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Korean American students offer tutoring

Korean American students offer tutoring

East Asian, Education, Immigration September 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Korean American students at Columbia University have gotten together to offer free English classes for the Korean American community. Edonation, a non-profit organization, will hold vocabulary and pronunciation classes for adults, SAT/AP courses for high school students and Korean classes for kids this fall.

Korean prostitution in the US is out of control

East Asian, Immigration, In the News, Metro Area September 27, 2011 at 8:28 am

In the past five years, hundreds of Korean immigrants have been arrested for engaging in the sex trade. Now South Korean lawmakers are calling on their government to take action.

Authentic Kung Pao Chicken

Chinese competition gets cookin’ in Times Square

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts September 26, 2011 at 6:50 pm

The Fourth Annual International Chinese Culinary Competition saw 31 contestants competing in five categories of traditional Chinese cuisine.

Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilwoman Margaret Chin joined supporters of the BID to celebrate.

Chinatown B.I.D. approved unanimously

Asian, East Asian, Economy, Manhattan, New York September 26, 2011 at 3:13 pm

The New York City Council has approved the creation of a Chinatown Business Improvement District. The vote followed four years of intense debate, The World Journal reports.

Boxing champ takes bite of Big Apple

Boxing champ takes bite of Big Apple

Asian, Culture, East Asian, New York September 26, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Pound for pound he’s the world’s best fighter, says Filipino Reporter of World Bantamweight champ Nonito Donaire. The paper caught up with him on his first visit to New York City, where he will fight at Madison Square Garden, the first Filipino to do so in years.

James Hong of the Asian Council for Redistricting (ACCORD) speaking at the redistricting hearing.

Koreans call for new political map

East Asian, In the News, New York, Politics September 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm

With 7.3 percent of the state’s population, Asians can only claim one New York state legislator as one of their own. Many
Asian leaders argue that gerrymandering splits Asian communities, making them less fairly represented.

New media outlets for New York’s Indian and Arab communities

In the News, Middle Eastern, South Asian September 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm

New York’s Arab and Indian communities have a new radio station and a new newspaper. Hum Hindustani began weekly publication on August 31 of this year. It is the first and only Hindi-language newspaper in the United States, according to the Indian Consulate in New York. The Arab-American newspaper AramicaRead More

Koreans visit NYC in record numbers

East Asian, Economy, In the News, New York September 20, 2011 at 1:07 pm

More than 200,000 South Koreans visited New York City last year, setting a three-year record. According to NYC & Company, the city’s tourism agency, a total of 223,000 people from South Korea visited New York in 2010, a 25.2% increase from 167,000 the year before. It’s also the first reboundRead More

Staten Island celebrates Chinese culture

Staten Island celebrates Chinese culture

Asian, Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Staten Island September 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm

The Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration drew over 600 visitors to Snug Harbor’s Chinese Scholar’s Garden.

Korean community owns piece of NJ

East Asian, Economy, In the News, Metro Area September 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm

The Korea Daily News, 31 August, 2011. Korean-Americans own six of the 10 commercial buildings on Broad Avenue in Palisades Park, and 57 percent of all the buildings on the street between Route 46 E. Edsall Blvd. All told, according to information from the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service, asRead More

‘Cricket diplomacy’

‘Cricket diplomacy’

New York, South Asian, Video September 9, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Mohsin Zaheer reports that at a time when diplomatic relations between the United States and Pakistan are tense, local law enforcement and Pakistani diplomats based in New York tried to find common ground and friendship through sport.

The memorial fountain in the footprint of the  World Trade Center.

For many, the pain of 9/11 hasn’t eased

New York, South Asian September 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm

The 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks is, of course, being commemorated nationwide, but the events of 2001 have a special poignancy in the neighborhoods near Ground Zero. The many, many articles focused on the anniversary include the recollections of victims and their families and expressions of concern about ethnic stereotyping.