Articles in the Chinatown Category
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When a Small Business Takes a Great Leap Forward

By Michelle Chen | December 15, 2015 | Open City

As Pearl River Mart prepares to close its doors, why the store’s godchild doesn’t want it to be “saved”

Red Plastic Bags All Over Chinatown

By Pearly Huang | November 17, 2015 | Open City

Red is believed to be a lucky color and everyone wants to carry good luck with them. But that symbol of good fortune may soon carry something else: a 10-cent charge.

Good Fortune, Long Life

By Michelle Chen | April 7, 2015 | Open City

A “goddaughter” of one of Chinatown’s oldest and most storied emporiums remembers the store’s Red origins and high-low appeal.

“Money Talks…But Not In My Language”

By Lisa Wong Macabasco | March 3, 2015 | Open City

Barriers to Banking Push Queens Immigrants Towards Alternative, Financial Services

Poll position

By Pearly Huang | December 1, 2014 | Open City

In neighborhoods where Asian American voters lack English fluency, poll workers are the overlooked links to electoral participation.

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