May 18, 2005 RSS feed / Features

Liu Warns Computer-Run Trains Coming To Queens

City Councilmember John Liu warned a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plan to run trains along a section of the More...

Board 1 Cabinet Ponders Health, Aging Issues

The Community Board 1 cabinet meeting for the month of May was held not at its usual site, the commissary at the Kaufman Astoria Studios, but at the New York Center for Rehabilitative Care on 21st Street in Astoria. More...

JaM Foundation Holds Fundraiser

The third annual JaM Foundation held its fundraiser this past Friday, May 13, at Renaissance of Astoria located at 22-34 21st St. The Johnny and Mikey Katsimatides Foundation For Life (JaM) was created to help charitable organizations. More...

Veterans Honored At WWI Monument

Under a clear blue sky veterans and their friends and families gathered at the monument to World War I dead on Shore Boulevard in Astoria Park May 14 to celebrate that the names of more than 100 veterans of subsequent wars have been engraved on paver More...

Fireworks Drawings Light Up Doral Bank 2nd Exhibit

Fireworks Drawings, abstract works by New York artist Rosemarie Fiore that use exploded fireworks as their medium, are being exhibited as part of the Doral Bank Art Program at the bank More...

Wager: CALDC Concerts Will Go On This Summer

Thanks to the cooperation of the city Department of Parks and Recreation and Queens Commissioner of Parks Dorothy Lewandowski, all indications are that the waterfront concert series, sponsored by the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC More...

MTA Drags Feet On Station Renovations, ‘Bird Dropping’ Problem by john toscano

Assemblymember Jose Peralta has called on the MTA to deal with a serious health risk for children resulting from pigeon droppings at three No. 7 line stations along Roosevelt Avenue in Corona and Elmhurst. More...

Citibank Tower In LIC Sold To Major R.E. Firm From Long Island

The always active Long Island City real estate market will be welcoming a new player soon when Reckson Associates Realty Corp., completes its purchase of the 50-story landmark Citibank Tower. More...

Nikki Gioia, Councilmember’s Grandmother Dies At 86

Nikki Gioia of Woodside, proprietor of Nunziato Florist on Roosevelt Avenue for more than half a century and the matriarch of a close-knit family, has died. She was 86 years old. More...

QCC Hears How Nazi Soldier Saved Lubavitcher Rebbe

When Hitler invaded Warsaw, Rebbe Joseph Schneersohn, leader of the Lubavitcher Jews, was among the hundreds of thousands of civilians trapped in the besieged city. More...

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