As a child, the novelist found consolation in books that embraced American rugged individualism and the Korean quest for knowledge. Those same books showed her how to honor the stories of the people she grew up with.
Indispensable to New York City hospitals, health care workers from the Philippines died in shocking numbers last spring. Will things be different this winter?
One firefighter fell through a floor while responding on Saturday morning to a fire in the Elmhurst section of Queens.
During the spring, as the first wave of the coronavirus caused havoc, five neighborhoods were the hardest-hit place in the country.
The positive test rates have gone up in the city in the last month, leading to what many experts say is a second wave.
A bar in Elmhurst that sold sought-after bowls of Thai noodles for a few hours each weekend now relies on them full time to ride out the pandemic.
Even as Elmhurst faced “apocalyptic” conditions, 3,500 beds were free in other New York hospitals, some no more than 20 minutes away.
In a city ravaged by an epidemic, few places have been as hard hit as central Queens.
Let’s not forget the social failures that allowed Covid-19 to overwhelm neighborhoods like Elmhurst in Queens.