New York

NYC Health Commission Mary T. Bassett at center, with Jane Eng, President and CEO of Charles B. Wang Community Health Center at right (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Lung Cancer Deaths, Suicides, among Chinese Cited by NYC Dept. of Health

East Asian, Health, New York June 28, 2017 at 11:15 pm

The NYC Dept. of Health for the first time released data on mortality causes within the Chinese community, and deaths because of lung cancer rose 70 percent between 2000 and 2014, compared with a decline of 16.4 percent across the city during that period, reports Sing Tao Daily.

The Uni Project collaborated with HYPOTHEkids on the Explore reading room.

Reading Rooms Pop Up in Brownsville

Brooklyn, Education June 28, 2017 at 11:11 pm

The Uni Project brings pop-up reading rooms to Brownsville where youths have the chance to “read, draw and explore,” reports BK Reader.

Afro-Latino Festival 2016 (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

Afro-Latino Festival to Honor Women of the Diaspora

African, Culture, Latino, New York, Video June 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm

The co-directors of the Afro-Latino Festival NYC speak to BRIC about the two-day event celebrating women of African descent from Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Alex Chen at the podium at his graduation (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Student at Townsend Harris Awarded for Ousting Principal

East Asian, Education, Queens June 28, 2017 at 1:06 pm

World Journal reports on graduating senior Alex Chen, who helped lead protests against the interim acting principal at Townsend Harris High School in Queens that eventually resulted in her replacement.

Khalil Chistee. History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake II, 2017 (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

‘Lucid Dreams’: Art of the South Asian Diaspora

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, New York, South Asian June 27, 2017 at 6:37 pm

“Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora,” on view at the Asia Society, seeks to give visibility in NYC to artists from the South Asian diaspora.

Student chef, Addwa Alsubaie, 19, who is preparing avocados at Emma’s Torch, came to the U.S. with her older sister from Saudi Arabia more than a year ago. “We are asylum seekers. It’s hard to live as a woman [in Saudi Arabia],” she told BKLYNER. (Photo via BKLYNER)

Emma’s Torch, a Café and Classroom for Refugees

Brooklyn, Education, Food June 27, 2017 at 3:57 pm

The recently opened Emma’s Torch in Red Hook offers not just brunch and sandwiches, it also gives an opportunity for refugees to pursue a culinary career, reports BKLYNER.

Pastry chef Judy Lai (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Chef Solves Identity Confusion with Pastry Making

Culture, East Asian, Food, Queens June 27, 2017 at 1:29 pm

In her work as a pastry chef, Judy Lai bridges the divide between East and West, and reflects Chinese aesthetics, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Colombian-born José V. will return to his country. (Photo via El Diario)

More Immigrant New Yorkers Looking to Return to Their Native Countries

Immigration, Latino, New York June 26, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Latin American consulates in New York have seen an increase in inquiries and applications coming from people interested in going back because of the anti-immigrant climate created by Trump, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Coney Island Avenue (Photo by Hassan Iqbal via BKLYNER)

A Bazaar to Mark the End of Ramadan

Brooklyn, Muslim June 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Muslims in Brooklyn celebrated the end of Ramadan at the annual Chand Raat Bazaar on Coney Island Avenue, reports BKLYNER.

Maureen Choi (Photo by Kyeongmin Park for Voices of NY)

Spanish Jazz, from Korean American Maureen Choi

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Queens June 26, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Maureen Choi trained first as a classical violinist in Michigan, then was drawn to the freedom and improvisation of jazz. Now living in Spain, she’s on tour with her quartet in the U.S., and will have two NYC performances.

The workshop on depression held by the Charles B. Wong Community Health Center. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Expert Calls for Attention to Postpartum Depression

East Asian, Health, Immigration, New York, Queens June 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

In the wake of the suicide of a young Chinese immigrant who had recently given birth, a psychologist from the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center talked about warning signs of depression at a workshop in Queens, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Janusz Skowron (middle), the curator of Starbucks exhibitions, talks about the 10-year history of the unique gallery. Left: consul general of Poland Maciej Golubiewski with wife Agata. (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

The Last Polish Exhibit in Greenpoint’s Starbucks

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European June 26, 2017 at 3:59 pm

After serving as the venue for 125 exhibits of Polish and Polish-American artists, the Starbucks in Greenpoint will no longer sponsor such shows, Nowy Dziennik reports.

Along with Korean nail salon owners and dry cleaners in Flushing, Queens, on Jan. 19, Assemblymember Ron Kim requested that $50 million be added to the 2017 state budget to fund struggling small businesses. (Photo via Korea Daily)

State Aid: Too Little, Too Late for Korean Businesses?

Business, East Asian, New York, Politics June 23, 2017 at 11:14 pm

Korean nail salon and dry cleaning business owners are considering leaving the business because of costly new regulations, and they doubt that new legislation awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature will help, reports Korea Daily.

(Photo by Lan Mu via World Journal)

A ‘Garden of Hope’ for Chinese Human Trafficking Victims

East Asian, New York, Social Services, Women June 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

On the occasion of the 13th year of Garden of Hope NY, World Journal looks at how the nonprofit has supported Chinese victims of sex trafficking and how those victims ended up in the U.S.

Immigrant Youth Empowerment at ‘Atlas: DIY’

Immigrant Youth Empowerment at ‘Atlas: DIY’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Social Services, Video, Youth June 23, 2017 at 5:45 pm

BRIC TV visits Atlas: DIY in Sunset Park, a center to empower immigrant youth by giving them access to legal services and educational opportunities.