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New Yorkers already have blue and green bins for recycling glass, metal, paper and plastic. But now brown bins for organic waste are starting to appear all over the city. These plastic totems are part of the city's multimillion-dollar campaign to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on landfills, and to turn food scraps and yard waste into compost and, soon, clean energy. 

Join us for a free screening of Loni Ding's film Canton Army in the High Sierras and a Town Hall meeting with Karen Kwan, Utah State House Representative, to discuss plans for the 150th Anniversary of the completion of America's first Transcontinental Railroad. June 8th at 6:30pm 
Celebrate the diverse ethnic communities of the Museum at Eldridge Street's Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood. With the Museum's home, the landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue, as its centerpiece, this neighborhood festival spills out onto the street with a mash-up of Jewish, Chinese and Puerto Rican tastes, traditions, sights and sounds. 
端午節粽子熱賣 帶旺華埠生意



Does an actual Asian neighborhood need an Asian-esque "food hall"? Yup, if the nabe is the area around chaotic Canal Street where decent edibles are scarce, beyond the mobbed Excellent Dumpling House around the corner.
The just-opened Canal Street Market (265 Canal St., between Broadway and Lafayette Street) assembles a dozen mostly first-rate food stands under a high ceiling in a 12,000-square-foot, clean-lined, wood-and-brick noshing arena. It's a refuge of sanity from Canal's traffic-clogged clash of "spas," fake Rolexes and sidewalk-crawling crustaceans.


Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the launch of a new campaign to raise public awareness of opportunity theft in New York City. The two-week, street-level campaign, which runs from May 30th to June 13th, is designed to prevent opportunity theft by informing New Yorkers and visitors about common hot spots, frequently targeted items, and tips to avoid becoming victims. 

By 蘇琳
The way many historians tell it, Hazel Ying Lee decided to become a pilot just moments after her first flight.

The daughter of two business owners who settled in Portland, Oregon, after immigrating from China, Lee took her first flight in 1932, just a few years after graduating from high school. She would become one of the first Chinese-American women to ever earn a pilot's license later that year.

She later became the first Chinese-American female pilot to fly for the United States military.
You may not think it, but there's a direct relationship between plunging your chopsticks into that white, quart-sized box of cheaply priced Chinese food - and a laborer diligently driving a spike to lay the railroad tracks that became the gateway to the American West. 
Canal Street Market Brings Curated Commerce to Chinatown

Six years ago, when Philip Chong first began dreaming of plans for a family-owned building on Canal Street, he was determined to bring something new to Chinatown. His dad, though, took a little convincing. "My father was adamant that he wanted another flea market/souvenir shop," says Chong. "His words were essentially, 'Don't fight the current. If that's what's working on Canal Street, then just do it.' I took some of that and said, 'We can do that, but we can do it in a much better way.' "

Lion dancing is an age-old Chinese tradition meant to ward off evil spirits and welcome good ones. The dance-with its giant, dual-dancer costumes and kung fu-based movements-dates back to the Tang Dynasty of the 7th century. It's a demanding sport that requires the strength and stability of kung fu, but Kelly Wong and the lion dancers of the Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club in New York City's Chinatown make it look effortless.
Fundraising Dinner

We would not be able to do this important work without the generous support of our sponsors and donors. Please join us on June 22nd for a lovely sit-down dinner and support us in our efforts to share the Chinese arts and culture with as many people as possible. It will be a fun evening of good food and entertainment, including a silent auction!

There is a lot more to Doyers Street and its surrounding blocks than its notorious past. The elbow-shaped street is infamous as "the Bloody Angle," a reference to early 20th-century gang wars, gambling and opium dens. Today, it is a cozy stretch with a burgeoning food scene and small, eclectic shops.


I第38屆亞太裔傳統節(Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival)21日在曼哈頓華埠舉辦,從茂比利街(Mulberry St.)到包厘街、窩扶街(Worth St)到堅尼路(Canal St.)區域內共有11條街於當日封街,為民眾創造出節慶氣氛十足的露天劇院、寓教於樂學習交通等知識的遊樂場,精彩的亞裔歌舞表演迎來陣陣掌聲,亞裔風味美食也在人群中飄香,甚至有不少外族裔民眾興致勃勃地學習麻將。因華埠交通事故頻發,市交通局(DOT)也首次參加,將卡車開進勿街(Mott St.)為民眾講述如何躲過車輛盲點,並用多米諾骨牌(domino)給孩子們講解自行車道交通規則。


CHINATOWN - A hotel boasting Asian-inspired art, Asian cuisine, an opium den-themed lounge and a permanent gallery on the history of Chinatown is now open at 50 Bowery.

Why New York is the best U.S. city for small business

New York has long been viewed as the premier destination in the "Land of Opportunity" and has long been a place that attracts and fosters entrepreneurship.

While technology and lower costs of living make other parts of the country attractive places for small business owners, the Big Apple has regained its mojo, according to a new study of nearly 30,000 companies throughout the country conducted by Biz2Credit.
The numbers speak for themselves.
Japanese cheesecake finally comes to NYC at Keki Modern Cakes
By  Eva Kis 
To find New York City's hottest new cheesecake, you'll have to venture into the heart of Chinatown.

Pan-Asian bakery Keki Modern Cakes just opened at 79 Mott St., the first spot in the U.S. to serve the light-as-air Japanese cheesecake that's already a full-blown sensation overseas, says owner Lawrence Wai.

"Abacus: Small Enough to Jail," a documentary film by Steve James focusing on the ordeal of Thomas Sung, the founder of Abacus Federal Savings Bank in Chinatown, and his family during the legal battle against the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, will open at the IFC Center in downtown Manhattan on May 19. At a press conference in Chinatown on May 17, the Sungs, James and journalist Ti-Hua Chang, who participated in the film, shared their thoughts about racism and social justice. It took the Sungs great courage to agree to participate in the film before the outcome of the case was clear. 


Does New York need another upscale food hall? The developer behind the Canal Street Market certainly thinks so, at least in his neck of downtown. A 12,000-square-foot space, the market straddles the intersection of Chinatown (already home to bustling street markets) and Soho. Now, after opening its shopping section in December, with vendors like florist Fox Fodder Farm and Keap Candles, it's finally unlocked the doors to its fancy food court.


When Thomas Sung opened the Abacus Federal Savings Bank in New York City's Chinatown in 1984, he wanted to help the enclave's immigrant community get loans to buy homes and start businesses, according to a documentary making its theatrical premiere this week. Before the bank, he himself had trouble securing a mortgage despite being a successful lawyer and real estate developer. 

Thank you all for coming out for #WeekendWalks in #Chinatown for #CAPA38 APA Heritage Celebration! Hope you had fun, learned lots and ate yummy stuff.

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.  The Branch offers a range of programs from early childhood to youth and teens to older adults, including healthy lifestyles programs; early childhood classes; after-school programs; instructional classes;  active senior programs plus a multi-lingual information resource and referral center for immigrant families.  Our Houston Center has a full service health and wellness facility including a swimming pool, gym, cardio center plus weight training.


NYCEDC initiated the Graffiti-Free NYC (GFNYC) Program in 1999 as the first full-time, street-by-street graffiti removal service in New York City. The program began in Brooklyn, and early success prompted its expansion to the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan.


Last week, a cool crowd of downtown New York insiders packed into the intimate quarters of a Chinatown office to celebrate the opening of Planet X, Venus X's new concept store. The new retail space gives a permanent home to the pop-up shop the stylish DJ opened in Bushwick nine months ago and brings the spirit of her cult underground New York dance party, Ghe2ogoth1k, into the light of day.

Grab your chopsticks: New food hall opens in Chinatown

You can officially stop traveling to Flushing for the Asian food hall experience. Canal Street Market's food hall is launching this week with a curated selection of twelve vendors at 265 Canal Street. (Okay, you should probably keep going to Flushing, as well).
On June 6, 2017, kick off the summer with a one-of-a-kind evening at Chinatown's hottest new restaurant, Chinese Tuxedo. Tucked away on quiet Doyers Street in the heart of Chinatown, Chinese restaurateurs Eddy Buckingham and Jeff Lam have built a strikingly beautiful space on the site of a former opera house that offers a modern take on Chinese cuisine. China Institute's guests will dine in Chinese Tuxedo's private lower level, where Chef Paul Donnelly will meet the group and set us upon a journey through eleven mouthwatering courses, served family style.
百老匯露天座位 變身「城市綠洲」
By 顏嘉瑩
曼哈頓華埠東百老匯(East Broadway)42號前,日前新增了一塊供民眾休息的露天座位區。舒適的座位加上綠色植物的美化,雖然才剛設置,就已吸引許多路過民眾駐足,在該區停頓、喝咖啡、聊天,可稱是華埠的一塊「城市綠洲」。
Weekend Walks: 2017 Asian American & Pacific Islander Celebration
Enjoy #mango drinks & #icecream #desserts @ new shop, -196° Celcius Ice Cream, 68 Mulberry St #chinatown
Clean Street keeping our streets cleaned and plants watered. Double duty during hot temps, but no sweat for our hard workers.
Fall Registration is Now Open!
Register by August 14th to get the $50 registration fee waived
Classes begin the week of September 11th, 2017
Check out some of Lei Pasifika's performance from last Sunday's #WeekendWalks #CAPA38 APA Heritage Celebration.
6/3-18, Yangtze Repertory Theatre presents 410 [Gone]
Best part of Sing Tao article on recent #WeekendWalks in #Chinatown, 小朋友玩得開心 (the kids had lots of fun)! #CAPA38 APA Heritage Celebration
Hungry? Grab some eats @ Canal Street Market's new food hall, 265 Canal St #Chinatown#oppa #beefbulgogi #ricebowl
East Meets West at Pearl River Mart and why art matters. Congrats!
Community Organizing Bootcamp by JCRC-NY & UJA-Federation of NY, sign up for workshops on 6/5, 12 and 26
New shop, Dim Sum VIP @ 68 Mott St #Chinatown. Check out their cute custard carrot bun that look like #piggies
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