Queens

City Council member Costa Constantinides, running for Queens Borough President, addressing members of the Nepalese community. (Photo via Khasokas)

Nepali Community News in NYC

Business, Elections 2018, Queens, South Asian August 31, 2018 at 1:54 pm

A new federal credit union will serve Nepali immigrants in NYC, and a candidate for Queens borough president asks for the community’s vote.

travel agent Rickie Ye says more Americans and Chinese here are traveling to China because of the weaker Chinese currency. (Photo by Daqi Liu via World Journal)

Effects of China’s Weaker Currency Felt in NYC

Business, East Asian, New York, Queens August 30, 2018 at 4:29 pm

The weaker yuan has prompted more travelers from the U.S. – both American and Chinese – to travel to China, while tourism from China to the U.S. has dropped off, reports World Journal.

Jesús López, one of the Dreamers active in Catalina Cruz’s campaign for a seat in the Assembly. (Photo via El Diario)

‘Dreamers’ Show Their Power by Activating Voters

Elections 2018, Queens August 16, 2018 at 2:11 pm

Even though they won’t be able to vote, New York Dreamers are actively involved in get-out-the-vote campaigns ahead of the upcoming primaries, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Auru Cruz and Victor Sánchez, two of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the NYPD, claim discrimination on the part of police officers. (Photo via El Diario)

MRNY Joins Complaint against NYPD over Lack of Interpreters

Human rights, Immigration, New York, Police, Queens August 15, 2018 at 3:47 pm

Immigrant rights organization Make the Road New York joined a one-year-old complaint against the NYPD for discrimination and failing to provide interpretation services, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Peralta vs. Ramos in Queens

Peralta vs. Ramos in Queens

Elections 2018, Queens August 9, 2018 at 5:26 pm

Incumbent Jose Peralta defends his association with the IDC, which challenger Jessica Ramos deems a betrayal. Both candidates for the NYS Senate 13th District seat in Queens spoke with Queens Tribune.

Tony Avella with supporters in the Chinese community. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Tony Avella and John Liu Fight Over Chinese Voters

East Asian, Elections 2018, Queens August 7, 2018 at 5:08 pm

John Liu is running to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella, who’s managed to line up support in the Chinese community. Sing Tao Daily spoke with both candidates about their positions and the rivalry.

Transplant Recipient, Now Donor Advocate

Transplant Recipient, Now Donor Advocate

Meet Nepalese immigrant and double-lung transplant recipient Prasha Tuladhar, who now works to encourage more New Yorkers to register as organ donors.

Slawomir Platta (Photo by Marcin Żurawicz via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish-American Running for NY State Senate Seat

Eastern European, Elections 2018, Queens July 31, 2018 at 5:24 pm

Polish-born lawyer Slawomir Platta is running on the Republican ticket for the NY Senate District 15 seat in Queens – and also starting a new political party, reports Nowy Dziennik.

‘Fighting for Justice’ in Ozone Park

‘Fighting for Justice’ in Ozone Park

Crime, Muslim, Queens, Video July 31, 2018 at 11:44 am

CUNY TV’s “Short Docs Web Series” speaks to multimedia journalist Anuz Thapa about his new documentary, “Fighting for Justice,” on the aftermath of the murder of Imam Maulana Akonjee and his assistant Thara Uddin in 2016.

At the opening of the Kazakh exhibition. (Photo via Russkaya Reklama)

Celebrating Bukharian and Kazakh Heritage

Central American, Culture, Queens July 30, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Russkaya Reklama covered some events that were part of last month’s “Our Heritage” festival sponsored by the Russian American Federation.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Queens’ Flushing Meadows Park. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Ocasio-Cortez: A Political Revolutionary Still Catching Up on Her District’s Issues

Elections 2018, Latino, Queens July 26, 2018 at 2:21 pm

In an interview with Queens Latino, rising political star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez touts her commitment to Latinos and against lobbyists, but shows lack of familiarity with some local issues affecting areas of Queens that she will represent.

A recent rally at City Hall in support of medallion owners. (Photo via Queens Press)

Talking with Taxi Drivers

Immigration, New York, Queens, Transportation July 25, 2018 at 9:52 am

Queens Press talks to several taxi drivers about the continued pressures they are facing.

Sandra Martínez and her son Adrian. (Photo by C. Vivar via The Bronx Free Press)

Puerto Rican Families: Living in Limbo

Bronx, Brooklyn, Puerto Rican, Queens, Social Services July 17, 2018 at 10:02 am

The Bronx Free Press talks with families displaced to NYC by Hurricane María last fall, who are making new living arrangements as FEMA support runs out.

A new Taco Mix is coming to 90-04 37th Ave. in Jackson Heights. (Screen shot of Instagram video)

Popular Taqueria to Open in Jackson Heights

Business, Mexican, Queens July 10, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Taco Mix, a family-run taqueria known for its al pastor tacos, is opening its third location in Jackson Heights. Jackson Heights Post speaks to the son, who runs the restaurant with his immigrant parents.

Digging into a cool dish at The Coffee Factory in Flushing (Photo via The Korean Times)

Cold Korean Dishes to Beat the Heat

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, New York, Queens July 5, 2018 at 1:29 pm

Koreans and others are partaking of cold noodles and other dishes during the current heat wave in NYC, The Korea Times reports.