The Rockaway Boardwalk (Photo by Nick Normal, Creative commons license)

Section of Rebuilt Rockaways Boardwalk Opens

Environment, Queens May 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm

A new stretch of the boardwalk opened in the Rockaways on May 22, and The Wave reported on the commitment of the city to spending all $480 million in FEMA funds in the Rockaways.

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Calls for M/WBEs in LaGuardia Project

Business, Queens, Women May 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Community groups and activists want minority- and women-owned businesses to make up at least 35 percent of those involved in the reconstruction of Terminal B, reports Times Ledger.

Roosevelt Avenue in Queens (Photo via Queens Latino)

Opinion: Supporters of Roosevelt Avenue BID Engage in ‘Magical Thinking’

Business, Immigration, Opinion, Queens May 15, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Supporters of the Roosevelt Avenue BID haven’t analyzed how local, immigrant-owned businesses may be affected, argues an opinion piece in Queens Latino.

DOT's David Breen, right, shows residents the Department of Transportation’s plans, created after months of considering community input, of a portion of the Diversity Plaza redesign. (Photo by Cristina Schreil via Queens Chronicle)

A Redesign for Diversity Plaza

Asian, Immigration, Latino, Queens May 14, 2015 at 5:52 pm

The DOT is planning a redesign of Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights, Queens, and recently revealed plans formulated with input from the community, Queens Chronicle reports.

Hope Cannaday (r.) leads a rally to save the oldest day care center in Corona from closing due to a rent hike. (Photo courtesy of Hope Cannaday via Times Ledger)

Rent Costs Force Corona Center Closing

Queens, Social Services, Youth May 11, 2015 at 5:37 pm

A Corona day care and pre-K center that serves low-income families is slated to close in July because rent costs are doubling, Times Ledger reports.

Mexican native Laura Cadena helps support her home with her taco trade. Mexican flavors prevail on Roosevelt Avenue with tacos like those prepared on the La Sabrosita truck on 79th Street. (Photo by Virginia Alvarado via Queens Latino)

Taco Mom from Nezahualcóyotl to New York

Food, Labor, Mexican, Queens, Women May 8, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Taco maker Laura Cadena, originally from Mexico, tells Queens Latino that more women are joining the work force and no longer have to depend on the support of family members.

SkyView Center (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Flushing Sees More Brand-Name Shops

Business, Queens May 7, 2015 at 8:17 pm

More and more brand name shops are opening in Flushing, drawing customers and boosting its image, reports Sing Tao Daily.

JaiChoon Kim standing in front of one of her paintings at Flushing Town Hall (Photo by Yehyun Kim for Voices of NY)

Viewing Korean Minhwa, or ‘Painting of the People’

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens May 6, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Flushing Town Hall is hosting an exhibit through May 31 of modern-day minhwa, or painting of the people, by Korean artist JaiChoon Kim.

Henna art done by Farzana Fatema (Photo courtesy of Farzana Fatema via Times Ledger)

A Grassroots Henna Business in Queens

Business, Queens, South Asian May 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Bangladesh native Farzana Fatema turned her hobby of henna tattooing into a business thanks to social media, reports Times Ledger.

Participants at Jackson Heights' Diversity Plaza Monday evening May 3 for a prayer honoring victims of the Nepal earthquake. (Photo by Cristina Schreil for Queens Chronicle)

Tibetans in NY Remember Earthquake Victims

Queens, South Asian May 5, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Tibetans from the NY area attended a prayer vigil for victims of the April 25 earthquake centered in Nepal, which also affected neighboring Tibet, reports Queens Chronicle.

David Chen with Board Chair Jenny Low in a recent picture. (Photos courtesy of CPC via Sing Tao Daily)

Head of Largest Chinese Services Organization Fired

David Chen, who held the post of executive director of the Chinese-American Planning Council for more than two decades, has been fired by the board. In a lengthy interview with Sing Tao Daily, he explained how his concerns for the welfare of the community have diverged from those of the board.

At Diversity Plaza on Sunday April 26 (Photo by Pralay Rajbhandari for Queens Courier)

Raising Funds for Nepal

New York, Queens, South Asian April 29, 2015 at 4:06 pm

The devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25 is prompting many local Nepali groups to raise money to help the victims, Queens Courier reports.

The gang's initials "SN" (Sombra Negra) are seen in the streets of Corona, Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Transnational Menace In Black & White

Crime, Queens, South American, Youth April 29, 2015 at 11:02 am

Sombra Negra (Black Shadow), a violent gang born in Ecuador, is also active in Queens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Nepalese in NYC: Reacting to the Devastation

Nepalese in NYC: Reacting to the Devastation

Featured Posts, New York, Queens, South Asian, Voices' Picks April 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Nepalese in New York reacted to news of a devastating earthquake that killed and injured thousands.

Organizers of the Flushing Street Festival with balloon sculptures (Photo via Queens Courier)

Flushing Street Festival Planned

Asian, Culture, East Asian, Food, Queens April 24, 2015 at 2:22 pm

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.