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The new executive director of Korea Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Linda Lee, at the office of KCS Bayside center (Photo courtesy KCS via  Korea Daily)

Services for Korean Seniors, and More, from KCS

East Asian, New York, Seniors, Social Services January 11, 2019 at 5:29 pm

In an interview with Korea Daily, the new director of the Korea Community Services of Metropolitan New York explains how the nonprofit’s role is changing and expanding.

‘Asian American Life’: From Rep. Andy Kim to Ninja Ballet

‘Asian American Life’: From Rep. Andy Kim to Ninja Ballet

Asian, Culture, Food, New York, Politics, Video January 10, 2019 at 1:20 pm

CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” features Broadway legend Baayork Lee, New Jersey’s first Asian-American member of Congress Andy Kim, Shoko Tamai who mixes ballet and martial arts, and the nonprofit Rescuing Leftover Cuisine.

Korean stores are lined up along the 162nd Street, Flushing, NY. (From Google Street View, via Korea Daily)

Flushing’s Koreatown Regains Its Popularity

Business, Culture, East Asian, Food, Queens January 9, 2019 at 4:56 pm

Korea Daily explores the resurgence and new popularity of Flushing’s Koreatown.

(Photo by Daniel Allen via The Forward)

Touring Bukharian Queens

Asian, Culture, Eastern European, Jewish, Queens January 9, 2019 at 4:08 pm

The Forward joins a tour of cultural spots and small businesses run by Bukharians, “a community little-known even to other Jews.”

Zengyun Li of Spicy Village in Chinatown, at right. (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Restaurateurs React to Min Wage Hike

Business, East Asian, Labor, Manhattan January 8, 2019 at 3:49 pm

World Journal spoke to Chinese restaurant owners about the impact of higher minimum wages.

New York City's high cost of living is driving some young Korean-Americans back home to live with their parents. (Photo via Pixabay, Creative Commons license)

Young Korean ‘Kangaroo Tribes’ Growing

East Asian, New York January 4, 2019 at 4:02 pm

Even job-holding young adults in the Korean community are finding they have to live with their parents to make ends meet, reports The Korea Times.

Here’s how the street signs would look like. (Photo from PAYO via Bklyner)

A New Name for ‘Little Pakistan’

Brooklyn, South Asian January 3, 2019 at 2:10 pm

The slice of Coney Island Avenue known as “Little Pakistan” will be co-named “Muhammad Ali Jinnah Way” after the country’s founder, reports Bklyner.

Parents in school district 2 argue that many factors  figure in the specialized high school debate; one  group has urged support of abandoning the SHSAT test. (Photo via World Journal)

Some Parents in District 2 Support Abandoning SHSAT

East Asian, Education, Manhattan January 2, 2019 at 4:19 pm

Numerous parents from Manhattan’s school district 2, including Asian parents, have sent a letter in support of specialized high school reform that would put aside the SHSAT, reports World Journal.

Andy Kim(fourth from the left), congressman-elect for the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey's 3rd congressional district, is raising a toast with attendees. From the left, Jun Choi, the former mayor of Edison, New Jersey, Charles Yoon, the Chairman of KAAGNY (The Korean American Association of Greater New York), Minsun Kim, the president of KAAGNY, Hyo-Sung Park, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York, and Kichol Kim, the 28th president of KAAGNY. (Photo via The Korea Times)

‘I Will be a Mentor to Young Korean-Americans’

East Asian, Metro Area, New York, Politics December 21, 2018 at 2:53 pm

Congressman-elect Andy Kim met recently with members of the Korean-American community at a reception in NYC, report The Korea Times and New York Ilbo.

The Dec. 18 meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio on the Chinatown jail. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Opinion: The Larger Meaning of the Chinatown Jail Controversy

East Asian, Politics December 20, 2018 at 12:00 am

Democrats who have counted on support from the Chinese community should take heed.

A Korean nail salon in Manhattan (Photo by Jiwon Choi for Voices of NY)

Korean Biz Owners Fret Over Minimum Wage Increases

Business, East Asian, Labor December 19, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Korean business owners say they may have to cut hours or workers or both, reports The Korea Times.

Korean Real Estate Agents Seek New Income Sources

Korean Real Estate Agents Seek New Income Sources

Business, East Asian, Housing, Real Estate December 18, 2018 at 3:21 pm

Korean real estate agents, facing tough times, are getting second jobs, reports The Korea Times.

Yi Fang Chen (Photo by Yiyi Huang via World Journal)

Asian Americans Sue City Over Specialized High School Reform

East Asian, Education, New York December 14, 2018 at 5:54 pm

Asian-American organizations and Chinese parents have filed a lawsuit against the city over the mayor’s proposal to increase diversity at specialized high schools, reports World Journal.

Rep. Nydia Velazquez, center, joins Virginia Kee to her left and Deacon Robert Gee and Rev. Bayer Lee, both of the First Chinese Baptist Church, on the far right, and other community leaders in honoring Mabel Lee. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinatown Post Office Named for Mabel Lee

East Asian, History, Women December 7, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Rep. Nydia Velazquez joined Chinatown residents and leaders at the dedication ceremony of what is now the Mabel Lee Memorial Post Office, renamed in honor of the suffragette and local icon, reports Sing Tao Daily.

On Nov 26, the directors of 미동부예능인협회, which translates to the “Korean Entertainment Association of Eastern America,” had a meeting with Charles Yoon who is the chairman of the board, Min-Sun Kim who is the 35th president of The Korean American Association of Greater New York, and Youn-Jung Kim, who is a Korean consul in New York, to explain the conflict and ask for help. (Photo by The Korean American Association of Greater New York via The Korea Times)

Korean Karaoke Bars Face Lawsuit in Royalties Dispute

Business, East Asian, Metro Area December 4, 2018 at 5:52 pm

A royalties dispute between the Korean owners of karaoke bars in the New York area and a Korean music publishing company could end up in court, reports The Korea Times.