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Third graders from P.S. 145 in Manhattan, with their collage work. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Inspired by Zao Wou-Ki, Students Show off Artworks

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Western European May 26, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Students took inspiration from a deceased Chinese-French artist in making artwork at the Asia Society, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Preparing to stir a giant bowl of bibimbap at the May 20 Korean Street Festival in Harlem. 9Photo via Newsroh)

‘Korean Street Festival’ Held in Harlem

Culture, East Asian, Education, Manhattan, Traditions May 26, 2017 at 12:12 pm

Democracy Prep, a Harlem charter school that adapted a Korean education curriculum, held its fourth annual Korean Street Festival, reports Newsroh.

Korean Grill Replaces Polish Icon in Greenpoint

Korean Grill Replaces Polish Icon in Greenpoint

East Asian, Eastern European, Food May 25, 2017 at 4:21 pm

While the owner of the Polish restaurant Lomzynianka was renovating, the landlord rented the space to a Korean restaurateur, reports Nowy Dziennik. The owner of Lomzynianka hopes to reopen elsewhere.

Hotel 50 Bowery (Photo by Shuhan Yu via World Journal)

‘Opium Den’ in New Chinatown Hotel Stirs Controversy

East Asian, Manhattan May 24, 2017 at 5:28 pm

World Journal finds differing views in Chinatown to news that Hotel 50 Bowery will have an opium den-themed lounge.

Thomas Sung (third from left), filmmaker Steve James (next to Sung) and members of the Sung family at a press conference. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Abacus Bank Founding Family Share Thoughts on Social Justice

Business, East Asian, Government May 18, 2017 at 2:54 pm

The family behind Abacus Bank, which primarily serves the Chinese community, spoke at a media event about their legal battle with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, reports Sing Tao Daily.

KCS Executive Director Linda Lee, Borough President Melinda Katz, local lawmakers and stakeholders break ground at the site on May 16. (Photo by Suzanne Monteverdi via QNS)

Korean Nonprofit Opens in ‘Groundbreaking’ Event

East Asian, Queens, Social Services May 18, 2017 at 1:19 pm

Korean Community Services has moved into the former site of the Bayside Jewish Center and held a groundbreaking ceremony attended by community and public officials, reports QNS.

Illustration by Trisha Hautea from the forthcoming book, "Pepper Zhang," written by Chinese-American lawyer Jerry Zhang. (Image via World Journal)

Chinese Lawyer Writes Children’s Book to Fight Stereotypes

Culture, East Asian, New York May 15, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Chinese-American lawyer Jerry Zhang saw a dearth of children’s books with Asian characters and decided to do something about it, World Journal reports.

A Former LES Gang Member Reflects

A Former LES Gang Member Reflects

East Asian, Manhattan, Video May 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In the short documentary “Excuse My Gangsta Ways,” Davina Wan recalls her life in a Lower East Side gang from what led her to join it, to the event that pushed her to leave it behind.

On May 9 at a restaurant in Palisades Park, New Jersey, Koreans watch TV news, waiting for the result of the South Korea’s presidential election. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Reactions to Korea Election Results Mixed in Metro Area

East Asian, New York, Politics May 9, 2017 at 10:54 pm

Koreans in the NYC metro area offered mixed reactions to the election of former human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in to be their country’s next president, Korea Daily reports.

Jeff Shi (right) (Photo via Jeff Shi campaign)

Chinese in Great Neck Rally for Board of Education Candidate

East Asian, Education, Long Island May 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Jeff Shi, who recently announced his run for the school board in Great Neck, would be the first Chinese member of the board in a school district where students with a Chinese background make up more than a third of the population, reports World Journal.

Munyoung Cho displaying the stamp proving that she voted (Photo by Munyoung Cho for Voices of NY)

My First Vote in a Korean Presidential Election – in New York

East Asian, Featured Posts, Politics May 1, 2017 at 5:54 pm

Voices of NY intern Munyoung Cho writes an account of the first vote she cast in a Korean presidential election, in Flushing, Queens.

Panel at the Chinese American Social Services Center on April 27. (Photo by Carly Miller via BKLYNER)

Panel on Immigration Fraud and Fears Among Chinese

Brooklyn, East Asian, Immigration May 1, 2017 at 5:53 pm

The Chinese American Social Services Center of Bensonhurst held a panel for the community to address immigration and citizenship concerns, and educate attendees on scams, reports BKLYNER.

(Photo via Queens Tribune)

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.