In Queens, a Festive Lunar New Year

In Queens, a Festive Lunar New Year

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens, Traditions, Video February 26, 2015 at 5:25 pm

A parade, dance performances and a calligraphy exhibit marked some of the Lunar New Year celebrations in Queens this year.

A waste facility in the south bronx (Photo by Sarah Crean via New York Environment Report)

Fighting for ‘Waste Equity’ in Trash-Burdened Areas

Bronx, Brooklyn, Environment, Health, Politics, Queens February 25, 2015 at 5:18 pm

A bill before the City Council would help to promote greater “waste equity” and relieve three neighborhoods – the South Bronx, North Brooklyn and Southeast Queens – of the heavy waste processing burden they carry for the city’s trash, reports New York Environment Report.

Neaplese community leader Shailesh Shrestha with City Council member Danny Dromm at a meeting to inform the community about IDNYC in early February. (Photo via Shrestha's TV show)

Informing Nepali Speakers About IDNYC

Government, Queens, South Asian February 23, 2015 at 4:20 pm

To combat immigration concerns and language barriers, Nepali-speaking organizations are working to educate the community on IDNYC and its benefits. Council member Daniel Dromm also addressed the community, reports Queens Chronicle.

Congregants at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Flushing. (Photo by Eric Jankiewicz via The Queens Courier)

Historic Flushing Church Facing Demolition

African American, History, Queens, Religion February 19, 2015 at 3:39 pm

A Flushing Church which served as a stop on the Underground Railroad in the 19th century faces demolition, and some congregants are concerned, reports the Queens Courier.

Screenshot from "Claiming our Voice." (Photo by Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel, courtesy of Fine Grain Films)

Screening Films About Immigrant Women in Queens

Culture, Immigration, Queens, Women February 18, 2015 at 4:59 pm

The varied experiences of immigrant women in New York will be represented in a new film series scheduled to begin Feb. 27 in Maspeth, Queens Courier reports.

LaGuardia Students Capture the ‘Faces of Islam’

LaGuardia Students Capture the ‘Faces of Islam’

Education, Muslim, Queens February 9, 2015 at 6:11 pm

The photo exhibit at the Queens Museum displays the diverse faces of LaGuardia students and staff as well as city officials and activists, reports Times Ledger.

(Photo by Thomas Hawk, Creative commons license)

Opinion: The Rockaways Need More Than a Ferry

Opinion, Politics, Queens February 6, 2015 at 5:16 pm

An editorial in The Wave expresses disappointment at what Mayor Bill de Blasio had to say about the Rockaways.

LGBT Network CEO David Kilmnick, at the podium, announcing plans to open four ‘Q Centers’ in Queens, which will provide a wide range of services to members of the LGBT community. (Photo by Christopher Barca via Queens Chronicle)

LGBT Centers Planned for Queens

LGBTQ, Long Island, Queens February 5, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Long Island-based LGBT Network plans four new centers in Queens, and won’t shun conservative neighborhoods, Queens Chronicle reports.

The Flushing Mall in busier times. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Flushing Mall, Now Closed, is Remembered

Business, East Asian, Queens February 2, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Opened in 2000, Flushing Mall once drew crowds and eager tenants. Now closed, it will be torn down to make way for a new mixed-use development, Sing Tao Daily reports.

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Making the Case for Change in Greece

Politics, Queens, Western European January 28, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Days before the Syriza party triumphed in the Greek elections, speakers in NY explained its anti-austerity position and encouraged Greeks to vote, The National Herald reports.

Lunar New Year’s Resolution: 7 Train Service to Remain Normal

Lunar New Year’s Resolution: 7 Train Service to Remain Normal

East Asian, Queens, Transportation January 23, 2015 at 5:50 pm

The 7 train that serves Flushing, plagued by construction delays, will have normal service during the Lunar New Year in February, World Journal reports.

An employee of “Forever Together” putting up a poster in Chinese in Flushing. (Photo courtesy of Forever Together)

Korean Businesses Chasing Chinese Customers

Business, East Asian, Queens January 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm

With the market for Korean customers saturated, Korean businesses in NY are hiring Chinese speakers and advertising directly to Chinese customers, The Korea Times reports.

(Photo by Eric Jankiewicz via Queens Courier)

Proposals for Mosque in Flushing Rejected by Locals

Muslim, Queens January 14, 2015 at 12:25 pm

The mosque would have given the 400-strong South Asian and African congregation a permanent home, reports Queens Courier.

Ribbon cutting for the new legal services annex at the Jamaica office of City Council member Ruben Wills. (Photo by Salvatore Licata via Queens Courier)

Offering Legal Services to Immigrants in Queens

Immigration, Queens January 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm

City Council member Ruben Wills will offer expanded legal services to immigrants, Queens Courier reports.

The McDonald's at Parsons Blvd. in Flushing.  (Photo via The Korea Times)

One Year Later, Korean Seniors Welcome at McDonald’s

East Asian, Queens, Seniors January 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm

A year after a notorious incident, Korean seniors feel more welcome at the McDonald’s on Parsons Boulevard in Flushing, The Korea Times reports.