November 21, 2007 RSS feed / Features

Vallone Wants More Blue And Gold Amid Flushing Meadows' Green Acres

After a recent report showing that criminal activity in Flushing Meadows- Corona Park remained the second highest in New York City, City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Auditions For 'City At Peace' Art Program

City at Peace is a performing arts program that helps to empower teens, 13 to 19, to transform their lives and improve their communities through performing an original musical based on their life and how they've helped improve their communities. More...

News Of The Neighborhoods

SJU Aids Military Families Officials at St. John's University (SJU) last week announced a program designed to help military personnel and their families adjust to troop deployment in the Middle East. More...

Crowley, Sabini Plead For Aid To Cyclone-Stricken Bangladesh

Western Queens lawmakers, community leaders and the Red Cross called on the United States government and New Yorkers to extend a helping hand to the people of Bangladesh in the aftermath of the killer cyclone that struck six days ago. More...

Sunnyside Arch Lacks Kitsch, Says Commission

The Sunnyside Arch, on Queens Boulevard at 46th/Bliss Street, below the No. More...

Commerce Bank Offers Smart Holiday Shopping Tips

As the holidays and the biggest shopping day of the year approaches, Commerce Bank, "America's Most Convenient Bank", offers shoppers smart ways to shop this holiday season. More...

Times Square New Year's Eve Ball On Public Display

If you're looking for something for the whole family to do over the Thanksgiving weekend, there's a new, New York City attraction to admire as the holiday season goes into gear. More...

'Saw Lady' Goes To Carnegie Hall

An apocryphal anecdote has it that the absent-minded violinist Jascha Heifetz was racing up New York's Seventh Avenue to a rehearsal when a stranger stopped him. "Pardon me", he said. "Can you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall? More...

THE PULPIT

All Saints': •Dec. 1, Saturday, 4-7 p.m. Whimsical Winter Tea Party, entertainment, door prizes, raffles, tickets at the door, 43-12 46th St., Sunnyside; 718.784.8031. **** Ascension Presbyterian: •Dec. 9, Sunday, 2-5 p.m. More...

Klein Revamps Gifted And Talented Program

With school grades in, the Department of Education invited parents to visit schools and confer with teachers last week for Open School Week. This year, the DOE's theme is "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility". More...

Kaner Foundation Gives $25K Grant To QSAC

QSAC (Quality Services for the Autistic Community) has received a $25,000 grant from the Walter Kaner Children's Foundation. The grant will help fund a new adult day program for people with autism. More...

Global Warming?

Homeowners fretting over the cost of heating oil may get a break this year from "Ol' Man Winter". More...

Gioia, ERDA Give Turkeys To Public Housing Residents

As they have for the fifth consecutive year, City Councilmember Eric Gioia and Queensbridge Tenants Association President Nina Adams gave away turkeys donated by Fresh Direct to residents of More...

Solomon Schechter School Gets Classrooms Of Future

Educators are often confronted with the question, "What will the classroom of the future look like?" While this might be an unknown, at Solomon Schechter School of Queens (S.S.S.Q.), the classroom of the 21st century has arrived. More...

FamilyEntertainment Offered At Bohemian Hall

B ohemian Hall's first series of Beer Tasting Dinners on Monday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. is off to a great Bstart. The $25 cost of the dinner includes a three-course meal and a beer with each course. More...

3 Honored At Taminent 76th Annual Dinner-Dance

The Taminent Regular Democratic Club, one of the oldest Democratic clubs in Queens, held its 76th annual dinner-dance on Saturday night November 3 at Riccardo's by the Bridge, Astoria. More...

Let's Talk Turkey

The first Thanksgiving may be significant for having brought together Pilgrims and Native Americans, but the feast we celebrate today wasn't recognized as a holiday until the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, took office. More...

Bella Italia Mia Celebrates Italian Heritage & Culture

Giuseppe Garibaldi, 1807- 2007, is called the "Hero of the Two Worlds" in a tribute to his military expeditions in South America and Europe. More...

FIAOQ Executive Director Gets Mayoral Award

On Wednesday, November 14 the Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens (FIAOQ) met at the organization's headquarters in Astoria to recap the recent success of the 2007 Queens County Columbus Parade and to discuss upcoming events for More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Ambulette Rider Killed An 80-year-old man was killed last week when the ambulette he was riding in went out of control and ran into a tree and a light pole in Middle Village, police said. More...

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