Post Tagged with: "Forest Hills"

Bukharian Community Calls for Hate Crime Charge

Bukharian Community Calls for Hate Crime Charge

Crime, Jewish, Queens February 11, 2019 at 5:16 pm

Bukharian community leaders joined elected officials in expressing their frustrations in law enforcement’s failure to classify certain incidents as hate crimes, including an attack on a teenager in November, reports The Bukharian Times.

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.

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng helped swear in the all-star executive board of the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association of Queens. (Photo via Queens Tribune)

South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association Swearing-In

Caribbean, Queens, South Asian January 29, 2018 at 2:47 pm

The executive board of the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association of Queens, sworn in last week, will work to support the growing number of community members in the field of law, reports Queens Tribune.

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.

Pastry chef Judy Lai (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Chef Solves Identity Confusion with Pastry Making

Culture, East Asian, Food, Queens June 27, 2017 at 1:29 pm

In her work as a pastry chef, Judy Lai bridges the divide between East and West, and reflects Chinese aesthetics, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Paulina Li speaking a the hearing attended by Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. (Photo via World Journal)

School Overcrowding in Forest Hills Smashes Dream of Chinese Parents

East Asian, Education, Queens April 26, 2017 at 2:50 pm

A number of Asian parents who moved to Forest Hills so that their children can attend high-quality schools in the neighborhood find that overcrowding has put their children on waiting lists, reports World Journal.

The Dunkin’ Donuts located at 100-05 Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills, where the incident took place. (Photo by Shushan Yu via World Journal)

Chinese Woman Mistreated by Queens Dunkin’ Donuts for Her Accent

East Asian, Queens June 3, 2016 at 4:22 pm

According to Peiyin Shih‎, an employee of a Dunkin’ Donuts in Forest Hills made fun of her accent and wouldn’t give her what she ordered, before the situation escalated to involve a customer who called her an “illegal immigrant.” World Journal reports on the incident.

A newly installed NYPD Command Post in Forest Hills (Photo by Michael Shain via Times Ledger)

NYPD Steps Up Presence Following Forest Hills Fires

Crime, Jewish, Police, Queens December 17, 2015 at 4:01 pm

The NYPD is stepping up its searcher the arsonist who has set fire to numerous homes under construction for Bukharian Jewish owners in Queens, Times Ledger reports.

(Photo by Merika Rubinova via The Bukharian Times)

Awaiting an Answer to an Important Question

Crime, Jewish, Opinion, Queens December 15, 2015 at 2:06 pm

The Bukharian Times reports on community efforts to protect the community following numerous arsons of homes owned by members of the Bukharian Jewish community in Queens.

At the Bukharian Jewish Community Center in Forest Hills, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (center), City Council member Karen Koslowitz (left) and NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce (far left)

Bukharian Jewish Leaders Meet with City Officials

Crime, Jewish, Queens December 9, 2015 at 4:02 pm

In reporting on a meeting between Bukharian Jewish leaders and city officials, including the Queens borough president and NYPD chief of detectives, Times Ledger notes how, for some community members, the fires are reminiscent of what they faced while living in the former Soviet Union.

Fire destroys a property in Forest Hill. (Photo via The Jewish Week)

Bukharian Jews Call Forest Hill Fires Hate Crimes

Crime, Jewish, Queens December 2, 2015 at 4:35 pm

For weeks, fires have ravaged homes under construction in Forest Hills. As the properties are all owned by Bukharian Jews, many in the community are not hesitating to describe the incidents as hate crimes, reports The Jewish Week.

(Photo courtesy of Manashe Khaimov via Times Ledger)

Bukharian Teen Lounge Closes in Queens

Asian, Queens, Social Services, Youth July 20, 2016 at 12:45 pm

The closing of programs at the Bukharian Teen Lounge in Forest Hills, which helped youths integrate into American society, has some worried about how it would affect the community, reports Times Ledger.

The new synagogue for Havurat Yisrael. (Photo by David Schneier for Voices of NY)

Queens Synagogue at Home Again After 17 Years

Jewish, Queens September 17, 2015 at 2:25 pm

The nomadic congregation of Havurat Yisrael has managed to stay together years after a construction accident damaged their synagogue in Forest Hills. Now they are returning to a newly constructed building in their old location, reports Queens Chronicle.

TuArepa co-owner Francisco Duran (Photo by Eric Jankiewicz via Queens Courier)

Chinese-Venezuelan Family Sells Arepas in Queens

Business, East Asian, Food, In the News, Queens, South American September 9, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Queens Courier profiles the Chinese-Venezuelan family behind TuArepa Pizza Cafe, which recently expanded its pizza menu to include Venezuelan dishes.

Shoppers at South Asian stores in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo by Zachary Korb, Creative Commons Licence)

Crime, City’s Economy Concern South Asian Voters

Elections 2013, In the News, Politics, South Asian June 27, 2013 at 7:04 pm

The city’s finances, budget cuts and security are some of the top issues for the city’s South Asian voters, most of whom remain undecided, reports News India Times.