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The Story of My Name

By Rong Xiaoqing | May 24, 2016 | Open City

A Chinese American writer recounts her struggles with Chinese characters, the Roman alphabet and two different naming conventions in her journey to have her name right.

Shadow of the Shutter

By Esther Wang | June 18, 2015 | Open City

How Asian small business owners are negotiating community and commerce in Baltimore

Happy (Radio) Days

By Wena Poon | May 6, 2015 | Open City

A novelist recalls her childhood steeped in Chinese radio plays heard on the Singapore airwaves.

The Black Poster

By Mei Schultz | February 24, 2015 | Open City

A mysterious black poster sends one Columbia University student down a transnational college application rabbit hole.

Architecture Reincarnated

By Thomas Mariadason | October 1, 2014 | Open City

Queens temples break from Western architecture and remake old buildings into new spaces for divine encounters

How Eighth Avenue Became Chinese

By Tarry Hum | September 19, 2014 | Open City

Urbanist Tarry Hum’s new book on Sunset Park looks at the economic, cultural and land use shifts in the waterfront Brooklyn neighborhood.

The Hustle: Foraging in Forest Park

By Tanwi Nandini Islam | July 16, 2014 | Open City

They tasted like a vanilla pudding—sweet and light. I’d long wondered if these berries were safe to eat, but Chin seemed to be nibbling without worry…

Summer Nights, Part 2

By Marina Budhos | June 5, 2014 | Open City

Parkway itself will lose its luster, its sense of magic ascendance. And I will begin my struggle to understand this twin heritage—luminous freedom and oppressive grievance.

Night at Mission Chinese: A Sichuan Food Tease

By Katie Salisbury | March 7, 2013 | Open City

Writer Katie Salisbury goes on a quest to Mission Chinese to check out the monster success of Asian hipster cuisine.

New York Post Subway Photo: Is Ki Suk Han’s Last Moment Just Another Cheap Thrill?

By Sukjong Hong | December 7, 2012 | Open City

After the family saw this photo, ‘they couldn’t sleep.’

VIDEO: Classic Coffee Shop, Thirty-Six Years on Hester Street

By E. Tammy Kim | October 25, 2012 | Open City

Meet Carmine Morales, the Lower East Side’s last everyman.

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