Franklin Sim (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean-American Educator from South Bronx Honored

East Asian, Education May 21, 2015 at 7:02 pm

A Korean American who studied dentistry and turned to teaching was honored by the Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York, Korea Daily and The Korea Times report.

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‘Psychedelic-Purple Curry’ and More at Lakruwana on SI

Food, South Asian, Staten Island May 20, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Home to the largest Sri Lankan community in the United States, Staten Island has “several extraordinary Sri Lankan restaurants.” A Gay City News reporter pays a visit to one of them, Lakruwana.

The interior of an Iris Nail shop on Madison Ave. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Specific Steps Urged to Delay Crackdown on Nail Salons

Business, East Asian, Media, New York May 19, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Politicians in the Korean community met with industry representatives to discuss ways to avoid a crackdown by state authorities on the salons, Korea Daily reports.

A ‘So Fukien Poetic’ Reading in Brooklyn

A ‘So Fukien Poetic’ Reading in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Health, Immigration May 15, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Asian-American poets Monica Ong and Wo Chan read works concerning issues often silenced in their communities, at the “So Fukien Poetic” poetry reading in Dumbo. SinoVision attended the event at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop.

Kulwinder "Jani" Singh, co-owner of Punjabi Grocery & Deli, from Tribeca Film Festival video.

A Taxi Stand to Save Punjabi Deli – But ‘There’s a Catch’

Business, Manhattan, South Asian May 14, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Punjabi Deli on the Lower East side relies on the business of cabbies. A proposal for a “temporary stand” hasn’t mollified the deli owners, The Lo-Down reports.

DOT's David Breen, right, shows residents the Department of Transportation’s plans, created after months of considering community input, of a portion of the Diversity Plaza redesign. (Photo by Cristina Schreil via Queens Chronicle)

A Redesign for Diversity Plaza

Asian, Immigration, Latino, Queens May 14, 2015 at 5:52 pm

The DOT is planning a redesign of Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights, Queens, and recently revealed plans formulated with input from the community, Queens Chronicle reports.

(Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Nail Salons React to Cuomo’s Action

Business, East Asian, Immigration, New York May 13, 2015 at 6:49 pm

World Journal reports on Chinese owners and workers at nail salons reacting to the news that Gov. Andrew Cuomo would tighten regulations on the industry.

Ron Kim and representatives of Korean organizations meeting on May 6 in Flushing (Photo courtesy of Korea American Civic Empowerment)

Encouraging Hiring of Asians in State Government

East Asian, Government, Labor May 13, 2015 at 3:12 pm

State Assembly member Ron Kim is sponsoring a bill that would explicitly require the Commission on Increasing Diversity in state government to include the Asian population in its reports on minority hiring, Korea Daily reports.

‘The Five Elements’ of Ching Ho Cheng

‘The Five Elements’ of Ching Ho Cheng

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Video May 13, 2015 at 1:04 pm

The late Chinese-American artist Ching Ho Cheng was well-respected for his work at a time when almost no Asian-American artists were visible in the New York City art scene. SinoVision visits Shepherd Gallery where his pieces are on display through May 16.

The Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York held a press briefing May 8 in Flushing to denounce the New York Times articles about the nail salon industry. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Groups Denounce Nail Salon Critics and Cuomo Action

East Asian, Immigration, Labor, New York May 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm

Excerpts from the Korean-language press in New York reflect the continuing reactions within the community to both the New York Times articles on the nail salon industry and Gov. Cuomo’s announcement of an investigation.

Sampling beef lengua, laing at bacalao and the crisp fish skin chips, and other foods from restaurants participating in Filipino Restaurant Week. (Photo by Vivian Talambiras Cruz via The FilAm)

Two Weeks of Filipino Cuisine

Food, Metro Area, Southeast Asian May 12, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Filipino Restaurant Week runs for the first time in the metro area from May 11 to 23. The FilAm attended the launch event.

A store at 8th Avenue and 50th Street in Sunset Park is accused of selling services to help IDNYC applicants process their applications at official IDNYC sites. (Photo via World Journal)

Fees Charged by Storefront Biz for IDNYC

Brooklyn, East Asian, Government May 11, 2015 at 5:40 pm

A Brooklyn resident accuses a Sunset Park business of taking advantage of new immigrants and charging for IDNYC application services, reports World Journal.

The interior of an Iris Nail shop on Madison Ave. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Nail Salon Owners Deny Wage Abuses

Business, East Asian, Labor, New York May 8, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Korean nail salon owners disputed the detailed New York Times report on wage theft and labor abuses in the industry in articles that ran in The Korea Times and Korea Daily.

JaiChoon Kim standing in front of one of her paintings at Flushing Town Hall (Photo by Yehyun Kim for Voices of NY)

Viewing Korean Minhwa, or ‘Painting of the People’

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens May 6, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Flushing Town Hall is hosting an exhibit through May 31 of modern-day minhwa, or painting of the people, by Korean artist JaiChoon Kim.

Henna art done by Farzana Fatema (Photo courtesy of Farzana Fatema via Times Ledger)

A Grassroots Henna Business in Queens

Business, Queens, South Asian May 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Bangladesh native Farzana Fatema turned her hobby of henna tattooing into a business thanks to social media, reports Times Ledger.