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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.

Chhaya Community Development Corporation of Queens at a rally opposing the deal with Amazon to build its second headquarters in Queens, NY. Seen in photo, Executive Director Annetta Seecharan, right, addressing the crowd. (Photo courtesy of Chhaya CDC via News India Times)

South Asian Nonprofit Cheers Withdrawal of Amazon

Business, Queens, Social Services, South Asian February 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Chhaya Community Development Corporation explains to News India Times what they took issue with in the Amazon deal.

(Photo from Latinos For ICE via El Correo)

‘Latinos for ICE’ Formed in Response to Queens Shooting

Immigration, Latino, Queens February 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Following the brutal gang-related murder at a subway station, a group called “The Latinos for ICE Coalition” was formed, asking for ICE raids in Queens, El Correo NY reports.

Bukharian Community Calls for Hate Crime Charge

Bukharian Community Calls for Hate Crime Charge

Crime, Jewish, Queens February 11, 2019 at 5:16 pm

Bukharian community leaders joined elected officials in expressing their frustrations in law enforcement’s failure to classify certain incidents as hate crimes, including an attack on a teenager in November, reports The Bukharian Times.

Lunar New Year Parade, Flushing, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Heejeong Yu for Voices of NY)

Marking the Lunar New Year in Flushing

East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens, Traditions February 11, 2019 at 4:50 pm

Celebrants gather on Feb. 9 for the Flushing Lunar New Year parade.

Flower bouquets at the 90 St/Elmhurst Ave station. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Shocked By Gang Killing, Fearful Elmhurst Residents Lay Low

Crime, Latino, Queens February 6, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Hispanic Elmhurst residents, shocked at Sunday’s brazen daylight murder at a subway station, say they “stay neutral” for fear of gang retaliation, El Diario La Prensa reports.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (center left) and Council member Paul Vallone (center right) with Korean organization leaders including Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York Co-president Christine Colligan, Korean American Association of Greater New York President Minsun Kim and Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York Executive Director Linda Lee in the front center. (Photo courtesy of Vallone's office via QNS)

Johnson Proposes ‘More Specialized High Schools’

East Asian, Government, Queens, Social Services February 5, 2019 at 5:15 pm

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson joined Queens Council member Paul Vallone at a meeting with Korean-American leaders to address community issues such as education and small businesses, report QNS and Queens Chronicle.

Doris  Hernández (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘Betrayal!’ – Community Opposition to Amazon Deal Grows

Business, Government, Latino, Queens January 31, 2019 at 4:37 pm

As the City Council’s concern about Amazon’s planned corporate offices in Queens grows, community activists outraged at the subsidies the city will provide the company are mounting an opposition, El Diario La Prensa reports.

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