February 13, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

No Bail For Cop Killer’s Lookout Man - Next Edition!

Police arrested a second suspect on February 15th in the friendly-fire death of Queens NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen. Cops said Jagger Freeman, 25, allegedly acted as a lookout while Christopher Ransom brandished a fake pistol at a T–Mobile stor More...

IRS Issues List Of ‘Dirty Dozen’ Tax Scams - Next Edition!

Officials at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have issued their first 2019 warning to taxpayers, to be on th lookout for a series of 12 scams most often used by con artists out to steal your identity, cash and sense of security.Fraudsters are out t More...

Addabbo Hosts First Racing, Gaming And Wagering Committee Meeting - Next Edition!

NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (c.) hosted his first Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee meeting in Albany, where he and the members discussed bringing legal sports betting to the state and passed legislation out of the committee. More...

Amazon Cancels LIC Deal

Amazon has announced they will withdraw from the deal with the city and state to build its new headquarters in Long Island City after fierce opposition from some elected officials and community groups. More...

BQX Light Rail Project Moves Forward

The Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) applauded the de Blasio administration for awarding a $7.25 million contract to civil engineering and design consulting firm VHB to complete an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for the proposed 11-mi More...

A Tribute To A Remarkable Woman Of Valor

There was a woman who lived among us who was so strong,  She worked to right every wrong. More...

Adopt-A-Building For Your Valentine Today!

This Valentine's Day, give the gift of real estate! Adopt a place you love and/or where you made your favorite memories with your loved one, in Queens Museum’s Panorama of the City of New York. More...

Miller’s 10th Annual Valentines For Veterans At St. Albans

On February 8th, Assembly Member Mike Miller concluded his 10th Annual Valentines for Veterans Drive by bringing much-needed supplies to the veterans who reside at the New York State Veterans’ Home at St. Albans. More...

Crime Watch

Astoria Storage Room Robbery More...

Neighborhood Development News

New Astoria Rentals The owner of a parcel at 11-35 31st Drive has filed plans to develop an eight-story residential building at the site, according to information posted on the YIMBY (Yes, In My Back Yard) website. More...

NYPD: Keep Texting Crime Tips

Police are reminding the public that texting crime tips to cops at local precincts is a simple, easy way to provide anonymous information to help put criminals behind bars.   More...

Off the Beaten Trail:

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

A great Love story and political violence surrounds The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, one of the main sights of Saint Petersburg, Russia. “We almost had our first  Russian born Tsarina,” said our guide. More...

Call For LIRR Funding

Urge State To Fund Promised Sunnyside Rail Yards Station

Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined with Queens community leaders in Long Island City to call on New York state to fund the promised, long-anticipated LIRR station in Sunnyside Rail Yards. More...

Restaurant of the Week

WINE STOP

It’s not surprising that Wine Stop is considered the best wine and liquor shop in Astoria by so many locals. Just read the reviews and read on now to learn why. More...

Book Review

Basketball Coaching 101: Second Edition

The following is from the flier for the book signing: “This unique book is about basketball coaching and includes direct input from coaches, recruiters, conference commissioners, athletic directors, players, university presidents, officials, jo More...

Editorials

Queens Love Party

It is almost too easy to show your love in a special way in any of our Queens neighborhoods. The entire borough is inviting and intoxicating, and we are quite smitten with the place. More...

Letters to the Editor

Alarming Foreign Policy  To The Editor:  The intelligence leaders of our nation testified as to their joint opinion of the threats confronting the nation. Their testimony was in stark contrast to that stated by Trump. More...

Hunters Point Civic Holds Public Advocate Candidates Forum - Next Edition!

There are 17 candidates running for the office of Public Advocate, to be decided in the election of Tuesday, February 26.  Ten of them were present and campaigning at the February meeting of the Hunts Point Civic Association, held last week at t More...

It’s In Queens! (Feb. 22 to Feb. 28) - Next Edition!

Queens types eat like kings this week with high-end food, wine, and even a spot of tea. Plus, we party like royalty with African dance and circus, German compositions and ballets, Latin music, and a lot of American jazz.   More...

Neighborhood Development News - Next Edition!

$11.5M For Hallets Point Property Broker Lee & Associates announced last week that Bruman Realty has acquired a parcel at 26-24 and 26-26 Fourth Street in the Hallets Point section of Astoria for $11.5 million. More...

Lunar New Year Parade In Downtown Flushing - Next Edition!

Queens celebrated the Year of the Pig in grand fashion on February 9th as the annual Lunar New Year parade marched through Downtown Flushing. More...

New Members Join The Queens General Assembly - Next Edition!

Six new members of the Queens General Assembly were sworn in by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz on January 29th, while returning members were presented with Citations of Honor. More...

York College Student Named NYC Youth Poet Laureate

Camryn Bruno hopes to raise awareness of social issues – and help others find new ways to speak about them – through poetry. More...

Savvy Senior:

The Retirement Benefits Of A Health Savings Account

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about health savings accounts? I’ve been reading that they are a great investment that can help with growing health care costs when I retire. Planning Ahead   More...

DOB Commissioner Speaks At LICP Business Breakfast

NYC Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler spoke at the Long Island City Partnership’s Business Breakfast on January 29th. More...

St. John’s Drops BIG EAST game at MSG TO Providence

Just off a dramatic one-point 70-69 win on the road to10th-Ranked Marquette, St. John’s (3rd in BIG EAST),looked poised to continue that one big win back home at the Garden. More...

It’s In Queens! Feb. 15 to Feb. 21

As public schools are on break this week, the borough hosts a variety of youth-enrichment activities — everything from film to engineering to insects. Ghosts, Beethoven, Sleeping Beauty, and daring plane fighters are also on tap. More...

Queensbridge Girl, 8, Scalded

An 8-year-old Queensbridge girl was hospitalized with burns and bruises on January 9th after a pipe in her family’s apartment at the Long Island City housing project burst, spewing scalding steam on her hand, police said.   More...

Off the Beaten Trail:

Petros Pension, Santorini

“I found you a room at Santorini’s Petro Pension in the center of Thira for 80 euros a day without breakfast,” said my travel agent Maria of Kapogiannis Tours, Tripoli, Greece. I began my adventure, alone, from Tripoli to Santorini. More...

CB 2 Meets For Feb; Talks Amazon & Homeless In NYC

Community Board 2 met on February 7 to go over its usual raft of topical items, though one of them, the Amazon issue as related by Amazon representatives, was not taken up because those representatives sent their regrets and did not appear.  It More...

Gung Hay Fat Choy 2019! Happy Year Of The Pig!

The Lunar New Year, a major holiday in Asian nations and now in the US as well, was celebrated in Flushing on Saturday, February 9th, 2019, the Year of the Pig, with elected officials, local leaders, More...

Political Page

I On Politics

OFFICIALS RESPOND TO TRUMP’S STATE OF THE UNION: The following elected officials responded to President Trump’s second State Of The Union Address which he delivered to Congress on Tuesday, February 5th: More...

Katz To Hold FY 2020 Budget Hearing

Fresh off her State of the Borough address, Borough President Melinda Katz will hold the Fiscal Year 2020 budget hearing on February 20th giving organizations and individuals the opportunity to present their budget requests to the Queens Borough Boar More...

Katz Gains Support Of Queens County Democrats

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz picked up major support on February 11th as the Queens County Democratic Organization voted to endorse her campaign for district attorney. More...

Features

Camryn Bruno Poem

“Politics Bite”Did you know that ticks are common in the United States? Well watch out! More...

Eric Sloane: An Artist Whose Head Was In The Clouds

Eric Sloane’s maps of Forest Hills Gardens depict the lay of the land, but also add a little bit of history from back in the day. More...

UCCA Holds 2019 Annual Legislative/Executive Breakfast

On Friday, February 8th, United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held their 2019 Legislative/ Executive Breakfast at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel, an appropriate location as the effects of La- Guardia Airport on the community were a major topic of More...

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