May 9, 2007 RSS feed / Features

Willets Point Plan Contested By Locals

The battle has begun. After Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented plans for redevelopment at Willets Point, the first public hearing was held at the Queens Library in Flushing that same day, May 1. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

105th Precinct A brazen Brooklyn man is facing multiple charges after stealing a Nissan Murano from the driveway of a Queens cop on May 1 and slamming the SUV into a school bus filled with disabled children during his frantic bid to flee police. More...

Neighborhood News

Cursed Curve? Still in stunned disbelief, Bayside homeowner Vicky Manolatos told reporters that two close calls are two too many. More...

James Robert White Dies, LIC Resident Was Letter Carrier

James Robert White, a veteran of service in the United States Army during World War II, a letter carrier at the United States Postal Service General Post Office in New York City for 41 years, the father of five children and a longtime resident of L More...

The Pulpit

Atonement Lutheran: +May 12, Jun. 9, Jun. 23, Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Flea market to support the church. +Sunday worship services in English at 10:15 a.m. More...

76 Trombones At St. Mary's

On May 12, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. and May 20 at 2 p.m. "The Music Man" will be performed at St. Mary's Church, 70-31 48th Ave., Woodside. Tickets are $7 adults, and $4, seniors and children under 12. More...

On the brief side...

Seek Checks On Water Rate Hikes City Councilmembers David Weprin and James Gennaro say they have a plan to eliminate much of a proposed water rate increase for this year and also to "substantially minimize" any future rate increases. More...

Help Solve The Mansion Mystery

Recently Julian Wager, advertising director at the Western Queens Gazette, while driving through Astoria found the remains of what looked like a once-grand Astoria mansion and wondered about its past. More...

Recycle Electronics & Clothing, Get Free Compost

It's time for spring cleaning and most New Yorkers have too much stuff and not enough space. Compounding this problem is we own a lot of stuff we no longer need. More...

Bd. 1 Approves Sidewalk Cafes

With a streamlined licensing process that now averages approval in 80 days or less, restaurant owners came to the April meeting of Community Board 1 with visions of their sidewalk cafés up and running by July. More...

Land Use Issues Cause Disputes At Board 3 Meeting

The April meeting of Community Board 3 was marked by noisy exchanges among the members concerning land use, first because of a club that was seeking renewal of a cabaret license yet was displeasing to much of the board for an environmental reason, More...

Tennis Bubbles Bob Above LIC Luxury Spa

The white "bubbles" rising in the distance above the Sunnyside Rail Yards are the home of the newest tennis spa in the area. More...

Adventures At LICM

Caring for the environment and investigating life sciences are front and center at the Long Island Children's Museum this month. Schedule: +Tuesdays/Wednesdays 2:30-4 p.m., Wiggly Worms +Thursdays/Fridays 2:30-4 p. More...

Not Your Mother's Petunia

This season, heat up the landscape as never before with the addition of petunia hybrids. These updated petunias can add vibrant color to your garden space and are a low maintenance plant. More...

Organizing Chaos

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center presents Organizing Chaos, a group exhibition investigating notions of chance and determinism. More...

People All Over U.S. May Have Ground Zero Ills

People from all 50 states and the District of Columbia have enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry, according to Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, who has been waging a persistent campaign to secure federal funds to treat New Yorkers who More...

Changes Are In Store For LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College President Gail Mellow spoke briefly at the May meeting of Community Board 2, as did a woman informing the members about respite care for adults with mental illness. More...

114th Pct. Cops Execute 21st, 22nd Search Warrants

On Thursday May 3, at approximately 11:30 a.m., under the direct supervision of 114th Police Precinct Commanding Officer Inspector Brian McCarthy, the 21st and 22nd search warrants of 2007 were executed by 114th Precinct personnel. More...

United Spinal Association Test Rides Standard Taxi

Terence J. More...

Three Charged In Stolen Credit Card Scheme

Two JetBlue employees at John F. More...

Dedicate New Torah

Assemblymember Rory Lancman recently attended a Torah dedication ceremony at the Fresh Meadows Bukharian Jewish Center on Northern Blvd. More...

Martin Luther H.S. Holds 7th Grade Visitation Day

Martin Luther High School will host its annual Seventh Grade Visitation Day on Friday, May 11, beginning at 9 a.m. Seventh graders are invited to spend a day in high school without the distraction of upperclassmen. More...

Teens Take City Hall In Mock Council Debate

On April 25 the Council Chamber at City Hall rang with hundreds of impassioned voices debating some of Queens' and New York City's most important issues and proposing policy solutions to improve the quality of life in the five boroughs. More...

Maverick American Filmmaker Retrospective At MMI

May 12 through Jun. 10, a retrospective of more than 20 films directed by Sam Fuller, including Shock Corridor, The Big Red One, Pickup on South Street, Park Row, and White Dog will be on view. More...

New York Blood Center Opens In Long Island City

The sun glistens from the floor-to-ceiling walls of the just-opened New York Blood Center on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. More...

Bayside Cops To Businesses: Beef Up Security

In light of a recent spike in burglaries at restaurants and retail shops in the Bayside area, police at the 111th Precinct are urging local business owners to beef up security measures by installing high-tech alarms and surveillance cameras at thei More...

Big Top Rises In Cunningham Park

The Big Apple Circus, New York's hometown circus, and America's finest traditional one-ring circus, returned to Cunningham Park with the raising of the Big Top on Tuesday, May 8, starting at 10 a.m. More...

P.S. 85 Celebrates 100 Years

An event celebrating the 100 years that P.S. 85, the Judge Charles J. Vallone School has been educating the children of the Astoria community will be held on Friday, June 15 at Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd. from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. More...

Mother's Day Tribute: Wish She Were Here

(Walter Kaner wrote the following tribute to his mother, which we reprint each Mother's Day. Although Kaner has passed we feel it is a touching tribute to all mothers on Mother Day.) What I wouldn't give to have my mother back again. More...

Make Memories For Mom

Celebrate Mother's Day with a fun gathering that gets your entire family together - brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews - and honors every mom. Family too far away? Gather your closest friends and their families and toast all moms present. More...

Celebrate Spring At Astoria Festival

Come and celebrate the Astoria Spring Festival sponsored by the Astoria Restoration Association on Sunday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on 31st Street between Ditmars Boulevard and 21st Avenue. More...

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