The conviction of former NYPD officer Peter Liang in the death of Akai Gurley brought a swift reaction from the Chinese community, as reported in separate stories in Sing Tao Daily and World Journal.
Voices of NY maps Lunar New Year celebrations around the metro area.
Already beset by competitive pressures, one nail salon owner recounts how New York state regulations have affected her business.
Koreans in the NYC area, including major organizations, denounced North Korea’s rocket launch two days in advance of the Lunar New Year.
Prem Thokar and his wife Poonam Theeng started Cafe Chiya three months ago, and already have expansion plans.
Chinese community leaders talk about the upcoming special election to replace Sheldon Silver for the remainder of his term which expires at the end of the year, reports Sing Tao Daily.
The Buddhist Council of New York’s leader noted that Buddhism has gained much recognition and attention in the 30 years since he arrived here.
The PAK American Safety Patrol, a civilian patrol group started in Brooklyn’s “Little Pakistan” after a spate of armed robberies in 2014, reports that no such robberies occurred in 2015, writes Ditmas Park Corner.
Direct marketing schemes seem to present attractive job prospects for Filipino and other immigrant communities but upfront investments and other obligations pose risks for participants.
More and more Korean beauty products are being featured at stores in NYC.
The city of Ansan plans a memorial for victims of the Sewol ferry, which sank nearly two years ago, and the mayor and the fathers of two victims visited NYC to learn about the 9/11 memorial and speak with Koreans in the city.
The Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation has given just under $33,000 to the Asian Outreach Program of The Child Center of NY, one of the few organizations that provide mental health services to Asian communities, reports Queens Chronicle.
Long-Bin Chen makes sculptures and busts of historical figures and religious icons using books about them. SinoVision stops by his Bronx studio.
The Korea Times reports that it will join the Korean American Association of Queens in hosting the parade portion of the Lunar New Year festivities in Flushing next month.
Sing Tao Daily profiles three friends who have started a campaign to help provide homeless people and their pets with warm accessories for the winter, while also documenting some of their stories.