June 15, 2011 RSS feed / Features

Sign Of Library Support In LIC

A Long Island City civic leader is criticizing Bloomberg administration officials and the City Council over a city cost-cutting plan that would drastically reduce funding for Queens Library services. More...

Even Obama Nudge Doesn’t Budge Weiner From His Seat

Despite President Barack Obama’s advice to Congressmember Anthony Weiner that if he was in the beleaguered lawmaker’s shoes he would resign, Weiner continued to hold out against top Democrats and many others who have asked him to quit Con More...

Pet Adoptions Triumph In Astoria

Justin De Sola, Triple JD Discount Pet Food & Supplies, 21-75 36th St., Astoria, held his first pet adoption event May 27 with the help of the Animal Center of Queens and Heavenly Angels Animal R More...

Electeds And Civic Leaders Support Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall (l) joined elected officials from city, state and federal governments, on June 8 at Queens Borough Hall with New Yorkers United for Marriage at a news conferen More...

Opening Hydrants Could Mean Jail Time

City officials this week reminded Queens residents that opening fire hydrants without an FDNY authorized spray cap could result in a fine or 30 days behind bars. More...

Store Owners Balking At Bloomberg’s Blackout Plan

Store owners throughout Queens are crying foul over a Bloomberg administration plan that would force grocers to rewire their buildings to allow them to remain open in a blackout. More...

Bryant H.S. Holds 11th Annual Read Aloud

William Cullen Bryant H.S.’s annual Read Aloud, was held on May 24 in the school library. It was organized by Assistant Principal of English, Maria Toskos, and librarians Joey Khoury and Russell Goldenberg. More...

CPR To Go Classes Can Save Lives

On May 20, a man collapsed at Borden Avenue and 27th Street near the Midtown Tunnel. A 911 emergency call at 11:08 a.m. said the man was in his 50s and appeared to be having a seizure. More...

Make Music New York

June 21, Make Music New York @ Axe, 28-33 Steinway St.; 3-5 p.m., Manawi Thorn-Experimental, 5-6 p.m., Starnes & Shah-Folk, 6-7 p.m., Toni Ann Semple- Soul/R&B; @ Banco Popular, 28-36 Steinway St.; 4-6 p.m., Perfect Stampede- Rock; @ Clear Wi More...

Gold-ing, Gold-ing, Gone

A s the deep voiced male announcer loves to proclaim on those ads with the terrible chart graphics, “Gold is going wayyy up! Buy now! More...

Residents Gear Up For Central Astoria’s Independence Celebration

Astoria’s annual Independence Day celebration is set for June 30. The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s Annual Independence Day Celebration will be held on Astoria Park’s waterfront. More...

Statue Of Liberty Comes To New York

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...

Astoria Honors Frank Justich

On June 12, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr., honored Queens Sanitation worker Frank Justich with a street in Astoria co-named in his memory. More...

Pinsky Discusses Queens, City Economic Future

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GAHOA Awards Scholarships And Honors Member Stavroulakis

On June 8, the Greek American Homeowners Association (GAHOA) gave out 14 scholarships honoring the “Greek Spirit” to students studying Greek in afternoon schools. This is GAHOA’s 20th year for the scholarships. More...

Waltz-Astoria Showcases Local Talent

Headlining on June 17 at the Waltz-Astoria will be Jon Christopher Allen, who has played among an array of eclectic artists at Waltz-Astoria’s weekly ongoing open mic nights. More...

Legislation To Extend Age Limit For FDNY Exam Signed

On June 7, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr.’s legislation to extend the age for the FDNY civil service exam from 29 to 35 years old. More...

Community Meets To Consider Forming Woodside BID

There are 12 Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in Queens, and Woodside could be the 13th BID, perhaps in the next year or so. At a meeting early on June 7 at St. More...

Re-fashioNYC Coming To Your Doorstep

The city Department of Sanitation (DOS) last week announced a used clothing initiative, “re-fashioNYC,” a new partnership between the city and Housing Works that will make the act of donating clothing as easy as walking through your front More...

Queens Plaza Discussed At Dutch Kills Civic Meeting

The Dutch Kills Civic Association welcomed three officials from the city Economic Development Corporation to its June meeting. More...

Women Recruits For FDNY Sought

It will be five years next January since the City of New York last gave a test for the position of firefighter with the New York City Fire Department. More...

Scholarship Dance Remembers Local Hero

The death of a child is the greatest nightmare for any family. More...

Camarinos Named President Of Honorary Police Surgeons

Dr. Nicholas G. Camarinos has been named the new president of the Society of Honorary Police Surgeons of the City of New York. More...

Gianaris Applauds Increase In Film Production

A record number of new television series are being scheduled to film in New York state this year due to the state Film Production Credit championed by state Senator Michael Gianaris. More...

LeAp Plays Performed At Frank Sinatra H.S.

On June 2, students from five city middle and five high schools had their plays performed at the Fidelity FutureStage Celebration Day at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Long Island City. More...

New Murder Mystery Novel Set In New York Subway

While last summer’s news told about Queens’ murder rates, which rose nearly 30 percent, this summer’s news reports that murder mystery novels are also on the rise. More...

75 Days Of Summer Fun In Queens

Discover Queens-75 Days of Summer campaign kicked off at Citi Field on June 8. More...

Killer Mushrooms On Your Plate?

It’s a classic plot device of murder mysteries: an evil killer slips poisonous mushrooms into the frying pan of an unsuspecting victim who dies an agonizing death. More...

42nd Annual Sunnyside Kiwanis Flag Day Parade

The Sunnyside Kiwanis Flag Day Parade took place on Saturday, June 11, a few days before the official Flag Day which is June 14. The parade started at 11 a.m. More...

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Reward Offered For Astoria Stabbing Suspects

Queens detectives last week released surveillance photos of four men sought in connection with a series of stabbings that injured four victims on April 10, outside a bagel shop on Broadway in Astoria. More...

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