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Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

BY: JONATHAN SHIA
As the only full-time employee of KALCA, Sandy Kim faces a constant battle for visibility. Until younger Korean Americans begin to see people who share their same cultural background achieve success in the worlds of public service and politics, she said, they are often hampered by a hesitancy to enter those fields.

New Queens Shelter For Battered Asian Women Meets Growing Need

New Queens Shelter For Battered Asian Women Meets Growing Need

BY SUSIE POPPICK
Linda communicates in rough, hesitant English, often supplementing her limited vocabulary with gestures. When she explains how her ex-husband abused her, she grips her neck, miming choking.
It is hard to use English to speak about her past, Linda says, because she does not always understand or trust the people trying to help her. [...]

At Chinatown’s Edge, Museum Doubles Visitors

At Chinatown’s Edge, Museum Doubles Visitors

BY SUSIE POPPICK
After a month of working down the street from the relocated Museum of Chinese in America, software engineer Nicholas Bergson-Shilcock succumbed to curiosity.
On a sunny Saturday afternoon, he pushed open the museum’s back door on Lafayette Street, just yards from his office. He was immediately stopped by a guard, who sent Bergson-Shilcock around [...]

Nation’s First Filipino Chapel Faces an Uncertain Future

Nation’s First Filipino Chapel Faces an Uncertain Future

BY CLAIR MACDOUGALL

On a quiet street in Chinatown, Manhattan, a small group of congregants sit on wooden pews in a chapel and wait for the priest to begin the evening Mass.

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Population
362,587 people living in New York City were born in China.
Source: 2000 United States Census

Neighborhoods
Chinatown, NY: 42,389
Flushing, Queens: 27,056
Sunset Park, Brooklyn: 19,451
Source: New York City Department of City Planning

Religion(s)
Buddhist, Daoist, Confucianist, Christian

Language(s)
Cantonese, Mandarin, and other regional Chinese dialects

History

“According to a 1990 census, 529,837 Chinese-born people were living in America. Searching for work [...]

Lower East Side School Benefits from Immigrant Work Ethic

Lower East Side School Benefits from Immigrant Work Ethic

BY SUSIE POPPICK
The cafeteria roared with conversation — very little of it in English — and one perplexed student gripped two plastic sporks in one hand, trying to manipulate them like chopsticks.
“That’s how you know a student is new,” said Assistant Principal Rene Anaya. “The students who have been here awhile have gotten used to American customs.”

Margaret Chin Plays Both Front-Runner and Underdog in City Council Race

Margaret Chin Plays Both Front-Runner and Underdog in City Council Race

BY SUSIE POPPICK
If Margaret Chin is growing impatient, she hides it well.
Just two days before New York’s city council Democratic primary, the four-time District 1 candidate breezes into her Chinatown campaign office, a serene smile on her face.
Around the small, fluorescent room, staff and volunteers work the phones — reminding district residents to vote, preferably for Chin — and make rally signs. Not all share Chin’s serenity.

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Tala Al Ramahi

Tala Al Ramahi

After graduating with a degree in Economics from Stanford University in 2007, Tala Al Ramahi applied to numerous jobs in financial consulting [...]