Eric Ng has donated items documenting Chinese-American history from his personal collection to the Chinese School and other sites. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Historical Photos of Chinatown Donated to MOCA

East Asian, History, Immigration, Manhattan November 25, 2015 at 5:22 pm

A Chinese community leader has donated much of his collection of historical photos and documents, which include a letter from one of the first human rights activists of Chinese descent, to sites in Manhattan in an effort to encourage the public to learn about Chinese-American history, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Actors rehearsing for the first "off-Broadway" Nepalese play (Photo by Sahadev Paudel)

First Nepalese Play to Debut Off-Broadway

Manhattan, South Asian November 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm

A Nepalese play is being staged “off-Broadway” for the first time ever, reports Vishwa Sandesh Weekly.

Sunita Shiwdin, founder and owner of Mahalo New York Bakery (Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso via

A Tropical Flavor in Queens

Caribbean, East Asian, Food, Queens November 24, 2015 at 11:30 am

A taste of the tropics can be found at Mahalo New York Bakery on Myrtle Avenue in Queens, reports

At the Nov. 20 at the Pink Houses, one year after Akai Gurley's death (Photo by Chunking Jin via World Journal)

A Year After Akai Gurley’s Death

Asian, Black, Brooklyn, East Asian, Police November 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm

One year after police officer Peter Liang killed Akai Gurley at the Pink Houses, family and community members, as well as CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, rallied, reports World Journal.

John Tsoi (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

A Chinese Artist ‘Blindfolded’

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan November 19, 2015 at 4:24 pm

The Taoism-inspired artwork of artist Jon Tsoi, currently on display at WhiteBox, involves slashed canvases, tangled ropes and splashed paint, all created while blindfolded, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Nepalese protesting Nov. 17 near the UN against what they say is an unofficial economic blockade by India against Nepal. (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Nepalese in NYC Protest Against India

Featured Posts, New York, South Asian November 18, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Nepalese in NYC protested near the UN against what they say is an unofficial economic blockade by India. Fuel and medicines are in short supply in the landlocked country, which is still recovering from the devastating earthquake of last April.

Mulberry Street in Chinatown (Photo via Open City)

The Red Plastic Bags of Chinatown

East Asian, Government, Manhattan November 18, 2015 at 3:33 pm

As city legislators look to renew a push to put a fee on paper and plastic bags, an Open City piece reflects on what the red plastic bags of Chinatown stores carry symbolically, beyond a potential monetary charge.

Peter Liang (left) joined by his mother and Karlin Chan (center), founder of the Chinese Action Network. (Photo by Mengzi Gao via World Journal)

Peter Liang and Mother Solicit Money to Hire a Lawyer

East Asian, New York, Police November 16, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Officer Peter Liang, accused in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, was joined by his mother at a press conference in Chinatown, his first such appearance since the incident, reports World Journal.

‘Changing the Stats’ of Asian Americans on Broadway

‘Changing the Stats’ of Asian Americans on Broadway

Asian, Culture, Video November 11, 2015 at 12:55 pm

SinoVision attends a rehearsal of “Changing the Stats: Asian Americans on Broadway,” a production in which Asian-American actors perform dream roles not traditionally cast with performers of Asian descent.

New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Queens) (Photo by Jinwoo Cho via The  Korea Times)

Ron Kim Disputes Charges

East Asian, Immigration, Media, Queens November 10, 2015 at 9:23 pm

In an interview with The Korea Times, New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim fought back against a New York Times article which said that support from the Korean nail salon industry has induced him to gradually withdraw his support for state legislation regulating the nail salon business.

The Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico

The Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico

Health, Puerto Rican, Southeast Asian, Video, Women November 9, 2015 at 4:37 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at how the debt crisis in Puerto Rico is fueling arguments over the island’s status. The episode also features a project that gives free breast cancer screening to the uninsured, as well as a Philippine gold exhibition at the Asia Society.

Sachin Tendulkar (left) and Shane Warne at a press conference in NYC about the All-Stars cricket match to be held Nov. 7 at Citi Field. (Photo via News India Times)

All-Star Cricket Teams to Square Off at Citi Field

New York, Queens, South Asian, Sports November 6, 2015 at 2:02 pm

All-star cricket teams with leading cricket players from around the world kick off a three-match tour of the U.S. at Citi Field on Nov. 7, reports News India Times.

Jean Lau Chin, founder of the New York Chinatown Oral History Project, speaking at the Museum of Chinese in America (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing for Voices of NY)

Second Generation Chinese Share Stories of ‘Jook Sing’

East Asian, Immigration, New York November 6, 2015 at 11:51 am

Members of “jook sing,” the second generation Cantonese who were born or grew up in New York’s Chinatown, took a trip down memory lane as they listened to stories and shared their own with the founder of the Chinatown Oral History Project, Sing Tao Daily reports.

The Sachal Jazz Ensemble after its performance that followed a Nov. 4 NYC screening of "Song of Lahore" (Photo by Suzanna Masih for Voices of NY)

From Lahore to Lincoln Center: a Musical Journey

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, New York, South Asian November 5, 2015 at 5:57 pm

“Song of Lahore” tells the story of Pakistani musicians trying to preserve their musical heritage by playing jazz, and their eventual performance in NYC.

The ribbon-cutting for the new mental health clinic in Flushing. (Photo via The Korea Times)

A New Mental Health Clinic in Flushing

East Asian, Health, Queens November 5, 2015 at 1:15 pm

A local nonprofit, Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York (KCS), has opened a mental health clinic in Flushing, writes The Korea Times.