September 19, 2007 RSS feed / Features

Red Cross Helps Prepare For Emergencies

The American Red Cross in Greater New York (ARC/GNY) - Queens will offer a one-hour special presentation--Red Cross Here & Now--that explains the organization's important programs and services for Queens residents and businesses on Tuesday, Septem More...

Gioia Hails Sunnyside Chamber For BID Startup

City Councilmember Eric Gioia visited the first post-summer luncheon of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce and congratulated the group for finally attaining a Business Improvement District (BID), after several years of trying. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

108th Precinct Man Shoots His Own Foot Cops at the 108th Precinct arrested a 54-year-old Long Island City man on September 6 after he shot himself in the foot with a 12-gauge shotgun. More...

Columbus Triangle To Be Renamed For Vincent Iannece

On Sunday, September 30 the corner of 32nd Street and Astoria Boulevard at the apex of Columbus Triangle in Astoria will be officially dedicated and co-named as Cav. Vincenzo Iannece Corner in memory of the late Vincent Iannece. More...

Crystal Windows Makes Inc. 5000 List

Crystal Window & Door Systems has been included in the inaugural Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. More...

Rings Worth Committing To: A Groom's Guide

It's one of the ironies of love and marriage: Whether for romantic or other reasons, the onus for buying the rings often falls on the very person who knows the least about jewelry-the groom-to-be. More...

That Text Message She Loved? Engrave It On Her Wedding Ring

Words alone may not be enough to sum up a couple's love, but a quick text message might be the key to fueling the fire. More...

Bridal Brunch Made Easy

Celebrate the bride-to-be in style with an elegant bridal shower brunch starring a heartshaped entrée. With a little planning and a few simple accessories, it's easy to create a shower that will give her memories to last a lifetime. More...

114th Precinct Blotter:

Chase Bank Branch Robbed

Queens Plaza North was robbed on Wednesday, September 12 at about 10 a.m. Police said a black male about 40 years old, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds, entered the bank and passed a note to a teller demanding money. More...

Gioia, Community Dedicate Sunnyside Eruv

Eruv will allow Jewish community more freedom on Sabbath

Councilman Eric Gioia joined local Jewish leaders to celebrate the completion of the Sunnyside Eruv. An Eruv is defined in the Torah as a designated zone in which Orthodox Jews are allowed to carry otherwise forbidden items during the Sabbath. More...

Project Diversity Celebrates Queens' Cutting-Edge Visual Arts Scene

From September to November the Queens Council on the Arts multimedia art exhibition will feature 87 Queens artists at 13 galleries, including art parties and family workshops. More...

On the brief side...

Cuomo To Distribute $7 M In Damages From Oxycontin New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State has received $7.26 million in damages from Purdue Pharma, L.P., manufacturer of Oxycontin, for misrepresenting the dangers of t More...

UCCA, Port Authority Remember 9/11 Dead

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey held the sixth annual Candlelight Memorial Ceremony for the victims of the Sept. More...

Liu: Mass Transit Better Than Congestion Pricing

While a special commission studies Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed congestion pricing plan, City Councilmember John Liu said the controversial idea to charge drivers coming into Manhattan below 86th Street $8 is the focus of a raging debate. More...

Hellenic Societies Plan Greek Fire Relief Campaign

The Board of Directors of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York held an open meeting of the presidents and representatives of Greek American organizations and members and non-members of the Federation of Hellenic Societies at 7:3 More...

Sovereign Bank Reopens 31st Avenue Branch

Public officials and community leaders joined the friends and customers of Sovereign Bank September 14 in a grand reopening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the Sovereign Community Banking Office at 75-15 31st Ave., Jackson Heights. More...

Skin-Pampering Tips For The Beautiful Bride-To-Be

Being a radiant bride can be a piece of (wedding) cake-especially if you start pampering your skin as soon as you've set the date. Now is the time to get into a routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing your skin every day. More...

Lighting The Master Bedroom Suite

Remodeling can be a lot of work, but the payoff is worth the price if you focus your efforts in the right place. Specific home improvements can increase the value of your home above the cost of the improvements. More...

The Art Of Giving

Scented candles can be a delightful gift for anyone who lights up your life. And because scent is closely tied to memory, a scented gift has the ability to create lasting memories. More...

Discover Queens Restaurant Week Starts At Borough Hall

On Monday September 17 Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, with Mr. Met and a host of community leaders and restaurant owners at her side, officially announced the start of Discover Queens Restaurant Week on the steps of Queens Borough Hall. More...

The Pulpit

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Iraq Issue Sparks Hottest Exchanges Yet Between Hil & Rudy

The major eruption last week between Rudy Giuliani and U.S. More...

Astoria's Own Wins HGTV's 'Design Star'

HGTV's show "Design Star" takes 10 aspiring designers who try to impress home viewers and an expert judging panel in order to get a chance at their own show. More...

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