July 20, 2011 RSS feed / Features

RFK/Triborough Bridge Celebrates 75th Anniversary

On the evening of July 11, the Greater Astoria Historical Society hosted a 75th anniversary celebration for the Robert F. Kennedy (Triborough) Bridge complete with birthday cake and candles. More...

Bayside Celebrates Preservation Of Engine 306

Elected officials and community leaders came to Bayside on July 14 to celebrate the preservation of FDNY Engine 306. More...

Water Craft Safe Boating Certification Required

New York state now requires that all operators of personal water craft, i.e. More...

CALDC Sponsors Summer Entertainment

Waterfront Concert Series More...

USEPA Ready To Conduct Study Of 200-Year-Old Newtown Creek

The first comprehensive study of Newtown Creek is now ready to begin. More...

Woodside On The Move Holds Annual Street Fest

On July 9, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer attended Woodside on the Move’s 19th Annual Summer Street Festival. The event featured live music, food, kids’ games and a variety of vendors. More...

Air Conditioning Comforts Many, Has Long History

The unbearable heat of summer causes a sharp increase in the usage and demand of the air conditioner. A constant source of instant relief, many are unaware of its humble beginnings. More...

Street Trees Need Water During Heat Waves

City Department of Parks and Recreation officials this week are urging Queens residents and businesses to remember that street trees need watering during hot summer months with little rainfall. More...

170 Anniversary Celebrated

(Avenue) and Van Alst Ave (21st Street) to build the church. The two plots of land on which the church was built came from John Shea, a New York teacher, and his wife, Mary Ann. The lot was secured for $1.00. More...

Bryant H.S. Holds 65th Anniversary Reunion

On June 12, Bryant H.S. celebrated its 65th anniversary class reunion. It was hosted by the school’s alumni society and senior students. More...

Woodside ‘Colleen’ New York Rep At International Irish Fest

The new 2011 New York Mary From Dungloe has been chosen. The honor went to Woodside resident Stephanie Burke, a speech language pathologist and graduate of the Mary Lewis Academy, Hofstra University and Queens College. More...

Citywide CEC Members Named After Second Election

After a series of missteps, results of the Community and Citywide Education Council (CEC) election for 2011-2013 have been announced by the city Department of Education. More...

Fresh Meadows Brothers Are Pokemon National Champs

Aaron Zheng, 13 and Brendon Zheng, 8, from Fresh Meadows celebrating their first and second place win at the Pokemon National Video Game Championship. More...

Jeneen Terrana Serenades Queens

Astoria’s own Jeneen Terrana has been making her presence known around the world— especially in the New York music scene—as a talented singer and songwriter with her new album, “See the Light”. More...

House Votes No On Light Bulb Repeal

This year has found us caught in the middle of the supposed phasing out of the traditional incandescent light bulb that started with a bill passed by Congress known as The Early Independence and Security Act (EISA). More...

The Pulpit

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Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Celebrates 170th Anniversary

On July 16, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Astoria, celebrated its 170th anniversary. Almost 1,000 people representing local religious and civic groups took part in the special mass and festivities that followed. More...

Sign Up For Free Deck & Porch Inspections

Queens homeowners who question the condition of the deck or porch on their home are urged to take advantage of a free inspection program offered by the city Department of Buildings (DOB). More...

Music In The Garden

Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St. will hold its program, Music in the Garden on July 23, August 13, 27 and in September, date to be determined. For more information, call 718-886-3800. More...

Lexington School For The Deaf Recognizes Class For 2011

Lexington School for the Deaf, the largest school for the deaf in New York State recently graduated 29 high school students in the Class of 2011. More...

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