Queens

Narbada Chettri, in red patterned attire at right. (Photo via Everest Times)

Congressman Crowley Honors Nepalese Activist Chhetri

Queens, South Asian, Women March 16, 2018 at 3:48 pm

Nepalese activist Narbada Chhetri was honored by Rep. Joseph Crowley for International Women’s Day, Everest Times reports.

More than 400 people attended the public hearing on a proposed expansion of a building on 82nd Street in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Community Pushback Limits Development in Jackson Heights

Business, Queens, Real Estate March 15, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Queens Community Board 4 rejected a spot rezoning application by a developer to construct a 13-story building in Jackson Heights, after residents and local business owners argued that it would bring displacement and segregation, Queens Latino reports.

Artist Gabriele Perici (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Astoria Businesses Hurting Over Subway Station Closings

Business, Latino, Queens March 5, 2018 at 5:15 pm

The closing of two Astoria subway stations for renovation is wreaking havoc for dozens of Hispanic businesses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

"Registered Polish American voters will constitute a strong political group, thanks to which our voice will be heard," says Slawomir Platta, the organizer of the campaign. (Photo by Marcin Żurawicz/Art Pix via Nowy Dziennik)

Big Voter Registration in the Polish-American Community

Eastern European, Politics, Queens March 5, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Slawomir Platta speaks to Nowy Dziennik about the large-scale voter registration drive he is organizing in Queens’ Polish community.

Ari Espinal and Catalina Cruz are set to give voters in Corona, Elmhurst a Jackson Heights a choice on Special Election Day. (Photo courtesy of Friends of Ari Espinal/Catalina Cruz for Assembly via City Limits)

Cruz to Take on Espinal in April Election – a ‘Rarity’

Politics, Queens February 27, 2018 at 4:56 pm

The special election race for the Assembly district 39 seat in Queens will be a “rarity,” writes City Limits, in that there will be more than one candidate.

The Principal of P.S.71 Indiana Soto (first from left) informed the interested parents about the requirements involved in launching the Dual Polish Language Program. From left: Andrzej Cierkosz, president of the Dobra Polska Szkola Foundation and teachers: Barbara Falkowska and Michelle Rafalko. (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

First Steps to a Polish Language Program in Ridgewood

Eastern European, Education, Queens February 22, 2018 at 5:15 pm

Parents in Ridgewood are hopeful that P.S. 71 will soon have the city’s second Polish Dual Language Program, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Tibetan New Year Observed

Tibetan New Year Observed

Featured Posts, Immigration, Queens, South Asian February 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Members of the Tibetan community observe the Tibetan New Year at a temple in Jackson Heights.

A poster at a bus shelter at Northern and Parsons boulevards in Flushing, put up there by Bayside resident Ted Han, urges people not to be deceived by propaganda from North Korea. (Photo by Ted Han via Queens Chronicle)

Queens Koreans Divided Over Olympics

East Asian, Politics, Queens February 8, 2018 at 4:59 pm

Some Korean immigrants in Queens vehemently oppose North and South Korea coming together for the Olympics, reflecting a generational gap on the issue, finds Queens Chronicle.

Andrea Marra of Jackson Heights is running for Jose Peralta's state senate seat. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Marra via QNS)

Andrea Marra Challenges Jose Peralta

East Asian, Politics, Queens February 8, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Jackson Heights resident Andrea Marra would become the first Asian American in the state Senate and the first transgender member of the state legislature if she wins the race for the District 13 seat, reports QNS.

Members of the judiciary singing at Kings County Supreme Court. (Photo by Rob Aburzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Marking Black History Month

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, History, Queens February 7, 2018 at 1:08 pm

A wide range of exhibits, performances and events are planned to mark Black History Month.

Herbie Morscher behind the counter of his family-owned pork store, which has called Ridgewood home since 1955. (Photo by Ryan Kelley via QNS)

A German Butcher Shop Survives in Ridgewood

Business, Food, Queens, Western European February 6, 2018 at 5:33 pm

QNS takes a look at how Morscher’s Pork Store has managed to operate in the same location since 1955 amid changing demographics.

Catalina Cruz (Photo via El Diario)

Dreamer Catalina Cruz Seeks NY Assembly Seat

Elections 2018, Immigration, Latino, Politics, Queens January 31, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Queens Latina Dreamer and pro-immigrant activist Catalina Cruz seeks to represent Assembly District 39, comprising the neighborhoods of Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng helped swear in the all-star executive board of the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association of Queens. (Photo via Queens Tribune)

South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association Swearing-In

Caribbean, Queens, South Asian January 29, 2018 at 2:47 pm

The executive board of the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association of Queens, sworn in last week, will work to support the growing number of community members in the field of law, reports Queens Tribune.

The Hon. John C.V. Katsanos, Civil Court judge, gave the closing remarks at his induction ceremony. (Photo by Costas Bej via The National Herald)

First Elected Greek-American Judge Sworn In

Queens, Western European January 26, 2018 at 2:06 pm

John C.V. Katsanos was sworn in as Civil Court judge in Queens, becoming the first elected judge of Greek descent, reports The National Herald.

The band Black String. (Photo via QNS)

Traditional Korean Music, Plus Jazz

Culture, East Asian, Queens January 24, 2018 at 2:47 pm

Flushing Town Hall kicks off the Lunar New Year with a Korean traditional music/jazz fusion band in performance Jan. 26, reports QNS.