January 5, 2011 RSS feed / Features

Alma Bank Experiences Exceptional Growth At Year’s End

Alma Bank announced that as of December 23, 2010 it has successfully completed the sale of the 166,666 newly authorized shares of the bank, which resulted in an increase to the capital and surplus accounts by $20,601,885. More...

Library Seeks Donations For Books

A proposed mid-year cut of $4.5 million, part of a citywide response to continuing revenue shortfalls, is forcing the Queens Borough Public Library to put a freeze on buying books or other library materials until at least July. More...

Health Department Starts Move Into Gotham Center

Queens Plaza will have about 4,000 new denizens beginning this month when about 4,000 employees of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene start moving in from locations in Mid- and Lower Manhattan to new offices at Two Gotham Cente More...

Queens Keeps Busy In The Snow

With the 20 inches of snow that buried Queens last week, many here at the Gazette found ourselves wondering what those who live in snowladen areas do for fun. More...

Cultures In Queens And Around The World Help Bring In The New Year

At midnight on the first of January, loved ones throughout America and in many other countries around the world took part in traditional New Year’s Eve festivities. Every year, the tradition is the same for most New Yorkers. More...

Quidditch Now A Popular Sport

Fans of Harry Potter around the world have been bringing the books and movies to life in many different ways. One of these ways is the creation of Quidditch, a game featured in the best selling books, as a popular sport. More...

The Pulpit

All Nations Baptist: •Sunday, 2:30-5:30 p.m., for three months, free English classes which have already begun, registration required, limited space, 86-76 80th St., Woodhaven; 718.296.2025. **** All Saints’: More...

Mulchfest At Astoria Park

Several local groups are urging Queens residents to bring their Christmas trees to Astoria Park this weekend to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city in someone’s garden. More...

Obama Signs 9/11 Health Bill Into Law

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (DQueens/ Manhattan) hailed President Barack Obama’s action in signing into law the 9/11 health and compensation plan, which will address the health crisis caused by the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center More...

Bhupendra R. Patel, Retiring As Chief Of Medicine At Mount Sinai Queens

Mount Sinai Queens recognized the more than 30 years of service from Chief of Medicine Bhupendra R. Patel, MD. Patel is retiring but will continue on with the hospital as an attending physician. More...

Flushing House Employees Receive Distinction Award

Flushing House Residency Director Nancy Rojas received the New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (NYAHSA) 2010 Employee Of Distinction Award on December 21 in an afternoon ceremony at Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St., Flushing. More...

Your Social Security Resolutions For 2011

It’s that time of year: out with the old and in with the new. You may be thinking about your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2011. There are many important things to consider. May we suggest a few? More...

Time To Recycle Christmas Trees

If your Christmas tree is beginning to resemble Charlie Brown’s, it’s time to take off the tinsel and place the tree curbside for recycling by the city Department of Sanitation (DOS). More...

Snowstorm Is Sixth Worst In City’s History

The snow that immobilized residents on December 26 and 27 left the city in disarray as cars, trains and buses were all interrupted. More...

QSAC And LIC/Astoria Kiwanis Hold Holiday Toy & Food Drive

On December 17, the Long Island City/Astoria Kiwanis Club joined with the Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) for its annual Holiday Toy & Food Drive at its 25-09 Broadway location in Astoria. More...

Chock Full O’ Nuts Opens ‘Heavenly’ Coffee Shop

Here is a pop-quiz for Queens Gazette readers who know their coffee beans: More...

Peralta Calls For Probe Into Queens Blizzard Deaths

New York state Senator Jose Peralta has questions about the city’s emergency response to the snow-related deaths that occurred in Queens just blocks apart in a residential section of Corona. More...

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