Post Tagged with: "Woodside"

At the opening ceremony, Ikea Williams performed pieces from her book “Chrysalis: Not Quite The Butterfly” on being a homeless LGBT youth in Jamaica, Queens. (Photo via LIC/Astoria Journal)

LGBT Center for Youths Opens in Woodside

LGBTQ, Queens, Social Services, Youth May 29, 2018 at 4:16 pm

The AIDS Center of Queens County recently opened an LGBT Youth Drop-In Center in Woodside for at-risk young adults, reports Long Island City/Astoria Journal.

The Queens library event on TPS. (Photo via

Renewal of TPS for Nepal: ‘Not Enough Lobbying’

Immigration, Queens, South Asian April 13, 2018 at 5:34 pm

Nepalese are being urged to reach out to get more support from local legislators for the extension of TPS, reports.

Joy Pascua belting a number. (Photo by Mariel Padilla via The FilAm)

Woodside Filipino Restaurants Also Serve as Music Venues

Culture, Food, Queens, Southeast Asian October 16, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Some Filipino restaurants in Woodside offer patrons a side of live music almost every night, reports The FilAm.

(Photo via The FilAm)

Queens Filipino Restaurant Abruptly Closes

Business, Food, Queens, Southeast Asian August 3, 2017 at 11:29 pm

Payag, a Filipino restaurant with a politically active owner known for her pro-Duterte stance, suddenly announced its closure, report The FilAm and Sunnyside Post.

Wutthikarn Hapote, a Thai DJ, helps with part of a TANY exhibit

Thai Artists Turn to Each Other for Art and Support

Thai artists in New York have formed a group to provide each other with support – both as artists and as Thai immigrants.

Diana Cruz, Alice Cardona's sister (l. to r.); City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer; and state Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan holding the street sign for Cardona during the ceremony. (Photo by Madina Toure via Times Ledger)

Latina Activist Honored

History, Puerto Rican, Queens, Women March 22, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Latina activist Alice Cardona was honored by having a street in Woodside named after her, reports Times Ledger.

Participants at Adhikaar's International Women's Day Celebration in Woodside, Queens on March 6. Laxmi Shrestha is at center in the red blouse and black jacket (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Nepalese Mark Women’s Day in Queens

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Voices' Picks, Women March 8, 2016 at 12:09 pm

Adhikaar, a nonprofit that advocates for Nepalese immigrants, sponsored a well-attended International Women’s Day event in Queens.

IN Jackson Heights after the April 2015 Nepal earthwquake, passersby write notes and prayers for Nepal. Adhikaar was active in collecting donations and fighting for TPS for Nepalese in the U.S. (Photo by Dipika Shrestha for Voices of NY)

Helping Nepalese Immigrants for 11 Years

For the past 11 years, Luna Ranjit has been helping Nepalese immigrants in NYC through the nonprofit organization Adhikaar, which she helped co-found. Now she is moving on, with a strong legacy of accomplishments behind her.

The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God as it would appear after expansion (Photo via QNS courtesy of Aries Dela Cruz)

Church Plans Draw Ire in ‘Little Manila’

Queens, Religion, Southeast Asian September 30, 2016 at 4:07 pm

“Little Manila” residents in Woodside cite displacement and “economic and social repercussions” in their objections to a proposal by The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God to increase its building size, report The FilAm and QNS.

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, Voices' Picks 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.

The Bayanihan Filipino Community Center in Woodside, Queens, serves more than just Filipinos. Volunteer Jonna Baldres, mentioned in the story, stands second from the left. (Photo via The FilAm)

Funding Low, Future Uncertain at Filipino Immigrant Center

In the News, Queens, Social Services, Southeast Asian January 17, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Serving not just the Filipino community but also Latinos and South Asians, the Bayanihan Filipino Community Center is fundraising to keep the immigrant haven running, reports The FilAm.

Roberto Meneses has worked for decades as a day laborer. With experience in organizing his fellow workers to stand up for their rights, the Queens resident has little faith in the options available for day laborers in the current immigration reform proposals. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario-La Prensa)

A Defender of Day Laborers

Labor, Latino, Queens April 26, 2013 at 1:46 pm

El Diario-La Prensa interviews Roberto Meneses about the circumstances that led him to start an organization to defend the rights of his fellow day laborers in Woodside, Queens.

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Plenty of Work For Day Laborers

Environment, In the News, Labor, Latino, Long Island, Queens November 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Clean-up and rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy have provided day laborers in the metro area with plenty of work opportunities but with these new jobs come increased risks in fraud and health, reports El Diario La Prensa.

William Pintado, 29, a day laborer who came to the U.S. as a teenager, says he always dreamed of being a doctor. (Photo by Zaira Cortes/El Diario)

Day Laborers Dream of Deferred Action

Featured Posts, Immigration, Labor, Latino September 12, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Going to college and taking advantage of the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action policy remains a dream for many day laborers.

From left. to right.: Gustavo Medina, Marty Kirchner and Roberto Meneses, some of the editors of the bimonthly newspaper "Independent Workers Movement" in Queens. (Photo by Zaira Cortés  via EDLP)

‘The Voice of People who are Rarely Heard’

Labor, Queens September 11, 2012 at 11:41 am

The bimonthly newspaper Movimiento Independiente de Trabajadores (The Independent Workers’ Movement) was launched by day laborers, activists and former union members to address issues that directly affect day laborers.