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Members of the Korean American Presbyterian Church of Queens make a heart with their arms to signify the baskets of "love."

Church members donate “baskets of love”

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens December 24, 2011 at 10:51 am

These beautiful “Baskets of Love” were assembled by members of the Korean American Presbyterian Church of Queens. Volunteers donated baskets of fruit and chocolate as part of an annual holiday tradition. “Baskets of Love” were delivered to police stations, fire stations and nursing homes in Flushing. Church members formed heartsRead More

American Hindus embrace Christmas

American Hindus embrace Christmas

Culture, Immigration, In the News, South Asian December 23, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Hindus across America are getting into the Christmas spirit. The News India Times reports that Indian migrants have embraced the Christian holiday, putting up trees and immersing themselves into the process of gift giving and family togetherness.

Pakistani-Americans worry about breakdown in relations

Immigration, In the News, New York, Politics, South Asian December 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Pakistani-Americans are concerned about the latest slump in relations between their two countries. The long standing strain escalated on May 1, when US Navy Seals raided a compound in Pakistan and killed Osama Bin Laden, without prior warning to the Pakistani government.

Korean comfort women and Holocaust survivors embrace during a historic meeting.

Korean “comfort women” demand apology

East Asian, Education, Featured Posts, Queens December 21, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Korean “comfort women” met with Holocaust survivors on Dec. 13 in Queens during a historic summit on the horrific experiences the women endured during World War II.

Demanding justice for Private Danny Chen

Demanding justice for Private Danny Chen

Asian, Manhattan, New York December 21, 2011 at 2:56 pm

The US Army announced today (Dec. 21) that seven soldiers and one officer have been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, negligent homicide, and assault and battery in relation to the death of Private Danny Chen. The news was welcomed by Chen’s family and community activists in Chinatown.

Korean elderly get manicures in Queens, as part of Beauty Day.

Elderly get holiday pampering

East Asian, In the News, Queens December 20, 2011 at 12:27 pm

30 elderly Korean American women got the gift of beauty for the holidays. Members of the Korean American Nail Salon Association wore Santa hats while they pampered residents of the Queens Boulevard Extended Day Care center in Woodside, Queens.

Credit books come to NY’s Bangladeshi groceries

Economy, In the News, New York, South Asian December 20, 2011 at 11:20 am

Bangladeshi grocery stores in New York are switching to a deferred payment system from back home. They use “arrears books,” or “credit books” to extend lines of credit to customers who don’t have credit cards, and for stores that have no ability to process credit cards.

The death of Chinatown?

The death of Chinatown?

Asian, Economy, Immigration, New York December 19, 2011 at 4:20 pm

A firestorm has erupted over the idea that the rise of China could lead to the fall of American Chinatowns.

Korean calendars vanish in recession

Culture, East Asian, Economy, In the News December 19, 2011 at 2:14 pm

The economic recession has hit Korean businesses, particularly evident this time of year in the absence of promotional store calendars for 2012.

Yasuaki Yamashita speaks to teenagers at the Jane Addams High School in the Bronx.

Atomic bomb survivor promotes peace

East Asian, Education, New York December 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Japanese artist Yasuaki Yamashita was a child on his mother’s knee when the “Fatman” atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. Last week Yamashita recounted his experience with New York City teenagers, in an effort to promote peace.

Indian GOP undecided on candidate

In the News, Politics, South Asian December 6, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Indian-American Republicans are unsure whom to support among the party’s candidates. They hope that the most qualified Republicans will emerge once the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary get underway in early January.

Lali Guras restaurant on 76th St. and 37th Road in Jackson Heights, Queens

South Asian businesses cry foul

Economy, Immigration, Queens, South Asian November 29, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Business owners in Jackson Heights, Queens blame the city–which converted their street into a pedestrian mall–for a drop in business.

Correction

East Asian, In the News November 29, 2011 at 11:31 am

In a Voices of NY translation from Nov. 22 of a Korea Daily article on redistricting, Steven Choi, of MinKwon Center for Community Action, says that in translating his remarks, his views were distorted.

Indian discuss diaspora issues

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, South Asian November 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm

The Indian ambassador joined over 200 people of Indian descent from the Americas to discuss issues important to the diaspora.

Carlos Rodríguez (left) and other former workers of Domino's Pizza están demand compensation for wages allegedly kept from them for years. They ask New Yorkers to boycott the national pizza chain.

Workers protest Domino’s Pizza

East Asian, Latino November 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Former workers and protesters gathered at West 72nd Street on November 16 to denounce sweatshop conditions at Domino’s Pizza and Saigon Grill.