ExploreChinatown Newsletter
Singers and Musicians from Make Music New York in Chinatown (6/21/21)
Visit 'Rice Terraces' on Doyers Street
In partnership with the Chinatown Business Improvement District (BID) and Artist Dasic Fernandez, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) recently installed a 4,800 square foot asphalt art mural on Doyers Street between Pell Street and Bowery in Manhattan. Commissioned through DOT’s Art Program, this project builds on Mayor de Blasio’s “State of the City” commitment to bring beautifully designed public spaces to the top 33 neighborhoods across NYC hit the hardest by COVID-19. These new spaces help support local small businesses, foster community ties, and provide space for arts, culture, and programming.

Artist Dasic Fernandez’s mural entitled, Rice Terraces, aims to promote community engagement on the Open Street and become an extension of the local businesses’ space. The vibrant 44 color mural design draws inspiration from Chinese rice cultivation terraces, one of the most common landscapes seen throughout China.

Formerly part of DOT’s Seasonal Streets program, Doyers Street has been the site of several murals since 2018. This project is Doyers Street’s third mural commissioned by the DOT Art and Public Space Units. As a part of the DOT Art Program, the agency collaborates with community- based, nonprofit organizations to commission artists to design and install temporary, site-responsive artwork on NYC DOT property for up to 11 months. DOT Art pursues unique project sites across all five boroughs and explores new ways to collaborate with a diverse body of artists and partners each year. Over the past 12 years, DOT Art has produced over 300 temporary artworks citywide. For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/dotart @nyc_DOT, @nyc_DOTArt
No Trash or Recycling Collection on Independence Day, Observed Monday, July 5, 2021
The New York City Department of Sanitation announced that in observance of Independence Day, there will be no trash or recycling collection on Monday, July 5, 2021.

  • Residents who normally receive Monday trash collection may place their material at the curb between 4 p.m. and midnight Monday evening, however there will be collection delays, as is common after holidays. We appreciate patience as we work to collect the backlog of material.
  • Residents who normally receive Monday recycling collection should place their material out at curbside between 4 p.m. and midnight on Sunday, July 11 for pickup on Monday, July 12.
Beat The Heat
  • Use an air conditioner during hot weather and heat emergencies, even if it is only for a few hours. A setting of 78 degrees F (or low cool) can provide a comfortable environment, help save on electricity bills, and conserve energy.
  • If you do not have an air conditioner, you may qualify for energy assistance. Visit the Human Resource Administration online for information about the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).
  • During heat emergencies, the City will open cooling centers throughout the five boroughs. Visit the Cooling Center Finder or contact 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115) to find out whether a cooling center is open near you.
  • If you go to a cooling center, wear a face covering and keep physical distance between yourself and other people (i.e., stay at least 6 feet apart).
  • Note: Cooling centers are facilities managed by agency partners who determine each site's hours of operation and level(s) of accessibility. For additional information, please contact these facilities directly.
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Upcoming Events
6/30, Immigrant Heritage Month: Know Your Rights workshop in Mandarin Chinese
Webinar: July 8, 2021 - 10AM to 10:30AM

The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and its Workforce1 Career Centers (WF1) can tap its pool of 100,000+ candidates to identify qualified individuals to meet your Front-of-House and Back-of-House hiring needs by:

  • Sourcing job seekers through its candidate databases, paid advertisements (at no cost to you) and through local partner organizations;
  • Recruiting and screening candidates based on your needs—and referring the most qualified to your restaurant; and
  • Scheduling interviews.
Anti-Asian Violence/Harassment
HOW DO I REPORT A BIAS INCIDENT/HATE CRIME? To report an incident, call 911, speak to any NYPD police officer on the street, or go to any NYPD facility. Additionally, to get information about counseling, legal assistance, health care, financial assistance, or to get help filing a police report, all victims of crime can call (646) 610-5267 or E-mail to ASIANHCTF@NYPD.ORG

我如何报告有偏见的案件或仇恨犯罪?举报一起案件,致电911,在街上告诉任何一个纽约市警员,或去到任何一个纽约市的警察部门报案。另外,想得到有关咨询,法律援助,健康保健,资金援助,或需要帮助填写警察报告͕所有罪案的受害人可以致电 (646) 610-5267
COVID-19 Vaccine & Testing
COVID-19 Vaccine Finder / COVID-19疫苗查找器
One-stop site for New Yorkers to find their nearest COVID-19 vaccination location. 紐約人可以找到他們最近的COVID-19疫苗接種地點的一站式站點。 More Info

COVID-19 Testing Sites / COVID-19 测试站点
Walk-in testing is available at no cost to you at these NYC Health + Hospitals locations. 您可以在这些纽约市健康与医院机构免费进行步入式测试。More Info