What is Spotlight?
‘Spotlight’ is an online publication founded by TAP-NY with the mission to spread awareness of the ever-growing Taiwanese American community to our members. This publication features deep-dive interviews with prominent community members across a variety of distinctions.
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For four consecutive years, NY City Park's iconic SummerStage concert series has featured a showcase of Taiwanese musical talents. Dubbed Taiwanese Waves, the show has featured artists across genres from rock to ballads and hip-hop. And according to organizer and...Read More
"My favorite childhood memories were when I visited my grandmother in Taiwan. She'd always cook the most delicious fried rice and pork chop when I got home, and I wanted to share that experience with the world." Fried rice has long been associated with a quick meal...Read More
Muse Games is an independent game development studio based in NYC. The studio is best known for its flagship game Guns of Icarus Online, a steampunk-themed multiplayer first-person shooter. Muse Games is also behind puzzle platformer CreaVures, and is currently...Read More
Live Love Polish was founded in 2014 by Taiwanese Americans Michelle Lin and Wayne Lin and sells a unique collection of high-quality nail polish products. In 2017, both founders were named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Retail and Ecommerce List, and last year, Live...Read More
Taiwanese-American musician Chien Chien Lu plays the vibraphone as part of New York-based indie-jazz band Little BUH. With her bandmate Sebastian Chiriboga, Little BUH recently released their debut EP and will be performing in NYC and in Taiwan. In between...Read More
Wheel cakes (車輪餅) are a popular dessert made from a waffle-like batter cooked in cast iron pans. Named after its rounded shape, this Taiwanese street food staple originates from Japan's imagawayaki and has been localized over time. Today, wheel cakes are a common...Read More
Founded in 2010 by a passionate group of emergency medicine physicians, CityMD is the leading urgent care provider in the New York metropolitan area. In 8 years, CityMD has grown from one Manhattan practice to more than 100 total locations while treating...Read More
Helix Sleep is an e-commerce startup that sells individually personalized, custom-made mattresses. TAP-NY paid a visit to the Helix Sleep showroom and headquarters in New York's Flatiron district to meet with Taiwanese American co-founder, CFO and COO Jerry Lin....Read More
After this year's exclusive tea tasting at Taiwanese tea shop Té Company, we couldn't resist going back for more. Tucked away next to Waverly Place in the West Village, Té Company is an intimate space that focuses on select Taiwanese teas accompanied with...Read More
After TAP-NY's recent data science professional events, we decided to chat with Lee Lin, co-founder and CEO of real estate listing startup RentHop. Lee, a Taiwanese American, is a data geek from MIT who spent years at quantitative hedge funds before founding...Read More