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Franklin Sim (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean-American Educator from South Bronx Honored

East Asian, Education May 21, 2015 at 7:02 pm

A Korean American who studied dentistry and turned to teaching was honored by the Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York, Korea Daily and The Korea Times report.

The interior of an Iris Nail shop on Madison Ave. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Specific Steps Urged to Delay Crackdown on Nail Salons

Business, East Asian, Media, New York May 19, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Politicians in the Korean community met with industry representatives to discuss ways to avoid a crackdown by state authorities on the salons, Korea Daily reports.

A ‘So Fukien Poetic’ Reading in Brooklyn

A ‘So Fukien Poetic’ Reading in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Health, Immigration May 15, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Asian-American poets Monica Ong and Wo Chan read works concerning issues often silenced in their communities, at the “So Fukien Poetic” poetry reading in Dumbo. SinoVision attended the event at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop.

(Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Nail Salons React to Cuomo’s Action

Business, East Asian, Immigration, New York May 13, 2015 at 6:49 pm

World Journal reports on Chinese owners and workers at nail salons reacting to the news that Gov. Andrew Cuomo would tighten regulations on the industry.

Ron Kim and representatives of Korean organizations meeting on May 6 in Flushing (Photo courtesy of Korea American Civic Empowerment)

Encouraging Hiring of Asians in State Government

East Asian, Government, Labor May 13, 2015 at 3:12 pm

State Assembly member Ron Kim is sponsoring a bill that would explicitly require the Commission on Increasing Diversity in state government to include the Asian population in its reports on minority hiring, Korea Daily reports.

‘The Five Elements’ of Ching Ho Cheng

‘The Five Elements’ of Ching Ho Cheng

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Video May 13, 2015 at 1:04 pm

The late Chinese-American artist Ching Ho Cheng was well-respected for his work at a time when almost no Asian-American artists were visible in the New York City art scene. SinoVision visits Shepherd Gallery where his pieces are on display through May 16.

The Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York held a press briefing May 8 in Flushing to denounce the New York Times articles about the nail salon industry. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Groups Denounce Nail Salon Critics and Cuomo Action

East Asian, Immigration, Labor, New York May 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm

Excerpts from the Korean-language press in New York reflect the continuing reactions within the community to both the New York Times articles on the nail salon industry and Gov. Cuomo’s announcement of an investigation.

A store at 8th Avenue and 50th Street in Sunset Park is accused of selling services to help IDNYC applicants process their applications at official IDNYC sites. (Photo via World Journal)

Fees Charged by Storefront Biz for IDNYC

Brooklyn, East Asian, Government May 11, 2015 at 5:40 pm

A Brooklyn resident accuses a Sunset Park business of taking advantage of new immigrants and charging for IDNYC application services, reports World Journal.

The interior of an Iris Nail shop on Madison Ave. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Nail Salon Owners Deny Wage Abuses

Business, East Asian, Labor, New York May 8, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Korean nail salon owners disputed the detailed New York Times report on wage theft and labor abuses in the industry in articles that ran in The Korea Times and Korea Daily.

JaiChoon Kim standing in front of one of her paintings at Flushing Town Hall (Photo by Yehyun Kim for Voices of NY)

Viewing Korean Minhwa, or ‘Painting of the People’

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens May 6, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Flushing Town Hall is hosting an exhibit through May 31 of modern-day minhwa, or painting of the people, by Korean artist JaiChoon Kim.

David Chen with Board Chair Jenny Low in a recent picture. (Photos courtesy of CPC via Sing Tao Daily)

Head of Largest Chinese Services Organization Fired

David Chen, who held the post of executive director of the Chinese-American Planning Council for more than two decades, has been fired by the board. In a lengthy interview with Sing Tao Daily, he explained how his concerns for the welfare of the community have diverged from those of the board.

Supporters of Peter Liang crossing the Brooklyn Bridge (Photo via World Journal)

Liang Case Continues to Draw Opposing Views

East Asian, New York, Police May 1, 2015 at 4:15 pm

World Journal’s English edition reports on a protest in support of NYPD officer Peter Liang, while Bensonhurst Bean reports on an open letter signed by numerous Asian-American organizations saying he “must be held accountable for his actions.”

Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors visited Brooklyn Friends School to dedicate a Peace Pole, and speak to students about the effects of atomic weapons. (Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Remembing Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a ‘Peace Pole’

Brooklyn, East Asian, Education, History, Seniors April 30, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Students at Brooklyn Friends School heard from Hibakusha, survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and witnessed the dedication of a “peace pole” at their school, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Korean Language Association co-president Young Duk Kim and secretary general Sun Geun Lee visited Korea Daily on April 23 to ask for support from Koreans. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Supporting Korean Language Teacher Training

East Asian, Education, New York April 29, 2015 at 2:37 pm

The Korean Language Association is expanding its efforts to support Korean language teacher training in the U.S., Korea Daily reports.

Interior of Tao Huang's dry foods store in Bensonhurst. (Photo by Jane Zhang via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Shop Owners in Bensonhurst Harassed

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian April 27, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Chinese shop owners in Bensonhurst have complained to the police about harassment by local teenagers, Sing Tao Daily reports.