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.
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.
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.
More and more brand name shops are opening in Flushing, drawing customers and boosting its image, reports Sing Tao Daily.
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.
Chinese shop owners in Bensonhurst have complained to the police about harassment by local teenagers, Sing Tao Daily reports.
Chinese and Chinese-American students were out in force at CUNY’s recent job fair, Sing Tao Daily reports.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A Chinese-American lawyer has launched a Kickstarter campaign to open a night market in Queens in April, Sing Tao Daily reports.
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.
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.