Posts Tagged ‘Queens’

Surfers Honor Their Roots at Rockaway Beach Surf Club


If you closed your eyes to take in the onshore salt air and the long riffs and soft ukulele of surf music, you’d think yourself in Hawaii or San Diego or Venice Beach, not a bar in New York City. That is, until the A train screeched directly above and a jet outbound from JFK, […]

On the Campaign Trail: Primary Day 2013 in the Five Boroughs.

Bill de Blasio poses for a photograph with a supporter. (Photo: Akin Oyedele/ NY City Lens)

  From fights for local City Council races to glimpses of candidates for Mayor, politicians hit the sidewalks the second tuesday of September for the New York City primary, hoping to capture a few last-minute votes. NY City Lens reporters took to the streets in all five boroughs to track down campaign workers and candidates. […]

In Search of a Character

Kilgannon pauses for a second outside Harry Theodore's apartment building. Photo: Bethan McKernan/NY City Lens

Corey Kilgannon used his knuckles to rap out a tune on the door of a first floor apartment near Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. “Harry!” he called, to no answer. As other residents appeared in the hallway of the building, Kilgannon peppered them with inquiries. But no one knew whether Harry Theodore was still […]

SLIDESHOW: Bronx Charity Delivers Holiday Gifts, Food and Cheer To Shelter For The Homeless In Queens


On January 5, 2013, the Bronx-based charity Manna of Life sent teams of volunteers to spend the day with residents of the Saratoga Family Inn in Queens. Erbin Cobian, founder and President of Manna, speaks about the experience. Slideshow: Manna of Life Visit on Jan. 5, 2013 from Jefferson Mok on Vimeo.

VIDEO: Hurricane Sandy Brings Storm Merchandise to New York


In New York, you can find all kinds of souvenirs – so why not a souvenir for Hurricane Sandy? Jefferson Mok reports. Video from NY City Lens on Vimeo.

VIDEO: New Yorkers in a Gas Frenzy Since Sandy


As cars stretched for miles and hundreds of people waited for the gas pumps to begin flowing, Corey Hill and his girlfriend, Rashidah Blair, stood hugging in the cold in front of the convenient store at a Hess gas station in Ozone Park, Queens on Thursday. With his arms wrapped around Blair, Hill held two […]

Promoting Health Awareness for Hispanics


  10/8/12- About 30,000 people, mostly of Hispanic heritage filled several blocks of Junction Boulevard in Elmhurst, Queens on Sunday celebrating  good food, entertainment—and good health. The annual Queens Family Health Festival was organized by Save Latin America in partnership with the Dominican American Society of Elmhurst. Io Ortiz, special events and press coordinator for […]

Teenage Basketball Star Murdered in the Harlem Projects

Joniesha Foles, 22, stands across the street form the Thomas Quinn & Sons Funeral Home during Tayshana Murphy's viewing, Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. She holds up a collage necklace of her murdered cousin, tears smudged behind her sunglasses. She painted her acrylic nails with "RIP Chicken," in reference to Murphy's nickname. (Photo: E.D. Cauchi/NY City Lens)

At first, it looked exciting. Half a dozen police officers waved their hands, trying to maintain control over more than 1,000 people clustered in front of the open glass doorway and around the block. Traffic slowed almost to a halt on Broadway in Astoria, Queens. Maybe someone famous was in town? Or a concert was happening?

The Faces Behind The Numbers In Jackson Heights

A woman receives her food supply at the Voice of Hagar Pantry on 94th and Northern Blvd in Jackson Heights where Mr. Edwin Lopez goes one Tuesday a month to gather enough food for his family. (Photo: Daniel Medina/NY City Lens)

Carlos Rojas, 70, is three months behind on rent and wonders week to week how he’ll make enough to scrape by. Combat veteran Edwin Lopez, 45, is physically unable to work due to a bad back and has to go one Tuesday a month to a church food pantry to survive. Miriam Peñaranda, 30, used to work full-time; she now has to run an ice-cream cart to pay the bills.

Long Island City Church Feeds Needy Amid Record Poverty Rates

On Saturday, Sept. 24, a group of women depart with groceries from the food pantry at St. Raphael’s Roman Catholic Church on Greenpoint Avenue in Long Island City (Photo: Scott Eidler/NY City Lens)

In Queens, a man stocked up on boxes of cereal and cans of soup on a recent Saturday in a food pantry located in the basement of a church where he once served as an altar boy.