May 23, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Protests At CB 2 Against Mixed-Use Building Project

The second Community Board 2 meeting this month to take up the mixed-use building project at 69-02 Queens Blvd. was even more demonstrative than the first one, at CB 2’s regular monthly meeting in Sunnyside. More...

Stiff Fines For Business A/C Law Violators

City officials are reminding Queens business owners to shut their doors and close their windows when temperatures rise this summer – or face a fine of up to $1,000.A law that became effective in 2016 requires owners of small, medium and large stores More...

Everyone's A Winner

Youngsters Go For The Gold!

An annual tradition anticipated by bike-riding youngsters everywhere, the Annual Astoria Civic Association Bicycle Race, was held in Astoria Park.  The 38th annual event on May 20 drew almost 100 kids and parents to Shore Boulevard in Astoria Pa More...

Restaurant of the Week

TAZZINA

Tazzina is an homage to old school Italian restaurants in the 40s and 50s which are often the backdrop of classic films such as “The Godfather” and “Goodfellas.” The décor is classy, with exposed brick and red walls adorned wi More...

Features

Women For Crowley Turn Out In Force For Day Of Action

More than 100 individuals came out for a Women for Crowley Day of Action at his Jackson Heights headquarters on May 19. More...

Assembly Passes Simotas’ Bill Covering In Vitro Fertilization

People struggling with infertility would be guaranteed coverage by their health insurance plans for in vitro fertilization under a bill (A.02646A) sponsored by Assembly Member Aravella Simotas, which passed the NYS Assembly on May 15. More...

Dromm, Flushing Town Hall Kick Off LGBT Pride Season

NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights, Elmhurst) and Flushing Town Hall hosted a special celebration of LGBT Pride at Queens Center Mall on May 14. More...

Election 2018 Is Officially Getting Underway

New York will hold elections for governor and lieutenant governor in 2018 and state party conventions for both the Democratic and Republican committees are taking place on the same days this month, May 23 and May 24, to nominate candidates for govern More...

On the Road in Greece: KEM Bags Make a Statement

Finding a stylish leather bag in a New York retail store is difficult. The most stylish bags are synthetic. More...

Half-Block In Sunnyside Sold For $9.9M

The owner of eight parcels on Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside is in the process of selling the properties for a whopping $9.9 million, according to a spokesperson for real estate brokerage firm Cushman & Wakefield.   More...

Cops Launch Summer ‘Zero Tolerance’ Driving Enforcement

Police from the Queens Highway Patrol Unit and local precincts will hit the streets this week, in the kickoff of an NYPD crackdown aimed at curbing traffic accidents, motor vehicle and bicycle offenses over the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

GIANARIS’ EFFECTIVE BACKGROUND CHECKS ACT PASSES KEY SENATE COMMITTEE: NYS Senator Michael Gianaris announced that the Senate Codes Committee voted 9-6 to advance his Effective Background Checks Act, which would extend the period for a gun purc More...

Seniors

Simple Video Calling Devices For Tech-Challenged Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any senior-friendly devices that you can recommend for video calling? More...

Editorials

Celebrate And Remember

It is hard for us to believe it is almost summer, but in just a few days we will be celebrating Memorial Day, so it must be. On Monday, May 28, the unofficial beginning of summer will be here. More...

Letters to the Editor

Still Blvd. Of Death To The Editor: More...

More People Need To Understand Adverse Childhood Experiences

Policy makers and the citizens of New York State need to acknowledge and then begin addressing the impact of adverse childhood experiences for the children who experience them—as well as the direct societal consequences for all of us. More...

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