May 2, 2007 RSS feed / Features

1st Look At Willets Point Plan

The grand building plan for Willets Point, subject of an announcement from City Hall this week, was available for preview last week, when a few newspaper people were invited to see it at the city Economic Development Corporation's offices in Manhatt More...

New LIC Library Slated To Open In June

The building sings the songs of generations of dreamers, poets, scholars and all who find solace in the pages of a book. More...

200+ St. John's Prep Alumni Attend Reunion

More than 200 St. John's Prep alumni returned to the preparatory high school on Crescent Street, Astoria for a reunion of classmates, teachers and administrators on March 24. More...

TMLA Junior Is Nobel Essay Contestant

Christina Cama, a junior at The Mary Louis Academy in Jamaica Estates, has been selected as a finalist in the Nobel Essay Contest sponsored by the Nobel Prize Foundation in conjunction with the New York Academy of Sciences and the Consulate General More...

Volunteers Build Playground At Variety B&G Club

Hundreds of people volunteered their time this past weekend to build a playground in a single day, a contribution that will allow the community's children to play and exercise. Volunteers showed up as early as 6:30 a.m. More...

Commerce Bank Branch Mural Showcases History

Customers and visitors who walk into the Commerce Bank branch at Union Turnpike and 164th Street in Hillcrest will be greeted by a large, colorful wall mural that will reveal a bit of the area's history. More...

Student Loan Reform Bill Passes Senate

Spurred on by state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's exposé of irregularities in the student loan program, a bill introduced by state Senator Toby Stavisky which prohibits unscrupulous student lending practices has been passed by the senate. More...

114th Pct. Executes 20th Search Warrant of 2007

An investigation after information was received regarding criminal activity observed inside 20-10 19th St. More...

Neighborhood News

FDNY Fire Marshals Expand Into Queens Fire officials last week announced plans for the establishment of a new fire marshal base in Queens. More...

Queens 'Boys Of Summer' Battle Cancer

The New York Mets will host the 2007 annual "Relay For Life" races on Saturday, May 5, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Shea Stadium. More...

108th Pct. Auxiliary Officers Are March Cops Of The Month

The April meeting of the 108th Police Precinct Community Council featured another tribute to Auxiliary Police Officers Greg Baranowski and Thomas Massa, as Precinct Commander Captain Thomas Kavanagh named them Cops of the Month. More...

Crowley's Bill Has IRS Finding Ways To Contact EITC Eligibles

The 2007 tax filing season ended several weeks ago, but taxpayers can look down the road a year from now and, with a little luck and a big push from Congressmember Joseph Crowley, will find a newer, taxpayer friendly tax law on the books. More...

Burglaries, Larcenies Up Slightly In 114th Pct.

Crime in the 114th Precinct continues to stay down. More...

Local Groups Oppose FAA Plans For Local Airports

While Mayor Michael Bloomberg grapples with how best to alleviate traffic congestion on the ground in New York City, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is trying to come up with a new solution for the same problems in the sky. More...

FAA Proposes Changes At Local Airports

On Monday April 23 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) visited Elmhurst to host the first of five public information meetings dedicated to providing an understanding of proposed noise mitigation strategies and how they could be implemented alo More...

MLHS Hosts Open House

Martin Luther H.S. will open its doors at 60-02 Maspeth Ave. in Maspeth to all current 6th, 7th and 8th grade students and their families on Tuesday, May 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. for its annual Spring Open House. More...

Panchiaki Korais Hails Scholarship Winners

The nor'easter that lashed New York City and forced the postponement of the Greek Independence Day Parade, from April 15 to April 22 did not interfere with the events held by Greek-American societies heralding the original Greek Independence Day in More...

The Pulpit

Atonement Lutheran: +Sunday worship services in English at 10:15 a.m. More...

National Crime Victims' Rights Week

The Office of District Attorney Richard A. Brown sponsored a community awareness program on Thursday, April 26 as part of the 27th annual commemoration of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, More...

On the brief side...

Gennaro Presents 'Green' Awards As reported by Dan Miller in the Gazette's April 25 edition, City Council Environmental Protection Committee Chairman James Gennaro celebrated Earth Day recently by recognizing the achievements of four environmenta More...

Sunnyside Gardens' Fate Up To Landmarks Commission

The Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing on Sunnyside Gardens, held Tuesday, April 17, was the meeting that would at last lead to a decision by the commission, either to confer landmark status on the neighborhood and make it a historic district More...

Evolution Is New High-End Astoria Sports Club

"We wanted to bring a high-end sports and health club to 35th Avenue," Anthony Maniscalco, one of the three owners of Evolution Sports Club said. More...

Momento Italian Bistro Holds Grand Opening

Those who mourned the passing of Amici Amore Italian Restaurant and its companion establishment, Butcher Brothers Steak House, at the corner of Newtown Road and 30th Street in Astoria were surprised and delighted to find that the restaurant's owner More...

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