Queens

Jackson Heights’ Diversity Plaza in Queens Community Board 3, which recently started a new committee to address the needs of the neighborhood’s immigrant residents. (Photo by Sadia Haque via City Limits)

Queens CB Adds an Immigration Committee

Immigration, Queens May 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Community Board 3, which includes some of the most diverse areas in the country, created a Committee for Immigration Affairs in hopes of addressing issues of importance to immigrants, reports City Limits.

A Halal Bodega

A Halal Bodega

Business, Food, Queens, Video May 22, 2019 at 3:01 pm

A bodega owner in Queens discusses in a BRIC TV video whether he can make it by selling “everything but beer.”

Kim is standing in front of Pyongyang Gymnasium in 2008 (Photo courtesy of Dong-Chul Kim)

Korean Businessman, in Flushing, Tells All about North Korea

New York, Queens, Southeast Asian May 17, 2019 at 5:26 pm

Dong-chul Kim talks with The Korea Daily about his “love-hate” relationship with North Korea, and his imprisonment.

Mary Jobaida (Photo courtesy of Jobaida's campaign via QNS)

First Primary Challenger in Queens District in a Decade

Politics, Queens, South Asian May 3, 2019 at 5:24 pm

Citing a need for a “true, democratic process,” Mary Jobaida is running in the 2020 Democratic primary for the 37th Assembly District seat currently held by longtime incumbent Catherine Nolan, reports QNS.

Kane's Flushing Diner closes its doors on May 1. (Photo by Lan Mu via World Journal)

Kane’s Flushing Diner Sold to Chinese Developer

East Asian, Food, Queens April 30, 2019 at 6:14 pm

Ahead of the shuttering of Kane’s Flushing Diner on May 1, a family member speaks to World Journal about the changes she witnessed in the more than 50 years the restaurant has been in business.

Strong police presence after the murder. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Corona Residents Concerned about Police Anti-Gang Actions

Queens April 30, 2019 at 5:50 pm

After a daytime shooting at a train station prompted a crackdown on gangs, Hispanic youths in Corona feel more police harassment and activists warn of discrimination, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Queens Night Market Opens for 5th Season

Queens Night Market Opens for 5th Season

Culture, Featured Posts, Food, Immigration, Queens April 30, 2019 at 5:07 pm

The Queens Night Market at Flushing Meadows Corona Park features more than 50 food vendors and 20 art vendors this year.

Tanabel Table’s first cook Fayza Maamo (center), with her daughter Fadila (left), and Tanabel founder chef Hannah Goldberg. (Photo by Rachel Elkind via QNS)

Refugee Chefs Prepare Middle Eastern Specialties

Brooklyn, Food, Immigration, Queens April 25, 2019 at 4:39 pm

QNS profiles Middle East food vendor Tanabel Table.

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.

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