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Blizzard Snow Storm Juno Status Updates

Travel ban has been lifted on NYC roadways.  If you MUST drive, you should drive slowly and safely. Remember before you start driving, you MUST clean up all the snow off the vehicle. 


MTA Subway and Bus service started at 9am with Sunday schedule. LIRR scheduled to start service at 12pm.


Staten Island Ferry is operating on normal schedule.


You should still attempt to stay home today if you can.  The road conditions are still dangerous.


Chinatown BID's Clean Street Ambassadors Hard At Work Keeping Chinatown Running During and After the Winter Blizzard

Snow keeps falling, high tide looms as New England battles blizzard


The blizzard of 2015 isn't done yet.  While sparing much of New York and New Jersey, the storm walloped parts of New England with several feet of snow and coastal flooding Tuesday.

N.Y. mayor: 'We've dodged the bullet'
While residents of Rhode Island and Massachusetts battled Tuesday's storm, others in the Northeast -- namely people in New York and New Jersey -- were breathing a sigh of relief. 

Compare that with a day earlier, when they were more likely to be hyperventilating, given the all but cataclysmic warnings about the coming storm.  They were told it could turn 58 million people's lives upside down. Seven states, from New Jersey to New Hampshire, declared states of emergency. School was called off for not just Tuesday but Wednesday as well. Public transit shut down. Businesses closed, suggesting a far-reaching economic impact in one of America's busiest commercial regions.  Continue Reading at Cnn.com

Snow Accumulation:  Snowfall throughout the city ranged from 6-12 inches.  Wet roads may freeze overnight, watch for black ice condition. 


Alternate Side Parking (ASP):  ASP for street cleaning suspended for today and tomorrow to facilitate snow removal. Parking meters remain in effect.


Refuse & Recycling Collection:  Collection service suspended to facilitate snow removal. Residents should refrain from placing material out until a resumption of service is announced. A further update on collection service will be provided tomorrowLitter Basket Collection Service is resuming today.


Snow Equipment Deployed:  The Department deployed over 2,500 pieces of equipment of various sizes to clear snow conditions.

The Department has completed clearing all the primary/critical streets, almost all of the secondary streets and more than 90 percent of the sector and tertiary streets. Snow operations remain ongoing.


Property owners and store fronts are reminded to clear their sidewalk areas of snow and ice.

MTA Winter Storm Juno Update 

MTA Long Island Rail Road, MTA Metro-North Railroad, MTA NYC Transit Bus and Subway service -- including Staten Island Railway (SIR) -- has been restored. Service is operating on a Sunday schedule for today, Tuesday, January 27th. All nine MTA Bridge & Tunnel facilities are open to vehicular traffic. 

New York City Transit

MTA New York City Transit subway and bus service is operating on a Sunday schedule.  The subway fleet was stored underground throughout the night and limited service was resumed on all lines at 8:42 a.m. Bus service is being restored incrementally and customers should be aware that some local detours may be in effect. Access-a-Ride service has also resumed.


Throughout the City, officials of the Department of buses continue to survey routes from end to end to make certain that road conditions are suitable for safety.  While employees are working to clear ice and snow from subway station stairs and platforms, mainline and yard track, safety remains our highest priority. Customers should still walk with caution.


Keep track of MTA's latest status HERE.


"Asian Americans in New York: Film & Literature"
Seeks Nationwide Applicants for NEH Summer Seminar for K-12 School Teachers

Immersive Program Examining Race and Identity Hosted in Nation's Most Diverse and Rapidly Growing Asian American Urban Community

The Asian American Studies Program at Hunter College, CUNY invites K-12 school teachers to apply for "Asian Americans in New York: Film & Literature," a summer seminar for school teachers funded through a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. A select cohort of sixteen educators from throughout the US will participate in this unique, immersive program, through which they will develop teaching tools to engage the diverse student populations in their home states around ideas of race, immigration and identity. New York City, that multicultural urban social laboratory that has for centuries acted as the crucible from which American identity has been shaped and challenged, is home to the nation's densest urban Asian American population, and will offer a lens into the larger sociopolitical and cultural shifts that the US is facing.

To find out more and continue reading, please click HERE
CBW Community Health Center's 

NY State of Health marketplace fair is postponed until Friday, January 30 due to the storm.

To visit their Facebook page click HERE
7th Precinct Police Involved Shooting in Chinatown


On Monday, January 26, 2015 at approximately 2329 hours, police responded to a call of a family dispute inside of 338 Madison Street, Apartment 2B within the confines of the 7th Precinct. Upon arrival, officers determined that a male barricaded himself inside the apartment with a female. Officers requested the NYPD Emergency

 Service Unit, which responded and established a dialogue with the suspect. While communicating with the suspect, they heard a woman inside calling for help, stating she was being stabbed by the suspect. Facing a possible life-threatening situation, ESU officers forcibly entered the apartment and made contact with the suspect, a 37 year-old male, who was observed holding a knife to the 40 year-old victim's neck. The suspect then began to stab the victim, prompting them to deploy a Conductive Energy Device (CED) to stop the attack from continuing. With the CED having no effect on the suspect, one (1) officer then discharged five (5) rounds at the suspect, striking the suspect in the torso. EMS responded and transported both the suspect and victim to Bellevue Hospital where the suspect is in critical but stable condition and the victim is in stable condition. One (1) officer was also removed to Bellevue for tinnitus and has been treated and released. Charges are pending against the suspect. A knife was recovered at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.  


Visit the NYPD website HERE.

Dim Sum & History with MOCA and the New-York Historical Society

Sat, Jan 31, 2015 from 10am - 2pm / 
Admission: $25 per person ($20 for members) 

Explore questions of identity, belonging and citizenship during this program co-presented by the New-York Historical Society and the Museum of Chinese in America.

To sign up or see more info, please click HERE
CD release party: Toyznt Tamen = A Thousand Flavors


$20 adults; $15 students, seniors and YIVO members

Celebrate the release of Toyznt Tamen = A Thousand Flavors, a new recording by Yiddish singer and songwriter Miryem-Khaye Seigel.  The album features original Yiddish songs as well as adapted repertoire - from dynamic theatrical gems to subversive folk songs.

To RSVP click HERE.
Winter Green Festival: A Tu B'Shvat Celebration


$12 adults: $10 students/seniors; $6 children ages 3-17; Free children under 3 years of age

Join us for a cornucopia of food, arts and holiday traditions in honor of Tu B'Shvat, the Jewish New Year of Trees.Activities celebrating sustainable living will take place throughout the Museum's magnificent landmark site, the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue.Learn about the holiday while taking part in a mini Tu B'Shvat seder.

To RSVP click HERE.
Memoir Workshop with Dr. Hanna Griff-Sleven

MONDAYS FEB 2, 9, 16, 23 FROM 11:00 TO 12:30

$15 per class; $50 for all 4 sessions

Have you been meaning to get your family story down on paper? Are there photographs and ephemera whose stories you want to record and pass down to the next generation? In this supportive classroom environment, share your family objects and anecdotes and be prompted to write about them in class. 
To RSVP click HERE.
Apply Now to Use Governors Island's Ballfields This Summer
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Winter isn't over for another couple of months, but now is the time to start planning outdoor summer fun on Governors Island


Officials are currently accepting permit applications to use the island's picturesque baseball and softball fields, as well as a soccer field.


Those interested in reserving the space must pay a non-refundable $26 application fee, and are encouraged to apply before March 1. Games will run seven days a week on the island's three fields, between May 23 to Sept. 27. 


Each of the ballfields has bleacher seating for 84 spectators and will be open during the island's public hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends.


To read full article click HERE
CPC Seeking Part-Time Research Assistant on Study of Older Chinese in U.S.

Job Summary:  This part-time Research Assistant position is a collaborative with Rush University's PINE Study of older Chinese adults in the United States. The position will work with the community partners to identify and recruit potential study participants in Chinese communities in New York City.  The position is also responsible for writing a variety of manuscripts and publications in English and Chinese. 

How to apply: Please send a cover letter with your resume to Steven Yip, Director of Operations, at jobs@cpc-nyc.org.

For more info click HERE

Here's Your Chance to Get Some 'Rat Prevention Training' on the Lower East Side

Rats. They're the scourge of the city. They've infested pharmacies. They've 

colonized rotting construction sites. They've overrun magical gardens long before developers.

But hawks aren't the only ones fighting back against 
Lower East Side vermin. Splinter, beware.

Councilmember Margaret Chin has teamed up with the Department of Health, Parks Department, and Community Board 3 to sponsor a free "Rat Prevention Training." Its aim is to share tips on combating the pesky creatures, with a focus on gardening. Added bonus: anyone who attends and participates in this event will be eligible to receive a voucher for one free rodent-resistant garbage can.


For more info click HERE
The 8 Best Chinese Noodle Dishes In NYC

PAN-FRIED NOODLES AT TASTY HAND-PULLED NOODLES: For a decadent noodle dish, this Chinatown spot serves up a spectacular plate of pan-fried noodles. Proteins run the gamut from vegetable to shrimp to roast duck to lamb, and the noodles come sprinkled with a light seasoning that's surprisingly flavor-filled. Though you may be drawn towards Tasty's namesake, they're also available with a thicker knife-peel if you're not drowning them in soup. Expect to be full for quite a few days.


Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles is located at 1 Doyers Street between the Bowery and Chatham Square in Chinatown.

To read full article click HERE
Sight Scene by Brittany Falussy
Barrier Beautification

Over the past few years, DOT Art has collaborated with New York Cares and a number of professional artists to produce 25 temporary murals on barrier sites around the City. Twice a year in fall and spring, individual artists are invited to submit proposals in response to an open call and associated deadline. DOT provides selected artists with a design honorarium in the amount of $2,000 and a materials fee of $500 to cover costs to produce stencils. DOT and NY Cares cover the cost of paint and associated materials. Volunteers from NY Cares and other local organizations assist selected artists with painting the designs on a single Saturday each season. DOT selects sites based upon community requests for beautification. Selected artists are assigned a site in one of the five boroughs. All applicants must submit a conceptual design and examples of past work for consideration.

Postmark deadline: Friday, February 20, 2015

To download application click HERE
Chinatown After The Storm


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