Business Resiliency Workshop Chinatown 

Monday, January 25, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)

Prepare yourself and your business for emergencies!
From gas leaks and fires, to major storms and flooding, NYC business owners face many challenges that can impact your operations and assets.
You will learn how to:

    Stay in business: Identify your key business functions, employees, and documents.
    Protect your investments: Understand how to protect your assets and navigate insurance processes.
    Be ready for action: Create a business continuity plan for your business.



Governor Cuomo Outlines 2016 Agenda: Signature Proposals Ensuring That New York Is - And Will Continue To Be - Built To Lead

In his 6th State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo lays out transformative agenda for New York State that builds on 5 years of progress and turns focus to raising the bar on pressing issues and areas of opportunity

Governor's Executive Budget continues record fiscal discipline while making dramatic investments in infrastructure, affordable housing and homelessness, and education funding

Nation's most robust paid family leave policy; first-in-the-nation $15 minimum wage; elimination of coal power by 2020; comprehensive ethics package; and commitment to increase breast cancer screening by 10 percent all included in Governor's 2016 agenda

11 Tips for Applying to the City's Free Pre-K Programs

MANHATTAN - If your child turns 4 this year, it's time to start sorting out your pre-K options.

The application period for the city's free program for 4-year-olds runs from Jan. 25 through Mar. 4, which is more than a month earlier than a year ago. Families can apply online, ranking up to 12 programs.

Offers will be sent in May.  Continue Reading
DSNY and Housing Works, provides free donation bins to residential and commercial buildings for easy and convenient clothing donation. 

Apply today!

MOCACREATE: What's your Cause?
Sat, Jan 16, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Using MOCA's collection as your inspiration, learn the basics of printmaking. Create art that takes a stand and inspires others to take action!  

What's Your Dream? Join us for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

They dreamed of a better life in America. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for justice and equal rights. The immigrants who built the Eldridge Street Synagogue travelled far to find freedom. With hard work and hope, their dreams slowly changed the country and the world. What's your dream? This Martin Luther King Day, enjoy the beauty of this historic site as we read the award-winning story by Kobi Yamada, What Do You Do With An Idea? and make a mural inspired by Martin Luther King's ideas, his famous speech ... and our own dreams.  

Treasures from the Archives Tour

On the last Wednesday of each month we will present special synagogue tours.  This month, see rarely displayed Judaica and artifacts from the Museum's collection on this behind-the-scenes tour of the synagogue.  

New Health Dept Program: Attacking Rat Reservoirs
For Chinatown, free consultation to survey property and recommendations for prevention and control of rodents. Contact Angela Stravitz, 646-856-2499 (speaks Cantonese).

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Go Down To Chinatown On A Shopping Tour With Chef Anita Lo
On a particularly cold and wet late-December afternoon, chef Anita Lo is looking for sea bass. Potato leaves, too, to finish off a mackerel dish. Her purveyor shorted her on the sea bass and the potato leaves weren't quite the quality she requires so, as she often does, Lo biked down from her West Village restaurant, Annisa (13 Barrow Street; 212-741-6699) to Grand Street in Chinatown, to hunt for them.  More Info
Executive Director (Chinatown YMCA)
The YMCA of Greater New York reaches half a million New Yorkers through programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We are seeking a qualified individual to manage our 42,000 square foot Chinatown YMCA facility plus six off-site locations. The Chinatown YMCA serves a diverse population of over 30,000 people of all ages throughout the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  More Info
No Chinatown? No Problem! Part VIII - Pittsburgh
By Menuism, Staff Writer /
In this multi-part survey of Chinese food in different cities across the United States, a number of distinct models arise. Cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York have a 19th century core Chinatown that still exists today, but where the best Chinese food has migrated to the suburbs.  More Info
The nine best bánh mì restaurants in NYC
The traditional components of the bánh mì sandwich may be straightforward-pickled carrots or cucumbers, daikon, savory pork and a slick of mayo-but New York's best Vietnamese food spots do more than just serve a gussied-up hero.   More Info
The Community Right-to-Know Program
The Community Right-To-Know (RTK) Program has Tier II Online Filing System to allow facilities to electronically submit their Annual, Revision or Updated Submission. Please click on Tier II Filing System to register or to sign in to complete filing the annual Facility Inventory Forms (FIF).  More Info
Superstorm Sandy Low-Interest Disaster Loans
On December 2, 2015, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reopened the filing period for survivors in all states affected by Superstorm Sandy to apply for low-interest disaster loans.  More Info
Public Library Branches Expand Hours; Here Are the New Lower East Side Schedules
If you frequent our community's public libraries, you probably already know that many branches have extended their hours in recent months. It's part of an expansion in services made possible by an infusion of $43 million in Fiscal Year 2016.  

50 Cheap Eats Destinations You Should Know About in NYC
As restaurant prices continue to soar, finding a cheap restaurant meal becomes more of a priority. And if the inexpensive feed is not only delicious but also interesting, and maybe even outside your previous dining experience, all the better.  More Info
顯聖容慶新年 華人解鄉愁
By 尹英姿 /
Department of Sanitation Offers Curbside Christmas Tree Recycling
The city is offering New Yorkers an eco-friendly way to dispose of their Christmas tree.
Beginning tomorrow and running through January 15, the Department of Sanitation will pick up Christmas trees during its curbside collection program.  More Info
It's time to warm up with soup
"Baby it's cold outside," as the song goes. And while there are many things that can help warm you up -- think bourbon cocktails, snuggles with a lover, spicy food -- eating soup is the best way to beat the chills.  More Info
Fun - Review of Chinatown, New York City, NY - TripAdvisor

"Fun" Chinatown - TripAdvisor (with plenty of photos)   


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will begin accepting applications for its new student loan forgiveness program.
The "Get On Your Feet" program offers up to two years of federal student loan debt relief to recent college graduates living in the state.  More Info
Con Edison: Customer Central - gas safety

Gas leaks can create fires and explosions. It's important that you and your family know how to recognize a gas leak and what to do if you suspect a leak.  

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Chinatown Photos

IBEW Local 3 Volunteers Cleaning Chinatown 

After dinner, grab dessert @ T-Swirl Crepe - 2 Mott Street

Gee How Oak Tin Association 89th Leadership Elections Ceremony
(Jan 3, 2016) 
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