A Korean American who studied dentistry and turned to teaching was honored by the Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York, Korea Daily and The Korea Times report.
Home to the largest Sri Lankan community in the United States, Staten Island has “several extraordinary Sri Lankan restaurants.” A Gay City News reporter pays a visit to one of them, Lakruwana.
Politicians in the Korean community met with industry representatives to discuss ways to avoid a crackdown by state authorities on the salons, Korea Daily reports.
Asian-American poets Monica Ong and Wo Chan read works concerning issues often silenced in their communities, at the “So Fukien Poetic” poetry reading in Dumbo. SinoVision attended the event at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop.
Punjabi Deli on the Lower East side relies on the business of cabbies. A proposal for a “temporary stand” hasn’t mollified the deli owners, The Lo-Down reports.
The DOT is planning a redesign of Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights, Queens, and recently revealed plans formulated with input from the community, Queens Chronicle reports.
World Journal reports on Chinese owners and workers at nail salons reacting to the news that Gov. Andrew Cuomo would tighten regulations on the industry.
State Assembly member Ron Kim is sponsoring a bill that would explicitly require the Commission on Increasing Diversity in state government to include the Asian population in its reports on minority hiring, Korea Daily reports.
The late Chinese-American artist Ching Ho Cheng was well-respected for his work at a time when almost no Asian-American artists were visible in the New York City art scene. SinoVision visits Shepherd Gallery where his pieces are on display through May 16.
Excerpts from the Korean-language press in New York reflect the continuing reactions within the community to both the New York Times articles on the nail salon industry and Gov. Cuomo’s announcement of an investigation.
Filipino Restaurant Week runs for the first time in the metro area from May 11 to 23. The FilAm attended the launch event.
A Brooklyn resident accuses a Sunset Park business of taking advantage of new immigrants and charging for IDNYC application services, reports World Journal.
Korean nail salon owners disputed the detailed New York Times report on wage theft and labor abuses in the industry in articles that ran in The Korea Times and Korea Daily.
Flushing Town Hall is hosting an exhibit through May 31 of modern-day minhwa, or painting of the people, by Korean artist JaiChoon Kim.
Bangladesh native Farzana Fatema turned her hobby of henna tattooing into a business thanks to social media, reports Times Ledger.