Queens

Jessica Ramos swears in before senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and her mother Melfy Londoño. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Emotional Swearing-Ins for New Queens Latina Representatives

Government, Queens January 29, 2019 at 4:43 pm

Tears, empanadas, sangria and salsa dancing: Queens Latino covers the emotional, festive swearing-in ceremonies of new Queens Latina NYS representatives Catalina Cruz and Jessica Ramos.

(Photo courtesy Richard David)

Teaching Indo-Caribbean History

Asian, Caribbean, History, Queens January 25, 2019 at 4:08 pm

A new class on Indo-Caribbean history starts Jan. 26 at York College, reports QNS.

La Cumbiamba eNeYé (Courtesy photo via El Diario)

Flushing Town Hall Celebrates 40th Anniversary to the Beat of Cumbia

Culture, Queens, South American January 22, 2019 at 4:15 pm

Flushing Town Hall will celebrate 40 years to the rhythm of Colombian cumbia by local band La Cumbiamba eNeYé, El Diario La Prensa reports.

NYC Health Profiles, Community by Community

NYC Health Profiles, Community by Community

Bronx, Brooklyn, Communities, Health, Manhattan, New York, Queens, Staten Island January 11, 2019 at 5:50 pm

NYC’s Health Department released the 2018 Community Health Profiles, which showed improvements in some measures – but room for further improvement in others.

Korean stores are lined up along the 162nd Street, Flushing, NY. (From Google Street View, via Korea Daily)

Flushing’s Koreatown Regains Its Popularity

Business, Culture, East Asian, Food, Queens January 9, 2019 at 4:56 pm

Korea Daily explores the resurgence and new popularity of Flushing’s Koreatown.

(Photo by Daniel Allen via The Forward)

Touring Bukharian Queens

Asian, Culture, Eastern European, Jewish, Queens January 9, 2019 at 4:08 pm

The Forward joins a tour of cultural spots and small businesses run by Bukharians, “a community little-known even to other Jews.”

Borough President Melinda Katz, Council member Rory Lancman and retired judge Gregory Lasak all say they support an immigration hardship plea policy. (Photos, l. to r.: by David Brand via Queens Daily Eagle; courtesy of Rory Lancman; by Andy Katz via Queens Daily Eagle)

Embracing the ‘Immigration Hardship Plea Policy’

Immigration, Queens December 12, 2018 at 6:03 pm

Queens DA candidates say they support an “immigration hardship plea policy,” reports Queens Daily Eagle.

An Emotional Memorial for Yang Song

An Emotional Memorial for Yang Song

East Asian, Immigration, Queens November 26, 2018 at 11:29 pm

A memorial for Yang Song, the masseuse who fell to her death a year ago, was held in Flushing on Nov. 25, reports World Journal.

City Council members Daniel Dromm, in foreground, and Carlos Menchaca discuss the Trump administration's proposed changes to the definition of "public charge." (Photo by Michael Rock via Queens County Politics)

Addressing the ‘Public Charge’ Proposal in Queens

Government, Immigration, Queens November 26, 2018 at 3:33 pm

At a forum in Jackson Heights, Council members Carlos Menchaca and Daniel Dromm joined other lawmakers to discuss the federal government’s proposal to expand the definition of “public charge,” reports Queens County Politics.

(Photo via Everest Times)

Keeping the Nepali Language Alive in Queens

Culture, Queens, South Asian, Youth November 21, 2018 at 3:50 pm

Everest Times takes a look at Nepali language classes in Queens taught by community members who strive to pass down the culture to the younger generation.

Most of the items in the 99-cent stores come from China. (Photo via World Journal)

Trade War May Pump Up Prices at 99 Cent Stores

Business, East Asian, Government, Queens November 20, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Chinese owners of 99-cent stores in Flushing consider raising prices amid the trade war between China and the U.S., reports World Journal.

Sharon Lee was appointed as the deputy head of Queens. (Photo provided by the mayor's office)

Sharon Lee Becomes First Asian Deputy Borough President

East Asian, Government, Queens November 15, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Sharon Lee, once the senior advisor and press secretary for former City Comptroller John Liu, was named the deputy borough president of Queens, reports World Journal.

The first church building of the United African Church. A cemetery was built behind the building, which was recently rediscovered. (Courtesy of Elmhurst Histories and Cemeteries Preservation Society)

Pushing to Landmark an Elmhurst African Burial Ground

African, History, Queens November 14, 2018 at 12:51 pm

The Elmhurst Histories and Cemeteries Preservation Society is hoping to prevent development on a local African burial ground by seeking landmark status for the site, reports Jackson Heights Post.

Monique (left) and (Photo by , courtesy of We Come From Queens via QNS)

‘We Come From Queens’ Podcast Hits Milestone

Black, Queens, Women November 12, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Longtime friends Cadacia and Monique started the We Come From Queens podcast to change the perception of women from Queens, reports QNS.

Varanu Sahabir, right, prepares music for services at the Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir Hindu temple in Richmond Hill. (Photo by Michael Shain via Queens Chronicle)

Breaking Barriers at a Queens Hindu Temple

Caribbean, Queens, Religion, South Asian, Women November 6, 2018 at 11:01 pm

Varanu Sahabir is one of the first women pandits, or Hindu priests, to lead a mainstream congregation in Little Guyana, reports Queens Chronicle.