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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

Diwali festival celebrates non-violence

Diwali festival celebrates non-violence

Culture, In the News, Manhattan, South Asian October 14, 2011 at 4:37 pm

As thousands of Indians and non-Indians alike celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, at South Street Seaport the celebration’s auspicious date — Mahatma Ghandi’s birthday — provided the theme for the festival: “Nonviolence in Today’s World.”

Advocacy groups team up for DREAM initiative

Asian, Education, In the News, New York, Southeast Asian October 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Advocacy groups gathered in New York to fundraise for a program that helps undocumented students with financial support for college. The DREAM Fellowship Program awards 10 students with internship opportunities and aid for college.

Members of Hazara community protesting in front of Pakistani consulate.

Pakistani minority protests killings

Featured Posts, Manhattan, Politics, South Asian October 12, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Hazara community protests outside the Pakistani consulate against the continued killing of its members in that country.

Supporters of Anna Hazare and the anti-corruption movement in India chanted in support of the Jan Lokpal Bill at the 2011 India Day Parade in NYC.

Indian Americans protest Indian corruption

Featured Posts, New York, Politics, South Asian October 12, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Indian Americans in NY and other US cities have gathered in large numbers to protest corruption in India.

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.

Nadia Habib and her mother, Nazmin, were granted a stay of removal, allowing them to remain in the country for 12 more months.

Mother and daughter face deportation

Immigration, In the News, South Asian October 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Nadia Habib has been granted the greatest birthday gift of all – the gift of time. The 20-year-old Woodside resident and her mother, Nazmin, were facing deportation to Bangladesh on September 29, one day before Nadia’s birthday, but the pair was granted a last-minute reprieve, allowing them to remain inRead More

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.