Queens

Queens Boro Prez for Mayor in 2021?

Queens Boro Prez for Mayor in 2021?

Politics, Queens January 22, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Queens County Politics reports that Borough President Melinda Katz is exploring a mayoral run.

Storytelling in Queens

Storytelling in Queens

Culture, Immigration, Queens January 19, 2018 at 4:29 pm

A Queens storytelling event touching on gentrification, immigration and other topics will be held Jan. 27, reports Jackson Heights Post.

Jessica Ramos (Photo by Oscar Frasser via Times Ledger)

Will Ramos Challenge Peralta?

Elections 2018, Government, Latino, Queens January 2, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Jessica Ramos, the former head of Latino media in the de Blasio administration, is considering a run against state Sen. Jose Peralta. She speaks to Times Ledger.

P.S. 032 State Street is the only public school in NYC to offer a Korean Dual Language program. (Screen shot via Google Maps)

Assemblymen Seek to Broaden Korean Language Program

East Asian, Education, Queens December 11, 2017 at 6:04 pm

With the Korean Dual Language program offered in only one school in the city, Queens Assemblymen Ron Kim and Edward Braunstein met with DOE officials to urge for an expansion, reports QNS.

Yang Song (right), Shi Yumei (middle) and Song Hai in the restaurant run by Song in Saipan. (Photo provided by the family to World Journal)

Family Tells Story of Masseuse Who Died in Flushing

East Asian, Labor, Queens December 8, 2017 at 5:23 pm

The family of Yang Song, the massage parlor worker in Flushing who jumped to her death over the Thanksgiving weekend, speaks to World Journal about her life in China and Saipan, and the harassment she endured earlier this year.

Pundit Deen Bandhu Pokhrel reciting the Bhagavata Mahapurana last August. (Photo via vishwanews.com)

Will Pledges for New York Mahapurana be Paid?

Queens, South Asian, Video December 4, 2017 at 4:40 pm

Last August, donors pledged $1.5 million toward the construction of a Nepalese community center in Queens but most of the donors have yet to contribute the funds they pledged, reports Vishwa News.

Author Obioma Nwokolo (Photo via Forest Hills Times)

An African Princess Story to Inspire Girls

African, Queens, Youth December 1, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Obioma Nwokolo, a Forest Hills resident originally from Nigeria, shares with Forest Hills Times the book series and accompanying dolls she created to instill confidence in young girls.

(Photo by Mark Hallum via Times Ledger)

Action on a Queens Burial Ground?

African American, History, Queens December 1, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Times Ledger reports on the prospects for a restoration of Old Towne Burial Ground in Flushing.

The East Elmhurst Corona Alliance protests at LaGuardia Airport. (Photo via Queens Tribune)

Protesting Contracting Practices and More at LGA

Business, Queens November 30, 2017 at 3:12 pm

This is the third year that clergy and others protested to urge that the state increase contracting with minority and women-owned businesses in connection with the $8 billion upgrade of LaGuardia Airport, reports Queens Tribune.

Witnesses said Chinese girls jumped from there. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Massage Parlor Worker Dies in Police Raid

Business, East Asian, Queens November 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm

In reporting on a massage parlor worker who jumped to her death during a police raid in Flushing, Sing Tao Daily looks into the background of the Chinese immigrant and how some massage parlors affect area businesses.

Jackson Heights Islamic Center and Mosque President Mirza Rahman. (Photo by Richard Loria via Queens Chronicle)

Bangladeshis Help the Rohingya: ‘It Is Only Natural’

Queens, South Asian November 22, 2017 at 12:26 pm

The Bangladeshi community in NYC is raising money, and awareness, in support of the Rohingya, reports Queens Chronicle.

Cosme Aguilar, 41, began working in the kitchen of a French restaurant as a doorman and performing cleaning duties. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

From Auto Mechanic to High-End Chef

Business, Food, Queens November 21, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Casa Enrique, the first and only Mexican restaurant in the city with the prestigious Michelin star, is run by an immigrant chef with no cooking training, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

Talukder came to the United States in the 1980s, when he was still a teenager, and qualified for the late amnesty program for green cards in 1990, he said. He later filed for asylum after receiving death threats from the Jamaat Islami Party, a fundamentalist party, while visiting Bangladesh, he said. (Photo by Katie Honan via City Limits)

Bangladeshi Father in Queens ‘Fears the Worst’

Immigration, Queens, South Asian November 17, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Riaz Talukder “fears the worst” ahead of his ICE check-in on Nov. 20 after agents told him last month “to return with a passport and a plane ticket back to Bangladesh,” writes City Limits.

Honorees of the 2017 Ambassador Awards, presented by TimesLedger newspapers to Queens immigrants who have made a difference in our community in the fields of medicine, art, business, law and philanthropy. (Photo by Michael Shain via Times Ledger)

‘Queens Heroes’ Celebrated

Twenty-five immigrants from different fields were honored by Times Ledger.

Souksavat Soukhaseum (Photo via New York Jewish Life)

The Future of a Century-Old Flushing Synagogue

History, Jewish, Queens November 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

New York Jewish Life describes how the century-old Free Synagogue of Flushing is “experiencing a renaissance.”