January 20, 2010 RSS feed / Features

City Scraps Plan To Charge BIDs For Banners

City officials last week did an about-face, scrapping plans to charge merchant groups and Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) exorbitant fees for hanging promotional banners from traffic signal and telephone poles. More...

Vallone Schedules Winter Mobile Office Sites, Times

On Thursday, January 14, City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. kicked off his Winter Mobile Office at the HANAC Senior Center on 24th Avenue and 29th Street in Astoria from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Suspend Cleaning Rules For Orthodox Christmas

City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. has drafted legislation to suspend alternate side parking regulations for Eastern Orthodox Christmas, this year celebrated on January 7. More...

Both Sides Offer Facts On Jamaica High School

In the American system of justice, each side gets an opportunity to state their case. More...

Christ The King H.S. Names Scholarship Winners

Thirty-eight graduates of six public schools and 18 parochial schools have been awarded scholarships in the Class of 2014 at Christ the King Regional H.S., Middle Village. More...

January 2010 I.S. 204 Students Of The Month

Every month I.S. 204 has students who excel in all classes, exemplify leadership qualities, and set an example for other students. More...

Roosevelt Island 40th Anniversary Now To Jan. 31

When Suzanne Vlamis, photographer first saw the decaying Victorian era buildings on Welfare Island she immediately documented them from 1969 to 1971, photographing the old smallpox hospital (1856), Blackwell’s Island Asylum (1839), Strecker Me More...

The Pulpit

Times and dates are subject to change. Please call event sponsors to confirm. All Nations Baptist: More...

Bandit Forgets Mask In Surveillance Video

Queens detectives are searching for an armed and dimwitted bandit who held up a Kew Gardens deli on December 21 and only then remembered to pull his ski mask over his face. More...

Queens GOP Endorses Lazio

The Queens County Republican Party on January 14 announced its endorsement of former Congressmember Rick Lazio as its candidate for governor of New York in the coming November election. More...

Drunken Driver Charged In Fatal GCP ‘Fireball’

A 28-year-old East Harlem man is facing a long prison stretch for driving drunk on the Grand Central Parkway, slamming his PT Cruiser into another car and sending the driver to a fiery death. More...

Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered At City Hall, BAM Tributes

Mayor Michael Bloomberg began a series of tributes to Martin Luther King on Monday, January 18 at a City Hall reception. Bloomberg was joined by numerous elected officials and dignitaries, including former Mayor David Dinkins, U. S. More...

Kelly Addresses New York Press Club

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly was the keynote speaker for an “on the record “ discussion about the police and the press at the monthly meeting of the New York Press Club on Tuesday, January 19. More...

Proposal Seeks To Ban ‘Concrete Lawns’

Queens residents may soon be looking at greener horizons, thanks to a city proposal that would ban parking on the front lawns of one- and two-family homes. More...

Steinway Street Mourns The Keeper Of Its Memories

On a snowy, frigid January morning the Astoria and Queens communities turned out to embrace Julie Wager in an emotional farewell that included one last drive along Steinway Street, past freshly shoveled sidewalks where shoppers went about the busine More...

Gianaris Launches Run For State Senate

Assemblymember Michael N. More...

500+ Speak Out At Rally For Jamaica H.S.

Time is running out for Jamaica H.S. More...

Youngest Pilot To Fly Solo Around The World Visits I.S. 10

Barrington Irving, the youngest person and the first African American pilot to fly solo around the world, presented his “Mitsubishi Dream & Soar: Youth in Aviation” program on January 14 to students at I.S. 10 in Astoria. More...

Bayside Student Athletes Visit Mets Shortstop & National’s Pitcher

On Wednesday, January 13, student-athletes and coaches from Bayside H.S. visited Professional Physical Therapy and Athletic Performance Center in Garden City, New York. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Bust Berserk Batterer Police last week arrested a 24-year-old Queens man who went berserk and attacked a woman in her Ridgewood apartment. More...

Don’t Ignore Property Value Notice

If you’re a homeowner you will soon receive your annual notice of property value from the city. More...

Queens Library Has New Director Of Services

Queens Library has named Dale McNeill as director of Public Library Services. In his expanded role, McNeill’s mandate will be to maximize the level of service provided to customers in the library’s state-of-the-art facilities. More...

Blaze Guts Astoria Apartment

Twelve units of equipment and 65 firefighters responded to a call of a fire in the top floor unit of a three-family house January 13. The blaze, at 30-74 43rd St., Astoria, was called in at 10:13 a.m. More...

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