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Chhaya Community Development Corporation of Queens at a rally opposing the deal with Amazon to build its second headquarters in Queens, NY. Seen in photo, Executive Director Annetta Seecharan, right, addressing the crowd. (Photo courtesy of Chhaya CDC via News India Times)

South Asian Nonprofit Cheers Withdrawal of Amazon

Business, Queens, Social Services, South Asian February 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Chhaya Community Development Corporation explains to News India Times what they took issue with in the Amazon deal.

Jennifer Kim with her father Soo-Kon Kim.  (Photo via The Korea Daily)

‘Immigrants Becoming US Citizens Make My Day’

East Asian, Immigration, New York February 13, 2019 at 3:32 pm

The Korea Daily talks with Jennifer Kim, co-director of the Immigrant Justice Project.

(Photo by Huimin Hsu via World Journal)

The Life of a Writer Derailed by China-US Relationship

East Asian, History February 12, 2019 at 2:12 pm

“When I met President Carter, I told him I was Teresa Chao and thanked him. He said: ‘I remember you. That was my job, what I should do. I wish you the best’,” Teresa Chao, aka Teresa Buczacki, told the World Journal. Chao, who used the Chinese Yunhui Chao backRead More

Nepalese Organ Donor Advocate Passes Away

Nepalese Organ Donor Advocate Passes Away

Featured Posts, Health, South Asian, Video February 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Nepali-born Prasha Tuladhar, who had advocated for organ donation, died two days before the third anniversary of her receipt of a double-lung transplant.

Lunar New Year Parade, Flushing, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Heejeong Yu for Voices of NY)

Marking the Lunar New Year in Flushing

East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens, Traditions February 11, 2019 at 4:50 pm

Celebrants gather on Feb. 9 for the Flushing Lunar New Year parade.

The 2010 Grand st. fire. (Photo via World Journal)

Victims of Grand Street Fire Receive Compensation after Eight Years

East Asian, History, Housing, Manhattan February 7, 2019 at 4:33 pm

After eight years, victims and their families received compensation for the fire that engulfed their homes on Grand Street, World Journal reports.

The bronze statue of Sun Yat-sen was permanently placed in Columbus Park and was named "Sun Yat-sen Square" in that section of the park. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Mayor’s Makeup Gift to Chinatown: A Permanent Home for Sun Yat-sen Statue

East Asian, Manhattan February 6, 2019 at 5:25 pm

Announcement of a resolution of a years-old problem gave Mayor Bill de Blasio an opportunity to make amends with the Chinese community, reports Sing Tao Daily.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (center left) and Council member Paul Vallone (center right) with Korean organization leaders including Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York Co-president Christine Colligan, Korean American Association of Greater New York President Minsun Kim and Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York Executive Director Linda Lee in the front center. (Photo courtesy of Vallone's office via QNS)

Johnson Proposes ‘More Specialized High Schools’

East Asian, Government, Queens, Social Services February 5, 2019 at 5:15 pm

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson joined Queens Council member Paul Vallone at a meeting with Korean-American leaders to address community issues such as education and small businesses, report QNS and Queens Chronicle.

New York State Senate Majority Leader Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, swearing in Sen. Kevin Thomas with his wife Rincy beside him. (Photo via Sen. Thomas' office)

Kevin Thomas, First Indian-American State Senator, Takes Office

Elections 2018, Government, Long Island, South Asian February 5, 2019 at 4:48 pm

Desi Talk interviews Kevin Thomas, the first Indian American member of the New York State Senate and one of the newly-elected Democratic senators who reflect the changing demographics of Long Island.

Melissa Mark-Viverito at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New York on Jan. 31 (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Mark-Viverito Gets Mixed Reception in Chinatown

East Asian, New York, Politics February 4, 2019 at 5:55 pm

NYC Public Advocate candidate and former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito visited the Chinese community on Jan. 31 to discuss her positions on various issues, reports Sing Tao Daily.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an education announcement regarding specialized high school at J.H.S. 292 in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, June 03, 2018. (Photo by Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office, via Chalkbeat)

Assessing the Impact of Dropping the SHSAT

Asian, Black, Education, Latino, New York February 1, 2019 at 4:52 pm

A new study from the NYC Independent Budget Office simulates the impact of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for changing the process for admitting students to the city’s specialized high schools. Chalkbeat reports on the city’s response.

Protesting the elimination of the "tip credit." (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Workers Oppose Eliminating Tip Credit

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan, New York January 31, 2019 at 5:39 pm

In Chinatown workers and owners of restaurants and nail salons criticize Gov. Cuomo’s plan to eliminate the tip credit, reports Sing Tao Daily.

(Left: Eunju Hong, the president of KAAFL Right: Jongho Hwang, the vice president of KAAFL. (Photos via The Korea Daily)

‘KAAFL will be a Model Korean-American Association’

East Asian, Metro Area January 29, 2019 at 4:41 pm

In an interview with The Korea Daily, the leaders of the Korean American Association of Fort Lee encourage community members to participate in town affairs and become involved in civic engagement.

Tommy Ong, a Vietnam War-era veteran, at a Veterans Day parade in a Chinatown. (Photo courtesy of Tommy Ong via The Villager)

Remembering Chinese-American Vets in Chinatown

East Asian, History, Manhattan January 28, 2019 at 3:40 pm

The Villager pays a visit to the American Legion Lt. B. R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291 on Canal Street, home to more than 500 members including 46 World War II veterans.

(Photo courtesy Richard David)

Teaching Indo-Caribbean History

Asian, Caribbean, History, Queens January 25, 2019 at 4:08 pm

A new class on Indo-Caribbean history starts Jan. 26 at York College, reports QNS.