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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.

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.

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.

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.

Haijing Bai (Photo by Mengzi Gao via World Journal)

Chinese New Yorker Quits Wall Street Job to Sell Fried Rice

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan January 26, 2016 at 11:17 am

Haijing Bai opened Zing’s Awesome Rice on the Lower East Side to prove that Chinese food “can be beautiful, elegant and even sexy,” she tells World Journal.

Assembly member Ron Kim, together with nail salon owners, object to legislation they say unfairly targets them. (Photo by Lynn Edmonds via Queens Tribune)

We’re Being Targeted, Say Asian Salon Owners

Business, East Asian, Queens January 25, 2016 at 9:22 pm

Chinese and Korean nail salon owners said at a press conference led by Ron Kim that they’re being unfairly scrutinized, reports Queens Tribune.

The grandmother shares her story with John Chan (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

The Sad Tale of a Chinese Immigrant Family’s Reunion

East Asian, Immigration, Youth January 25, 2016 at 11:52 am

A grandmother who raised her twin granddaughters in China and brought them back to the U.S. to be with their mother now plans on taking them back to China. Read the sad tale in World Journal.

Agnes Chan (Photo by Katja Heinemann)

Portraits of Chinatown’s Boomers

East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Voices' Picks January 22, 2016 at 4:52 pm

A photographer profiles some notable baby boomers in Chinatown.

Antony Blinken (Photo via U.S. Embassy Nigeria, Creative Commons license)

US Official’s ‘Comfort Women’ Remarks Anger Local Korean Groups

East Asian, Government January 22, 2016 at 4:20 pm

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken encouraged Korean-American groups to support the agreement on comfort women reached by Japan and Korea, much to the ire of Korean organizations in New York, reports Korea Daily.

On Jan. 18, 2016, day laborers are picking free winter clothes near the cross of Northern Blvd and Parsons Blvd in Flushing, Queens (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Volunteers Help Day Laborers

East Asian, Immigration, Latino, Queens January 19, 2016 at 3:48 pm

A Korean nonprofit has been distributing jackets and coats and providing meals to day workers, many of them Latino, reports Korea Daily.