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Minsun Kim, at the podium, speaking at a press briefing held at Ron Kim's office. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Supporting Korean Businesses in Wake of New NYC Regs

Business, Southeast Asian July 28, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Assembly member Ron Kim and representatives of the Korean community are readying a response to new regulations governing the use of chemicals in nails salons and dry cleaning stores, two businesses which are often Korean-owned, The Korea Times reports.

The qinqin, gaohu, and zhonghu, traditional Chinese instruments, accompany a Cantonese opera performance in Columbus Park (Photo by Huiying Bernice Chan via Open City)

In Chinatown, Immigrant Retirees Turn to Music

East Asian, Health, Manhattan, Seniors July 28, 2016 at 11:04 am

A group of Chinese immigrants meets every week in Columbus Park to perform songs from the Cantonese opera, not just to keep their cultural roots intact but also to stave off mental health issues, reports Open City.

Eunrim Park (Photo via The Korea Times)

First Woman President of Korean Association Reflects on Inaugural Year

East Asian, Metro Area, Social Services, Women July 27, 2016 at 5:14 pm

The Korea Times profiles Eunrim Park, the first woman to run the Korean-American Association of New Jersey in the organization’s 40-year history.

At the recent "collective" bratabandha in Queens. (Photo via Everest Times)

The First ‘Collective’ Bratabandha for Young Nepalese in NYC

Queens, South Asian, Traditions July 27, 2016 at 9:57 am

A significant rite of passage for young Nepalese was conducted in Queens recently, Everest Times reports.

10Below Ice Cream (Photo by Yingzi Yin via World Journal)

Innovative Ice Cream in Chinatown to Cool Down the Summer

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Youth July 25, 2016 at 1:28 pm

World Journal profiles two Chinese-run unique ice cream parlors in Chinatown, 10Below Ice Cream and Penguin Ice Cream.

Billy Thai (l.) and Charles Ragusa (Photos via Kings County Politics)

Is a Brooklyn District Race Dividing the Chinese Community?

Brooklyn, East Asian, Politics July 21, 2016 at 4:21 pm

A challenge against signatures collected by Billy Thai, a candidate for male Democratic district leader of the 47th Assembly District in South Brooklyn, has increased the hostility in the battle for control of a district with a large Chinese population, reports Kings County Politics.

Korean food being offered at Palisades Park Jr./Sr. High School in New Jersey in 2012. Students may soon have Korean food among their lunch choices.  (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Food for Lunch at NJ Schools?

East Asian, Food, Metro Area July 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Korean food may soon be among the lunch choices for some students in New Jersey schools, the Korea Times reports.

(Photo courtesy of Manashe Khaimov via Times Ledger)

Bukharian Teen Lounge Closes in Queens

Asian, Queens, Social Services, Youth July 20, 2016 at 12:45 pm

The closing of programs at the Bukharian Teen Lounge in Forest Hills, which helped youths integrate into American society, has some worried about how it would affect the community, reports Times Ledger.

At the Rubin Museum's block party July 17 (Photos by Dipika Shrestha for Voices of NY)

Celebrating Nepal’s Monsoon Season

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian July 18, 2016 at 4:28 pm

The monsoon season in Nepal was celebrated with a block party in front of the Rubin Museum on West 17th Street.

Frank Thomson (at left) shakes hands with Captain North District Commander Edgar Martinez.  Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop is at right. (Photo via Korea Daily)

In NJ, the Potential for More Asian Police Officers

East Asian, Metro Area, Police July 18, 2016 at 1:40 pm

The first Asian sergeant in Jersey City speaks to Korea Daily about his recent promotion and reconnecting with his Korean roots.

New voter registration forms in an additional five languages on display  at the city's July 14 briefing at the Homescrest Library in Brooklyn (Photo by Alex Ayala for voices of NY)

NYC Voter Registration Forms, Soon in 10+ Languages

New York City plans to expand the number of languages in which voter registration forms will be available by adding Russian, Urdu, Haitian Creole, French and Arabic to the existing English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Bangla forms.

Jeffrey Cirio (Photo via The FilAm)

A Ballet First for a Filipino Dancer

Culture, Southeast Asian July 14, 2016 at 11:51 am

The FilAm interviews Jeffrey Cirio, the first Filipino to be named principal male dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.

Chef-owner Sharmila Sherchan outside her restauarant (Photo via Nepalaya News)

In Jackson Heights, Chef Sharmila Shines

Food, Queens, South Asian, Women July 13, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Nepalaya News profiles Sharmila Sherchan, owner of the popular Nepalese restaurant Mustang Thakali Kitchen in Jackson Heights.

Saying ‘Black Lives Matter to Us, Too’ in 20 Languages

Saying ‘Black Lives Matter to Us, Too’ in 20 Languages

Asian, Black, Youth July 12, 2016 at 5:44 pm

A crowdsourced letter started by a Chinese American and addressed to Asian parents and relatives on the Black Lives Matter movement, police brutality, and racism, has been translated into numerous languages, reports Korea Daily.

via Sing Tao Daily

Group of Chinese Allege Verbal Abuse from Chinese Cop

Asian, Brooklyn, Police July 11, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Three Chinese men in Sunset Park claim they were discriminated by a gas station owner who called 911 on them, and then insulted by the responding Chinese officer, reports Sing Tao Daily. The owner and cop tell a different story.