September 16, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Gennaro Funds Townsend Harris Computer Lab

City Councilmember James Gennaro (l.), accompanied by Principal Kenneth Bonamo, spoke to Townsend Harris H.S. seniors on their first day of school September 9 in the school's library computer lab. More...

Ficalora, Meyer Are Library Foundation Honorees

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. Chairman, President and CEO Joseph R. Ficalora and F&T Group President Michael Meyer will be honored at the Queens Library Foundation annual dinner, on Monday, October 5 from 5:30 to 11 p.m. More...

St. Michael's Cemetery Holds Eighth 9/11 Memorial

The eighth annual 9/11 Memorial Service at St. Michael's Cemetery in East Elmhurst was held indoors for the first time since 2002. More...

UCCA, Port Authority Hold 9/11 Candlelight Vigil

On September 10, the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey held their annual candlelight vigil at McManus Memorial Park in Astoria Heights to commemorate the victims of the September 11, 2001 te More...

Hawk Spotted During Astoria Water Walk

Five months ago this female red-tailed hawk fell out of the sky into an Astoria backyard. Released by the ASPCA after recuperating, she now makes her home on a Hell Gate Bridge tower. More...

Second Daughter Born To Eric And Lisa Gioia

City Councilmember Eric Gioia and Lisa Hernandez Gioia welcomed a new daughter into their family early Monday morning, September 14. Rosalee Hernandez Gioia was born shortly after 5 a.m. at NYU Medical Center weighing seven pounds and 10 ounces. More...

Parking Summonses Lead At Sunnyside Chamber

The first Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce luncheon of the new season officially featured an address about energy efficiency, delivered by a representative from Con Edison. More...

Local Leaders Call For Calm After Raids in Flushing

John Choe, co-president of the Mitchell- Linden Civic Association, and Democratic District Leader Martha Flores-Vazquez reacted to Monday's raids on homes in two Flushing neighborhoods by New York City and federal law enforcement agencies with a jo More...

CPRRC Hosts Elferis Memorial Run October 3

On September 11, 2001, Flushing H.S. graduate New York City Firefighter Michael Elferis lost his life at the age of 27 in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. More...

Bayside Hills Civic Remembers 9/11

(L. to r.): State Senator Frank Padavan, Jerry Iannece and Monsignor Geraghty bow their heads for a moment of silence during the Bayside Hills Civic Association 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. More...

McDonald House Residen Throws First Pitch

The ceremonial first pitch at the Mets-Marlins game on Tuesday, September 8 at Citi Field was thrown by Steven Currall, 8, whose family is staying at The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. More...

Thompson Gets Mayoral Nod, Some Council Races Too Close To Call

Democrats gave Flushing Councilmember John Liu the lead in yesterday's city comptroller primary, according to incomplete and unofficial returns. He could be sharing the citywide slate with city Comptroller William C. More...

Rosh Hashanah

Close your eyes and imagine what the world must have looked like on the first day of creation. Pristine, fresh, untainted, healthy and unpolluted. Man is created. He is naive, pure and innocent. More...

Caiafa To Receive Queens Chamber Business Award

Gene Caiafa Sr., DDS, owner of Park Dental Care, will receive the Queens Chamber of Commerce annual Business Person of the Year award in the Medium Business Category at the chamber's Business Person of the Year Dinner on Thursday, September 24 at T More...

Omni Martial Arts Adds To Astoria's International Flair

The continued growth and diversity of Astoria has seen an exotic mixture of businesses and cultures infuse the area with a vibrant energy. More...

It's Official—LIC Post Office Named In Ferraro's Honor

Conferring a great honor on the first female to run as a vice presidential candidate on a national party ticket, the Long Island City Post Office will be named in honor of former Congressmember Geraldine Ferraro after President Barack Obama signed More...

The Pulpit

All Nations Baptist: •Sunday, 2:30-5:30 p.m., for three months, free English classes which have already begun, registration required, limited space, 86-76 80th St., Woodhaven; 718.296.2025. **** All Saints': •Oct. More...

Bloomberg Greets P.S. 111 Students, Parents, Staff

On Wednesday September 9, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, city Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, UFT President Michael Mulgrew, CSA President Ernest Logan, Assemblymember Catherine Nolan, and City Councilmember Eric Gioia joined Randy Seabrook, principal of P. More...

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