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Local Museum on the Rise

The state of the art and industrial design of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) scream SoHo.   However, the three red lanterns, and the string of Christmas lights that hang in the museum window makes MOCA seem a little more rugged, a little eclectic, and a little more like Chinatown. The Museum of Chinese […]

You Have Herpes. Now What?

At lunch, a teenager on the cusp of adulthood listens to her friends talk about sex and contraceptives, keeping quiet since she doesn’t know anything about those subjects.  In sexual education class, she learns about sex, sexually transmitted diseases and infections, abstinence, and contraceptives.  At home, her mind is spinning with unanswered questions, but she […]

How Young is too Young?

In the article, “Names in the News, Before They Can Read,” Arthur Brisbane discusses the factors surrounding the unwanted public attention that two toddlers have garnered due to their names being published in numerous publications. A pair of children was riding their bikes on a Manhattan side walk where they accidentally knocked down an 87-year-old […]

Richard Price Brings Out the LOL’s

Richard Price, American novelist and screenwriter, sits in the first row of the gritty amethyst shaded seats, tapping his feet against the grimy black and burgundy checkered carpet in the Newman Conference Center at Baruch College. His salt and pepper hair reveal his life experience, while his fashion sense illustrate his laid back attitude, and […]

A Jewel in Chinatown

A faded jade green sign with mustard yellow letters Don Enterprises hangs above a store window in Chinatown, a remnant of a time passed.  Presently,  an emerald green awning hangs gallantly under the Don Enterprises sign, with the name Pearl of the Orient.  The store window of Pearl of the Orient is decorated with a […]

Made in Chinatown

Imagine this.  A family of three sits around their dinner table talking about their days. The father complains of back pains from doing heavy lifting.  The mother moans about having to wake up at 4 a.m. every morning to go to work pulling twelve hour shifts.  The son sits silently eating his dinner, while his […]

Joe Gould’s Secret

Joseph Mitchell describes Joe Gould as a lost soul, who travels from one location to the next in search of a warm bed, and a meal.  At first Mitchell’s descriptions of Gould as being a carefree but gaunt little man make him seem apprehensive towards Gould.  Gould refuses to put his name to any property […]

Chinatown Neighborhood Backgrounder

Chinatown is a neighborhood in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, which is filled with historical and cultural significance.  Chinatown is one of the few neighborhoods in Manhattan that is home to both residents and an abundance of commercial businesses.  When people use to think of Chinatown they thought of it as a place for […]

Chinatown NYC

When people think of Chinatown a neighborhood in lower Manhattan, they automatically think of the street peddlers selling knock-off designer handbags.  Very seldom do people actually take their time to learn of the history of Chinatown, and all the treasures that it has to offer such as Kam Hing Bakery on Baxter Street, to the […]