November 26, 2008 RSS feed / Features

HPD Explains Heat Complaint Procedures

"Welcome to the first day of winter," Borough President Helen Marshall said on a chilly, although technically, fall day. More...

Crime Takes A Beating In Astoria

Crime is taking a beating in communities throughout Astoria and Long Island City, thanks to police at the 114th Precinct. Recent statistics released by 114th Precinct Commanding Officer Deputy Inspector Paul E. More...

Board 1 Calls For Hotel Construction Halt

In a significant test of new zoning regulations in Dutch Kills, Community Board 1 unanimously rejected the completion of a 14-story hotel. More...

CCNY Students Protest Tuition Hike

Upset by Governor David Paterson's proposal to hike tuition in the middle of the year, CUNY students, some of them dressed like life-sized pawns, gathered at the steps of City Hall November 17, to urge the state legislature to stop trading access t More...

Financial Relief, Companionship Are Home Sharing Benefits

With rising rents and fuel costs, many Queens residents are turning to Home Sharing, New York Foundation for Senior Citizens' free matching service and affordable housing option, to help to cope with the cost of maintaining a home or as an alternat More...

Bad Economy Has Lots Of People Helping Others This Holiday Season

With the year-end holiday season upon us and many more people without jobs and facing higher living costs, government agencies and elected officials are pitching in more than ever before to try to extend a helping hand. More...

The History Of Thanksgiving And Its Celebrations

T hroughout history mankind has celebrated the bountiful harvest with thanksgiving ceremonies. Before the establishment of formal religions many ancient farmers believed that their crops contained spirits which caused the crops to grow and die. More...

Census Bureau Seeks More Answers In 2010

Nationally, the response rate for the 2000 census count was 67 percent. In Queens, the response rate was 54 percent. Although Census Day 2010 is more than a year away, representatives of the U.S. More...

Queens Library Hosts Urban Literature Authors

Urban fiction. Street literature. Gangster fiction. By any name, these wildly popular novels have legions of fans. More...

10th Annual Car Run Brings Toys To St. Mary's Hospital

On Sunday, November 16 the 10th annual Toys-4-Tots Car Run brought a plenitude of toys to St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Bayside. More...

Flushing Holiday Events Scheduled

The Downtown Flushing Marketing Task Force, led by the Flushing Business Improvement District, announced at their regularly scheduled meeting that their annual Holiday Season Kickoff with Macy's will be held on Monday, November 24, at 5 p.m. More...

MillionTreesNYC To Plant 16 Trees At St. Michael's Cemetery

Planting trees is one of the most beneficial and cost-effective ways to help ensure that the residents of New York City remain healthy and happy while adjusting to the city's burgeoning growth and accompanying changes. More...

TeamMets Volunteers Aid Meals on Wheels

TeamMets, the community volunteerism initiative that uses the appeal of the Mets and their players to encourage fans to join the team in helping others, has teamed up with City Meals on Wheels in an effort to bring attention to the hunger crisis in More...

Quinn- Sears Bill Protects Women's Right To Access Reproductive Health Care

Expressing concern for women who may face harassment and other hostile acts when visiting reproductive healthcare clinics, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilmember Helen Sears have filed legislation to protect access to those faciliti More...

SHAREing & CAREing Holds Benefit, Auction

SHAREing & CAREing, the only community nonprofit organization to provide grassroots support services to breast and ovarian cancer patients and their families through counseling, educational forums and advocacy services in Queens and throughout New More...

Townsend Harris H.S.Celebrates Intel Award

Townsend Harris H.S. at Queens College held a community-wide celebration on November 21 after the school was named the recipient of the Intel 2008 School of Distinction for Science Excellence award. More...

City Mulls Plans For Queens Boulevard Bike Lanes

City officials are rolling out a plan to convert two vehicle lanes on Queens Boulevard for use by city cyclists. More...

NY's Bravest Save Workers From 5-Alarm Blaze In LIC

Workers rescued from a 5-alarm inferno in Long Island City last weekend are calling firefighters at Ladder 216 their heroes, describing how the firefighters climbed through shooting flames and plumes of smoke to bring the workers to safety. More...

Graffiti Vandal Nabbed By Subway Rider Pic

City Councilmember Peter Vallone called on Queens District Attorney Richard Brown to seek mandatory jail time for a graffiti writer who allegedly defaced an N-train subway car and was photographed in the act by an alert subway rider using a cellpho More...

Most Precious Blood Student Wins Essay Contest

An essay on Photo "What the blessings of Christmas mean to me" by Catalina Cipri, an eighth-grade student at Most Precious Blood parochial school in Long Island City, took first prize in a contest that drew entries from schools throughout the D More...

Maloney Autographs Her First Book At Barnard College

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney held a discussion and book signing, organized by members of Smart Women Lead, for her book Rumors of Our Progress Have Been Greatly Exaggerated… on Monday, November 24 in Manhattan at Barnard College. More...

Crowded Schools, Rationing Ending Mark November 1945

Get into a conversation with a long-time Queens resident and you're likely to discover a subscriber of the Long Island Star- Journal, a daily paper that informed the community about local and world news until it folded in 1968. More...

The Queens Zoo Unwraps Christmas

'Tis the season of giving at the Queens Zoo when animals receive their holiday presents in a wild way from the generosity of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). More...

'Virtual Video Store' Available In Queens

Through its Enhanced TV platform, Time Warner Cable today, November 19, launched another innovation, the Virtual Video Store. More...

The Pulpit

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Hotels Still Bones Of Contention In Dutch Kills

The battle of Dutch Kills may be over, but not according to some local residents who believe the threat to the integrity of the neighborhood is as great as it ever was. More...

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