Chinatown Partnership and Chinatown BID Wish Everyone a
Happy and Prosperous 2015 New Year!


New colorful and decorative Chinatown BID signage welcoming visitors and the New Year.


Candlelight vigil for Police Officers Ramos & Liu 
at Chatham Square  /  Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 4:00 pm 

Off the Beaten Path, and Well Worth a Visit / LIGAYA MISHAN
The Manhattan Bridge heaves above this shallow storefront, which is around the corner from 88 East Broadway on Forsyth Street but takes the two lucky 8s as its address. The owner, Hui Jun Wang, is from Henan Province, and the menu is nomadic, reaching to neighboring Hubei and Shaanxi and to Sichuan in the southwest for some of China's greatest-hits noodles. Anything impaled on a skewer - whole peppers, belligerently hot; tender chicken hearts; jaw-wrangling tendon - is snowed under with almost too much (but just enough) salt, cumin and chile. One of the best things I ate all year was Uighur-style bread, round, dense and chewy, like an imploded bagel, propped on two sticks. English is at a minimum, as is seating. 

88 East Broadway, Suite 106 (Forsyth Street), Chinatown; 646-229-8107.

To read full article click HERE.


Spring Registration is open!

Our new spring class schedule is out! Learn how to artfully master the sword or ribbon, how to create works of art out of brush and paper, or simply how to stay fit! With so many choices from beginner to advanced, there's sure to be a class that's right for you!


If you are interested in taking a class that is not on the schedule, please let us know! We can open a new class for you if we can find 6 or more students. Please feel free to call or email Selena at for more information.

Spring semester classes will run from January 10th to June 14th. At 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street, 3rd and 4th floors between Astor Place and West 4th Street. An optional student recital is scheduled for June 14, 2015. Please save the date!

To download class schedule click HERE.

BuzzFeed, Microsoft, AppNexus, The New York Times, and Kickstarter Providing 12-Week Internships

For First Time Ever, Fellowship Exclusively Serving 18- to 26-Year-Olds Without A College Degree
New York - The New York City Department of Small Business Services and the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, in partnership with the Flatiron School and Youth Development Institute (YDI), today announced the launch of a new model of the successful NYC Web Development Fellowship. For the first time, the program will exclusively serve 18- to 26-year-olds without a college degree. Since its launch in 2013, the program has provided intensive training free of charge to 56 participants, with 96 percent of participants from the first cohort now in jobs with companies like Intel, Etsy, and Venmo at an average salary of $70,000. As part of the City's Tech Talent Pipeline initiative, the new Web Development Fellowship will begin in January 2015 and include a five-month on-campus training, a 12-week paid internship in companies like BuzzFeed and Microsoft, and placement in technology jobs paying $65,000 or more. The deadline for applications is December 31.
Eligible applicants for the NYC Web Development Fellowship must be between 18 and 26 years of age, live in New York City, have not completed a college degree, earn less than $50,000 a year or be currently unemployed, have never worked as a web developer, and meet federal selective service requirements. Applications are due on December 31 with the program beginning in January. 
For more information click HERE.

Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner (DCA) Julie Menin today announced the grand opening of DCA's new Licensing Center in the lobby of 42 Broadway in Lower Manhattan. The 12,700-square-foot space was constructed in six months and provides additional needed space to allow DCA to continue serving businesses in person at a centralized location. This welcoming and easy-to-use Center is part of DCA's ongoing efforts to meet Mayor de Blasio's goal of improving the climate for small business in New York. Earlier this year, DCA implemented a Business Relief Package of nearly two-dozen reforms that are reducing fines in number and cost, as well as increasing transparency, fairness, education and outreach.


"Our wonderful new Licensing Center is a symbol of a 'new' DCA under Mayor de Blasio-accessible, efficient and designed to work for New York City's small businesses," said DCA Commissioner Julie Menin. "Every business that comes through the door will experience enhanced services and we look forward to assisting those businesses as they grow and help our City thrive."


"I applaud the Department of Consumer Affairs for this big step forward in business customer services," said Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett. "The Health Department interacts with tens of thousands of businesses each year, and these improvements will help to both streamline an individual's experience and reduce the time they spend obtaining permits and licenses."


For more information click HERE.
Learning about 'Americanness' from Chinese-American Vets / Amy He

Photo provided to China Daily

For an immigration project she had to do in the third grade, Victoria Moy decided to interview her grandfather, who had served in the 407th Air Service Squadron of the Flying Tigers during World War II.

He was among about 1,000 Chinese who were sent to the China-Burma-India region, working as an airplane mechanic. Moy's grandfather traveled everywhere as part of the squadron - to Africa, India, the Himalayas - and spent a quite a bit of time in China.


When she interviewed him, she asked about a time when he first felt like an American and when the happiest time of his life was, and he said, "'In the army, with the boys.'"


Moy's grandfather died when she was 13, but as a young girl, Moy accompanied him to parties in New York's Chinatown held by the American Legion, the largest veteran organization in America, which had posts, or clubs, in Chinatown after Chinese Americans returned from World War II.


"He took me to these huge Christmas and Thanksgiving parties, and I was so surprised going and seeing my classmates and their grandparents," Moy said. "That was something that made me think, 'Wow, a lot of people who have grandparents who were part of World War II!'"


Later in her mid-20s, Moy worked as a journalist for a radio station in Chinatown and came across even more Chinese-American soldiers and veterans, and so she started interviewing some of them.


One story led to another and one interview eventually became 70, 40 of which Moy compiled into a book called Fighting For the Dream: Voices of Chinese American Veterans from World War II to Afghanistan, published in November.

"In the WWII period, Chinese were mostly relegated to working in laundries and restaurants, not out of choice. There was the Yellow Peril, and those were the jobs that were left for Chinese Americans," she said.


To read full article click HERE.

Small Business Week Awards


SBA is currently seeking nominations from the public for exceptional entrepreneurs. Nominate a business in Chinatown. Due Jan 5.


has been recognizing the special impact made by outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners since 1963. During this week, the U.S. Small Business Administration honors small business owners and entrepreneurs for their outstanding achievements through various awards.

SBA is currently seeking nominations from the public for exceptional entrepreneurs. You can use this online portal to submit your nomination for the following awards:

  • Small Business Person of the Year Awards
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery
  • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery
  • Federal Procurement Award- Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award
  • Federal Procurement Award- Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award
  • Federal Procurement Award- Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year Award
  • Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award
  • Veterans Business Outreach Center Excellence in Service Award
  • Women's Business Center of Excellence Award
To find out more please click HERE.


Post New Year Architectural Tour

Join Museum at Eldridge Street for their first tour day of the New Year! We'll fete 2015 and you with hot cider, challah, and at 1 pm a behind-the-scenes tour with Deputy Director Amy Stein-Milford. Synagogue tours are offered at 10, 11 and 12 noon as well.


$12 adults; $10 students/seniors
To RSVP click HERE.

MOCATALKS: Who was Shuck W. Chin?

Sun, Jan 4, 2015 from 2pm - 3:30pm


Shuck Wing Chin was a "bachelor" who lived on Mott Street after completing his military service during World War II and became a lifelong restaurant worker. Find out how Heather Lee, author of "A Life Cooking for Others: The Work and Migration Experiences of a Chinese Restaurant Worker in New York City, 1920-1946" in Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Readeredited by Robert Ji-Song Ku, uncovered the life story of Shuck W. Chin from his personal effects, letters, and household items in MOCA's "Bachelor's Apartment Collection" and created a portrait representative of Chinatown's "Bachelor Society."


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


Admission: $10/Adults; $5/Students & Seniors; FREE for MOCA Members

To register click HERE.



Crispy chicken and black milk tea combo at the new location Ten Ren Tea Time. 

More seating now for larger groups!

73 Mott St

Want to Be a Community Board Member in Manhattan? Apply Now
DNAinfo/Danielle Tcholakian 

MANHATTAN - If your New Year's resolution is to get more involved in the community, this may be for you.

The Manhattan Borough President's Office is now accepting applications for community board membership. The deadline to apply for the volunteer position is Jan. 30.


There are 12 community boards throughout Manhattan, made up of 50 members who each serve a two-year term. Applicants, who must be at least 16-years-old, need to live or work in the neighborhood where they are applying.


"A community board is really the bedrock of city democracy," said CB1 chairwoman Catherine McVay Hughes. "It's where the public can engage in important things that affect and shape their community."


Last year, 550 people applied for 311 spots in Manhattan, including those who were reapplying for their seats. Board members are chosen by Brewer and local City Council members. 
To find out how to apply click HERE.


The Department of Sanitation has two programs through which the public can collect monetary awards for reporting observations of illegal dumping. Under the first - The Illegal Dumping Award Program - you must be willing to sign an affidavit and appear at the Environmental Control Board (ECB) hearing. Under the second - The Illegal Dumping Tip Program - information about your identity remains confidential.

Under this program, a person who observes illegal dumping and completes an affidavit leading to the conviction of those responsible is eligible for rewards of 50% of the fine collected. The individual must appear at the ECB hearing if the respondent appears at ECB to challenge the summons issued pursuant to the affidavit.


Under this new program, a person who provides information leading the DSNY to catch the dumper in the act, would be eligible for a reward of up to 50% of any fine collected. Information on the individual's identity would remain confidential and complainants would not have to appear at an ECB hearing. However, Sanitation Enforcement personnel would have to subsequently "catch the dumper in the act" based on the tip.

For more information click HERE.

Neighborhood Grants

Through their Neighborhood Grants, Citizens Committee awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school improvement projects throughout the city. They prioritize groups based in low income neighborhoods and Title I public schools.  


Recent awards have enabled neighbors to come together to make healthy food available in their communities, transform empty lots into community gardens, organize tenants to advocate for better housing conditions, and start school recycling drives.

Read more about it here:


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 Grand opening lion dance for Pho Thanh Hoai 1 @ 73 Mulberry StTry out their Vietnamese cuisine menu!

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