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Minsun Kim, president of the Korean American Association of New York (in orange blouse) and Jae-gun Jung, president of the National Unification Advisory Council in New York (in grey suit next to her), at a press briefing in Flushing, Queens on Aug 22. (Photo by the National Unification Advisory Council in New York)

Endorsing Missile Defense of South Korea

East Asian, New York August 23, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Thirteen Korean-American organizations endorsed deployment of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) system in the Korean peninsula, Korea Daily reports.

Yichen Tu in front of a bulletin board filled with housing ads, which she calls the “Craigslist for immigrants.” She holds the Chinese character for “housing.” (Photo by Joseph Hsu via Open City)

‘My Flushing’ through Photos

East Asian, Immigration, Queens August 23, 2016 at 2:46 pm

In a series of photos in Open City, a World Journal reporter identifies notable spots in her adapted home of Flushing that reflect the many Chinese and immigrant residents who make up the neighborhood.

Grace Meng (Photo via The Korea Times)

Rep. Grace Meng Seeks Support for Third Term

East Asian, Politics, Queens August 19, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Rep. Grace Meng (D–NY) spoke with The Korea Times about her accomplishments and her concerns for immigrant, Asian and Korean issues as she seeks a third term in Congress representing the 6th Congressional District in NY.

Daniela Benítez as Mia, left in the front, Garett T.K. Taketa as Han, right,  during a dress rehearsal at the Theater at St. Clement's on Aug. 8 fir "Green Card: A New Musical." (Photo by Joeun Lee for Voices of NY)

Immigrant Story Takes Center Stage in ‘Green Card’

East Asian, Featured Posts, Immigration, Voices' Picks August 10, 2016 at 4:21 pm

The struggles of the protagonist in “Green Card” – a South Korean artist desperate to stay in the U.S. – hit close to home for the musical’s cast and crew.

Libin Zheng (third from left) (Photo by Yiyi Huang  via World Journal)

In Sunset Park, Pizza Rolls and Light Bulb Drinks

Business, East Asian, Food August 8, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Libin Zheng of Viiza, known for Taiwanese-style pizza rolls and light bulb beverages, speaks to World Journal about how his generation of immigrants differs from his parents’ when it comes to running businesses.

Demolition begins on Willets Point (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

What the New Willets Point Will Mean for the Chinese Community

Business, East Asian, Queens August 4, 2016 at 6:24 pm

With the demolition of Willets Point underway, Chinese business leaders in Flushing worry about what the redevelopment could mean for Flushing, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Koreatown in NYC (Photo by frankieleon, Creative Commons license)

A Car-Free Zone in K-Town?

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Transportation August 4, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Business owners in Koreatown would like to close 32nd Street between 5th Avenue and Broadway to traffic on Friday and Saturday evenings, The Korea Times reports.

Xarles Thompson, chef at Pío Pío, in Manhattan Hell's Kitchen. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Stir-Fry Expert Unveils Chifa Cuisine Secrets

East Asian, Food, New York, South American August 3, 2016 at 11:49 am

Chef Xarles Thomson tells El Diario/La Prensa how to prepare one of the classic dishes of Chifa (Peruvian-Chinese) cuisine.

At the monthly meeting of the Borough Council of Palisades Park on July 26, Hyuk Man Kwon, at left, is explaining his opposition to a rezoning ordinance. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Residents in Palisades Park Speak Up

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics August 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm

At a recent municipal meeting in Palisades Park, Korean residents opposed a rezoning ordinance and succeeded in getting it tabled, Korea Daily reports.

S. J. Jung challenging signatures on the petitions submitted by Toby Stavisky. (Photo via The Korea times)

S.J. Jung Challenges Signatures on Stavisky Petitions

East Asian, Politics, Queens August 1, 2016 at 3:09 pm

S.J. Jung, who is challenging Toby Stavisky for the 16th District State Senate seat in Queens, charged that most of the signatures on petitions supporting Stavisky’s run are ineligible, The Korea Times and Times Ledger reported.

The qinqin, gaohu, and zhonghu, traditional Chinese instruments, accompany a Cantonese opera performance in Columbus Park (Photo by Huiying Bernice Chan via Open City)

In Chinatown, Immigrant Retirees Turn to Music

East Asian, Health, Manhattan, Seniors July 28, 2016 at 11:04 am

A group of Chinese immigrants meets every week in Columbus Park to perform songs from the Cantonese opera, not just to keep their cultural roots intact but also to stave off mental health issues, reports Open City.

Eunrim Park (Photo via The Korea Times)

First Woman President of Korean Association Reflects on Inaugural Year

East Asian, Metro Area, Social Services, Women July 27, 2016 at 5:14 pm

The Korea Times profiles Eunrim Park, the first woman to run the Korean-American Association of New Jersey in the organization’s 40-year history.

10Below Ice Cream (Photo by Yingzi Yin via World Journal)

Innovative Ice Cream in Chinatown to Cool Down the Summer

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Youth July 25, 2016 at 1:28 pm

World Journal profiles two Chinese-run unique ice cream parlors in Chinatown, 10Below Ice Cream and Penguin Ice Cream.

Billy Thai (l.) and Charles Ragusa (Photos via Kings County Politics)

Is a Brooklyn District Race Dividing the Chinese Community?

Brooklyn, East Asian, Politics July 21, 2016 at 4:21 pm

A challenge against signatures collected by Billy Thai, a candidate for male Democratic district leader of the 47th Assembly District in South Brooklyn, has increased the hostility in the battle for control of a district with a large Chinese population, reports Kings County Politics.

Korean food being offered at Palisades Park Jr./Sr. High School in New Jersey in 2012. Students may soon have Korean food among their lunch choices.  (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Food for Lunch at NJ Schools?

East Asian, Food, Metro Area July 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Korean food may soon be among the lunch choices for some students in New Jersey schools, the Korea Times reports.