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Shiyu Lu (left) (Provided to World Journal by Lu)

New Film Inspired by Brooklyn Murder of a Chinese Family

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian November 21, 2017 at 3:46 pm

World Journal speaks to Shiyu “Rhyme” Lu, the director of “Gold Fortune,” a short film based on the case of Mingdong Chen, who murdered his relatives in Sunset Park in 2013.

City Council member Vincent Gentile introduced legislation earlier this year that imposes strict fines on landlords that make illegal conversions into multi-family homes.

Impact of Illegal Conversion Law in Southern Brooklyn

Brooklyn, East Asian, Housing November 21, 2017 at 3:33 pm

Critics of the new illegal home conversion law say it does not provide alternative options to displaced tenants as the city faces an affordable housing crisis, reports Kings County Politics.

Honorees of the 2017 Ambassador Awards, presented by TimesLedger newspapers to Queens immigrants who have made a difference in our community in the fields of medicine, art, business, law and philanthropy. (Photo by Michael Shain via Times Ledger)

‘Queens Heroes’ Celebrated

Twenty-five immigrants from different fields were honored by Times Ledger.

(Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Chinese Supermarket Opens in Nassau County

Business, East Asian, Long Island November 13, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Super FL Mart, a 50,000-square-foot supermarket, opened over the weekend in Mineola, reports World Journal.

A Trilingual Chinese Church in Sunset Park

A Trilingual Chinese Church in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, East Asian, Immigration, Religion, Video November 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm

A video from BRIC TV gives a glimpse inside The Church of Grace to Fujianese NY in Sunset Park, one of the largest Chinese churches in NYC.

(Photo via World Journal)

New City Law Sends Laundromats Spinning

Business, East Asian, New York November 3, 2017 at 5:44 pm

A new city regulation will make it difficult for many laundromat owners to renew their licenses, World Journal reports.

Movie theater development in Flushing (Photo via Queens Tribune)

The ‘Leading Role’ of Asian-American Developers

Business, East Asian, New York, Real Estate October 31, 2017 at 4:32 pm

Queens Tribune offers a special report with stories on different Asian-Americans playing a role in real estate development in the city.

A rendering of the Sunset Park Friendship Archway. (Image via World Journal)

Sunset Park Will Get a Chinese Archway

Brooklyn, East Asian October 30, 2017 at 4:34 pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the construction of a Chinese archway in Sunset Park, the first of its kind in NYC, reports World Journal.

Council Member Paul Vallone announcing his four-year plan for the Korean community, alongside representatives from the Korean American Association of Greater New York, the Korean American Business Council of New York, Korean Community Services and the Korean American Association of Queens. (Photo via paulvallone.com)

Queens Council Member Announces Plan for Korean Community

Business, East Asian, Government October 26, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Council member Paul Vallone of eastern Queens released a four-year plan to “empower” the Korean community, with a focus on small businesses, reports Queens Chronicle.

The Harlem Japanese Gospel Choir (Photo via The Brooklyn Ink)

A Japanese Gospel Choir in Harlem

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan October 25, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Members of an all-Japanese gospel choir in Harlem tell The Uptowner how the group provides a sense of comfort as they adjust to life in New York.

Artist Dingding Hu beside her mural at the information kiosk in Chinatown. (Photo courtesy of Hu)

New Mural Brightens up Chinatown Kiosk

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan October 25, 2017 at 11:50 am

World Journal profiles the Chinese illustrator behind a new mural at the information kiosk in Chinatown that depicts the culture of the neighborhood.

The statue of a young girl in traditional Korean clothing sits in the Museum of Korean American Heritage in Manhattan as a memorial to “comfort women.” It has become a symbol for human rights everywhere, especially women and girls, whom scholars say are most vulnerable to exploitation. (Photo by Annabelle Blair via Times Ledger)

First NYC ‘Comfort Women’ Statue Unveiled

East Asian, Manhattan, Queens October 24, 2017 at 4:24 pm

The Korean American Association of Greater New York installed the city’s first comfort women statue at its Museum of Korean American Heritage in Manhattan, reports Times Ledger.

Eddie Chiu at left (photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Community Mourns the Passing of a Controversial Lion

East Asian, Manhattan, New York, Politics October 16, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Eddie Chiu’s death has prompted an outpouring of remembrances, Sing Tao Daily reports.

A ‘Popular Jewelry’ Spot in Chinatown

A ‘Popular Jewelry’ Spot in Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Video October 13, 2017 at 3:06 pm

SinoVision English Channel pays a visit to Popular Jewelry, a family-run business in Chinatown that attracts a celebrity clientele.

Jerry Shiao (Image via World Journal video)

Controversy over Donations to Peter Liang Continues

East Asian, Manhattan, Social Services October 11, 2017 at 5:03 pm

Questions regarding their use of funds raised for the Peter Liang case has prompted two Chinese organizations to clarify what will happen with the money, reports World Journal.