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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 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.

Will fierce competition cause Chinese-owned liquor stores to end up like the restaurants and supermarkets no longer in operation? (Photo by Hubert Lu via World Journal)

Competition Intensifies among Chinese-Run Liquor Stores

Business, East Asian October 27, 2014 at 7:26 pm

With more and more Chinese-run liquor stores getting licensed, fierce competition may drive some out of business, reports World Journal.

On Oct. 22, Gloria Oh, a councilwoman in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, held a press conference charging that she was the victim of a "racist political attack." (Photo via Korea Daily)

NJ Politician Charges Critics With Anti-Korean Racism

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics October 23, 2014 at 6:10 pm

Gloria Oh says flyers have singled her out for criticism in connection with the proposed LG construction because she is Korean American, reports Korea Daily.

Nancy Tong (Photo by Kimberly Conner for Voice of NY)

Brooklyn’s First Asian American District Leader Aims to Help

Brooklyn, East Asian, Politics October 21, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Nancy Tong, the first Asian-American district leader in Brooklyn, wants to help open more pre-K facilities and promote affordable housing for seniors.

Kwang Young Chun in front of one of the works in his "Aggregation" series on view at Hasted Kraeutler Gallery in New York (Photo by Yehyun Kim for Voices of NY))

Korean Artists on View in New York

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Voices' Picks October 21, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Three Korean artists currently are on exhibit in New York, with works using very different materials but demonstrating a common interest in humanity.

Fujimoto’s brother Lee Tae-ki in an old photo (Photo via The Korea Times)

After 45 Years, Japanese-Korean Siblings Speak

East Asian October 20, 2014 at 5:46 pm

A Japanese-Korean woman in New York separated from her brother during World War II finally spoke to him, by phone, for the first time in over four decades, reports The Korea Times.

(Image via Sing Tao Daily)

Fighting for The Dream: A Book about Chinese-American Veterans

East Asian, History October 20, 2014 at 3:56 pm

In this story from Sing Tao Daily, Victoria Moy, the granddaughter of a WWII veteran from Chinatown, uncovers the history of Chinese-American veterans from WWII to Afghanistan – and tells why for her grandfather, serving in the military was the happiest time of his life.

(Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Cafés Go Organic

East Asian, Food, Manhattan October 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Korean cafés and restaurants in New York are adding many organic items to their menus, The Korea Times reports.

(Photo via World Journal)

Future Bleak for Small Businesses in Flushing?

Business, East Asian, Queens October 15, 2014 at 6:01 pm

As development in downtown Flushing drives up rent and property taxes, small businesses must relocate, sublet, split and rent out space, or lay off employees, World Journal finds.

On Eldridge Street in Chinatown (Manhattan), more than a dozen employment agencies – some with signs only in Chinese – target Chinese residents looking for work. (Photo by Daisy Li via World Journal)

In Chinatown, More Jobs Than Workers

East Asian, Labor October 14, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Chinatown employment agencies are having a hard time filling jobs, World Journal reports, with even recent immigrants becoming more selective.

Phil Gim points out Ron Kim's attendance at the June press conference. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Flushing Candidates Spar Over HS Test Issue

East Asian, Education, Politics, Queens October 10, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Legislative proposals to reform the Specialized High School Admissions Test have generated contention between incumbent Ron Kim (D) and challenger Phil Gim (R), who are vying for the State Assembly seat in Flushing, according to articles from Sing Tao Daily.

Dongdaemon Yeopgi Tteokbokki , with Bob's Lunch Box, which opened on West 32nd St. Oct. 5 (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean ‘Snack Food’ Gets Noticed

East Asian, Food October 9, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Korean “snack food” is gaining in popularity in New York, Korea Daily reports.

Thirty-Five Years of Chinese ‘Waves of Identity’

Thirty-Five Years of Chinese ‘Waves of Identity’

East Asian, History, Manhattan October 6, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Organizers of the “Waves of Identity” exhibition on the Chinese-American experience tell SinoVision that it’s relevant to all, especially a series of “provocative” questions whose answers lie in the exhibition and in one’s own experiences.

Korean Parade on Avenue of the Americas

Korean Parade on Avenue of the Americas

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts October 6, 2014 at 6:34 pm

The 34th Annual Korean Day Parade went on despite heavy rain on Oct. 4.