Queens

Yichen Tu in front of a bulletin board filled with housing ads, which she calls the “Craigslist for immigrants.” She holds the Chinese character for “housing.” (Photo by Joseph Hsu via Open City)

‘My Flushing’ through Photos

East Asian, Immigration, Queens August 23, 2016 at 2:46 pm

In a series of photos in Open City, a World Journal reporter identifies notable spots in her adapted home of Flushing that reflect the many Chinese and immigrant residents who make up the neighborhood.

Uniting the Cultures of Indonesia through Food

Uniting the Cultures of Indonesia through Food

Ethnic Eats, Featured Posts, Food, Queens, Southeast Asian August 22, 2016 at 4:27 pm

A food festival in Queens brings together the disparate cultures and languages of Indonesia.

A man stands outside Kunal Jewelers, located next to Lavanya on 74th Street in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo by Mumu Matryoshka, Creative Commons license)

Neighborhoods Like Jackson Heights are ‘Household Names in India’

Demographics, Immigration, Queens, South Asian August 22, 2016 at 3:25 pm

As Indians celebrate their country’s 70th Independence Day, Queens Tribune reports on how the community has grown and thrived in the borough.

Grace Meng (Photo via The Korea Times)

Rep. Grace Meng Seeks Support for Third Term

East Asian, Politics, Queens August 19, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Rep. Grace Meng (D–NY) spoke with The Korea Times about her accomplishments and her concerns for immigrant, Asian and Korean issues as she seeks a third term in Congress representing the 6th Congressional District in NY.

In the wake of the killings of a Queens imam and his assistant, Brooklynites rallied. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

‘Muslim Lives Matter’ – Communities React to Killings

Brooklyn, Muslim, Queens, South Asian August 16, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Ditmas Park Corner and Queens Chronicle report on Muslim community members in Brooklyn and Queens reacting to the killings of an imam and his assistant over the weekend.

Photo by Zach Williams

A Home in the Old Liberian Neighborhood

African, Featured Posts, Queens, Video August 10, 2016 at 1:10 pm

A Liberian refugee who settled with his parents and sister in Hollis, Queens, more than 30 years ago returns to the old family home to restore more than just the house.

(Photo via El Diario)

Celebration and Calls for TPS at Ecuadorian Parade

Culture, Queens, South American August 9, 2016 at 12:57 pm

The New York Ecuadorian Parade on Northern Boulevard in Queens, held days before the country’s independence day, was marked by calls for temporary protected status, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Demolition begins on Willets Point (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

What the New Willets Point Will Mean for the Chinese Community

Business, East Asian, Queens August 4, 2016 at 6:24 pm

With the demolition of Willets Point underway, Chinese business leaders in Flushing worry about what the redevelopment could mean for Flushing, reports Sing Tao Daily.

(Image via Sunnyside Post)

An International Audience for Irish Musicians in NYC

Culture, New York, Queens, Western European August 4, 2016 at 4:39 pm

“Sunnyside Sessions,” which premiered Aug. 1 on Irish TV, a channel aimed at the global diaspora, features performances by local musicians and notable figures of Irish descent, reports Sunnyside Post.

S. J. Jung challenging signatures on the petitions submitted by Toby Stavisky. (Photo via The Korea times)

S.J. Jung Challenges Signatures on Stavisky Petitions

East Asian, Politics, Queens August 1, 2016 at 3:09 pm

S.J. Jung, who is challenging Toby Stavisky for the 16th District State Senate seat in Queens, charged that most of the signatures on petitions supporting Stavisky’s run are ineligible, The Korea Times and Times Ledger reported.

At the recent "collective" bratabandha in Queens. (Photo via Everest Times)

The First ‘Collective’ Bratabandha for Young Nepalese in NYC

Queens, South Asian, Traditions July 27, 2016 at 9:57 am

A significant rite of passage for young Nepalese was conducted in Queens recently, Everest Times reports.

Consul of Colombia in New York María Isabel Pérez (left). (Photo by Camille Padilla Dalmau via El Diario)

Colombians Celebrate Independence and Peace in Queens

Culture, Latino, Queens, South American July 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm

Native Colombians and those by heritage, along with other Latinos, came together to celebrate their culture, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

(Photo courtesy of Manashe Khaimov via Times Ledger)

Bukharian Teen Lounge Closes in Queens

Asian, Queens, Social Services, Youth July 20, 2016 at 12:45 pm

The closing of programs at the Bukharian Teen Lounge in Forest Hills, which helped youths integrate into American society, has some worried about how it would affect the community, reports Times Ledger.

Chef-owner Sharmila Sherchan outside her restauarant (Photo via Nepalaya News)

In Jackson Heights, Chef Sharmila Shines

Food, Queens, South Asian, Women July 13, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Nepalaya News profiles Sharmila Sherchan, owner of the popular Nepalese restaurant Mustang Thakali Kitchen in Jackson Heights.

A Taste of Malaysia in Flushing

A Taste of Malaysia in Flushing

Food, Queens, Southeast Asian, Video July 8, 2016 at 12:56 pm

SinoVision heads into the kitchen at PappaRich, a Malaysian chain restaurant that opened its second U.S. location this year.