Author Archives: Larry Tung

About Larry Tung

A native of Taiwan, Larry Tung was a political reporter for the English-language Taiwan News before moving to New York in 2000. Upon receiving his M.F.A. in Television Production from Brooklyn College, he has been a journalist, an independent documentary filmmaker and an educator. His films have been shown in numerous film festivals in North America and Europe. Currently he writes a column on immigrant communities in New York City for the Online Journalism Award-winning Gotham Gazette. He also teaches video production at Kean University in Union, New Jersey.
A dragon at the Chinese New Year parade in Chinatown

Chinatown Rings in the Year of the Dragon

Thousands of New Yorkers celebrated the arrival of the Year of the Dragon over the past two weeks. Reporter Larry Tung was one of them, and he brings us an audio slideshow from the annual Chinese New Year parade in Manhattan’s Chinatown.

Development in Chinatown

Activists Say Chinatown Should Get Special Zoning

Community organizers and preservationists say Chinatown needs special zoning to maintain its character and long-term residents. They want 50 percent of units in new housing developments to be set aside for low income tenants.