August 22, 2007 RSS feed / Features

Young Reads To Flushing Kids

Assemblymember Ellen Young (D-Flushing) read to children during the YWCA 2007 Summer Literacy Festival on Saturday, August 18. Young participated as a storyteller in the event, which drew 500 parents and children. More...

Whitestone Student Is Miss New York Pre-Teen Cover Girl

City Councilmember Tony Avella recognized local Whitestone honor student Katherine McQuade with a City Council Citation in recognition of her recently being crowned "National America Miss New York Pre-Teen Cover Girl". More...

Stavisky Receives Award At Night Out Event

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (l.) received an award of appreciation from the 112th Precinct Community Council at this year's National Night Out Against Crime event August 7 at McDonald Park, Queens and Yellowstone Boulevards. More...

The Pulpit

All Saints: •Sep. 15, Saturday, noon. Penny social, drawings start promptly at 2 p.m., refreshments available, 43-12 46th St., Sunnyside; 718.729.8523. **** Astoria Center of Israel: •Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. More...

114th Police Precinct Blotter Highlights

Tuesday, August 7: • A 29-year-old Hispanic male was observed running a red light at 21st Street and 24th Avenue and was charged with aggravated unlicensed operator and traffic device violation. • At 30-91 Steinway St. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Maspeth Man Charged With DWI Police charged a 24-year-old Maspeth man with drunken driving on August 12 after he crashed his SUV into a vehicle at a traffic light near 69th Street and 54th Road at about 10:15 p.m. More...

Kids From 2 Queens Parks Are Track & Field Champs

The City Parks Foundation (CPF) last week held its sixth annual CityParks Track & Field Citywide Championships, bringing more than 600 New York City kids to the world-class Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island for a day of healthy competition in a wid More...

Sunnyside Shorts Film Festival Slated For Sept. 9

Sherry Gamlin and Teresa Ward did not start out as a production team for the Sunnyside Shorts Film Festival, but they're a team now and will present this year's festival at 8 p.m., Sunday, September 9 in Sunnyside Gardens Park, 39th Avenue and 49th More...

Children's Mexican Dance At Calpulli

Calpulli Children's Dance Workshop fall and winter sessions begin September 8 and continue through December 8 on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mestizo Art Center, 36-50 38th St. in Astoria. More...

UCCA Annual '9/11 Candlelight Ceremony'

We will never forget!

On Wednesday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m., the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) in a joint effort with the Port Authority of NY & NJ will hold their annual 9/11 Memorial at McManus Memorial Park, 81st Street and the Grand Central Service Roa More...

Poll: Mayor Should Share Schools Control

Education was listed as the most important problem facing New York City today by 16 percent of all those polled, beating terrorism, the economy, crime, housing, transportation, health care and immigration, among other issues.

At the start of the 2007- 2008 school year, five years after Mayor Michael Bloomberg became the first mayor to gain control over the city's public schools, a majority of Queens voters think the next mayor should share control of schools with an ind More...

Census Shows Street Trees Add Value To City Life

The city Department of Parks and Recreation conducted a census of street trees throughout the city in 1995 and 1996 and repeated the process 10 years later, in 2005-06. More...

After 30 Years, Armitsteads Leave Jackson Heights

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News Of The Neighborhoods

Police Chief Returns To Head Training Unit Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly is calling on retired New York Police Department Chief Wilbur Chapman to return as head of the NYPD Training Unit. More...

Queens Leads Energy Challenge Campaign

Which is the coolest community in New York? When it comes down to the "BE COOL" Challenge among New York City's five boroughs and Westchester County, air conditioners will be the deciding factor. More...

Onorato Announces Correction Officer Exam

State Senator George Onorato (D- Long Island City) announced that a civil service examination for those interested in becoming New York state correction officers will be held on October 27, with an exam filing deadline of September 10. More...

EPA Grants City New Drinking Water Filtration Waiver

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen L. Johnson last week joined Mayor Michael R. More...

LIC YMCA Standings As Of Aug. 20, 2007

Bantam Division Novice Division Co-ed Softball League Standings Men's Spring Basketball League B Division More...

Gioia Named Outstanding Young Dem Of The Year

The Young Democrats of America (YDA) honored City Councilmember Eric Gioia as the John F. Kennedy Outstanding Young Democrat at their national convention in Dallas, Texas in July. The John F. More...

CityParks Dance Fest Held At Queensbridge Park

Elizabeth McQueen (front, c.) Friends of Queensbridge Parks Committee president, posed with dancers from BREAK!, the Urban Funk Spectacular. BREAK! More...

Discover Queens Restaurant Week in Flushing

The Queens Economic Development Corporation, the Destination Flushing Cuisine Association, the Flushing Business Improvement District, and participating restaurants have announced that 2007 "Discover Queens Restaurant Week" will take place from Sep More...

Variety Boys & Girls Club Of Queens Fun Run, Walk September 16

The Hon. Gloria D'Amico, known for being a supporter of the family event that encourages healthy living, urges all Queens residents to come to the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, Inc. at 9:30 a.m. More...

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