Queens

Jonnel Doris and Karine Williams at Diversity Plaza (Photo via Queens Examiner)

Promoting MWBEs – at Diversity Plaza and Beyond

Business, Queens September 19, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Diversity Plaza’s upgrade is being led by a MWBE-certified company, Queens Examiner reports.

Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York (Photo by Javier Gochis via Diario de Mexico USA)

A Legacy of 30 Years: Ballet Folklórico Mexicano

Culture, Mexican, New York, Queens September 15, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Dance troupe Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York, which started as a community group by Mexican immigrant families, is approaching its 35th anniversary, Diario de México USA reports.

(Photo by Chenghui Hsu via World Journal)

Party Registration Keeps Flushing Voters from Casting Votes

East Asian, Elections 2017, Queens September 14, 2017 at 4:07 pm

A poll worker tells World Journal that many Chinese hesitate to register with a political party, causing some to be turned away during the primaries.

Sadness overcame Monserrate’s followers at his campaign headquarters, located on Astoria Boulevard. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

High Emotions in Queens as Moya Defeats Monserrate

Elections 2017, Queens September 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm

In an intense electoral night in Queens’ District 21, the Democratic Party’s favorite Francisco Moya beat a surprisingly strong Hiram Monserrate after a contentious primary, Queens Latino reports.

Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Circle, Manhattan (Photo by Selbe Lynn, Creative Commons license)

Queens Italians Weigh In on Columbus Statue

History, Queens, Western European August 31, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Italian Americans in Queens speak out against the prospect of removing the Christopher Columbus statue in Manhattan, reports Queens Chronicle.

Linda Lee (Photo via The Korea Times)

Bridging Generations of Koreans in Bayside

East Asian, Queens, Social Services August 30, 2017 at 3:42 pm

The Korea Times speaks to Linda Lee, the executive director of Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, about the organization’s new Bayside location, a place she hopes will serve three generations of the community.

A Nepalese Singer in the Country of Dreams

A Nepalese Singer in the Country of Dreams

Culture, Queens, South Asian August 25, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Sapana Shree sings songs of home at restaurants in Jackson Heights, Vishwanews.com reports.

A rendition of the Far Rockaway plan. (Image from the EDC, via City Limits)

Rezoning Far Rockaway

Housing, Queens August 21, 2017 at 5:42 pm

The NYC EDC’s plan for rezoning Downtown Far Rockaway passed a hurdle in the City Council on Aug. 21 and seems headed for approval, City Limits reports.

Hettie Powell (Photo via Times Ledger)

In Queens, a Public Defender Seeks Council Seat

Elections 2017, Queens August 21, 2017 at 5:21 pm

Times Ledger profiles Hettie Powell, the public defender seeking the District 28 City Council seat in Queens.

(From the left) Minhee Lee, coordinator at KACE, Dohyung Kim, chairman of KACE, Dongchan Kim, president of KACE, Sangho Lee, Chairman of The Korean American Business Council of New York. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Counting Korean Voters in NYS

East Asian, Elections 2017, Politics, Queens August 18, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Korea Daily and The Korea Times wrote about a KACE report on changes in Korean-American voter registration in New York.

Shiblu Ahmed (in plaid shirt), the son of Thara Uddin, at the vigil remembering Uddin and Imam Maulama Akonjee. (Photo by Anthony O’Reilly via Queens Chronicle)

Two Deaths in Ozone Park – A Year Later

Crime, Muslim, Queens August 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm

One year after the killing of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin in Ozone Park, Queens, the imam’s son and others in the community have only one question, reports Queens Chronicle.

Angélica Vélez, 34, from Ecuador, and her family were discriminated against for being Hispanic. (Photo via El Diario)

Public Advocate Criticizes Courts for Discrimination  

Immigration, Latino, Queens August 15, 2017 at 4:46 pm

Letitia James’ office confirmed the complaints of Hispanic women who said they were mistreated and denied translation services at Queens Surrogate’s Court, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Dorawa, a new Korean restaurant on Bell Boulevard, fuses Korean and American culture. (Photo by Anthony Giudice via QNS)

New Korean Restaurant in Bayside

East Asian, Food, Queens August 14, 2017 at 4:41 pm

A new Korean restaurant is set to open on Bell Blvd. in Queens, QNS reports

(Photo via El Diario)

As Moya’s Prospects Improve, So Does Ecuadoreans’ Clout in the City

Culture, Queens, South American August 7, 2017 at 8:03 pm

Ecuadoreans in Queens celebrated their 35th Independence Day Parade by reflecting on their community’s growing influence in the city, exemplified in the rising prospects of Francisco Moya in the upcoming Democratic City Council primaries, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.

(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.