The NYPD arrested the 24-year-old man who punched an elderly Chinese American woman in Queens in an unprovoked attack on May 26.
The arrest: The suspect, identified as Christian Batista of Queens, was arrested on Monday morning, according to ABC New York. He has been charged with assault in the second and third degree.
3-Year-Old to Play at Carnegie Hall After Becoming Youngest Elite International Music Competition Winner
Brigitte Xie, 3, will be one of the youngest people to ever perform at Carnegie Hall in New York.
The performance: The young pianist from Ridgefield, Conn., became the youngest first-place winner of the Elite International Music Competition earlier this spring, which landed her a performance in the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition in November, according to New York Post.
The NYPD deployed personnel from its scuba team and the Emergency Service Unit K-9 Division as the search continues for the 80-year-old man in Willowbrook Park in Staten Island, New York.
The details: Je Park appeared to “vanish without a trace” while visiting the park with his daughter, Jean, and 6-year-old granddaughter on May 27, Staten Island Live reported.
New York police are searching for a man accused of beating an Asian woman with a cane at a subway station in Manhattan last month.
What happened: The 23-year-old woman was on her way to an internship at a hospital when she came across the unidentified assailant, who struck her with his walking cane.
A New York federal judge ordered a nursing agency and recruiter to pay $1.56 million on Tuesday, for threatening the Filipino nurses they brought to the U.S. with large fines if they prematurely left their jobs.
Breach of contract: Prompt Nursing Employment Agency LLC, which conducts business as Sentosa Services, was found to have violated the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and broken its contract with threats to harm the nurses financially, reported Bloomberg Law.
A homeless man charged for sucker-punching a 55-year-old Asian woman in New York City’s Chinatown has a lengthy rap sheet, including multiple arrests for arson and assault in the past year.
The latest: Alexander Wright, 48, was charged with multiple crimes for Monday’s incident, which occurred around 6:15 p.m. on Bayard Street.
Actor Danny Glover stood with the AAPI community and called for justice and action to be taken at a #StopAsianHate rally in New York City’s Chinatown.
The rally: Local healthcare union workers and Manhattan Chinatown residents rallied together in lieu of the anti-Asian violence on May 27.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Deborah Lauter, executive director of the Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes (OPHC), officially launched the Partners Against the Hate (P.A.T.H.) FORWARD initiative that will help tackle hate crimes in New York City.
The initiative will consist of a partnership with six anchor organizations selected by the city to help reduce bias crimes and expand reporting and services for victims, an announcement explained on Thursday.
After weeks of rumors, NY State Sen. John Liu (D-Queens) has officially backed Andrew Yang in the NYC mayoral race.
Why this endorsement matters: As the first Asian American elected to office in NYC, Liu’s endorsement is highly coveted for a growing Asian American electorate.
‘Representation Matters’: Evelyn Yang Criticizes New York Daily News For ‘Racist’ Cartoon of Husband Andrew
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include a statement addressing the New York Daily News cartoon.
Evelyn Yang, the wife of New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang, recently condemned a “racist” New York Daily News cartoon of her husband.
The Urban Justice Center, a nonprofit organization that supports New York’s marginalized groups through advocacy and legal representation, has been actively helping street food vendors get back on their feet while also feeding the hungry through its Street Vendor Project (SVP).
Commuters and a quick-thinking subway operator saved an Asian man from certain death after he was thrown onto train tracks in Queens in New York on Monday morning.
The incident: Local authorities are looking for the suspect who pushed the 36-year-old victim onto the southbound tracks at the 21st-Queensbridge Station at around 7:45 a.m. just as an F train was arriving, reported NBC Bay Area.