Rising Poverty Hits Queens the Most

Rising Poverty Hits Queens the Most

While the idea of gentrification in Queens continues to be a growing topic of discussion, a recent study implies that maybe there is another economic issue in the borough that also demands our attention. The rate of poverty increased the most in Queens compared to any...
Astoria residents stand up for fun

Astoria residents stand up for fun

Originally published in Queens Chronicle. It was a day nothing seemed to go according to plan. Trains weren’t running properly and large numbers of people weren’t allowed to gather in the park without a permit. With various logistical problems springing up, Astoria...
A writing series for seasoned scribes

A writing series for seasoned scribes

Originally published in Queens Chronicle. In a small packed room in the back of Astoria’s Enigma Bookstore, an audience shifted from quiet laughter to penchant silence. Writers read aloud poetry and stories that retold fairy tales, reminisced on a concert or mourned...