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An Intimate View of Celebrating Dashain

An Intimate View of Celebrating Dashain

Featured Posts, Immigration, Queens, Video October 6, 2017 at 5:33 pm

This 360 video offers an intimate look at the Hindu festival of Dashain.

Bin Ma (left) and Yuan Gao (right) in "Selling the Horse." (Photo via NY City Lens)

Peking Opera on Sundays

Culture, East Asian, Queens October 4, 2017 at 5:01 pm

NY City Lens profiles a troupe of Chinese international students and young professionals who perform Peking opera on weekends.

One of many featured events that Flushingfantastic.nyc is featuring: the Queens Interfaith Unity Walk scheduled for October 15th, starting at the Free Synagogue of Flushing. (Screen shot from Flushingfantastic.nyc)

A Web Guide to ‘Flushing Fantastic’

Asian, Business, Queens October 2, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Flushingfantastic.nyc, with lots of info about the neighborhood, has been unveiled, Times Ledger and Queens Examiner report.

Jonnel Doris and Karine Williams at Diversity Plaza (Photo via Queens Examiner)

Promoting MWBEs – at Diversity Plaza and Beyond

Business, Queens September 19, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Diversity Plaza’s upgrade is being led by a MWBE-certified company, Queens Examiner reports.

Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York (Photo by Javier Gochis via Diario de Mexico USA)

A Legacy of 30 Years: Ballet Folklórico Mexicano

Culture, Mexican, New York, Queens September 15, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Dance troupe Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York, which started as a community group by Mexican immigrant families, is approaching its 35th anniversary, Diario de México USA reports.

(Photo by Chenghui Hsu via World Journal)

Party Registration Keeps Flushing Voters from Casting Votes

East Asian, Elections 2017, Queens September 14, 2017 at 4:07 pm

A poll worker tells World Journal that many Chinese hesitate to register with a political party, causing some to be turned away during the primaries.

Sadness overcame Monserrate’s followers at his campaign headquarters, located on Astoria Boulevard. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

High Emotions in Queens as Moya Defeats Monserrate

Elections 2017, Queens September 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm

In an intense electoral night in Queens’ District 21, the Democratic Party’s favorite Francisco Moya beat a surprisingly strong Hiram Monserrate after a contentious primary, Queens Latino reports.

Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Circle, Manhattan (Photo by Selbe Lynn, Creative Commons license)

Queens Italians Weigh In on Columbus Statue

History, Queens, Western European August 31, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Italian Americans in Queens speak out against the prospect of removing the Christopher Columbus statue in Manhattan, reports Queens Chronicle.

Linda Lee (Photo via The Korea Times)

Bridging Generations of Koreans in Bayside

East Asian, Queens, Social Services August 30, 2017 at 3:42 pm

The Korea Times speaks to Linda Lee, the executive director of Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, about the organization’s new Bayside location, a place she hopes will serve three generations of the community.

A Nepalese Singer in the Country of Dreams

A Nepalese Singer in the Country of Dreams

Culture, Queens, South Asian August 25, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Sapana Shree sings songs of home at restaurants in Jackson Heights, Vishwanews.com reports.

A rendition of the Far Rockaway plan. (Image from the EDC, via City Limits)

Rezoning Far Rockaway

Housing, Queens August 21, 2017 at 5:42 pm

The NYC EDC’s plan for rezoning Downtown Far Rockaway passed a hurdle in the City Council on Aug. 21 and seems headed for approval, City Limits reports.

Hettie Powell (Photo via Times Ledger)

In Queens, a Public Defender Seeks Council Seat

Elections 2017, Queens August 21, 2017 at 5:21 pm

Times Ledger profiles Hettie Powell, the public defender seeking the District 28 City Council seat in Queens.

(From the left) Minhee Lee, coordinator at KACE, Dohyung Kim, chairman of KACE, Dongchan Kim, president of KACE, Sangho Lee, Chairman of The Korean American Business Council of New York. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Counting Korean Voters in NYS

East Asian, Elections 2017, Politics, Queens August 18, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Korea Daily and The Korea Times wrote about a KACE report on changes in Korean-American voter registration in New York.

Shiblu Ahmed (in plaid shirt), the son of Thara Uddin, at the vigil remembering Uddin and Imam Maulama Akonjee. (Photo by Anthony O’Reilly via Queens Chronicle)

Two Deaths in Ozone Park – A Year Later

Crime, Muslim, Queens August 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm

One year after the killing of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin in Ozone Park, Queens, the imam’s son and others in the community have only one question, reports Queens Chronicle.

Angélica Vélez, 34, from Ecuador, and her family were discriminated against for being Hispanic. (Photo via El Diario)

Public Advocate Criticizes Courts for Discrimination  

Immigration, Latino, Queens August 15, 2017 at 4:46 pm

Letitia James’ office confirmed the complaints of Hispanic women who said they were mistreated and denied translation services at Queens Surrogate’s Court, El Diario/La Prensa reports.