August 16, 2017 RSS feed / Features

Van Bramer Launches Back To School Supplies Drive

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer launched his 8th Annual Back to School Supplies Drive to benefit students in need of supplies for the start of the school year. More...

Breaking Ground For New Terminal At Laguardia Airport

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas attended the ceremonial groundbreaking of the $4 billion renovation of the Delta Air Lines facilities at LaGuardia Airport on More...

Queens Residents To Benefit From Trees & Sidewalks Program

Street trees planted by the city are spaced about 25 feet apart in a single file on public sidewalks. More...

Dromm Thanks 115th Pct. For Speedy Graffiti Removal

Earlier this week, NYC Councilman Daniel Dromm’s office contacted NYPD Inspector Michele Irizarry, Commanding Officer of the 115th Precinct, and Police Officer Arthur Cenci to ask them to remove graffiti from Roosevelt Pharmacy and Surgicals, l More...

Free Zumba Saturdays At Flushing Meadows

ShapeUp NYC Zumba is being held at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturdays, August 19 and 26, 11 am to noon in the Al Oerter Recreation Center. More...

Central Astoria LDC To Bring A Decade Of Soul & ‘Titanic’ To Astoria!

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s 2017 Waterfront Concert Series concludes on Thursday, August 17 at 7:30 pm, when A Decade of Soul will take you back in time with an incredible tribute to the best Motown songs of all time. More...

As I See It: When New York City Was New York City, Pt. 1

I was born in New York City in 1934 and called it home until 1970. My first 7 years were spent in the north end of Hell’s Kitchen. The next 12 years were spent in an area that is known as Lincoln Center. More...

Residents Invited Decide How To Spend $1M On Public Projects

New York City Councilman Costa Constantinides has once again set aside capital funding for the 2017-2018 cycle of Participatory Budgeting. More...

Cops Nab Suspect In Queens Plaza Bank Heist

Police arrested a 51-year-old Queens man on July 10, shortly after he was suspected to have held up a Chase Bank branch at Queens Plaza. More...

Cuomo Inaugurates LaGuardia’s East Side Construction

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo came to LaGuardia Airport on August 8 to inaugurate construction of the airport’s east side.  The event was staged at the Port Authority’s huge Building 137 and was concluded just outside the building w More...

Astoria Represented At Citifield

Attending a Mets v. LA Dodgers game were Luke Gasparre (l.), Astoria resident and Mets usher since 1964, and Astoria-based doctor William J. Schwartz (r.) on August 6. Dr. More...

Powerhouse Gym

Alma Realty’s Renovated 30-30 Northern Blvd To House

Alma Realty announced that Powerhouse Gym will open at the newly renovated location, 30-30 Northern Boulevard, providing a needed amenity in the rapidly growing Long Island City neighborhood.  More...

America’s Sweethearts Appearing At QED Astoria

Vintage entertainment trio America’s Sweethearts celebrates “history through harmony,” singin’ and swingin’ through the decades with a repertoire from 1860-1980. More...

Queens Day At The US Open Tennis Championships

Celebrate the borough of Queens and watch world-class tennis for free on Queens Day at the US Open on Wednesday, August 23. More...

Resorts World Casino NYC Celebrates West Indian Culture With ‘Carnival In The City’ Exhibit

Resorts World Casino New York City (RWCNYC) will honor the rich artistic history of the Caribbean with a new exhibit at the Red Wall Gallery. More...

Local-Express

Earlene Lezama-Taylor

President and CEO of Complete Girlz, Inc. Earlene Lezama- Taylor is from Queens and attended New York City Technical College in Brooklyn for Art and Advertising Design. More...

The Pulpit

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New Retail Strip Heading To Dutch Kills

Brooklyn-based developer BizDesigns, announced plans to renovate a 6,500-square-foot parcel at 34th Street and 36th Avenue in Dutch Kills to accommodate five “distinct retail shops.”  News of the development drew a sigh of relief fro More...

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