Post Tagged with: "Ron Kim"

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.

P.S. 032 State Street is the only public school in NYC to offer a Korean Dual Language program. (Screen shot via Google Maps)

Assemblymen Seek to Broaden Korean Language Program

East Asian, Education, Queens December 11, 2017 at 6:04 pm

With the Korean Dual Language program offered in only one school in the city, Queens Assemblymen Ron Kim and Edward Braunstein met with DOE officials to urge for an expansion, reports QNS.

Assemblyman Ron Kim speaks about a bill he and state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, left, are pushing to prevent deadly bus crashes like the one in Flushing last month. Young Lim, center, whose husband was injured in the Northern Boulevard collision, came out in support. (Photo by Ryan Brady via Queens Chronicle)

Flushing Officials Seek Tighter Regulations for Private Buses

Government, New York, Queens, Transportation October 27, 2017 at 6:07 pm

Following the deadly bus crash in Flushing last month, Assemblymember Ron Kim and state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, have introduced bills to strengthen regulations on private buses, reports Queens Chronicle.

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.

Alison Tan is challenging two-term Councilman Peter Koo. (Photo by Jon Cronin via Queens Tribune)

Alison Tan, Peter Koo’s Challenger, on Developers and More

East Asian, Elections 2017, Politics, Queens, Real Estate June 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Alison Tan, a Flushing community board member, is challenging City Council member Peter Koo. Her husband Ron Kim of the NYS Assembly initially endorsed Koo, Queens Tribune reports.

Alison Tan announcing her bid to unseat Council member Peter Koo (Photo by Ryan Brady via Queens Chronicle)

Wife of Ron Kim to Run Against Peter Koo

Elections 2017, Politics, Queens May 9, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Alison Tan, the wife of Ron Kim, announced she will challenge City Council member Peter Koo in the upcoming Democratic primary, reports Queens Chronicle.

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In Queens, Koreans React to Escalation of Tensions

East Asian, Queens April 28, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Queens Tribune reports on sentiments within the Korean community in Queens about simmering tensions with North Korea.

On April 24, Assemblymember Ron Kim, middle, speaks at a press conference at Flushing Town Hall in Queens, joined by members of taxi driver associations and South Asian community organizations. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Kim Reintroduces Bill to Raise Penalties for Assault on Taxi Drivers

Immigration, New York, Transportation April 25, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Assemblyman Ron Kim has reintroduced a bill raising the penalties for assault on taxi drivers, Korea Daily reports.

> Assemblymember Ron Kim speaks on the introduction of his new legislation that would protect restaurants from what he calls the city’s “unfair” inspection practices. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Kim Proposes Oversight of Health Inspectors

East Asian, Food, New York February 23, 2017 at 5:06 pm

New York State Assembly member Ron Kim spoke about a bill he co-sponsored that would help protect restaurants from arbitrary health inspections and fines, Korea Daily reports.

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Cuomo Urged to Hire More Asians

Asian, Government May 20, 2016 at 12:05 pm

State Assembly member Ron Kim and others have written to Gov. Cuomo, urging that more Asians be hired for state government jobs, Korea Daily reports.

In front of the center of the Korean American Association of Greater New York, Minsun Kim, the president of the association, and John J. Byun, president of the committee for the campaign, are proposing a toast celebrating the paying off for the defaulted property tax.

Korean American Association Gets a Helping Hand

East Asian, New York May 12, 2016 at 4:42 pm

The Korean American Organization of Greater New York has managed to retain its office building through a successful fundraising campaign, but they are less than happy with what they see as a lack of support by certain members of the Korean community.

Xi-Lou Alison Tan, wife of Assemblyman Ron Kim of Flushing. (Photo via World Journal)

The Woman Behind Assemblyman Ron Kim

Asian, New York, Politics February 13, 2017 at 1:33 pm

Assemblyman Ron Kim’s wife, Xi-Lou Alison Tan, talks to World Journal about how they met and their cross-cultural union.

Yuh-Line Niou addressing supporters after her defeat April 19 in the special election to fill Sheldon Silver's seat (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Niou Vows to Come Back in September

East Asian, Elections 2016, Manhattan, Politics April 21, 2016 at 6:04 pm

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.

Stringer on City Contracts with Asian Americans and More

Stringer on City Contracts with Asian Americans and More

Business, East Asian, Immigration, Media, New York, Politics January 24, 2017 at 12:52 pm

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer spoke about city contracting with Asian-American businesses and other topics at the office of Korea Daily in Long Island City.

New York State Assembly member Ron Kim (far right) and state Sen. Tony Avella (at the microphone) are urging for the reservation of the Flushing West neighborhood redevelopment plan. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Flushing West Plan Needs More Study, Say Lawmakers

Housing, Politics, Queens April 4, 2016 at 6:11 pm

New York State Sen. Tony Avella and New York State Assembly member Ron Kim spoke out against the city’s proposed Flushing West rezoning plan, saying it would lead to overcrowding and more transportation problems, reports Korea Daily.