May 23, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s In Queens! (May 24 to May 30)

Memorial Day Weekend is the beginning of summer and the barbecue season, but in Queens, it also means parades -- including the country’s biggest in Little Neck/Douglaston -- the opening of Rockaway Beach, and the launch of outdoor movie programs. 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...

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...

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...

Istria Blue Angels Soccer Win Boys-Under-13 ENYPL Title

Congratulations to the Istria Blue Angels of the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL), who have won the Boys-Under-13 Eastern New York Premier League (ENYPL) title this spring. More...

Local Youth Participant Selected As Queens Pride Parade Grand Marshal

Eli Betts, age 20, has been selected as a Grand Marshal of this year’s Queens Pride Parade in recognition of his leadership in Generation Q, a Forest Hills-based LGBTQ youth program operated by Queens Community House. More...

Activist/Journalist Shaun King To Keynote Laguardia Community College Commencement

LaGuardia Community College’s 46th Commencement will be held on Tuesday, June 5.Shaun King, a Black Lives Matter advocate, eminent writer, journalist, and humanitarian will give the keynote address at LaGuardia Community College’s 46th Commencement o More...

Jamaica HS Lacrosse Makes It To City Semifinals

The Jamaica High School Varsity Lacrosse Team just finished a successful season in which they made it to the semifinals of the playoffs. They were the only boys’ lacrosse team from Queens to qualify for playoffs this season. 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

On The Road In Italy:

Transporatation In Veneto & Emilia Romangna Regions

Trains, Bicycles were prevalent in Venice in late autumn 2017. Women with 3-4 All our train reservations were made online in the USA.  We avoided validation at train stations. This helped avoid stress in overseas traveling. More...

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...

New Releases By Favorite Authors At Astoria Bookshop - Next Edition!

Astoria Bookshop has new releases from Rachel Kushner, Lara Elena Donnelly and more!May is an exciting month for books. Your favorite authors are back, and Astoria Bookshop has got them in stock. More...

Scott Joplin, ‘King of Ragtime,’ Honored With Annual Concert

The rain could not dampen the spirit of 200 enthusiasts of music legend Scott Joplin and his creation, which changed the modern music world, ragtime. Held on May 19 at St. 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...

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...

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...

Addabbo Partners With City Comptroller And Central Queens Y For A Job Fair

As part of his continuing effort to help his constituents find employment, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Stavisky Announces Legislation To Make City Shelters More Habitable

NYS Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, joined by advocacy group Elmhurst United, announced legislation she recently introduced that would mandate homeless family shelter units to have working kitchens.The bill, S.7181A, would require family homeless shelters More...

Queens RAIL And WAY Task Force Begins Work

“Where there’s a RAIL there’s a WAY” is the tagline of the Queens RAIL and WAY Task Force, a newly formed, ad hoc group of community stakeholders who want to see the old Rockaway Beach Branch right-of-way (ROW) used to expand rail transportation AND More...

Pheffer Amato Joins Queens Treatment Court on 20th Anniversary

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) joined Judge Hirsch and the Queens Treatment Court staff in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of its drug treatment court. 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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