New York

Celebrating in Englewood Cliffs, with Gloria Oh.

Communities see victories in NJ elections

Metro Area, Politics November 16, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Several communities saw their members get elected to local and state positions in New Jersey last Tuesday, Nov. 8. Some made history by becoming the first in their community to be elected to public office.

Middle school students in the Bronx spend their Saturday in test prep classes in hopes of gaining admission to elite high schools.

Program aims at opening elite school doors

Bronx, Education November 16, 2011 at 2:25 pm

The Science Schools Initiative began providing free prep classes to middle school students in the Bronx whose families cannot afford expensive test prep programs. The organization hopes to make the city’s elite high schools within the students’ reach.

‘We feel snubbed,’ say non-Korean pols

East Asian, In the News, Politics, Queens November 16, 2011 at 2:22 pm

While the Korean community praised Mayor Michael Bloomberg for dedicating a town hall meeting to its concerns last month, his decision has caused a backlash. Queens elected officials, including two Chinese-American representatives, want to know why they weren’t invited.

Turmoil in Greece touches Astoria

Economy, Immigration, In the News, Queens November 16, 2011 at 2:18 pm

The collapsing economy of Greece has revitalized the Greek population in Astoria, which in recent years had been declining.

At a redistricting hearing in Manhattan earlier this fall. Asians called for the new boundaries to reflect their growing presence in the city.

Immigrants want redistricting to reflect changing city

East Asian, In the News, New York, Politics November 16, 2011 at 2:12 pm

A decade ago, not one elected official in New York state was of Asian descent. Since then, Asian Americans now hold one seat in the State Assembly, two in the City Council, and the position of NYC comptroller. While this comes from the growing population and increased participation in voting, it also results from redistricting. With a new redistricting process in the works, immigrants hope that the new boundaries will reflect the true face of New York.

Number of Korean voters falls

East Asian, In the News, New York, Politics November 14, 2011 at 5:23 pm

The number of Korean Americans registered to vote in New York City has declined by nearly 10 percent over the past year. According to a report released on Nov. 4 by MinKwon Center for Community Action, a non-profit organization, as of the end of October, the total number of KoreanRead More

Medicare fraud debate in Korean community

East Asian, Health, In the News, Metro Area, Opinion November 14, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Medicare fraud occurs in the Korean American community often because the elderly do not realize the gravity of committing the fraud, and because of hospitals taking advantage of elderly men and women with limited English-language skills.

Dr. Jorge Piña, founder of the Metapoesía Movement in the Dominican Republic.

Latino writers between a feather and a hard place

Bronx, Culture, Education, Latino November 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Hispanic writers stress the need for local publishing houses that would publish and distribute the works of writers who write in Spanish, as well as media coverage and cultural spaces to present their work.

Members of the New York Coalition to Expand Voting Rights, activists, and students rallied on Nov. 7 to highlight that thousands of legal residents will not be able to vote in the following day's elections because they are not citizens.

Queens neighborhoods shortchanged

Featured Posts, Immigration, Politics, Queens November 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm

A press conference was held on Nov. 7 calling to allow legal residents the right to vote in local elections.

Filipino wins Jersey election

Metro Area, Opinion, Politics, Southeast Asian, Uncategorized November 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Rolando Lavarro’s win for city councilmember of Jersey City, NJ was a historic moment for the city’s Filipino American community.

Filipino wins Jersey election

Metro Area, Opinion, Politics, Southeast Asian, Uncategorized November 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Rolando Lavarro’s win for city councilmember of Jersey City, NJ was a historic moment for the city’s Filipino American community.

Hispanics win elections in NJ

Latino, Metro Area, Politics, Uncategorized November 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Several Hispanic nominees triumphed in state and local elections in the Garden State on Nov. 8.

Celebrating in Englewood Cliffs, with Gloria Oh.

Korean-Americans win elections in NJ

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics, Uncategorized November 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Korean Americans win councilmember seats in Englewood Clilffs and Harrington Park, both in New Jersey, increasing the number of Korean American councilmembers in the state to six.

Patel Brothers, a South Asian food store in Jackson Heights.

South Asian flavors in Jackson Heights

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens November 11, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Take a taste tour of a new hub of South Asian food in Jackson Heights.

Remembering Flight 587

Remembering Flight 587

Dominican, Featured Posts, Latino, Queens November 11, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Saturday, November 12, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587.