December 13, 2017 RSS feed / Features

Urge Shutdown Of Adult Nightclub Show Palace

Following the arrest of five people at the location in a prostitution raid, NYS Senator Michael Gianaris (at podium) and community leaders called for the shutdown of adult nightclub, the Show Palace More...

First Hydroponic Science Lab Opens In District 30

As part of NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides’ initiative to invest in science learning spaces, he and school officials celebrated on December 8 the opening of the first hydroponic science lab in the district. More...

King Pigeon Rescued In Astoria

If you, or anyone you know lost a pet king pigeon, read on:  More...

The Story Of Chanukah

A ccording to the Talmud, beginning with the 25th of Kislev, eight days of Chanukah are observed, during which no eulogies are delivered, nor is fasting permitted. More...

Trinity Lutheran Church’s Live Nativity

Trinity Lutheran Church at 31-18 37th Street (and 31st Avenue) in Astoria held a live Nativity recreation on Sunday, December 10. More...

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Courtney Antonioli

Courtney Antonioli is a writer, performer, and filmmaker. Her award-winning entertainment has been performed Off-Broadway and throughout the country. In 2017 her solo show, “18 days. More...

Ghost Sign On Northern Boulevard

A remnant of Old Flushing can be seen on a building facing west situated on the north side of Northern Boulevard, just before College Point Boulevard, between Collins Place and Prince Street. More...

The Pulpit

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114th Precinct Cops Nab Serial Robbery Suspect

Police at the 114th Precinct arrested nine people on robbery charges, including one suspect who allegedly pulled off three robberies in Woodside over one four-hour period in early November.  More...

Lady In The Water

Police are waiting for the results of tests performed by the city Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death of a woman found in the waters off Shore Boulevard in Astoria Park on December 10.  Police received an anonymous ca More...

Worker Injured In Sunnyside Gas Blast

A Con Edison worker suffered minor injuries on December 8, when a cracked gas main burst into flames in Sunnyside, FDNY officials said.  The employee was part of a crew repairing the gas main on 37th Street near Skillman Avenue at about 8 p.m. More...

Urban Upbound Gathers Community To Counter Violence

Urban Upbound and Bishop Mitchell Taylor, city officials, resident association presidents, religious leaders, partners and residents gathered together on Wednesday, December 6, in front of Ravenswood houses to say, “Murder No More! More...

Saint Demetrios Of Astoria Students Give To Others

Four-year-old preschoolers, helped by older students and others at Saint Demetrios of Astoria, wrapped approximately 100 toys for other preschoolers who are in need of toys. More...

DOE Announces Free Vision Screening For All Students

The Department of Education (DOE) has announced students attending all 227 Community Schools will get free vision screening through a partnership with the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene and the eyeglass company Warby Parker.  More...

Nolan Addresses Sunnyside Chamber

For December’s Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce meeting, Assembly Member Cathy Nolan came to Tito Rad’s Grill, 49- 10 Queens Blvd., where she met with an attentive audience remarking about the big changes she has gone through in 33 years in More...

Free History Books Distributed To PS 69 Students

On Friday, NYC Council Education Committee Chair Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights, Elmhurst) joined Jackson Heights Beautification Group Secretary Edwin Westley, Judge Rudolph E. Greco, P.S. 69 Principal Martha Vasquez and P.S. More...

Astoria Bookshop’s Best of 2017: Gift Guide Part 2

Now that we’re closing out the year, Astoria Bookshop wants to take look back on all the great books published in 2017. They want to share some of their favorite 2017 books with you! More...

Van Bramer Hosts Annual Skillman Avenue Holiday Festival And Tree Lighting

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer hosted the 8th Annual Skillman Avenue Holiday Lights Festival and Tree Lighting in Sunnyside on December 2. More...

Katz Hosts Lighting Of Borough Hall Christmas Tree

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and fellow residents of “The World’s Borough” enjoyed some holiday cheer when the Borough President hosted the Lighting of the Christmas Tree i More...

Three Assistant District Attorneys Honored For Outstanding Work

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Astoria/Long Island City Kiwanis Club’s Holiday Auction

On Monday, December 4, the Astoria/Long Island City Kiwanis Club held its Annual Christmas-Holiday Auction at Riccardo’s by the Bridge. This year was a banner year for attendance and sales. More...

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