Three Chinese men in Sunset Park claim they were discriminated by a gas station owner who called 911 on them, and then insulted by the responding Chinese officer, reports Sing Tao Daily. The owner and cop tell a different story.
Former Republican candidate Lester Chang, who ran in the special election for Sheldon Silver’s seat, was back at his old job during the primaries – poll site coordinator in Chinatown. He speaks to Sing Tao Daily about criticism he received from some in the community and what he learned from campaigning.
Participants of a biao hui, a type of lending circle popular among Fujianese immigrants, say the organizer has stolen close to $2 million of their money and disappeared after behaving strangely, reports Sing Tao Daily.
Elderly Chinese residents of Sunset Park who need mental health services may not be able to access them under a new Department of Health program, Sing Tao Daily reports.
The Chinese-American Planning Society screened “The Lees,” a short film aimed at breaking the taboo of AIDS and HIV in the Chinese community, reports Sing Tao Daily.
About a thousand Chinese seniors in Sunset Park were duped in a Ponzi scheme and collectively may have lost $1 million, reports Sing Tao Daily.
Wing On Wo, an antique shop in Chinatown, is seeing new life after a younger member of the family that owns the store started revamping its image with the help of social media, reports Sing Tao Daily.
Yuh-Line Niou lost the race to complete the remainder of Sheldon Silver’s assembly term, but she vowed to enter the Democratic primary for the seat in September, Sing Tao Daily reports.
Confucius Plaza Apartments has served as fertile ground for votes during election season. This time, two of the candidates – who are fighting for Sheldon Silver’s seat – have close ties to the largest residential building in Chinatown, reports Sing Tao Daily.
A forum on March 28 brought together leaders from the Asian and African American communities to discuss differences and ways toward understanding and collaboration in the wake of Peter Liang’s manslaughter conviction for the killing of Akai Gurley. Sing Tao Daily reported on the event.
Chinese community leaders welcomed Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson’s recommendation that Peter Liang not be imprisoned, Sing Tao Daily reports.
On display at the Chinese American Arts Council is an exhibition on “future wars” by James Wong, an artist Mary Ting met at a mental health counseling program for Chinese immigrants, reports Sing Tao Daily.
The Lunar New Year has been added to the public school calendar in Great Neck, making it the first school district on Long Island to recognize the Asian holiday, reports Sing Tao Daily.
Yungman Lee hopes to boost political participation in the Chinese community ahead of the Democratic primary in which he’s challenging Rep. Nydia Velázquez in a district that includes Chinatown and Sunset Park, Sing Tao Daily reports.
Jenny Hou is returning to prison to finish serving her sentence after an appeals court decision to uphold her conviction. The former treasurer of John Liu’s mayoral campaign speaks to Sing Tao Daily.