Queens

Arepa Lady (Photo courtesy of Alejandro Osorio via Jackson Heights Post)

Arepa Lady Back in Business in Jackson Heights

Food, Queens, South American October 11, 2018 at 3:02 pm

The famed Colombian restaurant Arepa Lady reopens on Roosevelt Avenue, reports Jackson Heights Post.

The colorful dresses and green beard were only part of Ms. Colombia's extravagant personality. (Photo via El Diario)

Mysterious Death of LGBT Icon Rattles Queens Hispanic Community

Bronx, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens October 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm

Jackson Heights residents mourn the loss of Osvaldo Gómez, known as “Ms. Colombia,” an icon of the Latino LGBT community in Queens whose body was found on a Bronx beach but there is no official cause of death yet, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mrs. Wang in her hospital bed (Photo by Rachel Liu via World Journal)

Victim of the Maternity Center Bloodshed Struggles in Pain

Crime, East Asian, Queens October 2, 2018 at 3:45 pm

A victim of the Flushing maternity center stabbing, who was a colleague of the suspect, speaks to the World Journal about the uncertain future she now faces.

Vendors protesting outside City Hall before a vote to restrict their activities in Flushing. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Vendors Oppose Flushing Restrictions

Business, East Asian, Queens September 28, 2018 at 2:09 pm

A bill introduced by Council member Peter Koo and passed by the Council provoked protests among Flushing vendors, reports Sing Tao Daily.

The 109th police precinct blocked the nearby streets for the investigation. (Photo by Jerry Cao via World Journal)

Inside the Blood-Drenched Maternity Center

Crime, East Asian, Queens September 25, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Following the stabbing attack at a Flushing maternity center, World Journal speaks to past clients of the center, and the husband of suspect Yu Fen Wang.

About 15 years ago, Polish immigrants started moving into Glendale, Queens. (Photo by Anna Arciszewska via Nowy Dziennik)

A Less Polish Glendale

Business, Demographics, Eastern European, Queens September 24, 2018 at 1:13 pm

As demographics change in Glendale, Queens, businesses that once catered to mostly Polish customers must now adapt to serving different communities, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Meah Pace, lead singer and actress in "It Can Happen Here." (Photo via QNS)

In Queens, a New Play Reflects Diverse Hopes and Fears

Culture, Immigration, Queens September 19, 2018 at 4:47 pm

A novel from the 1930s, and recent interviews conducted in Queens, serve as the inspiration for a new play, “It Can Happen Here,” showing on Sept. 30, Queens Daily Eagle and QNS report.

John Liu at his primary victory party Sept. 13. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

John Liu Wins, Making History Again

East Asian, Elections 2018, Queens September 14, 2018 at 8:16 pm

John Liu is on track to become the first Asian-American state senator after his primary win, which came despite not receiving the full support of the Chinese community, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Jessica Ramos, with her family at Barriles Restaurant on the night of her victory. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Four Female Candidates of Colombian Descent Win in NY

Elections 2018, Latino, Queens, South American, Women September 14, 2018 at 3:39 pm

The streets of Jackson Heights celebrated well into the night as four women of Colombian origin won their Democratic primaries on Thursday night, Queens Latino reports.

(Photo from Tech Collective via QNS)

Queens Students Develop Hungry4Halal App

Food, Muslim, Queens, Technology September 11, 2018 at 4:59 pm

A new app created by Queens College students, identifies eateries across the city that serve halal food and also offers recipes and videos, reports QNS.

At the co-naming of 85th Rd. as "Ahmadiyya Way." (Photo by Ryan Brady via Queens Chronicle)

‘Ahmadiyya Way’ Named in Queens

Jewish, Muslim, Queens, South Asian September 7, 2018 at 3:25 pm

Queens Chronicle covers the co-naming of 85th Road in Queens as “Ahmadiyya Way.”

Designer Osvaldo Rodríguez brings Fashion Week to Queens with a collection promoting inclusion. Mauricio Mazariegos (red skirt,) Allan Carrera (red dress,) Denisse Ortega (blue dress,) Ashley De Queen (green dress,) Karina Blancovi (beige dress) and Shagela Di Marti (black dress). (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mexican Designer Turns Corona into a Catwalk

Culture, Mexican, Queens September 5, 2018 at 3:18 pm

Ahead of Fashion Week and seeking to challenge “stigmas,” a Mexican designer showcases his work worn by models in drag using the streets of Corona as a runway, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Yonel Lettelier Sosa (Photo by Mark Hallum via Times Ledger)

Sosa on His Campaign for the 39th Assembly District

Dominican, Elections 2018, Latino, Queens September 5, 2018 at 3:12 pm

Times Ledger interviews the third candidate for the key NYS Assembly seat representing Jackson Heights, Corona and Elmhurst.

At the podium, Danny Mendoza. Seated, from left to right, Ari Espinal, Catalina Cruz and Yonel Letellier. (Photo by Danny Mendoza via Queens Latino)

Latino Politicians Face Off in ‘Historic’ Debate in Queens

Elections 2018, Latino, Queens September 4, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Five Latino politicians in Queens participated in a “historic,” heated debate in Spanish ahead of the next Democratic primaries, Queens Latino reports.

Zellnor Y. Myrie, running for the 20th district NYS Senate seat in Brooklyn, was endorsed by the New York Amsterdam News. (Photo from zellnorforstatesenate.com)

AmNews Endorses IDC Opponents

Bronx, Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Manhattan, Queens August 31, 2018 at 2:33 pm

The New York Amsterdam News published its second round of endorsements for the Sept. 13 primary elections.