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A store on Union St. near Flushing Commons (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Merchants Suffer During Flushing Commons Construction

Business, East Asian, Queens July 31, 2015 at 11:03 pm

Korean merchants along Union Street in Flushing are suffering declining sales and blame the Flushing Commons development, Korea Daily reports.

The cast of "Comfort Women: A New Musical" in a dress-rehearsal at St. Clements Theatre (Photo by Aaron J. Montes for Voices of NY)

‘Comfort Women: A New Musical’ Debuts in NYC

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, History July 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm

“Comfort Women: A New Musical,” about a difficult and controversial episode in history, debuts in NYC.

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The ‘Dirty Laundry’ of Timothy Liu

Culture, East Asian July 29, 2015 at 6:09 pm

SinoVision speaks to poet Timothy Liu, an openly gay Mormon whose latest book, “Don’t Go Back To Sleep,” explores for the first time the “dirty laundry” of growing up as a Chinese American in the ’70s and ’80s.

Workers cheering the decision by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's wage board to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 an hour. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Community Assesses Minimum Wage Hike

Business, East Asian, Labor July 24, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Mixed views emerged from the Chinese community in NYC about the July 21 decision to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Representatives of the Korean community in Palisades Park at a briefing on July 15 following the revocation of the parking fee increase. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Opinion: In Palisades Park, Korean Clout at Work

Business, East Asian, Metro Area, Opinion July 22, 2015 at 5:53 pm

The Korean community in Palisades Park, New Jersey, has succeeded in getting the mayor to reverse a plan to increase parking fees in the business area, which is dominated by Korean-owned businesses, Korea Daily reports.

Assi Plaza, part of the Flushing waterfront plot recently purchased for development by Chinese-American and Chinese companies. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Money from China to Build a New Complex in Flushing

Business, East Asian, Queens, Real Estate July 21, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Chinese investors are joining Chinese-American investors to help develop some waterfront property in Flushing, Sing Tao Daily reports.

A customer of the seafood shop got a ticket right after he parked his car behind a bus. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Relocated Bus Stop in Chinatown Causes New Troubles

Business, East Asian, Manhattan July 20, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Two bus companies have a new stop on Allen Street in Chinatown, and businesses are complaining that customers and delivery trucks are having trouble parking, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Seniors gathered at the Wendy's in Ft. Lee, NJ. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Fort Lee Wendy’s Welcomes Korean Seniors

East Asian, Metro Area, Seniors July 15, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Korean seniors have been frequenting the Wendy’s in Fort Lee, New Jersey, for a decade, and find a warm welcome, in contrast to how seniors at a McDonald’s in Flushing were treated a year ago, The Korea Times reports.

A sign on the door of Mustang Thakali Kitchen restaurant in Queens announcing a TPS clinic. (Photo by Anuz that for Voices of NY)

Nepalese Have Many Questions re TPS

East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens, Voices' Picks July 14, 2015 at 4:26 pm

Free clinics are being held in Queens and elsewhere to help Nepalese answer questions they may have about the U.S. government’s temporary protected status program.

On July 2, taekwondo instructor Seok-hyun Ji taught students at the McGoldrick Community Library in Flushing. (Photo courtesy of Queens Library via Korea Daily)

Taekwondo and More at a Queens Library

Culture, East Asian, Queens, Youth July 9, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Taekwondo is among the many offerings in Korean culture at the McGoldrick Community Library in Flushing, Korea Daily reports.

Awakening Dragons in Times Square

Awakening Dragons in Times Square

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan July 9, 2015 at 2:16 pm

SinoVision attends a dragon boat awakening ceremony held ahead of the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Flushing next month.

Attorney Henry Jung (Photo courtesy of Henry Jung)

Korean Business Owners Held Liable for Harassment

Business, East Asian, New York July 8, 2015 at 5:26 pm

To avoid being held liable for actions by employees, say lawyers, Korean business owners and employers should offer employees anti-harassment and anti-discrimination education and training, The Korea Times reports.

A palace located in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Gustavo M, Creative Commons license)

Travel to Korea Returns to Normal

East Asian, Health July 7, 2015 at 2:59 pm

With the emergence of new cases of MERS in Korea slowing considerably in recent weeks, Koreans in the U.S. are once again making plans to visit Korea, travel agents in the New York area told The Korea Times.

Jian Chang meat shop is the latest victim of changing times in Chinatown (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Another Meat Shop Closes in Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan July 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Another traditional meat merchant operating in Chinatown has fallen victim to changing times and falling sales, and its owner will now focus on wholesale business, Sing Tao Daily reports, while other meat shops diversify the products they sell.

A shop-in-a-shop, Han Yang Books & Music in Flushing with Paris Baguette (Courtesy of Han Yang Books & Music)

Korean Retailers Combine Forces

Business, East Asian, Metro Area July 6, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Some Korean bookstores are deciding to open a shop-within-a-shop, adding coffee shops or other vendors, to reduce costs and boost sales, reports Korea Daily.