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.

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.

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.

Chinese street artists protesting police ticketing in Times Square (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Artists Protest Times Square Ticketing

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Police November 2, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Swept up in a new wave of police enforcement against costumed characters and painted topless women in Times Square, Chinese street artists are protesting against stepped-up NYPD ticketing, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Pianist Lang Lang (center in dark grey jacket) with students at PS 13 in Brooklyn (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Lang Lang Teaches Piano at P.S. 13

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Education, Youth October 27, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Chinese pianist Lang Lang visited PS 13 in Brooklyn, Sing Tao daily reports, as part of his foundation’s mission to educate and inspire a new generation of music lovers and performers.

Doris Yao distributing free dumplings (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

A Food Vendor Protests the City’s Permit Cap

Business, East Asian, Food October 14, 2015 at 2:22 pm

A Taiwanese food vendor focused attention on the problem with the city’s caps on street vendor licenses by distributing dumplings for free in front of City Hall, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Announcing the formation of the Flushing Lending Circle on Oct. 2 (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

‘Flushing Lending Circle’ Formed

Business, Queens October 13, 2015 at 4:45 pm

A new lending circle comes to Flushing, with the blessing of local organizations and politicians, reports Sing Tao Daily.

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.

(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.

Asians React to Jeb Bush’s ‘Anchor Babies’ Remarks

Asians React to Jeb Bush’s ‘Anchor Babies’ Remarks

East Asian, New York September 1, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Members of the Chinese and Korean communities reacted swiftly to Jeb Bush’s “anchor babies” remarks, stories in Sing Tao Daily and The Korea Times report.

Lindy Li (seated, in beige dress) at the recent Flushing event. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Congressional Hopeful Gets Support of New York Chinese

East Asian, Metro Area, New York, Politics August 19, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Lindy Li, running for a congressional seat in Pennsylvania, got the support of New York member of Congress Grace Meng and others at a gathering in Flushing, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Gigi Li with her supporters at a fundraising event in Chinatown. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Gigi Li Off the Ballot for District Leader

Government, Manhattan August 4, 2015 at 5:44 pm

CB 3 chair Gigi Li will not go on the ballot for district leader against incumbent Jenifer Rajkumar, and Sing Tao Daily examines some of the reaction to the news.

Division Street in Chinatown (Photo by jqpubliq, Creative Commons license)

Chinatown Restaurants Turn to Website to Draw More Customers

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan August 3, 2015 at 5:11 pm, an online delivery service for Chinatown restaurants that otherwise wouldn’t offer delivery, could help boost business for an industry beleaguered by rising costs and fewer tourists, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Workers cheering the decision by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's wage board to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 an hour. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Community Assesses Minimum Wage Hike

Business, East Asian, Labor July 24, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Mixed views emerged from the Chinese community in NYC about the July 21 decision to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Assi Plaza, part of the Flushing waterfront plot recently purchased for development by Chinese-American and Chinese companies. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Money from China to Build a New Complex in Flushing

Business, East Asian, Queens, Real Estate July 21, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Chinese investors are joining Chinese-American investors to help develop some waterfront property in Flushing, Sing Tao Daily reports.