Queens

Bayside resident Ted Han placed an advertisement celebrating the United States-South Korea alliance at the intersection of Northern and Parsons boulevards in Flushing. He worries that the states’ relationship will be hurt by the front-runner to become president of South Korea. (Photo provided to Queens Chronicle)

Generational Divide in Queens on Park’s Impeachment

East Asian, Politics, Queens March 23, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Queens Chronicle finds that much of the reaction among Korean Americans in the borough to the impeachment of the South Korean president is split along age lines.

Juliet Payabyab (right) with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz during the celebration of Philippine American Friendship Day in June 2016. (Photo via The FilAm)

A FilAm Leader’s Foray into Politics

Politics, Queens, Southeast Asian March 23, 2017 at 1:14 pm

The FilAm profiles Filipino-American community leader Juliet Payabyab who, after more than four decades of living in Astoria, is getting involved in local politics and applying for a community board seat.

Hiram Monserrate (Photo via Queens Latino)

Monserrate on Returning to Politics

Latino, Politics, Queens March 17, 2017 at 5:28 pm

Queens Latino interviews Hiram Monserrate on returning to local politics in Queens.

Benjamin Cintrón is one of the consumers affected by Major World’s selling practices, which will now be judged by the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH). (Photo: A.B.N. via El Diario)

City Charges Car Dealer with Illegal Practices

Business, Crime, Latino, Queens March 17, 2017 at 3:27 pm

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is requesting the court to impose fines and restitution against Major World and to revoke the business’ license, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Helping Tenants in Flushing

Helping Tenants in Flushing

Housing, Queens, Video March 10, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Follow a tenant advocate as he talks with renters of apartments in Flushing.

Senator Sanders, right, was joined at the meeting by Assembly Member David Weprin, Pandit Lakhram R. Maharaj, founder of the Tulsi Mandir, and Savitri Gebodh who helped alert her neighbors to the fire so they could escape safely. (Photo via )

Getting Help after Richmond Hill Blaze

Caribbean, Queens March 8, 2017 at 1:37 pm

Community leaders are trying to get attention and help for the Indo-Caribbean residents and business owners affected by a fire last weekend in Richmond Hill.

Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is an area with an important and growing Latino community including a large percentage of Mexican immigrants. During the last week of February, restaurants in the area had few customers. (Photo via Impacto)

Raids in New York City Neighborhoods Affecting Local Economy

Business, Immigration, Latino, Queens, Staten Island March 7, 2017 at 1:18 pm

Concern over the immigration measures enforced by the Trump administration has become a true nightmare affecting the five boroughs far beyond immigrants without legal status, Impacto Latino and El Diario report.

Liberty Avenue in Little Guyana (Photo by Anthony O’Reilly via Queens Chronicle)

Fears of ICE in ‘Little Guyana’

Caribbean, Immigration, Queens March 6, 2017 at 4:57 pm

In Richmond Hill, fears of ICE raids have resulted in sparse foot traffic and a drop in business at stores and eateries, reports Queens Chronicle.

Korean American seniors waiting in a line to receive free lunch at a senior center in Flushing, Queens. Many of social service recipients at the senior center joined the mutual aid program. (Photo by Joeun Lee for Voices of NY)

How Low-Income Korean Seniors Finance Their Burials

Korean seniors in New York with low incomes often join a mutual aid society program to finance their burials. Now some worry that they may put in more money than their children will be able to draw out, and revisions to the program have been put in place to enhance equity.

St. Pat's for All (Photo by Jacobia Dahm, Creative Commons license)

St. Pat’s for All Parade Stands with Immigrants

Culture, Immigration, Muslim, Queens, Western European March 3, 2017 at 3:56 pm

The St. Pat’s for All parade, taking place on March 5 in Sunnyside, Queens, will show solidarity with immigrants, refugees and Muslims, in particular those affected by President Trump’s executive order, reports Irish Echo.

(Photo via World Journal)

‘The Best Coffee in Flushing’ Shuts Down

East Asian, Food, Queens March 1, 2017 at 4:03 pm

A popular high-end coffee shop in Flushing has fallen victim to rising rents, World Journal reports.

The Richmond Hill branch of Outreach has recently started offering services in Polish. (Photo by Kasia Szczesniak via Nowy Dziennik)

‘Outreach’ Helps Polish Immigrants Fight Addiction

Eastern European, Queens, Social Services February 28, 2017 at 12:11 pm

The nonprofit Outreach offers therapy services to fight drug and alcohol addiction for Polish immigrants in their native language, reports Nowy Dziennik.

The creator of the Queens Night Market, John Wang. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Unique Queens Market Fosters Entrepreneurship for Immigrants

Business, Food, Immigration, Queens February 28, 2017 at 12:06 pm

El Diario/La Prensa interviews John Wang, the creator of the Queens International Night Market, an open-air night market featuring independent vendors from all over the world.

John Ho, center right, son of Susan Lee, former owner of  Ho Flowers and Plants in Jackson Heights, receives a citation from New York City Council member Daniel Dromm. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Florist Honored in Queens

Business, East Asian, Immigration, Queens February 27, 2017 at 4:39 pm

The late Susan Lee, who ran Ho Flowers and Plants in Queens for 42 years, was honored by City Council member Daniel Dromm, Korea Daily reports.

Momos – and French Toast – in Woodside

Momos – and French Toast – in Woodside

Ethnic Eats, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian February 24, 2017 at 5:16 pm

The father-daughter team behind Dawa’s serves up both Himalayan and American fare, from pancakes and French toast to momos and gyuma.