Post Tagged with: "Chinese"

Chinatown Residents Indifferent to Voter Registration Efforts

East Asian, In the News, Politics June 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Some recent efforts to convince Chinatown residents to register to vote have fallen flat, Sing Tao Daily’s print edition reported. Organizers say this is a symptom of voter apathy in the Chinese community.

Stranded customers try to figure out how to get home after three Chinatown bus companies were shut down. (Photo by Dai-Chen Liu/World Journal)

Confusion Reigns After Chinatown Bus Companies’ Shutdown

East Asian, In the News, Transportation June 6, 2012 at 5:39 pm

The shutdown of three bus companies in Chinatown have left their owners and customers confused.

John Chen (second from left) join members of several Chinese religious organizations at a press conference on AIDS awareness. (Photo by Yi-Shing Du/ World Journal)

Study Urges Asian Religious Organizations to do AIDS Outreach

East Asian, Health June 1, 2012 at 5:21 pm

While the number of reported AIDS cases has declined in recent years among whites, it has increased for Asian-Americans. A recent study encourages Chinese religious organizations to play a stronger role in AIDS outreach efforts.

After Violent Incidents in Sunset Park, a Chinese Guide to Dealing With Police

Brooklyn, East Asian, In the News May 25, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Several recent confrontations between Chinese residents of Sunset Park and police officers — including some that became violent — led Sing Tao Daily to publish this guide for readers, explaining their rights in police interactions and how to behave prudently and safely when confronted by officers.

Shady Chinatown Phone Dealers Pile on Extra Charges

Business, Crime, In the News May 17, 2012 at 11:12 am

The World Journal reported on yet another scam targeting residents of Chinatown last week. Chinese customers complain that the deals offered by unauthorized cell phone sellers come loaded with hidden charges.

Parents and children at Public School 134 demonstrate against Mayor Michael Bloomberg's cuts to after school programs across the city. (Photo by Julie Shapiro/DNAinfo)

With After-School Programs Facing Cuts, Working Parents Worry

Economy, Education May 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm

At protests and in conversations across New York City, parents and children expressed anger at proposed city cuts that would eliminate nearly 200 after-school programs — and the community and ethnic media were on hand to capture the outpouring.

MSG Sports President Scott M. O'Neil, Sales Director Tim McCarthy and Executive Vice President Greg Economou joined John Wang, President of the Asian American Development Center, to promote the company's relationship with Chinese businesses. (Photo by Shan Liu/World Journal)

After Linsanity, Madison Square Garden Courts Chinese Business

Business, Sports May 2, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Since Jeremy Lin broke out as the New York Knicks’ star point guard, Madison Square Garden has been working to cash in on his popularity in the Chinese community by reaching out to Chinese businesses.

(Photo from World Journal)

As Asian Population Booms, Chinatown Struggles

Demographics, Economy, Featured Posts April 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm

New York City’s Asian-American neighborhoods are struggling with problems that include gentrification, generic commercial development and the shuttering of iconic local businesses, according to a panel of community leaders and professors who gathered last week.

Chinese Community Urged to Learn About Child Abuse

Culture, East Asian, In the News April 23, 2012 at 11:19 am

In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, World Journal ran an article that urged the Chinese community to educate themselves about child abuse and stay involved in their children’s lives.

Former workers at Babi Nail Salons earned a small victory when a jury decided that their employer was guilty of labor violations. (Photo by  Ross Barkan/Queens Tribune)

The Real Price of That Bargain Mani-Pedi

Business, Labor April 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

A cheap manicure and pedicure is considered an entitlement of city life by many New Yorkers. But trouble has been brewing in the city’s nail salon industry, where workers say they’re underpaid, abused and exploited.

Organizers of Occupy Sunset Park have distributed pamphlets in various languages to reach out to their diverse community. (Photo by Zach Campbell/Brooklyn Bureau)

Taking Pages From OWS Playbook, Occupy Sunset Park Thinks Local

Brooklyn, Mexican, Politics April 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm

While the Occupy Wall Street movement has been relatively quiet recently, a group of Sunset Park residents hope to create some noise with a protest that serves the interests of their immigrant-rich neighborhood, The Brooklyn Bureau reported.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. and Assistant District Attorney Rosemary Yu spoke to the Chinese media about the immigration fraud that is plaguing Chinese immigrants. (Photo by Daqi Liu/World Journal)

Fake Lawyers Prey on Chinese Immigrants

Crime, Immigration April 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Con artists who claim to be lawyers or immigration officials have preyed on New York City’s Chinese immigrants, duping them into shelling out money for spurious services, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. told members of the Chinese press last week.

Jianguo Li (left) and Tim Pham (right) say that street hawkers in Chinatown have negatively affected their businesses. (Photo from World Journal)

Chinatown Businesses Clash With Street Vendors

Crime, Economy April 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

We have seen extensive coverage lately of street vendors’ battles with business associations from Midtown to Bay Ridge, as well as complaints about what vendors see as excessive city fines. In Chinatown, tensions seem to be rising between African American street vendors and Chinese store owners.

Doug Wang and Helen Chen posed in front of their grocery store. (Photo by Jonathan Zalman)

Profile: Long Path to Stability for a Chinatown Couple

East Asian, Immigration March 7, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Doug Wang and his wife, Helen Chen, opened their Essex Street corner store, Shan Fu Grocery, in 2010. As their business grows, the Chinese couple is raising their two young boys, Zhen Yuan and Hao Fen. The Lo-Down interviewed the couple about their path to domestic stability.

Fred Fu of the Flushing Development Center showed his support for Jeremy Lin at a Community Board 7 meeting.

Ethnic and Local Press Examines Linsanity’s Ripple Effect

Asian, Culture, New York, Sports February 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Although Jeremy Lin often downplays the importance of his ethnicity, the ethnic and community press has focused on the Knicks point guard’s inspiring effect on children, other ball players, and fans of all races.

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