Post Tagged with: "Flushing"


After Chinatown Bus Crackdown, ‘$1 Buses’ Draw Ire in Flushing

Business, East Asian, Transportation July 3, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Some Chinatown groups fear new regulations on the horizon for curbside buses could hurt the area’s businesses. Meanwhile, in Queens’ Chinatown in Flushing, some bus operators are pleading for more regulation and enforcement to prevent new “$1 buses” from moving in on their turf.

Chinatown Residents Indifferent to Voter Registration Efforts

East Asian, In the News, Politics June 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Some recent efforts to convince Chinatown residents to register to vote have fallen flat, Sing Tao Daily’s print edition reported. Organizers say this is a symptom of voter apathy in the Chinese community.

This sign in Bowne Park uses the informal form of Korean in its translation. (Photo by the Korea Times)

All in the Tone: a Korean Translation in Queens Strikes Wrong Note

East Asian, Queens June 7, 2012 at 2:18 pm

The inappropriately informal Korean translation of a sign in Bowne Park, Flushing, has caused anger and amusement among Koreans.

Last year, police seized more than 6,000 bags of illegal pesticides as part of a raid on 12 Chinese suspects. (Photo via World Journal)

Feds Seize Dangerous Illegal Pesticides From Chinatown

Crime, Health May 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm

A Chinatown store owner who was arrested last year for selling an illegal pesticide from China that sickened at least one person pleaded guilty last week in federal court.

‘Comfort Women’ Monument Controversy Comes to Queens

‘Comfort Women’ Monument Controversy Comes to Queens

History, Politics May 21, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Even as the controversy rages over a monument in New Jersey commemorating the wartime rape of Korean “Comfort Women” by the Japanese army in World War II, plans for a similar monument in Queens are in the works, the Queens Chronicle reported.

Shady Chinatown Phone Dealers Pile on Extra Charges

Business, Crime, In the News May 17, 2012 at 11:12 am

The World Journal reported on yet another scam targeting residents of Chinatown last week. Chinese customers complain that the deals offered by unauthorized cell phone sellers come loaded with hidden charges.

Photo via News Kann

Bill Mandating English Signage Worries Business Owners

Business May 8, 2012 at 5:50 pm

News of a proposed new law that would require business owners to post signs in English has some business owners in the diverse immigrant enclave of Flushing, Queens worried, the Korean publication News Kann reported.

Heejun Han performs in front of the judges on American Idol  (Photo by Michael Becker / FOX)

‘Idol’ Contestant Recalls Queens Roots

Culture, In the News, New York March 28, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Korean-Americans in New York City are among those rooting for Heejun Han, the 22-year-old Korean immigrant from Flushing who is a contestant on the singing competition “American Idol.” The Queens Courier interviewed Han and found out more about singer.

Flushing's New Chinatown Supermarket is one of several stores in the area that have closed due to financial troubles. (Photo from World Journal)

One After Another, Chinese Supermarkets Topple

East Asian, Economy, Featured Posts March 28, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Chinese supermarkets, with their vast array of produce, meats and imported products, provide a taste of home for Asian immigrants, and a sensory adventure to many others. But several Chinese supermarkets have closed down recently, victims of competition and mounting debt, leaving customers confused and wholesalers fighting for their money back.

Fred Fu of the Flushing Development Center showed his support for Jeremy Lin at a Community Board 7 meeting.

Ethnic and Local Press Examines Linsanity’s Ripple Effect

Asian, Culture, New York, Sports February 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Although Jeremy Lin often downplays the importance of his ethnicity, the ethnic and community press has focused on the Knicks point guard’s inspiring effect on children, other ball players, and fans of all races.

Palace Diner in Flushing, Queens

Greek diner to be replaced by Chinese restaurant

Culture, In the News, Queens, Western European January 3, 2012 at 9:30 am

After 35 years of serving scrumptious meals, the Palace Diner in Flushing, Queens is closing its doors for good. Queens Courier reports that a family of diners who grew up on Greek food served by owner George Mantzikos is saying a sad farewell to the local landmark.

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.

Medicare fraud debate in Korean community

East Asian, Health, In the News, Metro Area, Opinion November 14, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Medicare fraud occurs in the Korean American community often because the elderly do not realize the gravity of committing the fraud, and because of hospitals taking advantage of elderly men and women with limited English-language skills.

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.

Korean stores target Chinese customers

East Asian, Economy, In the News, Queens October 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Korean American businesses in Flushing are increasingly focusing their marketing on Chinese customers. Some are promoting themselves actively in the Chinese media. Some are hiring Chinese-speaking staff to secure as many Chinese patrons as possible. The entire staff of Star Skin & Wellbeing on 147th Street can speak Chinese asRead More