Queens

Consul General of Colombia in New York María Isabel Pérez, left. (Photo via El Diario)

Colombians in Queens Celebrate Independence and Peace

Culture, Latino, Queens July 24, 2017 at 5:42 pm

At the 16th Colombian Independence Day Parade on Sunday in Jackson Heights the recent peace accord took center stage, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.

Burmese New Year Marked in Elmhurst

Burmese New Year Marked in Elmhurst

The Burmese community marked the New Year in Elmhurst, at a time when the weather is similar to that in Myanmar, where it is celebrated in April.

Dr. Xiaoliang Zhang's office on Street. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Doctor, Pharmacies and Billing Fraud in Flushing

Crime, East Asian, Health, Queens July 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Two stories in Sing Tao Daily examine Medicaid and Medicare fraud in Flushing – involving a popular Chinese doctor and some neighborhood pharmacies.

Handicrafts street vendor Segundo Pérez. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

With City Hall in Queens, Residents Offer Praise and Criticism

Government, Immigration, Latino, Queens July 18, 2017 at 5:19 pm

As Mayor de Blasio “moves” to Queens as part of the “City Hall in Your Borough” initiative, Latino immigrants express gratitude for his efforts to maintain a sanctuary city and make specific demands (more schools, affordable housing) while some grumble that he is just pandering for votes, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Bukharian-Owned Grocery Reopens on Main Street

Asian, Jewish, Queens July 18, 2017 at 4:29 pm

The grocery store Haim’s International has reopened in Kew Gardens Hills after a fire devastated its original location at the end of last year. The Bukharian Times speaks to its owner, a native of Uzbekistan, about the family business.

Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) joins Make the Road New York in leading the Trans-Latinx March. (Photos by Ariel Hernandez

Denouncing Hatred Against Transgender Latinas

LGBTQ, Queens July 13, 2017 at 6:01 pm

The sixth annual Trans-Latinx March comes after some 20 alleged hate crimes in the area of Jackson Heights, Corona and Woodside in the past year, reports Queens Tribune.

Council member Peter Koo makes his case for re-election as challenger Alison Tan looks on. (Photo by James Farrell via Queens Tribune)

Flushing Candidates Koo and Tan Face Off

Elections 2017, Queens July 7, 2017 at 4:27 pm

Peter Koo and Alison Tan discussed infrastructure funding, congestion and other issues concerning Flushing at a debate between the two Democratic candidates for City Council, reports Queens Tribune.

‘Happy Cleaners’ to Tell Experiences of Korean Diaspora Family

‘Happy Cleaners’ to Tell Experiences of Korean Diaspora Family

Business, East Asian, Queens June 30, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Some second-generation Korean Americans are about to start filming “Happy Cleaners,” in an effort to chronicle the experiences of the Korean diaspora, reports Korea Daily.

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Citi Bikes for the Bronx?

Transportation Alternatives is gathering signatures on a petition urging the city to expand Citi Bike availability in the Bronx and other underserved areas, Norwood News reports.

Activist Sunny Hahn, third from left, organized a protest denouncing North Korea’s treatment of Otto Warmbier — an American who died after being medically evacuated from the country, where he was imprisoned for stealing a poster — in Flushing last Thursday. (Photo by Ryan Brady via Queens Chronicle)

Korean Group Denounces ‘Assault’ of Otto Warmbier

East Asian, Queens June 29, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Members of the Korean American Defenders of Freedom spoke out against the treatment of Otto Warmbier in North Korea at a rally in Flushing last week, reports Queens Chronicle.

Alex Chen at the podium at his graduation (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Student at Townsend Harris Awarded for Ousting Principal

East Asian, Education, Queens June 28, 2017 at 1:06 pm

World Journal reports on graduating senior Alex Chen, who helped lead protests against the interim acting principal at Townsend Harris High School in Queens that eventually resulted in her replacement.

Pastry chef Judy Lai (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Chef Solves Identity Confusion with Pastry Making

Culture, East Asian, Food, Queens June 27, 2017 at 1:29 pm

In her work as a pastry chef, Judy Lai bridges the divide between East and West, and reflects Chinese aesthetics, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Maureen Choi (Photo by Kyeongmin Park for Voices of NY)

Spanish Jazz, from Korean American Maureen Choi

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Queens June 26, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Maureen Choi trained first as a classical violinist in Michigan, then was drawn to the freedom and improvisation of jazz. Now living in Spain, she’s on tour with her quartet in the U.S., and will have two NYC performances.

The workshop on depression held by the Charles B. Wong Community Health Center. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Expert Calls for Attention to Postpartum Depression

East Asian, Health, Immigration, New York, Queens June 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

In the wake of the suicide of a young Chinese immigrant who had recently given birth, a psychologist from the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center talked about warning signs of depression at a workshop in Queens, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Alison Tan is challenging two-term Councilman Peter Koo. (Photo by Jon Cronin via Queens Tribune)

Alison Tan, Peter Koo’s Challenger, on Developers and More

East Asian, Elections 2017, Politics, Queens, Real Estate June 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Alison Tan, a Flushing community board member, is challenging City Council member Peter Koo. Her husband Ron Kim of the NYS Assembly initially endorsed Koo, Queens Tribune reports.