May 16, 2007 RSS feed / Features

Ragtime Composer's Life, Music Celebrated

For the third consecutive year, the life and music of ragtime composer Scott Joplin were celebrated at St. Michael's Cemetery, East Elmhurst this past Saturday, May 12. More...

Thessaloniki Creates History At 2007 Hermes Expo

Thessaloniki was the sister of Alexander the Great. Her name was given to the only natural seaport after Athens in Greece. The seaport of Thessaloniki is a jewel in Northern Greece. More...

I.S. 10 Presents 'Guys and Dolls'

Damon Runyon's Broadway came to life on the stage of I.S. 10, the Horace Greeley Junior High School, in Long Island City last Thursday and Friday when the school presented its second annual spring musical, "Guys and Dolls". More...

Worker Dies When Crushed By Garbage Truck

A 22-year-old private carting (sanitation) worker was killed in a freak accident at about 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. More...

Steep Water Rate Hike Brings Threat Of Lawsuit

Astounded by the biggest water rate increase in 15 years, public officials threatened to go to court to overturn the new levy. The threat came after the city Water Board voted unanimously to increase water rates by 11.5 percent, beginning July 1. More...

ALS Survivor Meets With Pols, CB 8 Members

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News Of The Neighborhoods

Building Codes Impact Queens Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to overhaul building codes includes a series of safety measures that would impact both new and existing residential units throughout the borough. More...

Reebok Tennis Academy Holds Tryouts May 19

More than 300 NYC junior level players ranging from 8 to 16 years in age are invited to try out for the Reebok Urban Youth Tennis Academy at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on Saturday, May 19. More...

Martin Luther H.S. Holds Entrance Exam May 19

Martin Luther H.S., 60-02 Maspeth Ave. Maspeth, will administer its entrance exam to 8th and 9th grade students interested in September, 2007 admission on Saturday, May 19, at 8:30 a.m. More...

Kaufman Astoria Studios Are Expanding

The folks at the Kaufman Astoria Studios are preparing to raise the curtain on Act II of development at the historic site. More...

D'Amico, Tuller, 2 Others To Be Honored At Park Gala

Queens County Clerk Gloria D'Amico and New York City Police Department Assistant Chief James Tuller, former commanding officer of Patrol Borough Queens North, now commanding officer, Patrol Borough Manhattan South, will be among four people honored More...

Composto Is Named SD 30 Head

Just a few years ago, community superintendents were an endangered species. But after Schools Chancellor Joel Klein officially appointed Dr. Philip A. More...

Sunnyside Chamber Marks Pizzuti's 6th Week At PBQN

Assistant Chief Diana Pizzuti, commander of New York City Police Department Patrol Borough Queens North (PBQN), made her second consecutive appearance at the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce luncheon for May at Dazies Restaurant on Queens Boulevard. More...

Gioia Applies For Assistance At Local Food Pantry

City Councilmember Eric Gioia's attempt at eating on the $28 a week allotted to a single adult under the city Food Stamp program ended with his applying to a local food pantry after the initial purchases he made at a neighborhood supermarket ran ou More...

Hotel Construction Versus Housing In Dutch Kills Is Not Welcome

At the May meeting of the Dutch Kills Civic Association clarification of inclusionary zoning (IZ) as a means to guarantee affordable housing was delivered by Jenna Brienes, from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (DHCR). More...

Community's Affairs Addressed At CB1 Cabinet Meeting

At the May Community Board 1 (CB1) cabinet meeting held at the Kaufman Astoria Studios Commissary, City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. spoke about parks, graffiti and Con Edison. More...

Summer Jobs For Kids Deadline May 18

Do you know any young people who are looking for a summer job? The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development has a Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

110th Precinct/Highway 3 Baysider Killed In Car Crash On GCP Lorraine Neos, 18, was killed instantly in a high-speed crash on May 6, when the driver of the car she was riding in lost control of the vehicle, crashed into a median, bounced off More...

The Pulpit

All Saints': +Jun. 9, Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Strawberry fair, great international foods, lots to buy, bargains galore, 43-12 46th St., Sunnyside; 718.729.8523 (Rectory). More...

Hillcrest Says No To Another Drug Rehab Facility

State officials are mulling over demands by local activists who want to halt the planned move of a Manhattan drug rehabilitation facility to Hillcrest. More...

Queens Marine Awarded Purple Heart

A Queens native was awarded the Purple Heart Medal at the Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina on April 27 for wounds sustained while performing combat operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Lance Corporal Archieval E. More...

Airport Electric Vehicle Project Wins EPA Award

Delta Air Lines is among 16 "environmental achievers" honored by the Environmental Protection Agency in April for outstanding efforts to protect the environment in a project facilitated and financed by the New York Power Authority. More...

Dutch Kills Reaching For The Sky

Things continue to look up in the Dutch Kills community, where construction crews are busy building what is being described as the first "skyscraper" in the Long Island City neighborhood. More...

Queens Museum Of Art To Honor 3 At Gala

On May 30, the Queens Museum of Art presents a gala celebration honoring three remarkable leaders in the Queens community: Congressmember Joseph Crowley, Thomas Chen, president of Crystal Window and Door Systems, Ltd. and Peter M. More...

Red Cross Emergency Prep Plan Comes To Forest Hills

The American Red Cross in Greater New York (ARC/GNY)- Queens will provide a free emergency preparedness program on Thursday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at P.S. 144, 93-02 69th Ave. (corner of 69th Avenue and Kessel Street) in Forest Hills. More...

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