Search Results for "Mike Hong" : 24

Yeou-Cheng Ma took over the Children's (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Also a Music Lover: The Story of Yo-Yo Ma’s Sister

Culture, East Asian, New York, Youth May 31, 2018 at 2:57 pm

World Journal profiles Yeou-Cheng Ma, the sister of cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The pediatrician, who is a music aficionado herself, runs the Children’s Orchestra Society in New York, a music school founded by their father.

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Dropping Real Estate Investments from China Benefit Local Chinese

East Asian, New York, Real Estate April 17, 2018 at 5:41 pm

The decrease of investments from China in the New York real estate market means better housing opportunities for local Chinese buyers, reports World Journal.

Workers take a smoking break in Chinatown. (Photo by Mike Hong for Voices of NY)

Health Among Asian New Yorkers

Asian, East Asian, Health, South Asian, Southeast Asian March 29, 2018 at 5:21 pm

The NYC Department of Health has issued its first report on health disparities among Asian New Yorkers.

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Documentary Captures Lives of Chinese International Students

Culture, East Asian, Education, Youth March 8, 2018 at 1:27 pm

Ahead of the release of “Maineland,” a documentary that follows Chinese students at a boarding school in Maine, director Miao Wang speaks to World Journal about her own experience as a teenage student from China.

(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.”