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Celebrating the Year of the Dragon in Chinatown

Thousands of people lined the streets of Chinatown today for the annual Lunar New Year Parade, sponsored by the Better Chinatown Society.  Tomorrow we'll have a full photo album from today's festivities.  

Prepping For the Lunar New Year Parade

Preparations are nearly finished on Mott Street, as the start of Chinatown's Lunar New Year Parade approaches! Happy Year of the Dragon.  

Scenes From Chinese New Year Celebrations

Yesterday we posted photos and video from Chinese Lunar New Year festivities in Chinatown. Today more images, courtesy of downtown photojournalist Tim Schreier.  Click through for an interesting perspective on the Year of the Dragon. You can see more...

Chinatown Welcomes Year of the Dragon With Firecracker Ceremony

It was a dramatic scene in Sara D. Roosevelt Park earlier today, as community leaders and residents ushered in the Year of the Dragon. The event kicked off a series of festivities in celebration of the Lunar Chinese New...

A Guide to Welcoming in the Year of the Dragon

The Year of the Dragon officially begins on Monday, Jan. 23, and the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration begins this weekend around Chinatown and the Lower East Side. We've collected a list of local events below; if we missed any, send...

Forsyth Plaza Project Delayed Until June of 2014

Last March. residents got the chance to tell city officials what they'd like to see done with Forsyth Plaza, the triangle at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge. Asian Americans For Equality, the neighborhood advocacy organization, had received a...

Detailing Danny Chen’s Last Days, Demanding Justice

Since Private Danny Chen died in Afghanistan in October, his loved ones have struggled to learn  the events leading up to his death. Yesterday, thanks to tireless advocacy by his family and activists in the Chinese-American community, the U.S. Army finally provided...

Danny Chen Story Finally Becomes National News

The Danny Chen investigation is now front page news. Yesterday, the U.S. military announced that eight soldiers have been charged in connection with the October 3rd death of the 19-year old Lower East Side resident.   This morning's New York...

Soldier’s Family, Activists, Elected Officials React to Army Charges (Updated 5:22 p.m.)

Here's an update on a story we reported earlier today: the U.S. military's decision to charge eight soldiers inconnection with the death of Army Private Danny Chen. The body of the 19-year old Lower East Side resident was found...

Protesters Demand Justice For Danny Chen

Hundreds of community activists and concerned residents marched from the Army recruiting office at 143 Chambers Street to Columbus Park last night, asking one question: "what happened to Danny Chen?"   It has been two-and-a-half months since the 19-year old...
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Here are some of the stories that caught our eye this week: --A look at the District 1 City...
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