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Documents issued to Bok Ying Chin, grandfather of Amy Chin (Courtesy of Amy Chin)

Chinese Americans Study Their Roots

East Asian, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York May 30, 2019 at 10:41 pm

Chinese Americans rarely explore their genealogy, but interest is growing, and there are expected to be more attendees at the June 8 and 9 meeting of the Chinese American Genealogy Conference in New York.

NYU College of Dentistry (Photo by Heejeong Yu for voices of NY)

Korean Dentist at NYUCD: ‘I was discriminated against’

East Asian, Manhattan May 23, 2019 at 3:27 pm

A Korean-American dentist is suing NYU College of Dentistry over its hiring and promotion practices. She speaks to The Korea Daily.

Broadway star Syndee Winters (Photo from Disney via World Journal)

A Broadway Star Seeks Her Chinese Roots

Black, Caribbean, Culture, East Asian, New York May 21, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Syndee Winters, who plays Nala in “The Lion King,” speaks to World Journal about her Chinese heritage and the grandfather who immigrated to Jamaica before coming to the U.S.

China's women's basketball team played against the New York Liberty on May 9 at the Barclays Center. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Basketball Game Reflects Intricate China-US Relationship

Brooklyn, East Asian, Sports May 10, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Before a WNBA preseason game between the New York Liberty and China’s national team, Liberty owner Joseph Tsai spoke about how sports can improve relations between the two countries, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Kane's Flushing Diner closes its doors on May 1. (Photo by Lan Mu via World Journal)

Kane’s Flushing Diner Sold to Chinese Developer

East Asian, Food, Queens April 30, 2019 at 6:14 pm

Ahead of the shuttering of Kane’s Flushing Diner on May 1, a family member speaks to World Journal about the changes she witnessed in the more than 50 years the restaurant has been in business.

Live razor fish being promoted on WeChat. (Screen shot via World Journal)

Live Seafood Smuggling on the Rise among Chinese Immigrants

East Asian, Food, Transportation April 29, 2019 at 6:18 pm

World Journal reports on how smuggling live seafood into the U.S. from China has become a lucrative business conducted over WeChat.

Jin Han Kim (Photo via The Korea Times)

Young Korean American Runs for Mayor of Edgewater, NJ

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics April 25, 2019 at 3:00 pm

A young 25-year old Korean American is challenging the incumbent mayor of Edgewater, NJ in the June 4 Democratic primary, reports The Korea Times.

Chinese railroad workers (Photo courtesy of MOCA via World Journal)

MOCA Program Highlights Chinese Railroad Workers

East Asian, History, Manhattan April 17, 2019 at 5:34 pm

To mark the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, the Museum of Chinese in America is organizing a 15,000-mile run with 1,500 runners and gathering 150 immigrant stories, reports World Journal.

The current Manhattan Detention Center, which would be replaced by the land jail. (Photo by Beyond my Ken, via Wikimedia)

Opinion: Why Was a Community Meeting on the Chinatown Jail Closed to the Media?

Criminal Justice, East Asian, Manhattan, Opinion April 15, 2019 at 5:14 pm

A Sing Tao Daily opinion piece takes the city to task for excluding the media from community conversations about plans for the new Chinatown jail.

More than 60 demonstrators, primarily Chinese, protested in front of Huntington High School on April 6. (Photo by Lan Mu via World Journal)

Chinese Parents Angered Over Student Musical on LI

Culture, East Asian, Long Island April 10, 2019 at 7:36 pm

Chinese families on Long Island protested the staging of the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at two high schools on Long Island, reports World Journal.

A six-alarm fire damaged the apartment building at 702 44th Street in Sunset Park on April 3. (Photo by Jieen Yan via World Journal)

Bleak Times Ahead for Victims of Sunset Park Fire

Brooklyn, East Asian, Housing April 8, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Many of the Chinese residents who lost their homes after a massive fire in Sunset Park are encountering problems when applying for assistance, finds World Journal.

View of Chinatown from 1925 (Photo from the Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views at the NYPL)

‘Deviant Female Dining’ in Chinese Restaurants

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Women April 5, 2019 at 3:43 pm

At a New-York Historical Society event, Professor Heather Lee described how Chinese restaurants once “provided a space of freedom and possibility for women” in New York, writes West Side Spirit.

Manhattan Chinatown Urges Newark to Commemorate Its Own

Manhattan Chinatown Urges Newark to Commemorate Its Own

East Asian, History, Metro Area March 29, 2019 at 5:40 pm

World Journal reports on efforts to recognize and celebrate Newark’s Chinatown, now long gone.

(Photo via World Journal)

Liability in Chinese Bus Accident Unclear

Business, East Asian, Transportation March 22, 2019 at 5:29 pm

Following the crash of a NYC-bound bus in Virginia, World Journal finds that long-distance bus companies often involve a tangled network of entities.

The Human Trafficking Seminar will help explain services available to victims and educate the community about what to look out for. (Photo courtesy of Council member Peter Koo's office.)

Informing Flushing Residents about Human Trafficking

Asian, East Asian, Women March 20, 2019 at 5:18 pm

QNS reports that a seminar on human trafficking at the Flushing Library is planned for March 29.