May 20, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Mount Sinai Queens Wins 2009 Aster Awards

The Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens recently received the Bronze Award for Best Overall Campaign for advertising and marketing excellence in the 2009 Aster Awards competition. More...

Sunnyside Chamber Hears Topics Broached At Board 2

Community Board 2 Chairman Joseph Conley at the May luncheon meeting of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce discussed Greenpoint Avenue street fairs, the Pulaski Bridge, mobile phone antennas on Laurel Hill Boulevard and the Metropolitan Transportati More...

Gianaris Meets With Bryant H.S. Global Kids Club

Assemblymember Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) and members of the William C. Bryant H.S. Global Kids Club met on April 24 to discuss the challenges facing immigrant students in New York. More...

Joplin Fest Celebrates Composer's Life

On Saturday, May 16, St. Michael's Cemetery in East Elmhurst was the site of the fifth annual barbecue and celebration of the music of early 20th century composer Scott Joplin. Edward Horn of St. Michael's acted as host and Edward A. More...

Steinway Sale Days Draw Crowds To 'Longest Store'

Crowds flocked to Steinway Street on May 15, 16 and 17 to find fun and bargains galore during the annual Spring Steinway Street Sale Days. More...

The Origins of Memorial Day

T hree years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of former Union soldiers and sailors - the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) - established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the wa More...

State Senate Passes Unemployment Extension

State Senator George Onorato (D-Long Island City), chairman of the Senate Labor Committee, last week announced that legislation (S.4110-A) he has sponsored to permit New York to receive more than $600 million in federal stimulus funds for unemploym More...

Modern Day Beer Garden Studio Square Opens

Located in the heart of Long Island City, Queens, New York, Studio Square (S2), a 30,000 sq. ft. beer garden, opened May 14. More...

Forum Introduces Dem 26th Council District Contenders

As one of their number, Jimmy Van Bramer, remarking about how a certain outburst by another candidate took him by surprise noted at a forum held at the May meeting of the United Forties Civic Association that the four Democratic candidates for the More...

Quake Relief Concert Set For May 31

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens will sponsor an earthquake relief concert for the victims of the earthquake that struck the Abruzzo region of Italy on April 6 of this year. The concert, to be held at St. More...

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105th Precinct Hunt Credit Union Bandits Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a pair of brazen bandits who stormed into a credit union in Bellerose on May 2, assaulted an employee and fled with an undisclose More...

Cops Seek ID Of Homeless Man Found Beaten To Death

Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify a homeless man, found beaten and near death on May 17 in woods alongside the Whitestone Expressway. A pair of Queens Highway officers found the man at about 1 p.m. More...

Vallone, Nolan Honored By District 30 Education Council

City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. and Assemblymember Catherine Nolan both strongly believe in public education. As parents, each has sent their children to public schools. More...

Queens Health Coalition Hosts Forum On Health Care

The Queens Health Coalition (QHC) on May 11 held its annual membership meeting, attended by more than 60 healthcare providers and representatives of community based organizations throughout Queens. More...

114 Civ-OP Holds Graffiti Forum

The 114th Police Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol (114 Civ-OP) will hold its annual anti-graffiti forum tonight, May 20, at the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30th Rd., from 7 to 9 p.m. City Councilmember Peter F. More...

QSAC Honors Paul And Anita Halvatzis

On Friday evening May 15, more than 300 guests attended the QSAC Annual Dinner Dance at Astoria World Manor to honor Paul Halvatzis and his mother, Anita Halvatzis, and to raise needed funds to provide programs and services for those diagnosed with More...

Bd. 7 Celebrates 70th Birthday Of Bronx-Whitestone Bridge

Amid centennial celebrations this year for the Queensboro and Manhattan Bridges, the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge has quietly celebrated its 70 birthday. More...

A Memorial To The Many Fallen

The final resting place for 1,102 (75 were recovered) crewmen of the U.S.S. Arizona who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. They are still entombed within the Arizona herself. More...

Sinatra H.S. To Hold Class of '09 Graduation Ceremonies

Construction crews building the new Frank Sinatra School of the Arts H.S. More...

Fleet Week 2009

Celebrate Fleet Week at the Intrepid Museum complex and tour other Navy and Coast Guard ships as they visit New York Harbor. Enjoy special performances from the casts of "Wicked" and "Stomp". More...

Meet The Author Of Hold Love Strong May 29

Mark your calendar and meet Matthew Aaron Goodman, author of the novel Hold Love Strong, on Friday, May 29, 7 p.m. at Seaburn Books, 33-18 Broadway in Long Island City. More...

Jim Carter Heads American Airlines Greater NY Sales

American Airlines last week announced that Vice President- Eastern Sales Division Jim Carter will also head American's Manhattan-based Greater New York Sales Office. The change is effective immediately. More...

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Charges Dropped In School Bus Driver Abandonment

The family of a five-year-old Corona girl is steaming mad over a decision by Queens prosecutors to drop criminal charges against a school bus driver who dumped the child, alone, 16 blocks from her home because he was in a rush to tend to personal b More...

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