Haidee Chu

Haidee Chu covers Queens for THE CITY. Previously, she worked for NPR’s graphics team and was a stringer and interpreter for The New York Times. She is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, where she was a Stabile Fellow for Investigative Journalism and focused on data reporting. After moving from place to place for more than a decade, the Hong Kong native now calls the world’s borough her home.

Queens residents are having their say now, but the state will have the final word on what goes up on 55 acres of a campus that’s been underused for decades.
The city’s live bird markets and slaughterhouses are, well, playing chicken with animal rights organizations pushing to permanently ban new operations here.
A casino in Flushing could cash in on an Asian market with a proven appetite for gaming, but neighborhood feedback so far is mixed and the obstacles to landing a license are significant.
Work to shut the isolated jail facilities in favor of smaller borough jails is moving ahead — even as the mayor calls for more people to be jailed.
As New York races to open facilities, advocates warn that many existing ones aren’t providing basic services like clean and seasonally appropriate clothes to wear to school.
A new state law will end store sales of those furry friends next December.
Information remains scant and inconsistent for neighbors as New York’s first legal pot dispensaries move toward opening.
After THE CITY reported on the local mainstay’s likely closure, owners say they have new hope for a new lease on life.
Now the issue is a repair to the pool’s special floor that’s 0% complete — and as the center is already scheduled to close, for at least another year, the summer after next.