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Chen Jian Rong (right) to communicate with the applicant to understand the situation. (Reporter Ho boat / photography.)

Few Chinese Businesses Apply for Hurricane Grants

Business, East Asian, Environment February 11, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy can apply for some of the $1 million available through the city’s Small Business Assistance Grant Program. Few Chinese businesses, however, have applied, reports World Journal.

(Photo by Fang Meng/World Journal)

Problems Pile Up for Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Environment, In the News February 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm

For Chinatown’s restaurants and stores, not only has business not recovered to pre-Hurricane Sandy levels, but the latest struggles come on top of the recession, a reduction in foot traffic, businesses fleeing the area, and more recently, the cold weather, reports World Journal.

Zaoxiong Shi and Peiying Qu (Photo by Huiqi Luo/World Journal)

Embracing the Yin-Yang of the Date, Hundreds Marry on 12-12-12

Culture, East Asian December 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm

For hundreds of couples, Dec. 12, 2012 was the day to get married. For some, the date held astrological significance. For others, it was simply easy to remember. The World Journal covered one of those couples, Chinese pair Zaoxiong Shi and Peiying Qu.

The Rock for Hope concert takes place in the Lower East Side. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

China Expats Use Rock Music to Help Needy Students Back Home

East Asian, Education, Social Services December 6, 2012 at 3:12 pm

An organization started by Chinese international students in the United States holds rock concerts to raise money to send underprivileged children back home to school, reports Sing Tao Daily.

(Photo by Maite Junco)

Record Election Turnout Among Chinese Voters

East Asian, Elections 2012, Politics November 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Hurricane Sandy couldn’t stop Chinese voters from turning out in record numbers in Chinatown, Flushing and Brooklyn, reported World Journal, adding that the level of participation buries the stereotype that Chinese-Americans don’t vote.

Comptroller John Liu helped bring a warm meal to seniors at Hamilton xx House (Photo via

Knickerbocker Village Residents May Be Without Heat Until Thanksgiving

Asian, Environment, New York November 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, residents of Knickerbocker Village, a complex of 13 buildings in the Lower East Side, are most concerned about when the power and heat will return, the Sing Tao Daily reported. But in the meantime they got a break from the unappetizing food they have been getting recently.

Election Day Through Ethnic Media Eyes

Election Day Through Ethnic Media Eyes

Featured Posts, Media, Politics November 6, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Today’s ethnic newspapers, like the rest of New York’s media, focused on the elections, but with a particular twist. The Korean and Chinese papers urged their readers to support candidates poised to make history in their communities, while El Diario reported on a new poll showing immigration and jobs are the main issues driving Latinos to the polls.

Chinese Community Upset at Offensive Halloween Costumes

Chinese Community Upset at Offensive Halloween Costumes

Asian, Business, Culture October 26, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Fu Manchu and “Chinaman” costumes can be found online to purchase as Halloween costumes, upsetting members of the Chinese community who say these images carry the discrimination and oppression endured by Chinese people in the West as far back as the Gold Rush 150 years ago.

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Film Looks at New Yorkers Who Take Turns Sharing a Bed

Asian, Culture, History, Housing October 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Both the Word Journal and the The Lo-Down wrote about the upcoming combination documentary/live performance “Your Day is My Night,” a look at New York’s “shift-bed” residents.

An image from Voices of NY's video on the Rego Park Senior Center. (Video by Channon Hodge and Cheryl Chan)

Graying in Color: Aging Actively Among Your Own

Demographics, Social Services, Video September 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm

To serve New York City’s growing – and increasingly diverse – elderly population, senior center organizers are abandoning the “one size fits all” approach to senior care, and instead gearing programs to specific populations and cultures.

(anksampedro/Flickr via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Voices in Focus: A Warning to Immigrants on ‘Deferred Action’ Plan

Business, Immigration August 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm

In today’s news from New York’s ethnic and community press: advice and resources for undocumented immigrants seeking “deferred action” under a new plan; a Chinese-bilingual charter school in Flushing; and a Dominican food safety scare has repercussions for a Bronx-based salami company.

A packed bus heading to the casino. (Photo via Korea Times)

‘Casino Bus’ Entices Korean-American Seniors to Gamble

Culture, East Asian July 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Some Korean-Americans worry that the cheap “casino buses” that take hundreds daily to regional casinos from Flushing and other Asian-American neighborhoods are causing gambling problems, especially among Korean and Chinese seniors, reported the Korea Times.

Yu-Shan Wong, the Social Security Administration’s Community Relations representative for Chinatown, confirmed the changes.  According to her, the lease at 26 Federal Plaza is up and the office need to be relocated to the 4th floor of 123 William St. The new office will open on July 16. (Photo via Sing Tao)

Elderly Chinese Worry About Social Security Office Relocation

East Asian, Health, In the News July 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm

A Social Security Administration office that has served Chinatown and Chinese-speaking residents from surrounding areas for nearly four decades was scheduled to move this week — for the second time this year, reported Sing Tao Daily. As the office moves further and further from Chinatown and its Chinese-language services remain in doubt, Chinese clients worry that the agency won’t serve them well.

A monk dabs paint on the eyes of the dragon's head at the prow of the boat, awakening the dragon spirit within it.  (Photo by Aidan Gardiner/DNAinfo)

Photo Finish: Waking a Dragon

Culture July 13, 2012 at 6:30 pm

DNAinfo’s Aiden Gardiner photographed and wrote up the opening event to the 22nd annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Central Park yesterday, in which the spirits of the dragon boats were “awakened.”

Jian-Sheng Feng (L) and Jianghui Qiu (R) pass out material to passerby asking them to "tuidang" which is Chinese for "Quit the Party," on May 28, 2012 in Flushing New York.  (Photo by Amelia Pang via The Epoch Times)

At 80, Still a Warrior Against the Chinese Communist Party

Asian, Politics July 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm

On a busy street in Flushing, Queens, 80-year-old Jian-Sheng Feng has braved sweaty summers and chilly winters five days a week since 2005 to tell her story of persecution by the Chinese Communist Party for her belief in the spiritual practice of Falun Gong.