Handling the ‘ISIS Effect’

Handling the ‘ISIS Effect’

Bronx, Brooklyn, East Asian, Education, Muslim, Video March 30, 2015 at 2:50 pm

In this episode of “Independent Sources”: The CLEAR Project educates and provides services to Muslims and others caught in the government’s counterterrorism dragnet; “The Bronx Memoir Project” tells stories of the Bronx, as written by its residents; the city’s first dual-language English-Japanese public school program.

In a kindergarten in Fujian Province, China, many children are U.S. born and raised by grandparents. (Photo courtesy of parents via World Journal)

Adjustment Problems When Children Sent to China Return to U.S.

East Asian, Education, New York March 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm

When Chinese children of immigrants are sent to China at a young age then return, both the children and their parents may suffer adjustment problems, World Journal found in a series of reports.

Staffers at Englewood  Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey at their first Korean language class. (Photo via Korea Daily)

In NJ, Learning Korean to Better Serve Patients

East Asian, Health, Metro Area March 27, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Staff members at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center eagerly signed up for Korean classes in a bid to better serve and communicate with the Korean patients who use the hospital, Korea Daily reports.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Since his campaign for the mayoral position in 2013, Mayor de Blasio has rarely made an appearance in Chinatown, writes Sing Tao Daily's Lotus Chau. De Blasio is pictured here during his public advocate tenure at Better Chinatown Society's Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival on Feb. 9, 2013. (Photo via Flickr/Creative Commons license)

Opinion: de Blasio Doesn’t Care About Asians

Asian, Government, New York, Opinion March 19, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Failure so far to add the Lunar New Year to the school calendar, participate in Asian-related celebration events, or set foot in Chinatown suggests Mayor Bill de Blasio has been disregarding the Asian community, argues a commentary piece in Sing Tao Daily.

A Week of Asian Art

A Week of Asian Art

Asian, Culture, Manhattan March 19, 2015 at 12:15 pm

In this video report, SinoVision gives a preview of Asia Week New York in which museums and cultural organizations across Manhattan exhibit and promote art from the continent to art specialists and enthusiasts.

Sung-sil Kim holding a drawing of her stepson and wearing his student ID (Photo by Yehyun Kim for Voices of NY)

In NY, Sewol Ferry Disaster Moms Urge Further Investigation

East Asian, Featured Posts, New York, Voices' Picks March 18, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Two mothers of students on the Sewol ferry when it sank off the south coast of Korea a year ago are arguing in a tour of the Northeastern U.S. that the hull should be refloated and a thorough investigation be conducted.

Children at a dual language education school happily perform and celebrate the year of the goat. (Photo via World Journal)

Lunar New Year Holiday, Delayed by Mayor, Inspires Open Letter

Asian, Culture, Education, New York March 17, 2015 at 6:01 pm

Elected officials joined Rep. Grace Meng in sending a letter to the mayor on the “lack of progress” in adding the Lunar New Year to the public school calendar, reports World Journal.