Category Archives: New York

Asian Organizations in New York City

This is a Google Map of Asian and Asian American resources in New York City. I started this map to help me remember them geographically so I could recommend the nearest “Asian thing” to any given person (New Yorkers are … Continue reading

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Formerly Suspended Shock Jock JV Moves to Revision3

If you grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and you’re in your late 20’s to early 30’s, your familiar with Wild 94.9’s The Dog House, with the team of Elvis, JV and Hollywood. As to what happened with … Continue reading

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Two Performances: Epik High x FM Nationwide Tour and Kollaboration NY

Growing up I’ve always look for Asian American musicians and performers, simply because they were Asian American.  So I would look at people like David Tao, Jin, or others andwhen that wasn’t enough, I would try to find little local … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Banh Mi

One of my fondest memories of coaching The Daughter’s volleyball team was at a long tournament where we had a potluck lunch of tasty Filipino and Vietnamese food (the team was mostly Asian).  Not just standard fare like lumpia but … Continue reading

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Photo Zen: Lower East Side NYC, 1966

(Flickr photo credit: George Eastman House)

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Interviewing Se7en: He Likes Them Countries That’s Hard to Get

Korea based popstar Se7en invited 8asian to his Manhattan crib for an interview on Friday. Very well known in both Korea and Japan, he is now ready to conquer the United States. Friday night, he held a concert at The Circle club in midtown which caters to a mostly Asian audience. Se7en is getting ready to release a full English album with well established guest stars such as Lil’Kim. 8asians met with him for some details, drinks and good times. Continue reading

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On Stereotypes, Assimilation and a Manhattan Bar called Park

Recently I met some friends at a bar called Park, located in downtown Manhattan. Park is one of these trendy, well decorated bar/lounges that have sprung up all across NYC and cater mostly to a young professional/hipster crowd. Like other … Continue reading

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Quang Bao leaves the Asian American Writers’ Workshop

Quang Bao, executive director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, is leaving the organization. The Workshop is a national not-for-profit arts organization devoted to the creating, publishing, developing and disseminating of creative writing by Asian Americans. Members of the workshop … Continue reading

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