January 27, 2010 RSS feed / Features

Astoria Federal Branch Manager Named To CALDC Board

Astoria Federal Savings Bank Assistant Vice President and Astoria Branch Manager Alphonse (Al) Gentile has been appointed a member of the Central Astoria Development Coalition (CALDC) board of directors, effective January 2010. More...

Floating Hospital Staff Aids Haiti Relief Efforts

The Floating Hospital (“TFH”) staff at Long Island City’s new, full service community health center, is making a financial donation to Doctors Without Borders to support the relief efforts for the people of Haiti. More...

Riot Author Visits I.S. 10

Students at I.S. 10 Horace Greeley School in Astoria revisited the days of old New York when Walter Dean Myers, author of the book Riot, appeared for a question and answer session. More...

Green Shores NYC Cares For Astoria’s Trees

Trees are usually taken for granted. They are beautiful, and, of course, contribute to the health of the community, but few people really think about how trees in parks and along the streets are cared for, or if they even require care at all. More...

AAdvantage Members Donate $835K+ To American Red Cross

Thanks to the efforts of more than 7,800 AAdvantage members, more than $835,000 has been donated to the American Red Cross for Haiti relief since January 14. More...

Astoria Bowl Holds Grand Opening January 30

Astoria Bowl, located at 19-45 49th St. in Astoria, will be celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, January 30 from 1 p.m. until closing. More...

This Weekend Go For A Cup ‘Tea With Chachaji’

Making Books Sing presents the world premiere of “Tea With Chachaji” at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St. in Manhattan. More...

Mahendra ‘Ravi’ Singh Dies, Was 41 Years Old

Mahendra “Ravi” Singh died January 17. He was 41 years old. More...

The Pulpit

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

Vallone: Rezoning Is Biggest Board 1 Issue In 2010

Fresh from taking the oath of office on January 1, City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. told Community Board 1 at the board’s January meeting that the upcoming Astoria rezoning will be the biggest event of the new year. More...

KAS Hosts NY Part Of ‘Hope For Haiti’ Telethon

The New York segment of the MTV Networks-sponsored “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” telethon, which aired globally on all major networks last Friday, January 22, was broadcast from a donated stage at Kaufman A More...

Eulogy For A Friend—Julie Wager

What can one say when he has lost a friend he has known for almost 70 years. Since I now live on the West Coast in Marin County, California I was not able to attend the service honoring him. More...

Astoria Community Responds To Haiti Earthquake

On Monday, January, 18, City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. and local community leaders Jeremiah Frei-Pearson, Karla Mosley Frei-Pearson and Costa Constantinides honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Three Bayside H.S. Seniors Get Wingate Award

Bayside H.S. Seniors, Alice Choi, Ha Rin Lee, and Alaine Tate, have been honored the PSAL Wingate Award. The Wingate Award honors NYC Public High School senior student athletes. More...

Why Trees?

They clean our air, provide shade, reduce glare and reflection, beautify city streets, provide a habitat for birds and other wildlife and increase property values. More...

Bloomberg Details Challenges, Changes In Address

Carrying on a tradition begun in 2003 of moving the State of the City address out of City Hall and into the boroughs that make up New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered the 2010 State of the City address at the Frank Sinatra High School of More...

Harpell’s Ditmars Pharmacy Accepts Rite-Aid Prescriptions

Rite-Aid Pharmacy has closed numerous pharmacy locations in Astoria. More...

BJ’s Wholesale Club Opens In Flushing

BJ’s Wholesale Club announced the opening of its newest New York location at 131-07 40th Rd. in Flushing. More...

Cars Collide, Damage Restaurant

After she was struck by another car, a driver lost control of her vehicle and struck a street sign and a trash basket before damaging the front of Masso Restaurant at Vernon Boulevard and 47th Road in More...

Elected Officials Address Bd. 3

Community Board 3’s first meeting of 2010 at the board’s usual meeting place, I.S. 227, the Louis Armstrong School in Corona, three politicians introduced themselves and talked. More...

Pols Protest 7 Train Service Weekend Cancellations

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan), Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), Assemblymember Michael Gianaris (DAstoria) and Assemblymember Catherine Nolan (D-Sunnyside) joined Community Board 2 and local business owners in prote More...

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