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.

Lyla Black (Photo by John E. Barrett via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Queens 8-Year-Old Wins Award for Lyla Tov Monsters

Jewish, Queens, Youth January 7, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Lyla Black won a TAGIE Award for the plush toy monsters she first envisioned at the age of three. The Jewish Daily Forward sits down with the Astoria native they call “America’s youngest Jewish toymaker.”

At the Louis Armstrong Middle School in Queens, old-school footballers meet to dream. (Photo by Jairo Giraldo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Local ‘Fútbol’: The Joy of Playing and Running at 60

Queens, Sports January 6, 2015 at 11:59 am

A parade of aging soccer players meet at a Queens middle school to relish in the joy of playing, El Diario reports.

In closed circuit TV footage taken at 4:55 pm on Feb. 16, a five-feet-broom handle is being wielded against James Kim at the McDonald’s [on Main St. and 39th St.] in Flushing.

Video of McDonald’s Employee Assault on Korean Released

East Asian, Queens, Seniors December 29, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Close circuit video was released confirming that a McDonald’s employee assaulted a Korean senior last February, Korea Daily reports.

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 Pakistanis Shocked by Attack

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Voices' Picks 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.