Queens

Marchers in Queens. At left, Jessica Ramos and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Center, Tania Mattos from Barrios Unidos.(Photo via Queens Latino)

Tri-State Area Marches Demand the End of Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’

Immigration, Long Island, Manhattan, New York, Queens July 2, 2018 at 5:21 pm

As thousands of people marched on Saturday at Families Belong Together rallies to demand the end of the separation of migrant children from their parents on the southern border, several Hispanic newspapers reported on marches across the tri-state area.

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Alarmed by Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Forest Hills

Business, East Asian, Health, Queens June 28, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Curaleaf, a medical marijuana provider, will open a location in Forest Hills much to the ire of some Chinese residents, reports World Journal.

United Brothers owner Tom Kourkoumelis is just one of the many business owners happy to see the Astoria train stations reopened. (Photo by Costas Bej via The National Herald)

‘Happy Ending’ for Greek Store Owners in Astoria

Business, Eastern European, Queens, Transportation June 26, 2018 at 3:58 pm

Greek business owners applaud the reopening of the 30th Avenue and 36th Avenue stations in Astoria after months of declining foot traffic, reports The National Herald.

Rep. Joseph Crowley debated Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, right. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Primary Debates in Jackson Heights Get Raucous

Elections 2018, Politics, Queens June 25, 2018 at 6:01 pm

A series of heated debates among Democratic primary candidates for state and federal office in Jackson Heights is seen as opening a new chapter in Queens politics, Queens Latino reports.

(Photo via vishwanews.com)

Nepal’s Bajeko Sekuwa (‘Grandpa’s Grilled Meat’) Comes to NYC

Business, Food, Queens, South Asian June 18, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Bajeko Sekuwa (Grandpa’s Grilled Meat), a trusted name in Nepal, comes to NYC, reports Vishwa News.

In Singapore (Photo from the White House via Queens Chronicle)

Queens Koreans on the Trump-Kim Summit

East Asian, Government, Queens June 14, 2018 at 4:58 pm

For two conservative Korean immigrants in Queens interviewed by Queens Chronicle, the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un felt like a betrayal.

Trinidadian-American author and illustrator Daniel O’Brien with his children’s book, “The Carnival Prince.” (Photo by Caroline Ourso via Caribbean Life)

A Caribbean ‘Carnival Prince’ Created in Queens

Caribbean, Culture, Queens, Youth June 8, 2018 at 5:05 pm

Caribbean Life speaks to Queens illustrator and author Daniel O’Brien whose children’s book “The Carnival Prince” blends West Indian traditions and folklore.

(Photo by Corazon Aguirre/Brooklyn Media Group via Brooklyn Reporter)

Sunset Park Puerto Rican Parade to Recognize María Relief Efforts

Culture, Puerto Rican, Queens May 29, 2018 at 4:41 pm

The fourth annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in Sunset Park will recognize local relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane María, reports Brooklyn Reporter.

At the opening ceremony, Ikea Williams performed pieces from her book “Chrysalis: Not Quite The Butterfly” on being a homeless LGBT youth in Jamaica, Queens. (Photo via LIC/Astoria Journal)

LGBT Center for Youths Opens in Woodside

LGBTQ, Queens, Social Services, Youth May 29, 2018 at 4:16 pm

The AIDS Center of Queens County recently opened an LGBT Youth Drop-In Center in Woodside for at-risk young adults, reports Long Island City/Astoria Journal.

One-Minute Primer on the NYS Assembly, from Cruz

One-Minute Primer on the NYS Assembly, from Cruz

Elections 2018, New York, Queens, Video May 23, 2018 at 2:55 pm

New York State Assembly candidate Catalina Cruz provides a short civics lesson, in two languages.

Mohammed Faisel (rght) founder of The Money Hub, and Joshua Varghese, the organization’s chief technology officer. (Photo via Forest Hills Times)

‘Making Financial Literacy Cool’

Asian, Business, Queens May 14, 2018 at 4:06 pm

A Bangladeshi American, inspired by some life lessons, is promoting financial literacy by making it “cool” for students, reports Forest Hills Times.

Dancing at Flushing Town Hall during the May 4 "Global Mashup." (Photo by Allyson Escobar for Voices of NY)

‘Global Mashups’ at Flushing Town Hall

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Queens May 11, 2018 at 3:41 pm

Flushing Town Hall kicked off this year’s “Global Mashups” series with “Latin Boogaloo meets Afrobeat.”

Trinidadian-born queer activist Darren Glenn says the country’s highest court finding buggery laws unconstitional left him in disbelief and excitement. "Section 13 & 16" refers to the part of the "Sexual Offences Act" declared unconstitutional by the Trinidadian High Court. (Photo from the Caribbean Equality Project via Caribbean Life)

LGBT Activists on Historic Ruling in Trinidad and Tobago

Caribbean, LGBTQ, Queens May 8, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Members of the Caribbean LGBT community in Queens expressed their hope and disbelief to a court decision in Trinidad and Tobago that could pave the way for the decriminalization of homosexuality, reports Caribbean Life.

Immigrant Memories, Via Objects, on Display

Immigrant Memories, Via Objects, on Display

Culture, Immigration, Manhattan, New York, Queens May 7, 2018 at 4:49 pm

Times Ledger reports on City Lore’s new exhibit, “What We Bring,” featuring works with special meaning for 31 immigrant artists.

Members of the nepalese community at the April 25 event spsonored by Adhikaar in Queens. (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Nepalese Anxious over TPS

Immigration, Queens, South Asian April 26, 2018 at 5:28 pm

Nepalese TPS holders expressed worry over news reports that the U.S. government will end the program.