Workers rallied in front of the NYS Department of Labor, and demand the department to enforce the labor law. National Center for Law and Economic Justice and the National Mobilization Against Sweatshops says they are ready to file a lawsuit against DOL.
Since the Pan America Hotel on Queens Boulevard was converted to a homeless shelter this past June, there has been more talk of crime in the neighborhood. Although Police data shows the crime rate has not climbed, community activists worry the reluctance of Asian immigrants to report crimes to the police has become a problem in the neighborhood.
Immigrant voters in Elmhurst say they believe its their right to vote, and encourage more immigrants to participate in voting.
Moving beyond gay marriage, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgeder community looks to the fight for affordable housing for LGBT seniors.
The real estate market in Elhmhurst is on the rise as Chinese investors are choosing to buy properties in Elmhurs over long time favorite Flushing.
82nd Street Partnership, a non-profit economic development group in Elmhurst, Queens, markets its neighborhood through diverse businesses.