Tenzen Tsering (Photo via Times Ledger)

‘Most Respected Tibetan Chef in Queens’ Opens New Restaurant

Asian, Food, Queens April 1, 2015 at 10:43 am

World-renowned Chef Tenzen Tsering, of GangJong Kitchen in Jackson Heights, has opened a second Tibetan restaurant – Punda in Sunnyside, which he hopes will make the neighborhood “happier and healthier,” he tells the Times Ledger.

A recent demonstration against the expansion of the 82nd BID to Roosevelt Avenue. (Photo by Javier Castaño for Queens Latino)

Opinion: 82nd Street Partnership and the ‘Politics of Exclusion’

Business, Opinion, Queens March 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm

An opinion piece in Queens Latino argues that the recent agreement on the expansion of the 82nd Street BID to Roosevelt Avenue does not take sufficient account of dissenting views.

Author Heather Won Choi (back center) read from "Eugene's Unsuspecting Journey" to an audience of fifty children at Queens Library in Flushing. (Photo via Korea Daily)

A Korean Mother’s ‘Unsuspecting Journey’

East Asian, Health, Queens March 23, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Drawing from the loss of her son, Heather Won Choi conceived the children’s book “Eugene’s Unsuspecting Journey” with a message of instilling courage in kids, reports Korea Daily. She read from her book to children and donated copies in English and Korean to the Queens Library.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in middle, at York College (Photo by Tess McRae via Queens Chronicle)

Liberia’s President Addresses Young Women in NYC

African, Queens, Women March 20, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Liberia’s president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf discussed the challenges of Ebola and rebuilding her country after civil war at a Women’s History Month event at York College in Queens, reports Queens Chronicle.

Rendering of Queens Night Market (from www.queensnightmarket.com)

Chinese Lawyer Eyes a ‘Night Market’ in Queens

Business, East Asian, Food, Queens March 16, 2015 at 12:22 pm

A Chinese-American lawyer has launched a Kickstarter campaign to open a night market in Queens in April, Sing Tao Daily reports.

The smoked meats counter at Morscher's Pork Store. (Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya via Brooklyn Based)

Checking out Sleepy Ridgewood

Brooklyn, Food, Housing, Queens March 13, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Brooklyn Based offers a neighborhood guide to Ridgewood, which straddles Brooklyn and Queens.

Jia-Yi He shows off a six-sided wheel harmonica, which lets him change keys at the flick of a wrist. (Photo by Elizabeth Graham via The Brooklyn Paper)

A Chinese Harmonica Virtuoso

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Queens March 13, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Jia-yi He, a Chinese harmonica virtuoso, brings his talents to Brooklyn on March 15, The Brooklyn Paper reports.

A member of the Humanist Party holds a sign in support of peace in Colombia. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Supporting Peace in Colombia

Queens, South American March 10, 2015 at 11:46 am

Queens Latino reports on Colombians in New York who marched in support of efforts in Havana to bring a peaceful resolution to the decades long conflict between the government and the insurgency in Colombia.

BAssinets lined up at a "maternity hotel" (Photo via World Journal

Investigating New York’s Chinese ‘Maternity Hotels’

Brooklyn, East Asian, Health, Immigration, Manhattan, Queens, Women March 9, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Following a number of arrests in connection with Chinese maternity tourism in California, World Journal reports in a series of articles on more than 40 “maternity hotels” in New York City.

Street vendors on Roosevelt Ave. were also included in plans for developing the BID (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Roosevelt Avenue BID Set to Expand

Business, Latino, Queens March 9, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Under the leadership of a new director, the 82nd St. Partnership, also known as the Roosevelt Ave. BID, is set to expand. Leslie Ramos included Latino vendors and others in the discussions, and people are positive about the agreement, which still must undergo an approval process, El Diario reports.

(Photo by Donna Aceto via Gay City News)

An Inclusive St. Pat’s Parade

LGBTQ, Queens, Western European March 9, 2015 at 3:10 pm

St. Pat’s for All, an inclusive St. Patrick’s Day parade, was held in Sunnyside, Queens on March1, drawing city officials and others, including many unlikely to attend the March 17 parade, Gay City News reports.

Preparing parshaaday in Richmond Hill (Screen shot via Open City)

Preparing Parshaaday in a Queens Gurdwara

Food, Queens, South Asian March 5, 2015 at 12:07 pm

At the Sikh gurdwara in Richmond Hill every Sunday, volunteers prepare up to 9,000 Punjabi rotis to serve to anyone who comes, for free, reports Open City.

A student from KGSA offers a dental consultation at a free health checkup event held  Feb. 28 at a senior center in Corona (Photo courtesy of KCS Korean American Senior Center of Corona)

Offering Korean Elderly Free Checkups

East Asian, Health, New York, Queens, Seniors March 5, 2015 at 11:56 am

The Korean Graduate Students Association at NYU gave dental and other health consultations to seniors to thank the first generation for the struggles they endured to settle in the U.S., reports Korea Daily.

(Image courtesy of Paul Lin via Times Ledger)

A Dose of Therapeutic Art in Flushing

Culture, East Asian, Queens March 4, 2015 at 4:51 pm

Using objects from nature, Taiwanese-born Paul Lin creates botanical therapeutic art, now on view at the Queens Botanical Garden, reports Times Ledger.

Forest Hills Asian Association co-founder Edwin Wong (center), state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. and others celebrate the official launch of the newly formed civic group at a Lunar New Year celebration at Jade Eatery on Feb. 24. (Photo via Queens Chronicle)

Asian Association to Serve All of Forest Hills

Asian, Business, Queens March 3, 2015 at 1:23 pm

The Forest Hills Asian Association looks to help people and businesses from all backgrounds, reports the Queens Chronicle.