Queens

Wan Su Lee in his Flushing medical office. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Fulfills Dream as Flushing MD

East Asian, Health, Queens November 20, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Wan Soo Lee, fulfilled a dream and studied to be a doctor in the Dominican Republic. One third of the Korean pediatrician’s patients are Hispanic, Korea Daily reports.

Chinese Art Group Brings Collectivism to Queens

Chinese Art Group Brings Collectivism to Queens

Culture, East Asian, Queens, Video November 19, 2014 at 12:44 pm

The Queens Museum exhibited works of Chinese art group Polit Sheer Form Office, which draw on the artists’ experiences growing up in a collective society. reports SinoVision.

A Closer Look at the Nepalese New Year

A Closer Look at the Nepalese New Year

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian November 17, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Rituals and dances from the Nepalese New Year’s festival of self-purification known as Mha Puja can be see in this video.

(Photo by Scott Akerman, Creative Commons license)

Korean Family Split After Father’s Action

East Asian, Queens, Youth November 11, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Using corporal punishment to discipline his son resulted in a Korean father being banned from contact with his son, The Korea Times reports.

Carmen Velásquez was elected in last Tuesday’s vote. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Ecuadorean Judge Makes History

Queens, South American November 10, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Ecuadorean Carmen Velásquez is the first South American to be elected judge for the Queens Supreme Court, El Diario reports.

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and YANA founder Sal Lopizzo stand in front of an iHelp workstation at YANA. (Photo via The Wave)

A New Post-Sandy Stress Relief Program

Environment, Health, Queens November 3, 2014 at 2:42 pm

A new post-Sandy stress relief program that can be accessed via computer, phone or mobile device is being introduced by the Mental Health Association of New York City, The Wave reports.

Flushing's Democratic assemblyman Ron Kim (Photo by Peter C. Mastrosimone via Queens Chronicle)

Flushing’s Ron Kim on His Record

East Asian, Politics, Queens October 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Flushing’s Ron Kim, who is being challenged for his assembly seat by Republican businessman Phil Gim, pointed to his accomplishments in a wide-ranging interview with Queens Chronicle.

Judge Carmen Velásquez at the Consulate of Ecuador in Manhattan. She's seeking the support of the community in her quest to become NY State Supreme Court judge. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

A First for the NY State Supreme Court?

Latino, Politics, Queens October 31, 2014 at 3:56 pm

If elected as a New York State Supreme Court judge on Nov. 4, Queens Civil Court Judge Carmen Velásquez would be a historic victory for the Ecuadorean community, reports Queens Latino.

Leslie Ramos (Photo via Queens Latino)

82nd Street Partnership Names New Leader

Business, Queens October 30, 2014 at 8:59 pm

The 82nd Street Partnership, the BID in Jackson Heights, has a new executive director, Leslie A. Ramos.

State Sen. Jose Peralta is one of many uncontested incumbents (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

On Nov. 4, One-Third of NY’s Seats Uncontested

Bronx, New York, Politics, Queens October 30, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Fully one-third of the races for the NYS legislature feature uncontested candidates. Gotham Gazette and City Limits explore the phenomenon in a joint report.

Members of the Tibetan community praying at a recent Lakhar in Jackson Heights (Photo courtesy of Pasang G Sherpa)

Tibetans in NY Eagerly Await Dalai Lama

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens, Voices' Picks October 30, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Tibetans in the New York area, who will go to the Javits Center to hear the Dalai Lama on Nov. 5, try to maintain their religious and cultural ties, with some of them meeting weekly in Jackson Heights.

(Photo by Fumi Nakamura via Queens Courier)

‘MOVE WITH US’ – Immigrant Tales in Queens

Culture, Immigration, Queens October 29, 2014 at 6:10 pm

“MOVE WITH US,” a new video featuring 167 immigrants posing at different locations in Queens, premieres Nov. 7 at the Queens Council on the Arts, Queens Courier reports.

Guatemaltecan Edgar Cifuentes opened The King of Tacos, where the Salvadoran restaurant La Joya de Cerén used to be. (Photo by  Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Two Years after Sandy, Hispanics in Rockaway Get Back on Their Feet

Latino, Queens October 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Many Latinos hit by Hurricane Sandy have repaired their homes and reopened their businesses, El Diario reports.

A Nepali New Year is Celebrated

A Nepali New Year is Celebrated

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Voices' Picks October 27, 2014 at 7:18 pm

In Queens on Oct. 24, about 300 Newah people celebrated their Nepali new year and a ritual purification of the self, Mha Puja.

Luisa Simbaña (Image via Feet in 2 Worlds video)

Capturing Their New Home Through Photography

Culture, Latino, Queens, Video October 22, 2014 at 2:07 pm

A Queens photography class gets Latino immigrants to open their eyes, and lenses, to the beauty of their new surroundings, as captured in a video from Feet in 2 Worlds.