East Asian

Demonstrators gather in Chinatown to call for a new zoning plan.

Chinatown gathering protests development

East Asian, Featured Posts, Housing October 31, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Protesters want a new zoning plan to meet the interests of Chinatown residents and business owners.

Mayor Bloomberg meets with Koreans-Americans at Flushing Town Hall

Bloomberg meets with Korean-Americans

Culture, East Asian, In the News, Politics October 31, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Meeting with the Korean American community for the first time at a town hall meeting on Oct. 26, Mayor Michael Bloomberg promised to establish new restaurant inspection regulations suitable for traditional Korean food, such as kimchi. At the meeting, held at the Flushing branch of Queens Library, the mayor madeRead More

Jacob Ma, founder of the World Journal

Founder of Chinese newspaper dies

East Asian, Manhattan October 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Jacob Ma, who founded the World Journal in New York’s Chinatown in 1976 and nurtured it to become one of the most-read Chinese-language newspapers in America, with a nationwide audience, passed away at the age of 88.

Elderly dance their way to cancer care

African American, East Asian, Health, Latino, Manhattan October 26, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Senior citizens jumped from their folding chairs to dance the Macarena, placing their hands on their arms, ears and hips in time to the music. The dance was part of a program designed to encourage seniors to be more active in detecting breast cancer.

Korean stores target Chinese customers

East Asian, Economy, In the News, Queens October 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Korean American businesses in Flushing are increasingly focusing their marketing on Chinese customers. Some are promoting themselves actively in the Chinese media. Some are hiring Chinese-speaking staff to secure as many Chinese patrons as possible. The entire staff of Star Skin & Wellbeing on 147th Street can speak Chinese asRead More

Danny Chen

Chinatown leaders seek answers in soldier’s death

East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan October 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm

A community questions the mysterious death of Private Danny Chen in Afghanistan.

Feds to spend $750,000 on Chinatown traffic

East Asian, In the News, Manhattan October 24, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Supported by Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, the federal government has allocated $750,000 to Chinatown for traffic and economic improvement. The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) said it would come up with a plan, based on its research, to provide more parking lots and convenience in Chinatown. The planRead More

MTA to offer better Korean translation

Culture, East Asian, In the News, New York October 24, 2011 at 11:18 am

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will correct its translation system for Korean. In response to the Korea Daily’s report on its improper Korean translation of subway safety information, the MTA has promised to take Korean culture and sentiment into consideration when it comes to translation in the future. “It is aRead More

Korean language ignored

East Asian, Immigration, In the News October 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Despite a significant number of Koreans living in New York City, finding accurate information in the Korean language has proved difficult: Governor Cuomo’s recent executive order required state agencies to provide translation and interpretation services in six languages. However, according to Korea Daily, Korean was left out despite recent surveyRead More

Koreans left out of translation services

East Asian, Immigration, Uncategorized October 18, 2011 at 1:31 pm

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order on Oct. 6 to provide language assistance to people with limited English-speaking abilities, but the order didn’t include Korean. This provoked controversy. The order instructs over 26 state agencies to offer free translation services on forms and to provide instructions inRead More

Korean translations often don’t make sense

Korean translations often don’t make sense

East Asian, Immigration, Uncategorized October 18, 2011 at 1:29 pm

The Korean translation service provided on New York City’s and New York State’s websites and documents is terrible, an investigation by Korean Daily concludes. Following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent executive order to provide translation services in six languages beyond English, that left out Korean, Korea Daily found that the KoreanRead More

President of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Juan Cartagena (center), next to Esmeralda Simmons, executive director of the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College (left), and Margaret Fung of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), during the press conference in which they presented the "Unity Map" for redrawing districts.

Battle to re-draw districts

African American, East Asian, In the News, Latino, New York, Politics October 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm

The political battle to re-draw electoral districts for the State Assembly and State Senate began yesterday, when, for the first time in history, a coalition of Latino, Asian and African-American organizations presented a joint project called the “Unity Map.”

Fewer students attend Cantonese classes

Fewer students attend Cantonese classes

East Asian, Education, Manhattan October 10, 2011 at 12:31 pm

The New York Chinese School, the largest Chinese school in North America, had thousands of registered students in September. Yet for the first time since 1909, there are not enough Cantonese-learning students at the kindergarten and first grade level.

Korean youths spread Taekwondo

Korean youths spread Taekwondo

Culture, East Asian, Education, Health, Metro Area October 4, 2011 at 3:19 pm

A few public schools in New York City teach the Korean martial art of Taekwondo to students. A brother-sister duo that teaches the sport are hoping that this spreads to more schools.

Koreans in Queens lacks health insurance

East Asian, Economy, Health, In the News, Queens October 4, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Koreans in Queens have average rates of education and pay, but many live below the poverty line and about one third are without any safety net in the event of illness or injury.