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A Night of Performances and Fashion at AsianinNY’s Moon Festival Celebration


By Wendy Wong Did you break out the moon cakes this weekend? AsianinNY kicked off Chinatown’s mid-autumn festivities with their 4th Annual Moon Festival and Fashion Show, as Saturday night’s event fused East Meets West in a blend of food, drinks, fashion, art, music and dance. The celebration attracted a mix of young and old, […]

Greyhound Bus Stop in Front of Seward Park? Not a Chance, Says Community

The Proposed Stop in Front of Seward Park

By Wen Hao Wang A plan to place a Greyhound bus stop in front of Seward Park has been denied in face of opposition from local residents. Greyhound and partner Peter Pan proposed launching YO! Bus to ferry passengers to and from Philadelphia 8 times daily. Ticketing offices would be a few blocks away on E. […]

See & Do: Sept 11 – 16, 2012

YaliniDream, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, Adeeba Rana in "Say You Heard My Echo." Photo by a4.

By Wen Hao Wang Plenty of opening events to keep you occupied through the week into the weekend. Locating the Sacred  Sept 12-23, 2012 Coordinated by the Asian American Arts Alliance, Locating the Sacred is a city-wide arts festival celebrating the community and movement that brought Asian American artists together as a collective voice. This […]

Accidental Chinese Hipsters

Courtesy of Alison Kuo

By Alison Kuo These guys are the essence of what’s amazing about Columbus Park in New York City’s Chinatown, a place where old people congregate to jam Peking Opera. Jam hard, too. Their music is not for wimps. It is loud, percussive, and strange, full of high-pitched wailing and gender swapping, and sometimes you have […]

Green and Beautiful, Columbus Park

New astilbe plant at Columbus Park.

Story and photographs by Shirley Lew Yesterday couldn’t be any more beautiful with the sun out and new plants in the bedding at Columbus Park. Members of Asian Americans for Equality showed off their green thumbs on “Park Beautification Day” by planting and mulching at Chinatown’s popular park.  Herbs and flowering plants found new homes along […]

End of Lunar New Year Spells Influx of New Students

Photo: Kathy Willens/Associated Press

Michelle Jiang, staff reporter The traditional 15-day celebration of the Lunar New Year ends this Monday. While some students return to school as they would from any weekend, others have just touched down on a long-haul flight from the other side of the world. During the New Year’s break, a handful of Chinatown parents find […]

Happy Thanksgiving


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Eat and Run

Powered By Dim Sum Runners At The Start of the ING NYC Marathon

Shirley Lew, contributing reporter After a hard race, some runners would chug a bottle of electrolytes to replenish and recover sore muscles. Powered By Dim Sum (PBDS), a social running group does it differently. Instead, they’ve been dining post-race in local Chinese restaurants  to feast on dim sum since 2002. These runners are passionate about […]

OurChinatown Op-Ed: Thanks for Giving

Photo: newyork.seriouseats.com

Alex Peng, staff reporter   Thanksgiving Day, the epitome of an American holiday, arrives in the midst of societal unrest. In this land of the free, we saw organizations such as the Occupy Wall Street protesters keep their freedom of speech in tents at Zuccotti Park until the NYPD ordered them to be emptied out. […]

Honoring Dr. Sun Yat Sen

Photo: Alex Peng

Alex Peng, Staff Reporter The statue of Dr. Sun Yat Sen, located at Columbus Park, was dedicated at high noon on November 12th. State Senator Daniel Squadron, City Councilwoman Margaret Chin, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association President Jack Eng, and hunderds of community leaders attended the dedication ceremony. Tweet


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