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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.

New York State Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, Democratic candidate for State Senate in District 11 John Liu, and Senator Michael Gianaris at the offices of The National Herald. (Photo by Eleni Sakellis via The National Herald)

John Liu and the Greek-American Community

Elections 2018, Queens November 1, 2018 at 5:50 pm

John Liu visited The National Herald with two Greek-American NYS legislators who support his candidacy for the State Senate.

(Photo by Carlotta Mohamed via QNS)

Remembering a Flushing Burial Ground

African American, History, Native American, Queens October 29, 2018 at 9:09 pm

The city is commemorating a burial ground in Flushing where the remains of Native Americans and African Americans were interred, reports QNS.

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Cretans Association Omonoia NY on Oct. 20 at the Kritiko Spiti in Astoria. (Photo by Kosta Bej via The National Herald)

Cretan Association Marks 100 Years

Culture, Queens, Western European October 26, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Members of the Cretan-Greek community joined the Cretans Association Omonoia of New York’s centennial celebration in Astoria, reports The National Herald.

Arepa Lady (Photo courtesy of Alejandro Osorio via Jackson Heights Post)

Arepa Lady Back in Business in Jackson Heights

Food, Queens, South American October 11, 2018 at 3:02 pm

The famed Colombian restaurant Arepa Lady reopens on Roosevelt Avenue, reports Jackson Heights Post.

The colorful dresses and green beard were only part of Ms. Colombia's extravagant personality. (Photo via El Diario)

Mysterious Death of LGBT Icon Rattles Queens Hispanic Community

Bronx, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens October 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm

Jackson Heights residents mourn the loss of Osvaldo Gómez, known as “Ms. Colombia,” an icon of the Latino LGBT community in Queens whose body was found on a Bronx beach but there is no official cause of death yet, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mrs. Wang in her hospital bed (Photo by Rachel Liu via World Journal)

Victim of the Maternity Center Bloodshed Struggles in Pain

Crime, East Asian, Queens October 2, 2018 at 3:45 pm

A victim of the Flushing maternity center stabbing, who was a colleague of the suspect, speaks to the World Journal about the uncertain future she now faces.

Vendors protesting outside City Hall before a vote to restrict their activities in Flushing. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Vendors Oppose Flushing Restrictions

Business, East Asian, Queens September 28, 2018 at 2:09 pm

A bill introduced by Council member Peter Koo and passed by the Council provoked protests among Flushing vendors, reports Sing Tao Daily.

The 109th police precinct blocked the nearby streets for the investigation. (Photo by Jerry Cao via World Journal)

Inside the Blood-Drenched Maternity Center

Crime, East Asian, Queens September 25, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Following the stabbing attack at a Flushing maternity center, World Journal speaks to past clients of the center, and the husband of suspect Yu Fen Wang.

About 15 years ago, Polish immigrants started moving into Glendale, Queens. (Photo by Anna Arciszewska via Nowy Dziennik)

A Less Polish Glendale

Business, Demographics, Eastern European, Queens September 24, 2018 at 1:13 pm

As demographics change in Glendale, Queens, businesses that once catered to mostly Polish customers must now adapt to serving different communities, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Meah Pace, lead singer and actress in "It Can Happen Here." (Photo via QNS)

In Queens, a New Play Reflects Diverse Hopes and Fears

Culture, Immigration, Queens September 19, 2018 at 4:47 pm

A novel from the 1930s, and recent interviews conducted in Queens, serve as the inspiration for a new play, “It Can Happen Here,” showing on Sept. 30, Queens Daily Eagle and QNS report.

John Liu at his primary victory party Sept. 13. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

John Liu Wins, Making History Again

East Asian, Elections 2018, Queens September 14, 2018 at 8:16 pm

John Liu is on track to become the first Asian-American state senator after his primary win, which came despite not receiving the full support of the Chinese community, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Jessica Ramos, with her family at Barriles Restaurant on the night of her victory. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Four Female Candidates of Colombian Descent Win in NY

Elections 2018, Latino, Queens, South American, Women September 14, 2018 at 3:39 pm

The streets of Jackson Heights celebrated well into the night as four women of Colombian origin won their Democratic primaries on Thursday night, Queens Latino reports.

(Photo from Tech Collective via QNS)

Queens Students Develop Hungry4Halal App

Food, Muslim, Queens, Technology September 11, 2018 at 4:59 pm

A new app created by Queens College students, identifies eateries across the city that serve halal food and also offers recipes and videos, reports QNS.

At the co-naming of 85th Rd. as "Ahmadiyya Way." (Photo by Ryan Brady via Queens Chronicle)

‘Ahmadiyya Way’ Named in Queens

Jewish, Muslim, Queens, South Asian September 7, 2018 at 3:25 pm

Queens Chronicle covers the co-naming of 85th Road in Queens as “Ahmadiyya Way.”