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The 2010 Grand st. fire. (Photo via World Journal)

Victims of Grand Street Fire Receive Compensation after Eight Years

East Asian, History, Housing, Manhattan February 7, 2019 at 4:33 pm

After eight years, victims and their families received compensation for the fire that engulfed their homes on Grand Street, World Journal reports.

The bronze statue of Sun Yat-sen was permanently placed in Columbus Park and was named "Sun Yat-sen Square" in that section of the park. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Mayor’s Makeup Gift to Chinatown: A Permanent Home for Sun Yat-sen Statue

East Asian, Manhattan February 6, 2019 at 5:25 pm

Announcement of a resolution of a years-old problem gave Mayor Bill de Blasio an opportunity to make amends with the Chinese community, reports Sing Tao Daily.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (center left) and Council member Paul Vallone (center right) with Korean organization leaders including Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York Co-president Christine Colligan, Korean American Association of Greater New York President Minsun Kim and Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York Executive Director Linda Lee in the front center. (Photo courtesy of Vallone's office via QNS)

Johnson Proposes ‘More Specialized High Schools’

East Asian, Government, Queens, Social Services February 5, 2019 at 5:15 pm

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson joined Queens Council member Paul Vallone at a meeting with Korean-American leaders to address community issues such as education and small businesses, report QNS and Queens Chronicle.

Melissa Mark-Viverito at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New York on Jan. 31 (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Mark-Viverito Gets Mixed Reception in Chinatown

East Asian, New York, Politics February 4, 2019 at 5:55 pm

NYC Public Advocate candidate and former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito visited the Chinese community on Jan. 31 to discuss her positions on various issues, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Protesting the elimination of the "tip credit." (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Workers Oppose Eliminating Tip Credit

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan, New York January 31, 2019 at 5:39 pm

In Chinatown workers and owners of restaurants and nail salons criticize Gov. Cuomo’s plan to eliminate the tip credit, reports Sing Tao Daily.

(Left: Eunju Hong, the president of KAAFL Right: Jongho Hwang, the vice president of KAAFL. (Photos via The Korea Daily)

‘KAAFL will be a Model Korean-American Association’

East Asian, Metro Area January 29, 2019 at 4:41 pm

In an interview with The Korea Daily, the leaders of the Korean American Association of Fort Lee encourage community members to participate in town affairs and become involved in civic engagement.

Tommy Ong, a Vietnam War-era veteran, at a Veterans Day parade in a Chinatown. (Photo courtesy of Tommy Ong via The Villager)

Remembering Chinese-American Vets in Chinatown

East Asian, History, Manhattan January 28, 2019 at 3:40 pm

The Villager pays a visit to the American Legion Lt. B. R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291 on Canal Street, home to more than 500 members including 46 World War II veterans.

On Jan. 15, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (woman with a red jacket in a front row) and Assemblyman Ron Kim (man with a blue tie in a front row) were delivering a proclamation to honor Korea’s March first Independence Movement and Yu Gwan-sun. (Photo via The Korea Daily)

Proclamation Marking Korean Independence Movement Adopted in NYS Legislature

East Asian, Government, History January 18, 2019 at 5:18 pm

Members of the Korean community applauded the adoption of a resolution that designates March 1, 2019 in honor of the centennial of the March 1st independence movement, report The Korea Daily and The Korea Times.

Bajeko Sekuwa is a new restaurant in Queens serving the growing Nepali community. (Photo via vishwanews.com)

Tracking Changes in NYC’s Asian Populations

Asian, East Asian, New York, South Asian, Southeast Asian January 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The Asian American Federation released demographic profiles of 12 Asian populations in NYC.

Students and parents wait to enter the building to take the entrance exam. (Photo via World Journal)

Asians Swarm to Take Hunter College H.S. Entrance Exam

East Asian, Education, Manhattan January 14, 2019 at 5:31 pm

Parents waiting as their children took the Hunter College High School entrance exam spoke to World Journal with some saying the test only served as a learning experience while others took a jab at the mayor.

The new executive director of Korea Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Linda Lee, at the office of KCS Bayside center (Photo courtesy KCS via  Korea Daily)

Services for Korean Seniors, and More, from KCS

East Asian, New York, Seniors, Social Services January 11, 2019 at 5:29 pm

In an interview with Korea Daily, the new director of the Korea Community Services of Metropolitan New York explains how the nonprofit’s role is changing and expanding.

Korean stores are lined up along the 162nd Street, Flushing, NY. (From Google Street View, via Korea Daily)

Flushing’s Koreatown Regains Its Popularity

Business, Culture, East Asian, Food, Queens January 9, 2019 at 4:56 pm

Korea Daily explores the resurgence and new popularity of Flushing’s Koreatown.

Zengyun Li of Spicy Village in Chinatown, at right. (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Restaurateurs React to Min Wage Hike

Business, East Asian, Labor, Manhattan January 8, 2019 at 3:49 pm

World Journal spoke to Chinese restaurant owners about the impact of higher minimum wages.

New York City's high cost of living is driving some young Korean-Americans back home to live with their parents. (Photo via Pixabay, Creative Commons license)

Young Korean ‘Kangaroo Tribes’ Growing

East Asian, New York January 4, 2019 at 4:02 pm

Even job-holding young adults in the Korean community are finding they have to live with their parents to make ends meet, reports The Korea Times.

Parents in school district 2 argue that many factors  figure in the specialized high school debate; one  group has urged support of abandoning the SHSAT test. (Photo via World Journal)

Some Parents in District 2 Support Abandoning SHSAT

East Asian, Education, Manhattan January 2, 2019 at 4:19 pm

Numerous parents from Manhattan’s school district 2, including Asian parents, have sent a letter in support of specialized high school reform that would put aside the SHSAT, reports World Journal.