Tag: NYC

The Murder of Zhiwen Yan, Delivery Driver

Update: Alleged Killer Glen Hirsch found dead at home Aug. 5, 2022 https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/public-safety/2022/08/05/alleged-killer-of-chinese-food-delivery-driver-found-dead The man accused by authorities of killing a Chinese food delivery man in April was found dead by sheriffs with a gunshot wound to his head Friday, the man’s attorney said. Glenn Hirsch, 51, was out on $500,000 bail and ordered by… Read more »

Demand NYC MTA to build safety barriers to prevent people being pushed onto the subway tracks

Michelle Go Change.org Petition for Safety Barriers

https://www.change.org/p/new-yorkers-demand-mta-to-build-safety-barriers-to-prevent-people-being-pushed-onto-the-tracks At least 4 Asians have been shoved towards the tracks in about 6 months. At least 50 people have lost their lives  in just  the first 8 months of 2021 (as reported by NY Post using MTA records)having been hit by a train and others have narrowly escaped death. THAT IS OVER 6 PEOPLE… Read more »

Vigil held to honor Yao Pan Ma in East Harlem

Anti-Asian incidents in NYC increased by 343% to 133 in 2021 compared to 30 incidents the previous year By Anna Lucente SterlingManhattan PUBLISHED 4:00 PM ET Jan. 21, 2022 Dozens of people gathered on Friday morning in East Harlem to honor Yao Pan Ma, the 61-year-old man who died on New Year’s Eve from injuries… Read more »

Friends, officials gather to honor Times Square subway victim Michelle Go

NBC Michelle Go Vigil in NYC

Vigils and events also held in San Francisco and Fremont, CA “We always saw her as a rock who would drop everything for her friends,” one friend said. Jan. 19, 2022, 11:51 AM PST / Updated Jan. 19, 2022, 12:49 PM PSTBy Sakshi Venkatraman Times Square’s famous steps were lit up with candles Tuesday night to honor the… Read more »

Reflections: Asian American woman rides subway with fear

NYC Subway signs

Posted By Barbara YauJanuary 17, 2022 By Barbara Yau, AsAmNews Staff Writer Asian Americans across this country are mourning Michelle Go who was senselessly killed after being shoved onto the New York City subway tracks this past weekend. It has spurred widespread discussion about rising subway crimes and anti-Asian hate on news outlets and social… Read more »

Asian woman pushed into oncoming NYC subway train & dies

Michelle Alyssa Go

AsAmNews Posted By Randall January 15, 2022 Police in New York are investigating the death of an Asian American woman pushed into an oncoming subway train, reports NBC New York. Authorities describe this as an “unprovoked attack.” It happened in Times Square near the 42nd and Broadway Street subway station. Investigators told ABC7 News paramedics… Read more »

Asian woman is robbed and pushed onto the subway tracks in NYC’s Times Square

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10196459/Asian-woman-robbed-pushed-subway-tracks-NYCs-Times-Square.html Interesting that several U.S. press outlets do not mention the ethnicity of the victim. Is it proper for them to presume that this is not relevant to the story? How does an editorial board of a media organization draw that conclusion in decisive fashion? E.g., in this piece perhaps you can deduce that the… Read more »

Asian Woman Viciously Attacked in Front of Her Queens Home Receives Outpouring of Support and Donations

By Ruth Bashinsky First Published November 29, 2022 A 62-year-old Asian woman described as a “gentle” person who “helps everybody” was brutally attacked outside of her Queens home in what police are investigating as a possible hate crime, according to published news reports. GuiYing Ma was attacked on Friday, allegedly by Elisaul Perez, 33, who is accused… Read more »