Queens

Queens bank gives home to Polish non-profit

Queens bank gives home to Polish non-profit

Communities, Economy, In the News, Queens December 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm

A Polish-American non-profit Polonians Organized to Minister to Our Community has found a new home at the Maspeth Federal Savings Bank in Ridgewood, Queens.

Questions over privately run immigration detention centers

Immigration, In the News, Queens December 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm

A Queens Councilman has joined other New York lawmakers in calling for a federal investigation of a private company that runs detention centers where immigrants are held for deportation, including one in Jamaica, Queens.

Food pantries struggle

Food pantries struggle

Bronx, Economy, Featured Posts, New York, Queens December 6, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Food pantries and soup kitchens in the Bronx and Queens are struggling to meet growing demand with diminishing funds.

Queens officials and clergy sign tolerance pledge in Flushing.

Queens hears pleas for tolerance

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens November 30, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Queens community leaders signed a pledge to foster ethnic and religious tolerance.

Lali Guras restaurant on 76th St. and 37th Road in Jackson Heights, Queens

South Asian businesses cry foul

Economy, Immigration, Queens, South Asian November 29, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Business owners in Jackson Heights, Queens blame the city–which converted their street into a pedestrian mall–for a drop in business.

Protesters call a Bellerose, Queens butcher shop unsanitary. But the owner says it is a "racial issue."

Protests target Halal butcher

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian November 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Protesters call a Queens butcher shop unsanitary but the owner says the dispute pits white residents against South Asians.

Asian American group unveils new Unity Map that would reflect the growing Asian American population in Queens.

New map would empower Asians

East Asian, Featured Posts, Politics, Queens November 22, 2011 at 11:28 am

As Asian American organization unveiled its newly-drawn “Unity Map” on Nov. 16, in an effort to increase community representation.

Catholic churches in Queens at service of Latinos

Catholic churches in Queens at service of Latinos

In the News, Latino, Queens November 17, 2011 at 11:33 am

Catholic churches in Queens offer various services to the community, something few Hispanics realize.

‘We feel snubbed,’ say non-Korean pols

East Asian, In the News, Politics, Queens November 16, 2011 at 2:22 pm

While the Korean community praised Mayor Michael Bloomberg for dedicating a town hall meeting to its concerns last month, his decision has caused a backlash. Queens elected officials, including two Chinese-American representatives, want to know why they weren’t invited.

Turmoil in Greece touches Astoria

Economy, Immigration, In the News, Queens November 16, 2011 at 2:18 pm

The collapsing economy of Greece has revitalized the Greek population in Astoria, which in recent years had been declining.

Members of the New York Coalition to Expand Voting Rights, activists, and students rallied on Nov. 7 to highlight that thousands of legal residents will not be able to vote in the following day's elections because they are not citizens.

Queens neighborhoods shortchanged

Featured Posts, Immigration, Politics, Queens November 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm

A press conference was held on Nov. 7 calling to allow legal residents the right to vote in local elections.

Patel Brothers, a South Asian food store in Jackson Heights.

South Asian flavors in Jackson Heights

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens November 11, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Take a taste tour of a new hub of South Asian food in Jackson Heights.

Remembering Flight 587

Remembering Flight 587

Dominican, Featured Posts, Latino, Queens November 11, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Saturday, November 12, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587.

In an effort to encourage greater civic participation among Hispanic residents, such as these women shopping at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and National Street, CB3 will become the first community board in Queens to provide Spanish translation during its meetings.

CB3 will simulcast in Spanish

In the News, Latino, Queens November 8, 2011 at 10:26 am

In an effort to inform more residents of plans for development and municipal expenditures, a Queens community board plans to simulcast its proceedings in Spanish.

Consuelo Quintero in front of Natives in Queens, NY.

Natives restaurant closes its doors

Queens, South American November 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm

The iconic Colombian restaurant Natives, in Jackson Heights, Queens, has closed its doors because of a long legal dispute between the owner of the building and the proprietor. Natives opened its doors in 1990. Through the years, the Colombian restaurant gained popularity amongst the residents in the neighborhood.