Chinatown in Lower Manhattan is not just about great dumplings and shopping. A new “hyperlocal” website, OurChinatown.org, aims to provide a fuller picture of the community.
Streetwise New York offers tours of “old and new immigrant New York.” We sent reporter Cristina DC Pastor and audio producer Dimple Patel to check out the tour in the city’s largest borough.
But in New York City schools the demand for Chinese-language instruction exceeds the supply. Fi2W Executive Producer John Rudolph interviews reporter Lan Trinh about the explosive interest in Mandarin instruction.
There is growing demand for Chinese language instruction across the U.S. Watch Lan Trinh’s video of a public elementary school in New York that initiated a dual language Mandarin-English program.
The rank and file membership of American labor unions is increasingly made up of immigrants. In this podcast Fi2W’s Cristina Pastor talks about the influence of Asians on organized labor.
Manhattan’s Chinatown lost population over the past decade. New Census figures showing the decline have added to an intense debate about the future of the historic neighborhood.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are among the fastest growing ethnic groups in organized labor. Their increasing numbers in the labor movement has implications for both workers’ rights and election year politics.
Remé Grefalda is constantly on the lookout for books, publications, documents and other ephemera that preserve the Asian immigrant experience. She is the driving force behind a new collection at the Library of Congress -the Asian-American Pacific Islander Collection
A spectacular parade in the heart of Chinatown kicked off the Chinese lunar new year 4709. Larry Tung brings us an audio slideshow of New Yorkers ringing in the Year of the Rabbit.
While Amy Chua’s recent essay has created a new image of Chinese parenting, many different parenting styles are practiced by Chinese Americans.