Having a swine time in Chinatown


Celebrating the Lunar New Year — and the start of the year of the pig — in Chinatown on Sunday, clockwise from top left: A traditional lion dance performance — the poles are used to tease and feed the lions with heads of lettuce; fireworks at Columbus Park — it was New York City’s first Lunar New Year celebration with, not just firecrackers, but a fireworks display; new Civil Court Judge Margaret Chan addresses the crowd as Flushing Councilmember John Liu and others listen.