October 13, 2010 RSS feed / Features

Crowley Surveys Tornado Damage Sidewalk Repair

City Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley (D-Maspeth) surveys 84th Street as a construction company pours the first cement to fix sidewalks that were damaged from the September 16 tornadoes and macroburst. More...

K-Rod Pitches Deal To DA

 By LIZ GOFF Mets hurler Francisco “K-Rod” Rodriguez will have to cool his heels if he wants to avoid jail time for roughing up his girlfriend’s father, prosecutors said.   More...

Dems Poised To Take Statewide Races November 2

With 20 days left until Election Day on November 2, here’s how the top-of-the-ticket statewide races look, with the exception of the Cuomo–Paladino race for governor covered in a separate story in today’s Gazette.   More...

Astoria Civic Assn. Hears Of Crime, Quality Of Life Issues

Former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., addressing the October meeting of the Astoria Civic Association, with the new commander of the 114th Police Precinct seated nearby, said of law and order: “If you don’t have that, you don&rs More...

Public Hearing On Street Closing

Officials at Community Board 1 will hold a public hearing on October 19 on the proposed closing of 36th Street between 34th and 35th Avenues outside the Kaufman Astoria Studios.   More...

Paladino’s Gaffes Backfire, Fails To Cut Cuomo’s Lead

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Carl Paladino has been making no headway in his race against New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. More...

It’s The ‘Ultimate In Fitness’

After 30 years in business, the BQE Fitness Center in Woodside has a new owner. One of the area’s great Dynasty gyms of its time, BQE Fitness was recently taken over by the Ultimate Fitness family of gyms. More...

New Astoria Skate Park In Use Weeks Before Opening

On October 18 at 11 a.m., City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. and Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Astoria Park to welcome all comers to the new skating section. More...

Auxiliary Police Chief Retires After 40-Year Career

On Wednesday, October 6, Borough President Helen Marshall honored NYPD Deputy Inspector Angelo Maroulis, head of the citywide Auxiliary Police, on Maroulis’ retirement after a career that spanned more than four decades.   More...

Wine Maven Laura Catena Brings Argentina To Queens

Fourth generation Argentine-Italian winemaker Laura Catena paid a visit to Queens on Monday, October 4 to offer a taste of Argentine tradition to London Lennie’s staff. More...

Spyropoulos Students Dance At St. Nick’s Festival

The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Flushing held its 39th annual Greek Festival on Thursday Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 7, 8, 9 and 10. More...

American Eagle Launches LaGuardia-Minneapolis Service

 American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines on October 1 launched four daily nonstop flights between New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

 Compiled By LIZ GOFF 104th Precinct Nab Sleeping, Drunken Driver A 47-year-old motorist was arrested for drunk driving after cops had to wake him.  Gregorio Rabusa was passed out behind the wheel of his Nissan at a red light on Eliot Avenu More...

Astoria Residents Tour Steinway Mansion

Astoria residents and enthusiasts of local history were treated to a free house tour of the historic Steinway Mansion on October 7, hosted by City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) and the homeowner, Michael Halberian. More...

Brothers Honored At Parker Jewish Institute Gala

Theradynamics Physical & Occupational Therapy CEO Alex Solovey and his brother, SmartLinx Solutions Vice President Jimmy Solovey, were honored for their collective philanthropic and professional contributions to the healthcare field at the Parker Je More...

Senior Employment Program Seeks Participants

The Queensboro Council for Social Welfare (QCSW) has opened its Senior Employment Program for people over 55 who meet federal low-income guidelines. More...

School District 30 Considers Rezoning Plans

This September, Community School District 30 opened a new elementary school in Jackson Heights, P.S. 280. Housed in the same building that was once Blessed Sacrament School, the leased space at 34- 20 94th St. More...

Halloween Happenings

Halloween haunts, spooky places where scary specters rise to welcome the fearful and those who believe in things that go “bump” in the night, lie hidden throughout Queens.   More...

Burning Our Own Fuels

The Gulf oil spill has shown us just one of the downsides of petroleum. That makes the mind of even a geologist like me turn to several questions about the future. More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Prescription Forger Nabbed   Police in Long Island City last week arrested a 51-year-old local woman after she forged the signature of a veterinarian to obtain a prescription.   More...

Hellenic Cultural Center Says ‘Opa!’

“Opa! The Musical”, is running until November 21 at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 27-09 Crescent St. in Astoria.   More...

The Pulpit

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

Ex Variety Boys & Girls Club Director Ann Buehler Dies

Anne Buehler, lifelong community activist and longtime supporter and for many years executive director of the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens, died Friday, October 8. She was 94 years old.   More...

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