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‘Living More Fulfilling Lives, Through Kimchi’

Kimchi is making inroads in markets like Whole Foods as New Yorkers and Americans embrace the traditional fermented dish, and its new variants.

Jenny Hou’s family and supporters (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Jenny Hou Avoids Deportation

East Asian, Immigration, New York, Politics March 24, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Jenny Hou, the former treasurer of John Liu’s mayoral campaign who was convicted over fundraising irregularities in 2013, will not be deported, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Bayside resident Ted Han placed an advertisement celebrating the United States-South Korea alliance at the intersection of Northern and Parsons boulevards in Flushing. He worries that the states’ relationship will be hurt by the front-runner to become president of South Korea. (Photo provided to Queens Chronicle)

Generational Divide in Queens on Park’s Impeachment

East Asian, Politics, Queens March 23, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Queens Chronicle finds that much of the reaction among Korean Americans in the borough to the impeachment of the South Korean president is split along age lines.

Republican mayoral candidate Paul Massey dining in Chinatown recently with community leaders. (Photo by April Xu via Sing Tao Daily)

Paul Massey Visits Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics March 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Republican mayoral candidate Paul Massey recently visited Chinatown, Sing Tao Daily reports.

From the exhibition (Photo by Louis Chan)

Chinese-American Homes in Louis Chan’s Lens

Culture, East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan March 22, 2017 at 1:49 pm

A photo exhibit by Louis Chan, the artist-in-residence at Pearl River Mart, gives a glimpse into the homes of Chinese Americans and the “Chinese characteristics” they keep intact, reports World Journal.

At March 17 press briefing joined by leaders of Korean American small business groups, Sang Suk Park, second from left, president of the Korean American Dry Cleaners Association in New York, speaks about struggles that dry cleaners are facing due to the latest regulations. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Businesses Urge NYS Financial Support

Business, East Asian, New York March 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Korean and Chinese owners of nail salons and dry cleaners are pushing for financial support from New York state to help meet new environmental regulations they say are burdensome, reports Korea Daily.

Homeland Security and ICE were reportedly involved in the arrest of two Chinese women who worked as masseuses. (Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Prostitution May Lead to Deportation 

East Asian, Immigration, Long Island March 16, 2017 at 3:21 pm

With the involvement of Homeland Security and ICE in the recent arrests of massage parlor employees, an attorney notes in World Journal the increasing presence of the agencies in such cases.

Jin is reading Chinese books to her students. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

‘I Taught Trump’s Grandchildren Chinese’

East Asian, Education, New York March 15, 2017 at 4:01 pm

The former Chinese-language teacher of President Trump’s granddaughter speaks to Sing Tao Daily about being a bilingual educator in New York.

On March 6, three homeless Koreans returning to Korea speak about their feelings at the New York House of Nanum in Flushing, Queens. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Homeless, and Returning to Korea

East Asian, Immigration March 13, 2017 at 4:17 pm

Three Korean immigrants who have been homeless in NYC are returning to Korea with the help of a Korean nonprofit, Korea Daily reports.

A construction site by the High Line in NYC. (Photo by Timothy Neesam, Creative Commons license)

Worried About Status, Immigrants Forgo Accident Compensation

East Asian, Immigration, Labor March 13, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Some lawyers say that undocumented immigrants in the Chinese community may be discouraged from seeking compensation for work injuries, while others believe that such suits can still be successful, World Journal reports.

On March 10, Koreans in Palisades Park, New Jersey, read local newspaper articles about South Korea’s court ruling to officially remove President Park Geun-hye from office. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Mixed Reactions to Park’s Ouster

East Asian, Metro Area, New York March 10, 2017 at 11:03 pm

Korea Daily reports on the range of reactions among Koreans in New York and New Jersey in response to news that the Constitutional Court had unanimously ruled to formally remove impeached President Park Geun-hye from office.

Pastors and community leaders after discussing "sanctuary churches" for undocumented Koreans. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean American ‘Sanctuary Churches’

East Asian, Immigration, Religion March 8, 2017 at 6:44 pm

Korean-American pastors and community leaders announced the opening of “sanctuary churches” to undocumented Koreans, reports The Korea Times.

Oscar playing in his mom’s 99 cent store. (Photo by Tiu Wu vi Feet in Two Worlds)

An Intimate Look at a 99 Cent Store

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian March 8, 2017 at 5:14 pm

Reporting for Feet in 2 Worlds, a graduate student from China decided to spend some time in Sunset Park with the owner of a 99 cent store and her son.

The building at 58 East Broadway which will house Winnie's on the second floor. (Photo via World Journal)

Winnie’s Bar to Make a Comeback in Chinatown

East Asian, Food, Manhattan March 7, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Winnie’s Bar is slated to make a comeback in a second-floor location in Chinatown, World Journal reports.

Korean American seniors waiting in a line to receive free lunch at a senior center in Flushing, Queens. Many of social service recipients at the senior center joined the mutual aid program. (Photo by Joeun Lee for Voices of NY)

How Low-Income Korean Seniors Finance Their Burials

Korean seniors in New York with low incomes often join a mutual aid society program to finance their burials. Now some worry that they may put in more money than their children will be able to draw out, and revisions to the program have been put in place to enhance equity.