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.

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.

Brooklyn DA on a Special Prosecutor, Peter Liang, and More

Brooklyn DA on a Special Prosecutor, Peter Liang, and More

Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson spoke on a number of topics at a briefing for community and ethnic media held at the CUNY J-School.

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.

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.