Categories (News Site for Immigrant Communities in Queens) is a hyperlocal online news site for immigrant communities in Queens. It covers the neighborhoods along several stations of the 7 Train from 61st Street to 82nd Street.’s objective is to provide relevant news and information to the immigrant communities in Woodside, Jackson Heights and Elmhurst.

Specifically, aims to:

  1. Make the immigrant communities aware of what’s happening in their neighborhoods to enable them to make informed decisions;
  2. Help explain issues affecting the immigrant communities;
  3. Advocate for immigrant rights and immigration reforms; and
  4. Help forge solidarity among various immigrant groups in the neighborhoods.

Leading the project is the Philippine Forum, a not-for-profit organization providing advocacy and direct service to Filipino-Americans and people of Filipino heritage. Several other not-for-profit organizations serving immigrant communities in the three Queens neighborhoods have been invited to take active roles in


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