(Image courtesy of Paul Lin via Times Ledger)

A Dose of Therapeutic Art in Flushing

Culture, East Asian, Queens March 4, 2015 at 4:51 pm

Using objects from nature, Taiwanese-born Paul Lin creates botanical therapeutic art, now on view at the Queens Botanical Garden, reports Times Ledger.

Forest Hills Asian Association co-founder Edwin Wong (center), state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. and others celebrate the official launch of the newly formed civic group at a Lunar New Year celebration at Jade Eatery on Feb. 24. (Photo via Queens Chronicle)

Asian Association to Serve All of Forest Hills

Asian, Business, Queens March 3, 2015 at 1:23 pm

The Forest Hills Asian Association looks to help people and businesses from all backgrounds, reports the Queens Chronicle.

Peter Liang has wanted to be a police officer since his youth. (Photo via World Journal)

Peter Liang’s Mother Issues Statement

Brooklyn, East Asian, Police March 2, 2015 at 5:05 pm

The mother of officer Peter Liang has issued a public statement, printed in World Journal, that expresses condolences to Akai Gurley’s family and tells how despite family objections, Peter became a police officer, a desire of his since childhood.

Chef Dale Talde (Photo via Asian Journal)

Talde Brings Filipino-Inspired Food to Jersey City

Food, Metro Area, Southeast Asian February 27, 2015 at 12:36 pm

Chef Dale Talde talks to Asian Journal about running his namesake restaurant, his close relationship with his family, and how his upbringing as a Filipino American influences the food he makes.

In Queens, a Festive Lunar New Year

In Queens, a Festive Lunar New Year

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens, Traditions, Video February 26, 2015 at 5:25 pm

A parade, dance performances and a calligraphy exhibit marked some of the Lunar New Year celebrations in Queens this year.

KACE staff attorney Chejin Park (left) and KACE president Dongchan Kim urge Korean-Americans to sign the petition against Shinzō Abe addressing a joint session of Congress. (Photo courtesy of KACE via Korea Daily)

Koreans Oppose Japan’s PM Addressing Congress

East Asian, History February 26, 2015 at 1:57 pm

KACE has started a petition drive among Korean Americans to oppose an address to a joint session of Congress by Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, Korea Daily reports.

Chinatown last week (Photo by Richie S, Creative Commons license)

Mapping the Lunar New Year Festivities

Asian, Featured Posts, Traditions February 24, 2015 at 3:31 pm

From Staten Island to Sunset Park and Flushing, up to the Bronx and of course Chinatown, check out articles, photos and videos from the community and ethnic press of celebrations that took place for the Lunar New Year.

(Courtesy of Hee Sung Lee)

Korean Artists Come to East Harlem

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Voices' Picks February 23, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Observing the Lunar New Year, Korean style, was a family affair for painter Hee Sung Lee and her flute-playing son Han Chung Eun.

Neaplese community leader Shailesh Shrestha with City Council member Danny Dromm at a meeting to inform the community about IDNYC in early February. (Photo via Shrestha's TV show)

Informing Nepali Speakers About IDNYC

Government, Queens, South Asian February 23, 2015 at 4:20 pm

To combat immigration concerns and language barriers, Nepali-speaking organizations are working to educate the community on IDNYC and its benefits. Council member Daniel Dromm also addressed the community, reports Queens Chronicle.

Melchor Evangelista, chef at Grill 21(Photo via The FilAm)

Sampling Filipino Food

East Asian, Food, Manhattan February 20, 2015 at 4:35 pm

An 8-year-old restaurant in New York’s Gramercy area serves up authentic Filipino dishes such as dinuguan made of ox blood, The FilAm reports.

New Chinese Consul General Wants to ‘Chat’

New Chinese Consul General Wants to ‘Chat’

East Asian, Technology February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm

The Chinese Consulate in NYC will have a new WeChat social media account to keep Chinese residents and visitors informed, the consul general announced at a New Years celebration, reports SinoVision.

Waejong Kim, a co-owner of Loopy Mango, wearing a hat she knitted (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Starts Loopy Knitting Craze

Business, East Asian, New York February 18, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Korean Waejong Kim, co-owner of the Loopy Mango yarn store in SoHo, has seen the store’s signature yarn products take off globally, Korea Daily reports.

Fried peony puffs (Photo by Jane Zhang via Sing Tao Daily)

Dim Sum Chef is Busy for the Lunar New Year

East Asian, Food, Traditions February 17, 2015 at 1:35 pm

A top dim sum chef demonstrates the care with which fried “peony blossoms” and other Chinese specialties are prepared for the Lunar New Year, which begins Feb. 19. Read the story from Sing Tao Daily.

Peter Liang in Brooklyn court on Feb. 11 (Photo via World Journal)

Opinion: No Chinese Should be a Scapegoat

Brooklyn, East Asian, Opinion, Police February 16, 2015 at 10:43 am

In an editorial, World Journal says that many Chinese worry that NYPD officer Peter Liang, indicted by a grand jury for murder, may be made into a scapegoat for racial tensions between the police and Black communities. But the paper warns against a rush to judgment.

Eddie Huang’s creative spirit also created a Jeremy Lin bao during the peak of Linsanity. (Photo via World Journal)

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ and into BaoHaus

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Media February 13, 2015 at 8:07 pm

Taiwanese eatery BaoHaus on East 14th St. is seeing an uptick in business thanks to the success of ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat,” which is based on the memoirs of BaoHaus owner Eddie Huang, reports World Journal.