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.

Longtime boosters of restoring rail service to a 3.5-mile stretch of the LIRR’s abandoned Rockaway Beach Branch said last week’s QueensWay park announcement left them wondering about the prospects for their preferred transit project.
As redistricting continues, the growing South Asian population wants to maximize its political power, but neighboring lawmakers in majority Black districts don’t want that to happen at their expense.