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(Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Opinion: Questions about Roosevelt Avenue BID Met With Silence

Business, Latino, Opinion, Queens May 11, 2016 at 12:55 pm

For the past six months, Queens Latino has been trying to get a response from elected officers about the status of the planned expansion of the Jackson Heights business improvement district, to no avail.

Meet Mujeres en Movimiento, Latina Activists in Queens

Meet Mujeres en Movimiento, Latina Activists in Queens

Featured Posts, Latino, Queens, Video March 29, 2016 at 3:14 pm

The group Mujeres en Movimiento exercises together, has argued in favor of a new bike lane in Queens, and has been tapped by City Council member Julissa Ferreras to be on the advisory board of the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Alliance.

U.S. Navy Engineman 3rd Class Olga Valdovinos dances the"Folklorico,"a traditional Hispanic courtship dance for fellow Sailors on the mess deck of the Amphibious Command Ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) on Oct. 12, 2006, during a Hispanic Heritage celebration. (Photo from

‘Hispanic Heritage Month: The Misuse of Culture’

Latino, Opinion September 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Writing in Queens Latino, columnist Arturo I. Sanchez discusses the “celebratory ignorance” surrounding Hispanic Heritage Month.

Consul of Colombia in New York María Isabel Pérez (left). (Photo by Camille Padilla Dalmau via El Diario)

Colombians Celebrate Independence and Peace in Queens

Culture, Latino, Queens, South American July 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm

Native Colombians and those by heritage, along with other Latinos, came together to celebrate their culture, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

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.

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.

A business at Willets POint (Photo by d.aniela, Creative commons license)

Some Businesses Settle Willets Point Suit

Bronx, Business, Environment, Queens, Real Estate April 7, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Some Willets Point businesses will receive funds to ease their relocation to the Bronx, but others remain opposed to the move, media outlets in Queens report.

Roosevelt Avenue is the epicenter of Latino life in Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latinos in Queens: Much Diversity, Little Political Clout

In the News, Latino, Politics, Queens September 16, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Although Latinos in Queens make up 28 percent of the borough’s population, their local and state government representation appears to have stalled, El Diario reports.

In the Arepa Lady restaurant, from left, Alejandro Osorio, City Council members Julissa Ferreras and Daniel Dromm, SBS Commissioner María Torres-Springer and MOIA Commissioner Nisha Agarwal. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

City Launches New Program to Help Small Businesses

Business, Government, Queens August 7, 2014 at 5:43 pm

The new initiative looks to “radically change” the city’s relationship with small businesses and treat them as partners, reports Queens Latino.

Colombian parade held last year on Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo via El Diario)

‘Little Colombia’ Needs Representation

In the News, Metro Area, Politics, South American July 24, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Colombians, 1.5 million strong in the tri-state area, have little representation and are fractured as a community. Some leaders are trying to change that, El Diario reports.

Professor Arturo Ignacio Sanchez speaking about the BID. (Photo Javier Castaño, via Queens Latino)

RACA Voices Renewed Opposition to BID Expansion

Economy, Queens January 7, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Opponents of the Roosevelt Ave. BID recently rallied at Terraza 7 and screened the documentary “The Vanishing City,” which shows how small and family-owned businesses are displaced, reports Queens Latino.

The Latino community in Queens is learning to organize itself around a goal or idea and not with the backing of a political party, and that’s a step forward. (Photo via Queens Latino)

Opinion: Roosevelt Ave. BID Highlights Latino Leadership Void

Business, Latino, Opinion, Queens October 23, 2013 at 10:12 pm

The lack of vision and leadership within the Latino community in Queens is reflected in the misguided proposal to expand the BID along Roosevelt Avenue, argues Javier Castaño in an opinion piece in Queens Latino.

5Pointz, a graffiti mecca in Long Island City that advocates say brings artists from around the world, will be torn down to make way for an apartment complex. (Photo by Wally Gobetz/Creative Commons lisence)

Two Controversial Queens Projects Approved

Business, Culture, Housing, Queens October 11, 2013 at 4:48 pm

5Pointz and “Iron Triangle” in Willets Point, Queens, will be demolished to make way for an apartment complex and a mega mall, reports The Queens Courier.

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.

Community activist Andrea Veras faces a difficult primary battle against former Assemblyman Rory Lancman for the 24th District seat in Queens. (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Dominican Runs Uphill Council Race in Queens

Dominican, Elections 2013, Politics, Queens September 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Community activist Andrea Veras seeks to represent the diverse 24th district in the City Council. She faces many hurdles in the Democratic primary against former Assemblyman Rory Lancman, who has raised 12 times as much funding and has received more union support.