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Herbert and Virginia Kee at a function of the political club they helped co-found, the United Democratic Organization, in 2015. (Photo via The Villager)

Chinatown Leader Herbert Kee Dies

East Asian, Manhattan, Social Services April 12, 2018 at 3:33 pm

The Villager describes the numerous contributions of Dr. Herbert Kee who, along with his wife Virginia, founded the Chinese-American Planning Council, the largest Asian-American social services organization.

Donald McCaffrey of the NYPD. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Scam Targeting Chinese Immigrants Swindled $2.5M from NYC Victims

Crime, East Asian, Immigration April 11, 2018 at 8:41 pm

Queens police alerted Chinese immigrants to an international scam that involves fake websites with photos of victims, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Everyday Chinatown

Sharing ’Everyday Chinatown’ Stories

East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan, Video April 10, 2018 at 5:34 pm

Everyday objects accompanied by stories from Chinese immigrant families are on display in select Chinatown stores as part of a THINK!CHINATOWN project, reports SinoVision English Channel.

Cypress Hills Cemetery (Photo via World Journal)

Graves Designed According to Feng Shui See Price Hike

East Asian, Seniors, Traditions April 9, 2018 at 4:34 pm

The prices for burial plots favored by Chinese families in NYC are rising, and some say they will have to be buried upstate, in New Jersey or be cremated because of the prohibitive cost, reports World Journal.

Do Lee (Photo by Rachel Ramirez via CUNY Graduate Center)

The Immigrants Who Rely on E-Bikes

East Asian, Immigration, Labor, New York, Transportation April 5, 2018 at 4:46 pm

In his study on e-bikes, Ph.D. candidate Do Lee finds that immigrant workers, especially older Chinese workers, rely heavily on the mode of transportation, reports World Journal.

Chasoo Park (left) and SukJoon Min, meeting the April 2 deadline for filing for the Democratic primary in Palisades Park, NJ (Photo via The Korea Times)

Will Korean Voters Divide over Candidates in NJ?

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics April 2, 2018 at 9:30 pm

The race for mayor of Palisades Park has gotten competitive, with two Korean candidates seeking to unseat Mayor James Rotundo in the forthcoming Democratic primary, reports The Korea Times.

Students speaking with recruiters at the Shaanxi job fair held in NYC on March 29. (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Students in US May Seek Jobs at Home

East Asian, Education, Immigration March 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm

Chinese students in the U.S., discouraged by the prospects of getting visas that would permit them to work here, flocked to the Shaanxi job fair held in NYC, reports World Journal.

Workers take a smoking break in Chinatown. (Photo by Mike Hong for Voices of NY)

Health Among Asian New Yorkers

Asian, East Asian, Health, South Asian, Southeast Asian March 29, 2018 at 5:21 pm

The NYC Department of Health has issued its first report on health disparities among Asian New Yorkers.

Thai-inspired ice cream rolls at 10Below (Screen shot via SinoVision video)

10Below in ‘My Town, Chinatown’

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Video March 27, 2018 at 5:26 pm

A Thai-inspired ice cream shop is one of the Chinatown businesses profiled in “My Town, Chinatown,” a “first of its kind” series from SinoVision.

More Spending on TB Urged

More Spending on TB Urged

African, Brooklyn, East Asian, Health, Immigration, Latino, Queens March 26, 2018 at 5:10 pm

Tuberculosis cases in NYC rose for the first time in 15 years in 2017, prompting community groups to urge more government funding of treatment efforts.

‘Saturday Chinese’ in Chinatown

‘Saturday Chinese’ in Chinatown

Culture, East Asian, Education, Manhattan, Video, Youth March 26, 2018 at 4:19 pm

Get a glimpse inside a Chinese language school for children in Chinatown through a series produced by SinoVision.

Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu visits the High Line on March 18 to study sustainable development in NYC. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Kaohsiung Mayor Visits New York

East Asian, Environment, Government, New York March 21, 2018 at 2:04 pm

The visit of Kaohsiung mayor Chen Chu to New York, marked the first by a Taiwanese government official after President Trump signed the Taiwan Travel Act, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Photo via the Tenement Museum

Immigrant Stories Told Through Everyday Objects 

East Asian, History, Immigration, Manhattan March 13, 2018 at 2:48 pm

The Chinese-American Planning Council worked with the Tenement Museum to present “Your Story, Our Story,” an exhibition of ordinary objects brought by immigrant families and the stories behind them, reports World Journal.

(Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Documentary Captures Lives of Chinese International Students

Culture, East Asian, Education, Youth March 8, 2018 at 1:27 pm

Ahead of the release of “Maineland,” a documentary that follows Chinese students at a boarding school in Maine, director Miao Wang speaks to World Journal about her own experience as a teenage student from China.

Andrew Yang (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Once a Bullied Asian Kid, Now a 2020 Hopeful

East Asian, Labor, Politics March 2, 2018 at 5:39 pm

In an interview with Sing Tao Daily, presidential candidate and entrepreneur Andrew Yang pushes for a universal basic income and speaks about running as an Asian American.