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A poster at a bus shelter at Northern and Parsons boulevards in Flushing, put up there by Bayside resident Ted Han, urges people not to be deceived by propaganda from North Korea. (Photo by Ted Han via Queens Chronicle)

Queens Koreans Divided Over Olympics

East Asian, Politics, Queens February 8, 2018 at 4:59 pm

Some Korean immigrants in Queens vehemently oppose North and South Korea coming together for the Olympics, reflecting a generational gap on the issue, finds Queens Chronicle.

Andrea Marra of Jackson Heights is running for Jose Peralta's state senate seat. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Marra via QNS)

Andrea Marra Challenges Jose Peralta

East Asian, Politics, Queens February 8, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Jackson Heights resident Andrea Marra would become the first Asian American in the state Senate and the first transgender member of the state legislature if she wins the race for the District 13 seat, reports QNS.

The new store, with the old name, on Mott St. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Suspicious Twin of an Old Brand Name, in Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Manhattan February 7, 2018 at 4:44 pm

What’s in a name? Paul Eng, whose family owned and ran the original Fong Inn Too in Chinatown, charges trademark infringement by a new shop in the same location, Sing Tao Daily reports.

‘Chinese in New York’ Photo Exhibit

‘Chinese in New York’ Photo Exhibit

East Asian, Manhattan, Video February 6, 2018 at 4:55 pm

A physicist is among the Chinese professionals in a photo exhibit, “Chinese in New York,” on display on Eldridge Street, reports SinoVision English Channel.

Pausing to take a break in front of the bottle recycling center on 62nd street, between 6th and 7th Avenue, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. (Photo by Janie Shen via Feet in 2 Worlds)

‘For These Grandparents, Every Bottle Counts’

Brooklyn, East Asian, Labor, Seniors February 2, 2018 at 2:17 pm

A photo essay in Feet in 2 Worlds gives a glimpse into the lives of Chinese seniors who collect bottles for recycling in Sunset Park.

Our Lady of China Comes to Chinatown

Our Lady of China Comes to Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Religion, Video January 31, 2018 at 3:57 pm

St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Chinatown, a second home for many of its Chinese immigrant congregation, welcomed an Our Lady of China statue, reports SinoVision English Channel.

Wong Kee Restaurant at 102 Mott St. (Screen shot via Google Maps)

Another Chinatown Restaurant to Close

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Video January 25, 2018 at 1:45 pm

Wong Kee Restaurant is closing after nearly three decades in business, reports SinoVision.

The band Black String. (Photo via QNS)

Traditional Korean Music, Plus Jazz

Culture, East Asian, Queens January 24, 2018 at 2:47 pm

Flushing Town Hall kicks off the Lunar New Year with a Korean traditional music/jazz fusion band in performance Jan. 26, reports QNS.

Chinese Americans rallying for Trump during the election in 2016. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily.)

Chinese Trump Supporters Steadfast Despite Immigration Policy Changes

East Asian, Immigration, New York January 18, 2018 at 5:29 pm

Even though Trump policy changes may end the extension of visas to family members, Chinese supporters of the president defend his policies, Sing Tao Daily reports.

The Year of the Dog stamp issued by USPS.

Year of the Dog Stamp Designer Tells His Story

Culture, East Asian January 10, 2018 at 5:22 pm

Sing Tao Daily profiles Kam Mak, the artist, FIT professor and author who designs the Lunar New Year stamps for USPS, including this year’s Year of the Dog stamp.

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Chinese Folk Singer Empowers Next Generation

Culture, East Asian, New York, Video January 9, 2018 at 2:57 pm

SinoVision English Channel profiles a Taiwan-born folk singer who seeks to empower young Asian-American artists.

‘The Park, the Path, the Process’

‘The Park, the Path, the Process’

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Video January 4, 2018 at 1:38 pm

Two Chinese immigrant artists find their inspiration in Prospect Park, in this BRIC TV video produced by their son.

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.