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.

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.

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.

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.

One of the clubs from which NYPD officers are charged with having received bribes (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

After Corruption Case, Chinese Still Support Asian Cops

East Asian, Police, Queens December 23, 2015 at 2:58 pm

The corruption case against Asian police officers only serves to remind community members in Flushing and elsewhere that there are too few Asian officers on the force, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Attorney Robert Brown (second from the left) listening to witnesses to the NYPD raid at Lin Sing Association.  (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Police Smash Mahjong Tables in Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Police December 22, 2015 at 3:50 pm

The NYPD smashed automated mahjong tables at the Fujianese Seniors Association, apparently suspecting illegal gambling was taking place. The president of the organization says that was not the case, and a lawyer for the seniors says he will investigate and may file a suit against the NYPD over the raid and destruction of property, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Sheldon Silver attending the 43rd anniversary of the Open Door senior center. The third from the left in the back row is Pauline Ng (Photo by Yingzi Yin via World Journal)

Sheldon Silver Still Supported in Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics December 1, 2015 at 10:32 pm

Residents of Chinatown expressed support for Assemblyman Sheldon Silver, convicted on seven counts of corruption on Nov. 30, and mused about the possibility of a Chinese candidate being elected to fill his seat, according to reports in Sing Tao Daily and World Journal.

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.

Fifty Years Later, a Norwegian Finds a Different Sunset Park

 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.

Fifty Years Later, a Norwegian Finds a Different Sunset Park

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.