Children will get to celebrate the Lunar New Year without having to miss school. (Photo by Fenix_21, Creative Commons license)

Finally, Lunar New Year Is on the School Calendar

Asian, Education, New York, Traditions June 23, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Asian communities in the city chalked up a victory June 23 when Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that the Lunar New Year would go on the school calendar as a holiday. Sing Tao Daily reports on the community’s reaction.

On Mott Street (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

South Asian Businesses Making Inroads in Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, South Asian June 16, 2015 at 3:09 pm

More and more gift shops in Chinatown are being run by South Asians, some of whom are subletting from Chinese businesses that hold 10-year leases, reports Sing Tao Daily.

A former employee of Broadview Tours shows several bad checks from the travel agency to Eddie Chiu, the president of the Lin Sing Association.

Bad Checks, Phony Reservations from Chinatown Travel Agency

Crime, East Asian, Transportation June 3, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Hundreds of people who made reservations through a shuttered Chinatown travel agency are trying to get their money back. Their losses are estimated to total more than $1 million, reports Sing Tao Daily.

SkyView Center (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Flushing Sees More Brand-Name Shops

Business, Queens May 7, 2015 at 8:17 pm

More and more brand name shops are opening in Flushing, drawing customers and boosting its image, reports Sing Tao Daily.

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.

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.

Chyanne Chen of Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Students Active at CUNY’s Job Fair

East Asian, Education, Labor April 21, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Chinese and Chinese-American students were out in force at CUNY’s recent job fair, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Teariffic Cafe, a milk tea shop at 51 Mott St., was forced to close because of burdensome rental costs. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

High Rent Pushes Shops out of Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Real Estate April 10, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Chinatown rents are rising for many businesses, forcing some to move to Brooklyn or Queens and others to go out of business, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Le (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Seniors Walk the Runway in East Harlem

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Seniors, Women March 25, 2015 at 2:21 pm

Chinese seniors, who now account for 10 percent of participants at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program in East Harlem, modeled traditional Chinese dresses at the program’s annual fashion show, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Community Board 3 (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Activists Say Chinatown Needs a Municipal ID Center

East Asian, Government, Manhattan March 24, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Community groups and board members underscored the need for a permanent municipal ID application center in Chinatown to serve the neighborhood’s large immigrant and senior population, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Long-distance bus companies may have to turn to locations outside of the busy streets of Chinatown to get approval for stops. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Long-Distance Bus Company to Establish Stop on Edge of Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Transportation March 23, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Asian Express Travel’s successful request for a bus stop away from the saturated streets of Chinatown may trigger more long-distance bus companies to turn to relatively remote locations to set up stops, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Since his campaign for the mayoral position in 2013, Mayor de Blasio has rarely made an appearance in Chinatown, writes Sing Tao Daily's Lotus Chau. De Blasio is pictured here during his public advocate tenure at Better Chinatown Society's Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival on Feb. 9, 2013. (Photo via Flickr/Creative Commons license)

Opinion: de Blasio Doesn’t Care About Asians

Asian, Government, New York, Opinion March 19, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Failure so far to add the Lunar New Year to the school calendar, participate in Asian-related celebration events, or set foot in Chinatown suggests Mayor Bill de Blasio has been disregarding the Asian community, argues a commentary piece in Sing Tao Daily.

Rendering of Queens Night Market (from www.queensnightmarket.com)

Chinese Lawyer Eyes a ‘Night Market’ in Queens

Business, East Asian, Food, Queens March 16, 2015 at 12:22 pm

A Chinese-American lawyer has launched a Kickstarter campaign to open a night market in Queens in April, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Students from Emma Lazarus High School with Judy Yung at far right (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Angel Island, Young Chinese Poets and the Immigrant Experience  

Culture, East Asian, New York March 12, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Chinese high school students in New York presented poems about their immigrant experience at a reading of poems written a century ago by Chinese detainees at Angel Island in California, Sing Tao 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.