Author: Allie Griffin

The Halal Guys to Open Location at Queens Center Mall This Spring

April 6, 2022 By Allie Griffin The Halal Guys, a popular New York City-based halal food chain, is opening a location in the Queens Center Mall this spring. The eatery, which was started by three Egyptian immigrants as a lone Manhattan food cart in 1990 and morphed into a brick-and-mortar restaurant business, will open a franchise… Read more »

Sunnyside Community Services Wins National Award for Alzheimer’s Program

March 31, 2022 By Allie Griffin Local nonprofit Sunnyside Community Services has won a national award for its Alzheimer’s program. The organization was awarded the “Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Award” by  The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, Bader Philanthropies, Inc., and Family Caregiver Alliance last week. The organization’s “Care NYC” program was one of three programs across… Read more »

MTA Releases New Draft Plan for Queens Bus Network, Q60 and Q32 To Stay Largely the Same

March 29, 2022 By Allie Griffin The Metropolitan Transportation Authority unveiled a revised draft bus plan Tuesday that would overhaul the existing bus network in Queens. The 515-page updated plan replaces an original 2019 draft plan that the MTA decided to scrap because it was highly unpopular among borough residents and officials. MTA officials, Queens… Read more »

Council Member Moya Teams Up With Students to Remove Graffiti Near Corona School

March 29, 2022 By Allie Griffin Council Member Francisco Moya teamed up with more than 30 middle school students Friday to remove graffiti near their Corona school building. Moya and students from the Corona Arts & Sciences Academy — along with the Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless (ACE), the Neighbors of the… Read more »

75 Percent of Asian Seniors in NYC Afraid to Leave Homes Due to Hate Crimes: Survey

March 25, 2022 By Allie Griffin About three-quarters of Asian seniors in New York City are afraid to leave their homes due to the recent spike in anti-Asian violence, according to a report released Thursday. The Asian American Federation (AAF) surveyed 153 Asian seniors as well as 15 community-based organizations across the city and found… Read more »