Vincent Chin

30 Years After the Murder of Vincent Chin: Where do Asian Americans Stand?

Asian Americans gathered to discuss the legacy of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American man whose tragic death 30 years ago served as a rallying point for pan-Asian American activists.

A dragon at the Chinese New Year parade in Chinatown
Stories

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.

New York State Congressional Districts

Immigrants Want Redistricting to Reflect the Changing City

The redrawing of electoral districts is always a political power play. This year, Asian American activists in New York want to ensure that the community’s political influence is not dissipated by district lines.

A transgender woman in the swimsuit competition at Miss Asia NYC, a transgender beauty pageant (Photo: Larry Tung)
Stories

Beauty Pageant Puts Transgender Asian Immigrants in the Limelight

The Miss AsiaNYC beauty pageant aims to create awareness and establish a supportive community for transgender Asian women in New York, and to reveal just how profoundly the members of this group are on the margins of society.

Chinese Lunar New Year Parade
AudioStories

Chinatown Parade Rings in the Year of the Rabbit

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.

A true tiger mother - Photo: Orchidgalore/flickr

Immigrant Parenting: Tiger Moms, Mouse Mothers and Earning Your Child’s Respect

While Amy Chua’s recent essay has created a new image of Chinese parenting, many different parenting styles are practiced by Chinese Americans.

Singers at Columbus Park, in New York's Chinatown - Photo: Wallyg/flickr
AudioStories

A Video Postcard From NYC’s Columbus Park

Feet in Two Worlds fellow Larry Tung takes a video tour of one of the best-kept secrets in Manhattan’s Chinatown.

The Stonewall Inn - Photo: SpecialKRB/flickr

New Report Shows Gays Are Most Targeted for Hate Crimes

The report by the Southern Poverty Law Center follows a rash of anti-gay crimes in New York. A gay advocate says immigrant members of the LGBTQ community are especially vulnerable.

A bilingual sign promoting voting in the Chinese American community - Photo: Larry Tung
AudioStories

Voter Associations Work to Turn Out Asian Americans in New York’s Election

With help from grassroots groups, Asian Americans are becoming a rising force in New York City politics. Watch Larry Tung’s video documenting their ascent.