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SEASON'S GREETINGS

Wishing you health and happiness this Holiday Season and
prosperity in the New Year.

From Chinatown Partnership L.D.C. & Chinatown B.I.D.


 
Come celebrate the holidays and have a grand feast with your family in Chinatown!

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Chinese food for Christmas in New York City
By amNY.com staff
Plenty of New Yorkers who don't celebrate Christmas still have a Christmas ritual: eating Chinese food.

Chinese food on Christmas is a long-loved Jewish tradition, and there are plenty of theories as to why, some of which the Atlantic rounded up back in 2014. While many restaurants are closed on the holiday, Chinese restaurants (and movie theaters, another part of the tradition) are often open. There's little-to-no dairy in Chinese food, which theoretically can make it easier to keep kosher, at least if you don't order pork or shellfish.  Continue Reading Here
WE Master Money: Credit Workshop, Chinatown Partnership

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Wed, December 28 from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

The WE Master Money: Credit workshop series is designed to help women entrepreneurs gain knowledge about credit building as a basis for improving personal finances and access to capital for one's business.

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Holiday Celebration
Sun, December 25 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Looking for something fun to do on Christmas Day - also the second day of Chanukah? Visit a landmark synagogue in Chinatown! Join the Museum for tours, scavenger hunts, and an art activity inspired by Chanukah cards featured in the Blavatnik Archive (12-3 pm).

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Hot Cider Walking Tour of the Lower East Side
Mon, December 26 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Take a tasty trip back in time to the early 20th century when the Lower East Side was home to the largest Jewish population in the world. This walking tour visits streets and sites featured in The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards exhibition, and includes a toasty tour of our landmark sanctuary, hot cider, and treats from The Pickle Guys and other local vendors.

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MOCACREATE: Lunar New Year Museum Makeover!
Sat, Jan 7 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm 
Sat, Jan 21 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Put a spin on a MOCA tradition-- help welcome the New Year by making handmade decorations to liven up the Museum. Transform our space with colorful, food-themed creations, which will be on display through our annual Lunar New Year Family Festival!


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紅綠燈、單車道 曼哈頓橋頭大改造
By 高夢梓 / www.worldjournal.com

紐 約市交通局(DOT)局長創騰伯格(Polly Trottenberg)、華埠共同發展機構行政總監陳作舟等人,21日在華埠曼哈頓橋頭宣布,企李士提街(Chrystie St.)雙向自行車道正式啟用。陳作舟指出,該車道雖然距離不長,卻是連接華埠與下東城、布碌崙的要道,將帶來更多人流。創騰伯格還宣布,曼哈頓橋頭改造 也已完成,橋頭的堅尼路(Canal St.)上加裝了紅綠燈,限制下橋車輛速度,保證行人安全。

紀錄陳果仁案 導演揭傷痛

當 看到陳果仁的母親陳余瓊芳(Lily Chin)在紀錄片中哽咽地說出「Please」時,許多觀眾淚流滿面。曼哈頓華埠且林士果圖書館(Chatham Square Library)17日特別播放1987年由導演崔明慧(Cristine Choi)等人歷時五年完成的紀錄片「誰殺死了陳果仁」(Who Killed Vincent Chin),並邀請她和製片人湯美如分享拍攝過程諸多刻骨銘心的經歷。

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After Three Decades, This Fortune Cookie Writer Is Passing the Baton
By Chris Fuchs / www.nbcnews.com
 
If you've ever cracked open a fortune cookie, there's a good chance you might have encountered the wit of 68-year-old Donald Lau.

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Two Years After Deaths, Service Keeps Memory of Slain NYPD Cops Alive
By Chris Fuchs / www.nbcnews.com
 
A memorial service was held Tuesday morning in Queens, New York, to remember two New York Police Department (NYPD) officers who were ambushed and fatally shot while sitting in their patrol car two years ago.

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New Chrystie Street Bike Lane Makes Its Formal Debut

The city's transportation commissioner, Polly Trottenberg, came to the Lower East Side today to celebrate the installation of a new two-way bike lane on Chrystie Street.

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A History of Resilience and Resistance

In their lives and actions, Chinese American Women resisted the slogan "The Chinese Must Go". Chinese American women have always fought to enter, re-enter, and remain in the United States. With great courage they sailed to the United States, fought to stay in the United States, and maintained deep ties to China.

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New York City now lets you pay for parking with your phone

New York City is making good on its promise to have smarter parking meters before 2016 is over. As of December 19th, the first ParkNYC-capable Muni-Meters are live in midtown Manhattan -- you can now pay for parking through a smartphone app (or the web, or a call) instead of fishing for cards and coins. While you'll need to load a virtual wallet, you can extend your parking if you're in danger of running out.

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Chinatown Photos



Santa, Reindeer & Elf Looking for Directions In Chinatown





Chinatown Kiosk In Holiday Spirit







265 Canal Street - Canal Street Market








December 19
: Kudos, Cathay Bank Foundation for giving back to the community yr-after-yr with 33 grantees this year totaling over $335K.






December 18
Christmas carolers at our Chinatown info kiosk.
 
 



 
December 17: 12/17 Free screening at Chatham Sq Library of the documentary, "Who Killed Vincent Chin".  Victims were more than just Vincent Chin and Pvt. Danny Chen. Listen to the agony of the wailing moms when justice is not served!
 
 

  
 



December 15: Beautiful performances by Prek3, Prek4 and kindergarten students at Transfiguration School.

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