Peter Liang (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

‘Shock’ in Chinese Community over Liang Conviction

African American, Brooklyn, East Asian, Police February 12, 2016 at 5:12 pm

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.

NYC Embraces the Year of the Monkey

NYC Embraces the Year of the Monkey

Asian, Culture, Featured Posts, Metro Area, Traditions February 11, 2016 at 5:54 pm

Voices of NY maps Lunar New Year celebrations around the metro area.

Xiulin Ma, writing a check in November, after the Oct. 6 due date, to pay a fine to the New York State Department of Labor. (Photo: by Allen Zhong via Epoch Times)

For One Nail Salon Owner, a Tougher Winter

Business, East Asian, Featured Posts, Immigration, Queens February 11, 2016 at 5:32 pm

Already beset by competitive pressures, one nail salon owner recounts how New York state regulations have affected her business.

On Feb. 7, Jae Kun Chung(in the front row, fifth from the left), president of The National Unification Advisory Council (New York Area Councils) and people from about 20 Korean organizations are speaking with one voice against North Korea’s rocket launch. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Koreans React to North Korea’s Rocket Launch

East Asian, New York February 10, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Koreans in the NYC area, including major organizations, denounced North Korea’s rocket launch two days in advance of the Lunar New Year.

Inside Cafe Chiya

Nepali Couple’s ‘Cafe Chiya’ Comes to Queens

Business, Featured Posts, Food, Queens, South Asian February 8, 2016 at 3:39 pm

Prem Thokar and his wife Poonam Theeng started Cafe Chiya three months ago, and already have expansion plans.

Yuh-Line Niou (Photo via Twitter)

‘Complicated’ Election in Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics February 5, 2016 at 6:32 pm

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.

Rev. Dr. T. Kenjitsu Nakagaki of the Buddhist Council of Nw York, speaking at the council's 30th anniversary event on Jan. 30 at The Rubin Museum (Photo by Kinue Weinstein for Voices of NY)

The Buddhist Council Marks 30 Years in NYC

Asian, Featured Posts, New York, Religion February 5, 2016 at 4:07 pm

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.

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A Good Year for ‘Little Pakistan’ Patrol Group

Brooklyn, Police, South Asian February 5, 2016 at 2:32 pm

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.

Jessy Daing (from Facebook)

Multilevel Marketing and the Filipino Community

Business, East Asian, Featured Posts, Women February 4, 2016 at 5:48 pm

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.

Peach & Lily at Macy's in Flushing (Photo by Soyung Kim for Voices of NY)

K-Beauty Gains a Foothold in NYC

Business, East Asian, Featured Posts, New York, Queens February 2, 2016 at 5:16 pm

More and more Korean beauty products are being featured at stores in NYC.

(Photo by Yeo Ram Choi for Voices of NY)

‘The Truth Shall Not Sink With Sewol’

East Asian, Featured Posts, New York, Voices' Picks February 1, 2016 at 5:21 pm

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.

Stella Aquino, director for New York actuarial valuation at Empire BlueCross BlueShield, presents a ceremonial check to The Child Center of NY’s executive director, Traci Donnelly (center right) at the clinic’s Flushing location. With them are Seline Bearman (left), clinic administrator at the center, Anderson Yoon, project director, and Reshma Shah, project director. (Photo by Matthew Bultman via Queens Chronicle)

Asian Mental Health Program in Queens Receives $33K

Asian, Health, Queens, Social Services January 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm

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.

Artist Makes Sculptures From Discarded Books

Artist Makes Sculptures From Discarded Books

Bronx, Culture, East Asian, Video January 29, 2016 at 3:04 pm

Long-Bin Chen makes sculptures and busts of historical figures and religious icons using books about them. SinoVision stops by his Bronx studio.

From left: Gang Won Lee, executive director of KAAQ; Paul Roo, president of KAAQ; Hak Yeon Shin, president of New York branch of The Korea Times, have agreed to co-host the 2016 Lunar New Year Parade. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Groups to Host the Lunar New Year Parade in Queens

Culture, East Asian, Queens January 27, 2016 at 4:47 pm

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.

Eva Xie, Jie Zhao and Ruichen Liu (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

‘We Paws’ to Help the Homeless and Their Pets

East Asian, Manhattan, Social Services January 27, 2016 at 4:41 pm

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.