A documentary on the murder of Julio Rivera will premiere at the Queens World Film Festival, taking place March 15-20. (Photo via Times Ledger)

Julio Rivera Documentary to Premiere in Jackson Heights

LGBTQ, Queens February 3, 2016 at 5:33 pm

The world premiere of “Julio of Jackson Heights” during the Queens World Film Festival will be held at the grade school where Julio Rivera was killed in an anti-gay attack in 1990, reports Times Ledger.

Peach & Lily at Macy's in Flushing (Photo by Soyung Kim for Voices of NY)

K-Beauty Gains a Foothold in NYC

Business, East Asian, Featured Posts, New York, Queens February 2, 2016 at 5:16 pm

More and more Korean beauty products are being featured at stores in NYC.

Stella Aquino, director for New York actuarial valuation at Empire BlueCross BlueShield, presents a ceremonial check to The Child Center of NY’s executive director, Traci Donnelly (center right) at the clinic’s Flushing location. With them are Seline Bearman (left), clinic administrator at the center, Anderson Yoon, project director, and Reshma Shah, project director. (Photo by Matthew Bultman via Queens Chronicle)

Asian Mental Health Program in Queens Receives $33K

Asian, Health, Queens, Social Services January 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm

The Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation has given just under $33,000 to the Asian Outreach Program of The Child Center of NY, one of the few organizations that provide mental health services to Asian communities, reports Queens Chronicle.

From left: Gang Won Lee, executive director of KAAQ; Paul Roo, president of KAAQ; Hak Yeon Shin, president of New York branch of The Korea Times, have agreed to co-host the 2016 Lunar New Year Parade. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Groups to Host the Lunar New Year Parade in Queens

Culture, East Asian, Queens January 27, 2016 at 4:47 pm

The Korea Times reports that it will join the Korean American Association of Queens in hosting the parade portion of the Lunar New Year festivities in Flushing next month.

Assembly member Ron Kim, together with nail salon owners, object to legislation they say unfairly targets them. (Photo by Lynn Edmonds via Queens Tribune)

We’re Being Targeted, Say Asian Salon Owners

Business, East Asian, Queens January 25, 2016 at 9:22 pm

Chinese and Korean nail salon owners said at a press conference led by Ron Kim that they’re being unfairly scrutinized, reports Queens Tribune.

Latino-owned businesses on Roosevelt Avenue. (Photo by Javier Castaño via QueensLatino)

The Expansion of the Roosevelt Avenue BID: A Rocky Road

Business, Queens January 21, 2016 at 6:10 pm

Two and a half years after the expansion of the 82nd Street Business Improvement District was proposed, the plan seems stalled due to a lack of community support, QueensLatino reports.

On Jan. 19, 2016, New York state Sen. Tony Avella, at the microphone, called for a crackdown on residents living in the house on the right who he alleges are operating an illegal food business out of their home. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Bayside Residents Allege Woman Runs Illegal Food Business

Food, Queens January 20, 2016 at 5:42 pm

Some in Bayside, Queens, including state Sen. Tony Avella, accuse a woman of illegally operating a food business out of her home, reports Korea Daily.

On Jan. 18, 2016, day laborers are picking free winter clothes near the cross of Northern Blvd and Parsons Blvd in Flushing, Queens (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Volunteers Help Day Laborers

East Asian, Immigration, Latino, Queens January 19, 2016 at 3:48 pm

A Korean nonprofit has been distributing jackets and coats and providing meals to day workers, many of them Latino, reports Korea Daily.

(Photo courtesy of Flushing Town Hall)

Native American Dance Comes to Flushing

Native American, Queens, Traditions January 12, 2016 at 4:43 pm

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers will appear at Flushing Town Hall on Jan. 16 and offer visitors an opportunity to learn a traditional Native American dance before the performance, Queens Chronicle reports.

Vireo Health will be located at 89-55 Queens Blvd. (Photo by Bill Parry via Times Ledger)

New to Elmhurst: Kosher Medical Cannabis

Health, Jewish, Queens January 8, 2016 at 3:29 pm

Vireo Health of New York, the first medical marijuana dispensary in Queens, will be the first in the world to be kosher-certified by the Orthodox Union, reports Times Ledger.

One of the clubs from which NYPD officers are charged with having received bribes (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

After Corruption Case, Chinese Still Support Asian Cops

East Asian, Police, Queens December 23, 2015 at 2:58 pm

The corruption case against Asian police officers only serves to remind community members in Flushing and elsewhere that there are too few Asian officers on the force, Sing Tao Daily reports.

A newly installed NYPD Command Post in Forest Hills (Photo by Michael Shain via Times Ledger)

NYPD Steps Up Presence Following Forest Hills Fires

Crime, Jewish, Police, Queens December 17, 2015 at 4:01 pm

The NYPD is stepping up its searcher the arsonist who has set fire to numerous homes under construction for Bukharian Jewish owners in Queens, Times Ledger reports.

Sun Kim, 90, seated with a plaque she received in appreciation of her 28 years of volunteer service from leaders of the Korean American Senior Center of Corona (Photo via The Korea Times)

A Korean Senior Retires from Volunteering

East Asian, Queens, Seniors December 17, 2015 at 2:35 pm

The Korea Times reports on a 90 year old Korean woman’s 28 years of volunteer service to her community.

(Photo by Merika Rubinova via The Bukharian Times)

Awaiting an Answer to an Important Question

Crime, Jewish, Opinion, Queens December 15, 2015 at 2:06 pm

The Bukharian Times reports on community efforts to protect the community following numerous arsons of homes owned by members of the Bukharian Jewish community in Queens.

Members of the Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York, with co-president Yoon-hee Choi  at center (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Association Plans for Year Ahead

East Asian, Immigration, New York, Queens, Social Services December 14, 2015 at 3:04 pm

The Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York is planning a number of new activities to help the Korean community, some of which will be conducted in cooperation with the city of New York, reports Korea Daily.