Post Tagged with: "Koreans"

A poster at a bus shelter at Northern and Parsons boulevards in Flushing, put up there by Bayside resident Ted Han, urges people not to be deceived by propaganda from North Korea. (Photo by Ted Han via Queens Chronicle)

Queens Koreans Divided Over Olympics

East Asian, Politics, Queens February 8, 2018 at 4:59 pm

Some Korean immigrants in Queens vehemently oppose North and South Korea coming together for the Olympics, reflecting a generational gap on the issue, finds Queens Chronicle.

Andrea Marra of Jackson Heights is running for Jose Peralta's state senate seat. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Marra via QNS)

Andrea Marra Challenges Jose Peralta

East Asian, Politics, Queens February 8, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Jackson Heights resident Andrea Marra would become the first Asian American in the state Senate and the first transgender member of the state legislature if she wins the race for the District 13 seat, reports QNS.

Council Member Paul Vallone announcing his four-year plan for the Korean community, alongside representatives from the Korean American Association of Greater New York, the Korean American Business Council of New York, Korean Community Services and the Korean American Association of Queens. (Photo via

Queens Council Member Announces Plan for Korean Community

Business, East Asian, Government October 26, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Council member Paul Vallone of eastern Queens released a four-year plan to “empower” the Korean community, with a focus on small businesses, reports Queens Chronicle.

Korean-American guests were reading articles that is about an inauguration of President Donald Trump published in the Korea Times on Jan.20 in Cake House Win, Korea village, Flushing, Queens (Photo via Korea Daily)

‘Please Strive to Revive the Economy and Intensify the Korea-US Alliance’

East Asian, Immigration, New York January 23, 2017 at 5:08 pm

Korean Americans followed the inauguration of Donald Trump closely and talked about their expectations with a reporter from The Korea Times.

On Jan. 13, 2016, members of the New York City Council and representatives of the Korean American Association of Queens New York stood in front of City Hall to celebrate Korean American Day. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Marking 113 Years of Korean Immigration

East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan, Metro Area January 15, 2016 at 1:25 pm

On Jan. 13 in both New York and New Jersey, politicians and representatives of Korean-American organizations celebrated 113 years of Korean immigration to the U.S., Korea Daily reports.

On Sept. 28,  Bomsinae Kim, middle, president of the Korean American Family Service Center of New York, and members of the group announce a plan to march with nearly a hundred Koreans in October to raise awareness of domestic violence in the Korean community. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Marching Against Abuse in the Korean Community

East Asian, New York, Seniors, Social Services, Women, Youth September 29, 2016 at 5:48 pm

Korean organizations plan a march against domestic violence for Oct. 7, reports Korea Daily.

At a press conference on Sept. 2, Dongchan Kim (center), executive director at the Korean American Civic Empowerment for Community, presents the organization’s new report in Korean, “A Guide for New York State Primary Election.”

Despite Decline, Number of Korean Voters in Flushing Still Highest

East Asian, Elections 2016, Politics, Queens September 12, 2016 at 4:56 pm

While the number of Korean voters in Flushing has dropped, the community could still play a critical role, reports Korea Daily, particularly in the 16th Senate District where S.J. Jung is challenging incumbent Toby Ann Stavisky.

Council member Daniel Dromm, chair of the Education Committee (third from left), and leaders of LGBT groups, denounce S.J. Jung at a press conference held in front of Jung’s Flushing headquarters on Sept. 6. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean LGBT Groups Condemn S.J. Jung

East Asian, Elections 2016, LGBTQ, New York, Politics, Women September 9, 2016 at 5:08 pm

Korean and other Asian LGBT organizations were among those speaking out against Queens candidate S.J. Jung over his remarks on same-sex couples, reports Korea Daily.

Hyuk Man Kwon, at left, addressing an earlier meeting of the Borough Council of Palisades Park on July 26. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Urging Korean Interpretation in Palisades Park

East Asian, Metro Area August 25, 2016 at 2:54 pm

The Borough of Palisades Park, half of whose population is Korean, may soon have Korean interpretation at council meetings, Korea Daily reports. 
(Photo by a.tanski, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Elderly Koreans Spending Less After SNAP Cuts

East Asian, Economy, Queens, Seniors June 2, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Elderly Koreans say they’re spending less, and local Korean businesses are noticing, reports The Korea Times.

(Photo by Katie Tegtmeyer, Creative Commons license)

Domestic Violence in Korean Families

East Asian, Metro Area December 1, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Domestic violence in Korean families is attributed to the reluctance to share private family matters and a consequent delay in reporting abuse, Korea Daily reports.

Phil Gim points out Ron Kim's attendance at the June press conference. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Flushing Candidates Spar Over HS Test Issue

East Asian, Education, Politics, Queens October 10, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Legislative proposals to reform the Specialized High School Admissions Test have generated contention between incumbent Ron Kim (D) and challenger Phil Gim (R), who are vying for the State Assembly seat in Flushing, according to articles from Sing Tao Daily.

Leaders of KACE at a press conference Sept. 29 in Flushing, urging that Korean sign petitions asking members of Congrss to vote for the Partner with Korea Act. (Photo via Korea Times)

Opinion: Pass the Partner with Korea Act

East Asian, Immigration, New York, Opinion October 3, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Korean American Civic Empowerment is campaigning for the community to get behind a congressional bill that would give work visas to Korean professionals, according to a New York Ilbo editorial.

At a press conference, representatives from organizations in KAHSPA, joined by  local politicians, encouraged Koreans to visit them and get help. (Photo via Korea Times)

Ask for Help, Korean Families Told

East Asian, Queens, Social Services September 18, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Local politicians and Korean social services organizations recently urged Korean families to ask for help to avoid tragedies such as the murder-suicide that took place on September 9 in Flushing, Korea Times reports.

Members of SPA, the association of single moms, are getting their troubles off their chest.(Photo by SPA via Korea Daily)

Korean Single Moms Say Stereotypes Hurt the Most

East Asian, New York, Women August 13, 2014 at 4:02 pm

The stigma of single motherhood in the Korean community led one parent to form a local support group, reports Korea Daily.