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‘Living More Fulfilling Lives, Through Kimchi’

Kimchi is making inroads in markets like Whole Foods as New Yorkers and Americans embrace the traditional fermented dish, and its new variants.

Jenny Hou’s family and supporters (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Jenny Hou Avoids Deportation

East Asian, Immigration, New York, Politics March 24, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Jenny Hou, the former treasurer of John Liu’s mayoral campaign who was convicted over fundraising irregularities in 2013, will not be deported, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Bayside resident Ted Han placed an advertisement celebrating the United States-South Korea alliance at the intersection of Northern and Parsons boulevards in Flushing. He worries that the states’ relationship will be hurt by the front-runner to become president of South Korea. (Photo provided to Queens Chronicle)

Generational Divide in Queens on Park’s Impeachment

East Asian, Politics, Queens March 23, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Queens Chronicle finds that much of the reaction among Korean Americans in the borough to the impeachment of the South Korean president is split along age lines.

Republican mayoral candidate Paul Massey dining in Chinatown recently with community leaders. (Photo by April Xu via Sing Tao Daily)

Paul Massey Visits Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics March 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Republican mayoral candidate Paul Massey recently visited Chinatown, Sing Tao Daily reports.

(Photo via Bushwick Daily)

‘While in Kathmandu’ to Open in Ridgewood

Brooklyn, Food, South Asian March 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm

A new Himalayan restaurant is planned for Ridgewood, reports Bushwick Daily.

Juliet Payabyab (right) with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz during the celebration of Philippine American Friendship Day in June 2016. (Photo via The FilAm)

A FilAm Leader’s Foray into Politics

Politics, Queens, Southeast Asian March 23, 2017 at 1:14 pm

The FilAm profiles Filipino-American community leader Juliet Payabyab who, after more than four decades of living in Astoria, is getting involved in local politics and applying for a community board seat.

Jenifer Rajkumar, Gov. Cuomo’s Director of Immigration Affairs meets an immigrant family in New York. (Photo by Sultan Khan via News India Times))

Rajkumar on New NYS Immigration Affairs Post

Immigration, New York, Politics, South Asian March 22, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Jenifer Rajkumar has been named by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to be the new director of Immigration Affairs for New York State, News India Times reports.

Maria Torres-Springer (Photo by Lambert Parong/ Kababayan Media via The FilAm)

Putting Political Hopes in Torres-Springer

Government, Manhattan, Politics, Southeast Asian March 22, 2017 at 2:42 pm

At a Philippine Consulate event for International Women’s Day, attendees praised Housing Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer for her political success, reports The FilAm.

From the exhibition (Photo by Louis Chan)

Chinese-American Homes in Louis Chan’s Lens

Culture, East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan March 22, 2017 at 1:49 pm

A photo exhibit by Louis Chan, the artist-in-residence at Pearl River Mart, gives a glimpse into the homes of Chinese Americans and the “Chinese characteristics” they keep intact, reports World Journal.

Yuh-Line Niou at a budget hearing on Feb. 15. (Photo via @yuhline/Twitter)

Yuh-Line Niou in Albany

Asian, Manhattan, New York, Politics March 21, 2017 at 4:03 pm

Gotham Gazette catches up with Yuh-Line Niou after her first month and a half as the Assembly member representing Sheldon Silver’s former seat.

From left: Democratic Party operatives Arvind Swamy and Cheryl Quinio-Blodgett, Bergenfield Council member Salvador Deauna, and Consul General Tess Dizon-De Vega. (Photo by Lambert Parong/Kababayan Media via The FilAm)

Why Some FilAms Don’t Donate to Political Campaigns

Metro Area, Politics, Southeast Asian March 21, 2017 at 3:16 pm

At the “Filipino Americans in Politics” forum in New Jersey, a 70-year-old first-time public official in Bergen County shares his experiences, and panelists look at why FilAms do not tend to financially support candidates, reports The FilAm.

At March 17 press briefing joined by leaders of Korean American small business groups, Sang Suk Park, second from left, president of the Korean American Dry Cleaners Association in New York, speaks about struggles that dry cleaners are facing due to the latest regulations. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Businesses Urge NYS Financial Support

Business, East Asian, New York March 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Korean and Chinese owners of nail salons and dry cleaners are pushing for financial support from New York state to help meet new environmental regulations they say are burdensome, reports Korea Daily.

Homeland Security and ICE were reportedly involved in the arrest of two Chinese women who worked as masseuses. (Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Prostitution May Lead to Deportation 

East Asian, Immigration, Long Island March 16, 2017 at 3:21 pm

With the involvement of Homeland Security and ICE in the recent arrests of massage parlor employees, an attorney notes in World Journal the increasing presence of the agencies in such cases.

Jin is reading Chinese books to her students. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

‘I Taught Trump’s Grandchildren Chinese’

East Asian, Education, New York March 15, 2017 at 4:01 pm

The former Chinese-language teacher of President Trump’s granddaughter speaks to Sing Tao Daily about being a bilingual educator in New York.

Dr. Sudhir Parikh speaks on the role of the media in helping reduce hate crimes, as Rampal looks on, along with other panel members. From left: moderator Dr. Kavita Gupta, Hirsh Vardhan Singh, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Rampal, Dr. Parikh, Dia Mathews and Woodbridge Councilman Viru Patel.

Indian-American Panel on Fighting Hate Crimes

Crime, Metro Area, South Asian March 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm

At a discussion in Edison, New Jersey, panelists called on the community to speak out against hate crimes and emphasized educating the public to prevent such attacks, reports News India Times.