Queens

(Photo courtesy of "No Le Digas a Nadie" via Queens Courier)

Documentary Captures Life of Flushing Immigrant

Immigration, Queens August 31, 2015 at 9:24 pm

“No Le Digas A Nadie” (Don’t Tell Anyone) follows the life of Angy Rivera as she goes from an undocumented immigrant to a DACA recipient and will be screened Sept. 2 in Long Island City, reports Queens Courier.

Willets Point, as seen from Citi Field in April, may stay much the same in the near future as plans to redevelop the area are on hold. (Photo by Michael Gannon via Queens Chronicle)

Whither Willets Point?

Business, Queens, Real Estate August 28, 2015 at 3:46 pm

The development of a mall, affordable housing and other parts of a plan for Willets Point are in jeopardy now that the de Blasio administration has declined to join real estate developers in contesting a July ruling against them, reports Queens Chronicle.

The traveling KIMFF, to be held in Queens Aug. 29, will benefit the rural school in Solukhumbu, Nepal which was severely damaged in the recent earthquake. Outdoor classrooms have been set up. (Photo courtesy of Ngima Pakhrin)

Nepali Film Fest to Benefit Rural School

Queens, South Asian August 26, 2015 at 5:10 pm

On Aug. 29 Nepali films will be screened in Elmhurst, Queens, with proceeds from the event going to a rural school in Nepal severely damaged by the recent earthquake.

John Dunleavy ( left), Command Master Chief Christian Detje from the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, and other leaders at the 2015 Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan. (Photo by Lt. Matthew Stroup, Creative Commons license)

Ousted Chair of St. Patrick’s Parade Threatens Legal Action

Culture, Manhattan, Queens, Western European August 26, 2015 at 4:19 pm

At a meeting with supporters, the former chair of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade, John Dunleavy, had strong words for the organization, LGBT supporters, the Irish government, and the Irish Voice, which reported on the event.

Elected officials say that some ground has been won against the “chicas cards” but that the war is not over. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Latino Neighborhood Rife with ‘Chicas Cards’

Queens August 26, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Prostitution promoted through business cards handed out on the streets remain visible in Hispanic neighborhoods despite a crackdown in 2011, El Diario reports.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D.- Astoria) with Assembly member Aravella Simotas (D. -Astoria) and Greek-american leaders, at a press conference (Photo courtesy of Rep. Maloney's office)

Let Greeks Access Remittances, NY Pols Say

Queens, Western European August 24, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Politcians and community leaders from Astoria, Queens, urged U.S. financial officials to pressure the Greek government to permit access to millions of dollars in remittances, various local publications report.

Ali Najmi (Photo via Times Ledger)

Ali Najmi Feels Like a Winner in Queens Race

Politics, Queens, South Asian August 20, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Lawyer Ali Najmi is confident he’s running a winning campaign for the 23rd district council seat in Queens, writes Times Ledger.

Recent immigrant high schoolers often find it hard to be admitted by a college they like due a lack of English proficiency. (Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Chinese High Schoolers Try to Delay Graduation

East Asian, Education, Immigration, Queens August 17, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Some Chinese students at John Bowne High School in Flushing want to repeat a grade or even go into a lower grade in order to improve their English and increase their chances of attending a good college, finds World Journal.

(Photo by Kinue Imai Weinstein for Voices of NY)

Burmese Baptist Church Holds Fundraiser

East Asian, Queens, Religion August 14, 2015 at 1:13 pm

The 500-member Myanmar Baptist Church of Glendale, New York, held a fundraiser in Sunnyside, Queens on Aug. 8.

The car wash industry employs many Latino workers (Photo via Queens Latino)

Queens Car Wash Workers Sue for Wages

Labor, Queens August 12, 2015 at 11:44 am

Queens car wash workers have sued a busy car wash owner for wages owed them. Some have worked two decades at the car wash, earning $6 or $7 an hour, reports Queens Latino.

From Henna to Latter Day Santos

From Henna to Latter Day Santos

Culture, Manhattan, Queens August 12, 2015 at 9:02 am

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” interviews two female artists – Farzana Fatema, a henna artist who demonstrates her skills on camera, and Rodríguez “Roca” Calero, who intertwines spirituality and urban culture in her artwork.

Victims Carlos Norena (left) and Carlos Londoño have not lost hope of finding justice. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Three Years On, Queens Ponzi Scheme Case Unsolved

Crime, Latino, Queens August 7, 2015 at 10:44 am

Despite FBI intervention, the case of the Ponzi scheme that ripped off 400 Latino immigrants in Queens seems stalled three years later, El Diario reports.

Co-owner Zio Kwon (with blow dryer in hand) at Ggumizio Hair Club, which he opened with his wife Joanne Jun in Bayside seven years ago. (Photo by Madina Toure via Times Ledger)

Korean Couple Does Hair at Ggumizio

Business, East Asian, Queens August 6, 2015 at 10:30 am

Joanne Jun, who owns Ggumizio Hair Club in Bayside, Queens, with her husband Zio Kwon, tells Times Ledger she values the opportunity to do the hair of people from different backgrounds.

The YWCA of Queens held a panel on human trafficking led by Kendrick Ross (left), Rita Abadi, Jimmy Lee and Mary Caparas.  (Photo by Christine Spagnuolo via Queens Chronicle)

Human Trafficking in Queens

Crime, Queens August 5, 2015 at 11:18 am

A YWCA of Queens event aimed to spread awareness of the fact that human trafficking takes place right in the borough, reports Queens Chronicle.

A store on Union St. near Flushing Commons (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Merchants Suffer During Flushing Commons Construction

Business, East Asian, Queens July 31, 2015 at 11:03 pm

Korean merchants along Union Street in Flushing are suffering declining sales and blame the Flushing Commons development, Korea Daily reports.