Queens

Amazon’s HQ2 Gets Icy Reception at City Council Hearing

Amazon’s HQ2 Gets Icy Reception at City Council Hearing

Any hope of a warm welcome for Amazon’s planned second headquarters in New York dissipated on Wednesday during a City Council committee hearing as the company’s representatives were buffeted by questions from council members on one side and jeering union members and activists on the other. As the city prepared for a deep freeze, the […]

Woodside Filipino Community Responds to DACA, Looks to Future

Woodside Filipino Community Responds to DACA, Looks to Future

The Filipino community in Queens must get busy helping would-be recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to register, and they must spread the word about immigrant rights—going door to door if they have to. This was among the advice Filipino action groups gave during a town hall meeting last Sunday afternoon […]

Vietnam War and 9/11 Hero Honored with Street Co-Naming

Vietnam War and 9/11 Hero Honored with Street Co-Naming

On the day of the World trade Center attacks, fireman Jimmy Lanza rushed downtown with his East Harlem company to assist with rescue efforts. He helped 16 survivors out of the ruins. They were all found in a stairwell, which later became known as the “miracle stairwell.” He survived that day, and worked for months […]