Korean community organizations and the Korean Consulate General are providing aid in the wake of the fire in Edgewater, New Jersey, that destroyed most of the Avalon apartment complex, reports The Korea Times. Twenty percent of the residents are of Korean descent.
The 7 train that serves Flushing, plagued by construction delays, will have normal service during the Lunar New Year in February, World Journal reports.
A New York-based Korean association is launching a campaign, The Korea Times reports, to encourage Americans to use the term “Lunar New Year” rather than “Chinese New Year” to refer to the celebration, which falls on Feb. 19 this year.
In “Tala,” Korean-Chilean playwright Kyoung H. Park blends stories of couples around the time of Sept. 11 – of 1973 in Chile and 2001 in the U.S. – who get tangled up in conflicts of identity, government and immigration, reports Downtown Express.
More people not of Korean background are taking Korean language lessons, schools in the city report to The Korea Times.
Some wonder, reports Sing Tao Daily, whether a Long Island Chinatown will be developed, given the recent growth of the Chinese population and brisk sales of homes to Chinese buyers.
A new exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan offers a window on Japan for NYC kids.
With the market for Korean customers saturated, Korean businesses in NY are hiring Chinese speakers and advertising directly to Chinese customers, The Korea Times reports.
World Journal speaks to a cosmetic surgeon and Chinese students to get their take on eyelid surgery and other procedures on the rise in local Asian communities.
Japanese artist Shu Ohno makes sculptures from toys and other found objects and calls them “The Doodles.”
Korean leaders are hoping to gain passage in the new congress of the Partner with Korea Act, which would offer the “E-4 visa” to skilled workers from Korea, Korea Daily reports.
A vigil was held in remembrance of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, sponsored by numerous associations in the neighborhood, The Villager reports.
A year after a notorious incident, Korean seniors feel more welcome at the McDonald’s on Parsons Boulevard in Flushing, The Korea Times reports.
Two immigrant friends demonstrate the complex ingredients and fragrant flavors of Burmese home cooking.
The planned closing of St. Joseph’s Church in Chinatown has upset congregation members, many of whom are Chinese immigrants, Sing Tao Daily reports.