March 9, 2011 RSS feed / Features

Maloney Wants Hearings On Hydrofracking Menace

The aggressive hunt for rich natural gas underground wells using the controversial hydrofracking method, which has riled New York state because of threats to the city’s water supply, has caught the attention of Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, w More...

Eight Receive Honors At Black History Awards Ceremony

On February 28, the last day of Black History Month, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer (D-26th District) conferred the district’s first Black History Awards at a ceremony at the Jacob Riis Settlement House in the Queensbridge Houses. More...

DCP May Erase 5 Pointz’ Graffiti Canvas

The graffiti covered 5 Pointz Building at 45- 46 Davis St. More...

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Maloney Speaks At Women’s History Month Event

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney was the featured guest speaker at Columbia University’s Women’s History Month event, “Women and Wages”, on March 4 at Barnard College in Manhattan. More...

Baroque Without Bach

Classical composers of the European Baroque period were highlighted Sunday afternoon at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Astoria, where the program was intentionally left bereft of J.S. Bach. More...

New MMI Director Goodman Plans Expansion

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Museum of the Moving Image (MMI) Herbert S. Schlosser announced in March that Carl Goodman would be assuming his duties as the new director of the museum. More...

Local Cops Confront Cancer, Pledge Marathon

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Gianaris Honored By Dems

On March 3, state Senator Michael Gianaris was given the Public Service Award at ANOROC Democratic Club’s 82nd Anniversary Dinner Dance. More...

On the brief side...

Schumer Grant Aids Queens YMCAs A program that will continue to put students on the path to a college education will receive a $1 million grant secured by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer for several YMCAs in Queens. More...

Financial Advice On Astoria Civic Association Agenda

Financial information and advice, especially in regard to investment planning and estate planning, headed the agenda at the March meeting of the Astoria Civic Association at Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 24-01 24th Ave. More...

‘Irish Weather’ For St. Pat’s Parade

The St. Pat’s For All parade was held on March 6 in Sunnyside and Woodside on Skillman Avenue from 47th Street to 58th Street. More...

Queens Outdoor Fun In Spring

With spring only a few weeks away, families and individuals across Queens are looking forward to enjoying the many resources, most of which are free or inexpensive, that offer seasonal fun. More...

Sunday Nights Swing At Bohemian Hall And Beer Garden

There’s a phenomenon that is taking place in Astoria on Sunday nights at one of the city’s most popular venues. More...

Children’s Foundation Unveils ‘Care Room’ At Elmhurst Hospital

The Starlight Children’s Foundation and the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) unveiled its Starlight Site Care Room at Elmhurst Hospital Center on March 3. More...

Communism, Beatniks And A New President In 1961

Get into a conversation with a long time Queens resident and you’re likely to discover a subscriber of the Long Island Star- Journal, a daily paper that informed the community about local and world news until it folded in 1968. More...

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