Queens

At the Colombian Day Parade in Queens (Photo by Andrea González-Ramírez via El Diario)

A Weekend of Parades

Bronx, Culture, Dominican, Queens, South American July 27, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Three national parades – of the Dominican, Peruvian and Colombian communities – took place last weekend in the tri-state area, El Diario reports.

Assi Plaza, part of the Flushing waterfront plot recently purchased for development by Chinese-American and Chinese companies. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Money from China to Build a New Complex in Flushing

Business, East Asian, Queens, Real Estate July 21, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Chinese investors are joining Chinese-American investors to help develop some waterfront property in Flushing, Sing Tao Daily reports.

A sign on the door of Mustang Thakali Kitchen restaurant in Queens announcing a TPS clinic. (Photo by Anuz that for Voices of NY)

Nepalese Have Many Questions re TPS

East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens, Voices' Picks July 14, 2015 at 4:26 pm

Free clinics are being held in Queens and elsewhere to help Nepalese answer questions they may have about the U.S. government’s temporary protected status program.

Councilmember Daniel Dromm looks on as Julio’s brother Ted Rivera (l.) and Ted’s daughter Jenny hold a poster commemorating Julio. (Photo via Gay City News)

How a Murder 25 Years Ago Changed Queens

LGBTQ, Queens July 13, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Twenty-five years after Julio Rivera was killed in Jackson Heights, gay activists reflect on gains made by the Queens LGBT movement, Gay City News reports.

David Glukh (Photo courtesy of David Glukh)

Performing Polkas in Flushing

Culture, Eastern European, Queens July 10, 2015 at 7:49 pm

Russian-born musician, musicologist and educator David Glukh performs polkas with his band at Flushing Town Hall on July 12.

On July 2, taekwondo instructor Seok-hyun Ji taught students at the McGoldrick Community Library in Flushing. (Photo courtesy of Queens Library via Korea Daily)

Taekwondo and More at a Queens Library

Culture, East Asian, Queens, Youth July 9, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Taekwondo is among the many offerings in Korean culture at the McGoldrick Community Library in Flushing, Korea Daily reports.

Protesters gathered at Athens Square in Astoria the evening of July 1 to say 'OXI," or "no," to demands being made on Greece by the European Commission, The European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. (Photo by Dinos Avlonitis)

In Astoria, OXI Spells Solidarity with Greece

Greek Americans disagree about many things related to the crisis in their home country, but all agree that their government has the right to negotiate.

An Indo-Caribbean walking tour of Richmond Hill included a stop at the Hindu temple Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir. (Photo by Anthony Giudice via Queens Courier)

A Walking Tour to Help Indo-Caribbean Community

Caribbean, Queens, Social Services July 2, 2015 at 4:13 pm

A walking tour of spots frequented by the Richmond Hill Indo-Caribbean community addressed ways to help a population that has “exploded” in the past decade, finds Queens Courier.

The South Asian community held a discussion, followed by a vigil, on the Charleston shooting and racial violence in the U.S. (Photo via News India Times)

A South Asian Vigil for Charleston

African American, Queens, South Asian July 2, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Nearly 150 members of the South Asian community gathered at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights to discuss the Charleston shooting and racial violence in the U.S., from an immigrant perspective, reports News India Times.

(Photo via News India Times)

Honoring the Best High School Cricket Players

Bronx, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Manhattan, Queens, South Asian, Sports June 30, 2015 at 3:15 pm

News India Times reports on the June 20 competition between high school cricket players from around the city.

Nepali gathering in Jackson Heights at Diversity Plaza following the earthquakes in Nepal in April. (Photo by Christina Schreil via Queens Chronicle)

Protected Status Granted for Nepali Here

East Asian, Immigration, Queens June 25, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Nepali in the U.S. can receive temporary protected status that allows them to remain in the U.S. for a period of 18 months.

Build It Back Director Amy Peterson, third from left, gives an overview of the current status of the Breezy Point and Rockaway rebuilds at a rebuilt home on 24 Graham Avenue. (Photo by Mark C. Healey via The Wave)

Build It Back: Finally, Some Progress

Housing, Queens June 22, 2015 at 2:23 pm

The Build It Back program finally seems to be making progress, reports The Wave.

Journalist Eveline Chao sits down with longtime Flushing local Pearl Chow at Dumpling Galaxy. (Photo by Eveline Chao via Open City)

At Home in Flushing Since 1947

East Asian, History, Queens June 18, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Longtime Flushing local Pearl Chow speaks to Open City about growing up at a time when very few Asian residents lived in the neighborhood.

Getting Help to Nepal

Getting Help to Nepal

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Video June 16, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Nepali immigrants in New York continue to work hard to get clothing, medical supplies and other items to the victims of the earthquakes.

The entrance to Queens Theatre in Flushing Park and its director, Taryn Sacramone. (Photos via Queens Latino)

Opinion: An End to Latino Artistic Expression in Queens

Culture, Latino, Opinion, Queens June 11, 2015 at 4:32 pm

In an opinion piece, Javier Castaño of Queens Latino mourns the loss of the Latino Cultural Festival, which comes at a time when city officials say they want to encourage cultural activities in city neighborhoods.