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Chickens, drained of blood, are washed in boiling water.

Madani Halal: Preserving Tradition After Founder’s Death  

Featured Posts, Food, Muslim, Queens, South Asian February 23, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Butcher Imran Uddin continues to serve customers at Madani Halal, founded by his recently deceased father, while he contemplates his future role in the Bangladeshi community of Queens.

The Sureños identify themselves with the color blue. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Mexican Gangs Increase Their Presence in Corona

Crime, Mexican, Queens February 21, 2017 at 5:09 pm

The predominance of graffiti tags of Mexican gang Sur 13 in the streets of Corona, Queens, points to an increase in gang violence and criminal activity, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) announces he is running for re-election.  (Photo courtesy of Peter Koo, via Times Ledger)

Koo Runs Again for City Council

Politics, Queens February 17, 2017 at 3:24 pm

The “mayor of Flushing,” City Council member Peter Koo, announced Feb. 13 that he is running for re-election, Times Ledger reports.

The former Bayside Jewish Center will be the new center for the Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, opening in the spring. (Photo courtesy of KCS, via The Korea Times)

A New Korean Center Planned for the Spring

East Asian, Queens, Social Services February 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The new center for the Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York is scheduled to open in the spring, and officials are now asking donors to contribute to offsetting the debt undertaken to finance the purchase of the building, The Korea Times reports.

Religious Diversity of Flushing Captured in Photo Series

Religious Diversity of Flushing Captured in Photo Series

Queens, Religion February 16, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Flushing artist and educator Gina Minielli has set out to photograph some of the more than 200 houses of worship in the Queens neighborhood, reports QNS.

Amada Sahar Quezada, in Astoria, Queens, near the East River. (Photo by Javier Castaño)

Latina Muslim Speaks Out Against Prejudice

Dominican, Muslim, Queens February 16, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Amada Sahar Quezada, a Dominican woman who converted to Islam after 9/11, speaks out against prejudice and misinformation, in Queens Latino.

Latinos send money to their countries at the Roosevelt Avenue and 76th Street Western Union branch (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

In Queens, Immigrants Are Fearful

Latino, Queens February 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Call it the Trump effect: More remittances and fewer people dining out or shopping are some of the consequences of rumors of massive ICE raids in Queens, Queens Latino reports.

Jose Perlata (Photo via El Diario)

Embattled Sen. Peralta Defends Controversial Move

Government, New York, Queens February 8, 2017 at 5:06 pm

As critics accuse him of siding with Republicans in Albany, José Peralta told El Diario/La Prensa that he joined the Independent Democratic Conference in order to have a more productive legislative session regarding projects that defend immigrants.

Nepali community members at an event at Sherpa Kyidug Hall in Elmhurst, Queens called for Feb. 5 to discuss Presdient Trump's recent executive order. (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Worries over Trump’s Action Among Nepalese

Featured Posts, Immigration, Queens, South Asian February 7, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The Nepalese community, like many others in NYC, worries about the wider consequences of President Trump’s action against visitors, immigrants and refugees from seven nations.

"Abuelito, dime tú" a theater training program for seniors, is one of the programs organized by the Latin American Intercultural Alliance. (Photo via LAIA)

Queens Latino Center Turns to the Arts

Culture, Latino, Queens February 6, 2017 at 4:45 pm

From its new home in Jamaica, the Latin American Intercultural Alliance works on showcasing the arts, in addition to concentrating on immigrant and women’s rights, reports Times Ledger.

This building on Roosevelt and 77th Street will be demolished to erect a 7-story commercial and residential building with parking. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Change Coming to Roosevelt Ave.

Business, Latino, Queens February 6, 2017 at 1:20 pm

The announced demolition of two buildings along Roosevelt Avenue raises worries of displacement for minority-owned businesses and gentrification in Jackson Heights, Queens Latino reports.

(Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Fifteen Shops Affected in Flushing Fire

Business, East Asian, Queens January 31, 2017 at 11:29 am

Businesses in Flushing are still reeling from a four-alarm fire in Flushing on Jan. 25 – the second in six months, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Flushing (Photo by NYC Department of Transportation, Creative Commons license)

How a US-China Trade War Could Impact Flushing

Business, East Asian, Queens January 27, 2017 at 12:39 pm

Queens Chronicle speaks to Chinese community leaders and residents of Flushing to get their take on new tensions between the U.S. and China.

(Photo via BKLYNER)

Kensington Declared a ‘Hate Free Zone’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Queens January 27, 2017 at 12:38 pm

Immigrant groups organized rallies in Kensington and Jackson Heights in response to President Trump’s executive orders on immigration policies, report BKLYNER and QNS.

Celebrating the Festival of Colors in Richmond Hill (Photo by Atomische * Tom Giebel, Creative Commons license)

Phagwah Parade Announced in Richmond Hill

Caribbean, Culture, Queens, Religion January 25, 2017 at 5:11 pm

The annual Phagwah Parade in Richmond Hill will take place on March 12 this year as organizers seek to attract a diverse crowd, reports Times Ledger.