Search Results for "Mike Hong" : 20

(Photo by Mike Hong for Voices of NY)

Reducing Smoking in the Chinese Community

East Asian, Featured Posts, Health, New York August 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Special smoking cessation programs are being targeted at smokers in the Chinese community.

Cynthia Koo (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Dim Sum Stories Told Through Cartoon Illustrations

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan June 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Cynthia Koo came up with the idea of turning dim sum dishes into cartoon characters while eating in her father’s restaurant, writes World Journal. She now runs the successful online business Wonton In A Million.

Nov. 21 panel on Post-Election Immigrant Rights and Protections, held by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. From left to right: Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, Camille Mackler, director of Legal Initiatives for the New York Immigration Coalition, Alizabeth Newman, director of the Community Legal Resource Network at the CUNY School of Law, Alina Das, Co-director of the immigrant Rights Clinic at NYU Law School and Jojo Annobil, executive director of the Immigrant Justice Corps. (Photo by Julius Motal for the Center for Community and Ethnic Media)

Readying for Trump Immigration Policy

Elections 2016, Immigration, New York November 22, 2016 at 5:28 pm

Preparing for the withdrawal of DACA was one of the topics of a panel discussion on post-election immigrant rights and protections, hosted by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on Nov. 21.

Ai Weiwei with fans after the event. (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Ai Weiwei Speaks in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian November 1, 2016 at 3:44 pm

In his first visit to the U.S. after a four-year travel restriction, artist Ai Weiwei spoke at the Brooklyn Museum about politics, art, Chinese society, and how NYC shaped his career, reports World Journal.

(Photo by Mike Hong via Bowery Boogie)

Illuminating Chinatown With Anti-Gentrification Messages

Housing, Manhattan October 11, 2016 at 5:41 pm

The founders of Chinatown Art Brigade, a cultural collective responsible for recent nighttime projections in the neighborhood, speak to Bowery Boogie about their efforts to stop the gentrification of Chinatown.

Attendees at the recent forum to discuss the Canal Street Triangle (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

What Next for the Canal Street Triangle?

East Asian, Manhattan August 29, 2016 at 12:21 pm

World Journal reports on a recent forum held to discuss a redesign of the Canal Street Triangle, long viewed as a gateway to Chinatown.

Yungman Lee and his supporters rallied in front of City Hall to condemn Brad Lander’s remarks and demand an apology. (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Yungman Lee Supporters Demand an Apology 

Brooklyn, Elections 2016, Politics June 9, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Congressional candidate Yungman Lee and his supporters spoke out in front of City Hall against comments by City Council member Brad Lander stating that Lee’s campaign is “funded by dark money,” reports World Journal.

Chinatown merchant Rui Ling Ma discussing sandals he said he had no way of knowing were counterfeit at a recent workshop for small business owners held at the Lin Sing Association in Chinatown (Photo by Mike Hong for Voices of NY)

How to Avoid Arrest (in Your Own Shop)

Small business owners in Chinatown want help in determining when items offered to them by wholesalers are counterfeit.

The grandmother shares her story with John Chan (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

The Sad Tale of a Chinese Immigrant Family’s Reunion

East Asian, Immigration, Youth January 25, 2016 at 11:52 am

A grandmother who raised her twin granddaughters in China and brought them back to the U.S. to be with their mother now plans on taking them back to China. Read the sad tale in World Journal.

Smuggled cigarettes displayed in a picture on WeChat posted by a vendor. (Courtesy photo sent to World Journal)

Market Booms for Smuggled Cigarettes in Chinese Community

Business, East Asian, New York June 15, 2015 at 5:14 pm

The black market for smuggled cigarettes in the Chinese community provides not just cheaper options but also flavors from home not found in the U.S., reports World Journal.

Supporters of Peter Liang crossing the Brooklyn Bridge (Photo via World Journal)

Liang Case Continues to Draw Opposing Views

East Asian, New York, Police May 1, 2015 at 4:15 pm

World Journal’s English edition reports on a protest in support of NYPD officer Peter Liang, while Bensonhurst Bean reports on an open letter signed by numerous Asian-American organizations saying he “must be held accountable for his actions.”

Tim Wu and John Liu. (Photos via and

Tim Wu, John Liu Rejoin Academia After Primary Defeats

Asian, New York, Politics September 24, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Two Asian-American politicians who were defeated in the September 9 Democratic primary are rejoining academia, reports World Journal.

Tim Wu at World Journal headquarters with World Journal North America CEO James Yang. (Photo via World Journal)

Tim Wu Shares Views with World Journal

East Asian, New York, Politics September 8, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Lieutenant governor hopeful Tim Wu expressed his views on a number of topics of interest to the Chinese community at World Journal’s editorial offices.

Don Lee said Chinese vendors should be treated fairly. (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Court to Chinese Vendors: Plead Guilty or Be Deported

East Asian, Immigration, Voices' Picks May 13, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Some Chinatown vendors say they have been targeted by the NYPD on spurious grounds, and they are fearful of deportation, reports World Journal.

Helen Wan with her first novel "The Partner Track," released in September. (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Chinese Lawyer Pens Novel on Challenges to Make Partner

Culture, East Asian, Labor October 11, 2013 at 11:59 am

A publisher wanted Helen Wan to change her protagonist to a white woman. But the first-time author refused. World Journal reports on the novel and the author’s own challenges in both the law profession and the publishing industry.