Queens

A candlelight vigil was held the evening of Dec. 16 for victims of the Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan (Photo by Mohsen Zaheer for Voices of NY)

NYC Pakistani Community Shocked by Taliban Attack

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian December 17, 2014 at 6:22 pm

In New York, there was widespread horror at the Taliban attack Dec. 16 that left more than 140 dead at the Army Public School in Peshawar.

West Flushing (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Community Backs West Flushing Development

East Asian, Queens, Real Estate December 9, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Reaction within the Chinese community to plans for the redevelopment of West Flushing are mostly positive, World Journal reports.

India Home: A Home Away from Home

India Home: A Home Away from Home

Featured Posts, Queens, Seniors, South Asian, Voices' Picks December 4, 2014 at 11:22 am

India Home, a senior center that offers culturally sensitive care and activities for South Asians, recently opened its fourth location in New York.

Cover via official website

An Astoria Man’s ‘Bosnia List’

Eastern European, Queens November 26, 2014 at 4:59 pm

In his memoir Kenan Trebinčević confronts the war and people of his childhood homeland. And it starts off with a lounge in Astoria named after a Yugoslavian leader, reports Queens Chronicle.

A street view of the western part of flushing (Photo by Angy Altamirano via Queens Courier)

Flushing Groups Request Input on Plans

Queens, Real Estate November 26, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Community representatives are requesting input on city plans to rezone the Flushing Creek area for residential development, Queens Courier reports.

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.