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The Flushing BID, Council member Peter Koo and community members signed a petition in an effort to restore 40th Road back to its former status as a vibrant commercial district. (Photo via World Journal)

Campaign Launched in Flushing to Clean the Name of 40th Road

Business, Queens February 19, 2019 at 1:34 pm

Council member Peter Koo, the Flushing BID and other community organizations have started an initiative to drive out massage parlors from 40th Road and change the street’s reputation as a red light district, reports World Journal.

Chhaya Community Development Corporation of Queens at a rally opposing the deal with Amazon to build its second headquarters in Queens, NY. Seen in photo, Executive Director Annetta Seecharan, right, addressing the crowd. (Photo courtesy of Chhaya CDC via News India Times)

South Asian Nonprofit Cheers Withdrawal of Amazon

Business, Queens, Social Services, South Asian February 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Chhaya Community Development Corporation explains to News India Times what they took issue with in the Amazon deal.

(Photo from Latinos For ICE via El Correo)

‘Latinos for ICE’ Formed in Response to Queens Shooting

Immigration, Latino, Queens February 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Following the brutal gang-related murder at a subway station, a group called “The Latinos for ICE Coalition” was formed, asking for ICE raids in Queens, El Correo NY reports.

Bukharian Community Calls for Hate Crime Charge

Bukharian Community Calls for Hate Crime Charge

Crime, Jewish, Queens February 11, 2019 at 5:16 pm

Bukharian community leaders joined elected officials in expressing their frustrations in law enforcement’s failure to classify certain incidents as hate crimes, including an attack on a teenager in November, reports The Bukharian Times.

Lunar New Year Parade, Flushing, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Heejeong Yu for Voices of NY)

Marking the Lunar New Year in Flushing

East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens, Traditions February 11, 2019 at 4:50 pm

Celebrants gather on Feb. 9 for the Flushing Lunar New Year parade.

Flower bouquets at the 90 St/Elmhurst Ave station. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Shocked By Gang Killing, Fearful Elmhurst Residents Lay Low

Crime, Latino, Queens February 6, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Hispanic Elmhurst residents, shocked at Sunday’s brazen daylight murder at a subway station, say they “stay neutral” for fear of gang retaliation, El Diario La Prensa reports.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (center left) and Council member Paul Vallone (center right) with Korean organization leaders including Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York Co-president Christine Colligan, Korean American Association of Greater New York President Minsun Kim and Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York Executive Director Linda Lee in the front center. (Photo courtesy of Vallone's office via QNS)

Johnson Proposes ‘More Specialized High Schools’

East Asian, Government, Queens, Social Services February 5, 2019 at 5:15 pm

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson joined Queens Council member Paul Vallone at a meeting with Korean-American leaders to address community issues such as education and small businesses, report QNS and Queens Chronicle.

Doris  Hernández (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘Betrayal!’ – Community Opposition to Amazon Deal Grows

Business, Government, Latino, Queens January 31, 2019 at 4:37 pm

As the City Council’s concern about Amazon’s planned corporate offices in Queens grows, community activists outraged at the subsidies the city will provide the company are mounting an opposition, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Jessica Ramos swears in before senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and her mother Melfy Londoño. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Emotional Swearing-Ins for New Queens Latina Representatives

Government, Queens January 29, 2019 at 4:43 pm

Tears, empanadas, sangria and salsa dancing: Queens Latino covers the emotional, festive swearing-in ceremonies of new Queens Latina NYS representatives Catalina Cruz and Jessica Ramos.

(Photo courtesy Richard David)

Teaching Indo-Caribbean History

Asian, Caribbean, History, Queens January 25, 2019 at 4:08 pm

A new class on Indo-Caribbean history starts Jan. 26 at York College, reports QNS.

La Cumbiamba eNeYé (Courtesy photo via El Diario)

Flushing Town Hall Celebrates 40th Anniversary to the Beat of Cumbia

Culture, Queens, South American January 22, 2019 at 4:15 pm

Flushing Town Hall will celebrate 40 years to the rhythm of Colombian cumbia by local band La Cumbiamba eNeYé, El Diario La Prensa reports.

NYC Health Profiles, Community by Community

NYC Health Profiles, Community by Community

Bronx, Brooklyn, Communities, Health, Manhattan, New York, Queens, Staten Island January 11, 2019 at 5:50 pm

NYC’s Health Department released the 2018 Community Health Profiles, which showed improvements in some measures – but room for further improvement in others.

Korean stores are lined up along the 162nd Street, Flushing, NY. (From Google Street View, via Korea Daily)

Flushing’s Koreatown Regains Its Popularity

Business, Culture, East Asian, Food, Queens January 9, 2019 at 4:56 pm

Korea Daily explores the resurgence and new popularity of Flushing’s Koreatown.

(Photo by Daniel Allen via The Forward)

Touring Bukharian Queens

Asian, Culture, Eastern European, Jewish, Queens January 9, 2019 at 4:08 pm

The Forward joins a tour of cultural spots and small businesses run by Bukharians, “a community little-known even to other Jews.”

Borough President Melinda Katz, Council member Rory Lancman and retired judge Gregory Lasak all say they support an immigration hardship plea policy. (Photos, l. to r.: by David Brand via Queens Daily Eagle; courtesy of Rory Lancman; by Andy Katz via Queens Daily Eagle)

Embracing the ‘Immigration Hardship Plea Policy’

Immigration, Queens December 12, 2018 at 6:03 pm

Queens DA candidates say they support an “immigration hardship plea policy,” reports Queens Daily Eagle.