Area residents show a jam-packed No. 7 train and platform at a recent meeting on the proposed Flushing West development (Photo by Victoria Zunitch via Queens Chronicle)

Will Flushing Creek Get Cleaned Up for Flushing West?

Business, Environment, Housing, Queens, Real Estate November 23, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Queens leaders and community residents expressed concerns recently about how the Flushing West development might affect the community, both Queens Tribune and Queens Chronicle report.

The Department of Education has acknowledged that 49,000 new seats must be created throughout the city. (Photo via El Diario)

NYC Schools Severely Overcrowded

Brooklyn, Education, Queens November 17, 2015 at 3:23 pm

A report reveals that more than 100,000 additional seats are needed, especially at schools in immigrant communities, El Diario reports.

Still No Relief Three Years After Sandy

Still No Relief Three Years After Sandy

Bronx, Culture, Queens, Video November 13, 2015 at 5:18 pm

This edition of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” features segments on the continuing impacts of Hurricane Sandy, on the environment and the lives of survivors, and the bilingual children’s book “Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural,” set in the South Bronx.

Belkis Lora, the relative of one of the victims, places a white rose on the memorial. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Relatives Hold Emotional Memorial for Flight 587

Dominican, Queens, Transportation November 13, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Unlike last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived punctually for the 14th anniversary memorial of the tragedy, El Diario reports.

New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Queens) (Photo by Jinwoo Cho via The  Korea Times)

Ron Kim Disputes Charges

East Asian, Immigration, Media, Queens November 10, 2015 at 9:23 pm

In an interview with The Korea Times, New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim fought back against a New York Times article which said that support from the Korean nail salon industry has induced him to gradually withdraw his support for state legislation regulating the nail salon business.

Sachin Tendulkar (left) and Shane Warne at a press conference in NYC about the All-Stars cricket match to be held Nov. 7 at Citi Field. (Photo via News India Times)

All-Star Cricket Teams to Square Off at Citi Field

New York, Queens, South Asian, Sports November 6, 2015 at 2:02 pm

All-star cricket teams with leading cricket players from around the world kick off a three-match tour of the U.S. at Citi Field on Nov. 7, reports News India Times.

The ribbon-cutting for the new mental health clinic in Flushing. (Photo via The Korea Times)

A New Mental Health Clinic in Flushing

East Asian, Health, Queens November 5, 2015 at 1:15 pm

A local nonprofit, Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York (KCS), has opened a mental health clinic in Flushing, writes The Korea Times.

A New Group of Immigrants ‘In Jackson Heights’

A New Group of Immigrants ‘In Jackson Heights’

Immigration, Queens, South Asian November 4, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Director Frederick Wiseman tells Desi Talk he wanted to present a “new group of immigrants” in his documentary “In Jackson Heights” – among them, South Asians, who he observed strive to preserve their cultures and religions.

(Photo via Astoria Post)

Another Food Truck Stops Serving

Food, Mexican, Queens November 4, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Mexico Blvd.’s food truck won’t be serving the lunchtime crowd in midtown anymore, reports Astoria Post.

(Photo via QNS.com via Jeff Orlick)

Get Your Momo Maps!

Food, Queens, South Asian November 3, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Get set for the Momo Crawl, which last year drew 800 to Jackson Heights restaurants to sample the Himalayan steamed buns, writes QNS.com

Teresa and her husband, Pedro Surillo, at their Far Rockaway home. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Far Rockaway Still Reeling Three Years After Sandy

History, Queens October 29, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Three years after Hurricane Sandy, residents of Far Rockaway continue to deal with reconstruction and with a fear of Nature’s wrath, El Diario reports.

Devanki Pandey with one of her sons (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Celebrating Dashain in Queens

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian October 28, 2015 at 12:45 pm

The Nepali festival of Dashain was marked at a celebration sponsored by the advocacy group Adhikaar in Queens.

Joe Salvo of the NYC Dept. of City Planning (Photo via Queens Tribune)

A Queens Profile of Foreign–Born Seniors

Immigration, Queens October 27, 2015 at 4:46 pm

More than half of Queens’ residents 65 and older are foreign-born, Queens Tribune reports.

The site of what was formerly "Lucy's Spa" massage parlor in Hempstead. (Photo via World Journal)

Nassau County Crackdown on Chinese Massage Parlors

Crime, East Asian, Long Island, Queens October 26, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Chinese massage parlors selling sex services are spreading from Queens into Long Island, law enforcement officials and others tell World Journal in the wake of the recent Nassau County arrest of some Flushing owners and managers.

Mets fans are thrilled to see their team make it to their first World Series in 15 years. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latinos Cheer Mets, and Latino Roster  

Dominican, Latino, New York, Queens, Sports October 23, 2015 at 5:02 pm

As Mets fans are ecstatic about their return to the World Series, Latinos are especially proud of Latino players on the team, El Diario/La Prensa reports.