April 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

17 Years For Woodside Bash-Murder - Next Edition!

A 22-year-old Woodside man was sentenced last week to 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to brutally bashing a shopkeeper to death with a metal door handle in March 2016, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. More...

Plan 7-Story Building For 25th Avenue - Next Edition!

The owner of a parcel at 25-79 31st Street has filed plans to demolish two; two-family homes at the site to make way for a 7-story mixed use building. Developer Rockfarmer Properties filed plans to develop the building with 22 residential units More...

Pennsylvania Man Charged In Whitestone Teen Slash - Next Edition!

A Pennsylvania man accused of slashing a 16-year-old Chinese exchange student’s face in December 2015 has been extradited to New York and arraigned on assault, conspiracy and other charges, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. A second i More...

Screen Legend Ellen Burstyn Visits MMI For Scorsese Retrospective - Next Edition!

Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn was at the Museum of the Moving Image last Friday as part of the Martin Scorsese retrospective at the museum. More...

‘Raisin’ Finally Returns To NY, Coming To Astoria Performing Arts Center - Next Edition!

The award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) will present a limited engagement of the critically acclaimed musical, “Raisin” this for their spring musical revival. More...

New Releases At Astoria Bookshop - Next Edition!

Astoria Bookshop, the neighborhood’s favorite book store, announced some new releases from Julie Buntin, Elizabeth Warren, David Ezra Stein and more!   More...

The Joy In Spreading Joy - Next Edition!

On Holy Thursday 2017, I was granted the privilege of distributing Easter baskets to the babies and children residing at the Metro Family Shelter on Queens Blvd., as part of the St. John’s Prep United Dance Teams’ Easter Basket Project. More...

One City, One Nation

Electeds Hold Immigration Town Hall

New York is a city of immigrants. More than three million foreign-born live in the five boroughs, 1,120,061 in Queens, according to the Weissman Center for International Business at Baruch College (2015). More...

IDC Protects Immigrant Communities With Largest Legal Aid Fund In State History

The Independent Democratic Conference made the largest commitment to immigrant legal aid in New York State history — securing $10 million for services in the 2017-2018 budget. IDC members worked with Gov. More...

Caring Kind, NYPD & Queens Library Speak At CB 1 Meeting

The Community Board 1 cabinet meeting for April had a short agenda of speakers, made shorter by one no-show, but off-agenda representatives  made up for that deficit.  First to speak were two women from Caring Kind, formerly Alzheimer’s Ass More...

Pup Tosser Caged

A judge last month sentenced a 21-year-old Astoria man to a year in jail for tossing a Chihuahua from a third-floor apartment window in August 2016. Dorian Quezada, of 43rd Street and 34th Avenue in Astoria, pleaded guilty in March to aggravated More...

Hunt Suspect In Chinese Restaurant Robbery

Police are searching for a man who stole a “tip jar” from a counter at a Chinese restaurant in East Elmhurst. Cops said the suspect walked into the Chopsticks Restaurant at 77-18 21st Avenue on April 13 and grabbed the tip jar from a counter. More...

Holy Hatred: Suspect Nabbed In Church Burglary Spree

Police at the NYPD Grand Larceny Division last week arrested a 23-year-old homeless man charged in a three-week burglary spree that targeted local houses of worship – including an Elmhurst church that was struck three times since March 23. Cops More...

Community Calendar

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Restaurant of the Week

Astoria World Manor

Astoria World Manor has been an icon of catering in the area for 63 years, offering personalized service for all of life’s special occasions. With six rooms that can accommodate from 50 to 1,000 people, you are sure to find one that suits you. More...

Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden

You might already know Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden for the huge beer selection, grilled brats, live music, and lots of fresh air in the huge, breezy, outdoor space. More...

Features

First-In-The-Nation Excelsior Scholarship Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation on April 12 enacting the Excelsior Scholarship, the first-of-its-kind in the nation program to provide tuition-free college at New York’s public universities to families making up to $125,000 a year. More...

Call For DOT To Improve Deadly Intersection

On Thursday, April 13, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Flor Jimenez, 29, widow of Gelacio Reyes, a cyclist killed on April 1 by a drunk motorist who fled the scene after the crash, Transportation Alternatives, Make Queens Safer, senior citizens fro More...

PEP To Vote On DOE $15 Billion Capital Plan Tonight

The citywide Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) will meet at Long Island City High School tonight, April 19, at 6 p.m., to vote on a proposed $15.5 billion amendment to the Department of Education’s (DOE) five-year capital plan (2015 to 2019).& More...

It's In Queens! (April 27 to May 3) - Next Edition!

Beat Cabin Fever with cherry blossoms, an arbor fest, walking food tours, outdoor art, organized runs, and even Victorian flashbacks. More...

Greek Language Seminar Discussed Importance Of The Greek Language - Next Edition!

Three Greek language organizations hosted an informative Greek language symposium on Saturday evening, April 8th in the conference room of the Jay Suites, 6th floor, at 575 7th Avenue, New York City. More...

Cop Nabs Suspect In Jackson Heights Attacks - Next Edition!

Police arrested a 50-year-old, unstable Queens man on April 12, less than two days after he attacked two pedestrians in Jackson Heights. More...

Brooklyn Man Indicted In Jogger Murder - Next Edition!

The man arrested in the murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano was arraigned last week on a 13-count indictment charging him with murder and sexual abuse in the brutal strangulation death of the 30-year-old Howard Beach woman. More...

Perfections Nightclub Killer Gets 22 Years - Next Edition!

A 30-year-old Queens Village man was sentenced to 22-years in prison last week, after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the October 2013 shooting death of a man outside a troubled Woodside strip club. Dwayne Johnson pleaded guilty last year to More...

Vallone’s Third Participatory Budgeting Cycle Sets Record - Next Edition!

Council Member Paul Vallone has announced the record setting results of his third participatory budgeting cycle. More...

Meng Named Speaker For Queens College’s 93rd Commencement Ceremony - Next Edition!

Queens College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez has announced that Congress Member Grace Meng will be the main speaker for the school’s 93rd Commencement ceremony, which will take place on Friday, May 26, at 9 am, on the college’s quad. More...

Earth Day Cleanup In Forest Hills - Next Edition!

In celebration of Earth Day, the Office of Queens Borough President Melinda Katz partnered with the New York City Parks Department, the Partnership for Parks and Forest Hills High School in cleaning and sprucing up the World’s Fair Playground in Fore More...

Addabbo Hosts Prostate Cancer Screenings At Middle Village Office

On Saturday, April 15, New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Katz Announces 354 Appointments To Queens Community Boards

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It’s In Queens! (April 20 to April 26)

Earth Day is coming, and as to be expected, the best celebrations are in Queens. The borough also hosts Buddhist art, Caribbean theater, Baroque music, wacky dance, tulip blooms, and the Mother of All Expos.    More...

Fraud, Schemes & Scams Scrutinized At Sunnyside

A presentation at Sunnyside Community Services in early April addressed the topic of confidence crimes and schemes to defraud.  Speaking were police officers and U.S. More...

Cops Hunt Masked, Shotgun Toting Thief

Police are searching for a shotgun toting bandit who followed a man to his Middle Village home on the night of March 16, and threatened to shoot the victim before making off with the man’s $200 coat. Cops said the bandit and an accomplice follow More...

Warning: Open Hydrants Illegally And Go To Jail

Recent sultry spring temperatures, are prompting city officials to remind Queens residents that they could face a stiff fine or jail time, if they open fire hydrants without an FDNY “spray cap.” More...

Con Edison's Free Lighting Program Moves Into Queens

Con Edison’s program to offer free energy efficient lightbulbs to residential customers is moving into neighborhoods in Queens after a successful start in Brooklyn.  More...

Keep Your Promises

Borough President Melinda Katz joined Council Member Costa Constantinides at the Astoria Cove site, to stand in support of Astoria residents concerned about the “accumulating construction debri More...

Political Page

Schumer: Get Repairs Back On Track

On the heels of yet another train derailment impacting the commutes of countless New York City-area transit riders, US Senator Charles E. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Choosing The Best Assisted Living Facility

Dear Savvy Senior,What tips can you offer for choosing a quality assisted living facility for my mom? Her health and mental abilities have declined to the point that she can’t live alone anymore, but isn’t ready for a nursing home either. More...

Health Care

Understanding What Can Go Wrong With The Prostate

When your prostate is healthy, it’s easy to treat it as out-of-sight, out-of-mind. Many men don’t give their prostate a second thought unless something specific triggers them that makes them take notice. More...

Editorials

Never Again

Holocaust Remembrance Day will be commemorated on Sunday, April 23. It is a day of observance, honoring the memory of the innocents slaughtered mercilessly by Hitler and his gang of Nazis. More...

Earth Day For Everyone

In the 1950s and 1960s, civil rights, female empowerment, and antiwar issues were at the forefront of the country’s attention, and though Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring,” the classic bestseller that condemned the use of pestic More...

Letters to the Editor

Lanza Legacy Lives On  To The Editor:  More...

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