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> Assemblymember Ron Kim speaks on the introduction of his new legislation that would protect restaurants from what he calls the city’s “unfair” inspection practices. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Kim Proposes Oversight of Health Inspectors

East Asian, Food, New York February 23, 2017 at 5:06 pm

New York State Assembly member Ron Kim spoke about a bill he co-sponsored that would help protect restaurants from arbitrary health inspections and fines, Korea Daily reports.

Chinese-American Filmmaker Sees Family Story in Colombian Immigrant’s Story

Chinese-American Filmmaker Sees Family Story in Colombian Immigrant’s Story

Culture, East Asian, Immigration, South American February 22, 2017 at 5:47 pm

The Queens World Film Festival will feature “Undocumented,” a documentary on an undocumented immigrant turned top cardiologist. Filmmaker Patricia Shih explains to World Journal how she sees her own father’s story in that of Dr. Harold Fernandez.

Long Deng (center) with his wife and son in Times Square (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

First Chinese Supermarket Listed on NASDAQ

Business, East Asian, Food, New York February 20, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Sing Tao Daily tells the personal story of Long Deng, the man behind the first publicly listed Chinese supermarket on the NASDAQ.

(Photo by Ted Eytan, Creative Commons license)

How a ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Affected Korean Businesses

Business, East Asian, Latino, New York February 17, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Korean small business owners who rely on Hispanic employees speak to Korea Daily about the impact of the “day without immigrants” and their thoughts on the protest.

A Chinese Restaurant Exhibition in Brooklyn

A Chinese Restaurant Exhibition in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, East Asian, Food, History, Video February 17, 2017 at 8:31 am

SinoVision English Channel visits the Museum of Food and Drink in Williamsburg for their exhibition on Chinese-American restaurants.

Jenny Hou’s mother at the press conference describing her daughter’s life in prison. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Jenny Hou’s Parents Hope Letter Can Avert Her Deportation

Crime, East Asian, New York February 16, 2017 at 3:36 pm

The parents of Jenny Hou, the convicted former treasurer for John Liu’s mayoral campaign, asked supporters to sign a plea letter in hopes that a judge will let their daughter stay in the U.S. with her family, reports Sing Tao Daily.

The former Bayside Jewish Center will be the new center for the Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, opening in the spring. (Photo courtesy of KCS, via The Korea Times)

A New Korean Center Planned for the Spring

East Asian, Queens, Social Services February 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The new center for the Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York is scheduled to open in the spring, and officials are now asking donors to contribute to offsetting the debt undertaken to finance the purchase of the building, The Korea Times reports.

Myongju Kang (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean American on His Cross-Country Run

East Asian, Immigration, Sports February 14, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Myongku Kang has written a book about his cross-country trip across the U.S. on foot, and now plans to take his efforts overseas, Korea Daily reports.

Chinatown Art to Bridge Generation Gaps?

Chinatown Art to Bridge Generation Gaps?

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Video February 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Inspired by the stories she collected of Chinatown residents, Wing on Wo & Co.’s artist-in-residence created an installation she hopes will help bridge the gap between generations, reports SinoVision English Channel.

Mi-sook Hyhun, right, NYC Mental Health First Aid instructor and executive secretary of the Esther Ha foundation, speaks during the mental health forum at Columbia University on Feb. 7. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Mental Health Forum Held for Korean Students

East Asian, Education, Health, New York February 10, 2017 at 12:24 pm

A mental health forum encouraged Korean university students to speak up when they suffer from depression and seek help, Korea Daily reports.

Parcel delivery businesses feel the effects of Trump's execitive order (Photo by Shuhan Yu via World Journal)

Chinese Immigrants Cancel Trips After Trump’s Executive Order

Business, East Asian, New York, Transportation February 7, 2017 at 3:29 pm

President Trump’s executive order on immigration has prompted Fujianese immigrants to cancel trips to China, in turn affecting Chinese delivery businesses in New York, reports World Journal.

A Sampling of Lunar New Year Events

A Sampling of Lunar New Year Events

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, New York February 6, 2017 at 5:17 pm

From Chinatown to Flushing, parades and special events marked the Lunar New Year in Asian communities.

Hyong Nam Ahn in front of "Lonely Heart" (Photo by Munyoung Cho for Voices of NY)

Korean Artist’s ‘Finding Dignity’ on Exhibit

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan February 6, 2017 at 3:29 pm

How humans cope with information and conflict are questions that motivate Korean artist Hyong Nam Ahn, some of whose works comprise the exhibit “Finding Dignity” at the Korea Society in New York.

James Hong, interim executive director of the Minkwon Center speaks during a press briefing in Flushing, joined by leaders of Korean immigrant organizations, Korean American lawyers, and Queens elected officials.
(Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Community Leaders on Trump Immigration Orders

East Asian, Immigration, New York February 3, 2017 at 1:28 pm

Numerous representatives from the Korean community spoke out at a briefing in opposition to President Trump’s immigration orders, Korea Daily reports.

(Photo via World Journal)

Are Police Checking Immigration Status at Sunset Park Subway Station?

East Asian, Immigration, Police February 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm

The NYPD had to quash a recent rumor on WeChat that they were checking the immigration status of Sunset Park residents at a local subway station, World Journal reports.