Protesters gathered at Athens Square in Astoria the evening of July 1 to say 'OXI," or "no," to demands being made on Greece by the European Commission, The European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. (Photo by Dinos Avlonitis)

In Astoria, OXI Spells Solidarity with Greece

Featured Posts, Queens, Western European July 2, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Greek Americans disagree about many things related to the crisis in their home country, but all agree that their government has the right to negotiate.

An Indo-Caribbean walking tour of Richmond Hill included a stop at the Hindu temple Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir. (Photo by Anthony Giudice via Queens Courier)

A Walking Tour to Help Indo-Caribbean Community

Caribbean, Queens, Social Services July 2, 2015 at 4:13 pm

A walking tour of spots frequented by the Richmond Hill Indo-Caribbean community addressed ways to help a population that has “exploded” in the past decade, finds Queens Courier.

The South Asian community held a discussion, followed by a vigil, on the Charleston shooting and racial violence in the U.S. (Photo via News India Times)

A South Asian Vigil for Charleston

African American, Queens, South Asian July 2, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Nearly 150 members of the South Asian community gathered at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights to discuss the Charleston shooting and racial violence in the U.S., from an immigrant perspective, reports News India Times.

(Photo via News India Times)

Honoring the Best High School Cricket Players

Bronx, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Manhattan, Queens, South Asian, Sports June 30, 2015 at 3:15 pm

News India Times reports on the June 20 competition between high school cricket players from around the city.

Nepali gathering in Jackson Heights at Diversity Plaza following the earthquakes in Nepal in April. (Photo by Christina Schreil via Queens Chronicle)

Protected Status Granted for Nepali Here

East Asian, Immigration, Queens June 25, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Nepali in the U.S. can receive temporary protected status that allows them to remain in the U.S. for a period of 18 months.

Build It Back Director Amy Peterson, third from left, gives an overview of the current status of the Breezy Point and Rockaway rebuilds at a rebuilt home on 24 Graham Avenue. (Photo by Mark C. Healey via The Wave)

Build It Back: Finally, Some Progress

Housing, Queens June 22, 2015 at 2:23 pm

The Build It Back program finally seems to be making progress, reports The Wave.

Journalist Eveline Chao sits down with longtime Flushing local Pearl Chow at Dumpling Galaxy. (Photo by Eveline Chao via Open City)

At Home in Flushing Since 1947

East Asian, History, Queens June 18, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Longtime Flushing local Pearl Chow speaks to Open City about growing up at a time when very few Asian residents lived in the neighborhood.

Getting Help to Nepal

Getting Help to Nepal

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Video June 16, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Nepali immigrants in New York continue to work hard to get clothing, medical supplies and other items to the victims of the earthquakes.

The entrance to Queens Theatre in Flushing Park and its director, Taryn Sacramone. (Photos via Queens Latino)

Opinion: An End to Latino Artistic Expression in Queens

Culture, Latino, Opinion, Queens June 11, 2015 at 4:32 pm

In an opinion piece, Javier Castaño of Queens Latino mourns the loss of the Latino Cultural Festival, which comes at a time when city officials say they want to encourage cultural activities in city neighborhoods.

Ayman Alim, of the Super Star Deli in Rego Park, with the three types of containers he uses in his store – aluminum, Styrofoam and plastic. (Photo by Liz Rhoades via Queens Chronicle)

Queens Business Owners Weigh in on Styrofoam Ban

Business, Food, Government, Queens June 5, 2015 at 7:35 pm

A restaurant owner and a deli owner tell Queens Chronicle how the impending citywide Styrofoam ban could affect small businesses like theirs.

Willets Point auto shop owners say they're not leaving until the city helps secure they're new location. (Photo by Cristina Schreil, via Queens Chronicle)

Willets Point Group Hunkers Down Despite Scheduled Eviction

Bronx, Business, Government, Queens, Real Estate June 5, 2015 at 6:42 pm

The auto shop owners of Sunset Cooperative in Willets Point, Queens, were supposed to be out of their units by June 1, but they say they’re not going anywhere and are on a hunger strike until progress is made on their new location in the Bronx, report Queens papers.

Making tortillas using nixtamal. (Photo via El Diario video)

Nixtamal Brings Traditional Tortillas to Corona

Food, Mexican, Queens June 5, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Corona’s Tortillería Nixtamal brings a thousand-year-old tradition to the growing Mexican community in Queens, El Diario reports.

Daniel Dromm (Photo courtesy Dromm’s office, via Times Ledger)

Remembering the Queens Pride Parade of 1993

LGBTQ, Queens June 5, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Before the Queens Pride Parade marches through Jackson Heights on Sunday, local Council member and founder Daniel Dromm recalls a very different atmosphere at the time of the first parade, reports Times Ledger.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Spanish Host Celebrates 10 Years Of ‘Pura Política’

Media, New York, Queens June 4, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Influential NY1 Noticias host, Juan Manuel Benítez, celebrates 10 years of the channel’s flagship show “Pura Política,” El Diario reports.

Juno Lee

Queens Teen Sees a Future in Robotics

East Asian, Education, Queens, Women June 4, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Korea Daily profiles high school senior Juno Lee who, as the leader of a female robotics team and a national robotics champion, wants to prove that STEM fields aren’t just for boys.