The increasing number and size of Korean churches throughout Queens over the past decade has soured relations between the Korean community and its white neighbors. Tensions reached fever pitch during a community board meeting last month in Flushing when the board members voted 32-4 against the expansion of a Korean church in the area. "They are changing the character of the neighborhood," said Gene Kelty, chairman of... More >>>
By photo: Jay Muhlin
Pastor Hi Seon Lee says the reason for the proliferation of churches dates back nearly one hundred years to social and political developments in Korea.