Harlem community praises South Korean soul food chain owners and blames anti-Asian hate crimes


Community leaders and local clergy Harem In New York City, we held a rally to celebrate the nearly 40 years of service of Korean-American restaurant owners in the neighborhood.

Community members praised Betty Park, the owner of Manas, a soul food chain, against anti-Asian violence at an event held at Malcolm X Boulevard on April 14. patch..

“We are here today collectively to deal with meaningless hate crimes against Asians in the city.” Evangelist Robert Rice of the Bethel Gospel Rally said at the rally. “We don’t tolerate hate crimes from anyone, whether you’re black, white, or Chinese … it’s unacceptable.”

Brooklyn President Eric Adams and former Chief Financial Officer Ray McGuire, who are competing in the Mayor of New York City race, also attended the event.

Park, a Korean immigrant, opened a fish market in Harlem with his family in 1983. At that time, it was difficult to open the business because the neighborhood did not welcome the influx of Koreans. According to the report, the quarrel at another Korean store evolved into a boycott of a nearby Korean-owned store. 2010 profile of edible Manhattan in the park.

In 1985, a Korean-American chef opened the first Manas. She tried to hire people from her community.

“Most Korean companies were almost completely uninvolved in the community.” Of the food chain of the soul website Read. “”[Park] By hiring employees from the neighborhood, we prioritized being loved by the local community. She has also been active in community groups, churches and the Harlem Police Movement Federation. “

“There is no Betty Park without a harem” Park said at the event.

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