Monday, 21 April 2014

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Shutdown of NYPD Surveillance Unit Welcomed

Shutdown of NYPD Surveillance Unit Welcomed

Muslim and civil rights groups were pleased, but some have lingering worries about the NYPD.

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Korean Assaulted by McDonald’s Manager Sues for $10M

Korean Assaulted by McDonald’s Manager Sues for $10M

Community leaders say the attack by a McDonald's manager demonstrates how poorly Koreans are treated and that the lawsuit should raise awareness of such mistreatment, The Korea Times and Korea Daily noted in their coverage.

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Indian-American Brooklynite Wins Pulitzer for Poetry

Indian-American Brooklynite Wins Pulitzer for Poetry

Vijay Seshadri won the Pulitzer Prize for his collection of poems, "3 Sections." News India Times talks to the poet and professor about his multicultural background and how it influences his writing.

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Buddhist Temple Hopes to Draw Young Cambodians

Buddhist Temple Hopes to Draw Young Cambodians

Cambodians come to Wat Jotanaram for prayer, meditation, language instruction and meals.

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Korean Community Rallies to Find Missing Dental Student

Korean Community Rallies to Find Missing Dental Student

The Korean press in NY has run numerous stories about Jiwon Lee, the Columbia student who went missing last week. Getting the word out and helping with donations, Koreans and Americans alike continue the search for her.

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Depicting Mumbai’s Jews through Collage

Depicting Mumbai’s Jews through Collage

An Indian-born artist has created a beautiful collection of collages to represent the lives of some of the 5,000 Jews who remain in Mumbai, the blog The Arty Semite reports.

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Korean Food Franchises Swarm into Flushing

Korean Food Franchises Swarm into Flushing

Korean bakeries and coffee shops are popular with customers in Flushing's Chinatown, and competition is strong, reports Korea Daily.

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Reviewing ‘Family Life,’ a New Immigrant Tale

Reviewing ‘Family Life,’ a New Immigrant Tale

Akhil Sharma's new semi-autobiographical novel Family Life is discussed in The Aerogram's new book club.

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Voting on How to Spend Money

Voting on How to Spend Money

Participatory budgeting is getting a boost as more City Council members encourage residents of their district to vote on how to spend discretionary municipal funds, Open City reports.

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Some Chinatown Restaurants Take a Break in April

Some Chinatown Restaurants Take a Break in April

Several Chinatown restaurants are closed this month, because the traditional tomb sweeping holiday, as well as competition from eateries in Queens and Brooklyn, have cut into their banquet business, Sing Tao Daily reports.

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Purveying Korean-Mexican Fusion Food

Purveying Korean-Mexican Fusion Food

A Columbia University grad dreamed up the hot food fad, reports The Korea Times.

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