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Flag Day Traditions Date Back To 1777

On Monday, June 14, the United States will recognize Flag Day, the 233rd anniversary of the first Flag Act, passed by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. More...

Things To Do Free Or Almost Free This Summer

New York City offers hundreds of events, exhibits and performances that are free or low-cost to the public. Following is a list of activities in all five boroughs:  OUTDOOR AND PARK EVENTS More...

Rape Victim’s Mom Confronts Killer

The mother of a young Chinese immigrant beaten to death by a drunken, pipe-wielding rapist—a total stranger to his victim—confronted the killer in a Queens courtroom on June 1.  More...

Welling Court Mural Project Transforms Neighborhood

The large industrial walls at the triangle where 12th Street, 30th Avenue and Welling Court in Astoria intersect have long presented to the area an image of urban blight, having been targeted over and over again by graffiti vandals. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Garcia's Mexican Restaurant

E very day is a fiesta at Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant on Austin Street in Forest Hills. More...

Features

Forest Hills Gardens Celebrates 100 Years

Forest Hills Gardens celebrated its 100th birthday on Sunday, June 6, with a “Party of the Century” at The Community House, 15 Borage Pl. More...

Forest Hills Hospital Receives Stroke Association Award

Forest Hills Hospital recently received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The GuidelinesSM–Stroke Gold Performance Achievement Award. More...

Garden Players Bring ‘Monsters’ To Forest Hills

“Community” is one of the first words that come to mind as the original Garden Players production, “We Are Monsters” is about to begin.  With Betina Hershey Russo at the helm of the GPs as artistic director, producer, dir More...

Store Owner Nabs Rob Suspect, Cops Hunt Accomplice

The owner and a clerk at an Astoria bodega managed to wrestle a gun away from one of two suspects who tried to hold up the store on May 29. More...

Queens Pols Join Gay Pride Parade

On Sunday, June 6, Congressmembers Joseph Crowley and Anthony Weiner, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, state Senator Jose Peralta, Assemblymembers Jeffrion Aubry  and David Weprin, City Comptroller John Liu, City Council Speaker Christin More...

Board 2 Hears From Borough, City Planning Departments

Little more than a week after holding a special meeting to present the Department of City Planning’s rezoning plan for Sunnyside and Woodside, John Young, director of the Queens Office of City Planning, and Tom Smith of the DCP were back at Sun More...

Following Fire, Vallone Wants Sprinklers In Pet Stores

City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. is calling for sprinklers to be installed in every pet store in New York City following a recent fire in a Steinway Street pet shop in which some birds perished.  More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

102nd Precinct  Cops Hunt Shooter  Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect in the May 27 shooting of a 31-year-old man.  Cops said the suspect walked into a restaurant at 102-55 Queens Blv More...

Political Page

Simotas Picks Up Major Labor Endorsement

Assembly hopeful Aravella Simotas (36th AD, Astoria)   picked up a major union endorsement last week from the 70,000-member local 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU). More...

Editorials

‘Shoot-To-Wound’ Bill Puts Cops In Peril

A bill in the state Assembly sponsored by Assemblymember Annette Robinson and supported by Assemblymember Darryl Towns, both of Brooklyn, would prohibit police or peace officers in New York state “from using excessive force, either defensively More...

Letters to the Editor

Noise Violates Rights   More...

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