November 17, 2010 RSS feed / Features

Alzheimer's Missing Persons Alert

Giuseppe Russo, aka Joseph, age 72 was last seen on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. on 89th Street in Howard Beach in Queens. More...

Kiwanis Club Honors Leaders

On November 7, The Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside honored City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer for his commitment to build better communities at their 63rd Annual Luncheon in Long Island City. More...

Cops Bust Crazed Senior In Bridge Attack

 A hostile half-naked man went on the Queensboro Bridge on November 12, pummeling a bicyclist in an unprovoked attack as the victim pedaled along the bridge bike path, police said. More...

Proposed Change To Alternate Side Parking Rules

 The City Council last week debated three bills that would drastically change the mind-numbing alternate side parking rules that have frustrated generations of city motorists. More...

Retired Glendale Teacher Charged In 'White Powder Mail Scare'

 A troubled former Queens elementary school teacher remains in federal prison this week, charged with setting off a terrorist-related scare by sending nearly two-dozen envelopes containing a white powder to former colleagues, neighbors and acqua More...

Maloney Honors Queensview

On November 7, members of the Queensview Board held their 60th Anniversary Dinner at Riccardo’s by the Bridge in Astoria. More...

On the brief side...

Weprin: ‘Hold Public Hearings On Black’s Appointment’ Voicing further criticism of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s selection of Hearst Magazine’s former president and chairman Catherine Black as schools chancellor, on Novemb More...

Queens Writers Convene At Local Write-Ins

Every year, writers from across the country participate in a competition known as National Novel Writing Month, a personal challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days. More...

AARP Survey: New Yorkers Weigh In On Social Security

On November 12, AARP, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, released new research on New Yorkers’ perceptions of Social Security and its role in future retirement planning. More...

TD Foundation Donates $2 Million In Grants For Affordable Housing

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, announced on November 4 in Portland, Maine the 42 winners of its annual Housing for Everyone grant competition. More...

Queens Midtown Tunnel Turns 70

A fter 20 years of lobbying and planning and four years of hard labor, the Queens Midtown Tunnel, linking Manhattan and Long Island City, Queens, opened on November 15, 1940 to the public. More...

Queens College Celebrates Greek And African Bond

Queens College Professor Nikos Alexiou joined with Astoria book publisher, Dr. More...

Hitler Annexes Austria, Midterm Elections Stateside In November ‘38

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Doing The 180 Pivot

I remember well when Barbara Mandrell and George Jones sang a fine country and western song about changes in public perspective. For those of you too young to remember, the lyrics of the chorus were: More...

Fran Drescher To Debut New Daytime Talk Show

Flushing native and star of the syndicated television show “The Nanny”, Fran Drescher will debut her new daytime program, “The Fran Drescher Show” on November 26 on Fox. More...

November Leaves

The weather has enabled one of those rare autumns where leaves seem to fall in small batches. A scattering of them across still-green lawns evokes a warm feeling as I commute around my beloved Queens neighborhoods. More...

The Pulpit

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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio Attends ACA Meeting

At the Astoria Civic Association meeting on November 16, Chairman Peter F. Vallone Sr. (r) and City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Ladder 116 & Engine 263 Capture ASPCA Award

Seven outstanding animals and people were honored for their heroic deeds at this year’s American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA) Humane Awards Luncheon on November 11 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. More...

Queens Parks Employees Shine At Best Of Parks Awards

The city Department of Parks & Recreation held the 9th annual Best of Parks (BOP) Awards on October 28 in the city’s newest waterfront park, Brooklyn Bridge Park. More...

Suspect Wanted In Backpack Theft

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect below who is wanted in connection with a grand larceny that occurred within the confines of the 108th Precinct. More...

Watching A Dream Become Reality: St. Markella Church Of Wantagh

 A small group of committed people can turn a dream into reality. The community of St. Markella Greek Orthodox Church in Wantagh is completing a new church. More...

Police Announces Zero Tolerance Drunk Driving Crackdown

The NYPD this week issued a warning to motorists who party too hard then get behind the wheel drunk over the holidays. More...

Two Firefighters Burned In Woodside Inferno

Two firefighters were burned by a blast of flames from an opened basement door during a fast-moving blaze at a Woodside home last week, fire officials said.  More...

No Bail For Two Charged In Bat Attack

The two men who beat a pizza deliveryman into a coma were ordered held without bail at their arraignments last week at Queens Criminal Court. A lawyer for one of the men requested medical attention for his client, stating Arnado Battista was hit on More...

Vallone And Benepe Tour Steinway Mansion

Since first touring the Steinway mansion earlier this fall, City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. has spearheaded the effort to turn the property, currently for sale, into a community resource. More...

Voters Found Faults With Ballot, Council Says

A City Council survey of people who voted in the recent elections reveals that they cited issues such as ballot design, the size of type used to print instructions and lack of privacy among the problems encountered on Election Day, Council Speaker C More...

CB 4 Discusses DOT Proposal For One-Way Street In Elmhurst

On November 9, Community Board 4 met to discuss concerns related to traffic and street issues in the Elmhurst area. More...

Gianaris And Vallone Tour Amtrak Trestle For Safety Issues

On November 12, Assemblymember Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) and City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) toured work areas on the Amtrak train trestle above Astoria. More...

Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Award Winners Honored

United Adult Ministries (UAM), the parent company of Flushing House, honored three outstanding persons with The Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Award, during their annual gala fundraising dinner held on November 4 at Westbury Manor in Westbury. More...

New School Site, FDNY Response Times Discussed At CB 2

On November 4, Community Board 2 met for its monthly meeting. Topics of discussion included the proposal for construction of a new elementary school on a lot situated between 42nd and 43rd Streets in the Sunnyside section south of Queens Boulevard. More...

E-ZPass Laws And Bridge Construction Are Topics At CB7

The four-year $200 million project to rehabilitate the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge will move into Queens soon, necessitating the relocation of portions of Francis Lewis Park below the bridge for safety reasons. More...

Queens Players Present Shaw’s Masterpiece ‘Saint Joan’

Ken Hailey’s ambitious three hour long production of George Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan”, presented by The Queens Players in Long Island City, is successful on many counts. More...

American Airlines Hosts Annual Tribute To Wounded Troops

In celebration of Veterans’ Day, American Airlines, the USO and The Sands Foundation, the charitable arm of Las Vegas Sands Corp., once again honored the nation’s veterans and active members with a weekend of relaxation, entertainment, s More...

SCS Costume Contest Winners

Members of Sunnyside Community Services’ Center for Active Older Adults, 43-31 39th St. More...

Time Warner Launches HD Channel And On Demand Options

Time Warner Cable announced on November 8, as part of its long-term agreement with Disney, ABC and ESPN, more than 300 hours of new On Demand programming content from those networks. More...

WW II Veteran Louis Larry Kahn Of Jackson Heights Dies At 91

Larry Kahn of 72nd Street & 34th Avenue, Jackson Heights, died November 7 at Elmhurst Hospital of complications from leukemia. He was 91. More...

Tis The Season To Be Careful

As we approach the holidays be aware of your surroundings: •Watch your possessions while shopping •Do not walk around with an open bag •Do not keep cash, credit cards and keys in your pocketbook •Do not take all of your More...

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