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Ajna Dance Company (from Ajna Facebook profile pictures)

‘Embrace Your Hyphen’ and Celebrate Global Diversity

The fifth annual International Day of Friendship will be held in Brooklyn on Aug. 5, BK Reader reports.

Khan's supporters at a victory rally in Jackson Heights on July 26. (Photo by Mohammad Farrukh)

In NYC’s Pakistani Enclaves, Most Cheer Imran Khan

Featured Posts, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian July 30, 2018 at 5:22 pm

Most members of the Pakistani community hope Imran Khan will usher in cleaner government and improving relations with the U.S.

Lucia Bradford (Photo via World Journal)

African American Teacher Finds Internet Fame Singing Chinese Songs

African American, Culture, East Asian July 25, 2018 at 9:26 am

An African American music teacher has become a celebrity on Chinese social media platforms for singing in Chinese, World Journal reports.

The artist Dongfan Chen and his wife, at one end of the Doyers St. mural. (Photo via World Journal)

Controversy over Public Art in Chinatown

Culture, East Asian July 23, 2018 at 11:42 pm

Public art has come to Doyers St. in Chinatown – and with some strong reactions, report both Sing Tao Daily and World Journal.

M.F. Husain. Peasant Couple, 1950. Oil on canvas. Peabody Essex Museum, Gift of the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, 2003. Courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. (Photo by Walter Silver via News India Times).

Asia Society Plans Indian ‘Progressive Artists’ Group’ Exhibit

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian July 18, 2018 at 2:57 pm

News India Times previews a forthcoming exhibition of the Progressive Artists Group at the Asia Society.

Storefront for rent, one of many, on East Broadway (Photo by via World Journal)

The Decline of East Broadway?

Business, East Asian, Manhattan July 17, 2018 at 10:34 am

World Journal takes a look at why East Broadway in Chinatown no longer attracts businesses and patrons like it did in decades past.

Hongjun Yu, owner of Tang’s Noodle, at the Canal Street restaurant. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Immigrant Restaurateur Struggles with Culture Shock

Business, East Asian, Food, Immigration, Manhattan July 9, 2018 at 3:58 pm

For a restauranteur from China, running a restaurant in Chinatown proved more difficult than he imagined as the procedure to open one differs greatly between China and New York. He shares his experience with Sing Tao Daily.

Cakes sold at Fay Da before it closed. (Photo by Jiaying Yan via World Journal)

Can Traditional Chinatown Bakeries Survive?

Business, East Asian, Manhattan July 6, 2018 at 4:35 pm

In two stories on the history of bakeries in Chinatown, World Journal examines how rising rent and a decline in the garment industry have affected the neighborhood’s traditional bakeries.

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.