Post Tagged with: "Tony Avella"

John Liu at his primary victory party Sept. 13. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

John Liu Wins, Making History Again

East Asian, Elections 2018, Queens September 14, 2018 at 8:16 pm

John Liu is on track to become the first Asian-American state senator after his primary win, which came despite not receiving the full support of the Chinese community, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Tony Avella with supporters in the Chinese community. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Tony Avella and John Liu Fight Over Chinese Voters

East Asian, Elections 2018, Queens August 7, 2018 at 5:08 pm

John Liu is running to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella, who’s managed to line up support in the Chinese community. Sing Tao Daily spoke with both candidates about their positions and the rivalry.

Along with Korean nail salon owners and dry cleaners in Flushing, Queens, on Jan. 19, Assemblymember Ron Kim requested that $50 million be added to the 2017 state budget to fund struggling small businesses. (Photo via Korea Daily)

State Aid: Too Little, Too Late for Korean Businesses?

Business, East Asian, New York, Politics June 23, 2017 at 11:14 pm

Korean nail salon and dry cleaning business owners are considering leaving the business because of costly new regulations, and they doubt that new legislation awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature will help, reports Korea Daily.

Our Lady of Loreto, now closed, with recently built low-income housing behind it. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Can an Italian Church in Brownsville Be Saved?

Brooklyn, History, Religion, Western European March 23, 2017 at 1:38 pm

Our Lady of Loreto, the century-old church built by Italian immigrants, faces demolition but supporters, and a Queens senator, hope to save the historic building, report Brooklyn Downtown Star and Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

New York State Assembly member Ron Kim (far right) and state Sen. Tony Avella (at the microphone) are urging for the reservation of the Flushing West neighborhood redevelopment plan. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Flushing West Plan Needs More Study, Say Lawmakers

Housing, Politics, Queens April 4, 2016 at 6:11 pm

New York State Sen. Tony Avella and New York State Assembly member Ron Kim spoke out against the city’s proposed Flushing West rezoning plan, saying it would lead to overcrowding and more transportation problems, reports Korea Daily.

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.

Carlos Preciado, manager of Mexican restaurant Crema, in Chelsea, said that the establishment was robbed by men wielding a machete in 2014. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A Call to Regulate Machetes in NY

Latino, New York November 11, 2015 at 2:57 pm

Recent incidents involving an emblem of the struggle of peasant workers in Latin America have revived demands to modify state laws, El Diario reports.

State Sen. Tony Avella gives $25,000 in funding to the Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York (Photo via Times Ledger)

Queens Senator Secures Funding for Korean Nonprofit

East Asian, Government, Immigration, Queens, Social Services June 15, 2016 at 2:55 pm

State Sen. Tony Avella, who wants to get more ethnic organizations involved in acquiring state funding, helped one Korean group receive $25,000, reports Times Ledger.

Council Member Levine speaking outside an evicted business (Photo courtesy of @MarkLevineNYC via Gotham Gazette)

Commercial Tenants’ Rights for Small Biz?

Business, New York, Real Estate July 1, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Small businesses in NYC have no recourse when their rents are raised, and now tenant advocates and local politicians are trying to change that, reports Gotham Gazette.

A view of Willets Point. (Photo via Times Ledger)

Arguing Against Willets West Mall

Business, Queens, Real Estate April 23, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Plaintiffs in the case against Willet West, the mega-mall portion of the $3 billion Willets Point development, believe appellate justices are receptive to their arguments, 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.

Local families hold protest signs against proposals. (Photo by Megan Montalvo via Queens Tribune)

Residents Against Stadiums, Mall at Flushing Meadows Park

Economy, Queens September 25, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Hundreds of Queens residents, upset that the city is considering various development proposals that could bring a shopping mall, two stadiums and two parking garages to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, gathered at a local church last week to voice their opposition.

More Investigation of Indian Nonprofit’s Land Deal

In the News, Politics, Queens, South Asian July 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Questions persist about a politically connected Indian nonprofit’s controversial land deal involving purchase of 4.5 acres of state land for a community center and senior housing in Queens, reports the Queens Tribune. Some have raised concerns that the housing will only be open to Indians.

(Image via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Voices in Focus: Forward Wins Battle to Display Washington’s Letter to Jews

Health, History May 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm

A victory for a newspaper that has campaigned for the public display of George Washington’s 1790 letter to Jews; Tony Avella defends his push for English signage; some advice for Latinas on how to deal with postpartum depression; and a new mural in Queens offers education with its art.

Photo via News Kann

Bill Mandating English Signage Worries Business Owners

Business May 8, 2012 at 5:50 pm

News of a proposed new law that would require business owners to post signs in English has some business owners in the diverse immigrant enclave of Flushing, Queens worried, the Korean publication News Kann reported.