Bangladesh Society members celebrate outside the voting booths on Avenue C in Kensington (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

Bangladesh Society Elects New Officers

Brooklyn, South Asian October 27, 2016 at 3:39 pm

The Bagladesh Society elections for 19 officers drew a crowd in Kensington. Ditmas Park Corner covered the event.

(Photo via News India Times)

NYC Honors a Sikh Actor and Designer

Government, Immigration, South Asian October 26, 2016 at 3:32 pm

During Diwali celebrations, Mayor Bill de Blasio declared Oct. 19 to be Waris Ahluwalia Day to honor the 42-year-old actor and designer, reports News India Times.

For some of the mothers who do not turn to a yue sao after giving birth, they use meal services like Chen Mommy Kitchen, which prepares foods fitting for a postpartum diet. Here, the required five items: breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages and dessert. (Photo by Liz Chow via Open City)

Taking Care of Newborn Babies, and Their Mothers

Brooklyn, East Asian, New York, Traditions, Women October 25, 2016 at 2:24 pm

Yuen Yang works as a nanny who takes care of mothers and their newborn babies during a monthlong “postpartum confinement” known as “sitting the month” in Chinese culture. Open City takes a look at the tradition and how it remains intact in NYC.

Bangladeshi community members in Kensington join community liaison Rubina “Ruby” Abdul (second from the left) and City Council member Brad Lander (holding ribbon) in announcing a new office annex for Bangla speakers. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

Brad Lander Opens Office for Bangla Speakers

Brooklyn, Government, Social Services, South Asian October 24, 2016 at 4:05 pm

City Council member Brad Lander will open an office annex in Kensington to help the Bangladeshi community access city services, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

The cooking style of Chaley Ngoepa, a stir fry of beef tongue with vegetables, “says ‘China,’ the spiciness ‘India,’ and the choice of meat screams ‘Tibet,’” writes Suzanne Parker on the dish she sampled. (Photo by Suzanne Parker via Times Ledger)

Himalayan Cuisine Arrives in Jackson Heights

Food, Queens, South Asian October 24, 2016 at 1:51 pm

Times Ledger heads to the Little Tibet restaurant in Jackson Heights to get a taste of one of the latest emerging cuisines in Queens – Himalayan food.

Gregg Bishop, Commission of the Department of Small Business Services, at the opening of a new workforce center in Washington Heights in September (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Bishop on Boosting M/WBE City Contracting

Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop spoke with reporters about his agency’s work, and detailed what SBS will do to promote the new ambitious goals of the de Blasio administration for boosting contracting with women and minority-owned businesses.

A protester holds a sign at the 19th silent march against domestic violence in Flushing. (Photo by Gina Martinez via Times Ledger)

Marching in Flushing Against Domestic Violence

East Asian, Queens, Social Services October 20, 2016 at 2:02 pm

The 19th annual march against domestic violence sponsored by the Korean American Family Service Center was held in Flushing, and drew community members and local politicians, Times Ledger reports.

(Photo by Rahima Nasa via Open City)

Bangladeshi Theater Troupe Addresses Trauma

Culture, Queens, South Asian, Women, Youth October 19, 2016 at 12:58 pm

A group of young Bangladeshi-American women use folk theater to open up dialogue about trauma in their community, reports Open City.

Trump lighting the lamp in Humanity United Against Terror event in Edison, New Jersey. (Photo by Mohammed Jaffer/SnapsIndia)

Some Came for the Bollywood Show, Others for Trump

Elections 2016, Metro Area, South Asian October 18, 2016 at 6:54 pm

While not everyone who attended the Bollywood-themed “Humanity United Against Terror” event in Edison, New Jersey, turned out to see Trump, those who did tell Desi Talk why they support the Republican candidate for president.

L. to r.: Lindsay Lloyd, deputy director of the Human Freedom initiative at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, Oh Joon, ambassador and permanent representative of Republic of Korea to the United Nations in New York, Joseph Kim, North Korea human rights activist and student at Bard College, Victor Cha, fellow at the George W. Bush institute and senior advisor and Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Kang Chol Hwan, president of the North Korea Strategy center and journalist at the Chosun Ilbo. (Photo via Korea Daily)

A New Initiative to Help North Koreans in U.S.

East Asian, Education, Immigration October 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm

A new initiative to provide financial support to North Korean refugees in the U.S. was announced at The Korea Society, reports Korea Daily.

A food vendor in Flushing (Photo via World Journal)

In Flushing, Doubts on Food Vendor Bills

East Asian, Food, Queens October 18, 2016 at 3:24 pm

In two stories, World Journal reports on Chinese food vendors in Flushing – their mixed reaction to the news that the City Council might double the number of permits, and what businesses and residents in Flushing say about the smoke and garbage food vendors create.

Why Some Chinese Immigrants Will Vote for Trump

Why Some Chinese Immigrants Will Vote for Trump

East Asian, Elections 2016, New York October 17, 2016 at 1:38 pm

Kings County Politics takes a look at why some Chinese immigrants in NYC eagerly back Donald Trump for president.

Beijing Dumpling House is among the small businesses on Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Small Businesses Move from Flushing to Jamaica

Business, East Asian, Queens October 14, 2016 at 12:22 pm

Sing Tao Daily takes a look at why an increasing number of Chinese-owned small businesses are relocating to Jamaica from Flushing.


‘Sour Sweet Bitter Spicy’ at MOCA

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Video October 13, 2016 at 4:39 pm

“Sour Sweet Bitter Spicy,” a new exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America, looks at the intertwining of Chinese food and identity in the U.S., reports SinoVision.

Manhattan Way to Kung Fu

Manhattan Way to Kung Fu

East Asian, Featured Posts, Jewish, Manhattan, Sports, Video October 12, 2016 at 6:12 pm

A Jewish kung fu master teaches the martial art in places like a Chinatown park and an assisted-living facility.