Best of Manhattan - Winner 2020 - Gallery
Chinatown Soup - - Gallery Image 1
Chinatown Soup - - Gallery Image 2
Chinatown Soup - - Gallery Image 3

Chinatown Soup

Borough: Manhattan
Industry: Community

Chinatown Soup - - Logo
Best of Manhattan - Winner 2020

What inspired you to create this website or entity?

Since the .nyc domain became available, we have been pleased to present an online portal to all of the wonderful happenings at our non-profit art space called Chinatown Soup. Today, our storefront home features a gallery, studio, cafe, and garden that can be explored on our website, as well. The latest iteration of the Chinatown Soup website was inspired by our desire to showcase the artist-run creative community we've been building since 2014 (and a talented web developer friend who needed to enhance his portfolio of projects - we love you, Joey!). Like everything we do at Soup, our website had to reflect the spirit of the greatest city in which we live, so we made the switch from .com to .nyc - the real ones know it's the coolest domain in town!

How does your website or entity represent or contribute to the local community or borough which you represent?

The current Chinatown Soup website features the ways in which we uphold our mission to advance art, justice, historic preservation, and civic engagement in Lower Manhattan. Visitors may explore our organization's history, objectives, and various programming elements to get a sense of how this project has contributed to our local community and created new communities since its inception in 2014. However, there is always room for improvement! During the pandemic, we realized the importance of enhancing our website to better support the artists and activists who make Soup special, and part of this award money would go toward: 1) publishing a web shop for our resident artists to showcase their work; 2) organizing our community fundraising campaigns to broaden their reach and participation. We want there to be more Soup for you! So please consider voting for our website and supporting the artists and activists who keep downtown New York inspired. Thanks for reading.