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Officials at the June 28 groundbreaking ceremony for the New York Korea Center on East 32nd St. (Photo via The Korea Times)

The New York Korea Center Breaks Ground

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan July 6, 2018 at 12:04 pm

Construction has started on the New York Korea Center, located by Koreatown in Manhattan, more than nine years after the Korean government bought the site, reports The Korea Times.

Digging into a cool dish at The Coffee Factory in Flushing (Photo via The Korean Times)

Cold Korean Dishes to Beat the Heat

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, New York, Queens July 5, 2018 at 1:29 pm

Koreans and others are partaking of cold noodles and other dishes during the current heat wave in NYC, The Korea Times reports.

Kashif Hussain (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Kashif Hussain Aims to Break the Park Slope Political Machine

Brooklyn, Politics, South Asian July 2, 2018 at 4:01 pm

In seeking the seat of Democratic district leader in the 44th Assembly District, Pakistani immigrant Kashif Hussain hopes to “break the cycle of the political machine,” reports Kings County Politics.

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Alarmed by Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Forest Hills

Business, East Asian, Health, Queens June 28, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Curaleaf, a medical marijuana provider, will open a location in Forest Hills much to the ire of some Chinese residents, reports World Journal.

Yumei Chen, holding a poster with a picture of her family, and her husband's lawyer, Yee Ling Poon, at the June 18 rally. (Photo via Soing Tao Daily)

A Chinese Family Torn Apart by ICE

East Asian, Immigration, New York June 19, 2018 at 12:19 pm

Community supporters and advocacy groups held a rally in Foley Square June 18 to support Xiu Qing You, who was seized by ICE during what he and his wife thought would be a routine meeting with immigration officials overseeing You’s green card application. Sing Tao Daily reports on the rally.

Seniors partaking in BCAA activities in Sunset Park. (photo via Sing Tao Daily)

The 30-Year Saga of the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association

Brooklyn, East Asian, Seniors, Social Services June 18, 2018 at 5:13 pm

Sing Tao Daily looks at 30 years of supporting the Sunset Park community by the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association.

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Nepal’s Bajeko Sekuwa (‘Grandpa’s Grilled Meat’) Comes to NYC

Business, Food, Queens, South Asian June 18, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Bajeko Sekuwa (Grandpa’s Grilled Meat), a trusted name in Nepal, comes to NYC, reports Vishwa News.

Dinagyang Festival Dancers from Iloilo City, Philippines, perform “warriors’ tribal dance.” (Photo by RJ Ensalada via Philippine Daily Mirror)

Philippine Independence Day Parade Marks 120 Years

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian June 15, 2018 at 5:40 pm

After a lawsuit against the Philippine Independence Day Council was dismissed, the group held the 28th Philippine Independence Day Parade which saw a reportedly different vibe from previous years, writes Philippine Daily Mirror.

In Singapore (Photo from the White House via Queens Chronicle)

Queens Koreans on the Trump-Kim Summit

East Asian, Government, Queens June 14, 2018 at 4:58 pm

For two conservative Korean immigrants in Queens interviewed by Queens Chronicle, the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un felt like a betrayal.

NYC’s ‘Hidden’ Asian Communities

NYC’s ‘Hidden’ Asian Communities

Asian, Culture, Metro Area, Muslim, Video June 12, 2018 at 6:18 pm

CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” looks at how the Nepalese, Filipino Muslims, Sikhs and Sri Lankans have settled in the NYC area and preserved their cultures while integrating into the mainstream.

Christopher Chung, in white shirt and brown tie, celebrating. (Photo via the Korea Times)

A Korean Mayor for Palisades Park?

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics June 8, 2018 at 11:05 pm

It’s not yet final, but Palisades Park, New Jersey, may soon have a Korean-American mayor, The Korea Times reports.

Peter Koo, third from left speaking into mic, and other attendees at the rally June 5 protesting Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal regarding specialized high schools (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Specialized High School Reform Proposal Triggers Outcry

Asian, East Asian, Education, Manhattan, New York June 6, 2018 at 4:54 pm

At a protest by City Hall, Asian students, parents and community leaders described why they oppose Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to reform the admissions process for specialized high schools, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Sisig burger from Tama (Photo via Asian Journal)

Finding Filipino Food in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Southeast Asian June 6, 2018 at 3:17 pm

Asian Journal gives “a Filipino gastronomic tour of Brooklyn,” highlighting a diverse array of restaurants that have opened within the last decade.

Yeou-Cheng Ma took over the Children's (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Also a Music Lover: The Story of Yo-Yo Ma’s Sister

Culture, East Asian, New York, Youth May 31, 2018 at 2:57 pm

World Journal profiles Yeou-Cheng Ma, the sister of cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The pediatrician, who is a music aficionado herself, runs the Children’s Orchestra Society in New York, a music school founded by their father.

Richard Chow with a photo of his brother Kenny Chow, a taxi driver who died in an apparent suicide. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

The Immigrant Story of the Chinese Taxi Driver Who Took His Life

East Asian, Immigration, Labor, New York May 29, 2018 at 5:37 pm

The brother of Yu Mein “Kenny” Chow, a Chinese taxi driver who died in an apparent suicide, tells Sing Tao Daily about the “enormous pressure” Kenny faced.