June 2, 2010 RSS feed / Features

Students March To Save Local Fire Companies

City Council Fire & Criminal Justice Chair Elizabeth Crowley (D-Queens), NYC Public Advocate Bill De Blasio (D-Brooklyn), U.S. More...

Amtrak Stops Cutting & Vows To Plant New Trees

Faced with angry local residents who are furious that Amtrak cut down hundreds of stately, healthy trees in Woodside, railroad officials recently backed off plans to continue the cuttings. Assemblymember Michael Gianaris joined residents from the More...

Astoria Rezoning Gets Nod

“After years of hard work with the Department of City Planning and members of the community, I am very pleased with Astoria’s well-crafted rezoning plan, which addresses the needs of an evolving neighborhood and preserves its unique hist More...

‘Singing Poet’ DePass Performs On Broadway Aug. 3

Local celebrity Steve DePass, “America’s Singing Poet”, is part of the American Theatre Network Great Entertainers on Broadway series. More...

SB 30 Seeks Input For Meeting With Klein

Anticipating a town hall meeting with Schools Chancellor Joel Klein on June 7, Community District Education Council 30 asked for input. More...

Detective Solves Murder, Named 114th Cop Of The Month

On the night of January 8, the first murder of 2010 in the 114th Police Precinct was recorded. More...

Wall Street And The Hospitality Industry Receive A Five-Star Fleecing

F< I T A L I C > Fleecing, the debut book by More...

Time Warner Cable Ice Cream Truck Aids Local Museums

Ice cream is being served up by Time Warner Cable’s NYC Region to help raise money for local museums. For a suggested donation of $1 per cup or cone, anyone can participate in the company’s unique fundraising initiative. More...

Tough Pick For GOP As Four Hopefuls Present Hard Choice

Republicans gathered at a Manhattan hotel starting yesterday appeared headed for a difficult time in choosing a gubernatorial candidate, with not one of the four men seeking the nod being a favorite. More...

Vallone Donates 3,000 Books To Variety Boys & Girls Club

On Wednesday, May 19, City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. visited the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens to hand out books to children. Due to his efforts, Vallone was able to secure a donation of more than 3,000 books for the club. More...

Ackerman Seeks Changes In Derivatives’ Provisions In Senate’s Wall St. Reform Bill

Expressing concerns that the U.S. More...

‘Patty Duke Show’ Family Promotes Social Security Online Services

Patty Duke is back — and this time she’s brought the entire family. More...

Board 1 Hears Of New Turbines At NRG Site

The replacement of 31 aging simple cycle turbines with four new higher efficiency combined-cycle turbines on 20th Avenue in the Astoria ConEd complex is moving ahead. More...

Students Turn Lunchroom Tables Into Works Of Art

Students from two local public schools unveiled their public art pieces on May 11 at Forest Park in Kew Gardens and Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village. More...

In Honor Of America’s Fallen

Memorial Day was observed in many neighborhoods throughout Queens on May 31 as veterans and their family members, local politicians and residents gathered to honor those who sacrificed their lives in defense of America. More...

Crystal Windows Marks 20th Anniversary Milestone

Award winning Crystal Window & Door Systems marked the completion of its 20th year of operation on May 15, 2010. More...

The Pulpit

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

Make Bowne House National Landmark

The Bowne House in Flushing a 1661 structure designated a New York City landmark, is believed to be the best-preserved example of Anglo-Dutch architecture in America. More...

Most Crime Down In 108th Precinct, Though Assaults Up

108th Precinct Commanding Officer Deputy Inspector Thomas Kavanagh told the May meeting of the 108th Precinct Community Council that the precinct was “doing good” after going through the early months, during which time a crime revival wa More...

First Central Savings Bank Adds To Senior Management

First Central Savings Bank on May 6 announced the addition of two experienced industry executives to its senior management team. Thomas J. Stevens has joined the bank as chief lending officer and Salvatore J. More...

Delta-AmEx Program Beautifies P.S. 76

P.S. 76 William Hallett School in Long Island City is one of 13 schools in the United States to benefit from the “Travel With Your Mind” program, sponsored by American Express and Delta Airlines. More...

NYCB, Citymeals-On-Wheels Join For Mother’s Day Efforts

Eight hundred meals were once again prepared and hand-delivered to homebound elderly New Yorkers in Brooklyn and Queens on Mother’s Day, May 9, thanks to the ongoing efforts of Citymeals-on- Wheels and the support of New York Community Bank (N More...

Brandt Honored For Her Community Involvement

On June 8 the North Queens Homeowners Civic Association of Jackson Heights will be honoring Emma Brandt, a member of the association since 1961 for her many contributions to the community. More...

Firefighters Rescue Scores Of Animals In Steinway Blaze

A fire at a Steinway Street pet shop on Monday evening at 31-52 Steinway St. trapped scores of animals behind a metal storefront. Firefighters from Ladder 116 and Engine Co. 263 cut a hole in the gate to gain access to U.S. More...

Flushing House To Host Elder Law Seminars

Are you a senior citizen stuck on a financial roller coaster due to the Medicare Part D “doughnut hole?” How will health insurance “reform” impact Medicare benefits? More...

Young Asked To Explain Sunnyside- Woodside Rezoning

The second of the Sunnyside-Woodside meetings, occurring in late May, just three months after the first meeting, had City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer as its host at Sunnyside Community Services. More...

Hernandez Helps Flushing Break Amalgamated Bank

New York baseball legend Keith Hernandez will be on hand to greet everyone who stops at Amalgamated Bank’s branch in Flushing to take a crack at winning $100,000. More...

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