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Chinese Consul General Visits Historic Exhibition on Community

Chinese Consul General Visits Historic Exhibition on Community

Culture, East Asian, History, Manhattan, Video November 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Sun Guoxiang, the Chinese consul general in NY, visited “Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion” at the New-York Historical Society, the first large-scale exhibition on the history and culture of Chinese Americans hosted by a mainstream entity, reports SinoVision.

"Beauty of Beijing" float for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Photo via The China Press)

First-Ever Chinese Float to Debut at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Culture, East Asian November 24, 2014 at 2:29 pm

The first-ever Chinese float, “Beauty of Beijing,” debuts this year at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The China Press reports.

Wan Su Lee in his Flushing medical office. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Fulfills Dream as Flushing MD

East Asian, Health, Queens November 20, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Wan Soo Lee, fulfilled a dream and studied to be a doctor in the Dominican Republic. One third of the Korean pediatrician’s patients are Hispanic, Korea Daily reports.

Chinese Art Group Brings Collectivism to Queens

Chinese Art Group Brings Collectivism to Queens

Culture, East Asian, Queens, Video November 19, 2014 at 12:44 pm

The Queens Museum exhibited works of Chinese art group Polit Sheer Form Office, which draw on the artists’ experiences growing up in a collective society. reports SinoVision.

Marchers at the recent Korean Day Parade in New York (Photo by Yehyun Kim for Voices of NY)

A Korean American Day in New York?

East Asian, New York November 18, 2014 at 3:57 pm

The City Council will soon take up Council member Peter Koo’s resolution to make Jan. 13 Korean American Day, reports The Korea Times.

A Closer Look at the Nepalese New Year

A Closer Look at the Nepalese New Year

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian November 17, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Rituals and dances from the Nepalese New Year’s festival of self-purification known as Mha Puja can be see in this video.

Models strike a pose in Rao’s line Frou Frou at Lend a Hand India’s event “Fashion for Education.” (Photo by Jaclyn Anglis for Voices of NY)

Strutting Saris to Benefit Indian Youth

Culture, Featured Posts, New York, South Asian, Voices' Picks November 17, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Fashion designs adapting saris to western design were modeled at a NYC fashion show to benefit Lend-A-Hand India, a group which supports Indian youth.

(Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Voters on Long Island Mobilized on WeChat

East Asian, Long Island, Politics November 14, 2014 at 5:17 pm

World Journal looks at how WeChat, a popular social media platform among the Chinese, helped to garner an impressive result on Election Day for little-known candidate Doug Lee.

(Photo via Khasokhas)

Nepalese Worship the Sun God – with Some Improvising

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian November 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm

In the absence of holy water, Nepalese made do when celebrating the festival of Chhath, reports Khasokhas.

The space under the foot of Manhattan Bridge is slated to be transformed into Forsyth Street Plaza. (Photo by Chen Chen via The China Journal)

A ‘Mini High Line’ for Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan November 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Construction begins next year to create Forsyth Street Plaza in Chinatown in an area now frequented by the homeless, The China Press reports.

Jamming in Prospect Heights (Photo via News India Times)

Indian Raga in Prospect Heights

Brooklyn, Culture, South Asian November 13, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Musicians playing Indian Raga jam in Prospect Heights weekly, News India Times reports.

(Photo by Orin Hassan, Creative Commons license)

How New York’s Specialized High Schools Compare

Asian, Black, Education, Latino November 12, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Gotham Gazette takes a look at how entrance requirements and demographics compare for specialized high schools in New York, Chicago and Boston.

Sikhs Mark Anniversary of Massacre in India

Sikhs Mark Anniversary of Massacre in India

History, South Asian November 12, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Sikhs gathered at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza to honor the more than 25,000 Sikhs murdered during four days of unrest in India in 1984, reports NYCity News Service.

(Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

Opinion: What’s a Life Worth in Chinatown?

East Asian, Manhattan, Opinion, Transportation November 11, 2014 at 5:50 pm

An opinion piece in Sing Tao Daily asks: Where is Vision Zero in Chinatown? Four recent traffic deaths there have drawn little attention, unlike a death in a Central Park cycling accident.

(Photo by Scott Akerman, Creative Commons license)

Korean Family Split After Father’s Action

East Asian, Queens, Youth November 11, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Using corporal punishment to discipline his son resulted in a Korean father being banned from contact with his son, The Korea Times reports.