy-that reminds us that an authentic, just-gritty-enough New York still exists. With a slew of new restaurants (and rumblings of hotels to come), we doubt this area will remain off the beaten path for long. Here, a few of our favorite neighborhood pioneers: 

Chef Jonathan Wu honed his skills at Per Se before opening this haute take on a neighborhood Chinese restaurant last fall. Small plates like the silken tofu with lobster broth shine, but the cocktails-we love the Apium Den, with Dorothy Parker gin, house-made Szechuan syrup, and celery juice-are the real stars(22 Orchard St.; fungtu.com).



This tiny sun-splashed café serves up healthy, mostly meatless dishes like black rice with kale and grapefruit-and-ginger ponzu dressing. Late risers will love that breakfast, with four different acai bowls, is served until 4 p.m. (143 Division St.; dimesnyc.com)


To read full article click HERE


Photographer Revisits His 30-Year-Old Photographs of New York's Chinatown
Chinese New Year, 1984 

Revisiting photographs you took 30 years ago can be an eye-opening experience, and not simply because of the sharp realization of just how much has changed.


For photographer Bud Glick, digging up, scanning and printing his photographs from New York City's Chinatown in the 1980s has allowed him to discover images he once looked over, save images that were once unprintable, and revisit a fascinating time characterized by rapid social change.

The photographs in Glick's Chinatown, NY series were captured between 1981 and 1984 while he was working full-time for the New York Chinatown History Project, now the Museum of Chinese in America. But while this work meant a great deal to him, it eventually found its way into storage where it sat for some three decades.


It wasn't until recently that Glick rediscovered these negatives and began breathing new life into old work with some help from the digital age.

To read full article click HERE.
Spicebox Crepes

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