East Asian

Tenants in chinatown protest harassment by landlords on the pretext of "renovation." (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinatown Tenants Fight Against Eviction

East Asian, Housing, New York September 27, 2016 at 11:11 am

Chinese tenants recently protested against harassment by their landlords, Sing Tao Daily reports.

NYC DCAS outreach specialist Achmat Akkad talking with job seekers at a job fair in chinatown recently. (Photo via World Journal)

The City Recruits in Chinatown

African American, East Asian, Government, Labor September 26, 2016 at 5:54 pm

The city’s main hiring agency, the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services, and private employers recently came to Chinatown for a job fair, World Journal reports.

At a press briefing on Aug. 26, Sangho Lee, middle, president of the Korean Nail Salon Association, discussed its decision to not proceed with a lawsuit against New York State’s new ventilation requirements. Now, asa group of 60 or so salon owners press forward with a class action suit, the association remains opposed to legal action. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Defying Leadership, Korean Nail Salon Owners Press Suit

Business, East Asian, Metro Area September 21, 2016 at 12:37 pm

About 60 Korean nail salon owners are filing a class-action suit to stop NYS from issuing regulations on ventilation in nail salons. The Korean American Nail Salon Association, however, remains opposed to legal action, Korea Daily reports.

Yuh-Line Niou visiting Open Door Senior Center to thank her supporters (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Votes Key to Niou’s Victory  

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics September 16, 2016 at 12:06 pm

[Editor’s note: After Yuh-Line Niou won the primary election in Assembly District 65, Sing Tao Daily examines the votes the six candidates received in the Chinatown poll sites and concluded that now voters in Chinatown are statistically significant enough to send a candidate to a public office alone. The dataRead More

Yuh-Line Niou hugs a supporter at her victory party (Photo via World Journal)

Niou Wins Despite Dilution of Chinese Votes

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics September 14, 2016 at 11:20 pm

The victory of Yuh-Line Niou in the Democratic primary race in the 65th district for the Assembly seat long held by Sheldon Silver, shows that Chinese candidates are not only able to get the support of the majority of Chinese voters but also are able to rally voters from diverse communities, writes World Journal.

A memorial garden remembering Korean War hero Leonard LaRue will be built behind a statue of Jesus Christ at St. Paul’s Abbey in Newton, N.J. Left to right: Yeonghyun Baek, president of 1492 Green Club, Fr. Prior Samuel Kim of St. Paul’s Abbey.
(Photo via Korea Daily)

Remembering a Hero to Korean Refugees

East Asian, History, Metro Area September 14, 2016 at 4:25 pm

A captain who helped 14,000 refugees evacuate from a North Korean port in 1950 will be remembered in a special garden of a New Jersey abbey where he spent the remainder of his years as a monk, Korea Daily reports.

(Photo by Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons license)

In Chinatown, Surprising Support for Trump from New Immigrants

Asian, East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan, New York, Politics September 14, 2016 at 2:36 pm

In City LImits, Sing Tao Daily reporter Rong Xiaoqing writes about the surprising support for Donald Trump among recent Chinese immigrants in Chinatown.

Located on Roosevelt Avenue and only half a block from the Main Street station of the 7 train, Chung Hwa attracted customers from Flushing and other Queens neighborhoods. (Photo by Yichen Tu via Open City)

Chinese Bookstore in Flushing Shutters After 30 Years

East Asian, Queens September 13, 2016 at 1:43 pm

Chung Hwa, a bookstore popular among Chinese in Queens, closed as monthly rent hit $50,000. Longtime patrons tell Open City how the store served as more than just a place to buy books.

At a press conference on Sept. 2, Dongchan Kim (center), executive director at the Korean American Civic Empowerment for Community, presents the organization’s new report in Korean, “A Guide for New York State Primary Election.”

Despite Decline, Number of Korean Voters in Flushing Still Highest

East Asian, Politics, Queens September 12, 2016 at 4:56 pm

While the number of Korean voters in Flushing has dropped, the community could still play a critical role, reports Korea Daily, particularly in the 16th Senate District where S.J. Jung is challenging incumbent Toby Ann Stavisky.

Council member Daniel Dromm, chair of the Education Committee (third from left), and leaders of LGBT groups, denounce S.J. Jung at a press conference held in front of Jung’s Flushing headquarters on Sept. 6. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean LGBT Groups Condemn S.J. Jung

East Asian, LGBTQ, New York, Politics, Women September 9, 2016 at 5:08 pm

Korean and other Asian LGBT organizations were among those speaking out against Queens candidate S.J. Jung over his remarks on same-sex couples, reports Korea Daily.

At a book-release party on Sep. 1 in Flushing, Korean-language teachers of New York and New Jersey celebrate the release “Korean-Language Teachers in  New York.”
(Photo via Korea Daily)

A New Book on the Challenges for Korean-Language Teachers

East Asian, Education, New York September 7, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Korean-language teachers in the U.S. celebrated the release of a book of essays about their experiences, reports Korea Daily.

Jie Zhang at the New York Military Academy. (Photo via World Journal)

Military School Woos Chinese Students

East Asian, Education, Metro Area September 6, 2016 at 3:31 pm

New York Military Academy, in bankruptcy a year ago, now has not only a new Chinese owner, but also a Chinese-American superintendent, World Journal reports.

Competing campaign flyers on a storefront window in Chinatown. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Assembly District 65 Candidates Wooing Voters with Tricks

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics September 2, 2016 at 6:02 pm

The competition for Sheldon Silver’s seat in lower Manhattan is strong, and some candidates are resorting to questionable tactics, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Members of Korean American Voters Alliance in Palisades Park, New Jersey, celebrate its launch on Aug. 30 at the office of the Korean American Association of NJ. (Photo via Korea Daily)

An Alliance for Koreans in Palisades Park, NJ

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics September 2, 2016 at 5:18 pm

More than 300 Korean residents of Palisades Park, NJ signed up to join the Korean American Voters Alliance when it launched on Aug. 30, reports Korea Daily.

Tempers flared over whether or not to file a lawsuit to block New York state regulations at a recent meeting of the Korean Nail Salon Association (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Nail Salon Owners Fight Over Tactics

Business, East Asian, New York August 30, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Members of the Korean Nail Salon Association were in an uproar at a recent meeting over whether to sue the block New York State regulations, Korea Daily reports.