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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.

(Courtesy of Hee Sung Lee)

Korean Artists Come to East Harlem

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan 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.

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.

North Korean Defector Tells Story of Torture

North Korean Defector Tells Story of Torture

East Asian, Video February 11, 2015 at 5:24 pm

In this month’s “Asian American Life,” Cho Jin-Hye describes being tortured at the hands of her North Korean captors; remembering civil rights activist Yuri Kochiyama; a visit to the largest Chinese department store in NY; and a button shop that also serves as a contemporary art gallery.

Myongku Gang (Photo via The Korea Times)

Running for Korean Reunification

East Asian, New York, Sports February 11, 2015 at 2:22 pm

A 57-year-old Korean, Myongku Kang, is running from Los Angeles to New York to promote the cause of peaceful reunification of Korea, The Korea Times reports.

Chinatown Meat Market Closes after Half a Century

Chinatown Meat Market Closes after Half a Century

Business, East Asian, Food, History, Manhattan February 5, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Han May Meat Co., a Chinatown fixture for half a century, has closed, reports World Journal.

Atticus Lish at a Sunset Park mosque, where he did research for his book “Preparation for the Next Life.” (Photo by Tyler J. Kelley via The Brooklyn Paper)

Brooklyn Author’s Sources of Inspiration

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Muslim February 3, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Different neighborhoods and spots in New York, including a mosque and Islamic school, served as inspiration for a critically acclaimed new novel, The Brooklyn Paper reports.

People working in the nail industry are choosing nail polish at a Chinese nail supply store at “2014 Fall NY International Nails and Spa Show” in 2014. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Nail Salons Feel Heat of Chinese Competition

Business, East Asian, New York February 3, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Korean nail salons in New York are selling their businesses to Chinese owners, Korea Daily reports.

The Flushing Mall in busier times. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Flushing Mall, Now Closed, is Remembered

Business, East Asian, Queens February 2, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Opened in 2000, Flushing Mall once drew crowds and eager tenants. Now closed, it will be torn down to make way for a new mixed-use development, Sing Tao Daily reports.