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.

Cesár González was forced to set up his bookstore on the street (Photo by Gerardo Romo for El Diario)

On a Mission to Save Latino Businesses in Upper Manhattan

Business, Latino, Manhattan February 2, 2016 at 5:32 pm

The Latino community demands solutions to the elevated rental prices that have been pushing small vendors out of business for years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Council members Ydanis Rodriguez, Carlos Menchaca and Antonio Reynoso at the   Jan. 27 hearing on ethnic media (Photo by Gustavo Martínez Contreras for Voices of NY)

El Diario’s Woes Shine Light on Ethnic Media

Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, Media, New York, Voices' Picks January 28, 2016 at 1:35 pm

El Diario’s woes prompted a hearing on ethnic media at the Committee on Immigration of the New York City Council, and the city said it would do more to reach out to the media sector and place advertising in ethnic media outlets.

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.

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.

Groups affiliated with the New York Immigration Coalition are asking the Supreme Court to support President Obama’s executive orders. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Immigrants Ask Supreme Court to Renew DACA and DAPA

Government, Immigration, Manhattan January 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm

Invoking Martin Luther King Jr.’s struggle for civil rights, immigrants gathered at a Manhattan church to ask the Supreme Court to rule in their favor, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

On Jan. 13, 2016, members of the New York City Council and representatives of the Korean American Association of Queens New York stood in front of City Hall to celebrate Korean American Day. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Marking 113 Years of Korean Immigration

East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan, Metro Area January 15, 2016 at 1:25 pm

On Jan. 13 in both New York and New Jersey, politicians and representatives of Korean-American organizations celebrated 113 years of Korean immigration to the U.S., Korea Daily reports.

50 Bowery (Image via Sing Tao Daily)

A New Building in Chinatown Connects Past and Future

East Asian, Manhattan, Real Estate January 14, 2016 at 5:10 pm

In a series of articles, Sing Tao Daily writes about the new hotel going up at 50 Bowery, and how the Chu family has sustained its dream for this property across generations, as a way of giving back to Chinatown.

Fung Tu Chef Digs Into His Roots

Fung Tu Chef Digs Into His Roots

East Asian, Food, Manhattan January 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm

The dishes at Fung Tu, a Chinese-American restaurant located between the Lower East Side and Chinatown, are inspired in part by the favorite foods of executive chef Jonathan Wu’s grandparents, SinoVision reports.

Carlos Puche (center), co-owner of this pet services store, started out as a dog walker, a job his family back in Caracas was not very happy about (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

From Dog Walking, a Business Bloomed

Business, Latino, Manhattan January 13, 2016 at 4:33 pm

Venezuelan Carlos Puche went from dog walker to co-founder of a business offering day care and other services for pets in Manhattan, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Protestors bringing attention to the siege of Madaya, Syria at Times Square on Jan. 9 (Photo by William Mathis for Voices of NY)

Syrians, in NYC, Call for an End to the Madaya Siege

Members of the Syrian community in the NYC metro area protested the Assad government’s siege of Madaya, whose 40,000 residents have been deprived of food and supplies.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

The Three Kings Warm up El Barrio

Latino, Manhattan, Religion, Traditions January 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm

The traditional parade organized by El Museo del Barrio also brought social and political messages, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Veteran K. Leung Woo (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

A Special New Year Gift to a Nonagenarian Chinese Veteran

East Asian, History, Manhattan January 6, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Sing Tao Daily traces how copies of a bilingual magazine, produced in Chinese and English by members of the 407th Air Service Squadron more than seven decades ago, returned to its editor, Chinese-American veteran K. Leung Woo, now 96.

A young girl does piecework at home to help support the family. They lived along with 700 other residents in a building on Cherry Street with no interior light, ventilation or plumbing. (Photo by Jacob Riis via Tribeca Trib)

A Window on New York’s Early Immigrants

History, Immigration, Manhattan, New York January 5, 2016 at 5:16 pm

An exhibit of photos by Jacob Riis depicting how immigrants once lived in New York’s Lower Manhattan is on view at the Museum of the City of New York, reports Tribeca Trib.