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Mayor de Blasio with several young Chinese children. (Photo via World Journal)

Children Sent to China May Return for Pre-K

East Asian, Education, Immigration, New York March 26, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Chinese children who were sent back to China by immigrant parents here may soon return to NYC to take advantage of universal pre-K, World Journal’s English edition reports.

IDNYC (Photo via El Diario)

‘Getting the Municipal ID Was That Easy’

Government, Media, New York March 26, 2015 at 4:42 pm

If back in January it was virtually impossible to apply for the new municipal ID in New York, an El Diario reporter shows that the process has been expedited.

Brooklyn choreographer Reggie Gray is hoping his new Park Avenue Armory show, FLEXN, will introduce a new audience to street dancing and serve as a platform for social reform. (Photo via Brooklyn Based)

‘Flexing’ for Justice

Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Manhattan March 26, 2015 at 4:36 pm

A form of street dance employing rhythmic movement and contortions is on view at the Park Avenue Armory through April 4, reports Brooklyn Based.

Students put pressure on state leaders to approve the DREAM Act. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hunger Strike in Support of the New York Dream Act

Education, Immigration, New York March 26, 2015 at 4:17 pm

More than 50 students started a hunger strike to demand that funds be reinstated in the NYS budget to finance the New York Dream Act, El Diario reports.

A Spin on Chinese Ceramics

A Spin on Chinese Ceramics

East Asian, Manhattan, Traditions, Video March 26, 2015 at 11:57 am

Spin Ceramics sells Chinese ceramics with a modern take. Its SoHo location marks its foray into the U.S. market, reports SinoVision.

The Attorney general's office has named a new board of directors for the Dominican Parade. (Photo via El Diario)

Fired President of Dominican Day Parade: ‘I’ll be Back in 2017′

Dominican, New York, Traditions March 25, 2015 at 3:11 pm

The former president of the NYC Dominican Day Parade told El Diario that “the attorney general has handed the parade over to politicians.”

Cho Hyun-ah, former vice president of Korean Air (Photo via Korea Daily)

Suit Against Korean Air Brought in US Court

Business, East Asian March 25, 2015 at 2:51 pm

The flight attendant who served Cho Hyun-ah, the former vice president of Korean Air who forced a plane to return to the gate, has sued both Cho and the airline in NYS Supreme Court in Queens County, Korea Daily reports.

Le (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Seniors Walk the Runway in East Harlem

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Seniors, Women March 25, 2015 at 2:21 pm

Chinese seniors, who now account for 10 percent of participants at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program in East Harlem, modeled traditional Chinese dresses at the program’s annual fashion show, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Nearly 800 inmates in local and state prison are under 18. (Photo via El Diario)

Pressure Mounts to Stop Trying Minors as Adults

African American, Criminal Justice, Latino, New York, Youth March 24, 2015 at 6:05 pm

The New York State Legislature debates whether to raise the age for imprisonment as an adult from 16 to 18, a measure that would affect mostly Hispanic and African-American youth, El Diario reports.

From the Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery (Photo by Julieta Cervantes courtesy of BAM)

Kodo’s ‘Mystery’ at BAM

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian March 24, 2015 at 5:07 pm

The “Kodo One Earth: Mystery” tour came to Brooklyn, offering a unique experience in a new NYC setting for the group.

Lesléa Newman with the new version of her book, “Heather Has Two Mommies.” (Photo by Steven Senne/Associates Press via The Brooklyn Paper)

Groundbreaking ‘Two Mommies’ Book Rereleased

Brooklyn, Culture, LGBTQ March 24, 2015 at 5:06 pm

“Heather Has Two Mommies,” one of the top ten most frequently challenged books in the 1990s, will be relaunched 25 years after its initial run, reports The Brooklyn Paper.

Community Board 3 (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Activists Say Chinatown Needs a Municipal ID Center

East Asian, Government, Manhattan March 24, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Community groups and board members underscored the need for a permanent municipal ID application center in Chinatown to serve the neighborhood’s large immigrant and senior population, reports Sing Tao Daily.

"We don't live; we survive," said Mexican mother Nancy Vázquez. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Child Poverty Epidemic Sweeps Through New York State

African American, Food, Latino, New York, Youth March 23, 2015 at 6:14 pm

The levels of child poverty in New York state are reaching epidemic proportions and Latino and African-American children are the most affected, El Diario reports.

Long-distance bus companies may have to turn to locations outside of the busy streets of Chinatown to get approval for stops. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Long-Distance Bus Company to Establish Stop on Edge of Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Transportation March 23, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Asian Express Travel’s successful request for a bus stop away from the saturated streets of Chinatown may trigger more long-distance bus companies to turn to relatively remote locations to set up stops, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Author Heather Won Choi (back center) read from "Eugene's Unsuspecting Journey" to an audience of fifty children at Queens Library in Flushing. (Photo via Korea Daily)

A Korean Mother’s ‘Unsuspecting Journey’

East Asian, Health, Queens March 23, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Drawing from the loss of her son, Heather Won Choi conceived the children’s book “Eugene’s Unsuspecting Journey” with a message of instilling courage in kids, reports Korea Daily. She read from her book to children and donated copies in English and Korean to the Queens Library.