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New Jersey State Sen. Vin Gopal being sworn in by Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, Jan. 16, as his parents Indu and Kris Gopal, look on. (Photo courtesy of Vin Gopal via News India Times)

‘It’s Important to Assimilate’

Metro Area, Politics, South Asian January 29, 2018 at 3:13 pm

In a News India Times story, Vin Gopal, the first Indian-American elected to the New Jersey Senate, gives some advice to the community about becoming politically active.

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng helped swear in the all-star executive board of the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association of Queens. (Photo via Queens Tribune)

South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association Swearing-In

Caribbean, Queens, South Asian January 29, 2018 at 2:47 pm

The executive board of the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association of Queens, sworn in last week, will work to support the growing number of community members in the field of law, reports Queens Tribune.

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.

Pooja Bavishi (Photo by Morgan Ione Yeager via Little India)

‘Spice Infused’ Ice Cream in NYC

Business, Food, New York, South Asian January 24, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Little India speaks to Pooja Bavishi about her ice cream brand Malai, which offers New Yorkers “spice infused” flavors inspired by her Indian heritage.

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.

‘Nothing New’ for Indians in the U.S.

‘Nothing New’ for Indians in the U.S.

Asian, Immigration, New York January 17, 2018 at 5:30 pm

“A feeling of déjà vu creeps in” for Indians living in the U.S., writes a News India Times piece that looks at an Asian-American anthology with essays tracing the history and present-day issues of Indian immigrants.

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.

Congressional candidate Omar Vaid (Photo by Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Omar Vaid Running for SI Congressional Seat

Omar Vaid, a candidate for the 11th Congressional District, speaks to Kings County Politics about receiving national support with the help of social media and why he wants to represent south Brooklyn and Staten Island.

‘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.

Hoboken Mayor Ravinder Bhalla being sworn in by Sen. Cory Booker. (Photo via Twitter)

History Made as Elected Officials Sworn In

News India Times, the Filipino Reporter and Brooklyn Daily Eagle cover the swearing-in ceremonies of Hoboken Mayor Ravinder Bhalla, Jersey City Councilman-at-large Rolando R. Lavarro Jr., and Brooklyn Civil Court Judge Elena Baron.

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.

Hoboken Mayor-elect Ravi Bhalla on Dec. 15 at City Hall, where children from the Mustard Seed School sang Christmas carols. (Photo from Facebook page of Mayor-elect Ravi Bhalla)

South Asians and the ‘Spirit of Christmas’

Religion, South Asian, Traditions December 21, 2017 at 1:46 pm

Desi Talk explores the many ways that South Asians, some Christian, some Hindu, some Muslim and some Sikh, mark Christmas.