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A candlelight vigil was held the evening of Dec. 16 for victims of the Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan (Photo by Mohsen Zaheer for Voices of NY)

NYC Pakistani Community Shocked by Taliban Attack

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian December 17, 2014 at 6:22 pm

In New York, there was widespread horror at the Taliban attack Dec. 16 that left more than 140 dead at the Army Public School in Peshawar.

From left: Yoonhee Choi, of the Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York, and Paul Yoo, of the Korean American Association of Queens, speak about their plan to  Korean Air, on Dec. 12 at Leonard Square in Flushing. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Groups in NY Call for Boycott of Korean Air

East Asian, Transportation December 17, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Following the “nut rage” incident on Korean Air, Korean-American groups are calling for a boycott of the airline over the company’s actions, reports Korea Daily.

Ellie (Xinrui) Zhu (Photo via World Journal)

How Asian Students Get into Specialized High Schools

East Asian, Education December 16, 2014 at 3:58 pm

A young Chinese-born filmmaker looked at the special factors at work that help Asian students get into specialized high schools, World Journal reports.

An untitled work, 2014, by Byoung Ok Min (Courtesy of the artist)

Defying Labels: Fifteen Korean-American Artists

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Women December 15, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Works by 15 female Korean-American artists are on exhibit in NYC, demonstrating their adherence to distinctive styles that defy labels and conventions.

Holiday Singing for ‘Cookies for Kids’ Cancer’

Holiday Singing for ‘Cookies for Kids’ Cancer’

Culture, East Asian, Youth December 15, 2014 at 3:31 pm

To help fund research on children’s cancer, 3 to 5-year-olds at the Transfiguration School in Chinatown performed Christmas classics in Mandarin Chinese and English.

Nam Wah Tea Parlor on Doyers St. in New York's Chinatown (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

An Immigrant Returns: How to Preserve the Past?

In the last of three articles, Sing Tao Daily reporter Rong Xiaoqing returns to China and assesses development and ways to preserve the past.

Mitsuwa Prepares for the Japanese New Year

Mitsuwa Prepares for the Japanese New Year

Business, East Asian, Featured Posts, Metro Area, Voices' Picks December 12, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Mitsuwa, the largest Japanese supermarket in the tristate area, has seen a decline in Japanese customers since the 1990s but many turn out in December as the community gears up for New Year’s.

(left photo by Brian Jeffery Beggerly, Creative Commons license, right photo by Phil Davis, Creative Commons license)

An Immigrant Returns: Comparing Bike Cultures

In this second of three articles, Sing Tao Daily reporter Rong Xiaoqing returns to China and compares the bike culture of cities there and that of New York.

Diners at a restaurant in Beijing. (Photo by kattebelletje, Creative Commons license)

An Immigrant Returns: Feeling Like a Tourist

In the first of three articles for Voices of NY, Sing Tao Daily reporter Rong Xiaoqing describes her reactions on returning to family and friends in China after several years away.

Shuck Seid (right) (Photo via World Journal)

Legendary Chinatown Auxiliary Officer Steps Down

East Asian, Manhattan, Police December 10, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Shuck Seid, 90, had worked in the NYPD’s auxiliary police force in Chinatown for 40 years, reports World Journal.

Sung Yoon Lee holding an enlarged version of his winnings from the Apollo's Amateur night (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Beatboxer Wows Listeners at the Apollo

Culture, East Asian December 10, 2014 at 1:17 pm

A Korean-American beatboxer won the Amateur Night competition at the Apollo Theater, Korea Daily reports.

West Flushing (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Community Backs West Flushing Development

East Asian, Queens, Real Estate December 9, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Reaction within the Chinese community to plans for the redevelopment of West Flushing are mostly positive, World Journal reports.

(Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Paterson Brings Chinese Immigrant Investors to New York

East Asian, Government, Immigration December 8, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Former NYS Gov. David Paterson hopes Chinese immigrant investors will support a transportation company developing green taxis, Sing Tao Daily reports.

India Home: A Home Away from Home

India Home: A Home Away from Home

Featured Posts, Queens, Seniors, South Asian, Voices' Picks December 4, 2014 at 11:22 am

India Home, a senior center that offers culturally sensitive care and activities for South Asians, recently opened its fourth location in New York.

The dispatch room at Good Luck Car Service in New YOrk. (Photo by Yiqin Shen for Voices of NY)

Chinese Car Service Fends Off Uber

Good Luck Car Service plans to introduce a new mobile app to help it deal with competition from Uber and other e-hailing cab services.