August 4, 2010 RSS feed / Features

‘Corn King’ Celebrates Corn Season

Pono Wong (l) aka the “Corn King” and his brother Lani Wong grilled their famous corn on the cob on July 31 at the Jamaica Farmers’ Market. More...

NYPD Scanner System Nixes Ticket Fixes

NYPD officials last week installed a new computer system at the 114th Precinct that will monitor how many summonses cops hand out on a daily basis, making sure none of the tickets “disappear” on their way to the court system. More...

Jewels of Buddha Hosts ‘Faces’

Jewels of Buddha, 31-90 37th St. and Broadway, Astoria, will host “Faces”, a showing of paintings by local artist Edwin Cadiz from August 12 to August 31, with opening reception on August 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Social Security Is An Open Book

President Obama has called for greater transparency in government. In response, Social Security has released its Open Government plan, which you can read online at www.socialsecurity.gov/open.   More...

Northeast Queens Rezoning Moves Forward

The rezoning of Auburndale, Oakland Gardens and Hollis Hills moved another step closer to completion when Borough President Helen Marshall approved the plan last week.   More...

9/11 Health Bill Suffers Stinging Defeat In The House

Although the 9/11 health and compensation act suffered a stinging and bitter defeat in the House of Representatives last Thursday, co-sponsor Congressmember Carolyn Maloney predicted confidently afterwards that the far-reaching measure will likely h More...

Halloran Lauds Lazio At Bayside LIRR Station

City Councilmember Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) met voters and constituents with gubernatorial candidate and former Congressmember Rick Lazio (R-Long Island) at the Bayside Long Island Rail Road statio More...

City Council Approves Flushing Commons/Macedonia Projects

After years of planning, meetings and negotiations, the Flushing Commons and Macedonia building projects have been approved by the City Council by a vote of 44-2. More...

Volunteers Needed To Revitalize Schools

New York Cares is looking to register 7,000 volunteers for their 19th Annual New York Cares Day—the city’s largest hands-on volunteer event—taking place Saturday, October 23.   More...

The Mentally Ill Get A Chance To ‘Turn The Page...Again’

Bayside residents who frequent the neighborhood’s main shopping drag along Bell Boulevard might be surprised to see a new kind of store situated among the continuous row of nail and hair salons, restaurants and bars. More...

‘Peppermint Twist’ Sweetens Astoria Park Stage

Baby boomers, grab a blanket, pull on your poodle skirts or slick back your DA pompadours and head to Astoria Park on Thursday, August 5. More...

The Pulpit

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Four Teens Nabbed In Cemetery Desecration

Four Queens teenagers found themselves behind bars on July 26 after they toppled headstones and otherwise vandalized a historic Middle Village cemetery. More...

American Airlines To Start Service To 3 U.S. Cities

American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, this past Thursday announced daily nonstop service between New York’s John F. More...

NYCHA, TD Bank Teach Financial Literacy, Boost Reading

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank ®, teamed up in a first-time partnership to kick off a series of programs at five NYCHA community centers to teach NYCHA youth the benefits of financial li More...

Summer Soccer Summary

World Cup final and the soccer buzz in Queens seems to have finally died down. Ditmars Boulevard is no longer littered with jerseys of Greek blue or Italian blue and white. More...

On the brief side...

Expect Major Move In Aqueduct Racino Deal Today   The only bidder for the long sought contract to operate a 4,500-video-slot casino at Aqueduct race track is expected to be recommended today as the operator by the New York State Lottery Commiss More...

Astoria’s Youngest Soccer Stars Shine At Camp Vallone

Dozens of kids signed up for a soccer camp funded by City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. (fifth from l., front row). More...

Non-Striking Workers Protected By New Onorato Law

A bill authored by state Senator George Onorato aiding workers who lose their jobs because of a labor strike in which they did not participate, has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson.   More...

Van Bramer, Crowley, MTA Survey Woodside Station

On Monday, July 26, City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined Congressmember Joseph Crowley and senior MTA officials at the 61st Street- Woodside Station on the No. More...

Maloney Knocks On 70,000th Campaign Door In Dutch Kills

During the weekend of August 1 Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (l.) knocked on the 70,000th door of her campaign. More...

Bubblegum Music ‘Pops’ At CALDC Waterfront Concert

Songs made famous by the 1910 Fruitgum Company, like “1,2,3 Red Light” and “Simon Says”, filled the airwaves in the late ’60s with a happy beat that was quickly dubbed “Bubblegum Music” by local disc jockeys More...

Astoria Filmmakers Say, ‘Text Me’

Filmmaker and Director Daniel Lir and Codirector Bayou Bennett live and shoot in Astoria because of “its rich cultural background and ethnic diversity”.   More...

Cops To Public: ‘Let Your Fingers Do The Talking’

City police officials last week kicked off a campaign aimed at the texting public urging them to text crime tips to the NYPD Crimestoppers Web site.   Officials said the Web site is falling behind in collecting information from the public. More...

Announce Battery Drop-Off Sites

A push to divert one million pounds of rechargeable batteries from landfills across the country has sparked the establishment of three new drop-off sites in Queens. More...

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