June 4, 2008 RSS feed / Features

First New York City Skate Plaza Will Be Built In Astoria

The city Department of Parks and Recreation will soon break ground on a skate park located underneath the Triborough Bridge near the end of Shore Boulevard in Astoria Park, the first of its kind in New York City. More...

Calendar Sales Will Benefit Hansen's Disease Patients

Paul Franzetti, an English teacher at Christ the King Regional H.S. More...

Townsend Harris H.S. Earns Intel Distinction Award

Townsend Harris H.S. at Queens College was selected as the 2008 School of Distinction for high school science by the Intel Schools of Distinction Program. The school will receive a $10,000 cash award. More...

Vets' Families, Friends Visit Calverton Cemetery

Some 90 family members and friends of veterans of America's wars visited Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island on May 28 for the third annual tour bus trip sponsored by Thomas M. Quinn & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home. More...

Long Island City Art Center Displays Artists' Works

Long Island City is slowly evolving into a community for many artists. Amid a cluster of industrial buildings sits one structure formerly used for manufacturing fabrics, but now home to many galleries. More...

Con Edison Invests Record $1.7 Billion For Summer '08

Con Edison said power supplies are sufficient to meet the expected peak demand, and that New York City has more than enough power supply to meet the 80 percent in-city generation requirement. However, customers are still advised to conserve energy wheneve

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. More...

The Pulpit

Times and dates are subject to change. Please call event sponsors to confirm. Jun. 5 Ascension (Orthodox), Jun. 8, 9, 10 Shavuot, first day, second day; Jun. 15 Pentecost (Orthodox) All Nations Baptist: •Jun. More...

WWII Vet Stanley Edward Petrow Sr. Dies At Age 88

Stanley Edward Petrow, an Astoria resident, died June 2. He was 88 years old. Petrow was born Nov. 1, 1919, in Astoria, the son of Karol and Paulina Petrow. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. More...

LIC 'White Elephant' Headed For Slaughter

Long Island City residents are looking forward to bidding farewell to a local eyesore. More...

114 CC Cops Of Month Make Multiple Arrests

Police Officer Kevin Noto is an officer in uniform on patrol in a marked police car. Detectives Michael E. Gaine and John J. Hachadoorian wear plainclothes in execution of their duties. More...

Bill Would Allow Immigrants Trained As Professionals To Practice In N.Y.

Immigrants who are trained professionals in their home countries would be certified to practice in New York City if they passed all applicable certifications under a bill introduced by state Senator John Sabini. More...

Rent-A-Center Refurbishes Boys & Girls Club Rec Room

As part of a national program between the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Rent-ACenter (RAC), the Salah M. More...

Affordable Housing In Hunters Point S. Sought

Waiting lists for public housing are 10 years long; thus, housing for those currently in the $20-40,000 range is necessary...

At the third meeting about the proposed Hunters Point South residential construction project, the topic of affordability took up nearly the entire evening. More...

Monserrate, Peralta Call For More Police Patrols

Citing the recent daylight gun fight at Roosevelt Avenue and 80th Street between rival gangs, in which five victims were shot, City Councilmember Hiram Monserrate and Assemblymember Jose Peralta called for more cops to be assigned to Jackson Height More...

CALDC Presents An Evening Of Chapin Music On June 11

Harry Chapin: A Celebration In Song - an evening of Chapin music featuring the Chapin family- is presented by the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) on Wednesday, June 11 at 7 p.m. More...

Citi Volunteers Help Two Coves Garden Grow

On Friday, May 30, some 90 volunteers, most employees of Citi Group, gathered at the Two Coves Community Garden at Goodwill Park in Long Island City to join with City Year Corps members in a number of high-impact projects to benefit the space and t More...

News Of The Neighborhoods

Kudos For Essay Contest Winners Officers of the 112th Precinct Community Council and the Forest Hills Community and Civic Association hosted an awards ceremony on May 29 at the Queens Museum of Art to honor winners of an essay contest sponsored b More...

Mary Agius, OLMC Substitute Teacher, Dies At 76

Mary Agius, a retired substitute teacher at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parochial School in Astoria, died May 29. She was 76 years old. More...

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