Post Tagged with: "Richmond Hill"

Varanu Sahabir, right, prepares music for services at the Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir Hindu temple in Richmond Hill. (Photo by Michael Shain via Queens Chronicle)

Breaking Barriers at a Queens Hindu Temple

Caribbean, Queens, Religion, South Asian, Women November 6, 2018 at 11:01 pm

Varanu Sahabir is one of the first women pandits, or Hindu priests, to lead a mainstream congregation in Little Guyana, reports Queens Chronicle.

An attendee expressing his joy at the Turban Day celebration of Vaisakhi in Times Square April 7. (Photo by Peter Ferreira via News India Times)

World Record Set at Turban Day

Manhattan, Metro Area, Queens April 11, 2018 at 4:34 pm

Turban Day is one of several events held in the New York metro area in April to celebrate the Vaisakhi festival, which marks the founding of the Sikh faith, writes News India Times.

Hettie Powell (Photo via Times Ledger)

In Queens, a Public Defender Seeks Council Seat

Elections 2017, Queens August 21, 2017 at 5:21 pm

Times Ledger profiles Hettie Powell, the public defender seeking the District 28 City Council seat in Queens.

Senator Sanders, right, was joined at the meeting by Assembly Member David Weprin, Pandit Lakhram R. Maharaj, founder of the Tulsi Mandir, and Savitri Gebodh who helped alert her neighbors to the fire so they could escape safely. (Photo via )

Getting Help after Richmond Hill Blaze

Caribbean, Queens March 8, 2017 at 1:37 pm

Community leaders are trying to get attention and help for the Indo-Caribbean residents and business owners affected by a fire last weekend in Richmond Hill.

Liberty Avenue in Little Guyana (Photo by Anthony O’Reilly via Queens Chronicle)

Fears of ICE in ‘Little Guyana’

Caribbean, Immigration, Queens March 6, 2017 at 4:57 pm

In Richmond Hill, fears of ICE raids have resulted in sparse foot traffic and a drop in business at stores and eateries, reports Queens Chronicle.

Phagwah (or Holi) celebrations in Richmond Hill, Queens. (Photo by Roup Hardowar, Creative Commons license)

‘Little Guyana’ Grows in Queens

Demographics, Immigration, Queens, South American June 2, 2016 at 5:31 pm

Queens Tribune looks at the growth of the Guyanese community in South Queens, and how the second largest immigrant group in the borough has shaped the region.

The Richmond Hill branch of Outreach has recently started offering services in Polish. (Photo by Kasia Szczesniak via Nowy Dziennik)

‘Outreach’ Helps Polish Immigrants Fight Addiction

Eastern European, Queens, Social Services February 28, 2017 at 12:11 pm

The nonprofit Outreach offers therapy services to fight drug and alcohol addiction for Polish immigrants in their native language, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Celebrating the Festival of Colors in Richmond Hill (Photo by Atomische * Tom Giebel, Creative Commons license)

Phagwah Parade Announced in Richmond Hill

Caribbean, Culture, Queens, Religion January 25, 2017 at 5:11 pm

The annual Phagwah Parade in Richmond Hill will take place on March 12 this year as organizers seek to attract a diverse crowd, reports Times Ledger.

Jasdeep Singh, Parminder Kaur, Anmol Kaur, Avneet Kaur, and Karanbir Singh (not pictured) make it a point to have cha together on weekends (Photo by Sonny Singh via Open City Magazine)

How One Family Drinks Their Cha

Food, Queens, South Asian February 29, 2016 at 3:14 pm

Open City Magazine takes a look at how one family prepares and shares “the elixir of life.”

A man stands outside Kunal Jewelers, located next to Lavanya on 74th Street in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo by Mumu Matryoshka, Creative Commons license)

Neighborhoods Like Jackson Heights are ‘Household Names in India’

Demographics, Immigration, Queens, South Asian August 22, 2016 at 3:25 pm

As Indians celebrate their country’s 70th Independence Day, Queens Tribune reports on how the community has grown and thrived in the borough.

An Indo-Caribbean walking tour of Richmond Hill included a stop at the Hindu temple Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir. (Photo by Anthony Giudice via Queens Courier)

A Walking Tour to Help Indo-Caribbean Community

Caribbean, Queens, Social Services July 2, 2015 at 4:13 pm

A walking tour of spots frequented by the Richmond Hill Indo-Caribbean community addressed ways to help a population that has “exploded” in the past decade, finds Queens Courier.

Preparing parshaaday in Richmond Hill (Screen shot via Open City)

Preparing Parshaaday in a Queens Gurdwara

Food, Queens, South Asian March 5, 2015 at 12:07 pm

At the Sikh gurdwara in Richmond Hill every Sunday, volunteers prepare up to 9,000 Punjabi rotis to serve to anyone who comes, for free, reports Open City.

Public advocate candidate Letitia James and Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio joined Sikhs in Richmond Hill. (Photo by NYS Assembly via  the Queens Chronicle)

Richmond Hill Sikhs Rally Against Hate Crime

Crime, Queens October 4, 2013 at 4:38 pm

After the violent beating of a Sikh-American in Harlem, Richmond Hill’s Sikh community band together in protest, reports Queens Chronicle.

Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio (left) and Vishnu Mahadeo, of the Richmond Hill Economic Development Council, accuse the city of using fines against small business to boost funds at the expense of businesses in the outer boroughs, especially Queens. (Photo by Joseph Orovic/Queens Chronicle)

‘Borough Bias’ Found in Small Business Inspections

Bronx, Business, Queens March 7, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Data released by the public advocate’s office finds that small businesses in the outer boroughs receive a disproportionate number of visits by city inspectors, and consequently, a higher amount of fines, the Queens Chronicle and The Riverdale Press report.

Chris Kui (left) of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, testifying before the Districting Commission last Thursday. (Lincoln Anderson via The Villager)

Voices in Focus: Amplifying Asian, Latino Voices in Redistricting Process

Demographics, Elections 2012, Politics August 27, 2012 at 3:31 pm

In today’s roundup of coverage of the New York City Council’s Districting Commission, which has held a series of hearings in each of the five boroughs, we found: discussions of a unified Asian-Latino district; the absence of Latinos at the Queens hearing; and popular support for reuniting Richmond Park and Ozone Park in one district.