A parade, dance performances and a calligraphy exhibit marked some of the Lunar New Year celebrations in Queens this year.
A bill before the City Council would help to promote greater “waste equity” and relieve three neighborhoods – the South Bronx, North Brooklyn and Southeast Queens – of the heavy waste processing burden they carry for the city’s trash, reports New York Environment Report.
To combat immigration concerns and language barriers, Nepali-speaking organizations are working to educate the community on IDNYC and its benefits. Council member Daniel Dromm also addressed the community, reports Queens Chronicle.
A Flushing Church which served as a stop on the Underground Railroad in the 19th century faces demolition, and some congregants are concerned, reports the Queens Courier.
The varied experiences of immigrant women in New York will be represented in a new film series scheduled to begin Feb. 27 in Maspeth, Queens Courier reports.
The photo exhibit at the Queens Museum displays the diverse faces of LaGuardia students and staff as well as city officials and activists, reports Times Ledger.
An editorial in The Wave expresses disappointment at what Mayor Bill de Blasio had to say about the Rockaways.
Long Island-based LGBT Network plans four new centers in Queens, and won’t shun conservative neighborhoods, Queens Chronicle reports.
Opened in 2000, Flushing Mall once drew crowds and eager tenants. Now closed, it will be torn down to make way for a new mixed-use development, Sing Tao Daily reports.
Days before the Syriza party triumphed in the Greek elections, speakers in NY explained its anti-austerity position and encouraged Greeks to vote, The National Herald reports.
The 7 train that serves Flushing, plagued by construction delays, will have normal service during the Lunar New Year in February, World Journal reports.
With the market for Korean customers saturated, Korean businesses in NY are hiring Chinese speakers and advertising directly to Chinese customers, The Korea Times reports.
The mosque would have given the 400-strong South Asian and African congregation a permanent home, reports Queens Courier.
City Council member Ruben Wills will offer expanded legal services to immigrants, Queens Courier reports.
A year after a notorious incident, Korean seniors feel more welcome at the McDonald’s on Parsons Boulevard in Flushing, The Korea Times reports.