Post Tagged with: "Roosevelt Avenue"

Flower bouquets at the 90 St/Elmhurst Ave station. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Shocked By Gang Killing, Fearful Elmhurst Residents Lay Low

Crime, Latino, Queens February 6, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Hispanic Elmhurst residents, shocked at Sunday’s brazen daylight murder at a subway station, say they “stay neutral” for fear of gang retaliation, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Venezuelan restaurant El Cocotero closed and posed a sign that read: “We love America but Government doesn’t not love us.” (Photo: Mariela Lombard via El Diario NY)

Immigrant Strike is Felt Throughout NYC

Business, Immigration, Latino, New York February 17, 2017 at 5:07 pm

El Diario reports on the immigrants who took part in the “Day Without Immigrants” protest, and the employers who supported them. Queens Latino, meanwhile, takes a look at how the demonstration shuttered parts of Roosevelt Avenue.

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.

(Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Opinion: Questions about Roosevelt Avenue BID Met With Silence

Business, Latino, Opinion, Queens May 11, 2016 at 12:55 pm

For the past six months, Queens Latino has been trying to get a response from elected officers about the status of the planned expansion of the Jackson Heights business improvement district, to no avail.

This building on Roosevelt and 77th Street will be demolished to erect a 7-story commercial and residential building with parking. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Change Coming to Roosevelt Ave.

Business, Latino, Queens February 6, 2017 at 1:20 pm

The announced demolition of two buildings along Roosevelt Avenue raises worries of displacement for minority-owned businesses and gentrification in Jackson Heights, Queens Latino reports.

(Photo by Mallory Moench for Voices of NY)

Crackdown on Roosevelt Avenue Bars Questioned

Crime, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, Police, Queens, Voices' Picks December 14, 2016 at 5:19 pm

A plan to clean up Roosevelt Avenue has some Jackson Heights residents worried over the problems it could cause for some immigrants.

Rosa Díaz hands out fliers on Roosevelt Avenue in Queens. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Queens Latino)

The Abuelas Who Hand Out Fliers in Queens

Labor, Latino, Queens, Women March 10, 2016 at 2:28 pm

Queens Latino profiles two women on Roosevelt Avenue, both over the age of 60 and living alone in the city, who hand out fliers as their job.

For years, Roosevelt Avenue has been NYC’s epicenter of fake document sales. Activists say that now there are fewer fake document dealers on Roosevelt Avenue, compared to recent years. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Roosevelt Avenue Fake Document Dealers Still Active Despite Setbacks

Immigration, Queens March 8, 2016 at 5:37 pm

The sale of forged documents at Roosevelt Avenue in Queens has slowed down in the past few years, but could spike again because of obstruction to DACA and DAPA, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Poonam Dass, 18, a member of Desis Rising Up & Moving (DRUM) and a DACA recipient, said, "A 'Hate-Free Zone' does not happen without the people in this crowd, in this neighborhood, in this city. The times we are living in now demand we work as communities to love and protect each other."

Jackson Heights March in Defense of Immigrants

Latino, LGBTQ, Muslim, Queens, South Asian December 5, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Roosevelt Avenue was the epicenter of an anti-Trump march attended by hundreds protesting racism, sexism, discrimination and attacks against people of color, Queens Latino reports.

Latinos on Roosevelt Avenue Hope that Trump Will Change

Latinos on Roosevelt Avenue Hope that Trump Will Change

Elections 2016, Immigration, New York November 11, 2016 at 5:16 pm

On election night Latinos on Roosevelt Ave. expressed hope that Trump, once in power, will have a change of heart and will not deport immigrants, Queens Latino reports.

Sens. José Peralta and Michael Gianaris and Assemblyman Michael DenDekker are requesting that the New York State Liquor Authority completely controls alcohol licenses granted to bars located on Roosevelt Avenue, a thoroughfare that extends through Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Leaders Propose Plan to ‘Clean Up’ Roosevelt Avenue

Business, Queens November 3, 2016 at 2:42 pm

Intending to end prostitution and drug trafficking, Sen. Jose Peralta and other leaders demand tough measures against bars and clubs violating the law, but many customers defend such establishments, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Juan Carlos Segarra with a typical Andean dish. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Queens Latino)

In Queens, a Host of New Restaurants Add Flavor

Food, Latino, Queens October 19, 2016 at 5:03 pm

A series of restaurant reviews by Queens Latino for the past few months reflect a boom of new culinary offerings – including Brazilian, Bolivian and Andean fusion – in the borough.

Roosevelt Avenue Wants a Times-Square-Style Cleanup

Roosevelt Avenue Wants a Times-Square-Style Cleanup

Crime, Latino, Queens August 31, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Tired of crime and noisy nightclubs on Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights officials are calling for a moratorium on new alcohol licenses and a full clean-up “Times Sq. style,” Diario/La Prensa reports.

Freddy Castiblanco, owner of Terraza 7 in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo by Javier Castaño via QueensLatino)

Opinion: Don’t Harass Small Businesses Like Terraza 7

Business, Government, Opinion, Queens June 18, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Freddy Castiblanco, a prominent local businessman in Jackson Heights takes the city to task for targeting small businesses in an op-ed piece in Queens Latino.

Nacy, Edison and Bryan Macancela buying flags on Roosevelt Ave. (Photo by Gustavo Martínez via El Diario).

Fans Around NYC Set for World Cup Kickoff

Latino, Metro Area, Sports June 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm

El Diario/La Prensa is running a series of reports on the spirit of the 2014 World Cup in the city’s Latino neighborhoods.