In celebration of the Year of the Rat, crowds came out this past weekend to watch the 13th annual Lunar New Year Parade in Flushing. Dragons and lion dancers marched up Main Street (photo above) as four-year-old Joanna Lin caught confetti (photo right). The parade route stretched from Union Street at 37th Avenue to Main […]
Those who wanted to enjoy the Lunar New Year celebrations but weren’t able to make it to the parades haven’t missed the boat - Flushing Town Hall has a Lunar New Year Festival that runs to the end of February. The landmark municipal building, which is home to the Flushing Council on Culture and the […]
In a timely letter to City Councilmember John Liu, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has pledged to restore full weekend service on the No. 7 line for the first two weekends in February, after almost derailing Flushing’s celebration of “Chinese New Year.” The MTA announced a “major capital project” involving new signal and track switches […]
A Flushing man has been indicted on murder and other charges in the stabbing death of a 40-year-old man on a Flushing street last month. The victim had been on his way home from a Chinese New Year celebration. “The defendant is accused of fatally stabbing a hard-working man who had immigrated five years ago […]
A 21-year-old Flushing man has been charged with the Lunar New Year slaying of a 40-year-old restaurant deliveryman who was returning home after a party. According to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Kendall Walker fatally stabbed Zhang Hong Qui, who had left a party on nearby Elder Avenue in the early morning hours of […]
Just hours after thousands in Flushing celebrated Chinese New Year on Main Street, Zhang Hongqi of Holly Street in Flushing was stabbed to death at about 4 a.m. on Sunday, apparently for a few pieces of jewelry and a cell phone. According to reports, the victim walked apart from a group which had left a […]
Parents and visitors got a taste of Asia recently at P.S. 46 in Bayside, when students put on their annual Lunar New Year celebration. The show featured Chinese and Korean songs and dance, as well as the traditional lion dance. Beginning in November, the students - about 120 in all - started practicing for the […]
Delighting the crowd were street entertainers, including a fire eater, children’s martial arts groups, a sword artist, ceremonial masked jesters, a large paper mache snake, six floats and many brightly decorated vans representing local Queens businesses. However, the event was not without its controversy. Prior conflict with various members of the Asian community regarding inclusion […]
What was formerly the celebration of "Chinese New Year" is now the celebration of the "Lunar New Year (the year of the hare — 4697) and this fourth annual celebration of the new year was welcomed in Flushing by people of diverse Asian backgrounds parading in unity. Headed by Queens Borough President, Claire […]
While auto theft is on the decline across the city, there has been a new wave of thefts targeting cars that is taking place in and around Howard Beach. But this time, thieves take the wheels and leave the cars behind.
Gov. Cuomo rolled out a proposal to build an AirTrain from the Willets Point No. 7 train station to LaGuardia Airport, similar to the train line now connecting John F. Kennedy Airport to the Long Island Rail Road’s Jamaica station.
When President Obama delivers his State of the Union speech Tuesday night before a joint session of Congress, Avonte Oquendo’s mother, Vanessa Fontaine, will be watching from the gallery of the House of Representatives as a guest of Sen. Charles Schumer.
For decades, the city closed schools for Christian and Jewish holidays but other religions’ holidays — like Eid al-Fitr and Diwali — didn’t receive the same benefit. But the passage of a new law backed by elected officials in Flushing is changing that.
Thao-Nguyen Le develops and implements programs for Vietnam Heritage Center, recruits and manages volunteers, organizes special community events to celebrate Vietnamese culture, and cultivates and maintains relationships with donors and community members.
The Noguchi Museum has an exhibition on view of Noguchi’s work from archaic times to modern times. The only thing Noguchi loved more than the promise of the future was the sense of belonging to the Earth he derived from working with million and billion year old pieces of rock. Noguchi Archaic/ Noguchi Modern explores a stylistic wormhole that seems to link the ancient past and the distant future in his work.