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In Queens, Koreans React to Escalation of Tensions

East Asian, Queens April 28, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Queens Tribune reports on sentiments within the Korean community in Queens about simmering tensions with North Korea.

The Koryo Saram of NYC

The Koryo Saram of NYC

Asian, East Asian, New York, Video April 27, 2017 at 11:39 am

This month’s episode of CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” looks at the little-known community of Koryo Saram – ethnic Koreans from the post-Soviet countries – in NYC.

Woomin Lee and Sangmi Lee, who voted before heading to the airport. (Photo via the Korea Times)

Koreans in US Vote for Korea’s Next President

East Asian, Politics, Queens April 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Voters young and old flocked to the polling place in Queens to cast their votes in Korea’s presidential elections, The Korea Times reports.

Paulina Li speaking a the hearing attended by Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. (Photo via World Journal)

School Overcrowding in Forest Hills Smashes Dream of Chinese Parents

East Asian, Education, Queens April 26, 2017 at 2:50 pm

A number of Asian parents who moved to Forest Hills so that their children can attend high-quality schools in the neighborhood find that overcrowding has put their children on waiting lists, reports World Journal.

A “Man-ologue” – dialogue with men, was staged at the April 22, annual fundraising gala of New Jersey-based women’s support organization Manavi, in Edison, N.J. (Photo courtesy of Manavi via Desi Talk)

Manavi: Helping Indian Victims of Domestic Violence

Metro Area, Social Services, South Asian April 26, 2017 at 12:58 pm

The New Jersey-based nonprofit Manavi, which recently held its annual fundraising dinner, has served Indian and other South Asian victims of domestic abuse for more than three decades. Desi Talk writes about the services provided by the organization and the progress they have made.

Signs along 40 Road in Flushing. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Shops in Flushing Told to Revamp Signage

Business, East Asian, Queens April 25, 2017 at 1:12 pm

Flushing businesses have been given summonses for having incorrect signage, but many are uncertain how to make fixes that will be acceptable to the Department of Buildings, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Candlelight vigil at Diversity Plaza. (Photos by Dipika Shrestha for Voices of NY)

Remembering Nepal’s Earthquake

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian April 25, 2017 at 12:44 pm

People gathered in Queens to remember the victims of the earthquake which devastated Nepal two years ago.

Sung Park in front of his Brooklyn restaurant, Bistrot Petit. (Photo via French Morning)

Bistro Petit: Where French Tradition Meets Korean Seasonings

Brooklyn, East Asian, Food, Western European April 24, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Chef Sung Park offers a personal Korean touch and popular prices to Bistro Petit, a French restaurant in Brooklyn, French Morning reports.

G. C. Khagendra (Photo via Everest Times)

A New Advisor from the Nepali Disapora

Immigration, South Asian April 21, 2017 at 4:17 pm

Recognizing the Nepali diaspora, the government has appointed New York-based lawyer Khagendra G.C. as a non-resident Nepali advisor, Everest Times reports.

Packages are still piled up in an office of DCS. (Photo by Yiyi Huang via World Journal)

Chinese-Run Delivery Company Suspected of Smuggling

Business, East Asian April 21, 2017 at 12:41 pm

Clients of a delivery company in NYC, which shipped packages to China, may get some answers about the disappearance of their goods after customs officials in Fuzhou, China, busted a smuggling operation, reports World Journal.

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Tightened Immigration Enforcement May Put Chinese Restaurants at Risk

East Asian, Immigration, Labor April 19, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Attorneys tell World Journal that Chinese restaurant owners could soon become targeted by immigration authorities under the new priorities for federal prosecutors announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Remembering the Victims of the Sewol Ferry Sinking, Three Years On

Remembering the Victims of the Sewol Ferry Sinking, Three Years On

East Asian, Featured Posts April 18, 2017 at 4:25 pm

On the third anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster, Koreans gathered in Brooklyn for a remembrance of the 304 victims.

Volunteers stretch colorful meters of cloth to help tie turbans at Times Square April 15, for Turban Day, organized by Sikhs of New York (Photo by H.P. Singh via Desi Talk)

Turbans in Times Square

Manhattan, Religion, South Asian April 17, 2017 at 9:02 pm

Organizers of the second annual Turban Day in Times Square tied 8,000 turbans during the event held to celebrate Vaisakhi, the Sikh New Year, and spread awareness of the faith, reports Desi Talk.

More than 100 people attended the memorial service for Peter Kwong. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Hundreds Bid Farewell to Peter Kwong

East Asian, Labor, Manhattan April 17, 2017 at 2:35 pm

At a memorial held in Chinatown, hundreds remembered Peter Kwong, the director of the Asian studies program at Hunter College, and an immigrant and labor advocate, reports Sing Tao Daily.

John Chen, the head of the Coalition of Asian American for Civil Rights, speaking at a gathering of community leaders condemning United Airlines for its forcible ejection of a passenger on April (Photo by Jingwen Wang, via World Journal)

Chinese Community Demands Resignation of United Airlines CEO

Brooklyn, East Asian, Transportation April 14, 2017 at 5:20 pm

A group of community leaders urged Chinese in the U.S. and in China to join forces to boycott United Airlines in the wake of the violent removal of a Chinese-Vietnamese passenger from a United flight on April 9, World Journal reports.