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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.

(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.

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.

(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.

Employment agencies are leaving Manhattan's Chinatown. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Employment Agencies Leave Manhattan’s Chinatown

East Asian, Labor, New York November 10, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Once a center for employment agencies in Chinatown, Eldridge Street has lost its luster, and agencies have followed their customers to Sunset Park and Flushing, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Jin Ha Kim (Photo via The Korea Times)

Meet Jin Ha Kim, Violin Maker and Restorer Extraordinaire

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan November 7, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Jin Ha Kim, a Korean immigrant and violin maker now focused on repairing violins and bows, tells his life story to The Korea Times.

An American Story with Chinese Roots

An American Story with Chinese Roots

East Asian, History, Immigration, Video November 5, 2014 at 3:43 pm

On display as part of the New York Historical Society’s “Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion” exhibition is a graphic novel that tells the story of a Chinese-American family – a story that is more relatable than it is unique, reports SinoVision.

Jeremy Whaley (Photo via Korea Daily)

How Taekwondo Changed a Student’s Life

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area November 3, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Eighteen-year-old Jeremy Whaley was introduced to Korean culture and Korean language via taekwondo and says it changed his life, Korea Daily reports.

Flushing's Democratic assemblyman Ron Kim (Photo by Peter C. Mastrosimone via Queens Chronicle)

Flushing’s Ron Kim on His Record

East Asian, Politics, Queens October 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Flushing’s Ron Kim, who is being challenged for his assembly seat by Republican businessman Phil Gim, pointed to his accomplishments in a wide-ranging interview with Queens Chronicle.

Reprint of the map that originally ran in the New York Times, with the offending term circled by The Korea Times (Image from The Korea Times)

Sea of Japan? East Sea? Or Both?

East Asian, Media October 31, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Some Koreans are taking The New York Times to task for referring to the body of water between Korea and Japan as the “Sea of Japan,” The Korea Times reports.

Members of the Tibetan community praying at a recent Lakhar in Jackson Heights (Photo courtesy of Pasang G Sherpa)

Tibetans in NY Eagerly Await Dalai Lama

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens, Voices' Picks October 30, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Tibetans in the New York area, who will go to the Javits Center to hear the Dalai Lama on Nov. 5, try to maintain their religious and cultural ties, with some of them meeting weekly in Jackson Heights.

Members of the Samul-nori ensemble (Photo courtesy of Korean Performing Arts Center)

Bringing Traditional Korean Arts to New York

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts October 29, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Singers, drummers and dancers presented traditional Korean arts at Sympony Space.