Post Tagged with: "Queens"

Members of the #DalitWomenFight arriving at Queens Museum on Sept. 20 (Photo by Rahimon Nasa for Voices of NY)

#DalitWomenFight Comes to NYC

Featured Posts, History, Queens, South Asian, Voices' Picks, Women September 25, 2015 at 5:09 pm

A group of Dalit activists brought their message and a photo exhibit to the Queens Museum, hoping to inspire the Indian diaspora community to pay more attention to the continued discrimination and abuse suffered by members of the “untouchable” caste.

A member of the Humanist Party holds a sign in support of peace in Colombia. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Supporting Peace in Colombia

Queens, South American March 10, 2015 at 11:46 am

Queens Latino reports on Colombians in New York who marched in support of efforts in Havana to bring a peaceful resolution to the decades long conflict between the government and the insurgency in Colombia.

Screenshot from "Claiming our Voice." (Photo by Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel, courtesy of Fine Grain Films)

Screening Films About Immigrant Women in Queens

Culture, Immigration, Queens, Women February 18, 2015 at 4:59 pm

The varied experiences of immigrant women in New York will be represented in a new film series scheduled to begin Feb. 27 in Maspeth, Queens Courier reports.

A Nepali New Year is Celebrated

A Nepali New Year is Celebrated

In Queens on Oct. 24, about 300 Newah people celebrated their Nepali new year and a ritual purification of the self, Mha Puja.

Angy Rivera, right, with her mother, Maria Yolanda Rivera (Photo via Queens Tribune)

Fighting Gentrification with Poetry

Business, Housing, Queens July 8, 2014 at 12:59 pm

A Queens native comments on the borough’s changes through poetry, Queens Tribune reports.

Janet Jackson and Ernestine Alston, both part of the Hollis Local Development Corporation, are working to get five abandoned properties in Hollis developed. (Photo by Gwynne Hogan/Voices of NY)

Stark Neglect of Properties in Hollis, Queens

Black, Featured Posts, Queens, Real Estate, Voices' Picks May 16, 2014 at 5:38 pm

The tale of one Queens land heiress, her abandoned buildings, and neighbors facing the blight.

5Pointz, a graffiti mecca in Long Island City that advocates say brings artists from around the world, will be torn down to make way for an apartment complex. (Photo by Wally Gobetz/Creative Commons lisence)

Two Controversial Queens Projects Approved

Business, Culture, Housing, Queens October 11, 2013 at 4:48 pm

5Pointz and “Iron Triangle” in Willets Point, Queens, will be demolished to make way for an apartment complex and a mega mall, reports The Queens Courier.

Immigrant seniors chat in Chinatown's Columbus Park  as the sun goes behind the highrises on the west side. (Photo by Moriza, Flickr Creative Commons Licence)

Immigrant Seniors Heading to Queens

Asian, Demographics, Queens July 30, 2013 at 5:43 pm

A new report by the Center for an Urban Future has found Queens to have the highest number of immigrant seniors, with Flushing topping the list of neighborhoods with the highest concentration of elderly immigrants, reports The Queens Courier.

Not all paradegoers enjoyed the many politicians who attended the Colombian Parade but among those interviewed by El Diario, Christine Quinn (left) got the most thumbs up. (Photo by Javier Castaño, via Queens Latino)

Candidates March for Votes at Colombian Parade

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics, Queens July 23, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Not all paradegoers enjoyed the many politicians who attended the Colombian Day Parade in Queens but among people interviewed by El Diario-La Prensa and Queens Latino, Christine Quinn seemed to get the most thumbs up.

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.

(Map image via New York City Council website)

Queens Council District Most Diverse

Communities, Government, Immigration, Queens, Voices' Picks June 11, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Queens Courier reports that City Council District 23 of northeastern Queens is the most ethnically diverse district in the city, according to its representative Councilman Weprin, who acknowledged that it comes with some challenges.

Hiram Monserrate (center) leaves Manhattan Federal Court after his sentencing in December. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

Monserrate Quietly Starts Prison Term

In the News, Latino, Politics May 16, 2013 at 10:59 am

Following a two-month postponement, disgraced former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate started serving his two-year sentence for embezzlement of city funds on May 11, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

An assortment of candy welcomed new customers at the opening of New Cost Market in Queens. (Photo via Reporter)

New Market Nets Russians in Queens

Business, Eastern European, Food, Queens May 7, 2013 at 4:36 pm

The opening of the first Net Cost Market in Queens was welcomed by loyal customers of the destination store for Russian goods who will no longer have to travel far for their favorite items, reports the Reporter.

Big Trouble for Chinatown Lawyers

Big Trouble for Chinatown Lawyers

Crime, East Asian, Immigration, Uncategorized April 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm

This Dec. 19, 2012 story from The China Press, about the fallout from the arrest of 26 immigration lawyers in Chinatown, won first prize in the 2013 Ippies Journalism Awards for best investigative or in-depth story.

Catalina Antonio de NICE (Photo by Marco Aurelio via Queens Latino)

Latinas in Queens Face Challenges

Education, Latino, Queens March 21, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Queens leaders discuss the difficulties faced by Latinas in the borough who are younger, less educated and make less than other immigrant women. The challenges are compounded by petty rivalries: “When are we going to grow up?” asks one, reports Queens Latino.