Post Tagged with: "Jackson Heights"

More than 400 people attended the public hearing on a proposed expansion of a building on 82nd Street in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Community Pushback Limits Development in Jackson Heights

Business, Queens, Real Estate March 15, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Queens Community Board 4 rejected a spot rezoning application by a developer to construct a 13-story building in Jackson Heights, after residents and local business owners argued that it would bring displacement and segregation, Queens Latino reports.

Tibetan New Year Observed

Tibetan New Year Observed

Featured Posts, Immigration, Queens, South Asian February 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Members of the Tibetan community observe the Tibetan New Year at a temple in Jackson Heights.

Catalina Cruz (Photo via El Diario)

Dreamer Catalina Cruz Seeks NY Assembly Seat

Elections 2018, Immigration, Latino, Politics, Queens January 31, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Queens Latina Dreamer and pro-immigrant activist Catalina Cruz seeks to represent Assembly District 39, comprising the neighborhoods of Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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.

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.

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.

Yoani Santiago, a Mexican immigrant who was the victim of domestic violence for over 13 years. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

NYC’s First Lady Visits Hispanic Organization for Victims of Domestic Violence

Health, Latino, Queens, Social Services, Women July 25, 2017 at 5:14 pm

New York City’s first lady Chirlane McCray visited a community organization in Jackson Heights that offers services to Hispanic victims of domestic violence and HIV-positive individuals, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) joins Make the Road New York in leading the Trans-Latinx March. (Photos by Ariel Hernandez

Denouncing Hatred Against Transgender Latinas

LGBTQ, Queens July 13, 2017 at 6:01 pm

The sixth annual Trans-Latinx March comes after some 20 alleged hate crimes in the area of Jackson Heights, Corona and Woodside in the past year, reports Queens Tribune.

Naira Berríos and her friend Gabriela Andrade were attacked at a Queens McDonald's for being transsexual. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Violence against LGBT Community on the Rise in NYC

Crime, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens April 12, 2017 at 10:20 am

An attack on two transgender Latinas in Jackson Heights highlights an increase in hate crimes against the LGBT community after Trump got elected, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

An estimated 40,000 spectators attended the Queens Pride Parade. (Photo via El Diario)

LGBT Latinos Raise Their Voice at Queens Parade

Culture, Immigration, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens June 6, 2016 at 4:39 pm

The 24th annual Queens Pride parade was held in Jackson Heights on Sunday to raise awareness of the challenges faced by the LGBT community, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

John Ho, center right, son of Susan Lee, former owner of  Ho Flowers and Plants in Jackson Heights, receives a citation from New York City Council member Daniel Dromm. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Florist Honored in Queens

Business, East Asian, Immigration, Queens February 27, 2017 at 4:39 pm

The late Susan Lee, who ran Ho Flowers and Plants in Queens for 42 years, was honored by City Council member Daniel Dromm, Korea Daily reports.

Buddhist lamas cited a special prayer at the birthday celebration for Buddha. (Photo by Anuz Thapa for QNS)

A Birthday Celebration for Buddha in Queens

Asian, Queens, Religion May 24, 2016 at 3:04 pm

Some 500 Buddhists came out to Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights in honor of the 2,560th birthday of Lord Gautama Buddha, reports QNS.

(Photo via Jackson Heights Post)

Diversity Plaza to Be Officially Named

Immigration, Queens May 20, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights will receive its official designation this weekend, Jackson Heights Post reports.

Latinos send money to their countries at the Roosevelt Avenue and 76th Street Western Union branch (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

In Queens, Immigrants Are Fearful

Latino, Queens February 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Call it the Trump effect: More remittances and fewer people dining out or shopping are some of the consequences of rumors of massive ICE raids in Queens, Queens Latino reports.