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Members of the nepalese community at the April 25 event spsonored by Adhikaar in Queens. (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Nepalese Anxious over TPS

Immigration, Queens, South Asian April 26, 2018 at 5:28 pm

Nepalese TPS holders expressed worry over news reports that the U.S. government will end the program.

From the left, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Catalina Cruz and Julissa Ferreras Copeland at the La Estrella del Caribe restaurant. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Latinos Battle over Queens’ District 39 Assembly Seat

Elections 2018, Latino, Queens April 25, 2018 at 4:47 pm

While Ari Espinal won the special election for the vacant 39th Assembly District seat in Queens, she will face a tough Democratic primary on Sept. 13 against two Hispanic candidates – including Catalina Cruz, who is picking up powerful endorsements, Queens Latino reports.

Trinidad and Guyana nationals proudly display their countries’ flags and colors at the Phagwah celebrations. (Photo by Tangerine Clarke via Caribbean Life)

Thirty Years of Phagwah

Culture, Queens April 19, 2018 at 5:12 pm

The Indo-Caribbean and Hindu communities celebrated the 30th annual Phagwah Parade in Queens with some help from the city, reports Caribbean Life.

The Queens library event on TPS. (Photo via Vishwanews.com)

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, Vishwanews.com reports.

An attendee expressing his joy at the Turban Day celebration of Vaisakhi in Times Square April 7. (Photo by Peter Ferreira via News India Times)

World Record Set at Turban Day

Manhattan, Metro Area, Queens April 11, 2018 at 4:34 pm

Turban Day is one of several events held in the New York metro area in April to celebrate the Vaisakhi festival, which marks the founding of the Sikh faith, writes News India Times.

NYC Commission on Human Rights Specialist Abraham Tejeda leading a workshop. (Photo by William Engel via Kings County Politics

Lending a ‘Legal Hand’ Against Discrimination

Brooklyn, Housing, Immigration, Queens April 11, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Kings County Politics covers legal workshops on housing offered by the volunteer organization Legal Hand.

A Portrait of Adhikaar’s Director

A Portrait of Adhikaar’s Director

Featured Posts, Immigration, LGBTQ, Queens, South Asian, Video March 28, 2018 at 3:20 pm

Adhikaar’s new executive director Pabitra Benjamin has opened the Nepalese community to discussing LGBTQ rights.

More Spending on TB Urged

More Spending on TB Urged

African, Brooklyn, East Asian, Health, Immigration, Latino, Queens March 26, 2018 at 5:10 pm

Tuberculosis cases in NYC rose for the first time in 15 years in 2017, prompting community groups to urge more government funding of treatment efforts.

The Queens International Night Market returns to the New York Hall of Science next month with more than 300 vendors offering diverse and exotic cuisine from around the world. (Photo courtesy of John Wang via Times Ledger)

Int’l Night Market Returns to Queens

Food, Queens March 23, 2018 at 3:50 pm

Flushing Post and Times Ledger write about the forthcoming season of the Queens International Night Market, opening April 21.

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Willets Point’s Latino Workers in 360°

Labor, Latino, Queens, Video March 20, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Queens Latino publishes its first 360-degree virtual reality video, which follows Latino workers in Willets Point, in collaboration with CUNY Graduate School of Journalism students.

Narbada Chettri, in red patterned attire at right. (Photo via Everest Times)

Congressman Crowley Honors Nepalese Activist Chhetri

Queens, South Asian, Women March 16, 2018 at 3:48 pm

Nepalese activist Narbada Chhetri was honored by Rep. Joseph Crowley for International Women’s Day, Everest Times reports.

More than 400 people attended the public hearing on a proposed expansion of a building on 82nd Street in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Community Pushback Limits Development in Jackson Heights

Business, Queens, Real Estate March 15, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Queens Community Board 4 rejected a spot rezoning application by a developer to construct a 13-story building in Jackson Heights, after residents and local business owners argued that it would bring displacement and segregation, Queens Latino reports.

Artist Gabriele Perici (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Astoria Businesses Hurting Over Subway Station Closings

Business, Latino, Queens March 5, 2018 at 5:15 pm

The closing of two Astoria subway stations for renovation is wreaking havoc for dozens of Hispanic businesses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

"Registered Polish American voters will constitute a strong political group, thanks to which our voice will be heard," says Slawomir Platta, the organizer of the campaign. (Photo by Marcin Żurawicz/Art Pix via Nowy Dziennik)

Big Voter Registration in the Polish-American Community

Eastern European, Politics, Queens March 5, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Slawomir Platta speaks to Nowy Dziennik about the large-scale voter registration drive he is organizing in Queens’ Polish community.

Ari Espinal and Catalina Cruz are set to give voters in Corona, Elmhurst a Jackson Heights a choice on Special Election Day. (Photo courtesy of Friends of Ari Espinal/Catalina Cruz for Assembly via City Limits)

Cruz to Take on Espinal in April Election – a ‘Rarity’

Politics, Queens February 27, 2018 at 4:56 pm

The special election race for the Assembly district 39 seat in Queens will be a “rarity,” writes City Limits, in that there will be more than one candidate.