Post Tagged with: "Corona"

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.

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.

Small Biz Fear New Jackson Heights BID will Hurt Diversity

Small Biz Fear New Jackson Heights BID will Hurt Diversity

Business, Queens September 13, 2013 at 5:22 pm

The proposal to extend a business improvement district (BID) into Jackson Heights and Corona in Queens has local business owners concerned about losing the area’s diversity, reports The Queens Courier.

The prostitution ring busted recently worked in Corona and Jackson Heights, Queens, and also in Long Island. (Photo by Bryce Edwards via Flickr Creative Commons License)

Women Choose ‘That Life,’ say Men Who Hire Prostitutes

Crime, In the News, Latino May 9, 2013 at 6:22 pm

The recent arrest of 13 people linked to a prostitution ring in New York doesn’t seem to be holding back the demand for sexual services in the city’s Latino neighborhoods, or changing long-held views that women do it for “their desire for easy money,” reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Jackson Heights Food Cart Owners Join Cleanliness Program

Jackson Heights Food Cart Owners Join Cleanliness Program

Business, Food, Queens April 26, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Food cart owners operating in the Jackson Heights and Corona sections of City Council District 25 have joined a voluntary pilot project to keep the streets clean, especially around their carts, says a report published in Queens Chronicle.

Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras unveils her plan to improve Roosevelt Ave. (Photo by Percy D. Luján, via Queens Latino).

Roosevelt Avenue Deal Met With Hope and Concern

Business, Crime, Economy, In the News, Queens March 26, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Last week’s announcement of a renovation plan for the beleaguered Roosevelt Avenue in Queens has received wide acclaim by the local media, although El Diario-La Prensa also found dissenting voices.

(Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino).

Ecuadorean Party in Queens Unveils Campaign for Seats Back Home

Immigration, Politics, Queens, South American January 8, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Ecuador’s Partido Avanza introduced in Queens its candidates for the National Assembly. The four are running for the chance to represent Ecuadoreans living in the U.S. and Canada in their homeland’s main legislative body, reports Queens Latino.

Socorro Sánchez, owner of a botanica at 103rd Street in Corona. (Photo by Antonia Colodro via Queens Latino)

Corona Shops Struggle to Stay Afloat

Business, Economy, Latino, Queens December 26, 2012 at 10:51 pm

QueensLatino visited 103rd Street between Roosevelt and 39th Avenues in Corona, Queens, to find out how Latino business owners are being affected by the still-lingering economic crisis.

Luis Salazar as "Payasito Chiquitin." Photo by Paul DeBenedetto/DNAinfo.

Photograher Finds New Life as Clown

Queens, South American September 17, 2012 at 12:14 pm

As a kid, Peruvian Luis Salazar’s dream was to became a photographer, like his father was for the Peruvian newspaper El Tiempo. But instead, for the last 20 years he’s make a living as the well-know clown “Payasito Chiquitin” in Queens.

Corona Youth Music Preject (Photo via EDLP)

In Queens, Child Musicians Start With Cardboard Violins

Culture, Education July 13, 2012 at 11:53 am

When the Corona Youth Music Project began, the program for low-income children in Queens couldn’t afford orchestra instruments, so children made violins out of cardboard and paper. Even now that the program has real instruments, it still starts the children out on cardboard instruments, El Diario La Prensa reported.

Mural subjects include retired NBA player Kenny Anderson, President Obama and Freedom himself. (Leonardo Claudio via Amsterdam News)

Spreading Hope Through Murals in Queens

Culture, Queens July 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm

The Amsterdam News recently took a walk through LeFrak City, a housing complex in Corona, Queens, with Freedom, a local community leader and a patron of street art who hires local artists to beautify the walls of local businesses.

Elected officials jointed activists in Washington Heights to protest the growing number of domestic violence cases in the city. (Photo via DNAinfo)

Murder-Suicide Underlines Domestic Violence in Dominican Community

Crime, Latino June 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm

After a murder-suicide in which a 29-year-old man reportedly shot his girlfriend and then himself in Washington Heights last Tuesday, organizations dedicated to ending domestic violence, Dominican community groups and elected officials staged a protest outside the scene of the crime, El Diario La Prensa reported.

A Liquors store in Queens (Photo from EDLP)

Latinos Seeking Liquor Licences Charge Discrimination

Economy, Featured Posts, Latino April 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Some Latino business owners in Queens have accused their local community board of discriminating against them when they applied for liquor licenses. A board member denied the charge.

Altagracia Mayi says her struggle will not end until she has justice for her son. (Photo by Archivo Humberto Arellano / EDLP)

For One Grieving Mother, Time Doesn’t Heal

Crime, Dominican, Latino April 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm

On March 29, 1991, an 18-year-old Dominican American, Manuel Mayi, died after he was beaten with baseball bats by a mob of white youths in the Corona, Queens. Altagracia Mayi, his mother, is still fighting for justice, two decades later.