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City Council member Costa Constantinides, running for Queens Borough President, addressing members of the Nepalese community. (Photo via Khasokas)

Nepali Community News in NYC

Business, Elections 2018, Queens, South Asian August 31, 2018 at 1:54 pm

A new federal credit union will serve Nepali immigrants in NYC, and a candidate for Queens borough president asks for the community’s vote.

travel agent Rickie Ye says more Americans and Chinese here are traveling to China because of the weaker Chinese currency. (Photo by Daqi Liu via World Journal)

Effects of China’s Weaker Currency Felt in NYC

Business, East Asian, New York, Queens August 30, 2018 at 4:29 pm

The weaker yuan has prompted more travelers from the U.S. – both American and Chinese – to travel to China, while tourism from China to the U.S. has dropped off, reports World Journal.

Screen shot from the trailer for "ULAM (Main Dish)"

Serving up Filipino Food, on Film

Food, Southeast Asian August 29, 2018 at 4:09 pm

The FilAm talks to the director of a documentary about Filipino chefs and restaurants.

Zhang Jing's "Flowers of Life" (Photo from @harrymzhang Instagram)

Chinese Art, Tariffs and a Brooklyn Gallery

Asian, Brooklyn, Culture, New York August 24, 2018 at 4:24 pm

Bushwick Daily reports on a gallery owner in the Brooklyn neighborhood who worries about the impact of 25 percent tariffs on imported Chinese artwork.

Members of the Kerala group at the India Day Parade in New York Aug. 19, with a banner appealing for help after the devastating floods in Kerala. (Photo courtesy of Philipose Philip, Federation of Kerala Associations of North America via News India Times)

Mobilizing Kerala Relief Efforts in NY

Environment, New York, South Asian August 22, 2018 at 5:03 pm

News India Times reports on fundraising efforts organized by Indian-American groups in the tri-state area, and elsewhere in the U.S., to help victims of the floods in the Indian state of Kerala.

"Michelle Lin" (Photo by Ke "April" Xu for Voices of NY)

Depression in Young Asian-American Women

Within the Asian-American community, mental health experts are trying to promote greater understanding and treatment of depression and suicide ideation among young women.

NYS Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou (holding mic), who represents Chinatown, held an emergency meeting about the City's decision to build a new determination center downtown. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinatown Furious at New Jail Plan

Asian, Criminal Justice, East Asian, Manhattan, New York August 17, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Community leaders in Chinatown are angry that the city planned a new detention center without consulting the community, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Victor Khan shows off two of his plants growing from his rooftop garden along Putnam Place. Khan’s been growing his plants for about three years. (Photo by Christy Rae Ammons via Norwood News)

Above a Bronx Restaurant, a Garden Flourishes

Bronx, Environment, South Asian August 17, 2018 at 11:00 am

Norwood News speaks to Victor Khan, whose interest in tending to a thriving rooftop garden stems from childhood trips in his native Pakistan.

Misha Han performing stand-up comedy. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Misha Han: A Comedian Who Doesn’t Like to Be Called Jackie Chan

Culture, East Asian, New York August 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Sing Tao Daily talks with 25-year-old Misha Han, who’s gaining attention as a stand-up comic.

From left to right: Michael Gao (president of Chinese-American Nail Salon Association), Jerry Lo ( Vice President of the Coalition of Asian Americans for Civil Rights), John Chan (Asian American Community Empowerment President), Kenneth Chiu (Director General Asian American Community Empowerment), Peter Yu (The Chinese Nail Salon Association of East America). (Photo by Ben Robson via Kings County Politics)

The Nail Salon Brawl: ‘Nothing to do with race’

African American, Brooklyn, East Asian August 13, 2018 at 7:14 pm

Kings County Politics reports on a briefing held Sunday at which representatives of the Chinese community spoke out about a recent incident during which nail salon workers struck customers.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Supporting Bangladeshi Students

Brooklyn, South Asian, Women, Youth August 9, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Bklyner covers a rally by members of the Bangladeshi community in support of student protesters in Bangladesh.

‘You can’t eat hibachi by yourself’

‘You can’t eat hibachi by yourself’

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian, Food August 9, 2018 at 5:58 pm

Join diners as they enjoy a hibachi show in Park Slope complete with food tossing and sake squirting in a video from BRIC TV.

Tony Avella with supporters in the Chinese community. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Tony Avella and John Liu Fight Over Chinese Voters

East Asian, Elections 2018, Queens August 7, 2018 at 5:08 pm

John Liu is running to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella, who’s managed to line up support in the Chinese community. Sing Tao Daily spoke with both candidates about their positions and the rivalry.

47th Assembly District Leader Nancy Tong Nancy Tong (center) and Assemblymember William Colton joined demonstrators in speaking out against anti-Chinese graffiti that appeared in Bensonhurst. (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Denouncing Anti-Chinese Graffiti in Bensonhurst

Brooklyn, Crime, East Asian August 6, 2018 at 6:08 pm

At a rally in Bensonhurst, residents and elected officials condemned anti-Chinese graffiti that appeared on storefronts over the weekend, reports Bklyner.

Poster from a reading done in April.

Ancient Chinese Story Coming to Off-Broadway

Culture, East Asian August 6, 2018 at 4:46 pm

The Chinese scholars and students behind “Where is My Maple Town,” a new off-Broadway show set in ancient China, speak to Sing Tao Daily about bringing Chinese stories to theatrical stages in the U.S.