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Soccer Field Proposed in Astoria

Harlem, NY, March 12, 2016.
At weekly rally and radio broadcast, Rev, Al Sharpton, the National Action Network, and the famiies of Ramarley Graham and Eric Garner call for the immediate termination of the NYPD officers implicated in Graham’s death. 03/12/2016
Photo by: Kimberly Avalos, NYCity News Service

Civil Rights Group Rallies for Racial Justice

Harlem, NY. March 12, 2016. ©KimberlyAvalos At the weekly rally and radio broadcast, Rev. Al Sharpton, the families of Ramarley Graham and Eric Garner and the National Action…


Super Tuesday

Completely mobile video of Astoria residents reacting to Super Tuesday’s results

New Yorkers Face the Cold

Undergraduate: St. John’s University’s First-Ever Marshall Scholar

“Hey Kimiko!” he exclaims with a lighthearted contentment followed by an unmistakable deflection of attention from himself to myself, or whomeover he speak with. He lets out an…

Undergraduate: Diversity May Not Result In Multicultural Exchanges Among Students at St. John’s University

Finished December 2014 Diversity is a beacon of pride for St. John’s University that welcomes opportunities for integration, fosters knowledge for ethnic, racial and cultural differences, and attempts…

Portrait Photography

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Hour Children

Shot by Kimberly Avalos and George Goss Script and Edit by Kimberly Avalos Hour Children is a charity agency that helps formerly incarcerated mothers find a stable home and…

Two Groups Of Community Users are Clashing in Advocacy for Transit and Park Space

Recent actions from the City and community leaders demonstrate a higher attention is being paid to South Queens’ notable need for transportation at a time of contention over…

With Growing Dialogues on Immigration Reform, Aspiring Americans Still Wish to Stay

An Ecuadorian immigrant who entered the United States illegally nine years ago had his first encounter with the police just three months upon his arrival. He was mistaken…

New Park Pizza May No Longer Be a Symbol For a Racist Community

New Park Pizza has been serving some of New Yorker’s favorite pizza for 60 years. It could be any pizza joint except it is in Howard Beach, Queens…

New York, New York.  Members of the Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center rallied and marched in solidarity in Times Square. The project’s #LifttheCaps campaign wants to call on the NY City Council to introduce a bill to life the caps on street vendor permits and licenses, and make adjustments to current vending regulations and policies. 11/18/2015 Photo by: Kimberly Avalos, NYCity News Service

Street Vendors Unite For Equal Opportunity

Profile: Local Queens Transit Advocate Pushes for More Transportation Opportunities

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EDUCATION CUNY Graduate School of Journalism New York, NY Master of Arts, Concentration in International Reporting and Visual Storytelling, Expected: December 2016 Traveled to Israel for ten days…

Two Energy Companies Partner to Establish Resiliency Hub in Far Rockaway Oct. 21, 2015

Street Vendors Unite for Equal Opportunity

Nov. 18, 2015 Advocates for New York City street vendors rallied and marched through Times Square Wednesday to call on the City Council to lift the caps on…

Kimberly J. Avalos

Being a first-generation Hispanic-American from a lower-income family has largely shaped the lens through which I see my world. My diverse experiences set the standard for the stories…


Astoria Taco Truck

A sequencing exercise