U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) has secured $30 million to help implement the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, the law she co-introduced to fight attacks against Asian Americans in the ongoing pandemic.
How the funds will be used: The money will be provided directly to community-based organizations, fulfilling a key provision in the Act.
A woman previously filmed luring an unleashed dog onto a highway in New York City is now being accused of targeting another Asian dog owner.
What happened: In a viral TikTok video, a white woman — whose identity remains unknown — is seen yelling at another woman behind the camera for walking an “unleashed” dog. She is also accused of hurling racial slurs and spitting at her.
Andrew Yang conceded defeat in the New York mayoral election after falling to fourth place despite his front runner status at the beginning of the election.
Why he’s conceding: Yang was one of the first of 13 Democratic candidates to drop out after results showed former police officer Eric Adams in the lead, according to Bloomberg.
Man Who Stomped on Elderly Chinese Man’s Head Says It Was Retaliation for Korean, Japanese Men Who Robbed Him
A homeless suspect arrested for viciously stomping on an elderly Chinese man in New York City in April says he committed the act in retaliation for an earlier robbery.
Victim accused: Jarrod Powell, 50, identified Yao Pan Ma as one of his two assailants, whom he described as a “Korean guy” and a Japanese man, according to the New York Daily News.
A GoFundMe campaign set up for a Bangladeshi Lyft driver who died after an alleged drunken driver T-boned his car in Maspeth in Queens, New York, has raised over $55,000.
The incident: Mohammed Hossain, 47, was driving with a passenger when a Ford Explorer driven by Erik Chimborazo crashed into his Toyota RAV4 at the intersection of Fresh Pond Road and Elliott Avenue at around 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, reported WLNY.
A group of Asian dancers in New York City was filming a K-pop cover video in Times Square when an unidentified male was caught on camera sexually harassing one of its members.
An uninvited appearance: Yingqi, a member of 404 Dance Crew, was filming a dance cover of “Next Level” by aespa for the group’s YouTube channel on the evening of May 25.
An Asian deliveryman on his way to deliver food on a bicycle was stabbed in broad daylight by another cyclist in New York City on Sunday.
The incident: The 53-year-old victim, whose identity has been withheld, was riding his bicycle near 3480 Fulton St. in Brooklyn’s Cypress Hills neighborhood at around 4 p.m. when he was attacked from behind, reported NBC.
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.
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.
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.
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.