Queens

Jaime-Faye Bean is in her second month as the director of the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District. (Photo by Christopher Barca via Queens Chronicle)

Sunnyside BID Director Draws on Time Abroad

Business, Queens April 28, 2017 at 4:29 pm

Jaime-Faye Bean, the new leader of the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, tells Queens Chronicle she draws from her experiences living abroad when working with locals in the diverse neighborhood.

(Photo via Queens Tribune)

In Queens, Koreans React to Escalation of Tensions

East Asian, Queens April 28, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Queens Tribune reports on sentiments within the Korean community in Queens about simmering tensions with North Korea.

(Photo by Xiaoning Chen via World Journal)

Bowne House Exhibits History of Flushing

History, Immigration, Queens April 28, 2017 at 1:43 pm

A bilingual exhibition at Flushing Library, organized by the Bowne House Historical Society, presents the more than 300-year evolution of Flushing from an agricultural community to an urban neighborhood, reports World Journal.

Woomin Lee and Sangmi Lee, who voted before heading to the airport. (Photo via the Korea Times)

Koreans in US Vote for Korea’s Next President

East Asian, Politics, Queens April 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Voters young and old flocked to the polling place in Queens to cast their votes in Korea’s presidential elections, The Korea Times reports.

Paulina Li speaking a the hearing attended by Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. (Photo via World Journal)

School Overcrowding in Forest Hills Smashes Dream of Chinese Parents

East Asian, Education, Queens April 26, 2017 at 2:50 pm

A number of Asian parents who moved to Forest Hills so that their children can attend high-quality schools in the neighborhood find that overcrowding has put their children on waiting lists, reports World Journal.

The Onderdonk House (Photo via QNS)

New Amsterdam Festival at Historic House in Queens

Culture, Queens, Western European April 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

The two-day New Amsterdam Festival will take place at the Vander Ende-Onderdonk House in Ridgewood this weekend, reports QNS.

Signs along 40 Road in Flushing. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Shops in Flushing Told to Revamp Signage

Business, East Asian, Queens April 25, 2017 at 1:12 pm

Flushing businesses have been given summonses for having incorrect signage, but many are uncertain how to make fixes that will be acceptable to the Department of Buildings, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Candlelight vigil at Diversity Plaza. (Photos by Dipika Shrestha for Voices of NY)

Remembering Nepal’s Earthquake

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian April 25, 2017 at 12:44 pm

People gathered in Queens to remember the victims of the earthquake which devastated Nepal two years ago.

Grace Chung, Dee Raymond (Photo via Sunnyside Post)

Protesting Displacement in Queens

Housing, Queens April 24, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Protesters say three city plans will lead to displacement and more gentrification in Queens, Sunnyside Post reports.

Tom Cat employees (Photo via Brandworkers)

Tom Cat Bakery Workers Call for a ‘Day Without Bread’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Labor, Queens April 20, 2017 at 2:08 pm

On April 21, immigrant workers of Tom Cat Bakery will protest outside the business as part of their “Day Without Bread” initiative, reports LIC Post. BKLYNER reports on two Brooklyn restaurants supporting the campaign.

Grace Meng, at left, at roundtable she held to evaluate the likely local impact of federal budget cuts. (Photo by Gina Martinez via Times Ledger)

Meng Roundtable on Damaging Impact of Trump Budget Cuts

Asian, Culture, New York, Queens, Social Services April 13, 2017 at 4:05 pm

The local impact of federal budget cuts were discussed at a roundtable held by Queens representative Grace Meng, Times Ledger reports.

Sing it: Fitgi Saint Louis, left, plays Sabrina Barnes, and other actors Dominique Allen Lawson, center, and Sofia Klimovsky, right, performing song, “You Can Get It” during a rehearsal for “Welcome to American: A Caribbean Musical. (Photo by Victor Diaz via Caribbean Life)

New Musical Explores Caribbean Immigrant Experience

Caribbean, Culture, Immigration, Queens April 13, 2017 at 4:01 pm

In “Welcome to America: A Caribbean Musical,” a Jamaican woman who overstays her visa aims to follow her dream of performing on Broadway. Caribbean Life speaks to the show’s creator.

Naira Berríos and her friend Gabriela Andrade were attacked at a Queens McDonald's for being transsexual. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Violence against LGBT Community on the Rise in NYC

Crime, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens April 12, 2017 at 10:20 am

An attack on two transgender Latinas in Jackson Heights highlights an increase in hate crimes against the LGBT community after Trump got elected, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Some churches have seen a decline in attendance over fears of Donald Trump's immigration policies. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

ICE Raids Spur Fear, Activism in NYC Churches

Brooklyn, Immigration, Latino, New York, Queens, Religion, Staten Island April 10, 2017 at 6:49 pm

Some Hispanic churches have seen a decrease in parishioners fearful of ICE, while others are thriving because of pro-immigrant activism, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Learning the Tibetan alphabet (Photo via NY City Lens)

A Tibetan Language School in Queens

Asian, Culture, Metro Area, Queens April 3, 2017 at 12:59 pm

The Sunday Tibetan Language School in Queens provides a “source of comfort” for a community already familiar with the challenges of preserving the language, reports NY City Lens.