Posts Tagged ‘Chinatown’

At Chinatown’s Edge, Museum Doubles Visitors

At Chinatown’s Edge, Museum Doubles Visitors

BY SUSIE POPPICK
After a month of working down the street from the relocated Museum of Chinese in America, software engineer Nicholas Bergson-Shilcock succumbed to curiosity.
On a sunny Saturday afternoon, he pushed open the museum’s back door on Lafayette Street, just yards from his office. He was immediately stopped by a guard, who sent Bergson-Shilcock around [...]


Nation’s First Filipino Chapel Faces an Uncertain Future

Nation’s First Filipino Chapel Faces an Uncertain Future

BY CLAIR MACDOUGALL

On a quiet street in Chinatown, Manhattan, a small group of congregants sit on wooden pews in a chapel and wait for the priest to begin the evening Mass.


Margaret Chin Plays Both Front-Runner and Underdog in City Council Race

Margaret Chin Plays Both Front-Runner and Underdog in City Council Race

BY SUSIE POPPICK
If Margaret Chin is growing impatient, she hides it well.
Just two days before New York’s city council Democratic primary, the four-time District 1 candidate breezes into her Chinatown campaign office, a serene smile on her face.
Around the small, fluorescent room, staff and volunteers work the phones — reminding district residents to vote, preferably for Chin — and make rally signs. Not all share Chin’s serenity.