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Gentrification hurting Chinatown neighborhoods across the U.S.

Faced with a proliferation of luxury housing and chain stores, America’s Chinatowns risk extinction as new immigrants are priced out of city centers, an advocacy group said Wednesday. A study found that foreign-born residents have become a minority in the Chinatowns of New York, Boston and Philadelphia. The number of…

NY Chinatown bus in another deadly crash

NEW YORK – Two people died and dozens were injured in the second fatal accident of a bus from New York’s Chinatown in a matter of days, police said Tuesday. The bus running from Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood to Philadelphia sped off the tarmac and along the grass divider on the…

Chinese in stew over California shark fin threat

SAN FRANCISCO — Chefs in San Francisco’s Chinatown are sharpening their knives to defend the right to serve shark fin soup, a staple in high-end Chinese restaurants in the city. Two local assemblymen have proposed a law to ban the transport and sale of shark fins in California, which would…

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