March 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Koslowitz Participates In Mitzvah Day

On March 12, Councilmember Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) participated in her temple’s mitzvah day by volunteering at the Forest View Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Forest Hills. More...

Cops Put Brakes On Stolen Car Ring

Investigators at the Queens District Attorney’s Squad and cops recently put the brakes on a team of tow truck drivers who stole more than 20 vehicles parked on city streets and sold them to a Queens junkyard affiliated with Victoria Gotti, Quee More...

‘No Heat’ Landlords Face Stiffer Penalties

The City Council recently passed the HEAT Act, (Heat Enforcement For All Tenants), which increases penalties for repeat offenders with multiple heat violations.  The law calls for a maximum fine of $500 per unit, per day for a first violation a More...

Fans Pitch To Sing For Mets

Mets fans gathered at Citi Field this week to vie for a chance to sing the National Anthem at a 2011 home game.  Wanna-be vocalists came from neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs and New Jersey to audition for the Mets’ annual Anthe More...

Koslowitz Vows To Fight Senior Center Closings

Councilmember Karen Koslowitz joined other borough legislators on the steps of Flushing Town Hall last week to protest funding cuts threatening as many as 105 senior centers throughout the city, 22 in Queens. More...

Armenian Genocide Survivors And Experts To Give Interviews In Flushing

Interviews with survivors of the Armenian genocide will take place March 27 at the Armenian Home for the Aged, 137-31 45th Ave., Flushing on March 27 at 1:00 p.m.  The Armenian survivors, some 96 years of age and older, will recount their perso More...

TLC Officials Discuss Livery Cab Pickups At Board 6

In his State of the City address this past  January, Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a new category of livery cars that can make on-street passenger pick-ups outside of Manhattan, just as yellow cabs do. More...

Crystal Window And Door Systems Launches New Logo

Crystal Window & Door Systems, the award winning national manufacturer, has announced the introduction of a new corporate logo. More...

Senior Housing, Appliance Disposal Discussed At Board 1 Cabinet Meeting

A chain of organizational representatives spoke at the March meeting of the Community Board 1 cabinet, covering topics from affordable senior housing to pothole repair.  In the third floor boardroom of Kaufman Astoria Studios, attendees also hea More...

Van Bramer Visits N.Y. Irish Center

On March 11 Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, state Senator Michael Gianaris, Councilmember Jessica Lappin and Assemblymember Cathy Nolan joined local seniors and concerned residents at the Riis Settlement Senior Center and Ravenswood Senior Center in More...

Community Calendar

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Restaurant of the Week

LUIGI'S…SINCE 1992

t his timeless Italian restaurant is everyone's neighborhood favorite as evidenced by a packed dining room on an ordinary Wednesday night in March. What's the allure? More...

Features

Documentary Revisits Greek Jewish Holocaust

Since the release of Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List in 1993, there have been a plethora of feature and documentary films about the Jewish Holocaust which ocoured from 1937 until 1945 during World War II. More...

Powhatan And Pocahontas Dem Club Installs New Members

On March 11, state Senator Michael Gianaris swore in new members of the board of directors at the Powhatan and Pocahontas Democratic Club during the second annual St. Patrick’s dinner. More...

Plans To Relocate Prison Barge Runs Aground

A group of Astoria homeowners are breathing a sigh of relief over the city’s decision to halt plans for another prison barge at Rikers Island.  Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Howard Beach Resident Makes American Idol’s Top 13

This year’s season of American Idol brings yet another Queens participant into the spot light. More...

Crowley Releases Letter To Black

Councilmembers Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) and Daniel Garodnick (D-Greenwich Village), were joined by city Council Education Committee Chair and Robert Jackson (D-Washington Heights) and Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), Margaret Chin (D-Cha More...

The Armenian Genocide

In the 1870s the rulers of the Ottoman Empire embarked on a policy designed to ruthlessly eliminate the bulk of its Armenian population.  For over 40 years they and their successors sought with great determination to achieve that goal whenever p More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

109th Precinct  Flush Out Bootleg Goods In Flushing  Police at the Queens Vice and Major Case Squads last week arrested 26 members of a Flushing gang for trafficking bootleg cigarettes and counterfeit clothing, authorities said. More...

114th Precinct

Cops Get Two Men For Stabbing  Two Astoria men bought a ticket to jail on February 21 when they stabbed a man in a Long Island City deli, police said.  Cops said Quran Walker, 23, and Nassan Walker, 21, got into a heated dispute with the More...

Web Site Warns Landlords Of ‘Bad Tenants’

Owners of rental units in New York City have a new weapon in their arsenal to weed out undesirable tenants.  The Web site, www.donotrento.com was designed several years ago to provide landlords with information on potential bad tenants, who wre More...

Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center Reopens

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, state Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. More...

Weiner, Astronaut Visit Students In Brooklyn And Queens

Following a request to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) by Congressmember Anthony Weiner (D–Queens/Brooklyn), astronaut Michael Massimino visited four schools in Queens and Brooklyn on March 7, where he met with local st More...

Eighth Annual Dining Out Initiative For Hunger Relief

New Yorkers will have the chance to raise money for hunger relief while indulging at the city’s best restaurants during the eighth annual Time Out For Hunger on March 20. More...

Time Warner Launches Voice Manager

Time Warner Cable Business Class announced on March 9, the launch of Voice Manager for Business Class phone customers in the New York City market. More...

Elected, City Officials Grilled At Town Hall

Julissa Ferreras, whose 21st City Council District includes Corona, East Elmhurst and parts of Jackson Heights, led a town hall meeting at Elmhurst Hospital on Thursday, March 10 that brought in an array of officials both local and citywide. More...

Crowley Attends Irish Celebration In Maspeth

On March 13, Congressmember Joe Crowley took part in Maspeth Town Hall’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at St. Adalbert’s Parish Hall. More...

Queens Legislators React To Planned Teacher Layoffs

After presenting his budget message to an audience of students and faculty at Staten Island’s  Wagner College, local elected officials and invited guests on Thursday March 3, Governor Andrew Cuomo spent 30 minutes with local reporters to a More...

Political Page

Silver Presses The Point, Offers Revised Millionaire’s Tax To Test Gov’s ‘No New Taxes’ Pledge

In last week’s column, we outlined the Assembly Democrats’ plan to eliminate a $1.5 billion cut in education funding proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in his budget proposals, and to cover the cost of the education funding by extending th More...

Editorials

Queens Responds To Quakes, Tsunamis

Eight days ago the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Japan struck the island nation’s northeastern coast, killing at least 1,000 people—a toll expected to rise to at least 10,000—and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.  More...

All New Yorkers Are Irish On St. Patrick’s Day

Tomorrow New York City will hold its 245th St. More...

Letters to the Editor

Children Deserve Better  To The Editor:  As every good educator knows, a struggling student very often needs a little extra focus, a little extra attention, and at times a somewhat different approach. More...

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