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A protester holds a sign at the 19th silent march against domestic violence in Flushing. (Photo by Gina Martinez via Times Ledger)

Marching in Flushing Against Domestic Violence

East Asian, Queens, Social Services October 20, 2016 at 2:02 pm

The 19th annual march against domestic violence sponsored by the Korean American Family Service Center was held in Flushing, and drew community members and local politicians, Times Ledger reports.

L. to r.: Lindsay Lloyd, deputy director of the Human Freedom initiative at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, Oh Joon, ambassador and permanent representative of Republic of Korea to the United Nations in New York, Joseph Kim, North Korea human rights activist and student at Bard College, Victor Cha, fellow at the George W. Bush institute and senior advisor and Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Kang Chol Hwan, president of the North Korea Strategy center and journalist at the Chosun Ilbo. (Photo via Korea Daily)

A New Initiative to Help North Koreans in U.S.

East Asian, Education, Immigration October 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm

A new initiative to provide financial support to North Korean refugees in the U.S. was announced at The Korea Society, reports Korea Daily.

A food vendor in Flushing (Photo via World Journal)

In Flushing, Doubts on Food Vendor Bills

East Asian, Food, Queens October 18, 2016 at 3:24 pm

In two stories, World Journal reports on Chinese food vendors in Flushing – their mixed reaction to the news that the City Council might double the number of permits, and what businesses and residents in Flushing say about the smoke and garbage food vendors create.

Why Some Chinese Immigrants Will Vote for Trump

Why Some Chinese Immigrants Will Vote for Trump

East Asian, Elections 2016, New York October 17, 2016 at 1:38 pm

Kings County Politics takes a look at why some Chinese immigrants in NYC eagerly back Donald Trump for president.

Beijing Dumpling House is among the small businesses on Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Small Businesses Move from Flushing to Jamaica

Business, East Asian, Queens October 14, 2016 at 12:22 pm

Sing Tao Daily takes a look at why an increasing number of Chinese-owned small businesses are relocating to Jamaica from Flushing.


‘Sour Sweet Bitter Spicy’ at MOCA

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Video October 13, 2016 at 4:39 pm

“Sour Sweet Bitter Spicy,” a new exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America, looks at the intertwining of Chinese food and identity in the U.S., reports SinoVision.

Manhattan Way to Kung Fu

Manhattan Way to Kung Fu

East Asian, Featured Posts, Jewish, Manhattan, Sports, Video October 12, 2016 at 6:12 pm

A Jewish kung fu master teaches the martial art in places like a Chinatown park and an assisted-living facility.

An Oct. 3 segment of O"Reilly Factor on Fox News, owned News Corp, drew politicians and community members to protect in from of the headquarters on Oct. 6. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

The Asian Community: No Longer Silent

East Asian, New York October 7, 2016 at 5:39 pm

Community advocates see population growth and greater political participation as factors behind Asian Americans becoming more vocal in recent years, reports Sing Tao Daily.

A Korean nail salon in Manhattan (Photo by Jiwon Choi for Voices of NY)

Korean Nail Salon Owner Challenges NYS Regs

Business, East Asian, Metro Area, New York October 7, 2016 at 3:48 pm

A nail salon owner in Westchester County is suing the state of New York over its new ventilation requirements, reports Korea Daily. More than two dozen other owners had originally planned to join the lawsuit.

"Going Hawk" members (l. to r.) Katherine Chann, Helen Eng, Marcella Dear, Norma Chu, with writer and moderator Ava Chin at the Museum of Chinese in America on Sept. 25 (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

‘Ging Hawk’ Women Gather After 50 Years

East Asian, History, Manhattan, New York, Women October 7, 2016 at 11:27 am

Some surviving members of the Chinese women’s social club Ging Hawk talked about their experiences decades ago at the Museum of Chinese in America, Sing Tao Daily reports.

On Oct. 4, Carmencita N. Gutierrez, second from left, director of the Immigrant Affairs unit at the Queens District Attorney’s office, Myongjae Matthew Yi, left, assistant DA, and other panels speak at a workshop in Flushing, Queens. (Photo via Korea Daily)

In Queens, Warning Koreans Against Scams

Crime, East Asian, Immigration, Queens, Seniors October 6, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Lawyers from the Queens District Attorney’s Office and others warned of housing, investment and immigration scams being perpetrated in the Korean community, especially against seniors, reports Korea Daily.

After the memorial service for Pvt. Danny Chen, attendees marched to the stretch of Elizabeth Street that was co-named for the soldier in 2014. (Photo by Wellington Chen)

Remembering Danny Chen, Five Years On

East Asian, Manhattan October 6, 2016 at 4:04 pm

Chinatown residents attended a memorial for Pvt. Danny Chen, held every year since his death while stationed in Afghanistan, reports Downtown Express.

Tong Ren Tang executives and local partners cut the ribbon at the new Manhattan clinic store. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Oldest Chinese Medicine Brand Lands in New York

East Asian, Health, Manhattan, Queens October 4, 2016 at 12:31 pm

Tong Ren Tang, a venerable brand in traditional Chinese medicine for three and half centuries, just opened in two New York City locations, Sing Tao Daily reports.

On Sept. 28,  Bomsinae Kim, middle, president of the Korean American Family Service Center of New York, and members of the group announce a plan to march with nearly a hundred Koreans in October to raise awareness of domestic violence in the Korean community. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Marching Against Abuse in the Korean Community

East Asian, New York, Seniors, Social Services, Women, Youth September 29, 2016 at 5:48 pm

Korean organizations plan a march against domestic violence for Oct. 7, reports Korea Daily.

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.