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Cristina Enriquez, 23, the Center’s program associate, was among the more than 20 volunteers present.

Fighting Domestic Violence in Flushing

East Asian, Health, Queens October 6, 2015 at 4:49 pm

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Asian-American groups spoke out against sexual and domestic abuse at a gathering inside a police precinct in Flushing, reports The Korea Times.

Sunny Mui and Bill Olsen in front of Mui's grocery at Olsen's old address in Sunset Park (Photo by Jane Zhang for Sing Tao Daily)

Fifty Years Later, a Norwegian Finds a Different Sunset Park

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian, History, Manhattan, Western European September 29, 2015 at 5:41 pm

A Norwegian American who grew up in Sunset Park returns to find many changes, and the area is due for still more modernization as a hub of New York’s Chinese community. Sing Tao Daily writes about the neighborhood in three articles.

Celebrating the Moon Festival at the Kings Bay Y in Sheepshead Bay on Sept. 25. (Photo by Alex Ellefson via Sheepshead Bites)

Blood Moon and Blood Red Dresses Mark Moon Festival

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area September 29, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Chinese and Korean celebrations of the Moon Festival this weekend – which happened to fall on the day of the “blood moon” – featured lions, drums, mooncake, kimchi and a hip-hop duo from South Korea.

(Photo by Soyoung Kim for The Korea Times)

Grades Worsen for Korean Restaurants

East Asian, Food, New York September 22, 2015 at 9:15 pm

Korean restaurants do not perform as well as all restaurants in NYC on the letter grade system, and their performance has worsened over the past year, writes The Korea Times.

A street scene in K-twon (Photo via The Korean times)

The Evolution of K-Town

Business, Culture, East Asian, Food, Manhattan September 18, 2015 at 7:31 pm

Koreatown in Manhattan has changed quite a bit over the last five years, and now some of the stresses that have come with its growth and popularity are worrying business owners, The Korea Times report in two articles about the busy stretch of West 32nd Street.

A sign explaining price increases posted at a nail salon (Photo via The Korea Times)

Nail Salons Raise Prices and Sue Over Bonds

Business, East Asian September 17, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Stories from The Korea Times find nail salons are charging higher prices as a result of the new regulations, and a lawsuit have been filed challenging the state’s requirement of purchasing wage surety bonds.

Funerary masks, 10th to 13th century, from the Butuan region of the southern Philippines (Photo via The FilAm)

Filipino Gold Treasures on Display

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan September 16, 2015 at 2:53 pm

A new exhibit at the Asia Society offers a look at gold treasures from little-known Philippine kingdoms, The FilAm reports.

Salsa and Chinese Opera in Brooklyn

Salsa and Chinese Opera in Brooklyn

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Latino, Video September 15, 2015 at 4:21 pm

Salsa dancing and Chinese opera were on view as part of the BEAT Festival in Brooklyn this year.

A Thai kickboxing match

Experiencing Thailand in Union Square

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Food, Manhattan, Voices' Picks September 14, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Visitors to Union Square could get a taste of Thai food and culture on Sept. 13.

Customers at a Korean bakery in Flushing (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Bakeries Raise Prices, Lose Customers

Business, East Asian, Food, New York September 11, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Both franchise and non-franchise Korean bakeries have been raising prices, and Korean customers say they are looking elsewhere for bread and pastries, The Korea Times reports.

Performances from Chinese Theatre Works, dressed in the Kun opera style. (Photo by Stephen Kaplin via The Brooklyn Paper)

A Night of Chinese Opera and Salsa

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Latino September 10, 2015 at 4:53 pm

As part of the BEAT Festival in Brooklyn, “Ocaso: A Performance Adventure” brings together Chinese opera and salsa dancing to reflect Sunset Park’s Chinese and Latino communities, reports The Brooklyn Paper.

(Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

An Old Chinatown Restaurant Closes

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan September 9, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Sing Tao Daily looks at the shuttering of the decades-old Grand Harmony restaurant and the factors contributing to the decline of the restaurant business in Chinatown.

Broad Ave. in Palisades Park (Photo by Jiha Ham for Voices of NY

‘Koreanizing’ of Palisades Park Opposed

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area, Politics September 8, 2015 at 12:12 pm

A proposal to give Broad Avenue in Palisades Park the second name of “Korea Way” is drawing opposition following an article in The Record about the plan, The Korea Times reports.

‘Snapline’ Re-Envisions How to Make Lines

‘Snapline’ Re-Envisions How to Make Lines

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Video September 3, 2015 at 3:53 pm

SinoVision attends the debut solo exhibition of Chinese artist Hung Yao, who started out in traditional Chinese brush painting before developing the “snapline” technique to add innovative elements to his work.

New Programs at Korean Language Schools

New Programs at Korean Language Schools

East Asian, Education, New York September 1, 2015 at 5:04 pm

The students are getting younger and younger at Korean language schools in the New York metropolitan area, The Korea Times reports.