October 27, 2010 RSS feed / Features

Meng Announces $5,000 Compensation For Yao Yu's Mom

 Assemblymember Grace Meng (D-Flushing) has secured $5,000 in compensation for the mother of Yao Yu who was murdered on May 21 in Flushing. More...

Nov. 1 Deadline For Lincoln Center's 'Rhythm On The Road'

 Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC ) and The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs are collaborating for the sixth year on The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad.    More...

Community Greening Groups Divert Leaves To Compost

NYCLeaves: Project LeafDrop, is a coalition of community and botanical gardens, environmental groups, city agencies and community partners dedicated to directing fall leaves from the trash bin to the compost bin. Project LeafDrop gives New Yorkers More...

Million Tree Distribution At Astoria Park

Front and back yards throughout the Astoria and Long Island City area will be sporting new greenery next spring, thanks to a series of tree giveaways sponsored locally as part of the city’s Million Tree Program. More...

Judge Peter Kelly Candidate For Queens Surrogate

In addition to the many elective offices on Tuesday’s ballot, a new Surrogate judge in Queens will also be up for election. More...

Two Honored At SCS 35th Anniversary Dinner

Sunnyside Community Services, founded in 1974, celebrated its 35th anniversary with a commemorative dinner on Thursday, October 14, the subscription to which was sold out. More...

Dutch Kills Civics Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Officials, residents and friends of the Dutch Kills community will gather on November 5 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Dutch Kills Civic Association (DKCA). More...

Gazette Endorsements 2010

T he Gazette today endorses selected candidates running in next Tuesday’s elections. Like all elections, this contest is very important, with implications for the future of this state, city and local communities. More...

LaG CC Interim President Attends Obama Initiative Signing

LaGuardia Community College Interim President Dr. More...

Rezoning Proposed For Jackson Heights And Elmhurst Schools

The Division of Portfolio Planning, a branch of the Department of Education, made a presentation to Community District Education Council 30 on October 21 at P.S. More...

Cuomo Set To Lead Dem Sweep Here

It’s supposed to be a Republican year as far as the elections are concerned, but while it might be a Republican year elsewhere in the country, that doesn’t seem to be the case here in Queens and across the state. More...

London Lennie’s Offers 14th Annual Crabfest Menu

It’s time to do the crab walk to Queens! More...

Emergency Insurance Fair To Be Held November 15

Last September’s tornado and the damage it left behind also left many homeowners with another serious problem: how best to document the losses so they don’t shortchange themselves, according to Assemblymember Michael DenDekker (D–J More...

Amtrak Blasted, Call For Increased Safety Regulations

On October 25, Assemblymember Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) blasted Amtrak for its continued disregard for the safety of Western Queens residents living along the Amtrak train trestle. More...

The Pulpit

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Time Runs Out For Developer Of 36th Street Site

Community Board 1 saw time run out for an applicant seeking to build a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 30-86 36th St. More...

AARP Helps Seniors Get Food Stamps

AARP Create The Good is joining with food assistance groups across the state to help connect older New Yorkers to food programs and benefits that can help them access nutritious food and meals. More...

Queens Library To Help Diversity Visa Lottery Applicants

Queens Library is partnering with the Office of Immigrant Affairs to assist immigrants who wish to apply for the Diversity Visa Lottery (DV-2012). The service is provided free of charge. Entries must be completed by noon on Wednesday, November 3. More...

Nolan, Van Bramer Speak At Sunnyside Chamber Lunch

At the October luncheon meeting of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, Assemblymember Catherine Nolan held up a heavy-looking notebook and said, “I always have a big book of things I could say,” before running down a list of a few items o More...

Union Honors Queens Doorman Of The Year

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), known as 32BJ, held its fourth annual Building Service Worker Awards on October 21 at the union’s headquarters in Manhattan. More...

Padavan, NYLCV Lay Out Environmental Vision

State Senator Frank Padavan (D-Bayside) and the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) joined together on October 25 to call for action on a set of key environmental initiatives in the 2011 Legislative Session. More...

The Siege Of Tripoli And Its Descendants

On September 26, the Geros Tou Morea chapter of the Pan Arcadian Association of America observed the 189th anniversary of the Alosis of Tripolis, or the Siege of Tripolis.  A memorial service was held at St. More...

Halloween Pumpkin Graveyards

 Don’t throw your Halloween pumpkins in the garbage, they only go to landfill. More...

Touchstone Health, Health Care Partners To Provide More Products, Services To Medicare Patients

 Touchstone Health, one of New York’s fastest growing Medicare Advantage insurers, and HealthCare Partners (HCP), one of the area’s largest and most successful Independent Physician Associations (IPA), recently announced a long-term More...

Lucky Dozen Dems Escape Ballot Challenge

Eight Assemblymembers and four other state legislators, all Democrats, will have no opponent on the ballot in next Tuesday’s elections. Among the dozen lawmakers, eight had no opponent in the September primary. More...

Crowley, Maloney Stand On Records, Note Area Problems

Congressmembers Joseph Crowley and Carolyn Maloney represent a large portion of Western and Northern Queens in the 7th and 14th Districts, respectively. More...

Marshall: ‘Unified City’ In Wake Of September Storm

Six teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the city Office of Emergency Management (OEM) are conducting damage assessment in the aftermath of the September 16 tornadoes and wind macrob More...

CB1 Offices Move To Ditmars Blvd.

After more than two years working out of a construction trailer on 35th Avenue in Long Island City, Community Board 1 is finally getting a home. More...

Housing Homeless Men At Westway Motel Opposed

City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. said the city Department of Homeless Services has informed him that the Westway Motel is “once again going to house overnight single males”. More...

Dutch Kills Aids In Marathon For 28th Year

Twenty-eight years ago, volunteers from the Dutch Kills Civic Association first gathered at the foot of the Queensboro Bridge on Marathon Sunday to assist runners in the New York City Marathon, the annual 25-mile, 385-yard trek through the five boro More...

Mestizo Dance Company Makes History Exciting

“Colombia: passion and soul/alma y pasion,” the exciting show running weekends at Sunnyside’s famed Thalia Spanish Theatre takes you into its sensual embrace as soon as Harold Gutierrez and his band begin to play. More...

Pajama Party At Cavo Nets 300 Pajamas For Pajama Program

On October 19, more than 100 guests, dressed fashionably in their pajamas, attended the first annual pajama party at Cavo for the benefit of the Pajama Program. The event was hosted by Tommy Demaras, Cavo owner, and Maria L. More...

Marshall Tours QMA Construction Site

Queens Museum of Art Executive Director Tom Finkelpearl points out progress on the museum’s expansion to Borough President Helen Marshall, who received a report on the construction during a visi More...

QCMS Creates Largest Accountable Care Organization

The Medical Society of the County of Queens has announced that it is creating one of the largest Physician Accountable Care Organizations (“ACO”) in New York. More...

Leder Gallery Holds First Exhibit

The Jeffrey Leder Gallery, a new art gallery in Long Island City, held its inaugural exhibit on October 24. More...

Maloney Reacts To Passing Of 9/11 Hero

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement on the passing of 9/11 hero Joseph Picurro who succumbed to his illness on October 15. More...

36th Avenue Festival A Success

Throngs turned out on Sunday, October 24 to enjoy food, fun and flair at the annual Dutch Kills Civic Association street festival along 36th Avenue in Long Island City. More...

Astoria And LIC Residents Turn Out For It’s My Park Day

On October 23, citizens and local community organizations of Long Island City and Astoria joined with Green Shores NYC and the city Department of Parks and Recreation for the semiannual, It’s My Park Day. More...

North Shore-LIJ Health System Opens New Whitestone Facility

North Shore-LIJ Health System opened its new 6,000 square-foot ambulatory location in Whitestone on October 7 to help meet the diverse cultural and medical needs of local residents, providing disease–focused outpatient specialty services, adva More...

Prince Indian Grill Welcomed To Astoria

City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. helped celebrate the opening of the Prince Indian Grill in Astoria on October 15. Parmajit Lal’s new restaurant, located at 22-49 31st St., features buffet-styled Northern Indian cuisine. More...

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