ExploreChinatown Newsletter (8/1/19)
Seasonal Streets Returns to Chinatown

7/31/19 - The New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program, Public Space Unit and the Chinatown Partnership unveiled the second annual 4,800 square foot asphalt art mural on Doyers Street between Pell Street and Bowery in Manhattan, as part of DOT’s Seasonal Street program. Titled, “Connected Stories” by New York native, artist Dan Monteavaro ( @Moncho1929), the mural will remain on display for the duration of the Seasonal Street through October 2019.

"Connected Stories," presented through DOT Art’s Asphalt Art Activations track, is a dynamic design that incorporates the artist’s signature multi-colored origami style fused into an energetic composition. The intertwined and overlapping shapes and colors represent the inclusion of everyone in New York, both visitor and resident as well as a symbol for community.

Seasonal Streets are temporary transformations of streets into vibrant public space. The Doyers Seasonal Street features movable furniture and umbrellas, in addition to the public art. Between July 31 st and October 31 st , the Doyers Seasonal Street is open to pedestrians from 10 am to 9 pm. While the street is transformed, the community will have the opportunity to gather and participate in all that Chinatown has to offer.

About Dan Monteavaro: Originally from the South Bronx, Moncho 1929’s practice expands to London, Milan, Los Angeles and Seoul. Being deeply influenced by global aesthetics and the urban artwork that surrounds his daily life, Moncho 1929’s practice continues to evolve yet stays true to challenging contemporary societal notions. His work has been featured in various solo and group exhibitions all over the United States, and the world such as the Perez Art Museum in Miami, or Gallery Ann in Seoul, Korea. Today, his artwork can be found in the multiple private, city, and corporate collections; from Google to the French Consulate of the US, and from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Co, to the Public Art collections of cities like Glendale, Los Angeles, and West Hollywood.
Despite the bracing heat, New Yorkers are out in the city and we’ve included here both significant public art works outdoors and a few indoors, at large scale and small. Street art works dominate some of the new offerings, but unique sculptural works, including a geodesic dome are also ready for discovery. See if you can stop by them all this month!
Promotions from Your Neighbors
(June to August 2019 Edition)

Pick up the latst Promotions from Your Neighbors pamphlet from our info kiosk at 101 Baxter St, or office at 217 Park Row, Suite 9, and enjoy great deals happening throughout the neighborhood.
Participating Neighbors

  • Amano Sushi
  • Art Oasis Inc.
  • Chinatown Day Care Center
  • 12 Pell
  • My Food House
  • Grand Tea & Imports
  • Melissa's Creation
  • Rayi
  • Tiny Shanghai
  • GTW Tea & Water
  • W&W Grocery Store Inc.
  • Sasa Cosmetic & Skin Care
  • Dim Sum Go Go
  • Sun Hing Da
  • Da Shop Chinatown
  • Shanghai Asian Cuisine
  • Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
  • Chic Korea
  • Happy Vegan
  • PhoBar Chinatown
  • GC Egg Rolls House
  • Wai Beauty Salon
  • K.K. Discount Store
Unless otherwise stated, all offers are valid until August 31, 2019, or at the discretion of participating businesses.

20多家曼哈頓華埠商家數月來都因店內外設施不符合聯邦「殘障人士保護法」(Americans With Disabilities Act,簡稱ADA)而被殘障者提告收到傳票,26日多個商家更表示,在未收到傳票前就先收到律所來信稱「你的店將被殘障者提告,最好立即聘請我們」,令商家懷疑黑心律師串通,訛詐華埠商家。

為紀念「美國殘障人士保護法」(Americans With Disabilities Act,簡稱ADA)通過29周年,26日市議員陳倩雯、利華娜(Carlina Rivera)、卡洛斯(Ben Kallos)等多名民選官員及代表,和多名殘障人權人士齊聚曼哈頓華埠,向小商家宣導該法重要性,並對很多商家遭殘障者投訴表示重視,強調殘障者和商家間相互理解和溝通,是解決問題的基礎。

Now run by the third generation of the Lam family, Jing Fong in Manhattan’s Chinatown is a shrine to dumplings, taro cake and pork buns.

The $128 omakase meal begins with a trio of appetizers that are meant to reinforce the idea of shabu shabu — “swishing ingredients in a sauce or broth or something” as Kanatani puts it — which is the main show. There are some carbs, too, in the form of rice and soba courses, and shaved ice to finish. To drink, there’s beer, wine, and sake. (By the end of the year, they plan to offer vegan and vegetarian menus as well.)

In the dog days of summer, few foods are as satisfying as cold noodles. From an old-school Chinatown classic to a luxe West Village take on a rustic Korean summertime soup, and from fiery Tibetan mung bean jelly to Thai dessert noodle soup, there’s a slurpable strand for every palate.

Cold sesame noodles, a dish that first came to New York City in the 1970s thanks to legendary chef Yu Fa “Shorty” Tang, have been imitated so often that they’ve become the dollar slice of the Chinese noodle world, that is to say marginally tasty, but nothing like the original.

Originating in Taichung, Taiwan in the 1980s, bubble tea is traditionally made with just three ingredients: tea, powdered milk, and tapioca balls, or boba, sporting their famous bounciness. But the modern incarnations feature all kinds of bells and whistles — some boba come steeped in brown sugar, fresh fruit often comes into play, and many drinks now come with cheese foam, a sweet-salty milk and cream cheese blend akin to liquid cheesecake.

New Yorkers with disabilities secured a pledge from City Hall Tuesday to make all 162,000 street corners in the five boroughs fully accessible within 15 years.

The settlement in Manhattan Federal Court of a long-running court case orders the city to complete its survey of every street corner by the end of October, paving the way for easier access for those who use wheelchairs or scooters.

That survey will employ lasers to determine which corners need curb cuts installed or repaired.

In an attempt to respond to the well-chronicled struggles of small retailers, New York City will begin compiling a database of storefronts that will track vacancies and hopefully prompt future policies toward aiding small business owners.

Many have argued that small storefronts are an important part of the city's economic engine. A 2017 City Council analysis found that over 50,000 retail and restaurant businesses employ more than 600,000 people across the five boroughs.
Do you like New York City? Do you like cycling, running or walking? Do you like ziplines or climbing walls? Do you like yoga or fitness? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, register to volunteer at Summer Streets to help make the streets come alive with exciting programming and activities!
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