Category Archives: New York

Tim Wu Ran for Lieutenant Governor as an Outsider – Loses In Primary

Unfortunately, I have been busy and per-occupied lately. Somewhat recently, The New York Times did an excellent profile of Taiwanese-American (of Canadian decent) of Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu, who was running for Lt. Governor. I had heard and read … Continue reading

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Asian American Hairstylist Gives Homeless Haircuts for Free

Despite a career styling the hair of celebrities like Jeff Gordon at high end salon Three Squares Studio, Mark Bustos takes time every Sunday to give free haircuts to the homeless.   He first started doing this in the Philippines as … Continue reading

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9-Man: No Jokes Street Volleyball

Fans abound for the gritty, fast-paced, Chinatown-style street ball known as 9-man. In the 1930s, Chinese American men began playing 9-man, a street version of volleyball involving nine players (hence the game’s obvious if not well known name) compared to … Continue reading

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8Asians Visits Asian America: Asian American Writer’s Workshop

Visit Asian America. Asian America is not just an identity or an idea, it’s a place as well. It is America, and certain parts of America distinctly embody the Asian American homeland. Join us as we highlight different Asian American … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Vs. The Elderly: The Battle Over Seats

In Flushing, Queens, McDonald’s employees have been battling the presence of a revolving group of elderly Koreans who sometimes sit at the fast food chain’s tables from dawn to dusk. In the past few months, police have been called in … Continue reading

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8$: Tested: Documentary about Students Preparing for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT)

UPDATE: This project successfully raised its funding goal on 10/25/2013 8$ is a series which occasionally highlights interesting crowdfunding projects. Every day, the 8Asians team is inundated by many worthy pitches. We are unable to highlight every one that comes … Continue reading

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Asian American Family in SUV Chased and Attacked by Motorcycle Gang

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ukdkgLYYbw After a fender bender on the road (in which a biker cut off the SUV and was accidentally hit), 33 year-old Manhattan resident Alexian Lien, his wife Rosalyn Ng, and their baby were chased in their black Range Rover … Continue reading

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Asian American Journalists Have Space to Shine In The Changing Industry

Former anchor of The Today Show Ann Curry spoke at the 2013 national convention of Asian American Journalists Association in New York City about keeping faith and passion in the changing industry. Before a flight to the edge of Syria, … Continue reading

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New York State Outlaws Shark Fin Sales – July 1, 2014

This past July 1st, the ban on shark fin soup took into effect in California. Now, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law the banning of the possession and sale of shark fin: “New York is the second … Continue reading

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12 Year old New York Filipina Cites Cyberbulling in her Suicide Note

12 Year old Filipina American Gabrielle Molina committed suicide last month,  citing cyberbullying in her suicide note.  She joins Audrie Potts and other teens and adolescents around the world for whom cyberbullying was a factor in their deaths.    One doesn’t … Continue reading

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2013 Open City Fellowship For Writers

Open City magazine and the Asian American Writer’s Workshop are looking for emerging journalists and writers of color to apply for their 2013 Open City Fellowship through the Asian American Writer’s Workshop. They are looking for five new Fellows for … Continue reading

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New York City Comptroller John Liu Annouces Bid for Mayor

New York City comptroller John Liu announced recently that he is running for mayor, which is not a surprise, since he has always seemed to have openly expressed his ambitions for higher office. As the first Asian American to be … Continue reading

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