Organizers announced plans for the second annual Flushing Street Festival to be held on Aug. 1. It is expected to be much larger than last year’s, Queens Courier reports.
Plaintiffs in the case against Willet West, the mega-mall portion of the $3 billion Willets Point development, believe appellate justices are receptive to their arguments, Times Ledger reports.
The Vendy Award-winning food truck King of Falafel will expand to a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Astoria, reports Times Ledger.
City officials announced a new 21-step program to revitalize Jamaica, Queens, over the next few years, Queens-based publications report.
Thais in Elmhurst marked the three days of Songkran with a water-pouring ritual and by paying respect to their elders.
With more grant funding supporting its efforts to help women who have suffered from domestic abuse or human trafficking, the New York Asian Women’s Center is expanding into Elmhurst, reports Queens Courier.
Congregants of a synagogue in Jamaica, Queens, celebrated Passover with an Iraqi-style Seder.
Some Willets Point businesses will receive funds to ease their relocation to the Bronx, but others remain opposed to the move, media outlets in Queens report.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Chinese-American lawyer has launched a Kickstarter campaign to open a night market in Queens in April, Sing Tao Daily reports.
Brooklyn Based offers a neighborhood guide to Ridgewood, which straddles Brooklyn and Queens.
Jia-yi He, a Chinese harmonica virtuoso, brings his talents to Brooklyn on March 15, The Brooklyn Paper reports.