East Asian

Rallying at City Hall in Support of the e-bike delivery men on Dec. 18 (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Delivery Workers Will Be Hurt by E-bike Enforcement

East Asian, New York December 22, 2017 at 9:23 pm

Delivery men say how they will be affected by the city’s tightening of restrictions against e-bike use in a World Journal article.

Anti-Asian messages found at the Murray Hill LIRR station. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Anti-Asian Graffiti at LIRR Station

East Asian, New York December 21, 2017 at 2:31 pm

Anti-Asian graffiti has been found on three different occasions at the Murray Hill station of the LIRR, The Korea Times reports.

Yang Song's mother, at left, and both (behind megaphone) at a rally on Dec. 17. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Flushing Rallies for Late Chinese Masseuse 

East Asian, Police December 19, 2017 at 4:44 pm

On International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, protestors including Yang Song’s mother and brother, urged an investigation of the massage parlor worker’s death, Sing Tao Daily reports.

A 360 View of ‘Bibimbap and Two Koreas’

A 360 View of ‘Bibimbap and Two Koreas’

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Video December 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm

This 360 video captures a discussion on Korean reunification, for which participants cooked a symbolically relevant dish.

Korean leaders at a Nov. 29 press conference condemning the discriminatory statements by a teacher at Bergen Academy. (Photo via Korea Times)

NJ Korean Community Demands Teacher’s Dismissal

East Asian, Education, Metro Area December 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm

A Spanish language teacher who made anti-Korean statements at Bergen Academy is being transferred to another school, but Korean parents and organizations are pressing for the teacher’s dismissal, The Korea Times reports.

P.S. 032 State Street is the only public school in NYC to offer a Korean Dual Language program. (Screen shot via Google Maps)

Assemblymen Seek to Broaden Korean Language Program

East Asian, Education, Queens December 11, 2017 at 6:04 pm

With the Korean Dual Language program offered in only one school in the city, Queens Assemblymen Ron Kim and Edward Braunstein met with DOE officials to urge for an expansion, reports QNS.

Yang Song (right), Shi Yumei (middle) and Song Hai in the restaurant run by Song in Saipan. (Photo provided by the family to World Journal)

Family Tells Story of Masseuse Who Died in Flushing

East Asian, Labor, Queens December 8, 2017 at 5:23 pm

The family of Yang Song, the massage parlor worker in Flushing who jumped to her death over the Thanksgiving weekend, speaks to World Journal about her life in China and Saipan, and the harassment she endured earlier this year.

‘The Inscrutable Chinese’ on Display

‘The Inscrutable Chinese’ on Display

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Video November 30, 2017 at 3:05 pm

SinoVision English Channel speaks to Homer Shew, the artist behind “The Inscrutable Chinese,” an exhibit that features paintings of Chinese-American faces and explores themes of immigration and representation.

Witnesses said Chinese girls jumped from there. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Massage Parlor Worker Dies in Police Raid

Business, East Asian, Queens November 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm

In reporting on a massage parlor worker who jumped to her death during a police raid in Flushing, Sing Tao Daily looks into the background of the Chinese immigrant and how some massage parlors affect area businesses.

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.