MOCA presents a dynamic new program series that engages Chinese American curators, artists and cultural producers across generations and geographies in critical conversations to deeply investigate the aesthetic concerns, subject matter, and experiences within the Chinese and Asian American cultural community.
NYC's Economic Engine: Contributions & Challenges of Asian Small Businesses
Thu, Nov 17 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Asian American small businesses contribute billions of dollars to the economy as well as create thousands of jobs for New York City's residents. Yet, there has been limited information on the economic contributions of one of our city's most important economic engines.
New Yorkers looking for some extra cash this winter can now sign up to be an emergency snow worker. The city is looking for help shoveling snow and removing ice from bus stops, crosswalks and fire hydrants after heavy snowfalls.
New York City has clear guidelines regulating the minimum temperature in buildings during "heat season" - the period of time during which landlords must provide heat based on the temperature outside and the time of day.
In a city where housing costs are constantly on the rise and chances of landing one of those so-called affordable housing units are almost as slim as winning the Powerball itself, it's refreshing to hear a different narrative. A small 20-unit apartment building in Chinatown will receive $2.2 million towards not only preserving its affordability but also towards making it more sustainable.
MOFAD City's Guide: The Making of Manhattan's Chinatown
New York's Chinatown is one of the country's most iconic ethnic neighborhoods. The story of this community is one of resilience and adaptation, as residents worked to overcome cultural divides and racial discrimination. But it's also the story of New York's love affair with Chinese cuisine and how each wave of immigration helped shape that cuisine with its own flavors, traditions, and innovations.
This is a guide to the culinary fabric of Chinatown, built by immigrants from across China and Southeast Asia, from the mid-1800s to the present. Explore its evolution through the restaurants, shops, and dishes that trace its history.
Watch the video, read the history, hear the stories of locals, and plan your visit to Chinatown, a community that has made its mark on New York, and forever changed the way the city - and the country - eats.