Queens

Senator Jessica Ramos and Eusebio Veras, who is an immigrant, at the new AAFE headquarters. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

AAFE Opens New Office to Serve Queens’ Immigrants

Asian, Immigration, Latino, Queens April 18, 2019 at 4:47 pm

The Asian American organization seeks to offer services to all of Queens’ immigrant communities, particularly Latinos, in Jackson Heights, Queens Latino reports.

Creme & Sugar ice cream parlor and cafe (Photo courtesy of Creme & Sugar via Bushwick Daily)

Finding Peruvian Ice Cream in Queens

Food, Queens, South American April 10, 2019 at 4:25 pm

Bushwick Daily writes about the Peruvian ice cream shop Creme & Sugar in Ridgewood which has reopened its doors as warmer weather arrives.

The band Espíritu Andino performs during the first Peruvian community forum sponsored by the City of New York. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

City Holds First Community Forum for Peruvians

Immigration, Queens, South American April 3, 2019 at 12:25 pm

More than 500 people packed the first Peruvian community forum organized by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs in Jackson Heights to highlight the city’s services, Queens Latino reports.

Ecuadoreans represent 26 percent of the Queens Latino population, closely followed by Mexicans (25 percent). (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Ecuadoreans are Largest Latino Group in Queens

Demographics, Queens April 1, 2019 at 4:58 pm

According to a Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies report, Ecuadoreans have recently become the largest Latin American community in Jackson Heights and Corona, El Diario La Prensa reports.

NYC Council member Costa Constantinides, center, at a street naming ceremony with Nepalese community leaders earlier this month. (Photo courtesy of Council member Constantinides' office, via QNS)

Supporting NYC Nepalese with TPS

Immigration, Queens, South Asian March 29, 2019 at 5:09 pm

Two NYC council members have introduced a resolution condemning the government’s withdrawal of TPS status for Nepalese, reports QNS.

Celebrating LGBTQ Equality in the Caribbean-American Community

Celebrating LGBTQ Equality in the Caribbean-American Community

Caribbean, Featured Posts, LGBTQ, Queens, Video March 19, 2019 at 12:31 pm

The Caribbean Equality Project recently celebrated its fourth year of empowering LGBTQ members of the Caribbean-American community in NYC.

Jamaica Muslim Center members and city officials on Friday unveil "JMC Way" at 68th Street from Highland Avenue to Gothic Drive. (Photo by Carlotta Mohamed via QNS)

‘Bittersweet’ Street Co-naming for Jamaica Muslim Center

Muslim, Queens March 18, 2019 at 5:31 pm

A street co-naming ceremony for the congregation of the Jamaica Muslim Center took place soon after the Christchurch mosque attacks, reports QNS.

The students from the DGK School in Brooklyn performed at the event honoring the Greek Language at the Stathakion Center in Astoria. (Photo by Kostas Bej via The National Herald)

A Greek Salute to Education

Culture, Education, Queens, Western European March 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Greek-American educators were honored at a celebration of Greek language and culture in Astoria, reports The National Herald.

Mariana Romero Toledo Arepas Café restaurant in Astoria. (Photo by Danny Mendoza via Queens Latino)

Venezuelans in Queens: Lives Upended

Immigration, Latino, Queens March 14, 2019 at 6:33 pm

Queens Latino has compiled several voices of Venezuelans in New York distraught by the country’s crisis but hopeful for the future and, in some cases, longing for U.S. intervention.

(Photo by Lan Mu via World Journal)

Japanese Dollar Store Triggers New Round of Competition in Flushing

Business, Queens March 12, 2019 at 5:20 pm

Chinese owners of 99-cent stores react to the opening of Daiso, a famous Japanese dollar store, in Flushing, reports World Journal.

(Photo by Ngima Pakhrin via Everest Times)

‘Mount Everest Way’ Named in Queens

Queens, South Asian March 11, 2019 at 12:04 pm

A street in Jackson Heights has been co-named “Mount Everest Way” in recognition of the Nepalese community’s growing influence in the area, reports Everest Times.

Members of Noreum Machi; from left, Uigyun Jung, Hyunju Oh, Juhong Kim, Howon Lee and Taeho Kim.

Korean Percussion Group Finds Its Voice in Traditional Music

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens March 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Korean percussion ensemble Noreum Machi brings its style of traditional folk music to Flushing.

Ana Alulema, Flaviana Linares and Marilyn Mendoza at the weekly meeting of the Parents in Action Committee (Comité Padres en Acción) which educates parents about NYC schools. (Photo by Edwin Martinez via El Diario)

Parents Educating Parents about Their Rights in NYC Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Latino, Queens March 6, 2019 at 4:23 pm

A support group for and by immigrant parents sponsored by Make the Road has been helping the newly-arrived navigate the New York school system for the past 10 years, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during the opening of her Queens office. (Photo via El Diario)

Queens Immigrants Hopeful as AOC Opens Shop in Jackson Heights

Government, Queens March 5, 2019 at 4:43 pm

As Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opened a new office in Queens, residents expressed hope she will be closer to them to address pressing housing and immigration issues, El Diario La Prensa reports.

The Flushing BID, Council member Peter Koo and community members signed a petition in an effort to restore 40th Road back to its former status as a vibrant commercial district. (Photo via World Journal)

Campaign Launched in Flushing to Clean the Name of 40th Road

Business, Queens February 19, 2019 at 1:34 pm

Council member Peter Koo, the Flushing BID and other community organizations have started an initiative to drive out massage parlors from 40th Road and change the street’s reputation as a red light district, reports World Journal.