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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.

Paper Sculptures: Tackling the Golden Venture through Art

Paper Sculptures: Tackling the Golden Venture through Art

Culture, East Asian, History, Immigration October 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm

Sing Tao Daily looks at how paper sculptures made some 20 years ago by the passengers of the Golden Venture, now on display at the Museum of Chinese in America, continue to be relevant today.

Around 100 people turned out on Danny Chen Way, on a stretch of Elizabeth Street, to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the soldier’s death.

Chinese Community Commemorates Danny Chen

East Asian, Manhattan October 6, 2017 at 5:04 pm

On the sixth anniversary of the death of Pvt. Danny Chen, many gathered on a stretch of road named after the soldier to remember the Chinatown native, reports World Journal.

Christopher Marte (Photo  via The Villager)

The Battle for Chin’s Council Seat Continues

East Asian, Elections 2017, Manhattan October 5, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Two of Margaret Chin’s challengers are on the ballot for the general election. The Villager reports on what they and a political consultant have to say.

Bin Ma (left) and Yuan Gao (right) in "Selling the Horse." (Photo via NY City Lens)

Peking Opera on Sundays

Culture, East Asian, Queens October 4, 2017 at 5:01 pm

NY City Lens profiles a troupe of Chinese international students and young professionals who perform Peking opera on weekends.

New Beef King at 89 Bayard St. is closing shop after 35 years. (Photo by Chunxiang Jin via World Journal)

No More Hong Kong-Style Jerky?

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan September 29, 2017 at 5:01 pm

Once their last batch of Hong Kong-style jerky has been sold, the couple running New Beef King will close the Chinatown store after 35 years, reports World Journal.